Worship

Meraj & Isra

  The month of Rajab is most famous for the incident of the night journey and ascension of Prophet to the heavens, in Arabic known as Al-Isra wal Mi’raj. The exact date of this journey is unknown, however some Islamic scholars state that it took place in the month of …

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Debts before Umrah!

  While the performing of Umrah is optional Ibaadah of great reward, the payments of debts must necessarily come first. In the Hadith we have been cautioned against neglecting the payment of debts to such an extent that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam has stated, “Every sin of the martyr …

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Mu’awwidhat – Surah Falaq and Surah Naas

  “Rasulullah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) used to seek refuge from the jinn as well as from the evil eye until Surah al-Falaq and an-Naas were revealed. When they were sent down, he utilised them and left other things.” [Tirmidhi] This hadith affirms the reality of the harm that …

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Reciting Ahaadith of Bukhari to repel calamity

Al-Miftah.com It is a famous statement among the Muhaddithun: ‘When reciting Hadith, Allah Ta’ala’s special mercies descend.’ (Tadribur Rawi, vol.4 pg.540) During times of difficulty, fear and hardship, in addition to Quran recital and other forms of du’a etc, one practice of our pious predecessors; recent and ancient is to …

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Who Knows Better?

almiftah.com  Some contemporaries, who degrade the Fiqh of the four Imams & their followers, actually do so because they view legitimate “difference of opinion” as evil. This is the reason for which they keep harping on the fact that we need to follow the Quran and Sunnah and not any …

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Tahiyyatul Masjid; Our Weak Point!

 Imagine a visitor that enters your home, takes a seat, occupies himself with his personal affairs, fulfills his need and then leaves without even greeting you..? The consequences of such a visit are obvious! Moreover, what if such behavior is repeated daily or even weekly?!! Ironically, it is we ourselves that …

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A Letter to Allah

  Dear Allah Ta’ala,   It hailed here in Karachi last month, and as surprising and exciting as it was, it left me with a terrible, sinking feeling in my heart. Because of the sudden harsh weather, the girl who helps with the household work at our place could not …

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