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Etiquette with the Quran

By: Imam Muhammad ibn Ahmad Qurtubi Source: In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. By Him we seek Assistance. It is unlawful (haraam) for someone not in the state of wudu to carry a Qur’an, even by a trap or in a box , or touch it, whether its writing, the spaces between its lines, its margins, binding, the carrying strap attached to it, or the bag or box it is in. The opinion expressed in Fiqh al-Sunnah that it is permissible to touch the Qur’an without ritual purity is a deviant (shadh) view contrary to all four schools of jurisprudence (fiqh) that is Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i and Hanbali and is impermissible to teach (except to teach that it is...

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The hadiths and Fiqh concerning medicine with haram ingredients

By: Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Source: IlmGate In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, The scholars (within the Hanafi School) have differed as to the permissibility of using unlawful (harām) medication. It is related from Imam Abu Hanifa (Allah have mercy on him) – the founder of the Hanafi school – that it will not be permissible to use anything that is unlawful even for medical purposes. However, according to Imam Abu Yusuf (Allah have mercy on him) it will be permitted. Hence, Imam al-Sarakhsi (Allah have mercy on him) states: “According to Imam Abu Hanifa (Allah have mercy on him), it will not be permitted to drink the urine of animals whose meat is halāl (m: for it is...

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The facts about hijab and Islamic Law

By: Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani, translation by Zameelur Rahman Source: Writings on the topic of the veiling and unveiling of women have proliferated in our time. The best that I have seen on this subject is a treatise by my late father Shaykh Mufti Muhammad Shafi’ (Allah have mercy on him) which he called Tafsil al-Khitab fi Tafsir Ayat al-Hijab, which is a section from his Ahkam al-Qur’an (3:393-483), in which he examined the verses and hadiths cited on the subject and exhausted the positions of the fuqaha (jurists) and the statements of the exegetes regarding the limits of hijab and its description. The sum of what he concluded after an extensive study is that the...

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