Education

The Cure to Black Friday/Cyber Monday

Black Friday is the sacred festival of one of the world’s fastest and most aggressively spread new religions. This religion has its holy places, its towering shopping cathedrals lit with decorations and promises of salvation. This religion has its rituals, its recurring pilgrimages, its devout followers engaged literally in qiyām al-layl as …

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“He was more beautiful than the moon” ﷺ

Part 5 The Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) said: “None of you truly believes until I am more beloved to him than his father, his child and all the people.”[1] In this series we embark on a journey to increase our knowledge of the Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa …

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Prophetic Beauty ﷺ

Part 4 The Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) said: “None of you truly believes until I am more beloved to him than his father, his child and all the people.”[1] In this series we embark on a journey to increase our knowledge of the Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa …

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Dates of the blessed birth and demise of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

What is the date of birth and the date of demise of our beloved Prophet Muḥammad ﷺ? بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم This issue has been addressed in my Arabic article Matā Wulida al-Rasūl Ṣallāllāhu ʿAlayhi wa Sallam wa Matā Tuwuffiya.[1] A summary is outlined below. (1) Blessed birth of the …

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Rabi’ul Awwal And Seerah

Question:  There has been much discussion with regards to celebrating 12th Rabī al-Awwal. You must be well aware of all the academic arguments in that regard. Without delving into academic gymnastics, your brief thoughts on this issue will be well appreciated. Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, …

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Inheritance laws – Book

  By: Shaykh Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas Patel (d.b) The potential for conflict in money matters is an open secret. If one’s financial matters are not absolutely clear, problems in most instances are bound to arise. These problems sometimes lead to serious conflicts which often result in split families and estranged …

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The Islamic Will

islamichorizon.co.za بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم وصلى الله على النبي الكريم There have been three known economical systems in the world; communism, capitalism and the economical-system of Islām. Communism states that everything belongs to the government. The doctrines of capitalism establish that the rich keeps on getting richer and the poor …

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Guidelines on Preparing one’s Will & Testament Islamically

In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, Writing and preparing a Will is undoubtedly very important, especially in non-Muslim countries, insuring that upon death, one’s wealth and assets are distributed according to Shariah. There are a number of Islamic texts, both in the Qur’an and Sunnah, which point …

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 The Enormity of Usurping Inheritance

  Sheikh Budair, may Allah preserve him, delivered the Friday Khutbah entitled, “The Enormity of Usurping Inheritance,” in which he talked about the seriousness and unlawfulness of encroaching upon the inheritance of others, particularly that of women and orphans, as the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, warned against …

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