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Q & A on Muharram and Aashurah

Q & A on Muharram and Aashurah Which is the first month of the Islamic calendar and what is it’s meaning? Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar- meaning “Forbidden”. Even before Islam, this month was always known as a sacred month which un-lawful acts were “forbidden”, prominently …

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Muharram, the Hijrah, and the Muslim calendar

 Posted By MV Media By: Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia Source: ilmgate.org The Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (upon him be blessings and peace) over a span of twenty-three years. The Prophet recited each verse according to its pre-ordained order in the Lawh Mahfuz, or Protected Tablet. After the Prophet (upon him be blessings …

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Muharram and Aashura Booklet

By Shaykh Moulana Yunus Patel Rahmatullahi Alayhi http://jamiat.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Muharram-Aashura-Booklet.pdf   Muharram and Aashura Booklet      

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Qurbani Requires Self-Denial

Eid ul Adha is not simply an occasion of festivity. On this Day we recall the unwavering faith, conviction and sacrifice of Nabî Ibrahim whom the Qur’ân describes in the following words: “Ibrahim was indeed a shining example of virtue, obedient to Allâh, ever inclined to Him and he was …

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Hajj: Invitation or Accreditation?

A Deep Yearning to Perform Hajj by Shaykh Mawlānā Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullāh Hajj is one of the fundamental pillars of Islām. Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam has said: “Islām is founded on five (pillars): bearing witness that there is no deity except Allāh and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allāh, …

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10 Points about the Day of ‘Arafah

http://www.al-miftah.com The day of ‘Arafah is the most important day for a Haji. Whilst only a select few of the Ummah are chosen by Allah Ta’ala to physically be on the plains of ‘Arafat on the 9th of Dhul Hijjah, there are several virtues and deeds mentioned regarding the day …

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Sacrifice or Qurbani: Philosophy and Rules

Qurbani: Are you ready?   With Qurbani 1439 just days away, much excitement has set in. Preparations are underway, knives are being sent for sharpening, butchers are readying themselves for the influx of meat, and families are setting themselves up for a day of sacrificial slaughtering. The blood stained clothes, …

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Ten Blessed Days of Zil Hajj: Don’t Miss

  eislam.co.za   By His wisdom, Allah Ta’ala gave preference to some places and times over others. For Muslims, Friday is the best day of the week, Ramadan is the best month of the year, “Laylat al-Qadr” is the best night in Ramadan, the day of “Arafah” is the best …

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Cutting Hair/Nails affect Qurbani?

Question: Last year I cut my hair on the 5th day of Dhul Hijja and then I came to know that we should not cut our hair if we intend to do Qurbānī. So was my qurbānī accepted or not? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the …

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