The book of Zakat

(0.1) All praise belongs to Allah. There is none worthy of worship but Him; it is He who gives and it is He who sustains. Peace be upon His final messenger who was the most thankful servant of Allah...
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...

To the bride

All praise is to Allah, the most compassionate and appreciative. Peace be upon his final prophet who is a great favour from Allah to all of creation. Blessings be upon his family and companions who were satisfied with the...
This report reviews Islamic primary, secondary schools and sixth-forms (ages 5-19) in Greater London. It reviews (1) how many institutes there are and their capacity, (2) where they are, and (3) how much they charge. What constitutes an Islamic...

Memo: Riding the waves

“Riding the wave after Ramadan” was first published in Ijtima #85. It was taken from a speech delivered by Shaykh al-Hadith Mufti Umar Faruq Lawharwi (May Allah aAlmightyraise him in ranks) on the 24 Ramadan 1434 in Madina Masjid...

When Ramadan comes

When Ramadan comes, the door of mercy opens, the door of fire shuts and the devils are jailed.1 When Ramadan enters the door of heaven opens, the door of hell shuts and the devils are put in chains.2 When Ramadan arrives...
Oh those who believe! Fasting has been made compulsory upon you, as it had been made compulsory on those before you, so that you may become fearful... So those of you who witness the month, fast within it. Those who are ill or on travel the number will be from other days. Allah intends for you ease, He does not intends for you hardship. Complete the number, exalt Allah at what He has granted you, and perhaps you may become thankful.
This report is aimed at reviewing halal eateries (restaurants and takeaways) in Greater London which are monitored by an independent body. The primary focus is on the reliability of independent outlets selling cooked food to the consumers directly. At...
Here I shall share some of my notes comparing the difference between the articles ‘To the groom’ and ‘To the bride’. I wrote the article ‘To the groom’ first. Some female students requested the article so I thought it fair...
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