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Burial Organisations – Hidden Gems of the Muslim Community

  The Muslim community has many hidden gems. Men and women who work tirelessly behind the scenes and out of the limelight to provide invaluable services to our community. We salute these unsung heroes.   From this blessed category is our burial organisations and societies located in cities, towns, Masaajid …

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You are the Company You Keep

Mukhawwal narrates the following incident: One day, Buhaim came to me and asked, “Do you know of anyone, from your neighbours and friends planning to go for hajj, who would like to be my companion on the journey?” I replied in the affirmative, and then took him to a man …

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A Gift in Disguise

Sayyiduna ‘Amr bin ‘Aas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Death is the gift of a believer.” (Tabraani – Majma‘uz Zawaaid #3940) When the lockdown commenced, there were many people who were stranded in foreign countries. Their governments may have attempted repatriation efforts, but they were unsuccessful and these …

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Al-Shāfi (The Healer)

Diseases continue to shape the lives of humanity. At this very moment, countless human beings are bedbound by illness while suffering the anguish and despair that accompanies it. The endless waiting at the doctor’s surgery or the walks taken up and down the hospital corridors are draining others. While some …

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5 Steps to Reconnect with your Wife

No matter how hard you’ve worked all day, do you dread getting a disappointed look from you wife when you enter the house? Are you tired of hearing complaint after complaint? What happened to those happy days? Do you miss her smile? Is there something you can do to bring …

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Choices

Excerpt from ‘Attaining a Pure Heart’ delivered by Shaykh Kamaluddin Ahmed at SNMC Ottawa, Canada – See more at: http://www.zaynabacademyonline.org/ Some people say that they didn’t even know there is something that exists called the qalb. There are a few words Allāh swt uses in Qur’ān repeatedly- aql (intellect), qalb …

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Child Custody Epidemic

  The central goal Islam seeks to achieve is establishing justice, through worshipping and obeying Allāh. All sins, despite their diversity and multitude, can be traced to injustice and causing mischief. Allāh reminds us: إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَأْمُرُ بِالْعَدْلِ وَالْإِحْسَانِ وَإِيتَاءِ ذِي الْقُرْبَىٰ وَيَنْهَىٰ عَنِ الْفَحْشَاءِ وَالْمُنكَرِ وَالْبَغْيِ ۚ يَعِظُكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ …

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Music be not the food of love

Addictions Anonymous P5  Cii Radio It plays. Everywhere you go. It plays in the background at shopping centres, supermarkets, waiting rooms, petrol stations and restaurants – even the “Halaal ones”. Music has become one of the most loved forms of entertainment for Muslims. Music is addictive. There are lots of …

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Project H.E.L.P – Winter Warmth Report #2

  Durban is currently experiencing a cold winter as temperatures continue dropping throughout South Africa. There are many underprivileged families in homeless shelters and informal settlements who are without the basic necessities to keep warm.   On Thursday 18th June 2020, the Jamiatul Ulama KZN Project H.E.L.P team visited the …

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Brevity of Life

The silent narrow pathways of graveyards help you to understand the brevity of life. There is very little noise there – perhaps just the wind rustling through some lone trees and the faraway chatter of gravediggers that have taken a break from their work. Perhaps the muffled cries of the …

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