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Matric Farewell, Islam Farewell

By Maulana Khalid Dhorat   After spending 13 or 14 cumbersome and grueling years in school, some in private Muslim schools, the Grade 12s finally reach the end of a long journey – a journey that heralds the start of a new academic phase in tertiary education, and another journey …

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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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The Blessed Month of Rabiul Awwal

THE MONTH OF RABIUL-AWWAL SAW THE BIRTH OF THE GREATEST FREEDOM FIGHTER “We have come to liberate mankind from the worship of mankind to the worship of the Rabb of mankind; from the oppression of “isms” (religions) to the justice of Islam; from the constraints of the world to the …

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The Month of Rabi’ al-Awwal

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم The Month of Rabi’ al-Awwal & the Sunna of the Noble Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) A thought-provoking discourse of Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani  دامت برکاتہم delivered on Friday, 7th Rabia’ul Awwal 1437 AH/ 18 th December 2015, at Masjid Baitul Mukarram, Karachi; and …

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