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Benefits of Miswaak: everything you need to know!

MISWAAK – twigs of certain trees that are used on a regular basis by Muslims for centuries (and all Prophets Peace upon Them) to maintain oral hygiene and gain the pleasure of Allah SWT. It is a “natural toothbrush.” Not only does it provide spiritual benefits, but it is also beneficial to the everyday maintenance of one’s mouth, gums, and ... Read More »

Yawmul ‘Arafah on Wednesday 23 September 2015 (9 Dhul-Hijjah 1436)

The ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah is the day of ’Arafah, since it is on this day that the pilgrims gather at the mountain plain of ’Arafah, praying and supplicating to their Lord. It is mustahabb (highly recommended) for those who are not pilgrims to fast on this day, since the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) was asked about fasting on ... Read More »

Dua for Qurbani

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The Virtues and Laws of Qurbani/Udhiyya

“It is neither their flesh nor their blood that reaches Allah, but it is your Taqwa that reaches Him…” (Surah Hajj) Ibraheem (Alayhis Salaam) had two alternatives: either to follow the cry of his heart or to submit to the call of his Creator. He chose to submit. Qurbani therefore is not a monetary Ibaadah or a duty that is ... Read More »

Haj without a Visa!

Since Haj is among the most virtuous deeds in Islam, and not everyone can afford it (especially on a continuous basis) Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala has attached the reward of optional Haj to certain other deeds for the benefit of all. Now that the Hujjaj have begun to depart, those who have been left behind can take consolation from the ... Read More »

Sacrifice or Qurbani: Philosophy and Rules

The Urdu and persian word Qurbani (Sacrificial slaughter) is derived from the Arabic word Qurban. Lexically, it means an act performed to seek Allah’s pleasure. Originally, the word Qurban included all acts of charity because the purpose of charity is nothing but to seek Allah’s pleasure. But, in precise religious terminology, the word was later confined to the sacrifice of ... Read More »

Muslim Inventions That Shaped Todays World!

When you awake in the morning and make your way to the bathroom, the recipe to the mass-produced soap and the tooth brush you use every day was invented in the Islamic world. As the smell of morning coffee(qahwa) stimulates the mind, thoughts should turn to Muslim traders who introduced coffee to Europe and the world. Traces of Muslim civilisations ... Read More »

THE VIRTUES MONTH OF ZIL HIJJAH

Importance of First 10 Days of Zil Hijjah The Takbeeraat of Tashreeq Fasting on the day of Arafah(9 Zil Hijjah) Qurbani / Udhiyya IMPORTANCE OF FIRST TEN DAYS OF ZIL-HIJJAH The first ten days of Zul Hijjah are among the most magnificent days in Islamic calendar. The Messenger of Allah, Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “There are no days in ... Read More »

HAJJ-A Guide for Intending Pilgrims

Pilgrimage to the House (of Allah) is a duty men owe to Allah – upon those who can afford the journey. And whoever refuses to obey, then indeed Allah stands not in need of His creation. (Holy Qur’aan 3 : 97) NIYYAH 1. The person who intends to perform hajj must do so with the express niyyah of attaining Allah’s ... Read More »

Hajj Tips You won’t get at Hajj classes!

Most Hajj classes focus on the idea of the different stations at which the Haji will find himself once he reaches the Holy Lands. A seasoned Hajj guide and traveller, Moulana Abdur Rahmaan Laily digs deep into his personal pilgrimage experiences to offer a bouquet of seldom heard gems for the Hajj traveller. Before departure – If Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi ... Read More »