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Allamah Kawthari (rahimahullah)

‘Allamah Muhammad Zahid Al-Kawthari (rahimahullah) was among the most unique and spectacular Hanafi ‘Ulama of his time. Birth & early studies He was born in a small city near Duzce, Turkey, in the year 1296 A.H (1879). He began his quest for knowledge in Duzce itself until the age of 15. After first acquiring preliminary knowledge in Fiqh, Hadith, etc. with his father, he then began to benefit from other …

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The much needed System of Waqf (Endowment)

Below is a recent post written by my friend and colleague; Mufti Abdullah Nana of California, USA. The topic is extremely crucial for the long term preservation of ‘non-government backed’ Islamic Institutions. With his permission, I have edited it and reproduced it below. Please read through this carefully. May Allah Ta’ala grant us all tawfiq to take an active part in such noble causes. Amin.   A recent inspirational occurrence …

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Our dependence on Allah Ta’ala and the need for du’a

Allah Ta’ala says: يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ أَنتُمُ الْفُقَرَاءُ إِلَى اللَّهِ ‘O People you are needy/dependent upon Allah Ta’ala.’ (Suratul Fatir, verse: 15) The entire creation is actually dependent on Allah Ta’ala for everything. Allah has granted us the mode of du’a to ask from Him for all our needs. Our hands are begging bowls. وَقَالَ رَبُّكُمُ ادْعُونِي أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ ‘And Your Rabb said, Call upon Me, I will respond to …

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Forget not Allah, before He makes you forget yourselves

Allah Ta’ala says: وَلَا تَكُونُوا كَالَّذِينَ نَسُوا اللَّهَ فَأَنسَاهُمْ أَنفُسَهُمْ ۚ أُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ ‘And be not like those who forgot Allah, so He made them forget themselves. Those are the disobedient.’ (Surah Hashr, Ayah: 19)   Click here for my lecture on the relevance of this profound verse in our lives.

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Du’a for a New Year

At the approach of a New Year or month, the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) would recite the following du’a. Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Hisham (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) would learn the following du’a for when the new month or New Year would begin: اللّٰهُمَّ أَدْخِلْهُ عَلَيْنا بِالأَمْنِ وَالإِيمان وَالسَّلامَةِ وَالإسْلام وَرِضْوَانٍ مِّنَ الرَّحْمٰن وِجوارٍ مِّنَ الشَّيْطان Allahumma adkhilhu ‘alayna bil amni wal iman, was salamati wal islam, wa …

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Rights of women

Dinul Islam is the perfect religion. A very large part of the rules of Islam relates to the rights of others. This is a lecture on the subject of the rights of women in Islam, delivered by my beloved father, Shaykhul Hadith, Moulana Haroon Abasoomar sahib (may Allah protect him). Download here 30/08/18

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Du’a when welcoming a Haji

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu’anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said the following to a returning Haji: قَبِلَ اللهُ حَجَّك ، وَغَفَرَ ذَنْبَكَ، وَاَخْلَفَ نَفَقَتَكَ ‘Qabilallahu hajjaka, wa ghafara dhambaka, wa akhlafa nafaqatak.’ Translation: May Allah accept your Haj, may He forgive your sins and may He replace your expenditure. (Ibnus Sunni, Hadith: 506 and Kitabud Du’a of Tabarani, Hadith: 829. Also see: Majma’uz zawaid, vol.3 pg.211 , Al-Adhkar, Hadith: 685 …

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Virtues of visiting the sick

Every community has people who fall ill. In Islam, we are encouraged to visit such people and not to neglect them. The extent of the importance of this can be gauged from the five authentic Hadiths below: Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “Whomsoever visits a sick person or visits his brother for the sake of Allah Ta’ala, a caller calls out, ‘You have …

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Twenty advices to those undertaking the Mubarak journey of Haj

My Honourable Father, Moulana Haroon Abasoomar Saheb (hafizahullah), who is also the Ameer of Darul Hadith Research Centre offered the following advices for those going for Haj: 1. Make Shukr at every point of the journey and do not complain. 2. Respect one and all: a) Those people that are coming for Haj. b) Those people that stay in the Holy Lands. 3. Always think that I am not deserving …

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The method of success, honour and progress

In light of the current state of the Ummah, ‘Allamah Binnory’s (rahimahullah) words below actually represent the need of the hour. Lets read it carefully and try to implement it as best as we can.   ‘Another method that comes to my mind is the following. All the Muslims, Arab and non-Arab should be dedicated to the propagation of Islam. This does not mean that they should leave all other …

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