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Shawwal: What to Do On Eid Night, Eid Day and During the Month

  Beginning of the Ashur-ul-Hajj Mufti Taqi Uthmani Shawwal is the first of the three months named as “Ashhur al-Hajj” (i.e. the months of Hajj). Although the major acts of Hajj are normally performed in the first ten days of Zulhijjah, yet the whole period starting from the first of …

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Preparing for Eid al-Fitr

by Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani (edited by Bilal Ali) Source: http://www.ilmgate.org   Shawwal is the first of the three months named Ashhur al-Hajj (the months of hajj). Although the major acts ofhajj are normally performed on the first ten days of Dhu ‘l-Hijjah, yet the whole period starting from the …

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Signs of Acceptance

I relate to you one of the earliest of tragic events to have unfolded on Earth, as it relates to two sons of Prophet Ādam (ʿalayhi al-Salām); the very first human being to tread the Earth. This is the story of Qābīl and Hābīl. Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) said in …

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Ramadaan – The Month of DUA

  Here are some etiquettes of dua to increase your chances of it being accepted . Remember that Allaah loves to be asked, and He encourages that in all things. He is angry with the one who does not ask of Him and He encourages His slaves to ask of …

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10 things to ponder upon as Ramadaan ends

  It seems like yesterday that we welcomed Ramadhan. Now we are in to the last few moments of this mubarak month. It’s time to reflect on how we spent the month and to use these last days to rescue it. If it ends well, it was spent well. As …

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7 Conditions to purify your Heart in Ramadhan

  Seven conditions that we, as Muslims must possess for our hearts to be saleem (Healthy & Sound). By Imam Muhammad ibn Abu Bakr (ibn Al-Qayyim) rahimahullah. The heart is the seat of Iman, or faith. The heart is the source of all righteous action. Purity (Tazkiya) of the heart …

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Are you happy or sad that Ramadan is ending soon?

  Ramaḍān is drawing to a close and the people of īmān are sad. For them, Ramaḍān was what brought happiness. 1 – They were happy because the Prophet (sall Allahu ʿalayhi wa sallam) would be. When Ramaḍān would arrive, he would ascend the pulpit and announce: قَدْ جَاءَكُمْ رَمَضَانُ شَهْرٌ مُبَارَكٌ “Ramaḍān has come to you! A …

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