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Crime – The Disease in Need of a Cure

Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News – 2012-11-12 Crime... A word that has injected a lethal dose of fear into the hearts of South Africans. It has robbed and snatched away our will to roam our neighbourhoods and shopping centers and ravaged our freedom, ripping it to shreds… Crime is a …

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The Month of Muharram

By Mufti Taqi Uthmaani Muharram is the month with which the Muslims begin their lunar Hijrah Calendar. It is one of the four sanctified months about which the Holy Quran says, “The number of the months according to Allah is twelve months (mentioned) in the Book of Allah on the …

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Muharram & Aashura (in detail)

THE SACRED MONTHS From among the months of the Islaamic year, the “Ashurul Hurum” (Sacred Months) enjoy a greater significance. Hafiz Ibn Katheer (Radhiallahu-anhu) has quoted the saying of Hadhrat Qatadah (Radhiallahu-anhu) in his famous tafseer. He writes: Allah Ta’ala has indeed distinguished some of His Creation from among man …

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Lesson of Ashura

Lesson of Ashura The tenth of Muharram is known as the day of Aashura. This is a very auspicious day in the Islamic calendar. Prior to the fast of Ramadhaan becoming compulsory, fasting on the day of Aashura was fardh (obligatory). After the fast of Ramadhaan became compulsory, fasting on …

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The Concept of Taqlid Simplified- Madhabs

  by Mawlana Khalid Dhorat Taqlid refers to the practice of an unqualified, lay person (in a specific field of specialization) submitting to and accepting the authority of an expert in that field, without demanding proof and justification for every view, opinion or verdict expressed by such an expert authority. …

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The Muslim Woman Part 2

2 – HER MIND She takes care of her mind by pursuing knowledge The sensitive Muslim woman takes care of her mind just as she takes care of her body, because the former is no less important than the latter. Long ago, the poet Zuhayr ibn Abi Sulma said: “A …

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Zina-[ADULTERY/FORNICATION]

Zina [ADULTERY/FORNICATION] INTRODUCTION Perverted people of the modern era visualize illegal and deviated sexual gratification as natural acts and regard marriage as an unnecessary innovation of civilization. They seem to think that it is perfectly natural that whenever one feels the urge, or finds the opportunity, and two members of …

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Are you eating genetically modified food?

By: Andreas Späth 2012-11-06 07:03 Are you consuming food made using genetically modified (GM) crops? You probably are, even if you’re not aware of it. The Washington-based Environmental Working Group recently conducted an interesting investigation. Using 2011 data provided by the US Department of Agriculture, they estimated that average Americans …

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The Ideal Muslim Woman and Her Own Self Part 1

By Dr. Muhammad ‘Ali Introduction Islam encourages the Muslims to stand out among people, readily distinguishable by their dress, appearance and behavior, so that they will be a good example, worthy of the great message that they bring to humanity. According to the hadith narrated by the great Sahabi Ibn …

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A word on character

As Muslims, our character, morals and etiquette should differentiate us from others. Non-Muslims are not so attentive to our beautiful Salaah, Tilawah, Zikr, and other Ibaadaat as they are to our character and dealings with others. Wherever the Sahabah (RA) went, it was their character which attracted so many, which …

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