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Special Occasions

Guests Have arrived from Haj

Abu Hurairah Radhiyallaahu Anhu states that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam has said: “The Haji and one who performs Umrah are the Ambassadors of Allah. If they beseech Him, He would respond to them, and if they seek His forgiveness He would forgive them.” (Ibn Majah) As the guest of …

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In the Footsteps of the Prophet Ibrahim (‘alayhi’l-salam)

My dear brothers and sisters, have you ever wondered why in your ṣalāh – your five daily prayers, the sunnah, or even the adkhar – why do you always associate the name of Muḥammad ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) with the prophet Ibrahim …

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The journey of a lifetime!

The journey of a lifetime! By :Abu Muhammed At this point in time if one were to look at an air traffic flow chart one would find that at an increasing rate there is a flow of traffic towards what scientists/geographers have confirmed is both the centre and naval of …

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50 Laws pertaining to hajj by Mufti Elias part 2 continued

51. It is masnoon to make Ramal (for men) in that Tawaaf which is followed by Saee. 52. In Muzdalifah, the Maghrib and Esha Salaats are read with one Adhaan and one Iqamat. Jamaat is not a pre-condition. 53. No Tahajjud performance in Muzdalifa. (Hajjatul – Allaahu Baligha) (from Kitaabul …

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Miscellaneous Laws of Qurbani

The Qurbani Animal It is permissible to slaughter a goat, sheep, cow, bull, buffalo or camel, male or female for Qurbani. The minimum age of: (a) A goat, sheep, or ram is one full year, (b) A cow, bull or buffalo is two years old, and (c) A camel five …

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I’tikaaf – Complete book by Mufti Elias

Says Allama Ibn Qaiyyim Radiallâhu anhu: “The basic purpose of I’tikâf is that the heart gets attached to Allâh and, with it, one attains inner composure and equanimity and preoccupation with the mundane things of life ceases and absorption in the eternal Reality takes its place, and the state is …

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Itikaaf

I’TIKAF (1) I’tikaf means to stay in the Musjid with the niyyat of I’tikaf for the sake of Allah Ta’ala. The purpose of such stay in the Musjid is ibadat and to gain proximity to Allah Ta’ala. THE TYPES OF I’TIKAF There are three types of I’tikaf: Wajib, Sunnatul Muakkadah …

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Ready, Get Set, Go!

OKAY, pull your trainers on, and get ready for the race of the year! Ramadan! With few days to go, we’ve got some serious training to do. And I’m here to help you shape up. Now, what’s really interesting is that most people don’t realize that Ramadan is a race. …

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Ramadan, the Habit Change Opportunity: Taqwa

Mirza Yawar Baig THEY say, ‘Habits make a person.’ Psychologists tell us that habit change takes 21 days. If someone does something continuously for 21 days it will become a habit. We are about to come to the Annual Habit Change Workshop that Allah sends as His Mercy every year …

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Message of Ramadaan

We observe Ramadan every year. Do we also listen to it? Ramadan is the most important month of our calendar. It is a tremendous gift from Allah in so many ways. In our current state of being down and out, it can uplift us, empower us, and turn around our …

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