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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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ITIKAF

  “The Spiritual Retreat” eislam.co.za The meaning of Itikaf is to seclude oneself in the Masjid  with the express niyyah (intention) of Itikaf. Allah Ta’ala has indeed in His perfect wisdom created humanity in a unique way. He has made it such that from time to time His creation needs a …

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WHY FORGIVE OTHERS THIS RAMADAN?

You know you’re right. You know what I’m referring to – those times when you get into an argument(s) with a family member, friend, boss, employee, coworker, classmate, teacher or whoever. You know your facts are right or that you’ve been wronged with an insulting remark, sarcastic comment or rudeness. …

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The middle of Ramadan: a gift of forgiveness

   Posted by: MV Media By: Maria Zain Source: http://www.onislam.net/ Forgiveness has been a recurring theme throughout the realm of creation. From the moment God created the first man – Adam (peace be upon him) – Iblis (Satan) was denied forgiveness after defying God’s command to prostrate before the first man of creation. Iblis was …

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The first ten days of Ramadan: pure mercy

   Posted by: MV Media By: Maria Zain Ramadan is known to be broken down into thirds. The first ten days of Ramadan are known as the “Ten Days of Mercy”. Muslims are aware that Ramadan is a month of spiritual opportunities, but what does the “mercy” really mean to Muslims? One …

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Ramadan: the month of spiritual energy

Source: arabnews.com  Posted by: MV Media By: arabnews.com Source: http://www.arabnews.com/ The holy month of Ramadan comes to the Islamic world every year to remind the Muslim faithful on the need to return to Allah by following His teachings in all walks of their lives in order to achieve peace in this world and the …

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Change Yourself In Ramadan

Posted by: Waleed Basyouni Ramadan is the month of change. The whole universe changes in Ramadan. Abu Hurayrah reported that the Prophet  said: “The blessed month has come to you! Allāh has made fasting obligatory upon you during it. During it, the gates to Paradise are opened, the gates of Hellfire are locked, and the …

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15 Ways to Kick Bad Habits in Ramadan

islaaminfo.com Few things are more demanding than eliminating bad habits, since they are part of our daily routines and personality. It takes days of patience and practice to break old habits. However, the good news is, Ramadan offers a perfect and natural environment for moral training. Interestingly, researches from “positive …

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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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The 15th Night of Sha’baan

What a night! By Abdur Rahmaan Umar “So, sheikh,” asked Ahmed fidgeting with his topee(hat), “Why did Allah put this night of Shabe Bara’at(Lailatul Bara’at) right here so near to Ramadaan. I mean in two weeks time we have the greatest month with all the forgiveness and good things…. so …

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