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The noblest Eid: Friday (Jumu’ah)

By: Moulana Zeyad Danka with editing by Moulana Muhammad bin Haroon Source: Al-Miftah Every nation has an appointed day of celebration and worship, which they have chosen by themselves. The Jews chose Saturday as their day of worship whereas the Christians chose Sunday as theirs. However, the Muslims enjoy the distinction of having Friday chosen by Allah Himself as a day of worship and celebration. Friday is called Jumu’ah in Arabic. The congregational Jumu’ah salah (prayer) of Friday is another aspect that augments the distinction of this day. This two-rakat Fard Salah is performed, in large congregations, in place of the daily Zuhr Salah. The salah is preceded by a four rakat sunnah...

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12 signs of a true scholar

By: Mawlana Muhammad Zakariyya Kandhalawi (translated by M. Tayyab Bakhsh Badayuni with editing by Ismaeel Nakhuda) Source: Editor’s (Ismaeel Nakhuda) note – In his masterpiece, Ihya ‘Ulum al-Din, Imam al-Ghazali writes passionately about the evils of not acting on knowledge and the signs of the ‘ulama of the hereafter. A condensed version of this lengthy passage was rendered into Urdu by Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Muhammad Zakariyya Kandhalawi and produced in part two of Fada’il-i-Sadaqat, which was subsequently translated from Urdu into English by M. Tayyab Bakhsh Badayuni. These twelve signs have, under the instructions of Dr. Hanif Kamal, been edited and are now being...

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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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