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At The Approach of Rajab & Sha’ban!

With the sighting of the crescent of Rajab, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) would anticipate and begin preparations for the month of Ramadhan. This is two months in advance! People “live to see” various accomplishments in their lives, but a Believer “lives for” and yearns to witness sacred days like these. Rajab Du’a Sayyiduna Anas Ibn Malik (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that ... Read More »

April Fools Day!

As April draws near, non believers around the globe celebrate a holiday on the first of the month known as April Fool’s Day. The traditional practice of this day is to play some sort of practical joke on someone and make him the “April Fool”. Pranks performed on this day range form the simple, (such as saying, “your shoes are ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Sending Durood through Writing it!

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله : من صلى علي في كتاب لم تزل الملائكة تستغفر له ما دام اسمي في ذلك الكتاب رواه الطبراني وغيره وروي من كلام جعفر بن محمد موقوفا عليه وهو أشبه و قال في كشف الخفاء رواه الطبراني في الأوسط وابن أبي شيبة والمستغفري في الدعوات بسند ضعيف (الترغيب و الترهيب ... Read More »

Clothed yet naked!

Imaan in Grave Danger Hayaa Honesty, trustworthiness, kindness to parents, respect to elders, decency (in manner, speech, dressing, etc.) and a host of other basic values are cherished by one and all. The reality, however, is that such values are gradually becoming rare and extinct. While there could be many factors which cause this lamentable situation coming about, one of ... Read More »