Worship

Modesty

Modesty: An Inside-Out Approach Think modesty (hayā’). What comes to mind? It could be wearing hijāb and dressing modestly. Or maybe it is using decent and clean speech. Or it might be conducting ourselves with dignity and self-respect around the opposite gender. If we know we’ve fallen short in our …

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Submission

By – Shaykh Tauqeer Chaudhary (db) http://www.nurulilm.com/   All praise is to Allah ta’ala who has allowed us to publish the second edition of Nisbah magazine. This is the magazine of the students of Nur ul Ilm Academy, who aim to revive the nisbah (connection) with our tradition, the scholars …

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Retaining Our Spirituality After Ramadhaan

  We enrolled 30 days in a course called Ramadhaan to reach “Taqwah”(Fear/Awareness of Allah Ta’ala). It was a time of renewal and re-establishment of our commitment to our Beloved ALLAH TA’ALA and HIS beautiful Deen-ul-Islaam. Al-Hamdulillah! Many have graduated with flying colours – embracing them with positive Deeni (Islamic)changes. Now …

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Signs of Acceptance

I relate to you one of the earliest of tragic events to have unfolded on Earth, as it relates to two sons of Prophet Ādam (ʿalayhi al-Salām); the very first human being to tread the Earth. This is the story of Qābīl and Hābīl. Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) said in …

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Ramadaan – The Month of DUA

  Here are some etiquettes of dua to increase your chances of it being accepted . Remember that Allaah loves to be asked, and He encourages that in all things. He is angry with the one who does not ask of Him and He encourages His slaves to ask of …

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The Fiqh Of Fasting In the Hanafi Madhhab – Detailed

Fasting the month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam. The Companion Abdullah ibn Umar ibn al-Khattab (Allah be pleased with him) said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) say: ‘The religion of Islam is based upon five (pillars): testifying …

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Tarawih ( Ramadaan Night Prayer ) is 20 rak’ats.

  In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. In recent times there has been a growth in the number of lay people who, influenced by a certain ideology, claim that the tarawih consists of only eight rak’ahs rather than the established twenty rak’ahs. There is, therefore, a …

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Break Your Soul as You Break Your Fast

  “Allāh is Subtle with His Slaves…” [1] One of the deeper intents and aims of fasting is for us to learn the art of self-restraint. When Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) revealed the verse of fasting [2], He concluded that it has been prescribed so that we may gain piety. …

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