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After Ramadaan-Avoiding Sins

by Shaykh Maulana Yunus Patel  (rahmatullah alayh) The Holy month of Ramadaan came like seasonal rain and passed by. This rain did not water the plants and crops -it showered upon the hearts of believers. It is sad, but true, that the hearts of the majority of Muslims are stricken …

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After Ramadan, Try to keep the 6 Fasts of Shawwaal.

By Maulana Khalid Dhorat It’s a few days into Shawaal and everyone is still in the fasting mode. Habits can form in thirty days, and due to Ramadaan, our bodies have been programmed to wake up for Sehri, not eat anything in between, and then await for Iftar. Before we …

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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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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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Laylatul Qadr – Night of Power

by Shaykh Maulana Yunus Patel (rahmatullah alayh) Allah Ta’ala’s love for His Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa-Sallam) is clearly evident and manifest in many Ayaat (verses) of the Qur`aan Shareef. Additionally, whilst other Ambiyaa (Alayhimus Salaam) were gifted with exclusive titles, it was Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa-Sallam) alone, whose title …

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Itikaf Explained (detailed)

  The basic purpose of I’tikâf is that the heart gets attached to Allâh and, with it, one attains inner composure and equanimity and pre‑occupation with the mundane things of life ceases and absorption in the eternal Reality takes its place, and the state is reached in which all fears, …

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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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Laylatul Qadr-The Night of Power!

  Allah Ta’ala in His infinite Mercy has favoured us in so many ways. Such blessings that we cannot possibly enumerate nor show sufficient gratitude to the Almighty. Amongst the many blessings include a very special GIFT: Laylatul Qadr- The Night of Power.   It is an opportunity to gain …

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