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At The Approach of Rajab & Sha’ban

With the sighting of the crescent of Rajab, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) would anticipate and begin preparations for the month of Ramadhan. This is two months in advance! People “live to see” various accomplishments in their lives, but a Believer “lives for” and yearns to witness sacred days like …

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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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Individualism & the Destruction of Community

    By Ilham Ibrahim An epidemic of loneliness and emptiness is sweeping across the Western world. Increasingly considered by doctors and policymakers as a public health concern, it is feared it could lead to a rise of numerous health problems, ranging from heart attacks to cancers.  Last year British Prime …

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Valentine Daze and Other Pagan Customs

What commercial and cultural propaganda presents as beautiful is rooted in ugly paganism but most blind followers do not know. By Khalid Baig Courtesy: Al Balagh – www.albalagh.net There is a group of practices that we can consider as the twin sister of bid’ah (innovation). Like bid’ah they flourish on the …

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So what’s for Valentine?

Surely I remember this day, the 14th of February In high school days, it is the day when you see many students walking around with heart letters, teddy bears and red shirts. At work, the female colleagues gather around and they begin to share their giggles and stories about what …

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Valentine’s -True Love or Commercial Gimmick?

  https://nypost.com/2011/02/09/heartbreak-divorce-filings-rise-40-percent-around-valentines-day-study/ https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/valentines-day-heartbreak-divorce-surges-around-day-of-romance-115714884.html https://www.forbes.com/2006/02/10/divorce-valentine-marriage-cx_kdt_0213divorce 14th February is popularly known as ‘Valentine’s Day‘. Adolescent girls and boys express their love for each other by exchanging flowers and gifts as a token of love on this day. Most of the times, these adolescents indulge in immoral acts under the pretext of ‘Valentine’s …

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Valentines Day causes a peak in number of divorces – research

  Cii News One of the world’s largest online legal forums, Avvo.com has released data that indicates the number of consumers seeking information about divorce escalates around Valentine’s Day. Coined as the ‘Valentine’s Effect,’ filings for divorce in the United States typically rise around Valentine’s Day, and on Avvo.com, questions …

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The Virtues of Jumu’ah

  Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam) said, “Friday is the best of days. It was on this day that Hadrat Aadam alayhis salaam was created, it was on this day that he was granted entry into jannah, it was on this day that he was removed from jannah (which became the cause for …

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