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“Hello” to Halloween?

By Abu Muhammad Yusuf eislam.co.za Islam is a complete way of life. Its wisdom is profound. What Islam prescribes and what it prohibits is always of tremendous benefit for humanity as a whole. Every year, on the evening of October 31st, millions of children in the Western world paint their …

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QnA Snapshots: Keeping business open on a Jummuah

Q: Allah SWT says in Al Quraan: O you who believe (Muslims)! When the call is proclaimed for the Salah (prayer) on the day of Friday (Jumu’ah prayer), come to the remembrance of Allah [Jumu’ah religious talk (Khutbah) and Salah (prayer)] and leave off business (and every other thing), that …

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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 are the Ahlul-Bayt – Part 2

    Rasulullah  Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam not only used the title of Ahlul-Bayt for his family, but he would also include those Sahabah Radhiyallahu Anhum who enjoyed a very close relationship with him amongst the Ahlul-Bayt. Examples of this are given in the following Ahadith: 1. a) Rasulullah  Sallallahu …

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Facts about Ashura

Cii Radio 1.   On this day the sea was split into various pathways for Musa (A.S) and his people, thus granting them victory over the tyrant Firawn. Hazrat Ibn Abbas (R.A) reports that the Prophet (S.A.W) arrived in Madinah and found the Jews observing fast on the day of Ashura. They …

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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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Martyrdom – The Highest Honour

  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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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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Ahle Bayt & Karbala

It is commonly known that the people most beloved to a person are his family and progeny. As Mu’mineen we follow Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam). If we take closer look at the Mubarak life of Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam) we will find that Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi wa sallam) …

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