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...]

10 Ways to Boost Your Memory

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Everyone forgets things from time to time. But for some people, poor memory can be a perennial problem. The brain never actually loses a memory. It records each one like a computer. However, problems with recall begin when we don't practise retrieving this information and so the memories we had become lost. The brain, like other parts of the body, needs physical and mental exercise, together with particular nutrients, to increase the power of … [Read more...]

The Reality of Dreams

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Qaadhi Thanaullah Panipati (RA) mentions in Tafseer Mazhari, ‘The images seen in sleep are known as dreams.’ Dreams are messengers from the unknown, voices from our collective subconscious, warners of deep inner disturbance in the individual psyche, bearing glad tidings of good things to come or echoes of happiness or sadness and long hidden memories. … [Read more...]