September 10, 2018

Dear Shaykh Mohammed Daniel,

Is there a "New Year dua" as some of my friends said it is not correct, but a bidah. Can you help me please as I want to practice it if OK?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Esteemed questioner,

May Allah bless you for the spirit you have shown in trying to revive the blessed traditions of this deen in a time when many scholars have resorted to encouraging us to adopt non-Muslim traditions in order to follow the 'status quo' and please others.

The Apostle of Allah ﷺ spoke about these days and the immense rewar...

April 10, 2018

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Mahad al Rahmah in cooperation with Cordoba Academy is honoured to announce the complete recital of Sahih al-Bukhari in Azamgarh, India supervised by some of the world's leading muhaditheen & musnideen who posses the highest chains in the work worldwide. The following scholars have confirmed participation:

1) Rasheed Ahmed al-Azami
2) Mohammed 'Inaam al Hasan Jayrajfuwri
3) Abdullah al-Sayeedi
4) Mohammed Ansari al-Azami
5) Abdur Rahman Wiswaas
6) Nural Ayn al-Azami
7) Abdul...

March 25, 2018

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāhi wa barakātuhu

In this short article, I have provided thirty distinct benefits that one may derive from the Majalis of Hadith (Gatherings of Prophetic traditions). These advantages are self-explanatory and answer the doubts and criticism that some may level at these Majalis owing to an ignorance of the true spirit and nature of them. By the grace of Allah, these events are continuing to spread throughout the world as those who have experienced them continue to tell othe...

March 4, 2018

إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون
ولا حول ولا قوه الا بالله العلي العظيم

The extremely pious and most senior scholar of England, Maulana Ismail b. Ibrahim al-Varachia al-Naqshbandi a.k.a. Maulana Ismail Kankaria has passed in to the mercy of Allah in the early hours of Friday morning March 2, 2018, corresponding to 14 Jumada al-Akhira 1439. He was 96 years old making him the oldest Muslim scholar in the UK.

Our Beloved (salahu alayhi wasalam) said in a Hadith that can be found in the two most authentic sources of hadith; Sahih al-Bu...

January 14, 2018

Excerpted from Shaykh Mohammed Daniel’s Explanation of Imam Zarnuji’s Ta’lim al-Muta’lim (The Methodology of Learning)

For the dedicated student of knowledge it is vital they follow this advice to be blessed with the barakah of sacred knowledge or they will remain deprived and only obtain raw data that will serve to be a proof against them on the Day of Judgment

Before the class the student should:

1. Ensure to revive or rectify your intention for every class

2. Cleanse the heart from all nastiness as it is the key to a sound...

January 12, 2018

From Shaykh Mohammed Daniel's al-Adab al-Mufrad Course @ Cordoba Academy

1) Prefer them over everyone and everything.

2) Anticipate how you can make their life more comfortable, especially in old age.

3) Offer them opportunities to come closer to Allah e.g. inform them of lectures & take them if they agree.

4) Remember them often in your supplications.

5) Praise their efforts & achievements. After all, you are one of them!

6) Always start with them,  when serving food, giving gifts etc.

7) Visit them regularly & enquire about the...

January 12, 2018

Imran Ahmed on October 22, 2013 in Hadith Studies, Misc, Studying The Sacred Sciences

بسم العظيم والحمد لله على دين الإسلام والصلاة والسلام على خير الأنام   أما بعد

Thulāthīyāt al-Imām al-Dārimī

Ḥadīth 3

Al-Shaykh Musāʿid ibn Bashīr al-Ḥusaynī al-Sūdānī al-Mālikī حفظه الله تعالى, from whom Shaykh Mohammed Daniel حفظه الله تعالى related this ḥadīth to us, is about 77 years old[1] and has high asānīd from Al-Imām ʿAbd al-Ḥayy al-Kittānī (upon whom Shaykh Musāʿid relates from in this sanad) as well as Al-Imām Muḥam...

January 12, 2018

William Breiannis on November 17, 2013 in Life and Islam, Misc

بسم اللّه الرحمن الرحيم

     All praise is due to Allah alone, the One who created all creation in pairs. May He send the best benedictions and peace upon the best of creation, sent for the guidance of all mankind without exception, Muhammad; and upon his family and companions. To proceed:

This is a post that can be explored and expounded upon to great lengths but due to the limits of the medium, it will be a short post entitled: “Putting...

January 11, 2018

William Breiannis on October 19, 2013 in Life and Islam, Misc 

All praise is due to Allah alone; the One who, out of His love and mercy, sent guidance for the benefit of mankind in this life and the hereafter. May the best benedictions and peace be upon the best of creation who was sent as an example of human perfection, the highest ideals and how to live according to our faith. To proceed:

The modern world seems inundated with slogans aimed at directing the hearts and minds of mankind.  Terms such as “safety...

January 11, 2018

Cordoba Academy on August 12, 2013 in Hadith Studies 

Verily Allaah, all praises and thanks are due to him alone, has blessed this Ummah with the honour of Isnaad.  It is that continuous and unbroken chain that serves to preserve and protect this Ummah (nation) from any falsities.  It is a unique and salient feature of this Ummah and no other nation has ever in the past been bestowed with it.  Al-Khateeb al-Baghdadi (RA) in his book ‘Sharaf Ashaab al-Hadith’ (The honour of the people of Hadith) narrates from Moham...

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