Shaykh Zakariyya Kandhlawi

Published on February 21, 2021
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In the last century, India has undoubtedly become an important centre for the study of hadith, and the scholars of India have become well-known for their passion for religious knowledge. Upon them ended the era of leadership in teaching hadiths, the codification of the special fields (funun) of hadith, and commentary upon its texts (mutun). Such was their mastery of this science that Muhammad Rashid Rida mentions in the introduction of his book Miftah Kunuz al-Sunna, “Were it not for the superb attention to detail in the science of hadith displayed by our brothers, the scholars of India in the present era, this science would have withered away in the eastern cities. And, indeed, mastery of this science has been waning in Egypt and Syria since the tenth century ah.” There is no doubt that Shaykh Muhammad Zakariyya was among the most distinguished hadith scholars of India and a great contributor in the service of the Sunna. He was given the honorary title of Shaykh al-Hadith, or “Great Scholar of Hadith,” by his teacher, Shaykh Khalil Ahmad Saharanpuri, who recognized his deep insight, clear-sightedness, and extensive knowledge of hadith and related sciences.

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Hakim al-Umma Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi

Published on February 21, 2021
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Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi, referred to by many South Asian Muslims as Hakim al-Umma (“Spiritual Physician of the Muslim Umma”) and Mujaddid al-Milla (“Reformer of the Nation”), is a towering figure of Islamic revival and reawakening of South Asia in the twentieth century. Mawlana Thanawi was the “most eminent religious figure of his time, a prolific author, and believed to be the greatest Sufi of modern India.”

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Book Review: The Quest for Love & Mercy – Regulations for Marriage & Weddings in Islam

Published on February 18, 2021
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Many Muslim weddings are steeped in cultural practices passed down from generation to generation without question. With this book, we are able to examine these practices in the light of the Quran and Sunnah. Insha Allah, we can purify our sources of knowledge, understanding and, consequently, actions so that they are clean from human innovation (bid’ah).

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Dealing with the death of a loved one

Published on February 5, 2021
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Death is an irrefutable fact we can’t deny. Time and again, we lose ourselves in this transient world thinking that we are going to live here forever. As a result, Allah reminds us and shows us signs with the loss of a loved one to show that everything in this world is just temporary. Losing a loved one is undeniably a grief-stricken and devastating moment, especially for the family and close friends. Although according to Qur’an 2:156, that a soul belongs to Allah and will return to Him in time, still it is a painful moment seeing our loved one passed away. Only those people who have experienced it can truly know the depth of pain it brings when it strikes. It hurts deep down in the core that sometimes you feel numb with emotion. The Muslim community has a prescribed way in Islam on how to deal with such inconsolable loss—without violating Islamic values. These are the seven pieces of advice that can help.

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Muḥammad Manz̤oor Nomānī (محمد منظور نعمانی‎)

Published on November 28, 2020
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A short biography and efforts of Muḥammad Manz̤oor Nomānī (محمد منظور نعمانی‎)

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About Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Published on November 23, 2020
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The Conquest of Constantinople

Published on September 1, 2020
By The Islam Shop
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Constantinople, or Istanbul as it is known today, is a unique city as far as history and location is concerned. Historically, it was the capital of the Roman Empire for eleven centuries and its culture dominated the whole world. The principle church of Eastern Christianity was situated here. Its pivotal political and religious position caused the entire Christian World to rally to its defense at times of conflict. Geographically, it has a natural harbour bordered by the ocean on three sides and it is the only city in the world which is considered to be both in Europe and Asia. The straits of Bosphorus divide the city into two, with one end merging into the black sea, and the other into the Sea of Marmara. A tiny branch of the Bosphorus to the west forms the ‘Golden Horn’, which is the only entry into the city.

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The Hejaz Railway and Sultan AbdulHamid II

Published on April 16, 2020
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Built upon the order of Ottoman ruler Sultan Abdulhamid II, the Hejaz Railway provided a modern means to transport pilgrims to Mecca and Medina by replacing old camel caravans as well as served to strengthen relations in the Islamic world.”

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Dosage Requirements for Black Seed Oil

Published on April 3, 2020
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When taking Black Seeds or Black Seed Oil are you unsure of the dosages or how much to take then look no further as we have the perfect dosage guide right here.

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Black Seed Recipes

Published on April 3, 2020
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If you are finding it difficult to drink Black Seed Oil on its own then look no further as these inspiration recipes on how we can incorporate Black Seed in to our diets. One of the many wonderful things about herbs and spices is the natural beauty they possess when in their natural habitats. The Nigella sativa, for instance, is a plant found throughout Turkey, Syria, Ethopia and parts of Iraq that produces gorgeous yet delicate flowers. These flowers range from light blue to white color and have tall skinny leaves. These flowers contain pods that carry many seeds called “black cumin fruit” or nigella seeds, as we know them. Other names include black cumin, black onion seed, and black sesame seed. The list doesn’t stop there, though. Nigella seeds are also called “kalouji” in India and in the US also referred to as “charnushka."

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FAQ on Black Seed

Published on March 30, 2020
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FOA on Black Seed

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Nigella Sativa Part 2

Published on March 30, 2020
By The Islam Shop
Black Seed Medicine

Nigella sativa (N. sativa) (Family Ranunculaceae) is a widely used medicinal plant throughout the world. It is very popular in various traditional systems of medicine like Unani and Tibb, Ayurveda and Siddha.

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