Muhammad Ismail Al-Bukhari, Preserver of sacred tradition,
When we discuss a scholar of the highest caliber, such as Imam Al-Bukhari or the founders of the major schools of Fiqh, it is important to know what sort of person that scholar was. The first quality we note in Al-Bukhari was his great piety. He was a man who frequently spent hours in voluntary…
An Introduction to the Different Types of Books of Hadith by Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad
There are many ways to approach hadith study. Primarily as Muslims, we want to know and understand what the Prophet ﷺ did and said so we can obey him and follow him.
Open letter to American Imams: The Integrity of Our Friday Sermons is Not for Sale, or Loan to Anyone
Our Lord demands, and our congregations have a right, that we are honest, forthright, sincere, free and unhindered in what we impart to them in the way of scriptural exhortations, religious instructions, and advisements. The faithful congregations that we serve in our nation’s mosques have placed in each of us their trust that we speak…
Fatwas and the Responsibility of Muslim Scholars in America, by Shaykh Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad
Scholars of Islam are responsible for upholding the sacred trust that accompanies the acquisition of religious knowledge; which is to explain the religion clearly and concisely and not cover up any part of it.
African American Muslims; Making Hard Choices That Will Change Our Condition
There is nothing we can do to change the past beloveds, but we have an opportunity before us for a better future. However, it requires that we submit wholeheartedly to the moral and liturgical principles of Islam. Changing the condition begins with the self. If there was ever a place to begin then I suggest…
Qualities to Look For in a Muslim Husband by Shaykh Luqman Ahmad
If a woman seeks a husband who does not have the qualities of a good man, then she will get a joker. The first thing to check about a potential spouse is his salat, and if you check his, make sure that you check yours too.