Disputing the 6

Question T here is a recent article that seemed to not only question but undermine altogether the notion that it is recommended or rewardable to fast six-days in the month of Shawwāl [full text provided].  Is this correct?  In particular, the following comments were of note: There are no reports that the Companions or followers undertook the fasting of six-days in Shawwāl, if it was important, they would have done

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

The Book of Monotheism Kitāb 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 magnum opus of Professor Muḥammad ibn Abdullah al-Mas’ari (may Allah preserve him), and has been rendered into English for the first time. The work represents an in-depth study into the

Dog days are over?

Introduction The 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 of foods where they contain alcohol and / or animal products,’ by Professor Muḥammad ibn Abdullah al-Mas’ari.  That study was originally undertaken for a major pharmaceutical company and its unique research findings run to several hundred pages

snow covered frigtened man slowly turning around to see whats behind him

  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 easy prize.’ Answer:   For the reasons set out below, it doesn’t appear that the cited traditions are judged to be authentic (Ṣaḥīḥ). Caution should always be exercised

miniture model of king solomons temple

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 human beings.  Prophethood is carried by mortals; no Prophet or Messenger of Allah is regarded as being divine, semi-divine or angelic.  In Islam to believe so, would in fact