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Preparing for Eid al-Fitr

by Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani (edited by Bilal Ali) Source: http://www.ilmgate.org   Shawwal is the first of the three months named Ashhur al-Hajj (the months of hajj). Although the major acts ofhajj are normally performed on the first ten days of Dhu ‘l-Hijjah, yet the whole period starting from the …

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The Importance of Sadaqatul Fitr

eislam.co.za Sadaqatul fitr is a compulsory charity which becomes payable on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.   The Noble Messenger of Allah ( Sallallâhu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “The fast remains suspended between Heaven and Earth until the fitrah is paid.” Rasulullâh Sallallâhu ‘alayhi wasallam made charity of Fitr compulsory as a purification of fasts …

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10 things to ponder upon as Ramadaan ends

  It seems like yesterday that we welcomed Ramadhan. Now we are in to the last few moments of this mubarak month. It’s time to reflect on how we spent the month and to use these last days to rescue it. If it ends well, it was spent well. As …

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Taking Zakaah beyond Ramadaan

by Shaykh Maulana Yunus Patel (rahmatullah alayh) Alhamdulillah, we find that with the commencement of Ramadaan, thousands of Muslims begin to contribute to different noble causes – whether these are specific for Ramadaan, such as providing Iftaar, Sehri or hampers for the poor, or whether in respect to the general …

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Can You Guarantee Your Next Ramadan?

We praise Allah for having blessed us with Ramadhan, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon Muhammad, the Truthful one, the one who informed us that in Ramadhan: “…the gates of heaven are open, the gates of the Hellfire are closed and the evil devils are chained…” May the Peace and blessings …

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Anger Management: Practical Tips To Control Your Temper

Anger is a misunderstood emotion; it is what you do with it that matters. It can be destructive like a storm, but can act as motivation for change. It tells us when our boundaries are being crossed and can deter adversaries. The Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (sall Allāhu ‘alayhi …

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Fasting: A Gift of Sabr

The phrase ‘be patient’ often sounds rather dry and grim. We don’t really hear these words and feel a gush of inspiration or even think, ‘that’s exactly what I needed to hear.’ In a world fuelled by instant gratification, upholding the quality of patience in wait of a later reward …

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Are you happy or sad that Ramadan is ending soon?

  Ramaḍān is drawing to a close and the people of īmān are sad. For them, Ramaḍān was what brought happiness. 1 – They were happy because the Prophet (sall Allahu ʿalayhi wa sallam) would be. When Ramaḍān would arrive, he would ascend the pulpit and announce: قَدْ جَاءَكُمْ رَمَضَانُ شَهْرٌ مُبَارَكٌ “Ramaḍān has come to you! A …

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I’tikaaf- “The Spiritual Retreat”

  eislam.co.za The meaning of Itikaf is to seclude oneself in the Masjid  with the express niyyah (intention) of Itikaf. Allah Ta’ala has indeed in His perfect wisdom created humanity in a unique way. He has made it such that from time to time His creation needs a rest. We rest …

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