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The Sacred Month of Muharram

By Mufti Taqi Uthmaani

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 months (mentioned) in the Book of Allah on the day in which He created heavens and the earth. Among these (twelve months) there are four sanctified”.

A Historical Analysis of ‘Āshūra and its Relation to the Jewish Calendar

By Mawlana Abu ’l-Hasan ‘Ali al-Nadwi

The fast of ‘Ashura [on the 10th of Muharram] 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 (may Allah have mercy on him) on the authority of Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) that when the Prophet (upon him blessings and peace) came to Madinah he found that the Jews observed the fast of ‘Ashura. He enquired about it from them and was told that it was the da

Children’s Fitrah

Children’s Fitrah

Children are born with a fitra of innocence, which means they are not accountable before Allah SWT for any wrongdoing until they are at an age of maturity and understanding. One of the common practices of a parent while disciplining their children is to instill a negative idea about Allah SWT.

Save The Changes

Save The Changes

by Ml Imran Khamissa

Nearly everyone in this age of modern technology has at some stage worked with a P.C. We have used it to draft documents, amend these documents, copied and pasted onto documents, used the ‘undo’ icon, edited documents, just to mention a few of the time saving operations that we find on this device.

Appreciating the men around us

Appreciating the men around us

In the current exposé climate we live in, it is easy to become swept up in the furore of public outrage and condemnation. However, as reflective and forward-thinking people, we should always scrutinise a bandwagon before jumping on it. It is frustrating to see how different problems and issues that…

Islam & Mental Health

What is Mental Health? Mental health is our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Mental health does not only affect the way we think, feel, and act but also how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is not limited to emotional problems. For instance, if a…

In Pursuit of the Real Sukoon

Long time ago, while travelling from one destination to another, a man’s sight fell on the ground where he saw a stone that was shining brilliantly. He picked it up and immediately fell in love with it.   Actually it was a large diamond! However, the man had no idea whatsoever…

Ten Blessed Days of Zil Hajj

By His wisdom, Allah Ta’ala gave preference to some places and times over others. For Muslims, Friday is the best day of the week, Ramadan is the best month of the year, “Laylat al-Qadr” is the best night in Ramadan, the day of “Arafah” is the best day of the year.…

Promises, Promises

No two words can invoke as much hope and confidence as, “I promise.” As children we are taught that promises are unbreakable pledges which cannot be defaulted on under any circumstances. But, as we grow older, the old adage of, “promises were meant to be broken,” more often justifies the…

Signs of Acceptance

I relate to you one of the earliest of tragic events to have unfolded on Earth, as it relates to two sons of Prophet Ādam (ʿalayhi al-Salām); the very first human being to tread the Earth. This is the story of Qābīl and Hābīl. Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) said in…

Laylatul Qadr-The Night of Power!

By Abu Muhammad Yusuf eislam.co.za   Allah Ta’ala in His infinite Mercy has favoured us in so many ways. Such blessings that we cannot possibly enumerate nor show sufficient gratitude to the Almighty. Amongst the many blessings include a very special GIFT.Laylatul Qadr- The Night of Power.   It is…

Emotional Detox During Ramadan

As you are in the midst of Ramadan you need to make sure that you are completely cleansed in every aspect.  Many of you have prayed long rakats sincerely asking  for forgiveness,  read Qur’an while shedding many tears and engaged in many acts of charity feeling renewed.  The one area…

Gaining closeness to Allah during calamities

The world is going through a catastrophic period on an unprecedented scale! The disease of Coronavirus has spread more strongly than even a forest fire! While the forest fire is limited to the forest only, Coronavirus has advanced unlimitedly almost throughout the entire world. Remember, Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala is in…

Lessons from the Corona Virus Outbreak

“Our Lord! You have not created this in vain…” (3:191)   To date, there are more than 90,000 confirmed cases of the Corona Virus which has claimed the lives of over two thousand people in mainland China. The virus has now spread to 76 countries, leading to a potential pandemic. An…

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…