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The Month of Muharram

The Month of Muharram

By Mufti Taqi Usmani Muharram is the month with which the Muslims begin their lunar Hijrah Calendar. It is one of the four sanctified months about which the Holy Quran says, “The number of the months according to Allah is twelve (mentioned) in the Book of Allah on the day He created heavens and the […]

Importance of the first 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah

Importance of the first 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah

Why do they matter? Even for those not performing the pilgrimage, Hajj, the first ten days of this month are considered very sacred and a time for increased reflection, seeking Allah’s forgiveness, doing good and various other forms of worship. Prophet Muhammad (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) has said about the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah: There […]

Last Sermon of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

Last Sermon of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

This sermon was delivered on the Ninth Day of Islamic month of Dhul-Hijjah Year 632 A.C (10 A.H.) in the ‘Uranah valley of  Mount Arafat’ in Makkah. After praising and thanking Allah the Prophet (saws) said: “O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I know not whether after this year I shall ever be […]

Qurbani (Udhiya) Spirit/Virtue/Dua'a

Qurbani (Udhiya) Spirit/Virtue/Dua’a

The Spirit of Qurbani (Udhiya) Virtue of Qurbani (Udhiya) On whom is Qurbani (Udhiya) Wajib (Obligatory) ? The Physical Qurbani (Udhiya) Time of Qurbani (Udhiya) The Qurbani (Udhiya) Anmial Animals with Defects Miscellaneous Masaail Method of Slaughtering an Animal Dua’a (Before, During & After Slaughtering) The Meat of the Sacrificed Animal The Skin of the […]

How to Earn the Reward of Hajj & Umrah Everyday

How to Earn the Reward of Hajj & Umrah Everyday

“Whoever prays Fajr in congregation then sits remembering Allah until the sun rises, then prays two rak’ahs, will have a reward like that of Hajj and ‘Umrah, complete, complete, complete.” [Tirmidhi] There’s no journey, no spiritual experience, nor such a chance to connect with Allah Almighty quite as powerful as Hajj. Every year, Muslims from […]

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Shaban – Laylatul bara’ah: Merits, Do’s and Dont’s

By Mufti Taqi Usmani What is Shaban? The Night of Bara’ah – What Should be Done in this Night? – What Should Not be Done in This Night Fast of the 15th Shaban What is Shaban? Shaban is one of the meritorious months for which we find some particular instructions in the Sunnah of Prophet […]

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 […]

The Fast of Ashura

The Fast of Ashura

By Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi The fast of ‘Ashura was prescribed before the fasts of Ramadan. The Jews observed it and so did the people of Arabia before the dawn of Islam. It is related by Imam Bukhari on the authority of Ibn-i-Abbas that when the Prophet came to Madinah he found that the […]

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