Aasif Sultan

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Make Marriage Simple

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Make Marriage Simple Nikāḥ is an Arabic word, having the literal meaning of ‘aqd’ or unity. It covers the sense of both marriage and coitus. The English word marriage covers half the meaning i.e. to tie one’s nuptial knot with another. In the Holy Qur’ān, marriage has been called as mīthāq (covenant), a covenant between the husband and the wife in the presence of human witnesses and under the vigilance of the All-seeing Lord, the Master of the universe. The mutual consent is technically called affirmation or declaration and Qabūl (acceptance) in fiqh. Islām - the living religion - does

Between the friends of Allah and the friends of Shaytan

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BOOK REVIEW   The Decisive Criterion Between The Friends of Allah and The Friends of Shaytan Author: Ibn Taymiyyah (d728H) Pubisher: Dar As-Sunnah Publishers, Birmingham, UK Edition: Third Edition, Paperback Pages: 384 Translator: Abu Rumaysah INTRODUCTION Aḥmad b. ʿAbdul Halīm Taqi al-Dīn, famously known as Sheikh-ul-Islām Ibn Taymiyyah, is a 7th century Islamic scholar, a polymath who inspired generations after him and started a golden Islamic legacy that bears fruit even today. Coming from a religious family of Harran, a city between present-day Turkey and Syria, his mission was to raise high the flag of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamāʿah. He spent his

To be or not to be: a 21st-century Rabbani

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Be among the Rabbāniyīn: An explanation of verse 3:79 in the light of classical exegesis  “… Be you Rabbāniyūn (learned men of religion who practise what they know and teach others), because you are teaching the Book and studying it” In verse 68 of  Sūra Āl ‘Imrān, Allāh (subhānahu wa ta’ālā) sets the record straight and drives home the point that the Quraish and the People of the Book (Jews and Christians) were not following the example of Ibrāhīm (‘alayhi al-Salām). Though they proclaimed to follow the religion of Ibrāhīm (‘alayhi al-Salām), in reality they were far from being his followers;