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Short writing which is less than 300 to 400 words

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.
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,...
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...

A teacher’s wish

I came across this printed booklet entitled Gulshan Falah Darayn. It is a wonderful speech of Ml. Saleem Dhorat (حفظه الله) to the students of Falah al-Darayn; the alma matta of our teacher, Hadrat Shaykh Ml. Saleem Nawab sahib....
The pious Ulama achieved greatness through dedication to Allah and maintenance of their duties to themselves and others for the sake of Allah. They made time for ibadat as well as fulfilling the rights of their body, family and...
University degrees are designated either as ‘Arts’ or ‘Science’. In order to have a more wider option you need to demonstrate you can do both. Although it is claimed that A-levels are the same, you should choose the ‘traditional’...
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