The Book of MonotheismKitāb ut-Tawḥeed: The Basis of Islam and the Reality of Monotheism, occupies a unique place amongst contemporary Islamic works.Volume 1 is now published and is the first book in the series.The book is the...

Kitāb ut-Tawḥeed: The Basis of Islam and the Reality of Monotheism

IntroductionThe article presented here is an adaptation of Appendices 3 and 4 from the major study entitled ‘Permissibility or Impermissibility of Foods: A ruling application for guidance concerning the permissibility or impermissibility...

Dog days are over?

QuestionMany popular Muslim speakers are quoting this ḥadith:“Two voices are cursed in this world and the hereafter; Music at the time of happiness and wailing at the time of calamity.”  Is it correct? Answer It is correct...

Two Cursed Voices?

Question: Are we required to have a niyyah (intention) when performing the wuḍu (ablution)?Answer:i. Ṣalāh (prayer) is an integral part of Islam. Its prerequisite is the required level of purity.  Most books and manuals of fiqh...

Intention for Ablution

 Question:Are these Prophetic narrations about winter authentic?‘Winter is the best season for the believer. Its nights are long for him to pray in, and its days are short for him to fast in.’  ‘Fasting in the winter is the...

Winter is coming…

The companions of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him), the Ṣaḥābah, hold a truly special place in the history of Islam.  Whether one considers the most famous of them or even those that are perhaps less well known, their...

‘The one who spoke, was Ja’far ibn Abi Ṭālib…’

Question: Over the last couple of years, Eid has fallen on a Friday.  Is it an obligation to pray both congregational prayers, or is one able to prayer either of them?Answer: There is a difference of opinion upon this matter....

Eid on Friday

Belief in Prophethood is one of the central tenets of the Islamic faith (al-‘Imān) and there are many facets to this.  At its root though, is the idea that revelation and guidance sent from Allah is conveyed via the medium of...

Prophets

Question:In attending Ḥajj this year, I witnessed many other women who were covering their faces whilst in Iḥrām.  Prior to attendance, my husband and I attended some preparatory classes where the Sheikh mentioned that a woman...

Face Covering in Ḥajj

The term ‘role model’ is often utilised as a means by which others, perhaps of a similar background, gender, ethnicity or the like, can be presented with, to help inspire, influence or to even emulate. Invariably it is accompanied...

Exchanging gemstones for gravel
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An in-depth study into the very root origins of Islam, the essential nature of Tawheed (monotheism). Coupled with that it tackles head on not only the age old problem concerning the precise nature of worship and shirk (polytheism) but how these topics corresponds to the contemporary issue like ruling, governance and allegiance. Liberated from confused ill-disciplined divisions, primacy is given to the original sources, challenging many of the phantasms which plagued Islamic thought for far too long.

A Ruling on Music and chess
bn Ḥazm was famous for his rejection that there is any clear authentic textual prohibition relating to music or playing chess. Therefore, aside from the Qur’ānic verses that are cited during the course of his argument, he undertakes a very detailed critical analysis of the ḥadith and narrative reports on the topic. This is insightful given that some of these ḥadith are quoted without an accompanying assessment of their authenticity, let alone their channel of transmission.
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