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I’tikaaf – Complete book by Mufti Elias

Says Allama Ibn Qaiyyim Radiallâhu anhu: “The basic purpose of I’tikâf is that the heart gets attached to Allâh and, with it, one attains inner composure and equanimity and preoccupation with the mundane things of life ceases and absorption in the eternal Reality takes its place, and the state is …

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Itikaaf

I’TIKAF (1) I’tikaf means to stay in the Musjid with the niyyat of I’tikaf for the sake of Allah Ta’ala. The purpose of such stay in the Musjid is ibadat and to gain proximity to Allah Ta’ala. THE TYPES OF I’TIKAF There are three types of I’tikaf: Wajib, Sunnatul Muakkadah …

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Ready, Get Set, Go!

OKAY, pull your trainers on, and get ready for the race of the year! Ramadan! With few days to go, we’ve got some serious training to do. And I’m here to help you shape up. Now, what’s really interesting is that most people don’t realize that Ramadan is a race. …

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Ramadan, the Habit Change Opportunity: Taqwa

Mirza Yawar Baig THEY say, ‘Habits make a person.’ Psychologists tell us that habit change takes 21 days. If someone does something continuously for 21 days it will become a habit. We are about to come to the Annual Habit Change Workshop that Allah sends as His Mercy every year …

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Message of Ramadaan

We observe Ramadan every year. Do we also listen to it? Ramadan is the most important month of our calendar. It is a tremendous gift from Allah in so many ways. In our current state of being down and out, it can uplift us, empower us, and turn around our …

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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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The Gift of Me’raj

Al-Haadi – Website of Madrasah Taleemuddeen – Isipingo Beach South Africa The Gift of Me’raj On the twenty seventh of Rajab the Musjids will be full. People will gather to listen to talks being delivered regarding the great incident of Me’raj. After the talks are over, by and large we …

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The Manners of Welcoming the New-Born Child in Islâm

by Abu Rumaysah Children are a source of delight and an adornment for the world granted by Allâh to their parents, they give vigour to the hearts, joy to the souls, pleasure to the eyes. They are the fruit from whom good is to be hoped for when they frequently …

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Ramadaan

By Moulana Fadlur Rahman Sahib Sheikhul Hadith, Madrasah Arabia Islamia, Azaadville Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: “On the first night of Ramadân, the Shayateen (devils) and the rebellious jinnat are imprisoned. All the doors of Jahannam (hell) are closed and all the doors of Jannah are opened. A caller calls …

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Lesson of Ashura

  Lesson of Ashura   The tenth of Muharram is known as the day of Aashura. This is a very auspicious day in the Islamic calendar. Prior to the fast of Ramadhaan becoming compulsory, fasting on the day of Aashura was fardh (obligatory). After the fast of Ramadhaan became compulsory, …

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