What was perpetrated at the hands of the Assad regime in the besieged city of Homs proves that this regime is following a policy of extending the conflict for as long as is possible while manipulating the international community. After ...Read More »
Many times a mufti will resort to using very specific terminology pertaining to rulings. Therefore, the layman is required to know the various types of rulings, their classifications and consequences for acting and not acting upon them. This is part ...Read More »
Many of the early scholars held the firm opinion that to act upon, or derive rulings from a hadith which has been declared to be weak, by the scholars of hadith is unacceptable. Their reasoning being that Islam has no ...Read More »
Click to Donate to UWT’s Emergency Somalia appeal.This is a summary translation of a Friday sermon delivered by Ibrahim Ibn Muhammad al-Haqil on 5/Aug/2011 in Riyadh, KSA. Some of the topics covered include selfishness, coarse hearts, the self-denial of the ...Read More »
Read More »If a layman falls into a situation and wants to know the Islamic ruling regarding it by asking someone, he must be aware that not every individual is qualified to be asked such questions. Rather there are specific conditions which must be fulfilled in order to qualify to be asked. From amongst these conditions: He must have knowledge of the evidences of the shari’ah in general and in detail. He also must be capable of applying the principles of usul to the evidences. However, there still remains a pertinent question: how can a layman know whether the person he asks has met all the conditions of ijtihad?
Read More »If a person purely intends by his action worldly gains, he will fall into one of two categories, either the action is a type of worship that can only be considered an act of worship like prayer for example. In this case the action will be invalid and will not be legally recognised. Or, the action could be considered to be an act of worship or other than that such as providing for one’s family, keeping family ties and leaving prohibited matters. In this case the action will be valid (saheeh) by which the obligation is fulfilled and the sin removed. However he will not deserve the reward for that in the hereafter.
Read More »Muslims in the West are in need of learning these issues just like any other group of Muslims. However, their need is greater due to the scarcity of scholars that they have. This becomes especially apparent to the one who looks into their affairs and is aware of their uniqueness and the needs by living amongst non-Muslims and adhering to their systems. Thus the importance of this topic should now be apparent.
The Ummah may soon lose one of it’s most eminent personalities with the illness of Dr Abdur Rahman As-Sumayt. At almost sixty four years of age, he was a true luminary who strove to uphold and make the Word of Allah ...Read More »
One of the members of the Arab League monitoring mission in Syria has withdrawn from the mission. Anwar Malek said that he resigned because the mission is serving the interests of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime and giving it greater opportunity ...Read More »
We find that for every individual blessed and tested with the heavy responsibility of prophethood, there will be many from amongst his most vehement rejecters and likewise many will become his most ardent supporters. Many may once have been his ...Read More »