Fleeing from Fate to Fate

The idea of collecting a number of aḥādīth on contagion, pandemics and related matters was born just as the second wave of Covid-19 infections began rising in South Africa. A medical professional requested texts from the seminal sources of Islam that would counter a narrative in which religion was being pitted as inexorably anti-science. What began as a handful of ḥadīth texts grew into a collection of 40 aḥādīth on adopting preventative measures during pandemics – in line with the time-honoured arbaʿīn format of the Muḥaddithīn.

by Mufti Mohammad Taha Karaan

Murshid al-Qārī – Part 1: Simplifying the rules of Tajweed

An introductory work on tajweed for the beginner who is at least familiar with the letters of the Arabic alphabet.It presents the essential theory of tajweed in a manner specially adapted for the novice. Theoretical principles are accompanied by real-life examples yet kept at a bare minimum so as to not cause overload.

by Qari Muhammad Saleem Gaibie

Murshid al-Qārī – Part 2: Commentary of the Tuḥfah al-Aṭfal by Jamzuri

It is aptly named Aysar al-Aqwal, being a simplified English commentary of the Tuḥfah al-Aṭfal by Jamzuri. The Tuḥfah itself is internationally regarded as one of the most authoritative works on the subject of tajweed and consequently studied in all major institutes. Many quraa’ do not allow their students to graduate unless and until they have successfully memorised the text of Tuhfah and shown that they understand it correctly.

by Qari Muhammad Saleem Gaibie

Murshid al-Qārī – Part 3: Commentary of the Jazariyyah

This is the third part in the Murshid al-Qārī series, a commentary on the famous Muqaddimah al-Jazariyyah of Ibn al-Jazarī. I have tried to keep the discussions very simple and basic so that students and readers may easily comprehend the topics discussed. It is of utmost importance that students gain a solid foundation by first mastering book one and two before endeavoring to study this present work.

by Qari Muhammad Saleem Gaibie