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In the Lizard’s Hole: Television, Televangelism and Muslims

In the Lizard’s Hole: Television, Televangelism and Muslims By Khalid Baig Posted: 1 Rabi ul-Thani,1432, 6 March 2011 When television was introduced in the middle of the 20th century, Muslim scholars nearly unanimously opposed it, just like the film before it. They were concerned about its potential social, cultural, and …

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Earliest time of qurbani

Question and Answer: Q. I heard that Qurbani can be done on three days. I know that Eidul Adh-ha is on the 10th of Zul Hijjah. Does this mean that Qurbani can also be done two days after Eid? And what is the earliest time for Qurbani? A. The time …

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Taking a loan to do qurbani

Question and Answer: Q. I would like to do Qurbani but I do not have sufficient funds. I am not a person who pays Zakaat as I do not possess the Nisaab amount. I know I cannot afford to do Qurbani but can I take a loan and do Qurbani …

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On whom is qurbani wajib

Question and Answer: Q. On whom is Qurbani Wajib? A. Qurbani is Wajib (obligatory) on every Muslim who is A. Of sound mind – mature (has  reached the age of puberty), B. Muqeem (i.e. he is not a Shari traveller) C. Possesses the amount of 612,36 grams of silver or …

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WASAWIS The Whisperings of Shaitaan

  Wasawis is the plural of Waswasah. Wasawis can be loosely translated into “doubts” and these are generally, the whisperings of Shaitaan.   Wasawis are of various categories and affect a person in different aspects. Some are more common than others but the cause of all are the same and …

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What the Qur’an teaches: Qualities of the faithful

By ADIL SALAHI Published: Jan 21, 2011 05:20 Updated: Jan 21, 2011 05:20 In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Ever Merciful Whatever you are given is but for the enjoyment of life in this world, but that which is with God is much better and more …

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Superstition & the Month of Safar

To believe that the Month of Safar is inauspicious, and particularly to believe that its first thirteen days are ‘bad luck’ or that it is harmful to marry or propose to marry or undertake a journey, etc., during these days are beliefs which are against the teachings of Islam. In …

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Rules regarding Slaughtering according to Shariah

1.      The animal must be a permitted animal – cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat. 2.      All slaughterers must be Muslims, reputable persons of good character and practising Muslims. 3.      The Muslim slaughterers must at all times follow the method of Halaal slaughtering as required by the Shariáh. 4.      Before slaughter, the …

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On whom is Qurbani Wajib

Question: On whom is Qurbani Wajib (obligatory)? Answer: Qurbani is Wajib (obligatory) on every Muslim who is: a) Of sound mind – mature (has reached the age of puberty), b) Muqeem (i.e. he is not a Shari traveller) c) Possesses the Nisaab amount (612,36 grams of silver) or wealth equivalent …

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Hajj

The fact that Haj has been granted the status of being the fifth pillar of Islam is itself an indication of its importance in Deen. Indeed, such stress has been laid on the performance of Haj that no person upon whom Haj has become compulsory should ever delay in fulfilling …

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