Alternative Medicines – Black Seed

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In the Spring of 1996, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted a patent for drug use as an immune system stimulant. The drug is based on extracts of 'nigella sativa', more commonly known as the black seed to Muslims or black cumin. The patent was based on 'a pharmaceutical composition containing an extract of the plant Nigella sativa … for treated cancer, preventing the side effects of anticancer chemotherapy, and for increasing the … [Read more...]

Qasidah Burda Shareef

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by Allaamah Sharafuddeen Muhammad ibn Hasan al-Busairi (RA) The reason for writing this poem THE WRITER HAZRAT IMAAM SAALIH SHARA-FUD-DEEN ABU ABDULLAH MUHAMMAD BIN HASAN AL-BUSAIRI R.A. had become paralysed. His doctors and physicians gave up all hope of his recovery. Eventually in this state of complete helplessness and despair he composed this poem expressing the grandeur and excellence of Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. … [Read more...]

Prophet Muhammad – a mercy for all creatures

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   Mercy for Slaves The Noble Prophet was particularly kind to slaves. He used to say, "They are your brothers; give them to eat what you eat, and give them to wear what you wear." Whenever he received any slaves, he always gave them freedom but they could never free themselves from his kindness and generosity. They left their parents, relatives and families and regarded it as an honour to live in bondage to him. Zaid Ibn Haritha was a … [Read more...]

On the 10 Blessed Days of Dhul Hijjah

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By His wisdom, Allah Ta’ala gave preference to some places and times over others. For Muslims, Friday is the best day of the week, Ramadan is the best month of the year, “Laylat al-Qadr” is the best night in Ramadan, the day of “Arafah” is the best day of the year. Likewise the first ten days of the month of “Dhul-Hijjah” are the blessed days for Muslims. Allah Ta’ala says in the Quran what means: {By the daybreak, by the ten nights, by the … [Read more...]

Leaving the Masjid after the Adhan has been Pronounced

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What is the Hukm related to hearing the azan. If you are passing a mosque and you hear the azan does it become fard for you to pray in the mosque. What if you are leaving a mosque and the azan goes do you have to stay and pray??? ANSWER In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, Sayyiduna Abu al-Sha’tha (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that: “We were sitting in the Masjid with Sayyiduna Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased … [Read more...]

Using very bad language

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Mahmud was a very pious man, but he was not very attractive looking. One day, he was walking along the road, minding his own business, when a lady came up to him, and started calling him names and abusing him. This lady kept saying all kinds of nasty things, and Mahmud just listened to her patiently. Finally, when she was finished calling him names and abusing him, Mahmud just greeted her, smiled, and said "and a nice day to you," and … [Read more...]