Articles

Muharram

THE MONTH OF MUHARRAM The Rasul of Allah Ta’aala has described the fasts of this month as the best fasts after the month of Ramadaan. In a Hadith Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) is reported to have said: “The best of fasts besides the month of Ramadaan is the fasting of Allah’s month of Muharram and the best of Salaats besides …

Read More

History of Muslim in South Africa

Muslims were not represented in Parliament until the 1970’s, when the then National Party government introduced the tricameral system. The system assigned separate chambers of parliament, referred to respectively as the House of Delegates, House of Assembly, and House of Representatives to Indians, Whites, and Colored people. Africans were only allowed to exercise their political rights through their homelands or …

Read More

Appreciation of blessings

By Shaykhul Hadeeth Mufti Muhammad Taqi ‘Uthmaani Translated by Badrul Islam [Translator’s note: The staggering level of food wastage in Britain was on the news today (16th March 2007). It was on the news not because of the fact that it was being wasted, but because it was causing financial difficulties for local authority refuse collection departments. The solution being …

Read More

Circumcision

The most common types of genital operation differ from region to region but they can be described as follows. 1. Circumcision: the removal of the prepuce or hood of the clitoris 2. Clitoridectomy: the removal of the clitoris 3: Excision: The removal of the clitoris and all or part of the labia minora 4: Infibulation: The removal of the clitoris, …

Read More

15th sha’baan {laylatul bara’ah}

Allah Ta’ ala has, afforded His bondsmen certain selected opportunities whereby they may reap his infinite mercy and forgiveness. Some explicit examples of these occasions are the month of Ramadan and Laylatul Qadr.The night of the fifteenth of Shábaan is one such opportunity. Several Ahadith expound the tremendous merit of this occasion. Amongst them is the fact that countless people …

Read More

Let us make sincere our intention

Only after sitting down to write this article did it dawn upon me how difficult a challenge I was faced with. A good article is one which combines both clarity and simplicity with an appropriate choice of words, whilst ensuring the reader remains interested and is able to grasp the point being presented. Striking the correct balance between all these …

Read More

The month of Rajab

Rajab is the seventh month in the Islamic lunar calendar. This month was regarded as one of the sacred months (Al-Ashhur-al-hurum) in which battles were prohibited in the days of the Holy Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). It is also a prelude to the month of Ramadan, because Ramadan follows it after the intervening month of Sha’ban. Therefore, when the Holy …

Read More

7 Dont’s after a meal

Don’t smoke-Experiment from experts proves that smoking a cigarette after meal is comparable to smoking 10 cigarettes (chances of cancer is higher). * Don’t eat fruits immediately – Immediately eating fruits after meals will cause stomach to be bloated with air. Therefore take fruit 1-2 hr after meal or 1hr before meal. * Don’t drink tea – Because tea leaves …

Read More

Eid Al Adha

EID-AL-ADHA is celebrated on the tenth day of Dhil Hijjah, the 12th and the last month of the Islamic calendar. It is also very joyous day; it is a feast of self-sacrifice, commitment and obedience to Allah. It commemorates the great act of obedience to Allah by the Prophet Ibrahim (as) in showing his willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail …

Read More

Down Memory Well

Last night I lay awake unable to sleep, As I let my soul wander too deep. My heart was in doubt about Your Promise, No-one could give me solace. My soul left my body and my body left my cell, As I pulled up my pail from Memory Well. I journeyed back to the time of my birth, Not knowing …

Read More

Page 10 of 11« First...«7891011»