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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 »

Sihr(Jadoo) and Jinn Obsession!

There are many, many people – especially women – who have the suspicion that someone has done some witchcraft on them, on their children and husbands, or that they are being troubled by some Jinn. There is no doubt that some people may genuinely be afflicted with Sihr or Jinn, who may require some treatment. However, the opinion, assumption and ... Read More »

Use Sha’ban to Prepare for Ramadan.

By Abu Abdullah MY beloved brothers and sisters, you may ask, and rightly so: what does Sha`ban have to do with preparing for Ramadan? Before showing the importance of Sha`baan and the connection between it and Ramadan, I want to ask a few questions. a) Is Sha`ban important to you and why? b) What preparations have you made for it ... Read More »

Shabaan and Laylatul Bara’h (15th Night of Shabaan)

The month of Sha’baan holds a very special place in the Islamic Calendar because in this month lies a very auspicious night known as LAYLATUL- BARA’AH (The Night of Emancipation;The night of Freedom from fire) or Laylatun Nisfe min Sha’baan in the Arab world, and as Shab-e-barat in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, South Africa and Afghanistan.The word Sha’baan means branches of ... Read More »

What a night!

“So, Sheikh,” asked Ahmed fidgeting with his topee(hat), “Why did Allah put Lailatul Baraat(15th Night of Shabaan) right here so near to Ramadaan. I mean in two weeks time we have the greatest month with all the forgiveness and good things…. so why would Allah want to put this night of forgiveness so close?” Without waiting for a response he ... Read More »