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Ijtihad: Concept and Queries

Download pdf here Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani Translated by Adeel Abstract More and more people are looking to ijtihad as a means towards the annulment or relaxation of the rules and restrictions derived from the categorical texts of the Qur’an and the hadiths. They want to ignore the texts by invoking their ‘spirit’, thereby seeking to adjust Islamic rules to accord ... Read More »

Should women go out and work like men? An Islamic Perspective

Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani Translated by Adeel* These days the idea that women should work with men on equal footings is pressed upon with full force.  The influence of modern western thought has spread this idea across the globe without considering as to why man and woman have been created with physical differences if they were to undertake similar tasks? ... Read More »

Women in Islam: Are they subservient to men?

Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani Translation by Adeel Allah Almighty says in the Qur’an: الرِّجَالُ قَوَّامُونَ عَلَى النِّسَاءِ بِمَا فَضَّلَ اللَّهُ بَعْضَهُمْ عَلَى بَعْضٍ  Men are in charge (qawwām) of women by [right of] what Allah has given one over the other.[1]  Today, we find immense propaganda pertaining to feminism and the idea of men and women being equal. In such ... Read More »

Creation from a crooked rib: Does Islam deride women?

Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani Translation by Adeel | References & Notes by Waqar Akbar Cheema    قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: واستوصوا بالنساء خيرا، فإنهن خلقن من ضلع، وإن أعوج شيء في الضلع أعلاه، فإن ذهبت تقيمه كسرته، وإن تركته لم يزل أعوج، فاستوصوا بالنساء خيرا Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said: “And I command you to take care of ... Read More »

What is Islam? Is it only about acts of worship?

Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani Translated by Adeel Most of us have heard the story of a few blind men coming across an elephant for the first time. Since they were devoid of eyesight, they all touched the elephant with their hands to inspect it. Therefore, one of them touched the elephant’s trunk, one touched the ear, and one touched a ... Read More »

Did Aishah Doubt Prophet Muhammad’s Prophethood?

Download PDF here Waqar Akbar Cheema & Adeel Abstract Statements related to Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, are often taken out of context in order to further propagate the agenda of certain individuals that despise Islam. In this paper, we will examine a narration where such individuals claim that Aishah doubted the prophethood of Muhammad. ... Read More »

Qur’an on the knowledge of unborn child’s sex and rain forecast

Find pdf here Adeel Abstract There are many who seek to prove portions of the Qur’an or Sunnah wrong by presenting “logical” evidence as to why certain statements cannot be correct. However, they have often failed to understand the context of the statements; let alone the actual statements themselves! In order to truly understand what a verse from the Qur’an ... Read More »

Aishah’s statement “Your Lord hastens in fulfilling your desires” explained

Download PDF here Adeel & Gabriel Al-Romaani  Abstract This paper critically examines a claim made by the critics of Islam that Aishah, the wife of Prophet Muhammad, had doubts towards the reality of his prophethood because of her statement to the Prophet, “Your Lord hastens to fulfill your desires.” The context of saying is highlighted as a tool to see ... Read More »

Islam’s Attitude towards Expression of Sorrow at the Loss of Loved Ones

Download pdf here Waqar Akbar Cheema & Adeel Abstract Human emotion is a very natural and normal way of expressing ourselves. All people have different emotions and they want to express them in their own way – whether these emotions are sadness, happiness, anger or grief. In an attempt to disconnect people from Islam and dehumanize the religion, some critics ... Read More »

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