In The Name Of God The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate


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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Why following the four Sunni schools of law is essential

By: Moulana Haroon Abasoomer (Allah protect him) Source: Some contemporaries, who degrade the Fiqh of the four Imams and their followers, actually do so because they view legitimate “difference of opinion” as evil. This is the reason for which they keep harping on the fact that we need to follow the Quran and Sunnah and not any of the Schools of Fiqh. This is analysis of their claim. My Honourable Teacher, Al-Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (may Allah protect him) responds to this with the following: “Firstly, this implies that the Imams of the four Madhahib (Schools of Fiqh) were not following the Quran and Sunnah! Secondly, this can only be said in ignorance of the...

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Muharram, the Hijrah, and the Muslim calendar

By: Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia Source: The Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (upon him blessings and peace) over a span of twenty-three years. The Prophet recited each verse according to its pre-ordained order in the Lawh Mahfuz, or Protected Tablet. After the Prophet (upon him blessings and peace) left this world, his Companions compiled, and thus preserved, the Qur’an in the very order it was recited during his life. Muslims have always held the view that this order of recitation was also divinely inspired and that the Companions preserved the pre-ordained order of recitation. The science that inevitably emerged from this is that of understanding the nazm, or...

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