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Is Wealth Really Bad?

Is Wealth really Bad ? Wealth in itself is not bad. In fact the Qur’aan calls it “khair” meaning good. However the manner in which a person will acquire it and use it will indicate as to how beneficial or harmful wealth is to one. If it is acquired through …

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To Follow Imam Abu Hanifa or the Prophet (S.A.W)?

The enemies of Islam, since time immemorial, have made efforts to adulterate Islam and mislead the Muslims. One such endeavour is the futile attempt of some misguided souls to create doubts as regards the persons of the four famous jurists viz:- Imâm Abu Haneefah ,Imâm Mâlik ,Imâm Shâfie  and Imâm …

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Live snakes in our bellies

Year after year, in the month of Rajab, the Me’raaj (the night journey to the seven heavens and beyond) of Nabi Sallallaahu alaihi wasallam is remembered globally. And whilst we wallow in the glory of learning how esteemed an Ummah we are and of the gifts that we were endowed …

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Have you secured your place in the shade of Allahs throne?

The commencing of the holidays spontaneously brings about concern in the hearts of many a parent with regards to the activities of their youth during the holiday period.   The vitality of youth is indeed a gift from Allah Ta’aala as mentioned in Sura Ar- Rum:  “Allah is the One …

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Surah Al-Asr

SURAH AL–ASR (The Time) Surah: 103 THEME: TIME, IMAAN & RIGHTEOUS ACTIONS, PROPAGATION OF TRUTH AND PERSEVERANCE  In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful 1. (An Oath) by the token of the time of ASR. 2. Indeed man is at a loss! 3. Except those who …

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To follow Imaam Abu Haneefah(A.R) or Rasulullah (S.A.W.)

(Continued from the last issue …..) The following is a continuation of the discussion between a Ghair Muqallid (one who seeks to understand the laws of Islam directly from the Qur’aan and Hadeeth without the intermediary of the four Imaams of jurisprudence or one who does not follow the rulings …

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The Jamiat takes part in SAFM debate

In the last issue of the Al Jamiat we published a transcript of the first half of the debate that took place on SAFM hosted live by, Jeremy Maggs on the 4th of December 2007. Among the panel of guests was Mufti Ebrahim Desai Saahib of Jamiatul Ulama (KZN). The …

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Are we unintentionally engaging in minor shirk?

Intention is the most important factor in a Muslim’s actions. Incorrect intention will result in loss, whilst correct intention will earn the pleasure of Allah Ta’ala. Rasullullaah Sallallaahu alaihi wasallam was asked, “What is Imaan (faith)?” He replied, “Another name for Imaan is sincerity.” Just as an action is useless …

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The composition of Rave music

This article is a continuation of the article “Rave Culture” which appeared in the last issue of the Al-Jamiat. In the “Altered State” they also write, “The rave scene is the first step to re-awakening. You dance for hours to Shamanic tribal drumming, that clears your heads of all your …

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Rules of a Muslim home

Ta’leem A Muslim home should always be pervaded by the remembrance of Allah Ta’aala at any time. Learning, teaching and engaging in the Ibaadah (worship) of Allah Ta’aala should be an integral part of every Muslim home. In the days of the Sahaabah, it was common among them that they …

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