Worship

Sha’ban: Merits, Do’s, and Dont’s

By Mufti Taqi Usmani – The Night of Bara’ah – What Should be Done in this Night? – What Should Not be Done in This Night – Fast of the 15th Sha’ban Sha’ban is one of the meritorious months for which we find some particular instructions in the Sunnah of …

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Use Sha’ban to Prepare for Ramadan

By Abu Abdullah  Preparing For Ramadhaan By Using The Month Of Shabaan MY beloved brothers and sisters, you may ask, and rightly so: what does Sha`ban have to do with preparing for Ramadan? Before showing the importance of Sha`baan and the connection between it and Ramadan, I want to ask …

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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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The Gift of Me’raj

  On the twenty seventh of Rajab the Musjids will be full. People will gather to listen to talks being delivered regarding the great incident of Me’raj. After the talks are over, by and large we return home with the miracle of Me’raj and its message forgotten until the following …

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Salah in Riyadul Jannah

Question Is there any specific reward for performing two rakʿat ṣalāh in Riyāḍ al-Jannah in Madīnah Munawwarah? Any particular intention that is advised when performing ṣalāh there? بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم Answer 1) The Prophet ﷺ said, “What is between my house and my pulpit is a garden from the gardens of …

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The Choice is Yours

  A recent article in the Detroit News contrasted the lives of two ordinary persons from Palestinian refuge camps in Jordan. Two persons joined by faith and circumstances, yet separated by choices of their lifestyles. One awakens at 4 a.m. every day and walks a mile to the mosque for …

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15 Incentives for Wudu

The wudu of a believer is indicative of the position that cleanliness holds in Islam. Being the key to Salah, a mu’min will perform wudu at least 5 times a day. Therefore, utmost care should be taken in perfecting it. By implementing the following sunnats and guidelines extracted from the …

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The Importance of the MAKTAB (after school Islamic Education)

The first word revealed of the Quran is “Iqra” READ! Seek knowledge! Educate yourselves! Be educated.   “Read and your Lord is Honourable, who taught(to write) with the pen taught man what he knew not, Those of His servants only who are possesses of knowledge fear Allah; Surely Allah is …

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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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