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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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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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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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Lower your gaze and Raise your Status

This is a story of one of the companions of Rasulullah SAW whose name was Tha’laba ibn Abdur rahman RA. He was a young man about the age of 16 and he would always run errands for Nabi Muhammad SAW. One day Rasulullah SAW sent Tha’laba RA to do something for him (SAW). As Tha’laba RA was walking through the ...

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Welcome My Chief!

A Companion (radi Allahu anhu) said, “O Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam), I have a wife. When I meet her she says, ‘Welcome my chief and the chief of my household.’ When she finds me in a sad mood she says, ‘Why worry about this world when the provision for your afterlife is being earned (anyway)?’” Upon ...

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Book of Fate

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Bear in mind that if all the people combined together to grant you some benefit, they would not be able to do it unless Allah has determined it for you. And that if all of them combined together to do you harm, they would not be able to do it unless Allah ...

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