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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Month of Safar

The Month of Safar

“Safar” is the second month in the Islamic calendar. It is one of “Al-Ashhur-al-hurum” the four sanctified months in which battle was prohibited in the days of the Holy Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). However, no specific mode of worship or other special rules are set by the Shari’ah to observe this month. Some people believe […]

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