Muharram

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Muharram Muharram is the month with which the Muslims begin their lunar Hijrah Calendar. It is one of the four sanctified months about which the Holy Quran says, "The number of the months according to Allah is twelve (mentioned) in the Book of Allah on the day He created heavens and the earth. Among these (twelve months) there are four sanctified." These four months, according to the authentic traditions, are Dhul-Qa'dah, Dhul-Hijjah, … [Read more...]

Ashura

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Ashura   What should be done if there is confusion about the beginning of the month? Ahmad (ra) said: “If there is confusion about the beginning of the month, one should fast for three days, to be sure of fasting on the ninth and tenth days.” (al-Mughni by Ibn Qudaamah, part 3 – al-Siyaam – Siyaam ‘Aashooraa’). If a person does not know when Muharram began, and he wants to be sure of fasting on the tenth, he should assume that … [Read more...]

Sha’baan

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{jb_blackbox}Sha'baan{/jb_blackbox}   Sha'ban is one of the meritorious months for which we find some particular instructions in the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam. It is reported in the authentic ahadith that Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, used to fast most of the month in Sha'ban. These fasts were not obligatory on him but Sha'ban is the month immediately preceding the month of Ramadan. … [Read more...]

Isra’ and Mi`raj (In Detail)

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Isra' and Mi`raj (In Detail)   In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, Most Beneficient, Blessings and Peace upon the Messenger of Allah and his Family and Companions, As the Prophet, upon him blessings and peace, was in al-Hijr at the House (the semi-circular space under the waterspout which is open on both sides on the Northwest side of the Ka`ba), lying down at rest between two men (his uncle Hamza and his cousin Ja`far ibn Abi Talib), … [Read more...]

An Easy Path to Jannah

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An Easy Path to Jannah (Translator’s Foreword – In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. All praises are due unto Allah Most High who has blessed us with iman and made us from the Ummah of Sayyidina Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace). This publication before you is a translation of a lecture delivered by the current Grand Mufti of Pakistan, Mawlana Mufti Muhammad Rafi’Usmani, and was … [Read more...]

The Madrasah: A Vital Lifeline to Deen

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The Madrasah: A Vital Lifeline to Deen “Save yourselves and your families from a Fire (Hell) whose fuel is men and stones…” (6:66) Our children are a trust given to us by Allah. It is our responsibility to mould their hearts and minds. We are responsible for their moral, ethical and educational needs. Our duty goes beyond feeding, grooming, entertaining and preparing them for this temporary abode. Ensuring that they … [Read more...]