The Path to Perfection

“A critical and profound insight into the essential themes of spiritual thought in South Asia during the 20th century” —Dr Mahmood Chandia, Subject Leader in Islamic Studies at the...

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Birth Control & Abortion in Islam

Birth control, or family planning through contraception, has become a common practice in society. Many new methods of permanent and temporary contraception have become widespread....

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The Islamic Laws of Animal Slaughter

There is a growing sense of concern today among consumers, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, about the healthfulness of what they eat. Health food stores have gained a prominent status...

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Imam Abu Hanifa’s Al-Fiqh al-Akbar Explained

Al-Fiqh al-Akbar is one of the earliest texts written on Islamic ­creed and one of the surviving works of Abu Hanifa, the Great Imam of jurisprudence and theology. Studied for...

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Salat & Salam: In Praise of Allah’s Most Beloved

The greatest source of blessings and mercy for the Muslim and for all of mankind is Muhammad, the Beloved Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace), sent as a Mercy...

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Provisions for the Seekers

Imam Nawawi wrote: “The science of hadith is the noblest means of attaining closeness to the Lord of the Worlds” The Messenger of Allah (upon him be peace) was given exceptional oratorical...

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Prayers for Forgiveness

The act of seeking forgiveness is what gives us the opening we need after feeling overwhelmed by the burden of sin. Forgiveness means a way out, a second chance, a feeling of hope with which to...

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Fiqh al-Imam

On Taqlid and the Hanafi Interpretation of the Prophetic Statement:”Pray as You Have Observed Me Pray.” In recent decades many attacks have been launched against the concept of...

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