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The Hidden Gems of Fajr Salaah

The Hidden Gems of Fajr Salaah

For many of us, waking up for Fajr can be difficult and burdensome. However, here are some virtues that we fail to realise! 1) Oath by Fajr As Muslims, we are not allowed to take oaths by anyone other than Allah, But Allah, the Most Majestic can take an oath by anything he wishes. In […]

Rabi al-Awwal:  Humanity has been blessed in this month by the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam)

Rabi al-Awwal: Humanity has been blessed in this month by the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam)

By Mufti Taqi Usmani From Superstitions into Light Islamic Celebrations No Birthdays The Origins of Christmas Original Islamic Resources What is Wrong with These Celebrations The Transformation of Christmas The Religion is Complete Disagreement About Date Contemporary Seerah Meetings and Shariah Real Message of Seerah From Superstitions into Light Rabi al-Awwal is the most significant […]

Hasan & Husayn: Principles Over Power

Hasan & Husayn: Principles Over Power

“These two sons of mine are the leaders of the youth in Paradise.”1 The Prophet ﷺ Much has been claimed and said regarding the marked departure in political stances between the two grandsons of the Messenger of Allah (peace & blessings be upon him & his family). Quietism versus activism, leads to juxtaposing political compromise […]

Islamic New Year 1439 Hijrah

Islamic New Year 1439 Hijrah

The Islamic New Year  is the day that marks the beginning of a new  Islamic calendar year.  It is the day on which the year count is incremented. The first day of the year is observed on the first day of  Muharram, the first month in the  Islamic calendar. This is the year 1439 A.H

The Significance of Shawwal & 6 Nafl Fast

The Significance of Shawwal & 6 Nafl Fast

THE SIX NAFL FASTS OF SHAWWAL Hazrat Abî Ayyub Radiallâhu anhu relates that Rasulullâh Sallallâhu ‘alayhi wasallam has said: “Whoever fasted the full month of Ramadhân and then follows it with six soum[fasts] of Shawwâl, is like the person who has fasted the full year.” (Sahih Muslim) In another Hadîth it is related that by […]

Morning and Evening Duas

Morning and Evening Duas

By: Shaikh ul Arab wal Ajam Hazrat Maulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb (ra) 1. Dedication All my writings and compilations of this humble servant are collections of the benefits and blessings of the companionship of our spiritual mentor: Muhiyyus Sunnah Hadrat Aqdas Maulânâ Shâh Abrâr-ul-Haqq Sâhib rahimahullâh, Hadrat Aqdas Maulânâ Shâh ‘Abdul Ghanî Sâhib […]

Sufism (Naqshbandiya, Qadriya, Chishtiya, Suharwardiya)

Sufism (Naqshbandiya, Qadriya, Chishtiya, Suharwardiya)

Silsilsa-e-Naqshbandiya ‘One of the Four Great Spiritual Orders’ Introduction The Naqshbandiya Tariqah is named after Hadrat Baha al-Din Naqshband (Radi Allahu Ta’ala anhu) (d. 791/1389)and  is a tariqah that is widely active throughout the world today. It is described as the ‘Mother of all Tariqah’s’ by Shaykh Ahmad al-Faruqi al-Sirhindi (Rehmatullahi alaih) and it also has a very […]

Compulsory Acts of Salah

Compulsory Acts of Salah

Takbeer-e-Tahreema. (To say, “Allahu Akbar”, translator) Qiyaam (To stand). Qiraat (To recite any verse or Surah of the Qur’aan-e-Kareem.) To make Ruku. To make two Sajdahs. To sit for the duration of At-tahiyat in the final sitting. (Qa’eda akherah) If any one of the above mentioned are left out, the Salaat will not take place. […]

Upbringing of children

Upbringing of children

Excellent advice of a Senior Sheikh, Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri (one of the leading contemporary Ulama) advises in one of his talks,  “Why is it that we don’t find books on child upbringing (tarbiyatul awlaad) among the earlier authors?   He says: “It’s because it was not taken as a subject then, a topic to write about. […]

A Simple Format for Ibadah on these Lailatul Qadr (Night Of Power) Nights

A Simple Format for Ibadah on these Lailatul Qadr (Night Of Power) Nights

Our Beloved Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam has mentioned, “Indeed your Lord has reserved certain special moments in time (during which he emits abundant/special mercy). So be sure to avail yourselves for these opportunities.” (Majma’uz Zawaaid) We are usually aware of the significant occasions that present themselves each year. The crucial thing is how do we […]

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