Discourses of senior scholars

Discourses of senior scholars

This page features some discourses of some leading scholars from around the world. This page will be updated regularly.

For discourses of Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, click here.

To read some of the discourses of Hakimul Ummat Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanawi, click on this link.


“Mawlana Islamul Haq [former Shaykhul Hadith of Darul Uloom Bury] would say: ‘One ounce of knowledge (Ilm) requires forty ounce of forbearance (Hilm).” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmad Sahib, UK)

“Mawlana Badr Alam Meerthi told me in Madinah Munawwarah to tell the teachers: When you teach Quduri do not try to teach Fathul Qadir. When you teach Quran translation do not try to teach Ibn Kathir.” (Mawlana Abdullah Kapodrawi Sahib, India)

“I never sat cross legged ever in class during the nine years I spent as a student in Rander, India.” (Moulana Umarji Sahib Rahimahullah, UK)

“Respect your teachers for Allah has made them a means for your knowledge.” (Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri Sahib, India)

“Many companions would be busy with their jobs but this did not stop them imparting knowledge and transmitting hadiths. Imparting knowledge is not restricted to Imams or teachers in Madaris. It is the duty of every scholar to impart knowledge.” (Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri Sahib, India)

“Imam Bukhari did Ghusl & performed 2 Rakah for each Hadith.The least we can do is remain in the state of ablution.” (Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri Sahib, India)

“Allamah Anwar Shah Kashmiri said: Ever since I started to understand (even before I became mature), I have never touched any book except in the state of ablution.” (Mufti Mahmood Bardoli Sahib, India)

“Knowledge is not acquired through mere teaching but through reading extensively.” (Mufti Saeed Palanpuri Sahib, India)

“The difference between a learned person (true Alim) and an ignorant person (Jahil) is that the ignorant person severs relationships due to a difference of opinion, whereas a learned person does not allow it to affect established relationships.” (Mufti Saeed Palanpuri Sahib, India)

“On the day of judgement, Allah will not ask you whether you taught Bukhari or Nurani Qaidah. What matters is sincerity.” (Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri Sahib, India)

“Shaykh Husayn Ahmed Madni would read رضي الله عنه وعنھم in Dars when a Sahabi’s name would be mentioned in the Isnad.” (Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri Sahib, India)

“The recitation of Hadith should be clear, audible and not fast.” (Mufti Saeed Palanpuri Sahib, India)

“Along with Fiqh & Qur’an, a Mufti must study & remain attached with the Ahadith.” (Mufti Saeed Palanpuri Sahib, India)

“Knowledge is acquired through studying not merely residing in an institute.” (Mufti Saeed Palanpuri Sahib, India)

“A successful student undertakes prior reading of the lesson, listens attentively during the lesson and memorises the lesson.” (Mufti Saeed Palanpuri Sahib, India)

“A successful teacher memorises the lesson, masters the subject matter and summarises all his readings into notes.” (Mufti Saeed Palanpuri Sahib, India)

“Heirs of Prophets, Ulama, should believe, appreciate & support each other.  قال الله تعالي: لتؤمنن به ولتنصرنه Avoid enmity & dispute.” (Moulana Musa Menk Sahib, Zimbabwe)

“Purify your hearts before you study so that you acquire the Noor of the knowledge.” (Mufti Saeed Palanpuri Sahib, India)

“Hidayah (the famous Hanafi text) is a very blessed book and has widespread acceptance.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

“Four books are dear to me: Fathul Bari, Fathul Qadir, Bada’iu Sana’i, Bayanul Quran.” (Mufti Zarwali Sahib, Pakistan)

“Be extremely careful when forwarding messages on Whatsapp and social media. Verify the authenticity first. The sin of attributing a false statement to the Prophet  ﷺ is severe.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Never undermine the potential of students. You never know there will be someone who will excel.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Generally, people have a view and search for evidence accordingly. I review all the evidence and then form a view.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

“Speakers should only use authentic narrations in their speeches. There are thousands of them. What is the need for using extremely weak and baseless narrations?” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“The commentary of Sunan Tirmidhi by Allamah Ibn Al-Arabi has unique discourses not mentioned in other commentaries.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“The Maariful Quran of Moulana Idris Kandhelwi should be translated into Arabic.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“The world acquires knowledge to earn a living. We acquire knowledge to earn our hereafter.” (Moulana Musa Menk Sahib, Zimbabwe)

“A valuable thing is attained through sacrifice.” (Shaykh Fazlurrehman Azami, South Africa)

“Study with the belief that everything in the Quran & Sunnah is Haq (true).” (Shaykh Fazlurrehman Azami, South Africa)

“Love books.” (Shaykh Fazlurrehman Azami, South Africa)

“Never think: I can’t understand it.” (Shaykh Fazlurrehman Azami, South Africa)

“A valuable thing is attained through sacrifice.” (Shaykh Fazlurrehman Azami, South Africa)

“Study with the intention of acting upon it.” (Shaykh Fazlurrehman Azami, South Africa)

“Mawlana Ali Miya Nadwi said: Two things required for acceptance (1) Outstanding ability (2) Genuine spirituality.” (Shaykh Fazlurrehman Azami, South Africa)

“Make Dua for all those who are a means for your Ilm.” (Shaykh Fazlurrehman Azami, South Africa)

“Give 3 divorce to mobile.” (Shaykh Fazlurrehman Azami, South Africa)

“Mulla Ali Qari has quoted from Muaddil al-Salah without attributing.” (Shaykh Fazlurrehman Azami, South Africa)

“How many scholars have visited the British Library in London to view the manuscripts and efforts of our elders.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“One of the first institutes of Islamic learning was the house of Abu Bakr al-Siddiq (may Allah be pleased with him). He would sit and recite the Qur’an in his courtyard and women and children would congregate to listen.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Four qualities of a successful student based on hadiths: (1) Effort (2) Respect (3) Khidmat (service) (4) Teacher’s Tawajjuh (attention).” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

‪”Shaykh Idris Kandhelwi’s commentary on the Alfiyyah of Allamah Iraqi is one of the best books written on the subject of Mustalahul Hadith.” (Shaykh Muhammad bin Nasir Ajmi, Kuwait)

“Mawlana Qasim Nanotwi would say that I wish I knew English so I could visit the UK and refute them. Qari Tayyib Sahib visited the UK and told me that his grandson is visiting the UK but does not know English.” (Allamah Khalid Mahmood Sahib, UK)

“When بر الوالدين للبخاري was published recently for the first time, Shaykh Yunus Sahib was overwhelmed and kissed it. This is authored by Imam Bukhari on the obedience of parents.”

“Other than Imam Muslim, the authors of the Sihah Sittah were not of Arab descent. Both views exist regarding Imam Muslim.”

“In his commentary of Sahih Muslim, Qadi Iyad Maliki regularly quotes from Ibn Battal’s commentary of Sahih al-Bukhari without mentioning the source or his name except in a very few places.”

“Allamah Zahid Kawthari makes an interesting point in his Maqalat.  He suggests sometimes when a Muhaddith states “Daeef” or “Duf” without going into detail it could mean Daeef Jiddan and also Mawdu because these are all categories of Daeef.  It’s an interesting point which is not applicable everywhere but in some places it makes perfect sense.”    

“The experiences of saints and scholars should be respected but not equated with the Sunnah.”

“Mufti Mahmud Hasan Gangohi recommends four books to acquaint yourself with Fiqh: Badai al-Sanai, Nasb al-Rayah, Fath al-Qadir and Radd al-Muhtar.”

“Author of Fawaid fi Ulum al-Fiqh published in vol 20 of Ilaa al-Sunan is Shaykh Habib Ahmed Kiranwi not Shaykh Zafar Ahmad.”

“Shaykh Badr Alam Meerthi said: To talk in Arabic is an act of worship (التکلم بالعربیۃ عبادۃ)”

“Abdullah ibn Masud said: If I knew anyone the camel could reach with more knowledge of Allah’s book than me, I would travel to him (Bukhari).”

“When Muslims lost control of Spain, 1.5 million Arabic books were burnt and destroyed, as mentioned by the historian De Robles.”

“Hadith scholars who separated fabricated & unestablished Hadiths from the established Hadiths did so out of dedication to Islam and love of our beloved Prophet ﷺ. Their service and role in preserving the faith is remarkable and deserves recognition. This is unique to this Ummah.”

“No matter how knowledgeable you are, do not feel qualified or obliged to answer every question or comment on every subject. Stay focused on your area of expertise & do not hesitate to say: Allah knows best.” (Yusuf Shabbir)

“Ifta should be in person and a Mufti title should only be given after several years of experience, supervision and Suhbah as is customary in Darul Uloom Karachi.”

Allamah Abdul Hayy Laknawi said in al-Nafi al-Kabir (p.65): The pleasure & joy I find in teaching the manqūl & writing on it, especially ḥadīth & its fiqh, I do not find elsewhere. (وما اجد في تدريس المنقول والتصنيف فيه لا سيما في الحديث وفقه الحديث من لذة وسرور لا اجد في غيره)

‪Imam Malik said:‬ “I did not issue legal verdicts until seventy [scholars] testified that I am capable of doing so.”‬ ‪Hilyah (6: 316)‬ ‫قال الامام مالك: ما أفتيت حتى شهد لي سبعون أني أهل لذلك، رواه ابو نعيم في الحلية (٦: ٣١٦)‬

Academic Integrity: Ḥāfiẓ Ibn ʿAbd al-Barr (d. 463/1071) writes: It is said: “Indeed from the blessing of knowledge is that you attribute everything to its source” (Jāmiʿ Bayān al-ʿIlm, 2:922). If you benefit from someone’s work, acknowledge it even if you paraphrase.

There are many errors & omissions in the prevalent version of Hafiz Sakhawi’s al-Maqasid al-Hasanah. An example is the detailed entry on تحية البيت الطواف which is totally missing. The 5 vol critical edition of Dar al-Maymanah features this as does the Faydullah (547) manuscript.

“The Hanafi jurist Imam Khassaf (d.261) transmits 500+ Ahadith & Athar in his masterpiece ‘Adab al-Qadhi’ with complete Asanid. Interestingly, many of the narrations are transmitted via Imam Ibn Abi Shaybah, which are also found in ‘al-Musannaf’. The book is also useful because ‘Adab al-Qadhi’ of ‘al-Asl’ remains unpublished & is mafqud.  Along with Adab al-Qadhi, the book covers issues of other chapters such as Nikah, Shufah, Shahadat, Hajr, Hadanat, Nafaqah, Wasiyyah, Dawa, Mafqud & others. An invaluable book.”

“Tawthiq al-Duyun is another masterpiece in Arabic by Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani Sahib on contemporary financial issues which follows on from his Fiqh al-Buyu.

Awjaz al-Masalik’s unique features include a succinct elaborate & organised outline of the views of the 4 Madhabs sourced directly from primary sources,this demonstrates its originality. Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri cites it in his books & assisted his Shaykh Zakaria in its compilation. To listen to Shaykh Yunus Sahib’s praise of Awjaz al-Masalik, listen to this 15 minute clip (introduction to Muwatta Muhammad) on the following link: islamicportal.co.uk/shaykh-muhamma Worth listening to the full audio clip. Short and concise introduction to Muwatta & its commentaries.

“Mashallah, Al-Ghayah, commentary of Hidayah, by Qadi Saroojee published. Scholars including Allamah Qurashi and Hafiz Zaylaee quote this book in their Takhrij works on the Hadiths of Hidayah. They generally refer to him by his Kunyah ابو العباس. An invaluable addition.” (1 June 2021)

Along with the Muwatta, Kitab al-Athar of Imam Muhammad should be taught in Madaris.” (5 June 2021)

“Mawlana Manzur Numani said – I was a student, I am a student, and I will always be a student”. (Mufti Ikramul Haq Sahib)

“Talimul Islam in 4 parts is not only for beginners. It is beneficial for everyone.” (Mufti Ikramul Haq Sahib)

“Al-Hamdulillah, finished reading Tawthiq al-Duyun (توثيق الديون) by our respected Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani in the historic city of Cordoba (Qurtuba) which was once a global centre of knowledge.” (25 July 2021)

“Just received this beautiful new 20 volume edition of Allamah Qastallani’s commentary on Sahih al-Bukhari. Allah reward the publisher and the team of researchers who selected 6 manuscripts from nearly 100 manuscripts and worked on this for many years.  An invaluable addition.”  (28 May 2021)

“Imam Bukhari authored a stand-alone book “al-Adab”, which is commonly now known as “al-Adab al-Mufrad”. Its actual name is just “al-Adab”. The term “al-Mufrad” was probably added to distinguish it from the “Kitab al-Adab” of Sahih al-Bukhari. This is why Hafiz Zaylee refers to it in Nasb al-Rayah in at least 15 places with the following: ‎رواه البخاري في كتابه المفرد في الادب Bukhari transmitted it in his standalone book on Adab.”

