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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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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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Monopoly Media Manipulation

Michael Parenti In a capitalist “democracy” like the United States, the corporate news media faithfully reflect the dominant class ideology both in their reportage and commentary. At the same time, these media leave the impression that they are free and independent, capable of balanced coverage and objective commentary. How they …

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Soft Drinks, Hard Facts

  Research suggests kids who drink a lot of soft drinks risk becoming fat, weak-boned, cavity-prone and caffeine-addicted.   By Sally Squires Americans drink more soda pop than ever before. These popular beverages account for more than a quarter of all drinks consumed in the United States. More than 15 …

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Fundamentals of a happy marriage

by Shahina Siddiqui Faith: The most basic and essential attribute of a Muslim marriage is the common faith that binds the couple. Since Islam is a way of life and not just a religion confined to weekly worship it becomes an integral part of a Muslim’s life. The frame of …

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