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All praise is due only to God and may the choicest blessings of peace and tranquility be upon the finality of prophethood, Muhammed ,sala Allahu ‘alihi, his family and companions.

Please find a collection of Imam Yahya Ibrahim’s written work. A new piece will be added weekly in sha Allah.

Zakat ul Fitr

Zakat ul Fitr

The Messenger (ﷺ) commanded with Zakāt-Fitr at the end of Ramadan, one Sā’ of dried dates or barley, “payable by the young and old, free and slave.” (Abu Dawūd 1620) “He commanded that it be handed out before the people leave their homes for the ⁦‪Eid‬⁩...

Actions that Nullify the Fast and require Qadā (Reconstitution)

Actions that Nullify the Fast and require Qadā (Reconstitution)

We may divide actions that nullify the fast as two categories: Uncontrollable Controllable Type 1: Uncontrollable Menstruation or post-natal bleeding      ‘Is it not the case that when she gets her period, she does not pray or fast?’ (al-Bukhārī) When a woman sees the...

Excuses for not fasting in Ramadan

Excuses for not fasting in Ramadan

...So whoever from you is sick or travelling, then the numbers should be made up from other days. As for those who find it difficult, then they should feed a poor person (for every day)... (Sūrat al-Baqarah, 2:184) Those who have a temporary excuse These are people...

Conditions obligating the fast

Conditions obligating the fast

Fasting is obligatory on the: Muslim Bāligh (attained physical & cognitive maturity) Sane (cognitive maturity & the capacity to understand the obligation, its fulfilment and reward) Resident (not travelling or able to fast while in Travel) Able Free of valid...

Defining Siyam & The Merit of Ramadan

Defining Siyam & The Merit of Ramadan

Defining Fasting: Linguistically ‘Ṣawm’ (pl. ṣiyām) means abstinence (الإمْسَاكُ). Legally إمْسَاكٌ مَخْصُوصٌ في زَمَنٍ مَخْصُوصٍ مِنْ الفَجَرِ الصَادِقِ إلى غُرُوْبِ الشَّمْسِ بِنِيَةٍ مَخْصُوصَةٍ Withholding from something specified, during a specified time which is...

A Guide to Fasting & the Month of Ramadan

A Guide to Fasting & the Month of Ramadan

Islam (Submission to God) is one of the world's three major religions, and is the final link in the Judeo-Christian Islamic tradition of monotheism (belief in One God). More than one billion Muslims (Submitters in English) follow this religion around the world. About...

Siyam the Way it Should Be: Inner Dimensions of Fasting

Siyam the Way it Should Be: Inner Dimensions of Fasting

Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (Rahimahullah) Adapted & Translated by Yahya Adel Ibrahim O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous - It should be known that there are three grades of...

Lessons in Prophetic Teaching Techniques

Lessons in Prophetic Teaching Techniques

Lesson #1 - Less is More ʿĀʾishah said that when RasulAllah sala Allahu Alihi would speak, a person listening to him could count the words on his own fingers. The people could count that The Prophet said this, this, this, and this. In Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī, Imām al-Bukhārī...

The Art of Dream Interpretation – Part II

The Art of Dream Interpretation – Part II

A methodological approach to ancient Sunni dream interpretation: Without a doubt, among the types of knowledge and the varieties of inherited wisdom with which scholars occupy themselves, there is none more obscure, necessary, exalted, and more challenging than the...

The Art of Dream Interpretation

The Art of Dream Interpretation

The Quran and Sunnah are full of discussions regarding dreams. Dreams are a firm part of the human experience. The most famous discussion regarding dream interpretation is vividly portrayed through the life mission of the great Prophet Yusuf (Joseph) . Yusuf  in fact...

Nurturing Insightful Kids

Nurturing Insightful Kids

Teachers face a unique challenge. On the one hand, they need to get through a comprehensive curriculum that requires a deliberate, if not stubborn, outlook on their students keeping the pace necessary to complete it. On the other hand, they also see the outliers...

8 Signs of Extremists According to the Prophet ﷺ

8 Signs of Extremists According to the Prophet ﷺ

Muslims are struggling to understand that people can murder in their name and the Name of our Lord. It is easy to simply say that these are just crazy people, or had a troubled upbringing or are paid by others to do this to make Muslims in general look bad or be a...

Mental Illness and Ramadan

Mental Illness and Ramadan

“Yahya, I can see the angels.” Hearing that, on the fifth night of Taraweeh, by a prominent member of my community, was astonishing. The brother was a gentle soul, always helpful, studious and had taught himself to read with Tajweed and always volunteered around the...

The Man Who Died in Jannah

The Man Who Died in Jannah

Al-Bayhaqi reported in “Shu’ab Al-Eman” that Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri  narrated: “The Prophet ﷺ passed by a funeral procession near a grave and he asked: ”Whose grave is this?” They (the companions) replied: “It is the grave of so and so from Abyssinia (Ethiopia).”...

Finding Love in Ramadan, Part 2

Finding Love in Ramadan, Part 2

Through Ramadan and the company of the righteous, the believer will grow near after being distant and be able to see with his heart after it was blind. Five steps to Finding Love in Ramadan These five steps are all statements made by the messenger of Allah . Equally,...

Finding Love in Ramadan, Part 1

Finding Love in Ramadan, Part 1

With Allah’s barakah – divine gracious blessing – all that seems broken can be fixed. Those cut off can be reunited. No one is beyond redemption and no error is beyond resolving. Hate is Blind Hate is just as blind as love, if not more. Many of us, at one point or...

God Is Enough For Us; And How Excellent A Guardian Is He!

God Is Enough For Us; And How Excellent A Guardian Is He!

The Garden is hypnotic. Enchantingly reverent and dignified. Those who visit the Rawdah and are blessed to pray near the grave of our Prophet Muhammad  in the very masjid that he erected with his own hands, find it difficult to leave. I love the Rawdah. I spend every...

10 Rules of #TwitterFiqh

10 Rules of #TwitterFiqh

The following tweets were published in order to establish an Islamic etiquette in tweeting – #TwitterFiqh. Remember these wise words: Do not feel entitled to comment negatively on something you disagree with. You do not have the right to criticize and critique...

A Tribute to Andalus

A Tribute to Andalus

الله ذو اللطائف Allah, The Compassionate and Gentle أَغِيبُ وذو اللّطائِف لا يغيبُ وأرجُوهُ رَجاءً لا يَخِيبُ Although I may vanish, the Compassion of the Most Gentle will remain.My hope in Him continues without fail. وأَسْأَلُهُ السَّلامَةَ مِن زَمانٍ بُلِيتُ به...