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Eid Prayers During the Shelter-in-Place Order

In the Name of Allah, The Gracious, The Merciful We praise and thank Allah Almighty for granting us the blessed month of Ramadan during this gloom. We hope and pray to Him that as He Almighty emancipates souls from the Fire during this month out of His sheer Mercy, that...
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Finding Purpose in the Face of a Pandemic

Finding Purpose in the Face of a Pandemic Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia, Director of Darul Qasim   ﷽ وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُم بِشَيْءٍ مِّنَ الْخَوْفِ وَالْجُوعِ وَنَقْصٍ مِّنَ الْأَمْوَالِ وَالْأَنفُسِ وَالثَّمَرَاتِ ۗ وَبَشِّرِ الصَّابِرِينَ And surely We shall try you with something of fear and hunger, and loss of wealth and lives and...
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COVID-19 and Jumu’ah – Additional Clarification

Go here for the main text of the COVID-19 and Jumu’ah post In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful  al-Salām‌ ‌ʿalaykum‌ wa raḥmat Allāh, Much confusion still exists in the minds of many Muslims about what to do about Jumuʿah. The Darul Iftāʾ at Darul Qasim has laid...
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An Islamic Prescription for Holistically Treating a Global Pandemic Crisis

Download a PDF of this post In these heady days of the growing COVID-19 pandemic, it is sometimes hard to remember that history has documented many prior catastrophic pandemics.  Indeed, Muslims have survived and managed pandemics before. We have noted that there are numerous voices within the Muslim community advising...
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COVID-19 and Jumuʿah

Download a PDF version of this post In the name of Allah, The Gracious, The Merciful  Allah’s‌ ‌Fadl‌ ‌on‌ ‌this‌ ‌Ummah‌ ‌is‌ ‌immense‌ ‌and‌ ‌perpetual.‌ ‌Allah‌ ‌sent‌ ‌down‌ ‌His‌ ‌Last‌ ‌Messenger‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌complete‌ ‌and‌ ‌perfect‌ ‌code‌ ‌of‌ ‌life‌ ‌we‌ ‌know‌ ‌as‌ ‌the‌ ‌Shariʿah.‌ ‌The‌ ‌Shari’ah‌ ‌gives‌ ‌us‌ ‌solutions‌ ‌to‌...
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A Declaration from the ‘Ulama on the Coronavirus Crisis

Download a PDF of this article In the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Very-Merciful. Al-Salāmu ʿalaykum wa raḥmatuAllāh! Greetings of peace and Allah’s infinite mercy!   We pray and hope you are in the best of spiritual and physical health. The impact of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is deeply...
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Darul Qasim’s Position on the Moral and Legal Obligations for Muslims Regarding Sexual Crimes

There seems to be much confusion about cases and matters pertaining to allegations of sexual crimes and the Muslim community’s treatment of the accused and the accuser.  The following is a response to a specific inquiry about such matters that Darul Qasim has received. This article is intended to offer...
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Manifesting Our Love for the Prophet (S) – Synopsis of khutbah delivered Sep 21, 2012

As Muslims, we all claim a deep and unwavering love for our beloved Prophet, Mohammad (S); indeed we are not worthy of calling ourselves Muslims, neither legally nor morally, unless we profess this love to be above anyone or anything else in creation…  
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Fatwa on Surrogate Motherhood (issued December 2009)

The question of the permissibility of gestational surrogacy (as described above) in Islam is being posed frequently in this day and age. Most Muslim scholars and thinkers seem to view the question as one of fiqh and base their findings on legal analogies and considerations…  
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Significance of the First Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah

Abdullah Ibne ‘Abbas radiyallahu anhu related that the Prophet sallalahu alayhi wasallam said, “Good deeds performed on other days are not superior to those performed on these (first ten days of Zul-Hijjah).” The Companions radiyallahu anhum inquired, “Not even Jihad?” He replied, “Not even jihad, except for that person who...
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The Night Of Baraat

Allah Ta’ala has afforded His bondsmen certain selected opportunities whereby they may reap his infinite mercy and forgiveness. Some explicit examples of these occasions are the month of Ramadan and Laylatul Qadr.The night of the fifteenth of Sh`abaan is one such opportunity…  
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Fasting in Muharram

Importance of the Fast of Muharram.  
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