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Rajab, First Sacred Month: Time for Peace

Ramadan is so special for Muslims that we should avail of every opportunity to make the most of it. Having such a love of Ramadan and recognizing its blessings, it is said that the Companions of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) used to spend six months preparing for Ramadan and the rest of the year thanking Allah for its …

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Remembering Allah Goes Beyond Repeating His Name

A believer’s heart should always be filled with the remembrance of Allah. Forgetfulness and negligence are the main weaknesses of human beings. The only remedy is that the believer should develop God-consciousness and be constantly aware that Almighty Allah watches him.All acts of worship aim at drawing man closer to Allah. The Qur’an says, {Establish prayers for My remembrance} (Ta-Ha 20:14). …

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After Quarrelling pray two Raka’h: It is Sunnah

عَنْ أبي هريرة، قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمْ، يَقُولُ:”تَكْفِيرُ كُلِّ لِحَاءٍ رَكْعَتَانِ” Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Performing two raka’h is an expiation for any quarrel.” Collected by Ibn Al-Arabee in his Mu’jam (2 /178) Ar-Razi (1/141) in Al-Fawa’id. Shaykh Al-Albani (may Allah have mercy on him) …

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The Cave

Journey Through The Cave Sūrah al-Kahf is an amazing sūrah – full of many fawāʾid (points of benefit). It was revealed in Mecca and it is one of those Sūrahs that was revealed all in one go. Daylamī records that Anas said, ‘Sūrah al-Kahf was revealed in one go and with it came 70000 angels.’ Many authorities state that is …

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Curbing Domestic Violence in Islam

This is one of those subjects that goes unaddressed around the World in the Muslim communities and unfortunately it is real in some our households. Time and time again we have women who are too scared to come forward and seek help and protection. Just recently I received a string of messages from women around the World asking questions that …

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Who Are the 7 Black Companions of the Prophet?

Talking about black companions of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the first name that comes to our minds is Bilal ibn Rabah, the chief of all the people who give adhan, the chief of all of the Mua’dhins. However, this article is not about Bilal (may Allah be pleased with him). This article highlights some of the early figures in Islamic history …

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<100 days until Ramadan 2017

Although not especially distant, with fewer than 100 days until the arrival of Ramaḍān this year, there is still a significant amount of time before its appearance. As such, we must ask: is it already the topic of any conversation? If we are consistently reminded that from our many failings as an Ummah is our inability to plan and prepare adequately for …

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Do You Know That US Liberty Statue Represented a Muslim Woman?

With the current debate in the US about refugees from the Muslim world, it would be interesting to highlight some little-known facts about Lady Liberty. It might be shocking to many to know that the statue itself was originally intended to represent a female Egyptian peasant as a Colossus of Rhodes for the Industrial Age. People are more familiar with the …

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Prayer, the Most Powerful Healer

{Pray to me and I will hear your prayer} (Surat Ghafir 40:60). “Say Du’a for me.” Your friend pleads as she goes to interview for a job. Muslims are accustomed to using du’a and prayer in a number of situations mentioned above, but often forget the power of prayer in healing. One is more likely to drink some herbal tea or …

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The Five kinds of Movements In Salah- A Fiqh Study

Abu Qatada (Radi Allahu anhu):  The Prophet (ﷺ) came out towards us, while carrying Umamah, the daughter of Abi Al-As (his granddaughter) over his shoulder. He prayed, and when he wanted to bow, he put her down, and when he stood up, he lifted her up.[ Al-Bukhari (516) and Muslim (543)] Abu Hurayrah (Radi Allahu anhu): The Prophet (ﷺ) said: Kill …

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