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A Day nobler than the two Eids

THE DAY OF JUMU’AH Every nation has an appointed day of celebration and worship, which they have chosen by themselves. The Jews chose Saturday as their day of worship whereas the Christians chose Sunday as theirs. However, Friday is such a day which Allah Ta’ala Himself chose as a day of worship, celebration and a distinguishing feature for the Muslims.

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A Beneficial treatment for Recurring Wounds

Some people suffer from recurring wounds and sores that cease to heal. Apart from the medical treatment of such wounds, the following should also be implemented. Shaykh ‘Ali ibnul Hasan ibn Shaqiq (rahimahullah) reports that he was by Imam ‘Abdullah Ibnul Mubarak (rahimahullah) when a man asked him, “O Abu ‘Abdir Rahman! A boil has emerged on my knee since seven years, I have tried different treatments and consulted many …

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Eid Greeting & Etiquette

When Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) emigrated from Makkah Mukarramah to Madinah Munawwarah, he learnt of the two days of festivity which the people had inherited from the time of Jahiliyyah (the pre-Islamic era). These two days of festivals were days of sport and amusement associated with evil and immoral customs. Rasulullah (Sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) then announced to the Muslims, “Allah Ta’ala has most certainly substituted these two days for you …

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The Shaytan is about to be Released!!

EQUIP YOURSELF AGAINST SHAYTAN’S ‘HEART ATTACK’! Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said, “The heart of the person who remains awake (in ibadat), desirous of attaining the promised rewards from Allah Ta’ala, during the night of Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha will not die on the day when (spiritual) hearts will be dead.” [Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1782]

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The Rules of Ramadan

The rules of Ramadan is a booklet written by Mufti Muhammad Shafi ‘Uthmani (rahimahullah) the first Grand Mufti of Pakistan. I translated and published it in 2004. It is a brief but comprehensive article on the basics of Fasting. One can easily read through it in a single sitting. View and download here  

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Status of the Famous Hadith on the Virtues of Ramadan

This an in-depth analysis of the Famous Hadith in which our Beloved Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) described Ramadan to the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) by my Friend and Colleague: Moulana Bilal Ali of Chicago, Director of www.darulhikmah.com, Founder of www.attahawi.com and www.ilmgate.com Question: There is a Hadith that divides Ramadan into three periods. Is this Hadith authentic? Reply: After a detailed analysis of all the corroboratory chains of the Hadith in question, it can be …

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Cure for Depression

Sayyiduna Anas bin Maalik (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that it was the noble practice of our beloved Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘Alaihi wasallam) after every Fardh Salah to place his right hand on his forehead (and in some narrations: on his head) and recite the following supplication: بِسْمِ اللهِ الذِيْ لا إلٰهَ إِلا هُوَ الرحْمٰنُ الرحِيم ، اللهُم أَذْهِبْ عَني الْهَم وَالحُزْن Bismillahillazhy laa ilaaha illa huwa-Rahmaanu-Raheem. Allahumma Azh-hib ‘annil-hamma wal-huzn. Translation: In the …

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The Virtue and Format of Salatut Tasbih

By Moulana Zeyad Danka The Virtues of Salatut Tasbih Salatut Tasbih is a very important and meritorious form of salah. This is evident from several Hadiths, wherein Rasulullah (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam) emphasised on it and enjoined it as a matter of great kindness and favour. As such, the ‘Ulama, Jurists, Muhadditheen, and Sufis throughout the centuries have been particular in offering this Salah.

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Authenticity of Salatut Tasbih

In these times of neglect towards din, its sad that some people prefer to discourage the masses from proven acts of worship. The sad part is that it’s all done in the name of promoting Islam! One such deed is: Salat al-Tasbih. In light of the great controversy regarding the authenticity of the Hadiths about Salat al-Tasbih, I present the following: The ruling regarding Salat al-Tasbih is that it is …

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