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Brilliant Advice’s to People Who Wish to Follow Isolated Opinions of Scholars – By Shaykh Muhammad Awwamah.


As salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakath,

Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim,

qmThe Internet – that amazing super thing through the help of which you are reading this has among the many positives its done has also exposed laymen to a multitude of opinions of scholars on fiqh (jurisprudential matters in Islam) leading them to pick and choose fatwas, for example, on music, even though however isolated, however far they may be from the majority, agreeing opinions of the bulk of the scholars. Remember, all this is almost always to cater to the whims and fancies of the nafs (self) and not to follow the religion in its entirety (which needs to be the goal)…leading them to their own detriment. Detriment?

Read on to know why.   

The following are some great advices of top Syrian Shaykh, Al Muhaddith Shaykh Muhammad Awwamah’s (damath baraka tuhum) given to students who wish to follow isolated opinions of scholars.  Continue reading


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Book Unboxing and Preview of ‘Sayyid Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi: Life and Works’ by Abdul Kadar Choughley.


As salaamu alai kumm wa rahmatullahi wa barakath,

2013-07-19 12.47.45One of life’s little pleasures is reading a good old book or better still a hardcover on a rainy wintry evening…the smell of its ink is a big part of that experience, which is why I feel eBooks will never be able to match that feel, let alone replacing the actual book.

eBook’s, my dear readers, are but a compromise.

And if the book happens to be on one of the greatest Islamic personalities of the last century, the joy only multiplies. 

This morning I experienced the above when by the grace of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala, I finally laid my hands on a biographical on Hazrath Shaikh Maulana Sayyid Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi (may Allah have mercy on him) – by far one of the greatest scholars of the Muslim ummah of the past century from India. Continue reading


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The Man Who Challenged God.


This story is a huge reminder for all of us.

A man in Uttar Pradesh, in North India, decided to die by his own timetable, and “challenge God”. He decided to meet his maker at 12.12.12 (12 minutes and 12 seconds after 12 noon) on 12-12-12. Continue reading


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Benefits of using Sunnah Toilets – The Squatty Potty Revolution!


As salaamu alay kumm,

Today morning received this email regarding the Squatty Potty revolution, and while reading it I was like, Alhamdulillah! The west is waking up to this now but our blessed Prophet, Prophet Muhammad [Peace be upon him] already taught us this more than a 1400 years ago! Continue reading


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Indian Bollywood Actor, Aamir Khan having food with Shahid Afridi [PIC]


As salaamu wa alay kumm.

Here’s a pic of Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi having food with Aamir Khan.

Pic courtesy: ndtv.com

Wa alay kum as salaam.


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Indian Bollywood Actor, Aamir Khan meets Hazrath Maulana Tariq Jameel [PIC]


As salaamu wa alay kumm.

There have been reports in the media that Indian actor, Aamir Khan, grandson of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Indian parliamentarian and freedom fighter has met Hazrath Maulana Tariq Jameel, one of the greatest Scholars of Islam from Pakistan, at Saudi Arabia, during Hajj.

the.ijtema® team requests every Muslim to pray that Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala grant hidayah to Aamir Khan and his nasl and keep them on it. Summa aameen.

Pic courtesy: awamiweb.com and ndtv.com

Wa alay kum as salaam.