Archive for the ‘Common Misconceptions Amongst Muslims’ Category

Elevated Graves & Domes

February 16, 2011 2 comments

To solidify (make mausoleums out of) the graves of the Auliyaa and build domes thereupon

It has been clearly stated in the Ahaadith of Nabi (salallahu ‘alayhi wasalam) that as far as possible, graves should not be desecrated and disrespected, that is, one should not sit on the graves, walk upon them, urinate or defecate on them, change their form, etc. All such acts are prohibited in the Shariah. The grave of a believer is a resting place in the Aalam-e-Barzakh, which should be respected, and not desecrated.

Some say that building structures around graves is a sign of respect and therefore should be allowed, The question arises as to whether building up of the graves and building solid structures around them and placing domes upon them, is included as respect or not. The answer is simple and straight-forward Read more…


Unity of the Ummah

February 9, 2011 2 comments



By: Mufti Muhammad Shafi Uthmani (rahimahullah)

[English Translation]

An exellent treatise by the late Grand Mufti of Pakistan on the major issue of disunity amongst Muslim scholars and groups. A must read for those scholars, students of knowledge and activists running Islamic organisations on how they should deal with this great obstacle.

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The ahaadeeth about the Mahdi are not a reason to stop striving

January 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Praise be to Allaah.

This miserable situation in which the Muslim ummah is today is one that is disgraceful, and every Muslim is responsible for setting things straight. But some Muslims fail to strive, relying on hope and avoiding doing anything to set the ummah’s situation straight, on the grounds that it was caused by those who came before us and will be set right by those who come after us. So they fail to strive to support the religion of Allaah, on the basis that the Mahdi is the one who will do that. Read more…

Quran translations are not enough!

January 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Only Bukhari & Muslim?

January 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Hadith is the second source of Islam after the Qur’an. But there are some people, who when they are told a Hadith, ask wether that Hadith is written in Bukhari or Muslim. They say, if it is written in Muslim and Bukhari then it should be accepted, but if it is not, then a doubt remains as to whether the Hadith is authentic or not Read more…

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