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The Significance of the 15th of Sha’ban

The 15th of Sha’ban, which is commonly referred to as “Laylatul Bara-ah” (refer: Tafsir Razi and Ruhul ma’ani, Surah 44. Ayah: 3) is one of the significant nights in the Islamic calendar. Ibnul Haj (rahimahullah) states: “The salaf (pious predecessors) would sanctify this night and prepare themselves for it in advance” (Al-Madkhal, vol.1 pg.299) Some people, due to being ill-informed actually refute the auspiciousness of this occasion. The following paragraphs serve …

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How to cherish your Husband

Islam is a balanced religion and addresses all sectors; the employer as well as the employee, the oppressor as well as the oppressed and so on. My previous article was addressed to the husbands, on how to inculcate the noble character of Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) in the home. This one is an attempt to balance the scale. Hereunder are a few Hadiths that guide the wife on how to cherish …

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The Best of You…

One of the great expositions of Almighty Allah’s divinity is the creation of the spouse. The system of procreation is in itself unique as well as divine. Mind boggling is the fact that the entire human race has been extracted from a single couple; Nabi Adam (‘alayhis salam) and Sayyidah Hawwa (radiyallahu ‘anha).

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Effort on Iman

We live in a world wherein many of us have distorted values of life. Among the choices of wealth, position, leisure and pleasure it is Iman that ranks above all. Here is a two part series of talks by My Beloved Father; Moulana Haroon Abasoomar saheb (rahimahullah) on the importance of making effort on our Iman: Part one Part two 24/10/2016

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Moulana Muhammad Yusuf Al-Binnory (rahimahullah)

Lineage Shaykh Muhammad Yusuf ibn Muhammad Zakariyya  Al-Binnory (rahimahullah) was a Sayyid; from the family of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam). His lineage goes back to Musa Kazim ibn Ja’far As-Sadiq ibn Muhammad Al-Baqir ibn Ali Zaynul ‘Abidin ibn Husayn ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib (radiyallahu ‘anhum). Moulana Muhammad Yusuf was called Al-Binnory because his grandfather stayed in the village of Binnor. Shaykh’s father was a pious ‘Alim who also wrote …

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Intricacies in Hadith grading

The purpose of this discussion is to illustrate that the conclusion of a particular Muhaddith is not necessarily final. Neither can it be enforced on others in the event of there being other legitimate opinions on that issue.   The system of grading Hadith is إجتهادى (Ijtihadi); open to difference of opinion. The procedure of classifying the merit of the narrators and the authenticity of the Hadiths is one which …

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The Crown of a Believer

The way we conduct ourselves speaks much of the values we hold. Likewise, the way we dress reflects our cultural heritage, religious values and speaks a language of its own. A religiously dressed person portrays piety and a definite set of values. ‘The Crown of a Believer’ is a book written by my colleague and friend; Mufti Husain Kadodia (may Allah protect him), in which he has detailed the status of …

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