AL-HIJAMA Cupping-01


Hijaamah comes from the root al-hajm, which means “sucking”, and is used of the action of draining the breast when an infant is suckled. Al-hajjaam is the name given to the cupper, and hijaamah is the name given to this profession. Al-mihjam is the name given to the tool in which blood is collected, or to the knife used by the cupper.

In fiqh terminology the word hijaamah is applied by some scholars to the extraction of blood from the nape of the neck by means of cupping after making an incision with the lancet. Al-Zarqaani stated that cupping is not limited to the nape of the neck, rather it may be done on any part of the body. This was also the view of al-Khattaabi.

In conclusion, hijaam refers to the extraction of blood…

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Dua’ Is Answered on Wednesdays Between Dhuhr and ‘Asr (InshaAllah)

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“Jabir Ibn ‘Abdullah (may Allâah be pleased with him) said, “ The Messenger of Allâah(peace and blessings be upon him) supplicated to Allâah in this Masjid (Masjid Al-Fath) on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. His dua was answered on Wednesday between the prayers of Dhuhr and Asr. Jabir(may Allâah be pleased with him)said,” There wasn’t anything that was crucially important for me to have solved, except I called on Allâah during that hour of the day between Dhuhr and Asr knowing He would answer.”

Graded Hasan by Shaykh Al-Albani(May Allâah have mercy upon him) in Saheeh Adab Al-Mufrad.

Shaykh Hussain Awayaasha(may Allâah preserve him )said in his explanation of Saheeh Adab Al-Mufrad.

“The Messenger of Allâah (peace and blessings be upon him)supplicated to Allâah in this Masjid(Masjid Al-Fath )on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday” Masjid Al-Fath: is a Masjid located on the eastside at the top of a mountain stump. A person…

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Notes: Hakim al-Ummat’s Comments on the Method of Teaching in Madrasahs

Bilal Ali Ansari

Hakīm al-Ummah Mawlānā Ashraf ʿAlī al-Thānawī is known to have proposed some very interesting modifications to the Dars Niẓāmī syllabus as well as a number of condensed versions of the course to meet the divergent needs of the general Muslim populace.

Amongst the proposals is his emphasis on exercises and practice questions of the rules and principles taught in the classical works. Thānawī (may Allah shower him with His mercy) argued that the pace of lessons had to be slowed down while more attention and greater emphasis should be accorded to the application of the rules of Arabic syntax (naḥw) and morphology (ṣarf). He noted that the memorization of grammar rules was wholly inadequate, especially in today’s times. It is more effective to occasionally skip lectures and devote the time to exercises and revision.

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Advice for the Auspicious Nights

Pearls for Tazkiyah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Various approaches are implied by the Muslims to gain the most out of the nights which have been declared to be auspicious. Among these are the last 10 (odd) nights of Ramadhān which are generally thought to contain Laylah al Qadr.

Shaikh Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani mentioned that these last nights of Ramadhān are meant for the servant to foster a strong relationship with his Master (Allah). Hence one should strive to worship Allah Ta’ālā by:

1. Reciting Qur’an in abundance, since this is the month of Qur’an.

2. Making lots of Du’aa – asking Allah for the bounties of this world and the hereafter.

Numerous supplications from Qur’an and Hadith have been nicely compiled in Munajāt e Maqbool (1) by Hazrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi which may be read during these nights.

3. Offering Nafl (voluntary) Salah – whereby:

a. the Qiyām is…

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Anwar Shah Kashmiri and Faydh al Bari

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Maulwi Anwar Shah Sahib Kashmiri states the Qur`an was (astaghfirullah) distorted when he writes in Faydh al-Bari:
قوله وقال ابن عباس…الخ واعلم أن في التحريف ثلاثة مذاهب ذهب جماعة إلى أن التحريف في الكتب السماوية قد وقع بكل نحو في اللفظ والمعنى جميعا وهو الذي مال إليه ابن حزم وذهب جماعة إلى أن التحريف قليل ولعل الحافظ ابن تيمية جنح إليه وذهب جماعة إلى إنكار التحريف اللفظي رأسا فالتحريف عندهم كله معنوي قلت يلزم على هذا المذهب أن يكون القرآن أيضا محرفا فإن التحريف المعنوي غير قليل فيه أيضا والذي تحقق عندي أن التحريف فيها لفظي أيضا أما إنه عن عمد منهم أو لمغلطة فالله تعالى أعلم به
and in another nuskha:

قولہ: [ و قال ابن عباس ] الخ ، و اعلم أن فی التحریف ثلاثۃ مذاھب: ذھب جماعۃ

الی أن التحریف فی الکتب السماویۃ قد وقع بکل نحو فی اللفظ و المعنی جمیعاً ، و

ھو الذی مال…

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Parents Shaming Children & Favoritism

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This is an excerpt from one of Tariq Masood’s speeches. Its translated more or less meaning.

There are certain things that cannot be tolerated by children. If your child has any shortcoming, don’t go around singing to people about it. When child finds out that my parent is speaking ill about me to everyone. This is an opportunity for the devil to incite the child to rebel. The issues of home should be dealt at home not public. If you have someone close or confidant who will preserve everyone’s honor, you can confide in them that my child is not listening to me. But if you go around telling everyone that my child doesn’t listen to me, is disobedient etc. When children find out the devil incites them what’s the point of being obedient now given that your own parents have humiliated you?

The next mistake that parents do is…

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The Problem of Sickness

Seeking The Divine Countenance

This is translated from a work of Dr Mahmud Esad Coşan.

Allah (swt) gave us endlessly favours and blessings that we can’t even count. Thanks to them we live happily; without them we would have perished instantly. And even if we spend all our lives for praising Allah just for one single blessing, we wouldn’t be able to thank Allah properly.

Our health is the most important favour and one of the greatest blessings of Allah on us. This body of ours is a great and superb creature. There are many organs inside and outside of our body – billions of cells and tissues, extremely well-ordered systems and mechanisms, continuous and orderly functions and progresses, biological phenomena and activities that repeat themselves continually in perfect order, our mysterious and marvellous brain, tireless heart, fine nervous system, circulatory systems, physics laboratory lungs, chemical factory liver, kidneys that contain millions of filters, bone…

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Mawlana Ahmad Sadiq Desai

Ḥayāt al-‘Ulamā’

Moulana is a 72 year old,South African(3rd generation iirc) aalim who is a senior khalifah of Ml.Maseehullah Khan Sherwani(r.a.).Moulana gained his initial prominance due to Ml.Maseehullah(r.a.) fondness of him. Moulana was one of the most hard working students in the madressah, completed his studies and was given Ijazah in a very short period of time. Moulana has been involved in various branches of deen. Moulana is a sheikh of tasawwuf,was/is involved in the ta’leem of children,maktab and other levels iirc, also through his awake magazine and al-haq,al-majlis and other publications. Moulana has compiled plenty of books on different speres of deen, including fatawa, tasawwuf, ibadat, responses to baatil, fiqh, aqeedah and many more.

Moulana was also involved in jihad, running jihad camps in the mountains of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa,and he had links to several of the afghan mujahideen. I am not sure if he spent time…

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