Darul Qur’an Muslim Academy Aid Update & more…

Update from Previous Funding Alhamdulillah through Qafila, we raised $1000 in July to help do some renovations and expansion of the Madrasah. As the renovations started, and possibility of expansion came to horizon, Allah Ta’ala opened the doors for a lot of deeni work. The Madrasah has been flooded with enrollments from the nearby vicinity for …

[Hanafi Fiqh] Recommended Length for beard – lengthening vs trimming

Mufti Zameelur Rahman explains that when fuqahāʾ in ḥanafī fiqh talk about “al qadr al masnūn” (recommended length) for the beard, they do not mean that trimming less this length (one-fist) is merely contrary to a recommendation. Instead, quite the contrary, the wordings in the mutūn are discussing the recommendation of trimming a beard that is in access of one-fist down to one-fist. This excerpt from Mufti Zameel’s longer critic of Sheikh Ṣalāḥ is a prime example of how a matn text can be misconstrued without proper context.

The Maulavī Malāmatī Sect…

Muftī Shafīʿ raḥimahullāh used to jokingly say that there is a Maulavī Malāmatī Firqah (sect), in which whenever people see any issue, they will find a way to divert its blame to the Maulavī (scholars)… Whatever a Maulavī does, they will find a negative angle to it… If the poor Maulavī decides to seclude himself …

Astrology and Palmistry : Differentiating the means from cause

The general principle regarding “means” (asbāb) is that they should not be regarded as the “cause”, rather considering them as a means to conclude the outcome is permissible. However, sharīʿah has excluded ʿulūm al-nujūm (astrology) from this principle. This means that sharīʿah has strictly prohibited deducing outcomes using astrology as a means (and not a cause).

A general guideline in finding the right muftī to ask fatwā in today’s time

The only question that then remains is: If the taqwā position is to take the cautious view, does that mean taking the non-cautious view is still permissible? In short: Yes, it does. However, since the desire of a muʾmin is to do one’s best for Allāh, one’s aim should be to adopt the position of taqwā. Having this thought in one’s heart will always keep one yearning for the best as a questioner. However, if for some reason he is unable to do the best and does not opt for the cautious opinion, then he will still retain the desire in his heart along with regret for having lost the opportunity to gain more rewards. We hope that Allāh will still shower His blessings upon him.

A marriage so full of love that it looses its vigour…

While explaining the purpose of marriage: {وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ أَنْ خَلَقَ لَكُمْ مِنْ أَنْفُسِكُمْ أَزْوَاجًا لِتَسْكُنُوا إِلَيْهَا  وَجَعَلَ بَيْنَكُمْ مَوَدَّةً وَرَحْمَةً إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ} [الروم: 21] …And from his signs is that he created for you from yourselves a pair so that you may find solace with her; and He made between you …