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The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The person who fasts with a perfect sense of devotion to faith and Ihtisaab (sense of accountability), will have Allah pardon all the sins which he committed in his life.” [Bukhari]   The wonderful reward of fasting for Allah’s sake is to have one’s entire record of sins erased. What ...

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Blessed Month

The most blessed time of Ramadan is approaching; the showers of mercy and blessings are heaped on the believers during the last ten nights of Ramadan. It is time to put more effort and be more dedicated. It is a golden chance for those who were careless in the past days of Ramadan to make up and get a great ...

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Ramadan Message

All Praise to Almighty Allah and the Choicest Salaat and Salaam on our Noble Nabi Hazrat Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam. We are fortunate indeed to once again witness this beautiful month of Ramadhan, the month of mercy, forgiveness, generosity, fasting, Barakah, Dua, Ibaadat, obedience, Taraweeh, Sehri, and Iftaar. The month that heralds the arrival of the night of Laylatul Qadr, ...

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Zakaat

“Alms are for the poor and the needy; and those employed to administer (the funds); for those whose hearts have been (recently) reconciled (to truth); for those in bondage and in debt; in the cause of Allah; and for the wayfarer: (thus is it) ordained by Allah, and Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom.” The Quran 9:60 The Prophet ...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF SADAQATUL-FITR

* Rasulullâh Sallallâhu ‘alayhi wasallam said: “The fast remains suspended between Heaven and Earth until the fitrah is paid.” * Sadaqatul fitr [fitra] is compulsory charity which becomes payable on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. * Fitr means to break fast or to refrain from fasting. Hence the Eid after the fasts of Ramadhân is called Eid-ul-Fitr, as it is the ...

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Q. Does the time of Iftaar only commence after the completion of Azaan? I have been to some Masaajid in which Iftaar only commences after the completion of Azaan?

(Question published as received) A. The end of a fast (Iftaar) is at sunset time. (Kifaayatul Mufti 4/249) Accordingly, a fasting person should end his fast at sunset which is generally the time that Azaan commences and should not delay it until the completion of the Azaan. Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said: “The people will remain on the right ...

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Easter Celebrations

If anything is reminiscent of Easter, then it is of shops filled with chocolate bunnies, eggs and hot cross buns. For many of us it may simply be a time to indulge in these goodies but what really is the meaning of all these things and should we be indulging? The BBC states the following: “Easter is the most important ...

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Charlie Hebdo Attack – An Islamic Perspective

All praise is due to Allah and may His choicest salutations continue to descend upon our Master and Leader MohammedSallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam. Respected Brothers and Sisters in Islam “O You who Believe! Let not some among you laugh at others; it may be that they are better than them, nor let some women laugh at other; it may be ...

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The Quality Of Mercy

We are approaching Ramadan, and this is a good time to pause and reflect on what this year’s month of fasting will mean to us. We know that Ramadan is made up of three sections, the first 10 days when we seek Allah’s mercy, the second period in which we double our efforts at repentance in order to gain forgiveness, ...

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Q. I always knew we can read quran and give the sawab to the deceased and I do this all the time for my late dad. Recently I was told this is wrong and the dead cant benefit from my reading. Please clarify as I’m now confused

A. There are numerous Ahadith to prove that the rewards of the Qur’an and good actions reach and benefit the deceased when performed on their behalf. Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (Radiyallahu Anhu) reports that the Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: When a person passes away, then all his actions cease except for three: a) Sadaqah Jaariyah (perpetuating charity), b) Knowledge ...

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