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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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Superstition & the Month of Safar

All praises to Allawh (Sub haa nahoo wa Ta’aalaa) and choicest blessings upon our beloved Prophet Muhammud (Sallal law hu ‘alay hi wa sallam). We are entering the second month of the lunar calendar. Sa-far with a “Sawd” either means ” To turn yellow’ or ‘To be empty/vacant’ . It was in Autumn when the leaves turn …

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Showing due respect for Allah’s Messenger ﷺ

Sūrat al-Hujurāt | Verse by Verse Part 3 “Those who subdue their voices when they are with the Messenger of Allāh” lowering them when speaking to him directly or to others while in his presence out of respect for him (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) “are people whose hearts Allāh has tested for …

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Raise not your voices above the voice of the Prophet ﷺ

Sūrat al-Hujurāt | Verse by Verse Part 2 “You who have faith,” having believed in Allāh and His Messenger, “Do not raise your voices above the voice of the Prophet,” blurting out words thoughtlessly, rather observe due propriety when speaking to him, and do not speak in a voice louder than his,[1] else you …

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Journey Through Surah al-Hujurat

Sūrat al-Hujurāt | Verse by Verse Part 1 This Medinan Sūrah takes its title from the reference to the Prophet’s private rooms in verse 4. It deals with social aspects of Muslim society, informing the believers how to interact with the Prophet with due propriety, and with each other with …

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The World Gets Topsy-Turvier: Signs of the End Days [1/2]

The Hour is drawing near and the moon has been cleft in two, declares the Qur’an [54:1] In another of its many eschatological verses, it says: They ask you about the Hour. Say: ‘Knowledge of it is but with Allah. What will make you aware of it? It maybe that the Hour is near.’ [33:63] The …

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