The following essay is an attempt to clarify the issue of al-fajr al-sadiq (the true dawn) and the cut-off point for suhur (the pre-dawn meal), in light of the Qur’an, the authentic traditions, and the sound practices of the companions, their successors, and the venerable imams and scholars. The Spirit of Ease in Shari`ah Let me …More
Sheikh Ahmad Kutty
In Islamic spiritual literature, we read the story told of an elderly couple who were reminiscing about their lives together. The wife said to her husband: “Even as we were together in this world, I hope we will be together in heaven because of our appreciation and patience. I was the most beautiful woman…More
Surat Al-Fatihah is the opening chapter of the Qur’an; it is a prescribed reading in every day Salah, and as such, it occupies a pride of place in the daily liturgies of every Muslim. The crucial nature of Al-Fatihah is because it is the essence of the Qur’an. The seven verses that make up this …More
Contentment is another vital element in a happy marriage. Happiness in marriage or life, for that matter – can never be attained without developing contentment. Contentment is the result of one’s sincere appreciation for God’s blessings, and trust in God’s Decree.More
If a little drop of rain gets in your mouth and you don’t spit it out and swallow it on purpose because it is tiny and difficult to avoid, will it break your fast?
How does someone avoid water when its raining and they’re like talking, sometimes you can’t just spit in certain situations?
Eminent academic, author, and educationist Professor Zafar Ishaq Ansari passed away on April 24, 2016, in Islamabad, Pakistan. He was the son of the late Mawlana Zafar Ahmad Ansari, a well-known scholar and close friend and confidante of the late Mawlana Abu al-Ala Mawdudi. From his early years, Ansari was actively involved in the …More