Profound statement by ʿAllāmah ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Muʿallimī al-Yamānī (d. 1386/1966) that deserves to be written with gold ink!

وكم من عالم أخطأ في مسألة فلم يهتم إخوانه من العلماء بأن يزوروه ويذاكروه فيها، أو يكاتبوه في شأنها، بل غاية ما يصنع أحدهم أن ينشر اعتراضه في مجلة أو رسالة يُشنِّع على ذلك العالم ويُجَهّله، أو يبدّعه ويكفّره، فتكون النتيجة عكس المطلوب. وكم من مسائل يُفْتَى فيها بمصر بشيء، وبالشام بخلافه، وفي الهند بخلاف ذلك، ولو كانت المواصلات جارية بين العلماء لما وقع هذا الخبط الشديد الذي يوسع خَرْقَ الافتراق ويؤول إلى النزاع والشقاق. وعلماء الدين أحوج الناس إلى التواصل والتعاون خصوصًا في العصر الذي تفشّى فيه وباء الإلحاد، وقلَّت الرغبة في  العلوم الدينية، بل كادت تعم النُّفْرة عنها، واستغنى كلّ أحد برأيه، كذا في آثار الشيخ العلامة عبد الرحمن المعلمي اليماني۔ 

نثر المرجان في رسم نظم القرآن ‏لمحمد غوث الهندي ‏من أحسن التصانيف وأجودها

قال الرازي: لقد تأملت الطرق الكلامية والمناهج الفلسفية فما رأيتها تشفي عليلا ولا تروي غليلا ، ورأيت أقرب الطرق طريقة القرآن ، أقرأ في الإثبات: الرحمن على العرش استوى ، إليه يصعد الكلم ، وأقرأ في النفي: ليس كمثله شيء ، ومن جرب مثل تجربتي عرف مثل معرفتي

قال ابن فرحون عن مشارق الأنوار للقاضي عياض: ‏هو كتاب لو كتب بالذهب او وزن بالجوهر لكان قليلا في حقه

قالت زوجة ابن شهاب الزهري: ‏والله لهذه الكتب أشد علي من ثلاث ضرائر، کذا فی ‏وفيات الأعيان، ‏قال الكتاني فی تاریخ المکتبات الاسلامیة: صريح في تكاثر كتبه كثرة أوجبت غيرة زوجته منها

رأى رجل مع احمد محبرة، فقال له: انت قد بلغت هذا المبلغ وانت امام المسلمين، فقال: معي المحبرة الى المقبرة، كذا في مناقب الامام احمد

كان العارف ابوالغيث القشاشي التونسي (ت ١٠٣١) لا يقبل هدية الا اذا اهدي له البخاري،فيقابل مهديه بأنواع الاحسان،وجد في خزانته الف نسخة للبخاري

‫قال ابن عبد الهادي:وما تحلى طالب العلم بشيء أحسن من الانصاف وترك التعصب‬، ‫نقله الزيلعي في نصب الراية ١:٣٥٥ وعنه محمد عوامة في أدب الاختلاف ص٩٥

قال الذهبي في السير في ترجمة القاضي أبي بكر بن العربي: ولم أنقم على القاضي رحمه الله إلا إقذاعه في ذم ابن حزم واستجهاله له، وابن حزم أوسع دائرة من أبي بكر في العلوم وأحفظ بكثير، وقد أصاب في أشياء وأجاد، وزلق في مضايق كغيره من الأئمة، والإنصاف عزيز. ومن العجيب ما ذكره الذهبي: ‏وكان أبوه أبو محمد من كبار أصحاب أبي محمد بن حزم الظاهري بخلاف ابنه القاضي أبي بكر، فإنه منافر لابن حزم ، محط عليه بنفس ثائرة، انتهى‫

قال الشاه عبد العزيز في بستان المحدثين (ص ٦٦): وليس نسبة هذا المسند الى ابي حنيفة الا كنسبة ما في مسند احمد من مسانيد ابي بكر الصديق اليه كأنه مؤلف له وجامع

قال الإمام الغزالي في الإحياء: وينوي في دخول كل بلدة أن يرى شيوخها ويجتهد أن يستفيد من كل واحد منهم أدبا أو كلمة لينتفع بها لا ليحكي ذلك ويظهر أنه لقي المشايخ‏

حكى مفكر الأمة الشيخ عبد الله الكابودروي عن بعض المعاصرين: ان اللغة والثقافة تمشيان معا‏

قال الشيخ عبد الفتاح أبو غدة: السلف أعلم بشرع الله ودينه من الخلف، ولكن الكلام في السلف قليل، وفي الخلف كثير‬‬

‏قال العلامة شهاب الدين المرجاني في ناظورة الحق في فرضية العشاء وإن لم يغب الشفق (ص ٣٩٦): مجرد وجدان القول الواحد في كتب متعددة لا يوجب تكثر الرواية

أصحاب الترجيح بالفضل والكمال لا بتقادم الأزمنة والآجال: قال اللكنوي في الفوائد البهية: هم أصحاب الترجيح مثل أبي الحسن القدورى وصاحب الهداية وأمثالهما دون طبقة المجتهدين كالخصاف والطحاوي والكرخي والسرخسي والحلواني وقاضيخان وصاحب الذخيرة وصاحب الخلاصة وظني أن المولى شمس الدين أحمد بن كمال باشا ملحق بهم بل المولى الفاضل أبو السعود العمادي أيضا فإن مراتب الرجال بالفضل والكمال لا بتقادم الأزمنة والآجال، انتهى.

‏قال ذو النون المصري رحمه الله: ثلاثة موجودة وثلاثة مفقودة: العلم موجود والعمل به مفقود، والعمل موجود والإخلاص فيه مفقود، والحب موجود والصدق فيه مفقود

قال ذو النون المصري رحمه الله: سقم الجسد في الأوجاع، وسقم القلوب في الذنوب، فكما لا يجد الجسد لذة في الطعام عند سقمه، كذلك لا يجد القلب حلاوة العبادة مع ذنبه.

‏الحافظ ابن حجر استفاد كثيرا في شرح البخاري من التوضيح لشيخه ابن الملقن، كما استفاد كثيرا في التلخيص الحبير من البدر المنير لشيخه المذكور.  

قال الشيخ التاج السبكي في ترجمة الامام البخارِي: ‏وأبلغ تضعيفه قوله فى المجروح منكر الحديث. قال ابن القطان قال البخارى: كل من قلت فيه منكر الحديث فلا تحل الرواية عنه

قال الإمام الشافعي: نصنف ويصنفون، وما كان لله يبقى إلى الدهر

قال العلامة محمد سعيد الباني في عمدة التحقيق في التقليد والتلفيق (ص ٦٣): سألت مرة أستاذنا العلامة الشيخ عبد الحكيم الأفغاني (مؤلف كشف الحقائق على كنز الدقائق) حينما كنت أتلقى منه أصول الفقه عن فائدة هذا العلم، فأجابني على البداهة أن فائدته الاجتهاد. فقلت: ألم يقولوا يا سيدي أن باب الاجتهاد مقفل. فقال بحدة على سبيل الاستفهام الإنكاري: من أقفله؟ يصلح الله حالك، لكن طالب العلم في بلادكم يدعي الاجتهاد وهو لما يقرأ بعد نور الإيضاح.

قال أحمد بن سلمة النيسابوري: تزوج إسحاق بن راهويه بامرأة رجل كان عنده كتب الشافعي، مات، لم يتزوج بها إلا للكتب.

‏قال العلامة الكشميري في فيض الباري: ‏لا يوجد كثير من المسائل في كتب الفقه، وقد تعرض له الحديث، ‏فمن زعم أن الدين كله في الفقه، بحيث لا يبقى وراءه شيء، فقد حاد عن الصواب

يقال إنّ فقيهاً من أهل مكة ؛ سمع رجلين يغتابانه عند نافذة داره ، ففتح النافذة وبال عليهما ، ففوجئا ، وقالا : يا شيخ أنت تفعل هذا؟ فقال لهما : ما أُكِلَ لحمه فبوله طاهر

قال الذهبي في السير: وما زال العلماء قديما وحديثا يرد بعضهم على بعض في البحث، وفي التواليف، وبمثل ذلك يتفقه العالم وتتبرهن له المشكلات، ولكن في زماننا قد يعاقب الفقيه إذا اعتنى بذلك لسوء نيته، ولطلبه للظهور، والتكثر، فيقوم عليه قضاة وأضداد، نسأل الله حسن الخاتمة وإخلاص العمل

قال سلمان بن عبد الحميد الحموي الحنبلي (ت 805) وهو من شيوخ الحافظ ابن حجر ردًا على زوجته وقد أكثرت من لومه على إهلاك ماله في شراء الكتب: وقائلةٍ أنفقتَ في الكُتْبِ ما حَـوَت، يمينُك من مالٍ فقلتُ دعـيني ،،، لعـلِّي أرى فـيها كـتابًا يَـدُلُّنـــــي، لأخْذِ كتــــابي آمِنًـا بيــميني ،،، كذا في السحب الوابلة على ضرائح الحنابلة

‏شیخ الحدیث حضرت مفتی احمد خانپوری ارشاد فرماتے ہیں: مدرس کی کسی غلطی پر اس کو رسوا کر کے مدرسہ سے علاحدہ کرنا نہایت کمینہ وقابل مذمت حرکت ہے۔‏محمود الفتاوی ٣: ٢٤٦

قال شيخنا محمد تقي العثماني في كتابه توثيق الديون (ص ٢٩٤): وما دام الامر مجتهدا فيه، فاصدار القانون على هذا الاساس لا يكون مخالفة للشريعة الاسلامية، انتهى


“We have not recognised the scholarly and spiritual credentials of Hadrat Mawlana Rashid Ahmad Gangohi.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Allamah Damamini was a great scholar. He was from the era of Hafiz Ibn Hajar and authored Masabihul Huda, a commentary of Sahih al-Bukhari. The ruler of Ahmedabad invited him to India and his grave is in Ahmedabad.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Hadrat Mawlana Qasim Nanotwi’s favour upon the Ummah cannot be repaid.” (Mawlana Abdullah Kapodrawi Sahib, India)

“Ibn Taymiyah Rahimahullah was among those luminaries who excelled in writing & fighting. He was صاحب السيف والقلم. There are not many examples of this.” (Mawlana Abdullah Kapodrawi Sahib, India)

“I realised the depth and breadth of Mufti Shabbir Sahibs knowledge when sitting in his Dars in Canada.” (Mawlana Abdullah Kapodrawi Sahib, India)

“Allamah Abdul Hayy Laknawi is an amazing scholar with in depth knowledge. India has not seen a jurist like him. He passed away at the age of 39 but authored more than 100 books”. (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Imam Abu Bakr ibn al-Arabi is a great scholar. Our teacher Shaykh Yunus Sahib describes him as Bahr Dhakhkhar.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Imagine if the great Imam Bukhari (RA) had the same resources we have today. No electricity, no internet, no appliances yet he still left a vast ocean of knowledge & still answering questions for the Ummah.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Shaykh Abdul Aziz ibn Salih was an Imam in Masjid Nabawi who passed away in the 90s. He was a leading Hanbali scholar. I heard him affirm on the pulpit of Masjid Nabawi that three divorces occur even when uttered together. He would recite the entire Quran whilst standing leaning on his stick. He was a firm advocate of the 20 Rak’at of Taraweeh”. (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Mufti Muzaffar Hussain Sahib was a selfless person. Until his demise, he never had his own room. He would sit in the office. I studied Sunan Tirmidhi and Rasmul Mufti with him.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Two scholars deserve recognition for refuting Shiites: Ibn Taymiyah from the Arabs and Shah Waliyullah for the non-Arabs.” (Allamah Khalid Mahmud)

