The aim of, a part of the Shafi’i Institute, is to revive and support the the Sunni Islamic jurisprudence of the guild (madhhab) of Imam Muhammad ibn Idris Ash-Shafi’i (May Allah have mercy upon him and be please with him). Many ‘ulama are involved with the site, including:

Shaykh Mawlana Taha Karaan (hafithullah)
Shaykh Abdul-Fattah ibn Abdullah
Shaykh AbdurRagman Khan

Zakat on Camels

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Question: As-salamu ‘alaykum, My in-laws have a history of herding livestock in Arabia, camels included. Could you please outline the Shafi’i schools position on the zakat of camels? Also, with charts/tables if that isn’t too much to ask. Jazakum Allahu khayran. Answer: Zakat on animals is restricted to livestock, meaning camels, cattle, sheep, and goats…. read more »

Wudu and the Qur’an on an E-Reader

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Question: As Salaamu alaikum, I recently purchased an e-reader for reading books, including the Quran.  But it occurred to me that I sometimes will not have wudu while carrying it.  How should one treat the Quran in electronic format? Country: United States Answer: Wa alaykum salam wa rahmatuLlahi wa barakatuHu, The Shafiyyah discuss the issue… read more »

Women Covering the Face and Hands

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    A Translation of Sh. Taha Karaan’s Fatwa on a Woman Covering Her Face and Hands Many have forwarded questions to requesting details on the ruling of women covering their faces and hands in the Shafi School. Therefore, students of Shaykh Ml. Taha Karaan at the Dar al-Ulum al-Arabiyyah al-Islamiyyah have translated his… read more »

Wiping the Face After Making Du’aa

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Question: What is the ruling on wiping the face after making du’aa (supplication) in Qunut within the Salah? What about outside of Salah? Answer: The Shāfi’ī jurists disagree as to whether or not one should wipe the face with their hands after du’aa within the Qunut of Salah. Imam An-Nawawi (qaddasa Allahu Ruhuh) explicitly states that… read more »

Wiping on a Torn Khuff

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Question:As salamu alaykum, I know that mash is permissible on leather-socks. But what if there is a hole in it or tiny rips, can one still perform mash? One of my leather-socks, for example, has a tiny hole as wide as two stitching holes. The Sahabah (Rady Allahu anhum) wore ripped clothing too, I think…. read more »

What one says while sitting between prostrations

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  Question: What does one say while sitting [jalsah bayna sajdatayn] between the two prostrations? Answer: Imam An-Nawawi states in his Al-Adhkar, “…And between the two prostrations when one sits in Salah, one is to say the following supplication: From the hadith of Hudhayfah: ” ربي اغفرلي  ربي اغفرلي  Rabbi Ighfirli! Rabbi Ighfirli! (My Lord forgive… read more »

When Should the Follower Make Salam?

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  Question: As salamu alaykum wa rahmatuLlahi wa barakatuHu, At the end of a prayer in jamaa’ah, the imam gives salaam to the left and right shoulder. When does a follower in Shafi Maddhab give his salaam? After the imam gives one salaam or when the imam is finished with two salaams? Looking forward to… read more »