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April 29th, 2016 - 6:57 am § in Makkah, Scholarship

Passing of Senior Meccan Hanafi Scholar

Salam We received the sad news yesterday of the passing of Shaykh Yaqub Ali Murad al-Balushi al-Makki, one of the senior most and elderly hanafi scholars of the sacred city of Mecca. Shaykh Yaqub was born in the Kerman region of Iran and travelled widely in pursuit of knowledge, acting as a judge in[...]

April 27th, 2016 - 7:41 pm § in Aqidah, Makkah

A Short Aqidah Poem

Salam Please find below a draft translation of a short poem on Sunni belief authored by a Meccan scholar.  It succinctly sums up the basics a Muslim should know regarding their creed.  I had begun annotating it with some comments from the author’s own commentary, but that is on hold at this [...]

April 7th, 2016 - 9:53 am § in Fiqh

Inheritance Course Workbook

Salam A preview of some of the pages from the students’ workbook for the fiqh of inheritance course for beginners which we plan to run inshAllah.  [...]

April 2nd, 2016 - 11:19 am § in Fiqh, Makkah

The Importance of Studying the Fiqh of Inheritance

Salam There are many courses being run in the UK on various topics related to islamic studies such as tafsir, the fiqh of worship, hadith etc, but very few on the topic of the fiqh of inheritance.  When reflected on, this phenomenon is a little odd as the fiqh rules which relate to the divisi[...]