“I have not seen a scholar in the current era who is more selfless and has least attachment with the world than Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Sahib.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“The speeches of Hakimul Islam Qari Muhammad Tayyab Sahib are amazing and second to none.  They are better than the speeches of Hakimul Ummah Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Nafi’ was a freedman and an ocean of knowledge. He was the successor of ‘Abdullah Ibn Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) and was succeeded by Imam Malik.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“My teacher Qari Ismail Samni Sahib had a special attachment with the Qur’an. He would stand in front of the Ka’bah for hours reciting the Qur’an in Salah.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“When I see people with dementia, I know understand what the hadith experts mean when they say a narrator had Ikhtilat towards the end of his life.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Ikhtilat is not just related to Hifz (memory). It is also related to judgement and impact on one’s understanding. For example getting easily influenced by someone and becoming trapped is a form of Ikhtilat.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“When Ml Badr Alam Meerti’s grave in Baqi graveyard was dug after some time to bury someone, the shroud & body was intact.” (Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri Sahib, India)

“Shaykhul Hind Mawlana Mahmud Hasan Deobandi was not only Shaykhul Hind, but Shaykhul Arab Wal ‘Ajam.” (Shaykh Ashraf Ali Thanwi, as narrated by Mufti Taqi Uthmani Sahib)

“Succession should be on merit, not lineage. The appointment of the first four caliphs affirm succession is not hereditary.”

“The great scholar Shaykhul Islam Zakariyya al-Ansari (d. 926 H.) lived for 103 years” (al-Kawakib al-Sairah, 1: 207).

“Imam Tabarani lived for 100 years & 10 months (Siyar Alam).”

“Mufti Faruq Meerthi Sahib was extremely humble and had widespread acceptance in India. He authored many books and established a network of Makatib in difficult areas of Punjab. Allah Almighty took a lot of work from him.”

“Hafiz Patel Sahib spent his entire life serving Deen & championing ‘Shabe Jumuah, Allah granted him death on Shabe Jumuah.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

Allamah Jalaluddin Suyuti (d.911 H) memorised 200,000 Ahadith. He says, “If I found more, I would have memorised them” (Shadharat, 10:76).

“Hafiz Ibn Hajar (d. 852 H.) completed the entire Sahih Muslim (7000+ hadiths) in less than three days in five sittings.”

“93 year old Allamah Khalid Mahmud is one of the greatest and most learned scholars of our era.”

Mawlana Rashid Ahmed Gangohi would say that Taqwiyatul Iman had a lot of benefit. During Shah Ismail Shahid’s life, 200-250 thousand people were rectified, and thereafter the impact cannot be estimated.(Arwah Thalathah p. 68; also see Fatawa Rashidiyyah p. 84)

“When Allamah Alusi cites ‘al-Imam’ in his Tafsir without mentioning a name, he is referring to Imam Khazin, the author of Tafsir al-Khazin.”

“‪It is suggested that Imam Muhammad ibn al-Hasan al-Shaybani authored 1000 books.‪(Tarikh al-Maktabat al-Islamiyyah, p.44)‬”

“Sign of acceptance. Not one blood relative present at the Janazah of Shaykh Muhammad Yunus Jownpuri, however despite this, half a million people attended.”

“Five qualities that stand out from the life of Shaykh Yunus Sahib: (1) Ishtigal and serving Hadiths (2) Following Sunnah (3) Love for Sunnah and Ahadith (4) Sincerity (5) Adab.”

“It appears to us that the knowledge of Allamah Anwar Shah Kashmiri transferred to [Shaykh al-Hadith] Mawlana Muhammad Yunus Sahib [Jownpuri].” (Hadrat Mawlana Abdullah Khan, a senior student of Allamah Anwar Shah Kashmiri, who played a pivotal role in the compilation of Anwar al-Bari)”

“Peer Ghulam Habib Sahib visited Malawi in 1974 and visited Rumphi, Mzuzu, Lilongwe, Zomba, Limbe & Blantyre. May Allah elevate his status.”

“Perhaps the most comprehensive Arabic book regarding Hakimul Ummah Shaykh Ashraf Ali Thanwi is Mawlana Rahmatullah Nadwi’s book, published in 2006.”

“Mawlana Ahmed Ali Saharanpuri spent 20 years in compiling his invaluable footnotes on Sahih al-Bukhari. (Hayat Shibli p.85)”

“Mufti Muhammad Tahir Sahib, commonly known as Sufi Sahib, is among the leading scholars of the UK. I had the privilege of studying with him. I will remain indebted to him forever.” 

“Some qualities of Mufakkir Millat Mawlana Abdullah Kapodrawi: (1) Simple (2) Selfless (3) No Takalluf (pretentiousness) (4) Itidaal (balance) (5) Respect (6) Foresight (7) People developer  (8) Encouraging especially youth (9) Well-informed & widely read (10) Does not speak ill of critics (11) Reading Tahajjud (12) Prompt & Punctual (13) Humility; young, important, non important deserve attention (14) Gracious, polite speech (15) True student (learns from his students, equals and seniors) (16) Tolerance (17) Literary enthusiast (18) Hospitable to Muslims & Non Muslims.”

“Haji Imdadullah Muhajir Makki said: If Allah Almighty asks me: What deeds have you brought? I will present (my disciples) Mawlana Rashid Ahmed Gangohi and Mawlana Qasim Nanotwi.” (Tadkhiratur Rashid 2: 320)

Allamah Abdul Hayy Laknawi (d. 1304/1886) writes in al-Fawaid al-Bahiyyah (p. 58) that he read the sixty Rasaail of Allamah Shurunbulali.

The Hanbali jurist and saint Abu Ishaq Ibrahim ibn Abdurrahman ibn Ahmed al-Balabakki (d.691) – who did not marry and would recite half the Quran daily – said shortly before his demise: “I am not aware that I have ever committed a major sin”. (Tarikh al-Islam, 15:723)

“The great Imam Abu Hanifah passed away in a prison in Baghdad whilst in the state of Sajdah, after being force fed poison. His Janazah Salah was performed six times due to the number of participants. May Allah shower mercy on his soul and elevate his status.”

“The author of the Hanafi manual Jami al-Mudmarat, Allamah Kadoori’s date of death is commonly assumed to be 832AH. This does not appear to be correct. Refer to the final section on this link: https://islamicportal.co.uk/trimming-and-shaping-eyebrows/. Issue needs further investigating.”

Jazakallah to Shaykh Ibrahim Makki for gifting me Mufti Mehdi Hasan Sahib’s book, al-Sayf al-Mujalla ala al-Muhalla. Mufti Sahib was the Ifta teacher of our Mufti Ahmad Khanpuri Sahib in Deoband and he also worked on Imam Muhammad’s al-Hujjah.” (18 July 2021)

As Covid-19 restrictions end today in England, we should thank Allah & frequent the Masjids. Also make Duaa today for the deceased especially: – Mf Saeed Palanpuri – Allama Khalid Mahmood – Mf Zarwali – Ml Salman Mazahiri – Sh Taha Karaan – Mf Ebrahim Desai – Dr Muhsin Khan – Dr Abdurrazzaq Iskandar – Mawlana Abdul Halim Chishti – Qari Uthman Mansurpuri” (19 July 2021)

Al-Hamdulillah, arrived Seville (Ishbiliyyah) a short while ago. This is the city where the great Maliki scholar, Abu Bakr Ibn al-Arabi was born & became a judge, and also where the Hadith expert Hafiz Abdul Haq Ishbili grew up. Hafiz Zaylaee relies on his book al-Ahkam a lot.” (26 July 2021)

‏قال السمعاني في الأنساب ٦: ٦٥ في ذكر وفاة الإمام أبي حنيفة رضي الله عنه: ‏صلي عليه ست مرات من كثرة الزحام آخرهم صلى عليه ابنه حماد

‫قال اللكنوي في الفوائد البهية (ص ٩٩) في ترجمة ابن قطلوبغا: طالعت من تصانيفه فتاواه وشرح مختصرالمنار ورسائل كثيرة كلها مفيدة شاهدة على تبحره في فن الفقه والحديث وغيرهما

‏لما بلغ الشيخ صديق حسن خان نعي الشيخ عبد الحي اللكنوي وقد جرت بينهما ‏مباحثات ومناظرات وألف كل منهما في الرد على صاحبه وضع يده على ‏جبهته وأطرق رأسه ثم  ، رفعه وعيناه تدمعان وهو يدعو ويسترحم وقال: اليوم ‏غربت شمس العلم، اختلافنا كان مقصورا على تحقيق بعض المسائل، وأعلن الصلاة على الغائب، كذا في ‏نزهة الخواطر

قال شيخ مشايخنا محمد زكريا الكاندهلوي في خاتمة جزء حجة الوداع وجزء عمرات النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم: ومن منن الله الجليلة ومن مننه الكثيرة العظيمة على هذا العبد أنه لم يؤلف رسالة من رسائله في الفضائل كفضائل القرآن والحج وغيرهما ولا مؤلفا من مؤلفاته إلا ورأى هذا العبد أو بعض إخوانه المخلصين رؤيا ومبشرات حول هذه الرسائل والكتب

‏شمس الأئمة لقب جماعة وعند الإطلاق يراد به شمس الأئمة السرخسي، كذا في الجواهر المضية (٢/٣٧٥)۔‏

قال الذهبي في ترجمة ابن أبي حاتم: وكان زاهدا، يعد من الأبدال. ‏وأصله من الإرشاد لأبي يعلى الخليلي (٢/٦٨٣)۔

‏قال شيخنا العلامة المفتي محمد تقي العثماني: قال لي مولانا ظفر أحمد العثماني مرة: إني كلما شعرت بازدياد في مرضي زدت في تدريس صحيح البخاري، ويجعله الله تعالى شفاء لمرضي.‏

قال ابن الأثير في جامع الأصول في ترجمة الإمام مالك بن أنس: هو إمام أهل الحجاز، بل إمام الناس في الفقه والحديث، وكفاه فخرا أن الشافعي من أصحابه

خاتمة جزء حجة الوداع للشيخ الامام محمد زكريا الكاندهلوي ، ويليه ملاحظة محدث العصر الشيخ محمد يونس الجونفوري ، نعم الاستاذ ونعم التلميذ

حضرت معاویہ رضی اللہ عنہ کے متعلق حضرت مولانا رشید احمد گنگوہی فرماتے ہیں: اصحاب رسول اللہ ﷺ اعلی درجہ اور اول درجہ کے اولیاء ہیں، ادنی سے ادنی صحابی کے برابر اعلی سے اعلی ولی کا (درجہ) نہیں ہوسکتا۔ شیخ عبد القادر جیلانی فرماتے ہیں کہ حضرت معاویہ کا (درجہ بعض) لوگوں کے نزدیک ادنی ہیں اور طرح طرح کے ان پر حرف لگاتے ہیں۔ (حضرت معاویہ) اس درجہ کے ہیں کہ انکے گھوڑے کے سُم کی خاک میری آنکھ میں اگر پڑ جائے تو میری نجات وسعادت ہے۔تذکرۃ الرشید ج۱ ص ۱۹۲

Shaykh Muhammad Awwamah, a leading contemporary Hanafi Hadith scholar describing the Hanbali Hadith scholar Hafiz Ibn Abdul Hadi:

