The Story Behind the Open Doors

Ustadh Firas AlKhateeb Teachers Get a Different Take on Teaching   Give Today   Everyone always wonders what goes on in a classroom, behind closed doors. There are so many messages floating around, verbally transmitted by the teacher, and you wonder how much reaches...

The Story of Box Shipping & The Fiqh of Finance

Hafiz Atiq Taiyab From Student to Scholar Give Today   I remember how one day Mufti Hisham just walked in to our Fiqh and Hadith class and said:   “Find out what box shipping is, which chapter of finance in fiqh it is analogous to, and then based on that,...

The Categories of Hanafi Legal Rulings

By Mawlana Bilal Ali Ansari Hanafi legal rulings are divided into distinct categories which are utilized by jurists (fuqaha’) when issuing rulings and identifying superior opinions in case of apparent contradiction. Ibn ‘Abidin mentions three categories of rulings in...

On Backbiting and Hadith Criticism

By Mawlana Bilal Ali Ansari   Question: When we talk about a specific narrator being adil (upright), isn’t it backbiting to label someone a liar or a sinner? How is this justified? Answer: In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Mercy-Giving. The act of...