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Archive for the ‘umrah’ Category

when does ramadan start this year.?

Posted by Abd Al Mustafa on Friday 13th July, 2012

The month of fasting this year will begin on July 20 and the celebration of Eid Al-Fitr will be on Aug. 19, according to a senior Islamic scholar in the Kingdom. Member of the Council of Senior Scholars Sheikh Abdullah Al-Manie said fasting will end on Saturday Aug. 18.

 The days related to religious occasions and rites will have to be confirmed by the sighting of the new moon and royal orders.

** notice how it says “and royal orders“. so if the king decides to start the new month a day early or late, does that mean that the muslims in the UK/USA are legally bound to follow those dates also.?? is the saudi king an authority over muslims beyond saudi borders.?? **

plz plz, those who follow saudi on this plz let us have ur thoughts. jazakallah! sadly, it seems that saudi will have their first taraweeh on thursday night. so another split this year.

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Dis-united Ramadan & Eidain – the root cause

Posted by Abd Al Mustafa on Thursday 12th July, 2012

mufti yusuf danka, imam of croydon mosque states,

In 2006, I (Muhammad Yusuf Danka) attended a meeting with the Director General of London Central Masjid Dr Ahmed Dubiyan. This meeting was attended by 20 management members of the West London Masajid and Shaykhul Hadith Molana Samirud-Deen Qasmi حفظه الله from Manchester. In this meeting, Dr Dubiyan stated: ‘In our own Masjid here, there was a meeting and we in UK agreed to unite on the moon sighting announcements and criteria for this country, however, the Jamiatul Ulama Britain & Hizbul Ulama UK changed their minds the very next year, from this, our own attendees complained to us why we were not following Saudi when others who were not Arab did so, this made matters very difficult for us, even after being from a Saudi background, we (London Central Mosque) have no objection in not following the Saudi announcement.

If today, the Scholars of this country agree to unite on the specific criteria, we are ready to adopt that also.

A little history on the the whole matter

In 1984, there was an international conference held in London Central Masjid & Cultural Centre (Regents Park) for the purpose of discussing the Moon Sighting criteria of the UK:

This meeting was attended by approximately 350 Scholars from various Countries around the World, among the participants were: The Grand Mufti of Egypt, Scholars from Europe and also numerous Scholars from the UK who were specifically chosen from their association or work within a certain group of the Muslims (Da’wah Tabligh, Brelvi, Salafi etc), from the side of Jamiatul Ulama Britain, Mufti Aslam was invited, the foundation for sighting of the crescent moon to establish the new Islamic month in the UK was that the moon had to be sighted with the naked eye (Muhaqaq Ru’yat Basari). The outcome of the conference was that all the Scholars present unanimously agreed to abide by the agreed criteria. There were 30 senior Scholars from the UK present, all of whom confirmed their agreement to adopting the criteria by signing their names to it. The agreed criteria was then sent to the Grand Mufti of India, Hadhrat Mufti Abdur Raheem Lajpuri رحمه الله . The acceptance and confirmation of the criteria of 1984 is mentioned in the book Fatawa Raheemiya by Hadhrat Mufti Abdur Raheem Lajpuri رحمه الله

However, even after the conference, the unanimous agreement and all the following events, the very next year, Jamiatul Ulama Britain & Hizbul Ulama UK broke their oath and unanimous agreement to the United Moon Sighting Criteria which was written at the Regents Park Masjid conference.                                                                                              [source]

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Mawlid inside Masjid An-Nabawi Sharif

Posted by Abd Al Mustafa on Sunday 20th December, 2009

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The Hadith : “whoever visits my grave”

Posted by Abd Al Mustafa on Tuesday 7th April, 2009

The h.adīth “Whoever visits my grave, my intercession will be guaranteed for him” is a fair (h.asan) narration as concluded by Imām Abū al-H. asanāt al-Lacknawī and his editor ‘Abd al-Fattāh. Abū Ghudda in the latter’s notes on the Muwat.t. a’ in Muh.ammad ibn al-H. asan’s narration (chapter 49: On theProphet’s  grave) as well as Shaykh Mah.mūd Mamdūh. ,although some early scholars declared it sound (s.ah.īh.) such as Ibn al-Sakan in al-Sunan al-S.ih.āh. and ‘Abd al-H.aqq al-Ishbīlī in al-Ah.kām, followed by Shaykh al-Islām al-Taqī al-Subkī in Shifā’ al-Siqām in view of the totality of the chains. Other h.adīth scholars who considered it authentic are Ibn H.ajar’s student the h.adīth Master al-Sakhāwī, the h.adīth Master of Madīna al-Samhūdī and Imām Ibn H.ajar al-Haytamī in al-Jawhar al-Munaz.z.am fī Ziyārat al-Qabr al-Mukarram. Al-Ghassāni (d. 682) did not include it in his recension of al-Dāraqut.nī’s weak narrations entitled Takhrīj al-Ahādīth al-D. i‘āf min Sunan al-Dāraqut.nī. Some late scholars, beginning with Ibn Taymiyya, are undecided whether to grade this h.adīth weak or forged.

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Conditions of Ijtihad

Posted by Abd Al Mustafa on Tuesday 7th April, 2009

(1) He must be a master of the language of the Arabs, knowing its different dialects, the import of their  poems, their proverbs, and their customs. [30]  

(2) He must have a complete grasp of the differing opinions of the scholars and jurists of Islam.  [31] 

(3) He must be a jurist himself, learned in the Qur’an, having memorized it and knowing the difference of the seven readings of the Qur’an while understanding its commentary, being aware of what is clear and what is obscure in it, what it abrogates and what is abrogated by it, and the stories of the prophets.

(4) He must be learned in the Sunna of the Messenger of Allah, capable of distinguishing between its sound hadith and its weak hadith, its continuous hadith and hadith whose chain of transmission is broken, its chains of transmission, as well as those hadith which are well known. [32]

(5) He must be scrupulously pious in the religion, restraining his lower desires with respect to righteousness and trustworthiness, and his doctrine must be built upon the Qur’an and the Sunna of the Prophet. One who is missing in any of these characteristics falls short and is not permitted to be a Mujtahid whom people imitate. [33]

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