يقول الشيخ محمد عوامة في دراسة حديثية مقارنة لنصب الراية وفتح القدير ومنية الألمعي: وابن عبد الهادي أحد أئمة هذا الشأن علما واطلاعا ونقدا وتمحيصا على قصر عمره رحمه الله تعالى. ومما يدل على علو كعبه في هذا العلم أن الحافظ الزيلعي وابن عبد الهادي صنوان في التلمذة على شيوخ ذلك العصر، ومع هذا ترى الزيلعي يملأ كتابه من النقول النادرة الغالية عن ابن عبد الهادي رحمهما الله تعالى. ومما يذكر أن جميع نقول الزيلعي عن ابن عبد الهادي مصدرها التنقيح، إلا في موضعين من نصب الراية، أولهما ما لخصه من جزء الجهر بالبسملة، وثانيهما نقل عنه وصرح باسمه لكنه لم يسم المصدر الذي نقل عنه. وقد ظل الحافظ الزيلعي يستفيد من هذين الكتابين بيان الوهم والإيهام والتنقيح إلى آخر كتابه۔

ويقول الشيخ محمد عوامة: لولا نصوص ابن القطان وابن دقيق العيد وابن عبد الهادي في نصب الراية، لفقد الكتاب نصف أهميته وقيمته العلمية۔

قد يحكم العلامة الزركشي ببطلان الحديث تبعا للحافظ تيمية، لكن يبهم اسمه، كما في الحديث: كنت كنزا لا أعرف، وكما في الحديث: كنت نبيا وآدم بين الماء والطين، كذا في العقد الثمين في حب النبي الأمين صلى الله عليه وسلم۔

قال الحافظ ابن القيم في إعلام الموقعين (٢/٢٧٨): فأما نقل قوله فظاهر، وهو الأحاديث المدنية التي هي أم الأحاديث النبوية، وهي أشرف أحاديث أهل الأمصار، ومن تأمل أبواب البخاري وجده أول ما يبدأ في الباب بها ما وجدها، ثم يتبعها بأحاديث أهل الأمصار، وهذه كمالك عن نافع عن أبيه عمر، وابن شهاب عن سعيد بن المسيب عن أبي هريرة، ومالك عن هشام بن عروة عن أبيه عن عائشة وأبي الزناد عن الأعرج عن أبي هريرة، وأبي شهاب عن سالم عن أبيه، وابن شهاب عن حميد بن عبد الرحمن عن أبي هريرة، ويحيى بن سعيد عن أبي سلمة عن أبي هريرة، وابن شهاب عن عبيد الله بن عبد الله بن عتبة عن ابن عباس، ومالك عن موسى بن عقبة عن كريب عن أسامة بن زيد، والزهري عن عطاء بن يزيد الليثي عن أبي أيوب، وأمثال ذلك

أفاد الصفدي في أول تاريخه في كيفية كتابة الترجمة فقال: يُبدأ في التراجم باللقب، ثم بالكنية، ثم بالاسم، ثم بالنسبة إلى البلد، ثم إلى الأصل، ثم إلى المذهب في الفروع، ثم الاعتقاد، ثم إلى العلم، والصناعة، والخلافة، والوزارة، والقضاء

سئلت: يقول بعض الناس: إن أصحاب الكتب الستة كانوا كلهم من العرب، وأخطأ من زعم أنهم كانوا من العجم. فقلت: الذي سمعنا من مشايخنا وقرأنا في كتب التراجم أن أصحاب الكتب الستة أعاجم إلا الإمام مسلم فاختلف فيه، فجزم الحافظ ابن الصلاح ثم الإمام النووي أنه عربي الأصل، ومال الحافظ الذهبي إلى أنه أعجمي، لأنه قال: لعله من موالي قشير. ومال شيخنا محمد يونس الجونفوري إلى أنه أعجمي أيضا بقرينة ورود اسم “كوشاذ” في نسبه، وهو اسم فارسي، والله سبحانه أعلم (يوسف شبير)۔


“Encourage girls to memorise the Quran.  Ignore Shaytan’s whisper that they will forget the Quran when they grow up.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“The intercession of the Qur’an will be the greatest on the day of Qiyamah.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“When Abu Musa al-Ash’ari (May Allah be pleased with him) would recite the Qur’an, what would be the feeling?” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“All Masjids should organise weekly Tafsir lessons. We have experienced many benefits of this.” (Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri Sahib, India)

“Every household has some form of a problem or difficulty. The solution for these problems lie in Surah Nas that provides protection from all forms of Satanic and Human evil.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“The Quran is a miracle that will remain until the day of judgement.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Imam Bukhari was a very good Hafiz of the Qur’an, as evidenced from the book of Tafsir and the way in which he mentions similar words from different parts of the Quran.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“If I was imprisoned and allowed to keep two books with me, I would choose the Quran and Zad al-Maad” (Shaykh Abu al-Hasan Ali Nadwi)

“Despite other commitments, Hadrat Shaykh Zakariyya Kandhelwi would recite 7-9 Juz of the Quran daily.” (Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri Sahib, India)

“Despite other commitments, Mufti Mahmud Hasan Gangohi in his youth would recite half the Quran daily.” (Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri Sahib, India)

“The earth does not eat the bodies of the Huffaz.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“There is no greater bounty than the Quran being firmly embedded in the hearts.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“The teacher of Hifz cannot be repaid.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Make a habit of reciting the last two verses of Surah Baqarah before going to sleep. The hadith states that they suffice for the reciter; meaning they protect him from calamities and difficulties, or that they are sufficient on behalf of all Sunnah supplications before sleeping.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Mawlana Ahmed Ali Lahori said: The summary of the Quran is in the following three: (1) Worship of Allah ‬(‪2) Obedience of Prophet ﷺ ‬(‪3) Serving the creation.” (Dr Mahmood Chandia, UK)‬

“Benefits of reciting Surah Kahf: (1) Earn reward. (2) Wipe your sins. (3) Protect yourself.”

“In Ramadan, Imam Bukhari would complete a Quran daily during the day and complete a Quran every three nights in the night prayer.”

15 year old Muhammad Othman Jate, a blind orphan at Foday Kemo Orphanage in Jalambang, Gambia has memorised half the Quran merely by listening on a device. Listen to his recitation. Miracle of the Quran. Should inspire everyone to memorise the Quran.” (Fri 2 July 2021)

“If you are a Hafiz of the Quran and your mother is alive, lead her in at least two Rakat Tahajjud Salah during these blessed nights (Ramadan) with the recitation of half Juz or a full Juz. Take her Duaas whilst you can. For those whose parents have passed away, supplicate for them.”

قال الحافظ ابن حجر في الدرر الكامنة (٥/٣٥٢): وقرأت بخطّ محمد بن عبدالرحمن العثماني قاضي صفد: أخبرني الأمير سيف الدين بلبان الحسامي قال: خرجت يوماً إلى الصحراء فوجدت ابن دقيق العيد في الجبانة واقفاً يقرأ ويدعو ويبكي، فسألته، فقال : صاحب هذا القبر كان من أصحابي وكان يقرأ عليّ فمات، فرأيته -يعني: في المنام- البارحة فسألته عن حاله، فقال: لما وضعتموني في القبر جاءني كلبٌ أنفط كالسبع، وجعل يروعني، فارتعبت، فجاء شخصٌ لطيف في هيئةٍ حسنة فطَرَدَه وجلس عندي يؤنسني، فقلت: من أنت ؟ فقال: أنا ثواب قراءتك سورة الكهف يوم الجمعة


“Install Asian (Squat) Toilets in your homes as the Sunnah is being abandoned. A friend of mine advises non-Muslim patients to squat due to the medical benefits. Sitting on English Toilets without an excuse is against the Sunnah. Some worry about the odour. By Allah, the spiritual odour of abandoning the Sunnah is worse.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“On entering the toilet with the right foot or forgetting the Du’a, exit and re-enter. Do not postpone the Sunnah. You will not forget the next time.” (Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri Sahib, India)

“Mufti Mahmud Hasan Gangohi said: Israf (wasting) whilst doing ablution removes Khushu in Salah.” (Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri Sahib, India)


“I have been reading اللَّهُمَّ أَعِنِّي عَلَى ذِكْرِكَ وَشُكْرِكَ وَحُسْنِ عِبَادَتِكَ after each Salah ever since I heard the Hadith from Shaykh Zakariyya Kandhelwi 50 years ago.” (Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri Sahib, India)

“Qari Muhammad Tayyib Sahib would recite one and quarter Juz of the Quran daily in Awwabeen Salah.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“There are three great benefits of Imamat (1) Strengthening one’s knowledge (2) Punctuality on Salah (3) Fulfilling a Prophetic Sunnah and attaining its reward for a lifetime.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Avoid performing Salah on the chair. If you need to, sit down and face your feet towards the Qiblah.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“There should be minimal gap between the Imam and the first row, not least if the Imam needs to be replaced.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“The first Masjid in Islam was made by Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him in Makkah as mentioned by Allamah Damamini.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“I saw Sayyid Mawlana Asad Madani on his final UK visit performing Salah standing. His condition was such that the Imam had finished Surah Fatihah by the time he stood up fully for the second Rakat. Despite this, he did not perform Salah sitting down.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Allocate a place in your homes for Salah. This will generate blessings and enable you to monitor your children’s Salah.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Our Salah has shortened. Uthman Ibn Affan (May Allah be pleased with him) would recite Surah Yusuf in Fajr Salah.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“After Adhan, pause everything except preparation for Salah.” (Shaykh Fazlurrehman Azami, South Africa)

“Make every effort to rectify your Salah.” (Shaykh Fazlurrehman Azami, South Africa)

“Keeping fingers joined together in Sajdah is a Sunnah agreed upon by all & mentioned in sound hadiths.” (Shaykh Fazlurrehman Azami, South Africa)

“Masnun Duas in Qawmah & Jalsah should be read in Fard & Nafl.” (Shaykh Fazlurrehman Azami, South Africa)

“Supplicate to Allah in abundance in Sajdah.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“To use the dajjal narration to affirm Salah when the time does not occur is incomplete because it has two possible meanings. Yes, the numerous hadiths that mention five Salah being obligatory is more appropriate evidence.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Once Mawlana Rashid Ahmed Gangohi said: I missed Takbir-Ula today after 22 years.”

“It is Sunnah to recite the full Surah al-A’la and Surah al-Ghashiya in Jumuah Salah and not just snippets.”

Shaykh Rashid Ahmed Gangohi did not miss Takbir Ula (first takbir with Imam) of the five Salah for 22 years (Tadkhiratur Rashid 2:16). 

“The Hadith (ورجل قلبه معلق بالمساجد) includes men and women. For women who perform Salah at home, it refers to attachment with the prayer area in their homes and attachment with Salah.”

“In the two Rakah Sunnah Salah before Fajr and after Maghrib Salah, it is recommended to recite Surah Kafirun in the first Rakah and Surah Ikhlas in the second Rakah. Negate Kufr and affirm Tawhid at the beginning of the day and night.”

“It is recommended to read the following Durud on our beloved Prophet ﷺ at the end of Qunut in Witr Salah:  وَصَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ مُحَمَّدٍ(Narrated in Sunan al-Nasai).”

