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Save the Low Pan! – Eastern Toilet

http://www.uswatulmuslimah.co.za For centuries and centuries, since the beginning of time, the natural position that people globally adopted for relieving themselves was that of squatting. Indeed, this position is so natural that a child instinctively adopts it when he needs to relieve himself. It was only around the seventeenth century that Lord …

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Arsonist or Fire Fighter?

http://www.countercurrents.org/2017/10/02/arsonist-or-fire-fighter/ This world is a coin. It has two faces. Both joined together but both different; often the opposite of one another. I am speaking about social media, the coin which on one side has convenience, communication and companionship and on the other, lies, ignorance and hatred. Both made possible …

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The deviated shi’ah cult & ‘Ashoora’ – 10th Muharram

What the Shi’ah do on ‘Ashoora’ of beating their chests, slapping their cheeks, striking their shoulders with chains and cutting their heads with swords to let the blood flow are all innovations that have no basis in Islam. These things are evils that were forbidden by the Prophet (peace and …

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Taqlid & the falsification of Islamic History

 https://www.central-mosque.com   [21:7]Ask the people of Remembrance if you know not. Shaykh (Mufti) Mohammed Sajaad (HA) Taqlid means following the legal opinions of a scholar without gaining knowledge of the detailed evidences for those opinions. A person is compelled to do this as he is not able to encompass the …

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Are you struggling today?

As the scorching sun beat down on the sand, an exhausted man turned and began to walk away from his family. His shocked wife called out to him, asking where he was going. The man did not reply. Clutching their baby in her arms, she desperately asked: “Is this what …

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The Obligatory Nature of Hajj

By Shaykh Mawlānā Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullāh The advent of the month of Shawwāl brings with it the remembrance of Ibrāhīm ‘alayhis salām and his memorable hajj. All over the world, those who are fortunate make preparations for this great spiritual experience. Hajj is from the five pillars of Islām …

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In this world you are Mr Somebody or Mr Nobody.

  A few weeks ago I attended a funeral of a young lady of 37 years who passed away suddenly of a heart-attack. Besides being the funeral of a muslim sister it became more my duty to do so on account of her once being my immediate neighbour. However this …

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The Crusades Part 1: Invasion

http://lostislamichistory.com Few historical eras resonate in the Muslim and Christian worlds as much as the Crusades. This epic struggle for what both religions see as holy land helped shape the development of Europe and Southwest Asia politically, socially, and religiously for centuries afterwards. The heroic tales of chivalry, bravery, and determination …

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AFTER RAMADAAN-Avoiding Sins

by Shaykh Maulana Yunus Patel  (rahmatullah alayh) The Holy month of Ramadaan came like seasonal rain and passed by. This rain did not water the plants and crops -it showered upon the hearts of believers. It is sad, but true, that the hearts of the majority of Muslims are stricken …

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After Ramadan – Keeping the Connection

  Sheikh Kamaludeen Ahmed islamicspirituality.org The month of Ramadan actually came to make us the lover of Allah SWT. Ramadan was not the month of fasting. If you think Ramadan was the month of fasting, then it’s finished on Eid. It’s a mistake. People tell their children that Ramadan is …

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