January, 2011

  • 12 January

    Two Sunnats became the Cause of Embracing Islam

    Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned: “Once I met a person who related to me the cause of him embracing Islam.” He explained: “I took a liking for the topee which I would see the Muslims wearing. So I also started wearing the topee though till then I …

December, 2010

  • 1 December

    Is Taqleed supported by the Qur’an?

    Is Taqleed supported by the Qur’an?

  • 1 December

    What is Taqleed?

    Taqleed is to accept the view of an Imaam with complete certainty that his view conforms to the Qur’an and Sunnah though one may be unaware of the proofs of the Imaam[1].

November, 2010

  • 27 November

    Two Categories of People

    It is commonly witnessed that two categories of people experience problems in regard to the acquisition of knowledge. The first category of people, are those who are hasty in disseminating the information they receive whether obtained through the internet, radio stations or self-study. They are totally disconcerned about verifying the …

  • 27 November

    The Need for Understanding Deeni Issues in their Correct Perspective

    Once Hadhrat Imaam Abu Hanifa (Rahmatullahi Alayh) came across a person studying Ahaadith (of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). Imaam Abu Hanifa (Rahmatullahi Alayh) then questioned the man whether he had first acquired the four fundamental sciences that are a prerequisite for understanding the Ahaadith in their correct perspective. The man …

  • 26 November

    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 …

  • 25 November

    Referring to the Qur’an without the Medium of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)

    Amongst the many duties of prophet-hood assigned to Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), one of his duties was to verbally explain as well as physically demonstrate to the ummah the details and particulars of the shar’ee laws contained in the Noble Quran. Allah Ta’ala says: And We have sent down the …

  • 22 November

    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 …

  • 22 November

    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 …

  • 11 November

    Reciting Takbeer-e-Tashreeq after the Eid Salaah

    Q: Should the Takbeer-e-Tashreeq be recited after the Eid Salaah? A: It should be recited after the Eid Salaah. ولا بأس به عقب العيد ، لأن المسلمين توارثوه ، فوجب اتباعهم وعليه البلخيون (حاشية رد المحتار – 2/180) Answered by: Mufti Zakaria Makada Checked & Approved: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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