Is the Khilafah only for Quraish?

In the name of Allah, Ar-Rahman, Ar-Rahim. Praise belongs to Allah, Al-Malik [the king], Al-Quddus [the holy], Al-’Aziz [the mighty], Al-Hakim [the wise], and blessings and peace be upon the chief of Bani [the sons of] Adam: Muhammad ibn ‘Abd Allah ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib al-Hashimi [of Bani Hashim] al-Qurashi [of Bani Quraish]; and upon his … Continue reading Is the Khilafah only for Quraish?

What is the status of Hadhrat Ameer Muawiyah Ibn Abi Sufyan in Islam?

Sayyidna Amir Muawiyah Bin Abi Sufyan (رضي الله عنه) was one of the most respected Companions of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم). Sayyidna Amir Muawiyah Bin Abi Sufyan (رضي الله عنه) was born in the year 602 A. D. He was the son of of the Quraish leader Sayyidna Abu Sufyan Bin Harb (رضي الله عنه). He belonged to the clan of Banu … Continue reading What is the status of Hadhrat Ameer Muawiyah Ibn Abi Sufyan in Islam?

What is the correct understanding of “the Scholars of Islaam being intermediaries of knowledge?”

Introduction All Praise is due to Allaah, we praise Him, seek His aid and His Forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allaah from the evils of our souls and the evils of our actions. Whomsoever Allaah guidest here is none to misguide and whomsoever Allaah misguides there is none to guide. I bear witness that there … Continue reading What is the correct understanding of “the Scholars of Islaam being intermediaries of knowledge?”

What Duas should we recite during Itikaf?

Salam Rashida, Congratulations of Itikaf as well as of coming Eid to you! As far as I know there are no specific duas for Itikaf except the niyyah. However I have selected two booklets for your guidance: http://www.slideshare.net/kingabid/a-selection-of-supplications-from-alquran-and-authentic-hadith http://www.slideshare.net/kingabid/itikaf-instructions I hope you find them useful. And don't forget to make dua for Iraq, Somalia, Syria, … Continue reading What Duas should we recite during Itikaf?

Q. Is it fine if I sit in Itikaf for 1 or 2 days in Ramadan now?

The scholars and jurists in Islam are absolutely unanimous in their opinion that there is absolutely no minimum period one may intend to observe the worship of ‘Itikaf’. As long as one makes the intention to observe the ‘Itikaf’ and dedicates oneself to the worship and rememberance of the Lord, even if it be for … Continue reading Q. Is it fine if I sit in Itikaf for 1 or 2 days in Ramadan now?

Please explain the concept of Manhaj ul-Anbiyaah (Methodology of the Prophets).

﴾ بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم ﴿ The Prophets, alaihimusalaatu was-salaam, did not come to bring about the downfall of one state and to replace it with another, They did not seek after sovereignty, nor did they organise parties for that. Rather they came for the guidance of mankind and to save them from misguidance and Shirk, and … Continue reading Please explain the concept of Manhaj ul-Anbiyaah (Methodology of the Prophets).

What does Qur’an and Hadith say about Jihad?

﴾ بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم ﴿ Allah, the Exalted, says: "And fight against the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah) collectively as they fight against you collectively. But know that Allah is with those who are Al-Muttaqun (the pious).'' (9:36) "Jihad (holy fighting in Allah's Cause) is ordained for you (Muslims) though you … Continue reading What does Qur’an and Hadith say about Jihad?

How did shirk (polytheism) originate amongst the people?the people?

Origin of Idol worship [Must read!] ------------------------------------ Idol worship initially originated as a result of 'love gone astray'. Ibn Abbas (RA) and Ibn Abi Hatim (RA) related: "Waddan was a righteous man who was loved by his people. He lived in the period between Adam (AS) and Noah (AS) . When he died, they withdrew … Continue reading How did shirk (polytheism) originate amongst the people?the people?