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The REAL Christmas Story: How a Prophet was turned into a god

On December 25th, most Christians around the world will be celebrating Christmas, a day that commemorates the birth of who they believe is their Lord and saviour, Jesus Christ. A lot of Muslim commentaries at this time of the year tend to focus on highlighting links between Christmas and the …

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Live Every Day Like a Holiday

Every person’s idea of the ideal holiday is different. Some people find the idea of caravanning across the country to be appealing, while others are attracted by the concept of camping in the wilderness. Others may feel inclined to recline on a quiet, picturesque beach, while there are yet others …

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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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