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The Fiqh Of Fasting In the Hanafi Madhhab – Detailed

Fasting the month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam. The Companion Abdullah ibn Umar ibn al-Khattab (Allah be pleased with him) said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) say: ‘The religion of Islam is based upon five (pillars): testifying …

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Eat smart this Ramadhaan!

  By Umme Faatimah (B.Dietetics Univ. of Pretoria) eislam.co.za Many of us have developed a culture of indulgent eating… lavish five course Sunday lunches, daily indulgent snacks and more! The Holy Quraan states: “…..and eat and drink but do not waste by extravagance, certainly HE (Allah) does not like those  …

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Culture

  Culture is defined as a people’s complete way of life. It consists of all the ideas, objects and ways of doing things created by the group. Culture includes beliefs, customs, language and traditions (World Book Encyclopaedia). While there are numerous cultures and subcultures present in the world, of primary …

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Successful wrongdoers don’t deserve envy

Abu Hurairah relates that the Apostle of God (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “You should never be envious of an evil-doer because of some advantage or prosperity. You do not know what suffering he is going to endure after death. With Allah [i.e., in the Hereafter] …

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The Wake-Up Call

“Beep-beep! Beep-beep! Beep-beep!” The persistent, jarring sound of the alarm clock, rudely bringing an abrupt end to a sound, blissful sleep, is a sound dreaded by most. As much as a person may wish that he could go on sleeping indefinitely, everyone sets an alarm as they understand that the ‘wake-up …

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The Spirit of Generosity

  (Sayyiduna Hakeem bin Hizaam [radhiyallahu ‘anhu] – Part One) Sayyiduna Hakeem bin Hizaam (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) is a Sahaabi of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) who was blessed with an extraordinarily long life – he passed away at the age of one hundred and twenty! Another unique aspect of his life is …

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