Tagged Sunnah

A3-Open Letter

You’re Not Alone: An Open Letter

This article is Part 3 of an ongoing series of articles under the project, ‘Choice: Influencer or Influenced’   Dear Reader,  How are you doing? How are you really feeling these days, amidst these turbulent and uncertain times we are living in? If you’re overwhelmed, anxious, unsure, and confused, I assure you, you are not…


The Rabbit Hole of Muslim-Influencer Culture

  This article is Part 2 of an ongoing series of articles under the project, ‘Choice: Influencer or Influenced’   “All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and entrances.”  17th Century Shakespearean literature might have just sparked the onset of what social media consumers have…


Akhsar al-Mukhtasarat | Book of Hajj | Entering Makkah

بَاب دُخُولُ مَكَّةَ Entering Makkah . يَسُنُّ نَهَارًا مِنْ أَعْلَاهَا, وَالْمَسْجِدُ مِنْ بَابِ أَبِي شَيْبَةَ, فَإِذَا رَأَى اَلْبَيْتَ رَفَعَ يَدَهُ وَقَالَ مَا وَرَدَ, ثُمَّ طَافَ مُضْطَبِعًا لِلْعُمْرَةِ اَلْمُعْتَمِرُ, وَلِلْقُدُومِ غَيْرُهُ, وَيَسْتَلِمُ اَلْحَجَرِ اَلْأَسْوَدِ وَيُقَبِّلُهُ, فَإِنْ شَقَّ أَشَارَ إِلَيْهِ, وَيَقُولُ مَا وَرَدَ, وَيَرْمُل ُاَلْأُفُقِيّ فِي هَذَا اَلطَّوَافِ, فَإِذَا فَرَغَ صَلَّى رَكْعَتَيْنِ خَلْفَ اَلْمَقَام ِ ثُمَّ يَسْتَلِمُ اَلْحَجَرَ اَلْأَسْوَدَ…


Akhsar al-Mukhtasarat | Book of Hajj | Miqat

بَيَانُ اَلْمَوَاقِيتِ وَالْإِحْرَامِ The Miqat & That Which Is Prohibited In A State Of Ihram  . وَمِيقَاتُ أَهْلِ اَلْمَدِينَةِ الحُلَيْفَةُ, وَالشَّامِ وَمِصْرَ وَالْمَغْرِبِ اَلْجُحْفَة ُ وَالْيَمَنِ يَلَمْلَمَ, وَنَجْدٍ قَرْن ٌ وَالْمَشْرِقِ ذَاتُ عِرْقٍ Al-Hulayfah is designated as the miqat for the people of Madinah Al-Juhfah is designated as the miqat for the people of Al-Shaam, Egypt, and…


Akhsar al-Mukhtasarat | Book of Hajj | Recommendations & Types of Hajj

وَسُنَّ لِمُرِيدِ إِحْرَامٍ غُسْلٌ أَوْ تَيَمُّمٌ لِعُذْرٍ وَتَنَظُّفٌ, وَتَطَيُّبٌ فِي بَدَنٍ, وَكُرِهَ فِي ثَوْبٍ وَإِحْرَامٌ بِإِزَارٍ وَ رِدَاءٍ أَبْيَضَيْنِ عَقِبِ فَرِيضَةٍ أَوْ رَكْعَتَيْنِ فِي غَيْرِ وَقْتِ نَهْيٍ It is recommended for the one entering into the state of Ihram to perform ghusl or to perform tayammum if he has an excuse. Ihram as mentioned before…


Bitcoin! Let’s Talk!

Since the last few months I have been kept busy with questions about cryptocurrencies in general and bitcoin in particular. The correspondence regarding this matter was further hiked with the passing of a few fatwas concerning these currencies with a strong airing of these currencies being forbidden (Haraam). Furthermore, some of you came across a…


12 Points of Mawlid | Part 2

Please refer to 12 Points on Mawlid | Part 1 before reading further. Seventh Point: The purported date of birth of the Prophet ﷺ is the same date of his death (Monday 12th  of  Rabi’ Al-Awwal). Therefore,  joy on that day is not more appropriate than sadness as expressed by several scholars, like  Ibn Al-Haaj Al-Maliki and al-Fakhany….

Hermosa Beach Pier sunset

How To Attain A Good End?

The Prophet Muhammad, (ﷺ) used to advice Muslims to have good perceptions and thoughts of Allah The Almighty. The Prophet (ﷺ) used to seek refuge from a bad end and asked for a good end. The Prophet (ﷺ) said: “None of you (Muslims) should die but having a good thought of Allah, the All-Majestic, the…


Ramadan: A Chance for a Fresh Beginning

Allah the Most High gives us ample opportunities and chances in our lives for a fresh start and a new beginning. These opportunities from Allah define our progression toward our eternal goal and purpose. Ramadan is definitely one such opportunity, and perhaps even the best of them. Many Ramadans have we witnessed and lived, many…

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