The Month of Rajab

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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 months … [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...]

Discourse 17 – The Importance of Tableegh

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Discourse 17 - The Importance of Tableegh نحمده و نصلي على رسوله الكريم Duty of preaching Allah Ta‘ala says: يَا أَيُّهَا الرَّسُولُ بَلِّغْ مَا أُنزِلَ إِلَيْكَ مِن رَّبِّكَ وَإِن لَّمْ تَفْعَلْ فَمَا بَلَّغْتَ رِسَالَتَهُ وَاللَّـهُ يَعْصِمُكَ مِنَ النَّاسِ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ لَا يَهْدِي الْقَوْمَ الْكَافِرِينَ “O messenger! Convey whatever has been revealed to you from your Sustainer. If you do not do so then you have not conveyed the … [Read more...]

Verification of Ahaadith on fasting in the month of Muharram

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  Verification of Ahaadith on fasting in the month of Muharram   Q:Why mostly hanafi people, mostly their scholars spread moudoo hadith? Like fast in month of Muharam which is equal to a month? They quote this hadith: وعن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم من صام يوم عرفة كان له كفارة سنتين ومن صام يوما من المحرم فله بكل يوم ثلاثون يوما (مجمع الزوائد رقم 5244). Which is moudoo and they also tell to … [Read more...]

Fasting on the 9th and 10th or 10th and 11th of Muharram

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Fasting on the 9th and 10th or 10th and 11th of Muharram     Q: I was recently informed by a friend that there is no need to fast on the 9th or 11th of Muharram together with the 10th in this era, as the element of tashabbuh (emulation) of the jews is no longer found. Is this correct? A: Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) commanded the ummah to fast on either the 9th and 10th or the 10th and 11th of Muharram, in order … [Read more...]

Aashura and Yazid

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Aashura and Yazid     Q: What is the Sunni view on Aashura, the martyrdom of Hazrat Hussein radhiallahu anhu, and the status of Yazid from a Sunni Muslims point of view? I have noticed Shia Muslims placing a large emphasis on the martyrdom of Hazrat Hussein radhiallahu anhu. Also was the leadership of Yazid just? Was Hazrat Hussein radhiallahu anhu the rightful leader of the ummah at that time? A: The Sunni view of … [Read more...]