Category: Scholarship

gates of the burial place of Prophet Muhammad

‘Don’t make my grave an idol’

Introduction Previously we have briefly touched upon the most common arguments dominating discourse surrounding the root origins of Shirk (polytheism).  Often, this discourse centres around three distinct poles: the story of al-Lāt, the idols worshipped...

A Ruling on Music & Chess

There are issues of contention that tend to invoke some quite unusual or even polarising responses.  Music and chess are of this category.  Often there tends to be quite a skewed approach to such issues,...

Exalted is He who holds all dominion

Presented below is a complete translation of the Tafsir of chapter 67 from the Qur’ān, which is entitled Surah Mulk.  The translation is rendered from the acclaimed Tafsir of the grand Imām, the scholar’s scholar,...

The majority of the hypocrites

Presented below is translation of a short piece written by Professor Muḥammad ibn Abdullah al-Mas’ari which covers the sourcing for the ḥadith: ‘The majority of the hypocrites from among my Ummah are (to be found...