This world is temporal. Everyone born into this world, rich or poor, king or pauper, has departed despite trying to gain immortality.
Month / August 2010
Travelling the Path
Travelling the path means ridding oneself of blameworthy traits and adopting praiseworthy ones so that one is able to arrive at Allah’s presence.
Ramadan of Shaykh Asad Madani
Shaykh As‘ad Madani was the son of Shaykhul Islam Husain Ahmad Madani and was a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad [Allah bless him and give him peace] through his grandson Husayn [Allah be well pleased with him]. He taught at Darul Uloom Deoband in his early years and was the President of the Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind.
Self Mastery in Ramadan
Allah Most High says:
“O believers fasting has been prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those aforetime that you may gain taqwa…When my servants ask you concerning Me I am indeed close to them; I respond to the supplication of the supplicant when he calls on Me. They should listen to Me and believe in Me that they may tread the righteous path.” (2: 183-186)
Politics in Social Research
Can social research be conducted in an objective way? We need to address this question in order to get a true picture of social research.
The aim of the Path is “That you worship Allah as if you are seeing Him” [Muslim vol.1:27, Bukhari vol.1:12]. This is the paths primary goal. This in turn ultimately results in gaining divine pleasure.
The Hanafi Legal School
Levels of texts
The foundational books in the Hanafī school fall into three categories:
1] Ḍāhir al-Riwāyah or al-Aṣl
3] Nawāzil or Wāq’iāt or Fatāwā
Ḍāhir al-Riwāyah consists of the six canonical books of Muhammad ibn Hasan Shaybānī. They have been transmitted from him through multiple contiguous chains of transmission [tawātur or mashhūr]. These six canonical books are: Jām’i al-Ṣaghīr, Jām’i al-Kabīr, Siyar al-Ṣaghīr, Siyar al-Kabīr, Ziyādāt and Mabsūṭ. They all contain narrations of Imams Abu Hanifah, Abu Yusuf and Muhammad and at times contain narrations of Abu Hanifahs other students like Hasan ibn Ziyad and Zufar.
The Sleep Program
Sleep has always been troublesome for many people. Not getting good wholesome sleep affects us both psychologically and emotionally. Here are five points to that will help getting a good nights rest:
I have very reluctantly entered cyberspace at the request of a few friends.