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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, fasting on …

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Zina-[ADULTERY/FORNICATION]

Zina [ADULTERY/FORNICATION] INTRODUCTION Perverted people of the modern era visualize illegal and deviated sexual gratification as natural acts and regard marriage as an unnecessary innovation of civilization. They seem to think that it is perfectly natural that whenever one feels the urge, or finds the opportunity, and two members of …

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Murder! Crime! Rape! – WHY?

Murder! Crime! Rape! – WHY? Society is currently plagued by crime, fear, murder, strife and dissension! Statistical records for theft, murder, drug addiction, crime and rape forecast an alarming and bleak future for man. Every day heralds greater turmoil, disaster and sorrow than the day before. Life has degenerated to …

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10 Things You Can Do To Develop A Culture Of Muslim Unity

by Abdul Malik The sight is always amazing. Pilgrims standing shoulder to shoulder, of all shades and races, dressed in simple white, stripped of all kinds of worldly barriers, be they of wealth, profession, geography, class, education or other. This enduring image of Hajj has become a hallmark of this …

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Watering the Root

The main reason for being unable to solve the many problems the Muslim community is facing presently is that we are misdirecting our energies by ‘watering leaves’, when in actual fact, the ‘root’ is in dire need of water. …We are not getting to the root of the problem, since …

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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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