“A solar eclipse occurred in the blessed city of Madinah on Mon 29 Shawwal, 10 Hijri (27 Jan 632 CE) at 8.30am. The Prophet ﷺ hurried to the Masjid and led the companions in Salah. The Prophet ﷺ said: ‎“O people, indeed the sun and the moon are two signs from the signs of Allah, so when either of them eclipses, rush to the Masjids.” (Ibn Abi Shaybah, Ahmad, Ibn Hibban). This applies for Solar and Lunar eclipse. The recommended actions during an eclipse include: Salah, Sadaqah, Istighfar, Takbir, Duaa, Dhikr. For further details visit: https://islamicportal.co.uk/solar-eclipse-in-the-uk-on-thursday-10-june-2021/ (9 June 2021)”

قال شيخ مشايخنا محمد زكريا الكاندلوي: إن صلاة الليل يقوي القلب، حكاه شيخنا محمد يونس الجونفوري في نبراس الساري (٤/٦)۔

‏قال ابن العربي في سراج المريدين (٤/٣١٩) في ذكر نابلس: بلدة مشحونة بالزهاد والعلماء والأخيار، وما رأيت أعف من نسائها ولا حياء مخدرة، تمشي عمرك في الطريق لا يقع عينك فيها على امرأة إلا يوم الجمعة، فإن النساء في المسجد أكثر من الرجال، فإذا صلين ركعتين رجعن، فلا تقع عين على امرأة إلى الجمعة الأخرى، انتهى. وراجع أحكام القرآن (٣/٥٦٩) لابن العربي وتفسير القرطبي (١٤/١٨١)۔

Hajj & Umrah

“How can we give permission for Tawaf during menstruation? A Haram act in the Haram.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Shaykhul Hadith Moulana Muhammad Yunus Sahib has a very strong attachment with the Sunnah. He always resides in Mina on 13 Dhul Hijjah, even when he was extremely ill. Despite his illness, he stones the Satan in the Masnoon time, from the Masnoon place close to the pillars.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“The best book regarding Hajj is Mu’allimul Hujjaj written by Mufti Saeed Sahib, the father of my teacher Mufti Muzaffar Hussain Sahib of Saharanpur. Mufti Saeed Sahib was very sincere and capable. Allah has given his book Mu’allimul Hujjaj widespread acceptance similar to Fadhail Amal.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“I feel ashamed to present my face before Allah if I have not performed at least one Tawaf during the day.” (Moulana Umarji Sahib Rahimahullah, UK)

“It is not permissible for a tour operator to ‘sell’ his quota of Hajj visas to another tour operator, in violation of the Law.” (Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri, Mahmud al-Fatawa, 2:245)

“The Sunnah of standing at the Jamarat in Hajj needs to be revived.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“The principle worship on the day of ‘Arafah is Wuquf. Long speeches and other activities should be discouraged.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Do not hesitate to perform Witr Salah behind an Imam who follows any of the methods adopted by the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم. Your Salah is valid and you do not need to repeat.”

“It is desirable to complete a Quran recitation during your visit to al-Masjid al-Haram, al-Masjid al-Nabawi or al-Masjid al-Aqsa.”  (see Ilam al-Sajid, p.288)

“Names of key days in Dhul Hijjah:
‪7th – Yawmuz Zinah (animals are adorned)‬
‪8th – Yawmut Tarwiyah (water transported to Arafah)‬ / Yawmun Naqlah (Hujjaj go Mina)
‪9th – Yawm Arafah‬ (Hujjaj perform Wuquf Arafah)
‪10th – Yawmun Nahr (slaughter) / Yawmul Adha‬ (sacrifice)
‪11th – Yawmul Qarr (residing in Mina) / Yawmur Ruoos (animal heads are consumed)‬
‪12th – Yawmun Nafaril Awwal (Hujjaj can leave Mina) / Yawmul Akari (trotters are consumed) / Yawmur Ruoos‬
‪13th – Yawmun Nafarith Thani ‬(second day for Hijjaj to leave Mina)

For further details refer to the Arabic treatise: https://islamicportal.co.uk/juz-yawm-al-ruus-the-day-of-the-heads/

Qurbani and Eid

“Along with donating Qurbani abroad, It is imperative that all families undertake Qurbani locally. Revive the Sunnah and instil it’s importance in your children. Do not deprive yourself from the hospitality of Allah.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Takbeer-e-Tashreeq after each Salah is a regular reminder for us to glorify Allah in abundance during these blessed days.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“During these blessed ten days of Dhul Hijjah, complete at least one recitation of the entire Quran.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Value these 10 most virtuous days of the year by undertaking Dhikr, Salah, Quran recitation, fasting, charity and other good deeds concluding with Udhiyah (Qurbani).”

“10 lessons of Hajj & Qurbani: (1) Sacrifice (2) Sabr (3) Steadfastness (4) Selflessness (5) Sadaqah (6) Spirit (7) Salvation (8) Service (9) Spirituality (10) Submission.”

Ramadan and Fasting

“The prevalent practice of reducing the recitation in Taraweeh Salah in the last 10 days of Ramadan is not in accordance with the Sunnah.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“The completion of the Quran in Tarawih Salah is one of the methods of preserving the Quran.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Fasting in the month of Muharram is highly recommended. The Prophet ﷺ said: “The best fasts after Ramaḍān is Allah’s month of Muḥarram.” (Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1163)”

‪”Make every effort to perform twenty Rakat Tarawih daily and complete the full Quran.‬ If for some genuine reason you are unable to, try to to perform as many Rakat as you can. ‬‪Being unable to perform the full twenty Rakat does not mean you do not perform at all.” 

Covid-19 vaccine injections do not break the fast. Covid-19 PCR and Lateral Flow Tests do not break the fast. If you need to use either whilst fasting, it is permissible. May Allah protect us all.

Is there any basis for completing the Qurʾān on the 27th night of Ramaḍān as is prevalent? We recommend Masjids complete on the 29th night.”

“Do not treat Tarawih Salah like a chore or a tick box exercise or a race. Perform it with devotion, passion and concentration. The duration of Sajdah, Ruku, Qawmah, Jilsah should be no different to Fard prayers.”

“A beautiful & the most authentic Masnun Iftar Duaa to be read after eating dates & drinking water: ‎ذَهَبَ الظَّمَأُ وَابْتَلَّتِ الْعُرُوْقُ وَثَبَتَ الْأَجْرُ إِنْ شَاءَ الله Trans: The thirst has gone, the veins are moistened, and the reward is established, if Allah wills.”

“The last ten nights of #Ramadan will begin tonight. They are the most virtuous nights of the year. If you are unable to perform Itikaf, try to recite Quran and give charity daily as any of the nights could be Laylatul Qadr (the night of decree).”

“During the final ten blessed nights of Ramadan, recite the following Du’a abundantly‏اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُـوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّيْ ‏O Allah, indeed you are the forgiver, You love to forgive, so forgive me.”

Burial and Janazah

“There are three benefits of dying on Friday: (1) protection from punishment in the grave, (2) questioning in the grave and (3) questioning on the day of judgement.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Allah’s protection should be sought from calamities and accidents. However, death resulting from them are Shahadah.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Sometimes it may be necessary to carry out an autopsy. It is not prohibited in all circumstances.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Programmes reflecting on the lives of the deceased should not be labeled as Taziyat because Shariah has prescribed the method of Taziyat. Such programmes are a form of Tadhkirah to ponder upon their lives and bring that into our lives.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“We should make every effort that a person leaves this world after having uttered a good word.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“The words Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Raji’un are unique to this Ummah.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“At the time of bathing the deceased, a large congregation should be avoided. Only those who need to be present should be present.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Musk should be used on the deceased if available as it was used for Sayyiduna ‘Ali (May Allah be pleased with him).” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“If there is a need to cut the cloth of the deceased, cut in a way that enables it to be stitched and avoid wasting it.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Making funeral arrangements is communal obligation (Fard Kifayah). Ensuring your Mu’amlat and finances are organised is an individual obligation (Fard Ayn).” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“When burying the deceased, tilt the full body on its right and place as closest possible to Qiblah.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“It is my estimate that 90% of Muslims attain the reward of Shahdah when they die.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Taziyat is Sunnah with a prescribed method. Programs after the demise of a pious person should not be labelled as Taziyat. They are merely a reflection on their lives, a form of Tadhkirah.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

Zakah and Sadaqatul Fitr

“Tahqiq al-Amaal fi Ikhraj Zakat al Fitr Bil Mal by Shaykh Ghumari, is an extremely beneficial 150 page treatise on giving Sadaqatul Fitr in monetary form. A must read to appreciate the Hanafi perspective.”  ‬

“If your sibling or nephew or relative is in debt for their first house and they are eligible to receive Zakat (because their debt is more than their Zakatable and non-essential assets), consider donating your Zakat to them. You will also attain the reward of maintaining family ties. Note: If the debt is from family and friends, the full debt will be factored in when ascertaining Zakat eligibility.  If the debt is based on a mortgage, then what is due within the forthcoming year (minus the interest if a conventional mortgage) will be factored in when ascertaining Zakat eligibility.  The difference is because family and friends can demand the loan at any time.”

قال الله تعالى: إنما نطعمكم لوجه الله لا نريد منكم جزاء ولا شكورا. قال ابن تيمية في فتاويه (١١/١١١): ‫من طلب من الفقراء الدعاء أو الثناء خرج من هذه الآية


“Make 3 intentions when you marry (1) Following Sunnah (2) Increasing Ummah (3) Protecting chastity.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

“A woman is married for 4 features: wealth, lineage, beauty & piety. Select the pious, may you be blessed. (Bukhari) Give priority to Piety.”

“Our grandmothers had so much respect for their husbands that they would not address them with their name, as has become the norm nowadays.” (Shaykh Yusuf Motala Sahib, UK)

“The fact that some companions debated whether Safiyyah (May Allah be pleased with her) was a wife or slave demonstrates that many Sahabah who were part of the convoy were not invited to the Walimah. Keep your marriages simple.” (Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri Sahib, India)

“Do not use marriage as an opportunity to show your money power.” (Mufti Mahmud Bardoli Sahib, India)

“The great Tabi’ee Suwayd Ibn Ghafalah married a virgin at the age of 116”. (al-Marifah Wal Tarikh, 1:227).

“Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-As was born when his father Amr was 11 or 12 years old.”

“The brother of Fatimah bint al-Attar al-Baghdadiyyah says: She only exited from the house three times (1) The day she married (2) The day she left for Hajj and (3) The day she passed away.”

“Perhaps the reason for Muwatta being beneficial at the time of birth is that Imam Malik (rahmatullahi alayhi) himself was reported to have been in mother’s womb for two years.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed, UK)

قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم لام سلمة رضي الله عنها عند الخِطبة: وأما ما ذكرتِ من العيال فانما عيالك عيالي! رواه احمد في المسند

التقى الإمام أبو بكر الباقلاني رحمه الله. وكان مشهوراً بالمناظرة. التقى راهبا نصرانياً…فقال النصراني: أنتم المسلمون عندكم عنصرية. قال الباقلاني: وما ذاك؟ قال النصراني: تبيحون لأنفسكم زواج الكتابية – اليهودية أو النصرانية- ولا تبيحون لغيركم الزواج ببناتكم. قال له الامام: نحن نتزوج اليهودية لأننا آمنا بموسى. ونتزوج النصرانية لأننا آمنا بعيسى. وأنتم متى ما آمنتم بمحمد زوجناكم بناتنا. فبهت الذي كفر. كذا وجدته علي النت


“Allocate one hour daily as a minimum for your children and focus on their Tarbiyah.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“I taught my children the Qur’an letter by letter, word by word.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

Parents should avoid having disputes in front of their children even if the child is a baby as it affects the child and his/her behaviour.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Ibn Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) would kiss his son Salim and say: a Sheikh kissing a Sheikh. (Siyar A’lam, 4: 460) We learn some parenting tips:  (1) Recognise your child. (2) Praise him appropriately. (3) Appreciate him. (4) Be affectionate. (5) Invest in him.”

ʿAllāmah Abū al-ʿAbbās al-Qurṭubī writes in al-Mufhim that it was common in Al-Andalus for Taḥnīk to be done with raisins and figs.

