Category Archives: Education

The Strategic Importance of the Arabic Language

  The Qur’an, Arabs and Arabic [1] By Imam `Abdullah An-Nuri Before and after Islam, the Arabs were the same people but a fundamental change swept over them that would differentiate between how they had been previously and the end product. … Continue reading

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Gatherings of Dhikr in One Voice

The following question was asked of a marja`: As-Salaamu `Alaikum wa Rahmatullah, Noble shaikh of the Shafi`ii school. I had a question. My name is Mahdi Lock. I am English but based in Morocco. What is the ruling on group … Continue reading

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The Method for Making Up Prayers

The following question was asked of a marja`: I am a thirty year old lady and in the past I had been negligent in making all of the five daily prayers when I was younger. Whenever I make one of … Continue reading

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Rulings that Appear Islamic But Actually Serve the West

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم   By Imam Muḥammad Saʿīd Ramaḍān al-Būṭī[1]  Translated by Mahdi Lock   I don’t know of any matter in the religion that provokes more awe in the soul when it is approached and is more conducive … Continue reading

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A Meeting with Imam Ahmad Ash-Shami

Students and scholars gather around the Grand Marja`, Imam Ahmad ibn Salih Ash-Shami, may Allah be pleased with him, in order to listen to him teach. The footage shows moments before, the recitation of the Qur’an, supplications and also permitted … Continue reading

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Sayyid Qutb and the Muslim Brotherhood

The Imam and Shaikh, Hasan Ma’mun,[1] head of Al-Azhar, made the following query to a marja`: What do we understand about Sayyid Qutb and his works, particularly Milestones (Ar. Ma`alam Fit-Tariq)? The answer given by the marja`, Imam Muhammad `Abdul … Continue reading

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Commemoration of the Mawlid

A question was put to the marja`: There has come to my attention a booklet by the esteemed shaykh[1] Ibn Baz around the following issues of the celebration of the Mawlid of the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be … Continue reading

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Engagement rings and the In-laws

Someone asked the marja`: What is the ruling in the Revealed Law regarding mingling with and sitting with the in-laws of either the husband or the wife? Is it permissible for the husband to be to wear a ring for … Continue reading

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