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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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Custody of children after divorce

Question My husband gave one talaaq ba’ain. I few weeks later I discovered I was 7weeks expecting. After delivery of baby and iddah expiry I want to know who has custody of this child? Mother or Father? (question posted as received) Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, …

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Saudi America : A Modern Secular Muslim State is Reborn

By Maulana Khalid Dhorat From being the most powerful, honourable, respectable, chivalrous, pious, progressive, courageous and admirable nation once on earth, the Arab leaders of today have sullied the name and the race of our most noble Prophet Muhammad (may peace and blessings be upon him).  The present Arab powers, …

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A reflection before Ramadaan

  As the Hilaal for Shaaban is sited take a moment to stop and introspect. The most blessed, beautiful an auspicious month is dawning on us and it is up to us to ensure that we are ready to make the most of the month. By that I don’t mean …

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Last Man Standing

  By Maulana Khalid Dhorat It used to happen once in a blue moon, then about once in a year, then about once a month, but now it doesn’t happen weekly or daily, but about ten times a day! Very soon, it will happen so often till there are none left …

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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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Use Sha’ban to Prepare for Ramadan

  By Abu Abdullah  Preparing For Ramadhaan By Using The Month Of Shabaan MY beloved brothers and sisters, you may ask, and rightly so: what does Sha`ban have to do with preparing for Ramadan? Before showing the importance of Sha`baan and the connection between it and Ramadan, I want to …

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Sha’ban: Merits, Do’s, and Dont’s

By Mufti Taqi Usmani – The Night of Bara’ah – What Should be Done in this Night? – What Should Not be Done in This Night – Fast of the 15th Sha’ban Sha’ban is one of the meritorious months for which we find some particular instructions in the Sunnah of …

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