Why are parents more compassionate upon their children than vice versa? From Rawdhatul Ulama of Zandawisti:

قال الزندويستي في روضة العلماء ونزهة الفضلاء (ص ٣٢٦): والحكمة أن الوالدين أشفق من الولد على الأبوين، لأن آدم وحواء لم يكن لهما أبوان، فلم يكن لهما شفقة على الأبوين، وكان لهما أولاد فوقعت شفقتهما على الأولاد، فتوارثوا منهما، انتهى

“Just came across this important point made by Hafiz Ibn al-Qayyim in Zadul Maad regarding being dutiful to parents:

لَيْسَ مِنْ بِرِّ الْوَالِدَيْنِ أَنْ يَدَعَ الرَّجُلُ أَبَاهُ يَكْنُسُ الْكُنُفَ، وَيُكَارِي عَلَى الْحُمُرِ، وَيُوقِدُ فِي أَتُّونِ الْحَمَّامِ، وَيَحْمِلُ لِلنَّاسِ عَلَى رَأْسِهِ مَا يَتَقَوَّتُ بِأُجْرَتِهِ، وَهُوَ فِي غَايَةِ الْغِنَى وَالْيَسَارِ وَسَعَةِ ذَاتِ الْيَدِ، وَلَيْسَ مِنْ بِرِّ أُمِّهِ أَنْ يَدَعَهَا تَخْدُمُ النَّاسَ، وَتَغْسِلُ ثِيَابَهُمْ، وَتُسْقِي لَهُمُ الْمَاءَ، وَنَحْوُ ذَلِكَ، وَلَا يَصُونُهَا بِمَا يُنْفِقُهُ عَلَيْهَا، وَيَقُولُ: الْأَبَوَانِ مُكْتَسِبَانِ صَحِيحَانِ وَلَيْسَا بِزَمِنَيْنِ وَلَا أَعْمَيَيْنِ، فَيَاللَّهِ الْعَجَبُ: أَيْنَ شَرْطُ اللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ فِي بِرِّ الْوَالِدَيْنِ وَصِلَةِ الرَّحِمِ أَنْ يَكُونَ أَحَدُهُمْ زَمِنًا أَوْ أَعْمَى، وَلَيْسَتْ صِلَةُ الرَّحِمِ وَلَا بِرُّ الْوَالِدَيْنِ مَوْقُوفَةً عَلَى ذَلِكَ شَرْعًا وَلَا لُغَةً وَلَا عُرْفًا، وَبِاللَّهِ التَّوْفِيقُ”

Reformation of the soul and Zuhd

“Is there anyone today who can take an oath and say that he has never uttered a lie in his life?” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“If a thought of a good deed comes to you, perform it, this is hospitality, if you do it, the thought will return, otherwise, it may not return” (Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani, Pakistan)

“Take out time and evaluate every aspect of your life to ascertain how much conforms to Sunnah and Shariah.” (Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri Sahib, India)

“Hakim Akhtar Sahib said: It does not befit an honourable person to disobey Allah whilst simultaneously benefiting from His favours.” (Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri Sahib, India)

“Imam Gazali has written in Ihya that most of the sins of the body parts is committed by the sin. He writes: جِرمہ صغیر وجُرمہ کبیر.” (Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri Sahib, India)

“The soul is reformed and purified by adhering to the Sunnah.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

“Contemplate upon your faults and mistakes at all times.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

“A person is recognised by his character.” (Mawlana Ibrahim Pandor Sahib, South Africa)

“The common feature and trait of our elders was simplicity.” (Mawlana Ibrahim Pandor Sahib, South Africa)

“Tasawwuf’s first stage is rectifying intention and final stage is perfecting worship as though you can see Allah (Ihsan).” (Shaykh Zakariyya Kandhelwi Rahimahullah)

“There was only 1 pillow in the house of the Prophet صلي الله عليه وسلم. If someone in this gathering can tell me precisely how many pillows there are in his house, I will give him £100.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“The narration of Tabir al-Nakhl holds a primary status in the science of Tasawwuf. Generally, it is necessary to attach one’s self to a Shaykh.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“I regard myself as inferior from everyone else.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“A righteous person (Muttaqi) is not necessarily the one who does not commit sins. Righteous is the one who hastens towards forgiveness whenever he commits sins as mentioned in the book of Allah (3: 133).” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Be cautious before passing judgement regarding someone else, for one does not know the state in which he will die.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Do not belittle or think less of anyone who maybe inferior to you religiously or physically or financially or otherwise.” (Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri Sahib, India)

“Shaykh Abul Hasan Nadwi said: Any good deed that results in the doer thinking less of someone is a sign of it not being accepted by Allah.” (Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri Sahib, India)

“Belittling or thinking less of someone results from Kibr (pride).” (Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri Sahib, India)

“Do not waste your time. Always engage in reciting the Kalimah and Durood.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

“Fudayl Ibn Iyad was asked about Tawadu (humility). He said, humility is that you accept the truth even if you hear it from a child (Hilyah).”

“Abu Darda (May Allah be pleased with him) said: Whoever increases the remembrance of death, his laughter & Hasad (envy) will reduce (Hilyah).”

“One of the best books on Tasawwuf is Allamah Khalid Mahmud’s Athar al-Ihsan. A must for scholars.”

“To reduce envy, remember death.”

Hafiz Ibn al-Qayyim said in Madarij al-Salikin: اقبل الحق ممن قاله وإن كان بغيضا، ورد الباطل على من قاله وإن كان حبيبا (Accept the truth from the one who says it even if he is hated to you, and reject the falsehood upon the one who says it even if he is a beloved to you)

“Do not be Allah’s friend in public and his enemy in private.” – Bilal ibn Saad (Al-Zuhd of Ahmad, 2271)

Our mizaaj and attitude should be such that even before someone does something to us we forgive them.” (Yusuf Shabbir)

قال الامام احمد بن حنبل: كل شيء من الخير تهم به فبادر به قبل ان يحال بينك وبينه ، رواه ابن الجوزي في مناقب الامام احمد ص٢٧٢

قال الإمام ابن الجوزي في صيد الخاطر (ص ١٣٠): تأملت التحاسد بين العلماء، فرأيت منشأه من حب الدنيا، فإن علماء الآخرة يتوادون ولا يتحاسدون

قال الحافظ ابن القيم في بدائع الفوائد (٤/٢٠٩): ‏في النوم فائدتان، إحداهما انعكاس الحرارة إلى البطن فينهضم الطعام، ‏الثانية استراحة الأعضاء التي قد كلت بالأعمال

قيل للربيع بن خثيم: ‏ما نراك تعيب أحدا؟ ‏فقال: ‏لست عن نفسي براض فأتفرغ من عيبها إلى عيب غيرها

عن علي بن أبي طالب أنه قال: إن الفقيه كل الفقيه من لم يؤيس الناس من رحمة الله، ولم يدحضهم في معاصي الله عز وجل سبحانه وتعالى، كذا في ‏أصول السنة لابن أبي زمنين

الرؤيا تسر المؤمن ولا تغره. قال المروذي: أدخلت إبراهيم الحصري على أبي عبد الله فقال: إن أمي رأت لك مناما وهو كذا وكذا وذكرت الجنة، فقال: يا أخي، إن سهل بن سلامة كان الناس يخبرونه بمثل هذا وخرج إلى سفك الدماء. الرؤيا تسر المؤمن ولا تغره، كذا في السير (١١/٢٢٧)۔

قال الإمام السرخسي في شرح السير الكبير: إن ما يفعله الذين يدعون الوجد والمحبة مكروه ولا أصل له في الدين. ويستبين به أنه تمنع الصوفية مما يعتادونه من رفع الصوت وتخريق الثياب عند السماع، فإن ذلك مكروه في الدين عند سماع القرآن والوعظ، فما ظنك عند سماع الغناء، وراجع رد المحتار ٦:٣٤٩۔

قال الحافظ شمس الدين الذهبي في الميزان: و الله لان يعيش المسلم جاهلا خلف البقر لا يعرف من العلم شيئا سوى سور من القرآن يصلى بها الصلوات ويؤمن بالله وباليوم الآخر خير له بكثير من هذا العرفان وهذه الحقائق، ولو قرأ مائة كتاب أو عمل مائة خلوة

قال الحافظ ابن القيم في مدارج السالكين (٢/١٢): سمعت شيخ الإسلام ابن تيمية قدس الله روحه يقول: الزهد ترك ما لا ينفع في الآخرة، والورع ترك ما تخاف ضرره في الآخرة. ‏وهذه العبارة من أحسن ما قيل في الزهد والورع وأجمعها

قال سلطان العارفين أبو يزيد البسطامي: إذا نظرتم إلى الرجل أعطي من الكرامات حتى يرتفع في الهواء، فلا تغتروا به حتى تنظروا كيف تجدونه عند الأمر والنهي وحفظ الحدود وأداء الشريعة

قال الفقيه أبو الليث السمرقندي في تنبيه الغافلين: الغيبة على أربعة أوجه : في وجه هي كفر بأن قيل له لا تغتب فيقول : ليس هذا غيبة ، لأني صادق فيه فقد استحل ما حرم بالأدلة القطعية ، وهو كفر ، وفي وجه : هي نفاق بأن يغتاب من لا يسميه عند من يعرفه ، فهو مغتاب ، ويرى من نفسه أنه متورع ، فهذا هو النفاق ، وفي وجه : هي معصية وهو أن يغتاب معينا ويعلم أنها معصية فعليه التوبة ، وفي وجه : هي مباح وهو أن يغتاب معلنا بفسقه أو صاحب بدعة وإن اغتاب الفاسق ليحذره الناس يثاب عليه لأنه من النهي عن المنكر، انتهى۔

Etiquette and supplications

“If our son is ill, how will we make duʿāʾ? This is how we should make duʿāʾ for the Ummah” (Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani, Pakistan)

“To attain reward of Shahadah, read before you sleep seven times: اللھم بارک لنا فی الموت وفیما بعد الموت” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“When receiving a gift, express your gratitude and need for the item.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“To accept gifts is a Sunnah, but it is also Sunnah to return favours. It should not be one way, it should be two ways. ‪كان النبي ﷺ يقبل الهدية ويثيب عليها.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“We have confined the Khutbah al-Hajah (sermon) of our beloved Prophet ﷺ to the occasion of Nikah. It should also be used on other occasions e.g. when buying and selling a house or a car.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Istighfar (seeking Allah’s forgiveness) removes depression and alleviates financial hardship & other difficulties.” (Mufti Mahmud Bardoli Sahib, India)

“Tawbah (repentance) does not require a verbal statement or dua. It is remorse, abstinence & firm intention not to sin.” (Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri Sahib, India)

“There are Duas & specific words narrated from Prophet ﷺ for Tawbah which should be read but they are not a prerequisite.” (Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri Sahib, India)

“Istighfar can be done for someone else. You cannot do Tawbah on someone’s behalf.” (Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri Sahib, India)

“Our tongue has many shortcomings, despite this Allah enables us, in fact instructs us to take his name and do Dhikr.” (Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri Sahib, India)

“Whenever a person remembers Allah and is a ذاكر he at that point achieves a higher status of being remembered by Allah and being a مذكور.” (Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri Sahib, India)

“Allamah Habiburrahman Azami said: There can be no better Khutbah than the Masnun Khutbah,no matter how eloquent the words.” (Shaykh Fazlurrehman Azami, South Africa)

“There can be no better durud than the Masnun Durud. Hadrat Thanwi has also mentioned this.” [As has Hadrat Gangohi] (Shaykh Fazlurrehman Azami, South Africa)

“It is Masnun to write ‘Amma Ba’d’ in letters” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“There are three rights of the Prophet ﷺ on us: Glorification (Azmat) & Love (Mahabbat) from صلوۃ and obedience (Itaa’at) from سلام.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“It is preferable to start Duas with the praise of Allah and then Durood.” (Mufti Saeed Palanpuri Sahib, India)

“Not having concern in the heart for fellow Muslims – and indeed humanity – is a sign of weakness in faith (Imaan).” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Whilst in Madinah Munawwarah, one should wear white clothes as this was preferred by the Prophet ﷺ.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“We cannot even comprehend the level of Adab (etiquette) Sahabah had for the Prophet ﷺ.” (Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri Sahib, India)

“Taking someone’s photograph without their consent is a form of Gheebah (backbiting) if they dislike it.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Taking someone’s photograph without their permission is unlawful. It is a breach of trust.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“The prohibition of photos of saints and scholars is stronger because people revere it and this leads to other sins.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Digital photography is impermissible according to the majority of our scholars. Permissibility is an isolated opinion.”

“For the sake of Allah, do not share any picture of a scholar or anyone who is lying on a bed in hospital in pain.  Be sensitive! How would we feel if someone posted our picture in this manner? May Allah grant us all common sense and grant Afiyah to all ill people.”

