Monthly Archives: June 2015

Is Halala/Tahleel marriage permitted in Islam?

This article has excerpts of the answer written by brother Burhan and also three Fatwas by Salafi scholars and explanation in Urdu by a Hanafi scholar.

Halala mockery of marriage divorce

What is Tahleel Marriage?

Tahleel marriage is haraam and invalid

Temporary marriage in order to remarry her ex-husband

Mashrut Nikah (Urdu)

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Were Muslim Rulers Iconoclasts?

By Maqbool Ahmed Siraj

Much of the evidence of what Hindu nationalists claim about demolishing and desecration of temples by Muslim rulers is found in Persian sources. Now this is projected as a proof of Muslim intolerance, tyranny and despotism against Hindu subjects or the vanquished people. But it does not tell all.

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How Islamic inventors changed the world

From coffee to cheques and the three-course meal, the Muslim world has given us many innovations that we take for granted in daily life. As a new exhibition opens, Paul Vallely nominates 20 of the most influential- and identifies the men of genius behind them


1 The story goes that an Arab named Khalid was tending his goats in the Kaffa region of southern Ethiopia, when he noticed his animals became livelier after eating a certain berry. He boiled the berries to make the first coffee. Certainly the first record of the drink is of beans exported from Ethiopia to Yemen where Sufis drank it to stay awake all night to pray on special occasions. By the late 15th century it had arrived in Mecca and Turkey from where it made its way to Venice in 1645. It was brought to England in 1650 by a Turk named Pasqua Rosee who opened the first coffee house in Lombard Street in the City of London. The Arabic qahwa became the Turkish kahve then the Italian caffé and then English coffee.

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