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Inspirational Dua before Ramadhan

The month of Ramadhan is fast approaching. Preparation should commence in earnest. Indeed every second of Ramadhan is precious and irretrievable. Ubaadah bin Saamit Radhiyallahu Anhu reports, Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam used to teach us these words (dua) when Ramadhan approached:   اَللَّهُمَّ سَلِّمْنِيْ لِرَمَضَانَ وَسَلِّمْ رَمَضَانَ لِيْ وَسَلِّمْهُ لِيْ مُتَقَبَّلاً Allahumma Sallimnee Li Ramadhaan Wa Sallim Ramadhaana Lee Wa Sallimhu Lee Mutaqabbala ...

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The Significance of Sha‘bān

The Significance of Sha‘bān Sha‘bān, the eighth Islamic month is second only to Ramadān in virtue, blessings and greatness. It is due to this virtue and greatness that the Prophet sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam used to emphasise its importance not only verbally but practically too. ‘Ā’ishah radhiyallāhu ‘anhā narrates, “Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam used to fast till we would say that ...

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Aashura

The Divine System of Allah Ta’ala It is the divine system of Allah Ta’ala that He has afforded special virtue and significance to some things over others. From mankind, the Ambiyaa (alaihimus salaam) have been blessed with distinguished positions and elevated statuses over others. From the different places in the world, the Haramain (Makkah Mukarramah and Madinah Munawwarah) have been ...

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Nasihah (Advice): Virtue of the Nights of Eid

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam has stated: “Whoever stands up (in worship) on the nights preceding the two Eids expecting reward from his Sustainer, his heart will not die when other hearts will die. (i.e. He will be saved from the terror of the Day of Judgement)” (Ibn Majah) The IslamCentral team wishes the Muslim Ummah a most joyous Eidul Adha. ...

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Zakah in Advance

“Once Abbas (radi Allahu anhu) asked the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) about paying Zakah in advance, and he allowed it.” [Abu Dawud]   Sometimes, another’s need can’t wait for the time when our Zakah becomes due. This Hadith tells us that it is permissible to pay part or all of our Zakah in advance should the ...

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Six Fasts of Shawwaal

It is Mustahab (highly rewarding) to observe the six fasts of Shawwaal. The observance of these fasts has been emphasised by Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam in several Ahadith. It is the infinite mercy of Allah Ta’ala, that in exchange for minimal effort, he accords maximum reward. Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam has stated, “Whoever fasted the full month of Ramadaan and then follows ...

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Takbiraat of Tashreeq

It is Wajib (compulsory) to recite aloud the Takbiraat of Tashreeq (once only) after every Fardh Salaah, from the Fajr of the 9th Zul-Hijjah (Saturday, 4th October 2014) to the Asr of the 13th of Zul-Hijjah (Wednesday, 8th October 2014*), performed with Jamaat or individually. Females should recite the Takbeer silently. اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ.لآ إِلهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَاللهُ أَكْبَرُ. ...

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Waste Not, Want Not

Iftaar is the time that the fasting person enthusiastically awaits. Indeed, Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallamhas stated, “For the fasting person there are two moments of joy; the joy of Iftaar and the joy at the meeting of his Rabb.” (Bukhari) As a natural consequence of this, the dastarkhan for Iftaar is well-laden in many Masjids. What has unfortunately been ...

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Eid – A blessed gift scarred by mockery

It’s been months in the planning. The exotic fabrics specially imported from Dubai, Swarovski crystals of every shape and colour, ready to line a designer abaya to leave you breathless. The fancy cars line the road around the sanctuary. From Aston Martins to BMW’s, Mercedes AMG’s and even the latest Ferrari and Lamborghini glow in the beautiful sunshine. The show ...

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Mobile Addiction

Ramadaan is a month wherein we train our inner selves to comply and submit to the commands of Allah Ta’ala. We refrain from the what is normally Halaal for His pleasure thereby building the aptitude to stay away from what is Makrooh and Haraam. With the advent of Ramadaan we feel within ourselves a change, a revolution, an automatic inclination ...

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