September 8, 2023 7 mins

How Was the Roman Empire Conquered?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question I heard a prophecy that the companions would conquer the Persian and Roman Empires. The problem is that the Prophet’s companions did not conquer the Roman empire. I know that Constantinople was conquered not by the sahaba but by a Muslim leader. I heard an Alim say that the […]
September 6, 2023 3 mins

Is Ismail the Father of the Arabs?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question I wanted to ask about Prophet Ismail (peace be upon him) being the father of the Arabs and also Adnan. Does it mean that every Arab is a descendant of Ismail and many tribes from Adnan? I don’t understand how that is supposed to work, that every Arab is […]
August 8, 2023 1 min

Did Imam Ghazali Write Works on Black Magic?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question I am writing this question because I am confused about Imam Abu Hamid Al Ghazali and some claims about him. Did he, rahimahullah, write a book called “Al-Tibb al-Ruhani li al-Jism al-Insani” that contains “magical squares”? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Merciful and Compassionate. I hope you’re […]
July 6, 2023 2 mins

Did Imam Shafi’i (Allah Have Mercy on Him) Make Tawassul Through the Grave of ...

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question I have heard from several people that Imam Shafi’i (Allah have mercy on him) is said to have made Tawassul (intercession) through Imam Abu Hanifa (Allah have mercy on him) in his grave. [Tarikh Bagdad 1:123]. However, I have heard from other people that this is false. Furthermore, I […]