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Superstition & the Month of Safar

All praises to Allawh (Sub haa nahoo wa Ta’aalaa) and choicest blessings upon our beloved Prophet Muhammud (Sallal law hu ‘alay hi wa sallam). We are entering the second month of the lunar calendar. Sa-far with a “Sawd” either means ” To turn yellow’ or ‘To be empty/vacant’ . It was in Autumn when the leaves turn …

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Who Killed Al-Husayn radiAllahu ‘anhu?

www.mahajjah.com Unmasking the other villains of Karbala’ Retelling the tragedy of Karbala’ has traditionally been an important feature of Shi’i spirituality. The passion plays of Iran and the Indian subcontinent, the literature, both prose and poetry, composed upon the subject of the martyrdom of Sayyiduna Husayn radiyallahu ‘anhu and the …

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Fast of Aashurah

      Question:   Could you explain the Day of Ashura, the fast etc?   Answer:   In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.   Rasulaullah Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam encouraged fasting on the day of Ashurah. The following hadith explains the …

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Fasting only on the day of Aashura

Nasihah (Advice): Virtue of the Fast of Aashura Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said: “The fast of Aashura wipes out the sins of a year.” (Muslim) __________________________________________     FASTING EXCLUSIVELY ON 10 MUHARRAM Fasting exclusively on 10th Muḥarram Question I understand that it is preferable to avoid fasting exclusively on …

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Martyrdom

  To lay down one’s life for the cause of deen is the ultimate sacrifice. Hence being the ultimate sacrifice, martyrdom naturally has the highest honour as well. Allah Ta‘ala describes the martyrs as “living” in the verse: “And say not to those who have been slain in the Path …

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Muharram, the Hijrah, and the Muslim calendar

 Posted By MV Media By: Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia Source: ilmgate.org The Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (upon him be blessings and peace) over a span of twenty-three years. The Prophet recited each verse according to its pre-ordained order in the Lawh Mahfuz, or Protected Tablet. After the Prophet (upon him be blessings …

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Battle of Karbala

A Brief Summary of the Battle of Karbala and Martyrdom of Husayn (Radiyallahu Anhu)   Every page of history is a place of lesson for mankind. The ruthless martyrdom of Sayyidina Husayn (RA) the leader of the youth of Jannah, his family and his companions shall never be forgotten. Every …

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