Entries by Yusuf

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The Arba‘iniyyat Genre between Past and Present

The Arba‘iniyyat Genre between Past and Present: Basis, Origin, and a Contemporary Example By Massoud Vahedi   This overview aims to analyze a number of topics pertaining to the arba’iniyyat genre, which refers to the centuries-old practices of compiling forty-hadith pamphlets. This will be achieved by briefly looking at a contemporary forty-hadith series on Prophetic […]

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Wearing Minute Amounts of Gold

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked about the permissibility of wearing watches with minute amounts of gold on the face or the movements.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Islam forbids men from wearing any gold. Is it halal to wear a stainless steel watch with gold on the hands? What if there’s […]

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Valid Make Up Fasts

Ustadh Farid Dingle clarifies the rulings on making up fasts, intentions and actions, and reward from Allah, according to the Shafi‘i madhhab. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I became Muslim during the month of Ramadan 2012. When I became Muslim I was not told to fast so out of ignorance I didn’t […]