Category Archives: Shari’a


bismi Llah wa-l hamdu li-Llah, wa-s salatu wa-s salamu ‘ala rasuli Llah, wa ‘ala alihi wa sahbihi wa man wala, wa ba’d: Ziyārah or Ziyarat lexically means “visitation”, and is used to refer to travel to sacred and significant sites associated with Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, the righteous, and even the general Muslims. It is a term […]

Ziyarat al-Nabi ﷺ

The following is the third in a series of 3 articles on the subject of Ziyarat or “Visitation”. The previous 2 articles can be accessed from here: Ziyarat al-Qubur – Visiting the Graves Ziyarat al-Salihin – Visiting the Righteous Ziyarat al-Nabi ﷺ – Visiting the Prophet ﷺ And success is from Allah and He is the Guide! Contents  Introduction Sheikh Nur […]

Talqin al-Mayyit

The word talqin literally means: “to teach or explain a point”. Talqin al-Mayyit refers to the practice of instructing the deceased at the graveside after burial. There appears to be a trend towards discarding this practice and labelling it as void, baseless innovation, or even without precedent. To set the record straight, we quote here the […]

Sins of the Body

Among the sins of the body are: To treat one’s parents with what harms them To flee the battlefield Severing the obligatory ties of kinship To inflict an apparent harm upon the neighbor, even if he is a blasphemer, as long as he has been granted safety To dye the hair black; some scholars state […]

Sins of the Private Parts

Among the sins of the private parts are: To commit adultery or fornication, i.e. to insert the glans penis into the vagina. To commit sodomy, i.e. to insert the glans penis into the anus. The penalty for the free sodomite is the same as the adulterer and fornicator. However, the penalty for the sodomitee is […]