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  • Daaim al Islam: Haj

    Haj is the 6th pillar of Islam, it is obligatory once in a lifetime for those who have the means and the money. The hajj un nafs must be performed from one’s own money or from a gifted amount.There are three types of Haj; the one that mumineen perform mostly is hajj e tamatto, in which the umrah is coupled with the haj; between the two the haji remains in a state similar to ehraam. Continue Reading

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  • Daaim al Islam: Saum

    What’s the definition of a fast? According to the Daaim ul Islam, fasting is an abstinence from food, drink and nikaah (consummation), for one whole day preceded by niyyat of fasting. Maulatuna FatemaAS has said, “What is a fast if a person does not restrain his tongue, his ears, eyes and other organs!” A person fasting should not only not eat or drink but see no evil, hear no evil, do no evil. Says RasulullahSA: “Zakaat is paid of all things, zakaat of the body is fasting”. Sometimes RasulullahSA fasted continuously for many months so that people thought that he fasted all the time; at other times people thought he did not fast at all. Continue Reading

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  • Daaim al Islam: Zakaat

    Zakaat, the fourth pillar of Islam, seems the most difficult, the most challenging in that it is a test of sincerity, a test of conviction. Its benefits are felt in this world; its rewards are reserved for the hereafter. The Quran says, “Verily, triumphant is he who gives zakaat”. RasulullahSA has said, “Giving zakaat wards off evil from a man’s wealth”. “Any capital from which zakaat has been given will never suffer a loss”. “Giving zakaat does not decrease a man’s wealth; just as refraining from giving zakaat does not add to his wealth”. A law which modern economics will never comprehend! Amir ul mumineenAS says, “When Allah wishes to reward a mumin, he sends an angel to stroke his chest, so that he becomes generous enough to offer zakaat.”  Continue Reading

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  • Daaim al Islam: Salaat

    The virtues of Salaat, the third pillar of Islam, are plentiful. AwliyaullahAS have said, “Every being has a face by which it is identified; the face of your Deen is Salaat”. “Of the deeds of man, Allah will first look at Salaat; if a man has prayed only then will Allah judge his other deeds.” It is related that a man approached RasulullahSA asking him to pray for a place in heaven. RasulullahSA replied, “Help me with plenty of sujud.” Syedna Qadin NoámanRA begins the chapter by encouraging mumineen to be mindful of Salaat, and by admonishing those who do not pray. He then goes on to explain the principles of Salaat. Continue Reading

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  • Daaim al Islam: Taharat

    Taharat is a physical and ritual purification, a preparation for namaaz. Rasulullah (SA) has said: Namaaz cannot be accepted without taharat; and that taharat constitutes half of imaan.

    The medium for taharat is clean water, water that falls from the skies, such as sea-water, river-water, and any body of water that is 64 feet3 or more. Continue Reading

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  • Daaim al Islam: Walaayat

    The heart is the most vital organ of the human body. Its function is Walaayat. By deduction, then, Walayat is the heart, the core, the most vital of the seven daaim of Islam. Without Walayat no other pillar can stand, without Walayat no other deed is accepted. The first section of the treatise, Daaim al Islam, written by Syedna Qadi al Numan (RA), the Chief Justice of the Fatemi state, expounds on the significance of Walayat. Continue Reading

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  • Daaim al Islam: Iman

    How does one define Iman? How is it different from Islam? Syedna Qadi al Numan has explained this in the introductory pages of Daaim al Islam using a simple geometric analogy. Two concentric circles: a small circle within a larger one. Although the inner circle Iman is very much a part of the outer circle of Islam, the opposite is not true. A Mumin is necessarily a Muslim, but a Muslim may not be a Mumin.  Continue Reading

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  • Daaim al Islam

    Daaim ul Islam, an extended treatise on shariah jurisprudence (fiqh), is one of the fundamental books of the Fatemi library. Written by Syedna Qadi al NumanRA in the Fourth Century Hijri/Tenth Century G, it comprises of two volumes.

    The first is divided into seven chapters dealing with the laws and principles of the seven pillars (daaim) of Islam. Of these, great significance is given to the first, Walayat, which is instrumental to the true knowledge of the other daaim and without which no other pillar can stand. Continue Reading

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