THE STORY OF HAZRAT UMAR AND THE ROMAN ENVOY

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"I have seen many great Kings in this life And have been the companion and confidant of many Rulers. Never have I any fear for any King. But the awe and fear I feel for this one Dressed in such tattered clothing is causing my senses to depart. This person without any weapons and without any forces sleeping   here alone on this ground. What is it that causes my whole body to shake and tremble in awe of him? Even if I had seven bodies, … [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...]

At the approach of the Month of Rajab

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Allahumma baarik lanaa fee Rajaba wa Sha'baana wa balligh-naa Ramadaan Translation: Oh Allah! Grant us Barakah (Blessing) during (the months of) Rajab and Sha'baan, and allow us to reach Ramadaan. (Shu'abul-Imaan, Ibnu Sunni #660 also see Al-Azhkaar.) Rajab is the 2nd of the 4 sacred months in the Islamic Calendar which are referred to as "Ash-hurul hurum" (Surah Tawbah, verse: 36) (The others are: Zhul-Qa'dah, Zhul-Hijjah and Muharram) The … [Read more...]

Natural Resources – Blessings of Allah

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The Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) declared that, 'Muslims are to hold in common these three things; Water, pasture and fire.' The right to benefit from natural resources such as water, rangelands, woodlands and wildlife is, in Islam, a right held in common by all members of society. Such benefits may be … [Read more...]

Ritual Islamic Slaughter

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being script of a speech given by Mufti Ebrahim Desai at the Meat Safety Seminar Since this is a meat safety seminar, I will endeavour to discuss the positive aspects of meat safety by adopting the Islamic procedure of slaughter. 1. Zabah The ritual slaughter in Islam is termed as Zabah. Literally, the term Zabah means to … [Read more...]

Female Leadership In Islam

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BY Moulana Muhammad Karolia Introduction Female leadership is a question not unknown to the Muslim world. Although Muslim scholars have in the past discussed this topic, it first gained prominence in the twentieth century with the wake of the women's liberty movement. In recent years the question was further highlighted with the success of … [Read more...]