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Q. We live in US our eid is on 6th nov we give qurbani in Pakistan or India and usually they have eid 2 days after our,if they slaughter on 2nd or 3rd day of eid will our qurbani be valid?

Q. We live in US our eid is on 6th nov we give qurbani in Pakistan or India and usually they have eid 2 days after our,if they slaughter on 2nd or 3rd day of eid will our qurbani be valid?     A. The Fuqahaa have stated that it is preferable that one slaughters the Qurbani with one’s own ...

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Nasihah (Advice): The Benefit of Making Dua For Others

One effective way of having Duas answered is to make Dua for others. It is recorded in the Hadith that the Dua of a Muslim for the next Muslim in his absence is never rejected. In another Hadith, it is mentioned that when a person makes Dua for the next Muslim, an angel is appointed to say Ameen to his ...

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Muslims and Social Welfare – Have we lost the plot ?

Below is a letter received from a university medical student. It is reproduced with permission as it makes for thoughtful reading and Insha-Allah those thoughts may later transform into action. Names have been removed. I pray that you are well Moulana, I hoped to merely discuss something I’ve noticed. I may not be wholly correct and I am open to ...

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Orchard in Exchange for Jamaat

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Whoever neglects the Asr Prayer will have his (good) deeds nullified.” [Bukhari] Once Umar (radi Allahu anhu) went to his orchard. By the time he came back the congregational Prayer of Asr was over. He was very upset at this misfortune and uttered the exclamation of adversity, “Surely we belong ...

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The Friend’s Neighbour’s Brother

A man came to the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) and said, “Tell me an action which will ensure my entrance into the Garden.” The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Worship Allah and do not associate anything else with him. Establish the Prayer and pay the Zakat and maintain ties of kinship.” [Sahih ...

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Battle and Hajj in Alternate Years

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The dust (stirred up) in the Way of Allah and the Fire of Jahannam will never come together in the chest of a slave.” [Nasai]Abdullah Ibn al-Mubarak not only defended Islamic knowledge from being polluted by falsehood, heresy and deviancy, but he also defended Islam physically. He was a scholar ...

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Flee from the People of Innovation

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “When my Companions are mentioned, hold back; when the stars are mentioned (i.e. astrology), hold back; and when Allah’s Decree (al-Qadar) is mentioned, hold back.” [Tabarani in al-Mu`jam al-Kabir]These three matters are slippery slopes down which one may easily slide deep into heresy. For our safety, the Messenger of Allah ...

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Hold to the Sunnah with Your Teeth

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Surely, he who lives from among you will see much differing, so it is upon you to be upon my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the Rightly Guided Caliphs. Bite on to it with your back molar teeth and beware of newly invented matters, for verily, every newly invented matter ...

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From the Quran

Two years back when I gave a brief presentation on this topic, it stirred quite a controversy among the listeners who perhaps thought of heart, a mushy and bawling-over-love organ only, which has nothing to do with logic and is only less than three. But after two years of studying Quran, Hadith and Arabic, I stand my ground even firmer. ...

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Poems by Samina Farooq

Kaafiroon O disbelievers! Listen, O you! I don’t worship what you do Nor are you worshipers of what I worship Since you will never, why should I flip? So for you is your religion, for me is mine Between you and me, there’s a fine line Ikhlas He is Allah, He is one every other god we are to shun ...

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