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Virtues of visiting the sick

Every community has people who fall ill. In Islam, we are encouraged to visit such people and not to neglect them. The extent of the importance of this can be gauged from the five authentic Hadiths below: Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “Whomsoever visits a sick person or visits his brother for the sake of Allah Ta’ala, a caller calls out, ‘You have …

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Qurbani/Udhiyah, with your own hands

Its a trend nowadays for people to have their Qurbani/Udhiyah animal slaughtered by others, at some far off farm, or even abroad. Whilst there may be justifiable reason for some, one should consider the following: Several Hadiths mention that, On the day of ‘Eidul Adha, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) would not eat anything until he returned [from the ‘Eid Salah]. Then he would eat the liver of his own animal …

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The Brotherhood of Islam

Muhaddithul ‘Asr, ‘Allamah Muhammad Yusuf Al Binnory (rahimahullah) wrote an inspiring article on the topic of brotherhood in Islam. Hereunder is a summarized English translation of that article which was written in Urdu. May Allah Ta’ala inspire us to follow these heart-rendering advices. ‘Islam has connected all Muslims together in one united relationship. In Islam, there is no distinguishing between Arab and non-Arab, Westerner and Easterner, White and Black. All …

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The Sunnah of entertaining the guest

The Sunnah of entertaining the guest Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Whosoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should honour his guest.’ (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 6018)   Another version of this Hadith states: ‘Hospitality is [very recommended] for three days. Whatever is beyond that is sadaqah [charity].’ (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 6019 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1726)   Hosting and entertaining guests is …

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The Great Virtue for Supporting a Student of Islamic Knowledge

There was a person studying by the Famous, Maliki Scholar (who was the son of another great Maliki Scholar); Imam Muhammad ibn Sahnun (rahimahumallah). This student’s father came to the teacher (and what an excellent father he was). He said to the Teacher: I will take care of my son’s expenses by working myself, so I do not distract him from him studies. Imam Ibn Sahnun (rahimahullah) replied: ‘Do you …

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The challenges (fitnahs) of the Ummah

From the pen of Shaykh Binnory (rahimahullah)  ‘Allamah Binnory (rahimahullah) wrote a comprehensive article that highlights the various fitnahs that the Ummah faces, especially when engaging in acts of good. This article is a great source of guidance for one and all; the learned, the preacher, the charitable, and every Muslim in general. In addition to the problem, ‘Allamah Binnory also sheds light on the causes and remedies. Hereunder is a …

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Allamah Kawthari (rahimahullah)

‘Allamah Muhammad Zahid Al-Kawthari (rahimahullah) was among the most unique and spectacular Hanafi ‘Ulama of his time. Birth & early studies He was born in a small city near Duzce, Turkey, in the year 1296 A.H (1879). He began his quest for knowledge in Duzce itself until the age of 15. After first acquiring preliminary knowledge in Fiqh, Hadith, etc. with his father, he then began to benefit from other …

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The much needed System of Waqf (Endowment)

Below is a recent post written by my friend and colleague; Mufti Abdullah Nana of California, USA. The topic is extremely crucial for the long term preservation of ‘non-government backed’ Islamic Institutions. With his permission, I have edited it and reproduced it below. Please read through this carefully. May Allah Ta’ala grant us all tawfiq to take an active part in such noble causes. Amin.   A recent inspirational occurrence …

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Du’a for a New Year

At the approach of a New Year or month, the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) would recite the following du’a. Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Hisham (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) would learn the following du’a for when the new month or New Year would begin: اللّٰهُمَّ أَدْخِلْهُ عَلَيْنا بِالأَمْنِ وَالإِيمان وَالسَّلامَةِ وَالإسْلام وَرِضْوَانٍ مِّنَ الرَّحْمٰن وِجوارٍ مِّنَ الشَّيْطان Allahumma adkhilhu ‘alayna bil amni wal iman, was salamati wal islam, wa …

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Du’a when welcoming a Haji

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu’anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said the following to a returning Haji: قَبِلَ اللهُ حَجَّك ، وَغَفَرَ ذَنْبَكَ، وَاَخْلَفَ نَفَقَتَكَ ‘Qabilallahu hajjaka, wa ghafara dhambaka, wa akhlafa nafaqatak.’ Translation: May Allah accept your Haj, may He forgive your sins and may He replace your expenditure. (Ibnus Sunni, Hadith: 506 and Kitabud Du’a of Tabarani, Hadith: 829. Also see: Majma’uz zawaid, vol.3 pg.211 , Al-Adhkar, Hadith: 685 …

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