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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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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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The Illusion of “Perfect”

Yasmin Mogahed August 13 at 12:54pm · As someone who has struggled with depression my entire life, I’m grateful that it’s finally being talked about. It is, of course, tragic that it took the suicide of a comedian to make it happen. In an age of selfies and photoshopped Facebooks, it’s hard to resist the impending need to display our false ...

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The Delight of Selflessness

By Abu Muhammad Yusuf eislam.co.za Sacrifice is part of nature. The excruciating pain a mother endures patiently at childbirth, the years a teacher spends in educating children, the medical personal who attend to accident scenes in the dead of night, the police who patrol the streets during odd times and extreme weather, the Mujahideen who protect the borders of Islam, ...

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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 Muslim’s Response to Ongoing Tragedies? Don’t Despair!

Hesham A. Hassaballa “Never give up hope of Allah’s Soothing Mercy: truly, no one despairs of Allah’s Soothing Mercy except those who have no faith. (Quran, 12:87)” It has been a rough summer. While everyone around the world was trying – as best as possible during the long and hot Ramadan — to fast and re-connect with Allah, the horrific images from ...

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Will the Real Muslim Men please stand up?

Bint Ahmed Sulaymaan – Comment Chivalry is dead. And so is femininity. They died when the exploitation of women and feminism were born. Their murder was prolonged and painful, like that of cutting steak with a butter knife. We’re living in a world of too many pseudo men (feminists and the like), men in touch with their feminine side, metrosexual men ...

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The cycle of “War” within our homes

Adults must model the kind of behaviour and world that they want for their children. It requires them to look at themselves in a very deep and responsible way and make changes that will help them not to pass on their own old injuries onto their children. What the parents share are children. When parents continuously fight the house becomes ...

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