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What is a Mursal Hadith?

Wed, 07 Jan 2009 18:47:29 +0000

In the sciences of hadith, there's something called a mursal hadith. What exactly is a mursal hadith? What is it's status? What are the fiqh rulings on mursal ahadith? And why does it matter? This comes into play in the issue of: does laughing in salaah break your wudoo?

Find Peace

Tue, 26 Aug 2008 01:01:43 +0000

Bismillah Sitting in a halaqah–in a khutbah–in an AlMaghrib class, learning about the deen of Allah– the emanrush, your heart just flutters with tranquility. With satisfaction. With humility. With peace. Why do we only feel this way in these gatherings? Allah azza wa jal provides the answer: He says in Surah Ra’d ayah 28: الَّذِينَ […]

Is Alcohol Najas?

Thu, 31 Jan 2008 12:07:42 +0000

Is alcohol najas? While scholars disagreed, all for madhahib say it IS najas. Why? Because of the ayah in Surah Ma'idah--alcohol, divination, and gambling are rijs (filth). Filth is najas by default! And the hadith of washing the inaa' of the people of the book--inaa' refers to plates and bowls and utensils, but also cups! Why mention cups? Alcohol!

Reusing Purification Water

Tue, 15 Jan 2008 09:10:21 +0000

Can you re-use water that you've used for wudoo or ghusl? If the smell, colour, or taste change due to najasa, then no, you can't! But what if something najas falls into your water container, and the characteristics don't change? Scholars differed on this.

Utensils and Vessels

Sat, 12 Jan 2008 07:04:42 +0000

Which utensils and vessels are halal to eat from? This is an important question--your du'a is at stake! If you eat from the haraam, Allah does not accept your du'a! The majority of utensils and vessels are ok, by consensus--but what about non-Muslims' stuff? Scholars differed. (This affects if you can eat at non-Muslim restaurants, too.)

My Purity and the Qur’an

Wed, 05 Sep 2007 23:12:02 +0000

No wudoo, wudoo, janaba, menstruation; can you touch the Qur'an? Can you recite it from memory? What are the different rulings, and some of the proofs? Here, we present a summary, and pointers to different resources (including proofs).

The Purification Act

Tue, 17 Apr 2007 10:04:38 +0000

The Purification Act is an AlMaghrib Institute course by Abdul-Bary Yahya. Learn about salaah (prayer) and tahara (purification), from end-to-end.

The Sock-Wiping Test

Tue, 09 Jan 2007 02:10:03 +0000

The conditions for wiping over socks: have wudoo before you put them on, don't take them off, and be within the 24- or 72-hour window. Nullifiers.