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June, 2020

  • 20 June

    Zakaat – A Perpetual Investment

    Every person’s heart’s desire is to earn an everlasting fortune – a fortune that never diminishes nor depletes at any time. Instead, its profits and returns continue to grow every second. How can such a fortune be acquired? The answer to this vital question is: invest in a perpetual investment …

  • 20 June

    Gender Equality

    Q: Muslim women are told that they should not leave their homes in order to work and that they are not allowed to interact freely with the opposite gender. Likewise, they are told that they should be obedient to their husbands. Does Islam not afford men and women equal rights, …

  • 20 June

    Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (radhiyallahu ‘anhu)

    Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was the first man to embrace Islam. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had bestowed him with the title of Al-Ateeq. The title Al-Ateeq means “the one who has been granted emancipation from the fire of Jahannum by Allah Ta’ala”. (Majma‘uz Zawaa’id #14289) There is consensus among …

  • 17 June

    The Great Sacrifice

    Qurbaani is one of the salient features of the Deen of Islam. It has been ordained upon us by Allah Ta’ala as a means of gaining His proximity and as a remembrance of the ultimate sacrifice of our father Hadhrat Ebrahim (Alaihis Salaam). Allah Ta’ala tested Hadhrat Ebrahim (Alaihis Salaam) …

  • 17 June

    Hajj and Qurbaani – The Legacy of Hazrat Ebrahim (‘alaihis salaam) and His Illustrious Family

    The days of Hajj are with us. Those who undertake this momentous journey will be constantly reminded of Hazrat Ebrahim (‘alaihis salaam), his wife, Hazrat Haajar (‘alaihas salaam), and his son, Hazrat Ismail (‘alaihis salaam). The Ka’bah Shareef that the haaji will perform tawaaf of was built by this illustrious …

March, 2019

  • 4 March

    The practice of joint waleemahs

    Q: In today’s times, we find the practice of a joint waleemah prevalent where the expenses of the waleemah are shared between the boy’s and girl’s party. Is this a Sunnah practice? In the Hadith of Tirmizi Shareef, it is mentioned that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) married Hazrat Safiyyah (Radhiyallahu Anha) …

November, 2018

  • 26 November

    The Greatest of Allah Ta’ala’s Creation

    At the break of dawn on Monday the 8th of Rabi-­ul-­Awwal, corresponding to April 570 A.D., in the Holy City of Makkah Mukarramah, in the house of Abu Taalib, the greatest of mankind, the leader of the progeny of Hazrat Aadam (‘alaihis salaam), Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was …

  • 24 November

    Should Women be Prevented from Attending the Congregational and Eid Salaah?

    Q: Why do the Ulamaa prevent women from attending the congregational salaah in the musjid or from attending the eid salaah, whereas it is recorded in the Ahaadith that in the era of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) the Sahaabiyyaat (radhiyallahu ‘anhunna) would attend the congregational salaah in the musjid? A: Firstly we must understand that Deen …

October, 2018

  • 8 October

    Acquiring Deeni Knowledge

    The purpose for acquiring Islamic knowledge The purpose for acquiring Islamic knowledge is in order for one to find the correct path to reach Allah Ta‘ala. Knowledge in itself is not the goal; rather it is a medium that leads one to the goal. The goal is to practise the …

September, 2018

  • 21 September

    Hajj and Umrah

    In the Mubaarak Hadith, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has resembled the Deen of Islam to a canopy which is supported on five pillars. The centre and main supporting pillar is the Shahaadah, while the remaining four pillars are Salaah, Zakaat, Fasting and Hajj. From the five pillars, the last pillar …

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