The Meaning Of The Word Mujadid

Contemporary Fatawa, Fiqh

Q. “I would like to learn the meaning of the words Mujaddid and Tajdeed.
i) How have these words been used in Hadith?
ii) Is it true that one Mujaddid will appear at the beginning of every century after Hijrah?
iii) Can there be more than one Mujaddid in a century? If yes, then, is there a pattern of      geographical dispersion of Mujaddids, or time dispersion?
iv) Can Mujaddid be identified by common Muslim? By scholars? If yes how?

(Irfan Ali Hyder, Karachi)

October 3, 2010

Sunnah Salah In Journey

Contemporary Fatawa, Fiqh

Q. Should we perform the Sunnah Salah while we are on journey and whilst performing Qasr in the obligatory prayers? Some people say that the Sunnah Salah is not permissible in journey, and the Holy Prophet ( Sallal Laho Alaihi Wasallam ) did not perform it during his travels. What is the correct view of the Shariah?

April 12, 2010


Beliefs & Practices, Masturbation - A disastrous problem faced by the youth

11. DU’A

Why cannot du’â be a treatment? Du’â is a guaranteed way of seeking a cure from that Being who is Kind, Merciful, Forgiving. Du’â means to implore and beg before that Being who is All Powerful and by whose command everything happens.

Verily du’â is the most beneficial treatment and it has many benefits, especially when a person earnestly makes those duâs which have been narrated from Nabi (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) by sincerely turning towards Allah Ta’ala , considering the times of acceptance. Allah Ta’ala says: “Call Me, I will answer you.” (Sura Ghafir, ayah 80)

December 26, 2009

Hadith Number Three

Chapter 07 - Concerning the Umrah, Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Hajj (Fazail e Hajj)

Hazrat Ibn Abbaas R.A. reports that a woman hazrat Um Saleem R.A, once came to the Messenger of Allah and said: ‘O Rasulullah Sal’am (my husband) Abu Talha and his son had gone to perform Haj, and left me behind.’ Rasulullah Sal’am replied: ‘O Um Saleem, to perform one umrah in the month of Ramadhaan is equal in reward of a Haj in my company’. This is not the only hadith in which it is stated that the reward of an umrah in Ramadhaan is the same as Haj in the company of Rasulullah Sal’am.

November 22, 2009

49) Loudly Lamenting for the Dead or When Afflicted with an Adversity

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

In Sahih Muslim, Ibn Mas’ud (may Allah be pleased with him) reported, “The Prophet (pbuh) said that,

“He who slaps his cheeks, rips his pockets, or calls out the cries of the pre-Islamic period of ignorance is not of us.” (Bukhari)

Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that,

“The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) cleared himself from the woman who loudly lament, the one who shaves or plucks out her hair when being afflicted with an adversity, and the one who rips off her clothes.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

May 7, 2009

The Ways of Our Beloved Prophet Sallallahu Alayhe Wa Sallam

Akhlaq & Spirituality, Striding in Allah’s Shade - Enriching Lives

Now the stimulant for broaching on this intent is very easy and that being: to be always on the stance of asking for something or the other from Allah. Whenever you see somebody virtuous then ask Allah to make you as pious too. Whenever you see somebody in a calamity then ask Allah to save you from it.

Once a Companion radhiallahu anhu asked Rasullallah sallallahu alayhe wa sallam , “O Messenger of Allah! What should I do if there is predicament of rizk and debt?”

November 6, 2008


Beliefs & Practices, Fiqh

Izar is defined in Arabic to be any lower garment tied to the waist covering the lower half of the body. It includes shalwar, pants, dhooti, pajamas, thawb, etc. In hadith the Prophet divided the length of the izar into four categories:

(1) The Sunna is upto half of the shins.

(2) The rukhsa (concession) is below half the shins till the ankles.

(3) The haraam and a kabira sin are letting it go below the ankles without pride.

(4) Even stronger in prohibition and punishment is dragging or trailing below the ankles out of pride

September 22, 2008

The Salaat of Women

Fiqh, Women & Family

In the Shariat, although certain forms of Ibaadat (worship) are done both by men and women, yet the manner in which these forms of Ibaadat are fulfilled differ. This is especially apparent in Salaat. Many postures of the Salaat of women differ to that of men in order to maintain the very important principle of modesty and concealment. Many narrations substantiate this fact.

September 13, 2008