in the Matter of Ḥalāl and Ḥarām

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Cautiousness in the Matter of Ḥalāl and Ḥarām Shaykh Mawlānā Muhammad Saleem Dhorat ḥafiẓahullāh In light of the recent meat contamination issue that has shaken the world and Europe, I would like to touch upon the subject of ḥalāl and ḥarām. For a Muslim, life revolves around doing only what is permissible (ḥalāl) and refraining from the impermissible (ḥarām). This applies when deciding what food we consume and in every other aspect of our … [Read more...]

Rajab

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Rajab Rajab is the seventh month in the Islamic lunar calendar. This month was regarded as one of the sacred months (Al-Ashhur-al-hurum) in which battles were prohibited in the days of the Holy Prophet . It is also a prelude to the month of Ramadan, because Ramadan follows it after the intervening month of Sha'ban. Therefore, when the Holy Prophet sighted the moon of Rajab, he used to pray to Allah in the following words: "O Allah, make the … [Read more...]

Rabi-Ul-Akhir

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  Rabi-Ul-Akhir This is the fourth month of the Islamic Calendar. The meaning of the word Rabi-Ul-Akhir:- The second month of spring. Events of Rabi-Ul-Akhir:- Battle of Furu' from Buhraan took place in 3 A.H Sariyyah-Battle in which the Holy Prophet did not take part in, instead he consigned one of his Companions as the colonel. The consigned: Sariyyah Ali Ibn Abi Talib in the 9th Hijri. Sariyyah-Ibn Alqamah Mujaazziz Mudlejee. … [Read more...]

So what’s for Valentine?

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So what’s for Valentine?   Surely I remember this day, the 14th of February In high school days, it is the day when you see many students walking around with heart letters, teddy bears and red shirts. At work, the female colleagues gather around and they begin to share their giggles and stories about what the boyfriends got them and the surprise dinner he prepared for her on this night. What is interesting is that in these moments of … [Read more...]

The Glory of the Past

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The Glory of the Past & the Disgrace of the Present – Why?   For Muslims there was a time of glory and progress, a time when there was awe and respect in the hearts regarding Muslims. At present there remains no trace of the glory. In the hearts of others there remains no trace of respect or friendship for Muslims. The disgrace has reached such a peak that even among Muslims there remains no respect for each other. Enmity within … [Read more...]

Ashura Spending

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Ashura Spending There are several legitimated practices in Islam that have been wrongfully deemed as incorrect. In an era of religious melt-down, we cannot afford such incorrect assertions  One such practice is: Spending on one’s family on the day of ‘Ashura (The 10th of Muharram) Rasulullah sallallahu’alaihi wasallam is reported to have said: “Whoever expands his expenditure on his family on the day of … [Read more...]