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The Prophet’s (pbuh) love for animals

By: Source: YOU WILL GUARD THEM He (Allah bless him with peace) was on his way to the biggest victory of his life that lasted sixty-three years. He was leading an army that had ten thousand soldiers and was about to enter Makkah which was both his home and native land. While he (Allah bless him with peace) was marching at the foremost of His army, He saw a female dog that had just given birth and her babies. He called His companion, Suraka the son of Juayl, and told him: “You will stand in front of the mopther and her little ones. Guard and protect them from being crushed until the whole army pass by.“ The mother and her babies were not disturbed...

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The prophetic message and education

By: M. Şevki Aydın, PhD Source: According to the Quran, the Prophet (pbuh) is responsible for tabligh (delivering the message): “O Messenger, proclaim the (message) which hath been sent to thee from thy Lord. If thou didst not, thou wouldst not have fulfilled and proclaimed His mission. And Allah will defend thee from men (who mean mischief). For Allah guideth not those who reject Faith.” (Al-Maida 5/67). “The Messenger’s duty is but to proclaim (the message). But Allah knoweth all that ye reveal and ye conceal” (Al-Maida 5/99).  The lexicographical meaning of “tabligh” is to deliver, inform, and spread. As a term, it points to the...

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Do you know the Sunni schools of Theology?

By: Mufti Siraj Desai and Zameelur Rahman Source: Jamiatul Ulama Many of us are aware of the four Sunni schools (mazhabs or madhhabs) of Law: Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i, and Hanbali but few are familiar with the schools of Theology: the Asha’ari and Maturidi schools. So here is a reader on those. With regards to Aqeeda there emerged two great figures during the third century hijri, viz Imam Abul-Hasan Ash’ari and Imam Abu Mansoor Matureedi. Most of the Ulema after them subscribe to one of the two Schools of Aqeeda espoused by these Scholars, viz the Ash’ari and the Matureedi Schools. The Hanafi scholars favoured the School of Matureedi, while Shaafi Scholars inclined towards the...

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