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Wasting Away Eid at the Zoo Lake

Faizel Patel-Eid at the Zoolake As the blessed month of Ramadan draws to a close, some people will sigh with relief that’s it’s finally over. Ramadan has become a burden for many people who claim that fasting and Taraweeh is unmanageable and just a waste of time and flout the …

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How to perform Istikhara

How to perform Istikhara The essence of Istikhārah is to seek goodness in any task a person intends undertaking. It is Mustahab (commendable) to perform Salātul-Istikhārah when one intends to undertake an important matter in one’s life. The method of Istikhārah is as follows: Perform two Rakaats with the intention …

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Status of Dreams in Istikharah

Shaykhul Hadith Moulana Fazlur Rahmaan  Firstly, one must understand that none of the narrations in the Ahadith have any mention regarding a dream, or even about performing the ‘Istikharah’ before sleeping. However, some ‘Ulama do prefer that Istikharah be performed before sleeping. With regards to the person who does see …

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The New Addiction – Cell Phones as Cigarettes

DIANE FRANCIS Smartphones are every bit as annoying, addictive, and dangerous to our health as are cigarettes—and the second-hand consequences are alarming. Cell phone usage is becoming the new smoking. These devices are every bit as annoying, addictive, and dangerous to our health as are cigarettes. People now remain glued …

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The Warnings

The reason behind appointment of Prophets among nations over the course of earth history by Allah SWT had always been for accomplishment of essential goals. These include believing in One God, obeying all of His Messengers and taking life in this world as temporary and prepare for the Judgment Day. …

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The World of Kibr (Pride) part 1

  Kibr is the name of a psychic state in which a person feels a sense of superiority and behaves high-handedly with others. Its signs are discernible in his actions and its symptoms are clearly noticed by others by which they know that he is proud.Kibr is something different from …

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AYATUL KURSI – The Most Powerful Verse / Protection

This is Ayat Al-Kursi and tremendous virtues have been associated with it, for the authentic Hadith describes it as `the greatest Ayah in the Book of Allah.’ Imam Ahmad recorded that `Ubayy bin Ka`b said that the Prophet asked him about the greatest Ayah in the Book of Allah, and …

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The ‘Temple Mount’ Deceit

Israel is a Zionist military outpost in the Middle East masquerading as a nation state. It has never possessed legitimacy by standards of international law and is founded on on-going forced expulsions of people,[1] land-theft and military occupation. Neither has it ever possessed moral legitimacy being the principal aggressor in the …

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“Listening” to Ramadan

By: Khalid Baig Albalagh Source: Albalagh 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, …

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