“Read Durood with pleasure and ensure every word is clearly pronounced.” (Mufti Saeed Palanpuri Sahib, India)

“We do not have a uniform in Deoband. The concept of uniform does not exist in Islam. Any form of dress that conforms to Islam is accepted.” (Mufti Saeed Palanpuri Sahib, India)

“Always make a habit of Istikhara. If you do not have the time for the prevalent method of Istikhara, recite this short supplication narrated by Imam Tirmidhi (3516): اللھم خر لی واختر لی that translates: O Allah, make it good for me and choose for me.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Sleeping of a scholar is a form of worship if the intention is to renew his energy to continue with the work of Deen.” (Moulana Umarji Sahib Rahimahullah, UK)

“The supplication at the beginning of the month of Rajab is to be recited once. It is not Sunnah to recite it after each Salah.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“The summary of the Quran and Sunnah is (1) Spending in the path of Allah and (2) Remembering Allah in abundance” (Shaykh Shuaib Desai, UK)

“Every Du’aa of ours should mention Masjid al-Aqsa until it is liberated.”

“This Ramadan, remember Masjid al-Aqsa in your Duaas.  Every Duaa of ours should mention Masjid al-Aqsa until it is liberated.”

“To welcome a person by saying مرحبا is a Sunnah of our beloved Prophet ﷺ.”

“‪Avoid writing SAW or PBUH or صلعم. Write in full صلى الله عليه وسلم or ﷺ (or use the translation) as mentioned by Hafiz Sakhawi, Imam Nawawi and others.”

“Once I heard Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani mention that Mawlana Idris Kandhlwi once wrote a letter to Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanawi and enclosed a gift, and at the end requested Duaa. He realised that Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanawi would not accept the gift because this is a gift in exchange of Duaa, so he wrote after the Duaa request – Yeh Jumla Mustanifah Hey (this is a new sentence unrelated to the gift and previous writing)”

“Recommended supplication when someone returns your debt:بارك الله تعالى في اهلك ومالك  (Sunan Nasai).”

Health and Food

“Hajjaj ibn Yusuf asked a famous doctor of his era Shabib ibn Zaid to share with him some good medical advice. He mentioned the following: (1) Only eat meat of a young animal. (2) Sleep for a short while after lunch. (3) Walk after dinner for a short while even if you have to tread through thorns. (4) Do not eat until you have digested what you have already consumed even if it takes you three days to digest. (5) Do not sleep until you visit the toilet. (6) Eat fruits when the season begins. (7) When the season is finishing, stop eating the fruits. (8) Drink two glasses of water as you wake up in the morning. (9) Drinking water after eating food is worse than drinking poison. It is better not to eat.”

“Haram wealth and food is extremely harmful even if used by mistake just as poison is harmful even if by mistake.” (Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri Sahib, India)

Imam Ahmed Ibn Hanbal was asked: ‪What softens the hearts? ‪He replied: Eating Halal ‪(Tabaqat Hanabilah, 1:219). (سئل أحمد بن حنبل: بم تلين القلوب؟ قال: بأكل الحلال)

Contemporary Issues

“To appreciate and understand any movement, one must study the life of its founder and what influenced them.” (Mufti Mahmud Bardoli Sahib, India)

“Almighty Allah is not unashamed that He would starve those who serve his Deen.” (Moulana Umarji Sahib Rahimahullah, UK)

“Today, religious departments have become basis of Asabiyyat, for e.g. he is a disciple of such a Shaykh and he is a graduate of this institute .” (Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri Sahib, India)

“The people of Malawi are indebted to the Tabligh Jamaat of Pakistan who work in the dangerous and difficult terrain, in addition to two institutes, Darul Uloom Zakariya and Darul Uloom Azadville of South Africa that are educating the Black Muslims.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“They have been affected by the supplication of Mufti Muzaffar Sahib. He was such a sincere person. They wrote all sorts of things against him.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“My respected teacher of Ifta Hadrat Mufti Yahya Sahib was so pious and principled that after performing his obligatory Hajj, he never made another passport due to the prohibition of photographs. As a result, he never visited Haramayn despite the requests of many senior scholars including Shaykhul Hadith Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya Sahib.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Everyone should make an effort to visit Masjid al-Aqsa. This is the least we can do.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“There is no ‘independent’ person in the world. Everyone depends on others. Allah has created our society as interdependent.” (Moulana Musa Menk Sahib, Zimbabwe)

“We do not continuously feel the pain of the Ummah because of our lavish and comfortable lifestyles. We need to reflect on the simple life of our beloved Prophet صلي الله عليه وسلم.” (Shaykh Shuaib Desai, UK)

“Live a life full of sacrifice, then you will feel the pain of the Ummah.” (Shaykh Shuaib Desai, UK)

“When Abu Bakr sent an assistant to Asma to relieve her from working externally she said ‘as though he liberated me'” (Bukhari)

“This #Ramadan2020 remember those who are suffering in Palestine, Syria, Burma and other places by including them in your supplications every day. This is the least we can do.”

“Justice is a prerequisite for peace. No justice, no peace.”

“The prohibition of tashabbuh (imitation) does not apply to practices permitted or endorsed by the Prophet ﷺ or the companions. (See Fatawa Izz ibn Abdissalam p.45; Fatawa Ibn Taymiyah 24:293; Nibras al-Sari, 2:260)”

“Earthquake occurs for a reason; to awaken the sleep, to remind those who forget and to warn those who deviate.”

“The precise birth date of the Prophet صلي الله عليه وسلم & Prophet Isa عليه السلام is not known. There is perhaps a divine reason for this.”

“‎According to Mahmud Pasha Falaki, the Prophet صلي الله عليه وسلم was born on the morning of 9 Rabi’ul Awwal.  There are also other views.”

“Islam does not need a reform via us. We need a reform via Islam.”

“Leadership in Sunni Islam is not hereditary. All institutions are Waqf. If these two principles were understood, most organisational disputes would not occur.”

“To deprive an heir from inheritance based on their gender or otherwise is a detestable sin. Implement the divine laws of inheritance fully.”

“A statement made by an Imam of the blessed cities of Makkah and Madinah does not necessarily mean it is correct or divine.”

“‪It is bizarre that single sex schools lawfully exist in the UK but gender segregation in mixed schools has been deemed unlawful.”

“What is the date of the birth of the Prophet ﷺ? I said: I do not know. I was asked: Should his birth be celebrated? I said: Yes of course. I was asked: When should it be celebrated: I said: Every moment and every day of the year. I was asked: How should it be celebrated? I said: By following his Sunnah.”

“How should the birth of the Prophet ﷺ be celebrated? By fasting on Mondays!”

‪Hasan Basri said:‬ ‪”That I fulfil a need of a Muslim is more beloved to me than performing 1000 Rakat.”‬ ‪(Qada al-Hawaaij p.48)‬

“The blessed birth & prophethood of our beloved Prophet ﷺ should be honoured every day of the year by remembering him constantly, sending salutations upon him, learning about his life, following his Sunnah, defending his honour, propagating his Hadiths & spreading the faith.”

Tonight on 15 Shaban: 1) Worship and remember Allah 2) Seek forgiveness 3) Make Duaa for the Ummah 4) Recite Quran 5) Perform Tahajjud 6) Give Charity 7) Avoid innovations 8) Perform Fajr Salah in congregation.”

Ensure you are not from the following deprived people on 15 Shaban: (1) Polytheist (2) Enmity bearer (3) Murderer (4) Disobeyer of parent (5) Breaks Relations (6) Trouser covering ankle (7) Prostitute (8) Alcohol addict.”

Deprived on 15 Shaban: – Polytheist – Enmity bearer – Murderer – Who disobeys parents – Who severs family ties – Who keeps trousers beneath ankles – Prostitute – Alcohol addict. It is not late. Turn to Allah and repent. Fulfil all the rights of Allah & His servants.

“The Prophet ﷺ would fast throughout the blessed month of Shaban. He did not specify a particular day neither suggest that it is more virtuous than fasting on other days. Fasting in this month is a Sunnah & every day of Shaban is blessed, therefore fast as much as possible.”

“We should be clear with the general people.  Each fast of Shaban is noble and is equal in virtue. Then encourage people to fast as many days as they want to. A consequence of over emphasis on 15 means most people do not even think about fasting on other days, despite jurists mentioning that the fasts of Shaban are recommended.”

“Shocking silence from Muslim leaders, scholars & politicians over the murder and bombing of 100+ innocent students, children and civilians at a mosque in Afghanistan. May Allah grant Jannah to the deceased, heal the wounds of those alive and eliminate the region from occupation.” (4 April 2018)

During 5 decades of communism in #Albania,500 mosques were closed, many converted to museums, beards were banned & religious books were burnt.A local Shaykh describes how he preserved books by storing them in a water well. The consequences of this dark age remain.” (Yusuf Shabbir, June 2018)

“As we mourn the victims of #ChristchurchMosqueShooting let us also remember all those who have been killed in mosques & madrasas in Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria & elsewhere through aerial bombardment. We condemn all perpetrators of aggression & pray for peace worldwide. The #ChristchurchMosqueAttack was nothing short of #terrorism. May Allah Almighty grant Jannah to the worshippers who were killed and protect our lives and institutions.  Politicians and the media worldwide need to reflect on their role in fuelling #Islamophobia.”

“The #CoronaOutbreak should remind us that Allah is The Almighty and Powerful. He created us and to Him we shall return. We should turn to Allah, repent for our sins and commit to His obedience.”

“It is despicable and shameful that some Muslim businessmen are hiking up prices for certain goods that are in heavy demand. May Allah guide them and protect us all. #coronavirusuk”

“10 recommended actions during #coronavirus: 1) Istigfar 2) Dhikr of Allah especially Tasbih & Takbir 3) Durood 4) Charity 5) Two Rakat Nafl Salah 6) Supplicate to Allah with Masnun Duas 7) Contemplate death 8) Leave all sins 9) Do not hoard or over-react 10) Avoid unnecessary travels”

“My respected father Shaykhul Hadith Mufti Shabbir Ahmad today recommended this brief and comprehensive Duaa for protection from coronavirus and other harms: ‎اللهُمَّ سَلِّمْنِي وَسَلِّمْ مِنِّي O Allah keep me safe, and keep others safe from me. It is reported that the companion Abdullah ibn Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) would read this Duaa when leaving his home (al-Adab al-Mufrad)”

“For those at home due to #coronavirus, spend your time wisely and start memorising the Quran” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed, UK)

“Think! What were your deeds prior to Covid-19 and what are your deeds now? Has any change come in your life?” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed, UK)

“As Masjids in England open for congregational Salah tomorrow (4 July 2020): (1) Make a firm intention to always perform the 5 Salah in the Masjid & remain punctual on this (2) Perform 2 Rakat Salat al-Shukr (gratitude) (3) Perform Tahiyyatul Masjid regularly (4) Adopt the necessary precautions.”

“Today, the first Jumuah Salah took place at the historic #ayasofia Mosque in #Istanbul #Turkey after 86 years. A historic moment. May Allah protect the Masjid and bless our brothers and sisters of Turkey for taking this bold step despite the opposition. (24 July 2020)”

“‘Israel and UAE strike historic deal to normalise relations’. Is this not the same UAE that hosted the so called ‘Peace’ conferences? The world awaits for those who spearheaded these conferences to clarify their position on this ‘historic deal’. (13 Aug 2020)

“If for some reason you cannot stand with the oppressed and the weak, never make the error of siding with the oppressor or justifying their wrong.” (Yusuf Shabbir, UK)

Earlier, 90000 people performed Tarawih Salah in Masjid al-Aqsa. The Imam supplicated for al-Aqsa along with Yemen, Syria & elsewhere. Huge act of courage with al-Aqsa surrounded by armed Israelis. May Allah protect al-Aqsa. Watch Duaa on the link below.” (Yusuf Shabbir, 8 May 2021)

Thousands of innocent men, women, children, scholars & Imams are unjustly incarcerated in prisons in Israel, Burma, Cuba (Guantanamo Bay), USA, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, India, China, Syria & other countries. Tonight, remember them all in your Duas particularly Dr Aafia Siddiqui.” (Yusuf Shabbir – 8 May 2021)

Years of worship in comfort cannot match the courage, perseverance and bravery shown by the Palestinians in a few minutes, in defence of #AlAqsaMosque. May Allah give them more strength.” (Yusuf Shabbir, UK – 9 May 2021)

May Allah reward and bless our very dear @Ismailadampatel Chair of @FriendsofAlAqsa for his relentless efforts and lifelong commitment to Masjid al-Aqsa and the blessed region. The least we can do is support the organisations work” (Yusuf Shabbir – 10 May 2021) 

Moments ago, Israeli terrorists attacked Palestinian worshippers after night prayers at Al-Masjjd al-Aqsa. Those who attack the houses of Allah will face severe consequences in this world and the hereafter.” (Yusuf Shabbir – 10 May 2021)

Resistance to occupation is a moral and religious obligation and a hugely noble endeavour. We are proud of the Palestinians who are resisting. Make Duaa for them, Allah grant them strength and victory against the apartheid Israeli regime. #WeStandWithPalestine” (Yusuf Shabbir, 13 May 2021)

O Allah, bring the apartheid state of #Israel to an end. O Allah, bring the perpetrators to justice. O Allah, forgive us for our inaction. O Allah, unite the Ummah against tyranny & oppression. O Allah, free the entire region from corrupt rulers & puppets.

