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Laylatul Qadr-The Night of Power!

By Abu Muhmmad Yusuf eislam.co.za   Allah Ta’ala in His infinite Mercy has favoured us in so many ways. Such blessings that we cannot possibly enumerate nor show sufficient gratitude to the Almighty. Amongst the many blessings include a very special GIFT..Laylatul Qadr- The Night of Power.   It is …

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Itikaf Explained (detailed)

EISLAM.co.za The basic purpose of I’tikâf is that the heart gets attached to Allâh and, with it, one attains inner composure and equanimity and pre‑occupation with the mundane things of life ceases and absorption in the eternal Reality takes its place, and the state is reached in which all fears, …

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Laylatul Qadr- A detailed explanation

    LAYLATUL QADR – Night of power   Amongst the nights of Ramadhaan, there is one called ‘Laylatul Qadr’,a night that is noted for its greatest blessings. The Noble Qur’an describes it as being greater in blessedness and spiritual virtue than a thousand months, which in turn means that …

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Rules Related To I’tikaf For Women

      QUESTION:   Can a woman perform I’tikaaf for gaining rewards and being close to Allah Subhanawa Ta’ala ? is I’tikaaf by a woman Sunnah or Nafl or Mustahab? if so, which place would be more appropriate for her to do so? Fox example, there are only 2 …

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Eat smart this Ramadhaan!

  By Umme Faatimah (B.Dietetics Univ. of Pretoria) eislam.co.za Many of us have developed a culture of indulgent eating… lavish five course Sunday lunches, daily indulgent snacks and more! The Holy Quraan states: “…..and eat and drink but do not waste by extravagance, certainly HE (Allah) does not like those  …

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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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Ramadan and its Hijackers

By Khalid Baig Ramadan is a month of tremendous blessings. Today it is also a time of great challenges. The challenges come from a head-on collision between Ramadan and the materialism, consumerism, and hedonism that have unfortunately engulfed Muslim societies. Approached correctly and observed diligently, the former could help us …

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Food & Nutrition for a Healthy Ramadan

READY, SET, GO! By Karimah Bint Dawoud- Muslim Chaplain & Clinical Nutritionist Welcome Ramadan Alḥamdulillāh, all praise is due to Allah the Creator of the heaven and earth and everything in between. As the month of Ramadan is moving backwards through the solar calendar once again, Ramaḍān begins in the …

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