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Archives: ForJurisprudence

God is Greatest: Translating the Prayer into English

Prepared by Abū Ibrāhīm John Starling Many of the newly converted/reverted Muslims in our communities, and a significant percentage of the more seasoned Muslims, struggle with Arabic. This leads to difficulty in performing prayer let alone understanding what is recited within it. I myself once struggled greatly with this issue and now as a prayer…
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Inviting Peoples of Other Faiths Inside

Prepared by Abu Ibrahim J. Starling As Muslim communities in America, the prophetic model of the mosque has been revitalized in many ways. To stay connected with each other, our masjids have become central hubs which provide a safe environment and help tie our minority population together.  In recent times the masjid has become a…
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An Introduction to Ijtihad

Prepared by Zubair Malik Ijtihad linguistically means to expend efforts in order to reach some difficult matter.  Islamically ijtihad means to expend every effort to derive an Islamic ruling or judgment.  A mujtahid is someone who practices ijtihad.  The Prophet (saw) said: Amr ibn Al-As reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon…
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A Simple Guide to Taqlid

Prepared by Chris Morris Taqlīd, an Arabic word, has both linguistic and religious meanings.  Linguistically taqlīd is the act of placing something around the neck encircling it.  Its religious meaning is to accept the judgement of a person without knowing their evidence.[1]  Because it has a religious definition it also has associated Islamic rulings; both…
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Salafi or Sufi: Brief Biography of Shaikh Al-Islam al-Ansari

Prepared by Abu Ibrahim J. Starling In today's Muslim world you may not find more polarizing terms than "Salafi" and "Sufi". These 2 ascriptions are fully loaded; often interpreted based on the images their claimants portray. Each side of the spectrum vies for victors from the righteous of the past to support their respective calls. For the most…
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Presto Chango: The Ruling on Magic

Prepared by Sana Jaffer There is a general rule when dealing with Islamic Jurisprudence that explains that everything is permissible in Islam unless proven otherwise. This applies to all things from food, to dress, to recreational activities. Something that is proven to be impermissible in Islam is done so based on a lack on benefit…
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Takbir Done in Unison?

By the Great Scholar and Imam Shaikh Abdul-Azeez ibn Baz (رحمه اللّه) All praise is for Allah and may His peace and blessings be upon our prophet Muhammad, his family, and companions.  I have recently read over what has been published by Shaikh Ahmad Muhammad Jamal, may Allah grant him success in that which He,…
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Making up Ramadan Fasts in Shawwal or on Ashura

By The Great Scholar Shaikh Muhammad Salih Al-Uthaimeen (رحمه اللّه) Question: Is it permissible for me to fast the 6 days of Shawwal or Ashura with the intention of making up days I missed in Ramadan? Answer: Regarding the 6 days of Shawwal, it’s not correct to make them the days you make up from…
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Fasting & Praying in Ramadan

By The Great Scholar Shaikh Muhammad Salih Al-Uthaimeen (رحمه اللّه) All praise is for Allah.  We praise Him, seek His aid, repent to Him, and seek refuge with Him from the evil of our souls and evil deeds.  Whomever Allah guides there is none to lead him astray and whomever Allah allows to stray there…
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Can I Give Cash for Zakatul Fitr?

By the Great Scholar and Imam Shaikh Abdul-Azeez ibn Baz All praise is for Allah the Lord of all creation, and salutations of peace and blessings are for His servant and messenger Muhammad, his family, and all of his companions.  Many have asked me regarding the ruling of paying zakatul fitr in the form of…
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