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Special Occasions

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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Submission

Submission The days of Haj are with us. Those who undertake this momentous journey will be constantly reminded of Sayyidina Ebrahim (alaihis salaam), his wife Hazrath Hajra (alaihas salaam) and his son Hazrath Ismail (alaihis salaam). The Ka’ba Shareef that the Haji will perform tawaaf of was built by this …

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The Month of Rajab

By Mufti Taqi Usmani Rajab is the seventh month in the Islamic lunar calendar. This month was regarded as one of the sacred months (Al-Ashhur-al-hurum) in which battles were prohibited in the days of the Holy Prophet. It is also a prelude to the month of Ramadan, because Ramadan follows …

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Muharram – Mufti Taqi Usmani

 Muharram is the month with which the Muslims begin their lunar Hijrah Calendar. It is one of the four sanctified months about which the Holy Quran says,   “The number of the months according to Allah is twelve months (mentioned) in the Book of Allah on the day in which …

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The Month of Muharram

  Introduction With the sighting of the new moon the Islamic New Year is ushered in.  The first month Muharram, is a month of great reward and virtue. Muharram itself means `sacred’ and is from those months which have been mentioned as sacred in the Holy Qur’an.   Almighty Allah …

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