Archive for October, 2008

October 30th, 2008 - 8:15 am § in Fiqh

Adhan and Darud

Salam. I remember landing in Amman on a warm September evening back 1998. Apprehensively I was taken to a flat where I would be staying for a weeks and sharing with a brother I was acquainted with but did not really know that well. The next morning I was awoken for the first time by […][...]

October 25th, 2008 - 2:27 pm § in Other

Dealing With Criticism and Praise

Salam. I have mentioned Sh al-Khadim before on the blog. I had to sit in a waiting room today and knew I would be some time, so I took along Sh al-Khadim’s excellent commentary on the ‘Matharah al-Qulub’ poem which has been translated by Sh Hamza Yusuf. Sh al-Khadim’s comment[...]

October 24th, 2008 - 6:35 pm § in Fiqh

Give My Salams To…

Salam. A common custom amongst muslims is the statement: ‘give my salams to so andso’. I found the following information of benefit in the ‘Mawsuah’. *** . Passing on Salams The scholars are agreed that the initiating the greeting of salam is a recommended and virtuous act, a[...]

October 22nd, 2008 - 5:17 am § in Fiqh

Choosing a Name

Salam, found the following discussion which clarified in a little more detail something I had read in the past, I hope visitors may also find it of benefit. . *** Basic Ruling The basic ruling is that it is permissible to name a child with any name aslong as it has not been prohibited. And […[...]

October 21st, 2008 - 6:13 pm § in Other

Dawah Essentials

Salam. I came across the following interesting discussion related to the topic of dawah, a matter which is of particular concern to many in the West. Both for those who work within Muslim and non Muslim communities. *** Definitions Preaching: It is to remind with good with that to which the heart so[...]