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Imam Ahmad ibn Hambal (rahimahullah)- Imamul Muslimin!

Imam Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Hambal (rahimahullah) was born in the year: 164 A.H, and he passed away in the year: 241 A.H. His Sojourn Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) began his quest for the knowledge of hadith at the age of 16. He set out for Kufah in the year 183 A.H. and to Basrah in 186 A.H. and to Sufyan ... Read More »

Tahiyyatul Masjid; Our Weak Point!

Imagine a visitor that enters your home, takes a seat, occupies himself with his personal affairs, fulfils his need and then leaves without even greeting you..? The consequences of such a visit are obvious! Moreover, what if such behavior is repeated daily or even weekly?!! Ironically, it is we ourselves that are the perpetrators of such behaviour and we don’t ... Read More »

How to Clean The Heart!

The sin of malice and discord is serious. Even on auspicious occasions despite Allah’s abundant mercy, we always find one particular class of people that are deprived; those who harbour ill-feelings in their hearts towards others. In addition to this, some narrations state that such people’s salah is not accepted by Allah. (At-Targheeb, vol.3 pgs.455-462) Hereunder are a few prescriptions ... Read More »

Sallallahu’alaihi wasallam, Not S.A.W.!

There is certain etiquette that applies when we take the names of our predecessors. These are Great leaders in deen, and they deserve a certain amount of respect. Many have the habit of merely sufficing on abbreviations like: “r.a.” or “a.s.” Even worse is the use of the “s.a.w.” acronym! The Greatest human on earth deserves more respect than that. ... Read More »

Imam Ibn ‘Asakir (rahimahullah); The Greatest of his era..

Imam Hafiz Abul Qasim ‘Ali ibn Hasan ibn ‘Asakir (رحمه الله) was born in Damascus in the year 499 Hijri and passed away in the year 571 Hijri in Damascus also. He is known for his extensive travel in the search of knowledge. His renown work: Tareekh Dimashq which is a Biography of all the ‘Ulama who ever lived or ... Read More »

Ifta Course has Commenced!

Alhumdulillah,The long awaited Ifta course in Shafee Fiqh had commenced in February 2016. For further enquiries contact the Darul Ifta department on +27 3431 71612. Course conducted by Mufti Zameer Naje ( As-Shafi’i ) from Maharastra, India. Course are conducted in Arabic and English. Read More »

7 Steps to Becoming Debt-Free!

Many people, at some point in their lives end up in financial debt. Nobody likes it, but it just happens. Taking loans is perfectly permissible in Islam, as long as it doesn’t entail riba (usury) and it isn’t for a purpose that is against Islam. Hereunder are seven ways to remove the noose of debt from our necks. Du’as for ... Read More »

Cure for Depression!

Sayyiduna Anas bin Maalik (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that it was the noble practice of our beloved Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘Alaihi wasallam) after every Fardh Salah to place his right hand on his forehead (and in some narrations: on his head) and recite the following supplication: بِسْمِ اللهِ الذِيْ لا إلٰهَ إِلا هُوَ الرحْمٰنُ الرحِيم ، اللهُم أَذْهِبْ عَني الْهَم وَالحُزْن Bismillahillazhy laa ... Read More »

Love Is In The Air – Valentine’s Day!

In Cover Story Love Is In The Air It’s the time of year again, that lovebirds have been waiting for, the most awaited day of the year, February 14th!Elaborately made up, beautifully adorned girls flutter around like bright butterflies hoping to find the most sought after guy, to be presented with gifts. A little heart or even a red rose ... Read More »

Coconut oil to the rescue!

One beautiful day, when the sun shone brightly, the blue sea water glittered and the sandy beach engulfed my thoughts. I knew then, that I had to swim! Afterall, to swim is sunnah. So I hurried into the water and a couple of hours later, I found myself shedding skin because of an angry sunburn. Lo! And behold, coconut oil ... Read More »