100 Discourses of Shaykh Ashraf Ali Thanawi

100 Discourses of Ḥakīm al-Ummah Mawlānā Ashraf ʿAlī Thānawī (d. 1362/1943)

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Over the past few days, I have been reading through some of the books of Ḥakīm al-Ummah Mawlānā Ashraf ʿAlī Thānawī (d. 1362/1943) in pursuit of his stance on a particular issue.  Mawlānā Ashraf ʿAlī Thānawī was one of the most distinguished scholars of the recent past who authored eight hundred works (Nuzhat al-Khawāṭir, 8:1187) on a range of topics. Continue reading

Malawi Marriage Query

Malawi Marriage Query

Question

In Malawi, the indigenous local Muslims have a traditional marriage, which begins with a man and a woman who decide to marry each other and they inform their families. Once the families agree, they appoint one witness from each side. The witness will lead and formally propose to the girl’s family, a date will be agreed and the two families will unite the bride and groom in a traditional marriage. Continue reading

Questions regarding hadiths and books featuring Hanafi scholars

Questions regarding ḥadīths and books featuring Ḥanafī scholars

The following document in Arabic and Urdu answers the following queries received from Mufti Nasiruddin of Mazahirul Uloom Saharanpur:

  • Is there a ḥadīth with this meaning: Islam’s honour in the early period is poverty and towards the end of time richness and wealth?
  • Is this a ḥadīth “Poverty is my pride”? What is its status?
  • Was a companion squeezed in the grave simply because he was not careful regarding urine drops?
  • Please outline some books that feature the profiles of Ḥanafī scholars.

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Istighfar Dua Query

Istighfār Duʿāʾ Query

Question

What is the source of the famous Duʿāʾ: أستغفر الله ربي من كل ذنب وأتوب إليه

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