There have been no confirmed reports of the crescent being sighted in South Africa. Thus, tomorrow will be the 30th Ramadaan corresponding to Sunday, the 24th May 2020. Eid will be on Monday. All messages to the contrary must be ignored. There are a few fake messages doing rounds onRead More →

THE FUQAHA I never repose confidence in my own understanding until I have not seen the juziyaat (specific rules and examples) of the Fuqaha. (This was generally the attitude of all seniors. This is a lesson for the junior muftis of this age who have fled from the sanctuary ofRead More →

(Advising a principal of a Madrasah, Hadhrat Thanvi said): Render service to the extent of your ability. If the funds are depleted and all the mudarriseen (teachers) abandon their posts, then teach a few students at your home. This is within the scope of your ability. Do not fix anyRead More →

Shame and honour prevents one from many sins. It is a safeguard against almost all sins. There are many sins which are undetectable by intelligence, but recognized by shame and honour which agitate the conscience thus saving one from committing the sins. Precisely for this reason does the Hadith say:Read More →

WHENEVER A policeman or tax collector or some security officer would pass near to Hadhrat Sufyaan Thauri (rahmatullah alayh), he (Hadhrat Sufyaan) would fall into Sajdah and supplicate: “Shukr unto Allah Ta’ala who has not made me a policeman or a tax collector.” Then he would comment to his associates:Read More →

ON THE OUTSKIRTS of Madinah Munawwarah there lived a blind old lady. It was during the Khilaafat of Hadhrat Abu Bakr (Radhiyallahu anhu) that Hadhrat Umar (Radhiyallahu anhu) would daily tend to the needs of the old blind lady. He would personally fill her containers with water and see toRead More →

There are many episodes of some dogs fasting one day in a week. On that day, they consume no food. People who fast should derive lesson from this. [Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat]Read More →

Q. Is it permissible to close the Masaajid when a plague breaks out? Some people are arguing that Musallis should not attend the Masaajid for the protection of people’s lives. They say that ‘preservation of life’ is amongst the objectives of the Shariah. Is their line of argumentation correct? A.Read More →