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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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The Patience Of Nabi Ayyub (Job) Alayhis Salaam

    In the stories of the Prophets, we see that God tested various nations through loss of health and through the loss of wealth, even extreme poverty. God declares repentance and patience to be the keys to eternal life therefore accepting trials and even thanking God for them, denotes …

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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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Silent Tragedy – Parent / Child Relationship

EVERY PARENT WHO CARES ABOUT THE FUTURE OF HIS/HER CHILD SHOULD READ THIS     “I know that many would choose not to hear what I say in the article, but your children need you to hear this message. Even if you disagree with my perspective, please, just follow the …

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What Role Does The Father Play part 2

  What benefits does a child receive from his/her relationship with dad that are notably different from those derived from their relationship with mom?   Paternal Authority . In a well-functioning family, the very presence of the father embodies authority and discipline, and it is conveyed simply by his daily …

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8 Simple Steps to Help You Prepare for Ramadan

Have you ever wondered why it is difficult to concentrate in your prayer? Or why your faith throughout the year is not on a high like it is during Ramadan or through Hajj? Maybe it is because we usually jump straight from a phone conversation into Takbir or because we …

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Zakat: Trickle-up economics

The commentaries on Quranic and Hadith texts extol the benefits of Zakat and provide an extensive rationalization for its institution as a pillar of Islam. Some benefits include Zakat’s impacts on fostering social cohesion, providing a safety net for the poor, and forcing capital circulation in the market. Zakat, as …

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Honouring the Knowledge of Deen (Islam)

  Haaroon Rasheed was an ‘Abbaasi Khaleefah who ruled over the Muslim empire from 170 A.H. until his demise in 193 A.H. at the age of forty-five. On one occasion, when Haaroon Rasheed came to Madeenah Munawwarah, he sent a messenger to Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) with the following message: “Come …

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