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Q&A – SADAQATUL FITR – Frequently Asked Questions

Nasihah (Advice): Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) has stated, “The fast remains suspended between the heavens and the earth until fitrah is discharged.” (Targheeb)     SADAQATUL FITR – Frequently Asked Questions   Q.What is the amount of Sadaqatul Fitr for this year, Ramadhaan/Shawwaal 1435 (2014)?   A. The amount varies depending on which part of the word you are living in, please ...

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The Reward of Haj

There are several deeds  which Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam has equated to the reward of Haj. Those who are not undertaking the Haj journey, may reap the reward of Haj by virtue of the following deeds:  1. Wudhu at home before attending Congregational Salaah: Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam has stated: “One who purifies himself (makes Wudhu) and leaves his home to attend the ...

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What Is Your Legacy?

 Sh. Mirza Yawar Baig muslimmatters.org A leader is remembered not by what he or she possessed or consumed, not by how much power they had or whether they were charming or beautiful, but by the legacy they leave behind. This is what I want to talk to you about; leaving a legacy. I want to start by saying two things ...

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Nasihah Advice

Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Salam (Radiyallahu Anhu) reports that the Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Make the greeting of Salaam common amongst yourselves, feed people, join family ties and pray Salaah when others are asleep, you will enter Jannah with ease” (Ibn Majah)

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Q. I would like to know if circimcision is compulsory for a revert. A christian man has reverted to Islam and is due to make nikah shortly. Is he compelled to be circumcised as a requirement of now being Muslim?

Q. I would like to know if circimcision is compulsory for a revert. A christian man has reverted to Islam and is due to make nikah shortly. Is he compelled to be circumcised as a requirement of now being Muslim?   A. Circumcision is not compulsory although emphasized. If the person feels that it will be a painful experience for ...

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Nasihah (Advice): Minding your own business

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (Radiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Part of the beauty of a person’s Islam is that a person does not concern himself with that which does not concern him” (Tirmizi, Hadith #: 2317)

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Shoulder to Shoulder

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Straighten your rows for I see you from behind my back.” Anas (radi Allahu anhu) said: “Each of us would adjoin his shoulder with that of his companion (the person standing next to him) and his foot with the foot of his companion.” [Bukhari]   A non-Muslim woman moved to ...

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Mark of Allah’s Friendship

A man asked the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam): “O Messenger of Allah! Who are the friends of Allah?” He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “They are those people whom when one looks at them is reminded of Allah.” [The Lives of the Sahabah by Maulana Muhammad Yusuf Kandhlawi]   There is a pair of best ...

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Depression

If one takes a just and unbiased look at the current condition of mankind in general and the Muslims in particular, in an era where technology is at its most advanced and civilization is at its most developed in economic, medical, military and informational terms, they will find that all this worldly knowledge, information and development is inherently deficient and ...

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Question and Answer:

Q. I recently read a Qurbani advert wherein there was a Qurbani scheme for a foreign country. As encouragement to contribute towards this scheme, the advert quoted the Hadith, “Whoever revives a Sunnah will get the reward of a hundred martyrs.” Is this reward applicable for Qurbani in lands where Qurbani is not prevalent? (Question published as received)  A. The Hadith in ...

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