Between 2014 and 2018, the UK issued Single Individual Export Licenses (SIELs) for arms sales to Israel to a value of £361 million. The UK Government bears responsibility for #WarCrimes in #Gaza.” (16 May 2021)

There is no safe amount of alcohol consumption for the brain, with even “moderate” drinking adversely affecting nearly every part of it, a study of more than 25,000 people in the UK has found. (https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.05.10.21256931v1.full.pdf)” (18 May 2021)

Every town should have at least a few Masjids that have facilities for sisters.” (23 May 2021)

If for some reason you cannot stand with the oppressed and the weak, never make the error of opposing those who do.” (25 May 2021)

“Visit #alaqsamasjid The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “A journey should not be undertaken except to three Masjids: al-Masjid al-Harām, the Masjid of the Messenger ﷺ and al-Masjid al-Aqsā.” (Bukhāri)” (7 June 2021)

“Abduweli Ayup, a Uyghur activist based in Oslo, says he has documented and confirmed at least 28 Uyghur deportations from three Muslim-majority countries between 2017 and 2019: 21 from Egypt, 5 from Saudi Arabia, and 2 from the UAE. He said, “Shame on Saudi Arabia. If they don’t want Uyghurs to come to perform pilgrimage just say: ‘We do not want you here,’” He also said, “Do not do this when people [come] to perform pilgrimage.” Shame on these countries and and shame on Pakistan for doing similar. (9 June 2021)”

If you missed Maghrib Salah at the Masjid today due to the #EuroFinal then ask yourself: is your loyalty to the creation or to your Creator?” (11 July 2021)

Al-Hamdulillah, good to see thousands of people flock to al-Masjid al-Haram to perform Umrah & Salah albeit with restrictions. May Allah protect Haramayn and Masjid Aqsa and always keep them open and populated for all Muslims worldwide.” (5 Aug 2021)

Around 600 UK troops are to be sent to Afghanistan to assist British nationals to leave, the government has announced. Time to end the occupation, accept defeat after two decades and allow the Afghans to determine their future.” (12 Aug 2021)

History is repeating itself. The 20-year occupation of #Afghanistan is coming to an end. This is testament to the bravery, courage, perseverance and determination of our Afghan brethren. May Allah grant them peace and prosperity and enable His Law and justice to prevail.” (15 Aug 2021)

كم مِن فِئَة قليلة غلبت فِئَة كثيرة بِإِذن الله، وَالله مع الصابرين Many a small group has, by the permission of Allah, triumphed over a mighty group. Allah is with the patient. (Quran, 2:249) #Afghanistan #Kabul” (15 Aug 2021)

Summary of the disastrous 20 year occupation of #Afghanistan plays out in #kabulairport with several dead. USA should gracefully hand the Airport to #Taliban to end the chaos and avoid further deaths. Time to display some humility and admit failures.” (16 Aug 2021)

An excellent press conference held by @Zabehulah_M33. Unlike Biden yesterday, Mulla Zabihullah Mujahid took questions after his speech and assured the Afghan people and the international community. May peace, justice, unity and the divine law prevail in #Afghanistan” (17 Aug 2021)

Resisting occupation and colonialism is a universal human right which lies at the heart of the Deobandi tradition and is a fundamental part of the legacy of its forefathers. Something to be proud of. No need to be apologetic about it. Let not the media delude you. #Afghanistan” (17 Aug 2021)

Shocking! Women cannot exit their homes, go to school, get a job, or travel if they go against what they are ordered to wear otherwise they will be arrested or given a fine. No, I am not talking about #Afghanistan, I am talking about France. #doublestandards #WomensRights” (18 August 2021)

“The human & financial cost of the war in Afghanistan: – 241,000 people dead – $2.26 trillion spent by US. That’s $300 million daily for 20 years. Or $50,000 per 40 million Afghans. Afghans, Americans & others deserve an unreserved apology for this catastrophic failure.” (21 Aug 2021)

“The fact is, we’ve been defeated by the Taliban” – Lord David Richards, former chief of the defence staff” (31 Aug 2021)

6.5 million dollars worth money & gold found in the residence of #AmrullahSaleh the ex-vice president of #Afghanistan. This is the result of two decades of occupation.” (13 Sep 2021)

Single sex schools are among the top performing schools in England. The policy of the new Afghan Government on single sex education at secondary level is not only based on Islamic principles, it is more advantageous for the learners education and development.” (18 Sep 2021)

“A calamity that makes you turn to Allah is better for you then a blessing which makes you forget the remembrance of Allah.” (Shaykhul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah)

“Thousands of innocent men, women, children, scholars & Imams are unjustly incarcerated in prisons in Israel, Burma, Cuba (Guantanamo Bay), USA, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, India, China, Syria & other countries. Tonight, remember them all in your Duas particularly Dr Aafia Siddiqui.” (8 May 2021)

“Any statement from the UAE based Peace Forum & its founder Bin Bayyah on the #AlAqsa attacks? Or do they only issue statements when it suits their political & finance masters? Or only when Arab states normalise relations with Israel & legitimise oppression against Muslims?” (8 May 2021)

“Deafening silence from the UAE based so called “Peace Council”, its founder and famous individuals associated with it.  May Allah protect the Ummah from their harm and guide them.” (9 May 2021)

“O Allah, bring the apartheid state of Israel to an end. O Allah, bring the perpetrators to justice. O Allah, forgive us for our inaction. O Allah, unite the Ummah against tyranny and oppression. O Allah, free the entire region from corrupt rulers and puppets. #HandsOffAlAqsa” (9 May 2021)

“Earlier, 90000 people performed Tarawih Salah in Masjid al-Aqsa. The Imam supplicated for al-Aqsa along with Yemen, Syria & elsewhere. Huge act of courage with al-Aqsa surrounded by armed Israelis. May Allah protect al-Aqsa.” (8 May 2021)

“In the few hours of Ramadan that remain, please make Duaa for our oppressed brothers and sisters all over the world and particularly for those in: #Palestine #Kashmir #Xinjiang #Yemen #Syria #Iraq #Egypt #Myanmar #India  #SaudiArabia #Afghanistan #Somalia #Libya.”

“Priti Patel might like decisions about revoking citizenship to remain unchallenged as the individual no longer has the right to know. But nobody else should welcome such a chilling move” – Guardian Priti is following in the footsteps of Modi and his draconian policies in India.” (22 Nov 2021)

10 cinema halls to be established in the blessed city of Madinah for the first time. May Allah protect the city from such destructive initiatives, safeguard the sanctity of the Haram, and bless the region with pious leaders.” (22 Nov 2020)

The Saudi ban on #TablighiJamaat is not surprising at all. This is part of a strategy to westernise the nation & make it less religious. Using the pulpit to justify it is shameful. We should also not forget the 100s of scholars languishing in Saudi prisons for speaking the truth.” (10 Dec 2021)

“So much of the prosperity enjoyed today in the UK comes off the back of historical atrocities durng colonial rule” (Yusuf Shabbir, 7 January 2022).

“Yesterday, I asked Sayyid Mawlana Arshad Madani, the son of Shaykhul Islam Mawlana Husayn Ahmed Madni whether he is aware of his grandfather Sayyid Habibullah’s grave in Edirne, Turkey.  Sayyid Habibullah was arrested in the blessed city of Madinah and sent to Edirne. Mawlana Arshad Sahib replied that he visited Edirne many years ago and searched for the grave but could not locate it. This, he suggested, was maybe because he passed away in an epidemic and was not afforded the standard burial. I then mentioned to him that we visited the Ottoman Military Cemetery in Malta where Hakim Nusret Husayn is buried and his grave is known. Mawlana was very pleased to hear this and I promised to send him the attached pictures. Hakim Nusret Husayn was a member of Shaykh al-Hind’s group who were incarcerated in Malta and he passed away whilst in prison on on 9 Dhu al-Qadah 1336 (16 August 1918) and Shaykh al-Hind led his Janazah Salah. Refer to our Malta travelogue for more details: https://islamicportal.co.uk/visit-to-malta-and-cyprus-with-shaykh-al-islam-mufti-muhammad-taqi-usmani/.” (Yusuf Shabbir, 21 Feb 2022)

“Over a 100 years ago, Shaykh al-Hind Mawlana Mahmud Hasan said: As modern weaponry is lawful to repel the enemy despite not existing in previous eras, there is no hesitation in the permissibility of protests & joint political acts, because for those who do not have weapons, these are the only weapons.”

اگر موجودہ زمانہ میں توپ، بندوق، ہوائی جہاز کا استعمال مدافعت اعداء کے لئے جائز ہوسکتا ہے باوجودیکہ قرون اولی میں یہ چیزیں نہ تھیں، تو مظاہروں اور قومی اتحادوں اور متفقہ مطالبوں کے جواز میں بھی تامل نہ ہوگا، کیونکہ موجودہ زمانہ میں ایسے لوگوں کے لئے جن کے ہاتھ میں توپ، بندوق، ہوائی جہاز نہیں ہیں، یہی چیزیں ہتھیار ہیں (نقش حیات، صفحہ ۶۷۹)

“If for some reason you cannot stand with the oppressed and the weak, never make the error of opposing those who do.” 

ولمّا هلك أمير ظالم لأهل السُّنة قال ابن كثير في البداية والنهاية: أراح الله المسلمين منه في هذه السنة في ذي الحجة منها،ودفن بداره،ثم نُقل إلى مقابر قريش فلله الحمد والمنة. وحين مات فرح أهل السنة بموته فرحاً شديداً،وأظهروا الشكر لله،فلا تجد أحداً منهم إلا يحمد الله، انتهى. و‏عَنْ أَبِي قَتَادَةَ بْنِ رِبْعِيٍّ رضي الله عنه أنَّ رسولَ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قال عن مَوتِ الفاجِرِ مِن الناسِ: يَسْتَرِيحُ مِنْهُ الْعِبَادُ وَالْبِلَادُ،وَالشَّجَرُ وَالدَّوَابُّ، رواه البخاري ومسلم. ‏وكان العُلماء إذا بلَغهم هلاكُ فاجرٍ ظالِمٍ سُرُّوا وقالوا: الحمد لله الذي أَراحَ المسلمين مِنه، انظر لسان الميزان (٨/٤٠٢)۔

‏قال الشهيد سيد قطب: ‏”إنهم يريدون إسلاما أمريكيا وإسرائيليا يستفتى في نواقض الوضوء، ولكنه لايستفتى في أوضاع المسلمين السياسية والاقتصادية والاجتماعية” ‏صدق رحمه الله

Important etiquette for social media users

‫قال الإمام الشافعي:‬ ‫من وعظ أخاه سراً فقد نصحه وزانه، ومن وعظه علانية فقد فضحه وشانه‬، كدا في ‫شرح مسلم للنووي (٢٤/١)‬

‪Imam Shafiee said: “Whoever advises his brother in private has been sincere to him and protected his reputation. Whoever advises him in public has humiliated him and dishonoured him.”‬