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Prophetic Sunna of Making One’s Actions Firm – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani at UTM

Prophetic Sunna of Making One’s Actions Firm – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani at UTM An insightful khutba by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani of SeekersHub Toronto (http://www.SeekersHub.org) and SeekersGuidance (https://seekersguidance.org) explaining the implications of Sayyida `A’isha’s words that if the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) did anything, he would make it firm. The meanings […]

The Hanafi Madhab’s Approach to Classifying Legal Rulings

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Please explain the Hanafi classification of legal rulings. Answer: Walaikum assalam, The scholars agree that in reality, every human action has a ruling unique to it. Killing an innocent human and an innocent petty lie are both unlawful (haram); however, one is immensely more grave than the other. The […]

Are We Sinful for Missing Sunnah Prayers, or Are They Just for Extra Reward?

Answered by: Sidi Tabraze Azam Question: Are we sinful for missing sunnah prayers, or are they just for extra reward? Answer: Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I hope you are in the best of health and spirits, insha’Allah. I apologize for the delay in answering your question. The confirmed sunna in the Hanafi school […]

Why Is the Prophet’s Character Described as Being Tremendous? – Faraz Rabbani

by Faraz Rabbani (originally published in Islamica Magazine) In the Qur’an, the Prophet is addressed directly, “Truly, you are of tremendous character.” [Qur’an, 68.4] This Qur’anic verse intrigued Muslim scholars, early and late, especially the Qur’anic exegetes and the masters of the spiritual path, especially as the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him […]

‘Should Muslims Be Concerned About Haiti?’ by Shaykh Jihad Brown – The National (Abu Dhabi)

Should Muslims be concerned about Haiti? by Shaykh Jihad Hashim Brown (The National, Abu Dhabi) Shaykh Jihad Hashim Brown is director of research at the Tabah Foundation. He delivers the Friday sermon at the Maryam bint Sultan Mosque in Abu Dhabi Eleven-year-old Anna St Louis was going to be a lawyer. For three days she lay […]

In the Spirit of Tradition, by Nazim Baksh

“Tradition” in academic circles has come to signify old fashioned customs, archaic cultural practices, ossified ideas handed down from the past and articulated to the letter by naïve, simple minded neo-Luddites. In popular discourse, to be traditional is to adamantly cling in the past. Those espousing traditional values are often lumped into the same category […]

Sunnahs of Eating

Answered by  Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: This question is regarding your mention of the sunnah of eating, implying being seated on the floor, eating with one’s hands, etc. How do the scholars determine which of these practices are considered rewardable sunnah, as opposed to happenstances related to the Holy Prophet’s time and place, peace be […]