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Preparing for Eid al-Fitr

by Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani (edited by Bilal Ali) Source: http://www.ilmgate.org       Shawwal is the first of the three months named Ashhur al-Hajj (the months of hajj). Although the major acts ofhajj are normally performed on the first ten days of Dhu ‘l-Hijjah, yet the whole period starting …

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The Day of Eid-ul-Fitr & The Prize Giving night before Eid

  The Day of Eid-ul-Fitr • EID-UL-FITR • BEAUTIFUL HADITH ABOUT EID-UL-FITR • SUNNAH ACTS ON EID-UL-FITR • TIPS HOW TO SPEND EID DAY • MOTIVATIONAL STORY EID-UL-FITR is celebrated on the first day of Shaw’waal, at the completion of Ramadhaan. Shaw’waal is the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. …

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 Ramadaan almost over…Now what???

  By Umm Ammarah eislam.co.za The Month of Ramadaan is coming to an end and the transition from Ramadaan to Eid and thereafter should be a path the that brings us closer to our Creator and a path that treads the Sunnah i.e. The way of the Messenger of Allah …

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The Fiqh of Sadaqat al-Fitr

by Mufti Faraz ibn Adam Source: ilmgate.org     The great Hanafi faqih (jurist) Imam Ibn al-Humam mentions: “Sadaqat al-Fitr is compulsory upon every free Muslim.” (Sharh Fath al-Qadir, 2:285) The Evidence All the scholars base their opinion on the following ahadith: ‘Abd Allah Ibn ‘Umar (Allah be pleased with him) narrates, …

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The Importance of Sadaqatul Fitr

eislam.co.za Sadaqatul fitr is a compulsory charity which becomes payable on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.   The Noble Messenger of Allah ( Sallallâhu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “The fast remains suspended between Heaven and Earth until the fitrah is paid.” Rasulullâh Sallallâhu ‘alayhi wasallam made charity of Fitr compulsory as a purification of fasts …

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Ramadaan and The One Month Wonders

Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News, 2014-06-03   The spiritual rays of Ramadaan beckons beyond the horizon ready to make an appearance, to all those hearts ready to be rejuvenated by this beautiful month. However the question remains: are we ready? Will people embrace this month and draw every ounce of spiritual essence …

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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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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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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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Laylatul Qadr-The Night of Power!

By Abu Muhammad Yusuf eislam.co.za   Allah Ta’ala in His infinite Mercy has favoured us in so many ways. Such blessings that we cannot possibly enumerate nor show sufficient gratitude to the Almighty. Amongst the many blessings include a very special GIFT.Laylatul Qadr- The Night of Power.   It is …

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