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Moulana Ihsaan Hendrick’s Biography

  Moulana Ihsaan Hendricks was born 16 September 1964 in Worcestor, 110 kilometres outside Cape Town, South Africa. He was the former president of the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC), a position he held for two-terms (ten years), an MJC Imaarah (senior council) member, Director of the Al-Quds Foundation of South …

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Cutting Hair/Nails affect Qurbani?

Question: Last year I cut my hair on the 5th day of Dhul Hijja and then I came to know that we should not cut our hair if we intend to do Qurbānī. So was my qurbānī accepted or not? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the …

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Haircuts

Question What is the ruling of haircuts?   Answer Men are permitted to cut their hair.This is based on the fact that there are numerous narrations which mention that Rasulullah sallallahualaihiwasallam and the Sahabah radhiallahuanhum cut, trimmed or shaved their hair. However, there are; as with any other aspect of a Muslims life; certain …

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Udhiyah [Qurbānī]

  By Hadrat Mawlānā Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullāh Virtues Of Udhiyah [Qurbānī] • Udhiyah is a practice commanded by Allāh ta‘ālā: … So turn in prayer towards your Lord and sacrifice (animals). (108:2) • There is nothing dearer to Allāh ta‘ālā during the days of udhiyah than the sacrificing of …

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Bearing the Burdens of Others

One of the greatest privileges and favours which ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) enjoyed from Allah Ta‘ala was that he was raised in the care of none other than Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). The circumstances which led to him entering the care of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) are as follows: Before Rasulullah (sallallahu …

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First woman fined under Denmark’s new niqab ban

Posted by: Habib Momin Following the start of a controversial ban on Wednesday, a 28-year-old niqab-wearing woman is the first to be fined by Danish police. The incident took place on Friday in Horsholm city, in the north-eastern area of Nordsjælland, after police were called to a shopping complex. The woman …

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Selfies—Living in the Era of Filtered Photographs

Susruthi Rajanala, BA1; Mayra B. C. Maymone, MD, DSc1; Neelam A. Vashi, MD1 JAMA Facial Plast Surg. Published online August 2, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2018.0486 We live in an era of edited selfies and ever-evolving standards of beauty. The advent and popularity of image-based social media have put Photoshop and filters in everyone’s arsenal. A few swipes on Snapchat can give …

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The first ten days of Zul Hijjah

  Significance of the First Ten Days of Zul Hijjah 1. Allah has taken oath of ten nights in Surah Al-Fajr. According to the majority of the commentators of Qur’an, the nights are those of the (first) ten days of Zul Hijjah. 2. Abdullah Ibn ’Abbas Radiyallaahu anhu related that …

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