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TARAWEEH

TARAWÎH PRAYER Tirawihah (pl. