Founder of Madrasah In’aamiyyah, Camperdown (1373-1437 / 1953-2016) AGE: 63

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HAZRAT MOULANA MAHMOOD MADANI DESAI (RAHIMAHULLAHU TA’ALA) Founder of Madrasah In’aamiyyah, Camperdown (1373-1437 / 1953-2016) AGE: 63       * This is a brief article on the life of Hazrat Moulānā Mahmūd Madanī Desai (RA). Details concerning his life have not been included here. Readers are requested to continue to remember Hazrat Moulānā (RA) in their du’ās and if anyone wishes to share any information on the life of … [Read more...]

The Sacred Month of Muharram

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    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 months (mentioned) in the Book of Allah on the day in which He created heavens and the earth. Among these (twelve months) there are four sanctified”. These four months, according to the authentic traditions are … [Read more...]

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As salaamu alaykum wa rahmatulaahi wa barakaatuh Respected Hadhrat Mufti Saahib May this mail find you and the family in the best of Imaan and health. I have a bit of a complicated wiraathat masalah which i would request you issue a fatwa on. The sister in question (Sarah) has no spouse and no children. Her parent have long since passed away. She had two haqiqi sisters - Zulaikha and Aisha. Zulaikha passed away last year - she also had … [Read more...]

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Conditional refund query

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Question : I offered to purchase a vehicle (mini 1970’s model) and deposited the purchase amount into the sellers account. On collection of the vehicle, I realized the vehicle may not be appropriate as my wife would have difficulty driving it. I proposed to the seller that I’ll take the vehicle subject to my wife confirming she could drive the vehicle; and in the spirit of not compromising  the seller I offered he could keep my … [Read more...]

Is Social Media helping us?

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In the next 10 years, social media as we know will go the way of the 8-track tape, disposable camera, and fax machine. And I can't say that I'm sad. It's not that I don't enjoy interacting with online friends -- or that businesses haven't made a valiant effort to listen to their customers online. But here's the thing: Every morning, my eyes pop open with the thought, "I need to post." Not I need to eat, call home, pray -- but post. The experts … [Read more...]

Ramadaan- Are you Prepared?

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The blessed & most beautiful month is near and what better time to prepare for it than right now. Some of us deceive ourselves into thinking that when Ramadan comes we will suddenly change and worship Allah night and day but we are only decieving ourselves in thinking like this. The Sahaaba used to prepare for Ramadan six months in advance. So if we really want to make the best of this Ramadan then we need to prepare for it now! This may be … [Read more...]