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Qurbani Requires Self-Denial

Eid ul Adha is not simply an occasion of festivity. On this Day we recall the unwavering faith, conviction and sacrifice of Nabî Ibrahim whom the Qur’ân describes in the following words: “Ibrahim was indeed a shining example of virtue, obedient to Allâh, ever inclined to Him and he was …

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Sacrifice or Qurbani: Philosophy and Rules

Qurbani: Are you ready?   With Qurbani 1440 just days away, much excitement has set in. Preparations are underway, knives are being sent for sharpening, butchers are readying themselves for the influx of meat, and families are setting themselves up for a day of sacrificial slaughtering. The blood stained clothes, …

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Submission – The Lesson / Purpose of Qurbani

A Muslim Submits Islam is submission. As Muslims we submit, surrender and hand over ourselves to the Divine command of Allah Ta‘ala and the perfect Sunnah of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). In our Imaan, we submit and surrender our intelligence and understanding to believe in Allah Ta‘ala and in the unseen, …

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Sunnah Du‘aas

Every person, throughout his life, regardless of who he may be, will have different needs. There are needs relating to this world, such as the need for air, water, food, clothing, etc., as well as needs relating to the next world, such as the need to be comfortable in the …

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Tafsīr Sūrah al-Kahf – part 2 Journey Through The Cave

Verses 1-3 الْحَمْدُ لِلَّـهِ الَّذِي أَنزَلَ عَلَىٰ عَبْدِهِ الْكِتَابَ وَلَمْ يَجْعَل لَّهُ عِوَجًا ۜ ﴿١﴾ قَيِّمًا لِّيُنذِرَ بَأْسًا شَدِيدًا مِّن لَّدُنْهُ وَيُبَشِّرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ الَّذِينَ يَعْمَلُونَ الصَّالِحَاتِ أَنَّ لَهُمْ أَجْرًا حَسَنًا ﴿٢﴾ مَّاكِثِينَ فِيهِ أَبَدًا ﴿٣﴾ All praise (and thanks) are due to Allāh who revealed the Book to His servant and did …

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Fed Up!

http://uswatulmuslimah.co.za/ Ever heard of the ‘terrible two’s’? It’s the age where your endearing, innocent angel suddenly seems to transform into a bundle of tantrums. Even a mundane task such as feeding him or her becomes a battle of wills with the kitchen floor serving as the battlefield, covered in the …

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