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Ramadaan

Lifetime Opportunity You have been given an opportunity of a lifetime. A business operates twenty four hours a day. The owner wishes to take a holiday and has requested you to run the business for one month. The arrangement is that for every second that you will personally man the …

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Zakaat on precious stones?

Question and Answer: Q. Is there Zakaat on precious stones, gems, diamond and expensive ornaments ? (Question published as received) A. No. There is no Zakaat on precious stones or metals besides gold and silver unless they have been purchased with the intention of resale. In this case, they will …

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Virtues of Charity

1. It is mentioned in a Hadith that generosity is a great attribute of Allah Ta’ala. In other words, Allah Ta’ala is extremely generous. 2. It is mentioned in a Hadith that the servant of Allah gives a small piece of bread as charity. In the sight of Allah Ta’ala …

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18 Benefits of Fasting in Ramadaan

O ye who believe! Fasting is ordained for you, even as it was ordained for those before you, that ye may guard yourself (against evil)” Qur’an: Chapter 2, Verse 183). RAMADAN IS A MONTH of fasting and prayers for the Muslims. The fast consists of total abstinence from food and …

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RAMADHÂN IS HERE: WHERE ARE YOU?

All praise is due to Allâh and may His choicest salutations descend upon our Master and Leader Muhammad Sallallâhu ‘alayhi wasallam. “To him who desires a harvest in the life to come, We shall grant an increase in his harvest; whereas to him who desires a harvest in this world, …

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Meaning of Ramadaan

Fasting during Ramadan was ordained during the second year of Hijrah. Why not earlier? In Makkah the economic conditions of the Muslims were bad. They were being persecuted. Often days would go by before they had anything to eat. It is easy to skip meals if you don’t have any. …

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Message of Ramadaan

We observe Ramadan every year. Do we also listen to it? Ramadan is the most important month of our calendar. It is a tremendous gift from Allah in so many ways. In our current state of being down and out, it can uplift us, empower us, and turn around our …

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An Overview on Ramadaan

“O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you that ye may (learn) self-restraint, (Fasting) for a fixed number of days” The Quran, Surah Baqarah Chapter 2, verse 183. What is Ramadân? It is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Islam …

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The “Just One Bottle” Myth

By Aisha Al Hajjar, AMANI | AS a lactation consultant (breastfeeding counselor) I often get calls or emails from nervous new mothers who worry that their milk supply isn’t enough or has dried up. It’s understandable to have such concerns, especially with the myriad of pressures from friends, relatives, doctors, …

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