A Reader on Ritual Purity, Urine Leakage and Misgivings

‘Verily this religion is ease, and none make this religion difficult except that it overwhelms them.’ [Bukhari] Drops of urine during prayer: simply misgivings? Key Principles Relating to Certainty, Doubt, and Baseless Misgivings (waswasa) Checking Clothing for Drops of Urine Praying in Clothes Affected by Urine Dripping Problem Urine Leakage, Chronic Gas, and Misgivings How […]

A Reader on the Problem of Evil, Suffering, Destiny, and Allah’s Mercy

“Do not despair of Allah’s mercy.”[Qur’an, 39.53] The Problem of Evil and Suffering The Problem of Evil and a Summarized Islamic Response and Divine Wisdom Why Do Good People Suffer While Bad People Get Away With Crimes? Destiny Belief in Destiny, It’s Good and Evil Destiny and Human Responsibility in Islam Can Supplication Change Destiny? […]

A Reader on Sincerity, Intention, and the Purpose of Spiritual Routines

“Actions are lifeless forms whose souls are the secret of sincerity in them.” Sidi Ibn Ata’illah (Allah have mercy upon him) Sincerity & Intention Intention: Validity And Sincerity Actions Are Rewarded Due To Intentions Should I Remove the Hijab Because I Am a Bad Example for Others? Good Deeds & Salvation: Putting Our Works Into […]

A Reader on Eid al-Adha

The Ten Days of Dhu’l Hijja The Ten Days of Dhu’l Hijja: Merits & Striving in Spiritual Works The Complete Fiqh of Eid al-Adha The Fiqh of Eid al-Fitr & Eid al-Adha Does a Wife Have to Purchase Her Own Animal for Eid Slaughtering? Can Qurbani (Udhiya) Be Done In a Different Country? Can One […]

A Hajj Reader

Revised 20th September, 2013 Dhul Hijja, the month of Hajj, is fast approaching. Hundreds and thousands of blessed Muslims are packing their bags, checking their travel documents and flocking to airports around the world, to make the journey to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. This brief document is a resource for those travelling for Hajj this year, […]

A Ramadan Reader – Cambridge Khutbahs Etc Blog


A Ramadan Reader Please find below a collected of assorted articles and talks from Sheikh Abdal Hakim about the blessed month we find ourselves in. Whilst extensive, this is by no means exhaustive and so if you have any suggestions for additions to the list please get in contact! Talks and Lectures Preparing for Ramadan […]

The Ramadan Reader: A Guide to Fasting, Prayer, Qur’an, and Spirituality in the Month of Ramadan

In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful   Fasting: A Complete Guide To Fasting (Hanafi) A Complete Guide To Fasting (Shafii) Breaking One’s Fast Due to Weakness Does Watching Pornography While Fasting Break One’s Fast Worship in Ramadan For a Menstruating Woman Overview of the Fidya Payment Applying Medicine to Teeth While Fasting Types […]

A Reader on Women’s Prayer

What are the Differences Between the Prayer of a Man and a Woman in the Hanafi School? Women’s Prostration & Validity of the Prayer What is the Proper Method for Women to Bow and Prostrate in the Prayer? How Should a Woman Sit and Prostrate in Prayer? Women’s Prayer: Praying in Congregation, Reciting Aloud, and […]

A Reader on the Virtues of Prayer

The Virtues of Prayer Riyad al-Salihin: On the Virtues of Prayer The Virtues of Witr at the End of the Night The Virtues of Lengthy Standing in Prayer The Virtues of Praying Between Maghrib and Isha Prayers The Virtues of Prayer at Night The Virtues of the Voluntary Prayer at Home The Virtues of Standing […]

A Reader on Halal Meat

Eating the Meat of the People of the Book Can We Eat Meat Slaughtered by Jews and Christians? Can We Eat Machine Slaughtered Meat? Meat Handled, Processed, Packed and Transported by Non-Muslims What Animals Are Halal and Haram to Eat in the Hanafi School? Cutting Off the Animal’s Head Directly After Being Slaughtered A Guide […]