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The World Cup | The Spiritual Harms

  by Shaykh Maulana Yunus Patel (rahmatullah alayh)   [This article was prepared before the World Cup 2010, which was hosted by South Africa. The advices relate and apply to all sports events, which are in conflict with Islamic teachings.]   The hype and talk presently is the World Cup. …

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After Ramadan, Try to keep the 6 Fasts of Shawwaal.

By Maulana Khalid Dhorat It’s the second day of Shawaal today and everyone is still in the fasting mode. Habits can form in thirty days, and due to Ramadaan, our bodies have been programmed to wake up for Sehri, not eat anything in between, and then await for Iftar. Before …

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Wasting Away Ramadhan/Eid at the Zoo Lake

Faizel Patel, 2016-07-Eid at the Zoolake As the blessed month of Ramadan draws to a close, some people will sigh with relief that’s it’s finally over. Ramadan has become a burden for many people who claim that fasting and Taraweeh is unmanageable and just a waste of time and flout …

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Preparing for Eid al-Fitr

by Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani (edited by Bilal Ali) Source: http://www.ilmgate.org       Shawwal is the first of the three months named Ashhur al-Hajj (the months of hajj). Although the major acts ofhajj are normally performed on the first ten days of Dhu ‘l-Hijjah, yet the whole period starting …

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The Day of Eid-ul-Fitr & The Prize Giving night before Eid

  The Day of Eid-ul-Fitr • EID-UL-FITR • BEAUTIFUL HADITH ABOUT EID-UL-FITR • SUNNAH ACTS ON EID-UL-FITR • TIPS HOW TO SPEND EID DAY • MOTIVATIONAL STORY EID-UL-FITR is celebrated on the first day of Shaw’waal, at the completion of Ramadhaan. Shaw’waal is the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. …

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 Ramadaan almost over…Now what???

  By Umm Ammarah eislam.co.za The Month of Ramadaan is coming to an end and the transition from Ramadaan to Eid and thereafter should be a path the that brings us closer to our Creator and a path that treads the Sunnah i.e. The way of the Messenger of Allah …

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The Fiqh of Sadaqat al-Fitr

by Mufti Faraz ibn Adam Source: ilmgate.org     The great Hanafi faqih (jurist) Imam Ibn al-Humam mentions: “Sadaqat al-Fitr is compulsory upon every free Muslim.” (Sharh Fath al-Qadir, 2:285) The Evidence All the scholars base their opinion on the following ahadith: ‘Abd Allah Ibn ‘Umar (Allah be pleased with him) narrates, …

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The Importance of Sadaqatul Fitr

eislam.co.za Sadaqatul fitr is a compulsory charity which becomes payable on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.   The Noble Messenger of Allah ( Sallallâhu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “The fast remains suspended between Heaven and Earth until the fitrah is paid.” Rasulullâh Sallallâhu ‘alayhi wasallam made charity of Fitr compulsory as a purification of fasts …

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Ramadaan and The One Month Wonders

Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News, 2014-06-03   The spiritual rays of Ramadaan beckons beyond the horizon ready to make an appearance, to all those hearts ready to be rejuvenated by this beautiful month. However the question remains: are we ready? Will people embrace this month and draw every ounce of spiritual essence …

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A Simple Format for ‘ibadah on Auspicious nights

al-miftah.com Our Beloved Nabi (sallallahu’alaihiwasallam) has mentioned: “Indeed your Lord has reserved certain special moments in time (in which he emits abundant/special mercy) Be sure to avail yourselves for these opportunities.” (Majma’uz Zawaaid) We are usually aware of the significant occasions that present themselves each year. The crucial thing is …

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