at-Tazkirah: التذكرة

“And keep reminding, because reminding benefits the believers.” (51:55)

Uswah Rasool-e-Akram صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم

“Recently our respected Dr. Abdul Hay Arifi, the one who has been bestowed with the ‘recognition’ (Irfan) by Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala and who is a special disciple of Sayyidina Hakim-ul-Ummat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi, has compiled the habits, pattern of conduct and the teachings of the Holy Messenger صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم spread over all walks of life, extracting these from well authenticated sources.”

– Hadhrat Mufti Muhammad Shafi’ Sahab


Filed under: 1. 'Aqaid, 2. Fiqh, 3. Ibaadah, 4. Social Matters, 5. Tasawwuf, Akhlaq & Adaab, Books, Huqooq-ul-Ibad, Salaah, Seasonal, Sunnah & Hadith, Zikr & Du'a

Collective Du’a after Fardh Salah

The Darul Iftaa of Madrassa In’aamiyyah, Camperdown has issued another excellently detailed verdict on the above mentioned. It’s the first satisfying research on the issue I could find – but I still have not come to read the booklet of Mufti Shafi’ (Rahimullah) on the rulings of Du’a. May Allah Ta’ala bless these ‘Ulama abundantly.

In the recent past the issue regarding dua after salah has been the subject of many discussions. Below is a brief explanation on this issue. This issue could be divided in four parts:

  1. Dua after salah.
  2. Raising the hands in dua.
  3. Adhkaar and dua’s to be recited after salah.
  4. Collective dua.

The subject of debate relates more to the fourth topic. Therefore, hereunder we shall discuss the first three topics very briefly and then elaborate on the fourth point.

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Filed under: 2. Fiqh, Sunnah & Hadith, Zikr & Du'a

The Legal Status Of Following A Madhab

This book is the English translation of Mufti Taqi Usmani’s book “Taqleed ki Sharaiee Haisiyat”. It sheds light on the reality of taqleed, its different types and why it is necessary today. It also answers the doubts and objections of people on the topic…

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Filed under: 2. Fiqh, Books, Qur'an, Sunnah & Hadith

On the Prohibition of Music

وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَنْ يَشْتَرِي لَهْوَ الْحَدِيثِ لِيُضِلَّ عَنْ سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍ وَيَتَّخِذَهَا هُزُوًا أُولَئِكَ لَهُمْ عَذَابٌ مُهِينٌ
“From amongst men there are those who purchase ‘lahw al hadith’ without knowledge, to mislead from the Path of Allah and they ridicule it. For them there is a humiliating punishment.” (Luqmân: 6)

A detailed research has been made by Maulana Ismail Moosa, a student from the Darul Iftaa of Madrasa In’aamiyyah (Camperdown, SA), and it of course has been approved by the respected Mufti Ebrahim Desai (damat barkatuhum aliah).

تنبيه للاحباء الى تحريم الغناء (trans. A Caution for our Companions on the Prohibition of Music) is packed with evidences from both the Holy Qur’an and Ahadith. On top of that the verdicts of numerous Sahabah & Tabi’een, ‘Ulama of all four Madhab (and even Ghair Muqallid) and various recent ‘Ulama leave no space for doubts any longer. Even the misconception people have about the use of duffs has been dealt with.

Read the complete work…

Filed under: 2. Fiqh, Qur'an, Sahabah, Sunnah & Hadith

Permanent Residence in Makkah Mukarramah

Hazrat Ibn Abbaas (RA) reports that Rasulullah (Sallaho Alaihe Wassallam) said to Makkah: “What a wonderful city you are and how I love you. Had my people not forced me out of you, I would never have settled in any other city save you.” (Tirmidhi)

As a result of the contents of this hadith as well as those expounding the increased reward for righteous deeds in Makkah, the majority of ulama believe that Makkah is the most virtuous (afdhal) of all towns, and to stay there permanently or in a temporary as capacity, is most virtuous. Who would not like to be able to settle there when one salaat is rewarded one hundred thousand times? Yet in spite of all this many of our saintly elders did not advocate residence in Makkah (for longer than necessary).

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Filed under: 2. Fiqh, 6. History & Biographies, Sunnah & Hadith

Khuda Hafiz

Hakeemul Ummat Hadhrat Maulana Muhammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi (qudduhus sirruhu) mentions,

At the time of departure some people instead of “Asalam ‘Alaykum” say only ‘Khuda Hafiz’. Although this is changing of Shari’at, which is a big sin. Instead making the habit of saying ‘Khuda Hafiz’ after Salam is even forbidden. (Ahsaanul Fatawa, vol. 1 pg. 385)

[Taken from “Aghlatul-Awaam (Awaam ki Ghalat Masa’il)”]

Filed under: 2. Fiqh, 4. Social Matters

Permissibility of Jumu’ah Salaah in Prison

This verdict given by Mufti Muhammad Zubair Butt (damat barkatuhum) deals on the permissibility of performing Jumu’ah prayers in prison. I have read the booklet of Majlisul Ulema of South Africa on the same issue already and that an inmate is not obligated to perform the Jumu’ah prayer in congegration, but instead can perform his Dhur prayer they are agreeing upon. But they seem to differ on the lacking condition of ‘Ithnul Aam’ (public access).

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Filed under: 2. Fiqh, Salaah

Fadha’il comes before Masa’il

Hadhrat Maulana Ilyas Kandhalwi (Rahimullah Ta’ala) said,

“The status of Fadha’il (virtues) comes before Masa’il (laws). Through Fadha’il one gets convinced of the reward of an Amaal (action), which is a status of Iman and from there one makes intention for Amaal. Learning the Masa’il will only become necessary as soon as one is ready for the Amaal. That’s why to us there is more importance to Fadha’il.”

[“Malfoozat Hadhrat Maulana Muhammad Ilyas (Rahimullah)”, no. 201]

Filed under: 2. Fiqh, 3. Ibaadah, Malfoozat


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