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In the depths of each night of Ramadhaan, Adam Esse would take his rounds in the streets of his small village called Sinujiif in Somalia, exhorting the sleepers to wake for suhur. Beating a drum-like iron container with a big stick, the young Esse would repeatedly chant, "Suhur Yaa Mu'mineen" Conjuring up those images years later, his voice became hoarse with emotion, 'I really miss it. Even if I used to miss one member of a house, they'd ask the … [Read more...]


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Daytime normally constitutes of occupation with work and school, with many of the Muslim countries altering schedules to accommodate Ramadhan, and restaurants are closed in countries like Pakistan and Somalia, and no one eats in public during the day. While right before Maghrib the cities become like ghost towns, the streets, homes, and Masajid come alive during the night, especially after Iftaar. People visit each other, go to the bazaars and … [Read more...]


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Proof of Taraweeh being Sunnat: It is reported by Abdur Rahman Ibn Auf (R.A.) that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Verily Allah Ta’ala made the fasting of Ramadhaan compulsory upon you and I Have made its standing (in Salaah) Sunnat for you. Hence whoever fasts the month of Ramadhaan and stands (in prayer) in Ramadhaan with faith and hoping for reward will emerge from his sins like the day his mother gave birth to him (Nasai … [Read more...]

Words Of Wisdom – Councel In Four’s

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Words Of Wisdom - Councel In Four's “Wisdom is the lost property of the believer. If he finds it then he is most deserving of it.” [1] The Messenger of Allah (salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said to Abu Dharr al- Ghifari, “O Abu Dharr! Mend the ship for the sea is deep, take all provisions for the journey is long, lighten the load for the obstacles are difficult, and make sincere your actions for the Critic is All-Seeing.” [2] A poet … [Read more...]

History Of Calendars

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Allah Ta’ala says, 'It is He Who made the sun a shining object and the moon as a light and measured out its (their) stages, that you might know the number of years and the reckoning. Allah did not create this but in truth. He explains the verses in detail for people who have knowledge.’ (10:6) Throughout history, different … [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...]