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Sahaba Series – Salmaan al Farsi RA

Salmaan al Farsi RA’s intense thirst for the truth Cii Radio | 22 Dhul Qa’dah 1436/07 September 2015 Ibn Abbas (radiallahu anhu) went to Salman Al Farsi (radiallahu anhu) when he was old and requested Salman (radiallahu anhu) to tell him his story. Salman (radiallahu anhu) narrated his story: “I …

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From temple to Baitullah – Hinduism to Hajj

Hamza Chinsamy’s journey from Hinduism to Hajj Cii News | 19 Dhul Qa’dah 1436/04 September 2015Hamza Chinsamy’s journey to Islam began about twenty years ago, as a teenager completing high school. Now, eight years after embracing Islam, he is about to embark on what many call the journey of a …

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39 Reasons to increase Salawat/Durood

Ibtahal Minhaj Bismillah Rabbi Zidnee Ilman “My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.” Ubai bin Ka’ab (may Allah be pleased with him), who said; ‘I said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, I supplicate often, so how much of my supplication should I devote to you?’ He replied, ‘as you desire’. I said, …

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Cripple or Capable?

alhaadi.org.za There was a Sahaabi by the name of ‘Amr bin Jamooh (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). This Sahaabi – although severely crippled – did not allow his handicap to come in the way of his heartfelt desire to serve and strive in the path of Allah Ta‘ala. Thus when the announcement to …

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He spoke truth to power – Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal RA

Cii Radio | 15 Dhul Qa’dah 1436/31 August 2015 Ahmad ibn Hanbal al-Shaybani was born in Baghdad, the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate, in 778. The relatively new city was fast becoming a centre for scholarship of all forms. Imam Ahmad had numerous opportunities to learn and expand his intellectual …

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It’s Me or Your Bread

Shah Shujaa’ Kirmaani (rahimahullah) was a great monarch who abandoned his throne and kingdom in order to tread the path of gaining the proximity of Allah Ta‘ala. When he removed the royal crown from his head, Allah Ta‘ala crowned him with such honor that let alone kings and rulers – …

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Dr Katme’s Islamic Health Digest: 27 August 2015

A selection of health and medical news stories collected by Dr Abdul Majid Katme. Dr. Katme was born in Lebanon and resides in the United Kingdom, where is spokesman for the Islamic Medical Association UK. A campaigner for natural and Islamic medicine, Dr. Katme presents Islam & Medicine weekly at …

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DEATH & BURIAL SERIES

  THE KAFAN The shrouds of cloth in which the mayyit will be wrapped for burial are called the Kafan. The Masnoon Kafan for a male consists of three sheets known as the lifafah, qamees and izaar. The Masnoon Kafan for a female consists of five cloths known as lifafah, …

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Patience with trials and hardship

    Source: E ISLAM Imagine yourself in this position. Your beloved husband with whom you have grown in Islam, who has supported you through the difficulties of life, who has helped you raise your dear children and who has provided for you by Allah’s permission passes away. How would …

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