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Archive for July, 2014

July 20th, 2014 - 5:58 pm § in al-Ahsa, Fiqh

Dua Khatam al-Quran (Donating Reward to the Deceased)

Salam Those in the UK from an Indo-Pak background will be familiar with the Khatam al-Quran events where the family hosting at times have to “hire” the local Hafiz sahib or Imam to attend towards the end of the gathering so that the reward of the recital can be rewarded to the soul of th[...]

July 19th, 2014 - 1:03 am § in Other

A Prayer for the Muslim World

Salam I came across the following prayer in the famous Azhari/Ottoman scholar of Palestine, Shaykh Yusuf al-Nabhani’s book Al-Wird al-Shafi, which is a compilation of the wording of the prayers contained in the book Al-Hisn al-Hasin of Imam al-Jazari.  I think the readers will agree that the [...]

July 13th, 2014 - 9:57 am § in Fiqh, Hadith

Reciting the Fatiha for Attaining One’s Needs

Salam For some years now I have attended gatherings where attendees have been asked to recite the Fatiha after the request for a specific dua.  For example someone may make a request for xyz dua, and then everyone would be asked to make dua by reciting the Fatiha.  I have been looking for the reas[...]

July 6th, 2014 - 12:24 pm § in Fiqh, Makkah, Scholarship

Sayyid Maliki’s Dua/Dhikr at Iftar Time

Salam Last Ramadan when Shaykh Khalid Turkestani from Mecca visited the UK to teach in Ramadan, he taught us the following dua at the time of Iftar.  He mentioned that he learnt it from his teacher Shaykh Muhammad bin Alawi al-Maliki when the Sayyid and his students would sit together to break the [...]