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Tarawih is 20 rak’ats. No less!

almiftah.com Moulana Muhammad Abbasomar The following article was written by myself and edited plus published by www.deoband.org a few years ago. May Allah Ta’ala use to guide us all. Ameen. In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. In recent times there has been a growth in …

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Taraweeh,“Eight or Twenty?”

  The Truth In The Light of Ahadeeth   The following article, Taraweeh 8 or 20 is written by Moulana Zakariyya Memon as thesis for his Iftaa course. This article makes useful read to understand the issue clearly. The format is well laid out and well substantiated. May Allah accept …

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7 Steps to Make This Your Most Productive Ramadan

Amp Up Your Ramadan: Yasemin Inal Every year as Ramadan approaches, there are many online webinars, events, and local activities that all pertain to one thing: preparing you for the best month. I have always believed that knowledge is not power; knowledge is potential power.Because no matter how many lectures …

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10 Tips for Ramadan

ilmgate.org By Nabeel Khan As the blessed month of Ramadan approaches, we need to prepare for it in such a way that we can gain the maximum benefit of this month.  For many, Ramadan comes and goes.  However, very few people actually benefit from this great month.  Our teachers advise …

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The truth about music in Islam

The truth about music in Islam in 10 Ahaadith   (1) Hadhrat Ibn Abbaas (radhiyallahu anhu) narrated: “The musical drum (tablah) is haraam. Liquor is haraam, and musical instruments are haraam.” (Kaf-fur Ruaa’) (2) Hadhrat Ibn Mas’ud (radhiyallahu anhu) narrated: “Verily, Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) heard a man singing o­ne …

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How To Really Get Ready For Ramadan

Many Muslims approach Ramadan with mixed feelings. On one hand they’ve heard how the Companions used to eagerly await Ramadan six months in advance. But on the other hand, they genuinely worry about the long hours of fasting (in hot weather in some cases) while they have to work.  Such …

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Talk of the Town

  In essence, a house is nothing more than a place of shelter and refuge in which a person lives. Hence, in the past, homes were simple and often small structures, yet were open to family and guests alike, housing them happily and comfortably for as long as they required. As …

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Wealth – The Double-Edged Sword

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) once mentioned to the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum), “By Allah! It is not poverty that I fear for you! Rather, I fear for you that the world will be spread out for you (i.e. it will be given to you in abundance), as it was spread out …

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Object Of Despair

Emma is a lawyer And so is Aisha too Colleagues going into court At circa half past two Its 1 O’Clock right now Aisha prays before the trial They grab a bite and chat about this and that Conversing with a smile Aisha is in full hijab With a loose …

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Exorcising the racist within us

Nabeela Vadi – Cii Radio How often are the undertones of racism expressed in our opinions. We sometimes make subtle jokes or judgements that incriminate people of colour. We easily suspect a black man over a white man – does this ring a bell? Whilst many will deny that they are racist …

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