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Hajj: A Journey of love

by Islamic Spirituality [These are the rough notes of Cii talk given by Shaykh Kamaluddin Ahmed db ) Everything in the world has an attraction towards something. Even the physicist will tell you every single object in the universe has an attraction towards another object in the universe. If even an …

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The Virtuous Month Of Zul Hajj

  Importance of First 10 Days of Zil Hijjah The Takbeeraat of Tashreeq Fasting on the day of Arafah(9 Zil Hijjah) Qurbani / Udhiyya IMPORTANCE OF FIRST TEN DAYS OF ZIL-HIJJAH       The first ten days of Zul Hijjah are among the most magnificent days in Islamic calendar. …

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Sacrifice or Qurbani: Philosophy and Rules

Qurbani: Are you ready?   With Qurbani 1440 just days away, much excitement has set in. Preparations are underway, knives are being sent for sharpening, butchers are readying themselves for the influx of meat, and families are setting themselves up for a day of sacrificial slaughtering. The blood stained clothes, …

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Hajj: Invitation or Accreditation?

A Deep Yearning to Perform Hajj by Shaykh Mawlānā Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullāh Hajj is one of the fundamental pillars of Islām. Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam has said: “Islām is founded on five (pillars): bearing witness that there is no deity except Allāh and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allāh, …

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How Watching Pornography Changes The Brain

How Watching Pornography Changes The Brain By Mohamed Ghilan, UVic Neuroscience It is now recognized in neuroscience that the brain is malleable. It changes with our experience and forms pathways and connections that correlate with what we watch, listen to, and learn. From the active engagement in a philosophical discussion in …

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Retaining Our Spirituality After Ramadhaan

  We enrolled 30 days in a course called Ramadhaan to reach “Taqwah”(Fear 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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The Importance of Sadaqatul Fitr

eislam.co.za Sadaqatul fitr is a compulsory charity which becomes payable on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.   The Noble Messenger of Allah ( Sallallâhu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “The fast remains suspended between Heaven and Earth until the fitrah is paid.” Rasulullâh Sallallâhu ‘alayhi wasallam made charity of Fitr compulsory as a purification of fasts …

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Preparing for Eid al-Fitr

by Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani (edited by Bilal Ali) Source: http://www.ilmgate.org   Shawwal is the first of the three months named Ashhur al-Hajj (the months of hajj). Although the major acts ofhajj are normally performed on the first ten days of Dhu ‘l-Hijjah, yet the whole period starting from the …

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Not ‘Feeling’ Ramadaan?

  Ramadan-The season of change   SO it’s days into Ramadan and people around you keep talking about how they love Ramadan. They love how they can focus and worship, they talk about how they love the feeling of the shayateen being chained, and they are just so…happy. And all …

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Itikaf Explained (detailed)

  The basic purpose of I’tikâf is that the heart gets attached to Allâh and, with it, one attains inner composure and equanimity and pre‑occupation with the mundane things of life ceases and absorption in the eternal Reality takes its place, and the state is reached in which all fears, …

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