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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 »

Workers Rights!

The first of May is officially commemorated as Workers Day. It is a day wherein we acknowledge the immeasurable contribution of ‘labour’ to the smooth functioning and prosperity of society; it is also a day wherein we pay tribute to the dignity and human worth of the ‘labourer’. As Muslims we need to look at how we fare as a ... Read More »

Things to consider when naming children and even adults!

It is the infant’s vested right to be honoured with a good name. When choosing a name for the child, it should be done with the intention that the child will be blessed with the barakah of that name. Here are some Ahadeeth to show the importance of selecting a good and correct name: Ibne Umar (RA) relates Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu ... Read More »

Fear at the mention of Allah!

The first quality mentioned for the essentials of being certified as a Mu’min was trembling of the hearts out of fear at the mention of Allah Ta’ala. The general Arabic word for fear is “Khauf” while the word used in this verse of Surah Anfal is “al Wajl”. Allah Ta’ala says, إِنَّمَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ الَّذِينَ إِذَا ذُكِرَ اللَّهُ وَجِلَتْ قُلُوبُهُمْ Al-Mu’minoon ... Read More »

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 »