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January, 2012

  • 30 January

    The Faraa’idh and Sunan of Janaazah Salaah

    There are Two Faraa’idh in Janaazah Salaah: To recite all the four Takbeers. To stand and perform the Janaazah Salaah if one is able.[1]   There are Three Sunnats in Janaazah Salaah: To read the Thana i.e. to praise Allah Ta’ala. To send salutations upon Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). To …

  • 28 January

    Miscellaneous Masaa’il of Ghusal

    Ruling of ghusal for a deceased male when there are no Muslim males present If a man passes away and there are no Muslim males present to give him ghusal, rather there are only females present, then: If he is married, his wife should give him ghusal. It is impermissible …

  • 28 January

    The Collapse of the Fourteen Towers of Kisra’s Palace

    On the eve of the birth of Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), an earthquake shook the palace of Kisra, the Persian King, causing fourteen towers of the palace to collapse. The fire in the temple of Persia, which had been burning continuously for a thousand years was suddenly extinguished and Lake …

  • 23 January

    Viewing the Face of the Deceased and Taking Photos of the Deceased

    It is only permissible for mahram women of a deceased male to see his face. Similarly only the mahram males may view the face of a deceased female.[1] It is not permissible to take photos of people who are living or people who have passed away. Hence, taking a photo …

December, 2011

  • 4 December

    Muharram and Aashura

    Muharram and Aashura It is the divine system of Allah Ta’ala that He has afforded special virtue and significance to certain things over others. From mankind, it is the Ambiyaa (Alayhimus Salaam) who have been blessed with the highest status and most distinguished position over others. From the different places …

  • 3 December

    The Final Moments

    Every soul shall taste of death. (Surah Aal-e-Imraan: 185) Death is an inevitable event which no man can escape. As such, the reality of death is something which is accepted by both the believer and disbeliever. As far as a disbeliever is concerned, he views death as a terminating point …

November, 2011

  • 23 November

    Sunnats and Aadaab (Etiquettes) upon awakening – 1

    Before sleeping, we are taught to recite the masnoon duas and remember Allah Ta‘ala. Among the masnoon duas before sleeping, is the following dua:

    O Allah Ta‘ala, with Your name do I die and live.

    In this dua, sleep has been resembled to death, due to the fact that when a person sleeps, he loses his senses and consciousness.

  • 21 November

    Incident of the People of the Elephants

    The incident of the people of the elephants occurred approximately fifty five days prior to the birth of Rasulullah (Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam). An entire Surah of the Qur’aan Shareef has been dedicated to this incident, the details of which have been recorded in the books of Tafseer, Hadith and Seerat. …

September, 2011

  • 30 September

    The skin of the Qurbaani animal

    Q: What should be done with the skin of the Qurbaani animal? A: One can use the skin of the Qurbaani animal for one’s personal needs. Similarly, gifting it or giving it in charity to the poor is permissible. (ويتصدق بجلدها) لأنه جزء منها (أو يعمل منه آلة تستعمل في …

  • 30 September

    Distributing the meat of the Qurbaani animal

    Q: What should be done with the Qurbaani meat? A: The Qurbaani meat can be consumed by oneself, family, friends, etc. It is preferable to give one third of the meat in charity. ويستحب أن يأكل من أضحيته و يطعم منها غيره و الأفضل أن يتصدق بالثلث و يتخذ الثلث …

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