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If You Are Playing Pokemon Go, Delete It Now.

Since Pokemon Go became a craze in South Africa, many scholars have declared it haraam (forbidden). This article is not a fatwa, but a plea to parents, grandparents, and gamers. It presents the facts and potential spiritual implications that a harmless-looking game may have upon us. I write because I feel a responsibility to be a light in this dark ... Read More »

This Is What Screen Time Really Does to Kids’ Brains!

Too much at the worst possible age can have lifetime consequences. Screen time is an inescapable reality of modern childhood, with kids of every age spending hours upon hours in front of iPads, smartphones and televisions. That’s not always a bad thing: Educational apps and TV shows are great ways for children to sharpen their developing brains and hone their ... Read More »

After Ramadaan-Avoiding sins!

The Holy month of Ramadaan came like seasonal rain and passed by. This rain did not water the plants and crops -it showered upon the hearts of believers. It is sad, but true, that the hearts of the majority of Muslims are stricken with spiritual drought and spiritual decadence. It is a drought caused by excessive indulgence in un-Islamic activities, ... Read More »


The observation of I’tikaaf during the last ten days of Ramadaan was the continuous practice of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam. The devotion that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam attached to this beautiful Sunnah can be understood by the fact that on the occasion when he missed I’tikaaf due to an expedition, he observed twenty days of I’tikaaf the following ... Read More »

At The One End Is A Flame, And At The Other, A Fool!

Lung-Cancer Cii Radio|Maulana Khalid Dhorat|31 May 2016|24 Sha’baan 1437 Legend has it that when Iblees, the supreme devil, was expelled from the skies and when he fell from grace of Allah Ta’ala, he landed upon a certain portion of the earth. After a while, he had an urge to relieve himself, and he did so somewhere. Lo and behold, after ... Read More »

Ramadaan: Endless Opportunity,Limited Time.

“Has the time not come for those who have believed that their hearts should become humbly submissive at the remembrance of Allah and what has come down of the truth? And let them not be like those who were given the Scripture before, and a long period passed over them, so their hearts hardened; and many of them are defiantly ... Read More »

Taraweeh,“Eight or Twenty?”

The Truth In The Light of Ahadeeth The following article, Taraweeh 8 or 20 is written by Moulana Zakariyya Memon as thesis for his Iftaa course. This article makes useful read to understand the issue clearly. The format is well laid out and well substantiated. May Allah accept this article for His pleasure. Ameen. Mufti Ebrahim Desai. Before we trace ... Read More »

You CAN do it!!!

Make this Ramadan the Month of “Change”..Are You Ready for it??? “Change” is in vogue today. “Change” is being chanted by the Presidents to rally up public support; “Change” is being demanded by the masses suffering due to skyrocketing fuel and commodity prices; “Change”, a drastic one indeed, is what we are witnessing with awe in the global weather patterns. ... Read More »

Shabaan and the Night of Emancipation

Allah Ta’ ala has, afforded His bondsmen certain selected opportunities whereby they may reap his infinite mercy and forgiveness. Some explicit examples of these occasions are the month of Ramadan and Laylatul Qadr.The night of the fifteenth of Shábaan is one such opportunity. Several Ahadith expound the tremendous merit of this occasion. Amongst them is the fact that countless people ... Read More »

Isra and Mi’raj!

The month of Rajab is most famous for the incident of the night journey and ascension of Prophet SAW to the heavens, in Arabic known as Al-Isra wal Mi’raj. The exact date of this journey is unknown, however all Islamic scholars are in agreement that it took place in the month of Rajab. Al-Isra refers to Prophet SAW’s journey to ... Read More »