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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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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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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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Become a Haafiz…And walk free

Across the Muslim World, governments are experimenting with a new exercise in offender management. A groundbreaking program that seeks to utilise the great transformative power of the Qur’aan to reform convicts and regulate prisoner populations. From the UAE, to Palestine, Saudi Arabia and even Iran, the memorisation of the Qur’aan or some parts of it, is being set as a ...

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Secrets of Surah Al-Kahf

Ever wondered why Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) asked us to recite Surah Al-Kahf every Friday? This surah has four stories in it, let’s explore what lessons can be learned from them: 1. The people of the cave It’s the story of young men who lived in a disbelieving town, so they decided to migrate for the sake of ...

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A Delightful Day in the Daulah

Humanity today stands at the dawn of a new age: an age of crumbling superpowers and tumbling economics. An age of uprising against tyrants, resistance against injustice and exposing of traitors. It’s an age where misinformation technology and media propaganda is backfiring  upon those who promote it,  an age when our open enemies, hidden enemies, open hypocrites, secret hypocrites, and collaborating ...

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5 things you probably didn’t know about Zam Zam

Fatima Haffejee – Cii News | 11 October 2014/16 Dhul Hijjah 1435 Whilst ongoing research continues to astonish scientists, more and more Muslims are relishing new research into the blessed water they have sourced tangible benefit from for centuries. For decades visitors of the holy land have gone as far as to bathe themselves in Zam-Zam, knowing nothing of its benefits ...

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Istighfar; Formulae for Seeking Forgiveness from the Glorious Qur’an

Istighfār (seeking forgiveness from Allāh ta‘ālā) has many virtues and benefits besides the greatest benefit, which is the forgiveness of Allāh ta‘ālā. The Prophet sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam said, “Whoever holds fast to istighfār, Allāh will create for him an exit from every difficulty and freedom from every sorrow and provide him from where he had not even imagined.” (Abu Dāwud) ...

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When to use of the Word Aameen

Based on online observations, it would appear that the word Aameen is being used very liberally by commenters on social media nowadays. That alone, does not render the usage sinful or reprehensible, but since its observance is very often inappropriate to the context in which the Aameen is used, this post seeks to educate on the meaning of this phrase ...

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A Bitter Pill

by Shaykh Mawlānā Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullāh Whilst I was once sitting with the students of the Jāme‘ah Riyādul ‘Uloom, I posed the following question to them: ‘Imagine two types of fruit: one very attractive and extremely sweet, though with the unfortunate characteristic that its sweetness lasts only for a few seconds and thereafter turns to bitterness; and another which is not ...

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