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Itikaf Explained

The basic purpose of I’tikâf is that the heart gets attached to Allâh and, with it, one attains inner composure and equanimity and pre‑occupation with the mundane things of life ceases and absorption in the eternal Reality takes its place, and the state is reached in which all fears, hopes and apprehensions are superseded by the love and remembrance of ... Read More »

Ramadhaan-Pursuance Of Taqwa

Taqwa” beautifully explained in a narration that occurred during the rule of Hazrat Umar ibn Al-Khattab, Allah be pleased with him. Khalifa Umar walked by a house and heard the mother telling her daughter to add water to the milk so that they would have a greater quantity to sell. The daughter tells her mother they should not practice deceitfulness. ... Read More »

Ramdhaan, a month of enormous blessings…

We are now so fortunate that Allah Ta’ala has blessed us with this great Month of Ramadhaan. We wish to share with you some beautiful advise as passed on to us by The Greatest Teacher The Noble and Final Messenger of Allah(Peace be upon him).This message was delivered on the Last Day of Sha’baan. Salmaan (Radhiallaho Anhu) reports On the ... Read More »

Preparing For Ramadhaan-The ‘Month Of Mercy’

As the dawn of Ramadhaan approaches, offering us glimpse of its golden rays of purity, every Muslim around the world prepares to experience the warm ambience which only this month can bring. From Suhoor to Iftaar to Taraaweeh Salaah, Ramadhaan brings together brothers, sisters, parents and children. In order to derive the utmost benefit from the sacred month of Ramadhaan, ... Read More »

What Can Be Done?

Television has spread like a wild fire in the world, including the Muslim world. It seems to have overcome the limitations of space and time. Consider place. In Saudi Arabia, one can find the imprints of Hollywood only a few yards away from the Haram, the most sacred of all sanctuaries of Islam. Videocassettes are easily available at stores. A ... Read More »

Ramadaan Ready!

“Am I ready? You really asking me… am I ready!” exclaimed Farida, her boisterous voice filling the kitchen. She hastily dusted her hands on her well-worn apron, scattering little foggy clouds of flour around her and grabbed Aneesa’s wrist, her plump hand going almost twice around the young girls’ wrist. “Come, come! Let me show you how ready I am,” ... Read More »

“Super Foods”…for Ramadaan

By Umme Faatimah (B.Dietetics Univ. of Pretoria) The modern world has swept us off our feet in so many ways… our dressing, our lifestyles and most noticeably our eating habits. We have so casually adapted the western culture of unhealthy eating, moving further and further away from the Noble teachings of the Quraan and Sunnah of The Noble Messenger of ... Read More »

4 Symptoms of Sihr!

1. Blockages in life. Blockage in life refers to no progress in any sphere of your life. So it can be personal, professional, etc. Examples are: You can’t get a job or keep your money, you can’t get married or have children, you can’t study or pass examinations, whenever people promise to help you they won’t fulfill, if you earn ... Read More »

Imaam Abu Hanifah (Rahmatullahi Alaihi)

Introduction Piety and Virtues His Mazhab Glad Tidings Generosity Principles Governing his Mazhab His Expertise in the Field of Hadith His Expertise in the Field of Fiqh Incidents Highlighting his Greatness His intelligence His Love for Brotherhood and Unity His Taqwa Respect for his Ustaad and Serving him The praise of Imaam Shaafi’ee regarding Imaam Abu Hanifah Introduction Imaam Abu ... Read More »

Ali (RA)! Master of Maths.

Narrated by Abu Hurayrah (R.A) reported by Al- Bukhaari: Here are some Mathematical problems that Hazrat Ali solved while he was Khalifa. He was known for his mathematical genius. Enjoy reading them: One Day a person came to Ali (RA), thinking that since Ali thinks he is too smart, I’ll ask him such a tough question that he won’t be ... Read More »