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Use Sha’ban to Prepare for Ramadan

By Abu Abdullah  Preparing For Ramadhaan By Using The Month Of Shabaan MY beloved brothers and sisters, you may ask, and rightly so: what does Sha`ban have to do with preparing for Ramadan? Before showing the importance of Sha`baan and the connection between it and Ramadan, I want to ask …

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A Month To Which People Do Not Pay Attention: Sha`ban

MY dear brothers and sisters, pay careful attention to what Usaamah ibn Zayd (may Allaah be pleased with them both) said: “I said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, I do not see you fasting in any other month like you fast in Sha’ban.’ He said, ‘That is a month to which …

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Virtue of 15th Shabaan?

Is the virtue of 15th of Sha’ban proven, or is it a bid’ah (innovation)? Question I am a firm believer that 15th of Shabaan is a blessed night. I have come across many people who claim it is nowhere to be found in Hadith and it is a Bidah to …

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Roshnee Ijtima 2015 – What it’s all about

Azhar Vadi | 11 Jumadul Ukhra 1436 – 01 April 2015 It’s not about the numbers of people that are expected to gather  in Roshnee this weekend, south of Johannesburg, for another of South Africa’s annual Tabligh Jamaat Ijtima or mass gatherings. It’s not about whether there will be dhal …

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Valentine Day, Birthdays, and Other Daze

  What commercial and cultural propaganda presents as beautiful is rooted in ugly paganism but most blind followers do not know. By Khalid Baig There is a group of practices that we can consider as the twin sister of bid’ah. Like bid’ah they flourish on the twin foundations of ignorance …

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Valentine Daze and Other Pagan Customs

There is a group of practices that we can consider as the twin sister of bid’ah (innovation). Like bid’ah they flourish on the twin foundations of ignorance and outside influence. Like bid’ah they entail rituals. But unlike bid’ah the rituals have not been given an Islamic face. They are followed …

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Valentines of Lies & Heartbreak!

      Every February, the Media goes into hyperdrive promoting love and affection. The actual reality is that they care little about increasing love between husband and wife, but more about promoting Zina. It is simply a western concept of legitimizing Zina and a marketing strategy to fleece you …

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THE DAY OF AASHURA & HISTORICAL EVENTS

Although the month of Muharram is a sacred month as a whole, the 10th of Muharram is the most sacred among all its days. The day is named ‘Aashurah’. It is one of the most important and blessed days of Allah Ta’ala in the Islamic calendar. This day has been …

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Muharram & Aashura

THE SACRED MONTHS   From among the months of the Islaamic year, the “Ashurul Hurum” (Sacred Months) enjoy a greater significance. Hafiz Ibn Katheer (Radhiallahu-anhu) has quoted the saying of Hadhrat Qatadah (Radhiallahu-anhu) in his famous tafseer. He writes: Allah Ta’ala has indeed distinguished some of His Creation from among …

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Blessed are the Guests of Allah

The guests of Allah are returning after fulfilling the rites of Haj. They return, Allah willing, purified from their sins of the past.THE PAST IS NO MORE ‘Amr Ibn Al-‘Aas (ra) narrated: “When Islam entered my heart, I went to the Messenger of Allāh and said: “Give me your hand …

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