Month: September 2009

Desirable Acts For Eid al-Fitr From The ‘Fatawa al-Hindiyyah’

Salam I found the following extract of benefit in the classic fiqh compendium compiled by the committee of scholars under the orders of the Moghul Emperor Aurangzeb.  Some brief notes have been appended at the end of the extract, and clarifications have been made by myself in the form of brackets in the main text.  …

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Advice For Laylat al-Qadr [Pearls from Tafsir al-Mazhari (3)]

Salam Qadi Thanaullah al-Uthmani in his magnificent ‘Tafsir al-Mazhari’ at the end of his commentary on the Surah al-Qadr (Ch.97) mentions some beneficial points regarding this night, may we have tawfiq in implementing this in our lives.  He said (10/316): Benefit: It is said that on Laylat al-Qadr all things are seen to be prostrating, …

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Making Mistakes And Forgetting [Pearls From Tafsir al-Mazhari (1)]

Salam Whilst browsing through the wonderful ‘Tafsir al-Mazhari’ of Qadi Thanaullah al-Uthmani (1/444-445) I came across the following discussion which happens to relate to the legal consequences of making a mistake or forgetting in an act of worship. It also links in with the previous post related to fasting, and hopefully will help in clarifying …

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