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Seerah Series Part 8: Battle of the Trench

THE BATTLE OF THE DITCH: The Battle of the Ditch took place in Shawwal 5 A.H. It was a decisive battle but it presented to the Muslims grave trials that they had not previously experienced. Allah says in the Qur’an: When they came against you from above you and from …

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Seerah Series Part 4: Hijrah

THE HIJRAH TO MADINAH BEGINS: Once the Messenger(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) of Allah had taken this pledge, the Muslims had more security and some from Makkah took refuge with the Ansar. The Messenger(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) of Allah ordered his Companions and those Muslims who were with him in Makkah to leave …

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Seerah Series Part 1: The Age of Ignorance

ANCIENT RELIGIONS: After the Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) of Allah, Isa ibn Maryam, there was a long period without a Prophet. Light and knowledge disappeared. Christianity fell into disrepute and became a matter of sport for the corrupt and the hypocrites. From the very beginning, Christianity had been subjected to alterations …

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Qadiyani Part 2

State some of the false prophecies of Mirza Ghulam Ahmed? Death in Mecca or Madina: I shall die either in Mecca or Medina. Tazkira Majmoo`a Ilhamat P.584) This prediction proved false. Mirza died of Cholera in the Ahmedia Building, Brandreth Road, Lahore and his dead body was taken to Qadiyan …

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Who are Qadiyanees? Part 1

Qadiyanees (Ahmadees/Lahorees) are Kafir (Non-Muslims) according to the unanimous opinion of all Muslims. Qadiyanees are a sect, separate and distinct from Islam who believe in a liar and imposter by the name of Mirza Ghulam Ahmed, who falsely claimed prophethood after Prophet Muhammad (Sallaho Alaihe Wassallam). The founder of the sect Mirza Ghulam …

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Women attending universities?

Q: Is it permissible for Muslim women to receive secular education and study in universities so that they can earn a degree? Some people argue that it is necessary for a woman to hold a degree so that if she is divorced or widowed, she will be able to earn …

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Going for the medical profession?

So you have chosen to become a doctor. It is hoped, at this juncture, that will you have performed Salatul Istikhar before taking this decision. If not, then it is not late yet. You can perform this highly beneficial act at the earliest opportunity. Basically Istikhara means asking Allah to guide …

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Sahih Hadiths Outside The Six Famous Books

Question Are we to only follow Hadiths from the sihah sittah? Or are the Hadiths in other books, like Musnad Ahmad etc also acceptable?   Answer In matters of jurisprudence (fiqh) we should follow whatever our Fuqaha have deduced from the Hadiths. One should never endeavour to follow Hadith directly without the …

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The World’s Fastest-Growing Religion?

  Some months ago, I participated in an interfaith dialogue meeting. There were people from different faith backgrounds there. They spoke about the religion they followed or claimed to follow. Some of them may have also thought that they were present in order to ‘represent’ their faiths. But what about …

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