Monthly Archives: November 2010

The History of the Taqleed of the Four Imaams

A common question posed by many people is: “If the Ahaadith of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) are a commentary of the Noble Qur’an, then what is the need for making Taqleed of an Imaam?” In order to understand the answer to this question, a brief discussion of the history of …

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The Qur’an

The primary source of guidance revealed to mankind from Allah Ta’ala is the Qur’an. The Noble Qur’an in its entirety is a means of guidance for mankind at large. It (Noble Qur’an) comprises of incidents and events of the past nations, scenes of the hereafter, admonishments for the evil-doers and …

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The Object of man’s existence

The Object of man’s existence on earth is to recognize, worship and serve his creator, Allah Ta’ala. Everything else is secondary. Worship of Allah Ta’ala is not restricted to the five pillars (Imaan, Salaah, Zakaah, Fasting and Haj). Instead it encompasses every facet of life from eating to answering the …

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Q: In the case where one is making qadha for missed Salaah during the days of Tashreeq, should he recite the Takbeer-e-Tashreeq after the qadha Salaah?

A: The Takbeer-e-Tashreeq will only be recited after those qadha Salaah which were missed during the days of Tashreeq of the same year. أو قضى فيها منها من عامه (حاشية رد المحتار – 2/179) Answered by: Mufti Zakaria Makada Checked & Approved: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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Q: For how many Salaah will the Takbeer-e-Tashreeq be recited?

A: The Takbeer-e-Tashreeq will be recited for twenty three Salaah commencing from the Fajr of the ninth of Zul Hijjah and terminating on the Asr of the thirteenth of Zul Hijjah. أوله من فجر عرفة وآخره إلى عصر العيد … إلى قوله: وقالا بوجوبه فور كل فرض مطلقا ولو منفردا أو مسافرا أو امرأة لأنه تبع للمكتوبة إلى عصر اليوم الخامس آخر …

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Q: If one intentionally leaves out reciting the Takbeer-e-Tashreeq, will he be sinful?

A: He will be sinful on account of omitting a waajib of Deen. قال ابن عابدين: وفيه نظر لما قدمناه عنه في بحث سنن الصلاة أن الإثم في ترك السنة أخف منه في ترك الواجب (حاشية رد المحتار – 2/178) Answered by: Mufti Zakaria Makada Checked & Approved: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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