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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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Who are the Ahlul-Bayt – Part 2

    Rasulullah  Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam not only used the title of Ahlul-Bayt for his family, but he would also include those Sahabah Radhiyallahu Anhum who enjoyed a very close relationship with him amongst the Ahlul-Bayt. Examples of this are given in the following Ahadith: 1. a) Rasulullah  Sallallahu …

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Ahle Bayt & Karbala

It is commonly known that the people most beloved to a person are his family and progeny. As Mu’mineen we follow Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam). If we take closer look at the Mubarak life of Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam) we will find that Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi wa sallam) …

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Muharram, the Hijrah, and the Muslim calendar

By: Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia Source: ilmgate.org The Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (upon him be blessings and peace) over a span of twenty-three years. The Prophet recited each verse according to its pre-ordained order in the Lawh Mahfuz, or Protected Tablet. After the Prophet (upon him be blessings and peace) left …

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Fasting only on the day of Aashura – 10th Muharram

Nasihah (Advice): Virtue of the Fast of Aashura Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said: “The fast of Aashura wipes out the sins of a year.” (Muslim) __________________________________________     FASTING EXCLUSIVELY ON 10 MUHARRAM Fasting exclusively on 10th Muḥarram Question I understand that it is preferable to avoid fasting exclusively on …

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Who Killed Al-Husayn radiAllahu ‘anhu?

www.mahajjah.com Unmasking the other villains of Karbala’ Retelling the tragedy of Karbala’ has traditionally been an important feature of Shi’i spirituality. The passion plays of Iran and the Indian subcontinent, the literature, both prose and poetry, composed upon the subject of the martyrdom of Sayyiduna Husayn radiyallahu ‘anhu and the …

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Muharram and Aashura Booklet

By Shaykh Moulana Yunus Patel Rahmatullahi Alayhi http://jamiat.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Muharram-Aashura-Booklet.pdf   Muharram and Aashura Booklet      

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Muharram- Reflect, Resolve & Reclaim

  Muharram is one of the sacred months of the Islamic year. Muharram is the month with which we begin our lunar calendar. It commemorates the Hijrah undertaken by our beloved, The Beloved Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) to Madina, where he was welcomed with sanctuary. It is …

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