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Tasawwuf

Shaykh Mufti Ebrahim Desai Saheb on Tasawwuf 1. What is Tasawwuf? The purpose of Tasawwuf is to reform oneself to the extent of being compliant to Shari’ah in every aspect of life and gaining closeness to Allah. This injunction is replete in the Qur’aan and Ahaadith. If one is able …

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Hidden Beauty in the Remembrance of Allah

There’s a hidden world that awaits and welcomes those who continuously remember Allah under all conditions. The remembrance of Allah is an act of worship that is like no other for one can remember Allah wherever he may be and whatever he may be doing. There are no particular rituals …

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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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Ramadaan

Lifetime Opportunity You have been given an opportunity of a lifetime. A business operates twenty four hours a day. The owner wishes to take a holiday and has requested you to run the business for one month. The arrangement is that for every second that you will personally man the …

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Virtues of Charity

1. It is mentioned in a Hadith that generosity is a great attribute of Allah Ta’ala. In other words, Allah Ta’ala is extremely generous. 2. It is mentioned in a Hadith that the servant of Allah gives a small piece of bread as charity. In the sight of Allah Ta’ala …

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18 Benefits of Fasting in Ramadaan

O ye who believe! Fasting is ordained for you, even as it was ordained for those before you, that ye may guard yourself (against evil)” Qur’an: Chapter 2, Verse 183). RAMADAN IS A MONTH of fasting and prayers for the Muslims. The fast consists of total abstinence from food and …

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RAMADHÂN IS HERE: WHERE ARE YOU?

All praise is due to Allâh and may His choicest salutations descend upon our Master and Leader Muhammad Sallallâhu ‘alayhi wasallam. “To him who desires a harvest in the life to come, We shall grant an increase in his harvest; whereas to him who desires a harvest in this world, …

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Meaning of Ramadaan

Fasting during Ramadan was ordained during the second year of Hijrah. Why not earlier? In Makkah the economic conditions of the Muslims were bad. They were being persecuted. Often days would go by before they had anything to eat. It is easy to skip meals if you don’t have any. …

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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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