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  • Surah Al-Fatihah: A Brief Explanation

    Al-Fatihah literally means The Opening because the Qur’an opens with it. It is the first chapter (surah) of the Qur’an and is considered its ‘greatest surah’. It is seen to be a precise table of contents of the Qur’anic message because some scholars… Read More ›

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  • Studying a School of Law (Madhab) vs. Studying Preferred Opinions

    Source: Ismail Ibrahim Answer by Salih Al-Usaymi Preferred opinion? What on earth is the preferred opinion!? Brothers, this concept of “studying according to the preferred opinion” is a mistake when acquiring knowledge. Preferred opinions are the legal preferences an independent researcher… Read More ›

  • Surah Al-Kafirun: A Brief Explanation

    This chapter instructs the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to inform the disbelievers that the worship of false deities and the worship of One God are not, and can never be, compatible. It takes its name from “the disbelievers” (al-kafirun) mentioned in… Read More ›

  • The Truth About Taqlid

    By Surkheel (Abu Aaliyah) Sharif The initial era of Islam produced many great jurists and legalists: men who not only possessed exceptional acumen, but who led profoundly spiritual lives too. These jurists have been described as ‘grammarians of the Divine… Read More ›

  • Understanding Ijtihad

    By Surkheel Abu Aaliyah The science that evolved in understanding the shari‘ah, or Sacred Law of Islam, is called fiqh: usually translated as “jurisprudence”, and comes from the word faqiha, meaning: “to understand”. Fiqh, therefore, is all about understanding these… Read More ›