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The Month of Muharram!

With the sighting of the new moon, the Islamic New Year 1437 is ushered in. The first month Muharram, is a month of great reward and virtue. Muharram itself means `sacred’ and is from those months which have been mentioned as sacred in the Holy Qur’an. Almighty Allah states in the Holy Qur’an: “Four of them ( Zil-Qadah, Zil-Hijjah, Muharram …

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THE DAY OF AASHURA (10TH MUHARRAM) & HISTORICAL EVENTS

Although the month of Muharram is a sacred month as a whole, the 10th of Muharram is the most sacred among all its days. The day is named ‘Aashurah’. It is one of the most important and blessed days of Allah Ta’ala in the Islamic calendar. This day has been accepted as having deep significance. Evidence of its significance has …

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Toothpaste: Healthy or Toxic!

Before you brush this article aside as just one of those “funny fumigation facts,” I appeal to you to read it with an open mind so that it changes the way you approach your dental hygiene from now on. The fact that the majority of people uses a product or think in a certain way, doesn’t make it right. If …

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Fasting Only On The 10th Of Muharram!

Question : What do Ulama of Deen and the Muftis Have to say about what the Fuqahaa say concerning fasting for only the day of Aashura( 10th of Muharram)? They say that because this resembles the practice of the jews;it is Makrooh only to fast on one day. Answer : Fasting on the day of Aashura was the practice of …

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Q & A on Muharram and Aashurah

Which is the first month of the Islamic calendar and what is it’s meaning? Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar- meaning “Forbidden”. Even before Islam, this month was always known as a sacred month which un-lawful acts were “forbidden”, prominently the shedding of blood. Which are the four sanctified months that are alluded to in the Quran …

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7 Signs That You Truly Love the Messenger of Allah

Love is difficult to measure; it is dynamic, beautiful, dangerous, bittersweet, fluctuating, and abstract. It can lead you to the highest clouds of happiness, but it can also sink you through the depths of a dark abyss. Throughout one’s life, different forms of love are experienced at varying degrees, but one type of love that is a constant for the …

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Muharram by Mufti Taqi Uthmaani

Muharram is the month with which the Muslims begin their lunar Hijrah Calendar. It is one of the four sanctified months about which the Holy Quran says, “The number of the months according to Allah is twelve months (mentioned) in the Book of Allah on the day in which He created heavens and the earth. Among these (twelve months) there …

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Jumu’ah and the Integrity of Congregational Worship!

O you who have believed, when [the adhan] is called for the prayer on the day of Jumu’ah [Friday], then proceed to the remembrance of Allah and leave trade. That is better for you, if you only knew. (Qur’an 62:9) The establishment of Jumu‘ah Salâh was one of the first institutions that were established soon after the arrival of Rasulullah …

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Preparing children for marriage, not just the wedding!

wedding day married life Edris Khamissa. A wedding is not a marriage. A wedding is only the beginning of an undertaking that may or may not, someday, develop into a marriage. What the couple have on their wedding day is not the key to a beautiful garden, but just a vacant lot and a few gardening tools. (David and Vera …

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When to use of Word Aameen!

Based on online observations, it would appear that the word Aameen is being used very liberally by commenters on social media nowadays. That alone, does not render the usage sinful or reprehensible, but since its observance is very often inappropriate to the context in which the Aameen is used, this post seeks to educate on the meaning of this phrase …

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