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Isra and Meraj – Physical Ascension

  Isra and Meraj – in detail Rajab is the 7th month of the Islamic Lunar calendar. This month was regarded as one of the sacred months in which battles were prohibited in the days of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). It is also deemed as …

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The Gift of Me’raj

  On the twenty seventh of Rajab the Musjids will be full. People will gather to listen to talks being delivered regarding the great incident of Me’raj. After the talks are over, by and large we return home with the miracle of Me’raj and its message forgotten until the following …

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Adopting Hayaa before Allah​

When the topic of hayaa is discussed, it is generally aspects such as hayaa in dressing or speech that come to mind. However, although these aspects are fundamental to the topic of hayaa, there is more to hayaa than just these aspects. In essence, we tend to restrict the concept of …

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When the Ummah is tested: Causes & Solutions (Part 1)

  By: Mufti Muhammad Fārūq Meeruti (Rahimahullah)   “Verily Allah does not change the condition of a people unless they change it themselves.” (Qur’an 13:11) The Muslim is daily faced by a host of new problems and difficulties. Their lives, property and self-respect is trampled upon and worse than that, …

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The Night of 27th Rajab.

QUESTION I recently received a mail from a brother which says that fasting and staying up on the 27th of Rajab is baseless and it quotes the following Hadith: It is narrated by Hazrat Ibn Abbas (RA) that the Prophet (SAW) forbade the fasts of Rajab. (Ibn Majah). This was …

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What Happened in New Zealand A Few Days Later

Reflections: In today’s current social and political environment, being Muslim is truly becoming a challenge; it’s a struggle. It feels like we’re living in the times that were described by the Prophet ﷺ in a number of different narrations. The Prophet ﷺ said, “A time will come upon people when a person practicing his …

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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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