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The Map of Marriage

Any intelligent person undertaking a very long journey – through a route which he has not travelled before – will ensure that he makes adequate preparations before he departs. He will seek advice and directions and will make enquiries regarding the road and what to expect. After making all the …

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Going After Mugs

    The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Riches does not mean having a great amount of property, but riches is self-contentment.” [Saheeh Bukhaari]     A group of alumni well established in their careers went to visit one of their old teachers. The conversation soon turned to …

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Most Beloved

  Abdallah ibn Amr (radi Allahu anhu) said: “The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) was never immoderate or obscene. He used to say, ‘Among those of you who are most beloved to me are those who have the finest character.’” [Sahih Muslim] The character of Rasul Allah …

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Jamiatul Ulama KZN Skills Development Centre (SDC)

  JANUARY /FEBRUARY 2018 UPDATE   Alhamdulillah, we commenced with our Skills Empowerment course (January-June) 2018. The course duration is six months. Monday to Friday from 8.00 am to 3.30 pm. The current group consists of twelve dedicated learners. Eight students are Muslim whilst four are non-Muslim. Students are from …

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Musical Instruments

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah Mighty and Majestic sent me as a guidance and mercy to believers and commanded me to do away with musical instruments, flutes, strings, crucifixes, and the affair of the pre-Islamic period of Ignorance.” [Abu Dawud] The evidence against musical instruments, in …

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Sayyiduna Uthman ibn Affaan رضي الله عنه

  Name, Family, Virtues, Status and Service to the Ummah. His name is ʿUthmān ibn ʿAffān , his title is Dhū al-Nūrayn and his agnomen is Abū ʿAbd Allāh. His lineage meets with that of Rasūlullāh صلي الله عليه وسلم at the fifth generation. Uthmān ibn ʿAffān ibn Abī al-ʿĀṣ …

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What Happened on March 3 1924

Channel Islam International 3rd March 1924: Why does it matter? The date 3rd March 1924 matters because it was when formally the Khilafah State was abolished. Why does this date matter? It matters because by the abolishment of the Khilafah State the laws of Islam was no longer comprehensively applied. Consequently, …

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WHY OPPOSE THE MUSLIM MARRIAGES BILL (MMB)?

    With the Muslim Marriage Bill (MMB) hearing already underway, the High Court in Cape Town has heard the application in favour of the Bill, with the opposing parties to be heard in the latter part of the year. From its very outset many Ulama have raised Shariah concerns …

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The Mahdī in Sunnī Belief

 Mufti Zameelur Rahman https://www.basair.net  There has historically been general agreement amongst the Ahl al-Sunnah wa l-Jamā‘ah on the belief in the “Mahdī”, that is, a man by the name of “Muḥammad” from the descendants of the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) will emerge at the end of time who will rule …

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