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Fan-tastic Fatwa!


السّلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

Years ago, three years to be exact, I had read the following fatwa on the website of Darul Ifta (which issues Fatwa’s – a ruling on a point of Islamic law or Shariah given by a recognized authority), the department of Dar al Ulum Deoband (India)  if its okay for a believer to call himself / herself a ‘fan’ of a scholar or a pious person? And would that amount to hero worship?  Continue reading


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There’s Something About Istikharah That You Probably Do Not Know.


السّلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

Firstly, I’d like to apologize for not updating the the.ijtema® for so long.  I feel at least two posts a month should be par for the course, so I’ll be aiming for that now.

Coming to the topic, here’s something on Istikarah (a prayer recited by Muslims when in need of guidance on an issue in their life. The salat is a two raka’ah salat performed to completion followed by the supplications Salat al-Istikharah) by Hadrath Shaykh Maulana Hakeem Akhtar Saheb (may Allah ta’ala have mercy on him and grant him Firdaus) who unfortunately is no more with us. Continue reading