Category: Islamic Law Issues
The Islamic Ruling Regarding Muslim Women Following Funeral Processions, by Shaykh Luqman Ahmad
The objective of understanding the religion and the proper practice thereof is not served when we apply a ruling to a condition that does not exist. When people say: women following the funeral procession, and going to the grave site, what is meant here in the United States and elsewhere is when after the janaazah…
The Islamic Ruling Regarding salaatul Kusoof (Solar, or Lunar Eclipse prayer) by Shaykh Luqman Ahmad
There are no other weather related phenomena, or celestial events for which the Prophet (SAWS) has sanctioned a particularly styled prayer in congregation, besides an eclipse. There is no specific congregational prayer for earthquakes, tornadoes, sandstorms, rain storms, hailstorms, comets, shooting stars, solar flares, blizzards, or for any other such events besides an eclipse, hence,…
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.
CAIR’s ‘Sharing Ramadan’ Campaign: Well intended? Maybe. Bad Idea? Definately!
Ramadan is a pillar of faith, and should in not be prostituted as part of a public relations campaign initiated by a national political Islamic organization, to alter perceived public opinion about Islam.
Leaderless in Muslim America by Shaykh Luqman Ahmad
To be leaderless in Islam is simply unthinkable. The fact that it is a condition to which many of us have grown accustomed, does not mitigate its negative consequence. ….
Advice for Ramadan From Imam Luqman Ahmad;Patience and Forgiveness towards Anti-Islamic Sentiment,
Ramadan is a month when Muslims should exhibit the best qualities in the face of spiritual tests and challenges that lay in our paths. Since it is a month when the purpose is to obtain taqwa (piety), we should take care to follow the correct principles of faith and guidance when responding to challenges and…
The Virtues of the Islamic Month of Rajab: Fadaa’il Rajab
There are many areas of ah’kaam (jurisprudence) related to the month of Rajab. Some of the reported traditions of Rajab trace back to the days of jaahiliyyah (pre-Islamic period) and continued after the dawn of Islam. Others were prohibited by the Prophet (SAWS). Scholars differ as to which of these traditions continued after Islam