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Zulqarnain & Ya’juj Ma’juj

  By Shaykh Ahmed Ali The emergence of the mighty tribes of Ya’juj and Ma’juj is also a major sign of Qiyamah. Allah says in the Qur’an, “When Ya’juj and Ma’juj are let loose (from their Barrier) and they swiftly swarm from every mound” (Surah Al-Anbiya) Allah says in the …

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The first ten days of Zul Hijjah

  Significance of the First Ten Days of Zul Hijjah 1. Allah has taken oath of ten nights in Surah Al-Fajr. According to the majority of the commentators of Qur’an, the nights are those of the (first) ten days of Zul Hijjah. 2. Abdullah Ibn ’Abbas Radiyallaahu anhu related that …

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Qurbani Requires Self-Denial

Eid ul Adha is not simply an occasion of festivity. On this Day we recall the unwavering faith, conviction and sacrifice of Nabî Ibrahim whom the Qur’ân describes in the following words: “Ibrahim was indeed a shining example of virtue, obedient to Allâh, ever inclined to Him and he was …

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I am as My Servant Thinks (expects) I am

  The Prophet said, “Allah the Most High said, ‘I am as My servant thinks (expects) I am. I am with him when he mentions Me. If he mentions Me to himself, I mention him to Myself; and if he mentions Me in an assembly, I mention him in an …

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How a Husband can bring Radiance into his Home!

  (Without installing any extra lamps!)   Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala in His infinite Wisdom has created an amazing relationship known as the Nikah or the Marriage. Very briefly a marriage is: A solemn and sacred social contract between the Bride and the Groom. In this contract both the groom and the bride are …

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The Virtues and Laws of Qurbani/Udhiyya

  “It is neither their flesh nor their blood that reaches Allah, but it is your Taqwa that reaches Him…” (Surah Hajj)   Udhiya (Qurbani) What is Udhiya? eislam.co.za ‘Udhiya’ is an Arabic word meaning “blood sacrifice”, and ‘Qurbani’ is an Urdu and Persian word derived from the Arabic word …

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