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Exorcising the racist within us

How often are the undertones of racism expressed in our opinions. We sometimes make subtle jokes or judgements that incriminate people of colour. We easily suspect a black man over a white man – does this ring a bell? Whilst many will deny that they are racist persons, it is an unfortunate …

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Rajab: A Momentous History

    Rajab: A Momentous History There are momentous times in the history of all peoples. Momentous days, weeks and months. The Muslims are no exception. To the contrary, Islamic history overflows with events and occurrences worthy of the mention, and indeed worthy of remembrance. Such comes with no surprise …

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Authenticity Of Rajab is ALLAH’s Month Hadith

Authenticity of Rajab is Allah’s month narration Question Is the following narration “Rajab is Allah’s month, Shaʿbān is my month, and Ramaḍān is my nation’s month” authentic as it is commonly circulated? بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Answer Imam Aḥmad ibn Ḥanbal (d. 241/855) categorised this narration as munkar (unknown)[1] and subsequently …

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Manner of Drinking Blessed Zamzam Water

The significance of the adab of drinking Zamzam Facing the Qibla whilst drinking Zamzam water Classical scholars and jurists (fuqaha) have listed, in their respective works, many etiquettes (adaab) of drinking Zamzam water – of which facing the Qibla is one. The proof for this is what has been related …

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The Madrasah: A Dying Legacy…

The difference between those who know and those who do not know is as glaring as those who can see as opposed to those who are blind. Islamic Knowledge gives us the vision to see right from wrong, good from bad; it helps us discharge our obligations; it assists us …

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The Sacred Month of Rajab

By Mufti Taqi Usmani Rajab is the seventh month in the Islamic lunar calendar. This month was regarded as one of the sacred months (Al-Ashhur-al-hurum) in which battles were prohibited in the days of the Holy Prophet. It is also a prelude to the month of Ramadan, because Ramadan follows …

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Rajab

 The month of Rajab is the key to the months of goodness and blessings that follow it. Abu Bakr R. al-Warraq al-Balkhi said: “Rajab is the month to sow the seeds;Sha’ban is the month to irrigate the crop; and Ramadan is the month to reap the harvest.”  It has similarly been …

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4 Categories of People

If you look into people, you find them in 4 categories:     Obedient to Allah and happy with their life.   Obedient to Allah but unhappy with their life.   Disobedient to Allah but happy with their life.   Disobedient to Allah and unhappy with their life. .   …

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‘Pornography Is What the End of the World Looks Like’

  “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the book and the movie, is a celebration of the sadism that dominates nearly every aspect of American culture and lies at the core of pornography and global capitalism. It glorifies our dehumanization of women. It champions a world devoid of compassion, empathy and love. …

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Goodbye Girlfriend! Welcome Wife!

Alhamdulillah, Allah has granted us a great favour by choosing Islam as our Deen. Allah, the Exalted, says:  “Today I have perfected your Deen for you, completed My bounty upon you and chosen Islam as your Deen.” (Surah Al-Mai’dah, 5:3) Islam is an all-encompassing and holistic way of life. It takes into account all of the human …

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