Shaykh Dr. Ad-Darsh Column

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Assalamu 'Alaykum,

Dear subscribers,

Syed Mutawalli ad-Darsh, Imam, scholar and broadcaster: born December 26, 1930, died September 25, 1997.

As most of you might have known by now, Shaykh Syed Mutawalli Ad-Darsh have passed away recently. May Allah have mercy on him. This is obviously a great loss for us all.

Apart from his many valuable services to the Ummah, he will be remembered by us, particularly among the young Muslims, as a kind and helpful man who endeavoured to spread compassion and brotherhood amongst the Muslims, who went out of his way to show the middle path of Islam.

His column in our homepage was the main source of attraction, & Insha-Allah will continue to do so for the future. We are to continue broadcasting his unpublished works in our possession. And we are very regretful that we won't be able to receive anymore new questions.

To mark this very sad occasion, we include a fitting obituary from the editor of Q-News Magazine, Fuad Nahdi, where Shaykh Ad-Darsh made one of his greatest impact.

He is one of the first persons who inspired us to start our Internet services about Islam in 1995, which have grown significantly popular and beneficial in a span of few years - especially the BICNews.

May Allah bless him & grant him salvation.

Please relay this sad news to others.

May the peace & blessings of Allah be upon you.

Muhammad Afifi al-Akiti.

Obituary from Fuad Nahdi (Editor of Q-News)

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1. What is the meaning of the Hadith that the devil is chained up during Ramadhan? In most peoples' experiences, evil persists all year round.

2. The Qur'an is very clear about the Hadd (punishment) for murder, adultery, slander etc. Yet there are no clear Hadd for smoking, eating pork, drinking alcohol, etc. Please clarify.

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Questions & Answers Archives:

1996 Archives

16 August 96

Honeymoon, radio, scanning, partners.

23 August 96

Friday, income tax, attracted, missionary.

30 August 96

Suspicious charity?

Selling Haram stuffs?

6 September 96

Moving after prayer?

Animal jewellery?

20 Septembr 96

Expensive Walimah?

Workers Strike!

27 Septembr 96

Husband Cooking?

Hijab & Parents

4 October 96

Menstruation + Dhikr

What nullify Wudhu?

11 October 96

Eating in restaurants with Haram utensils?

18 October 96

Simple Wedding

Cursing & Abuse?

25 October 96

Marrying Ahl Kitab?

Touching Pigs?

1 November 96

Making love & talk?

Using Horoscope?

8 November 96

Allah masculine?

Dye hair & Wudhu'

15 November 96

Imitating Wedding?

Qadiani Burial?

22 November 96

Throwing Qur'an?

Tackling Racism

13 December 96

Women haircut?

Fajr time?


1997 Archives

3 January 97

Lunar calendar?

Ramadan month of Q!

10 January 97

Not fasting?

When to fast?

17 January 97

Qada & Kaffaarah?

Inject when fasting?

24 January 97

Lavishing tables?

Medication for Hajj?

31 January 97


Qur'an on the floor?

28 February 97

Unfortunate Eid?

6 days fast in Shawal?

7 March 97

Indulging in Eid?

Zakat ul-Fitr?

14 March 97

Help for new Muslims

Free-ranged eggs?

21 March 97

What is Fitra?

Lend money to Hajj?

20 June 97

Legal Age

Disposing Urdu texts

4 July 97

Qada Prayers

Jury Service

 18 July 97


Lift Men / Women

 5 September 97

Inter-racial marriage

Kissing the Qur'an

26 December 97

Devil Chained?

Punishment for smoking?

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