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Around our parts, lillah is deemed as unrestricted funds, sadaqah as partially restricted funds which can be used for public works (رفاه عام) according to some while zakat is fully restricted funds which must be only given to specified categories.
This report outlines the price of wheat in Newham (London) during Ramadan, 1438 (July, 2017) and the subsequent recommendation for the rate of sadaqat al-fitr and fidya. The recommended price for sadaqat al-fitr and fidya in Newham is £2.90. It should not...
The United Kingdom is holding its general election on the 8 June 2017. Irrespective of one's view regarding participating in elections or party politics, it cannot be denied that the Muslim voice matters. The 2011 census reports there to...
There at times comes a need to convert Arabic scripts to English (Latin) script or vice versa. Depending on the objective, the approach differs and as such there are many standards. Although computer conversion is an important consideration, we...
The late Mufti Shamim Baggia (may Allah Almighty have mercy upon him) advised me to learn Turkish as he said that there is significant knowledge stored in the language. I presume he was advising about Ottoman Turkish which was...
When writing a fatwa, Hadrat would often check Shami. If would report a view , he would consider it evidence but if it was the opinion of the author, he would not consider it evidence . Rather,...
It is a story through the year and I do not like fighting over and over either. In a lesson and especially so in a lesson of hadith, there are a few matters which must be given consideration ...
If you want to understand a subject well and gain depth, you must prepare before going to lesson - this is called mutala. The following is a suggested approach to preparing for a text covered in a lesson. Firstly, determine the literal meaning...
I always wondered how the ulama of the past got so much done despite having shorter life spans and limited resources. The answer lies in a hadith. The prophet of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “The best actions...
This is a quick mockup of the Battle of Uhad. The Battle of Uhad is one of the great battles in Islam fought on 3 Shawwal 3 AH (March, 625 CE). The Muslim army was led by the final...
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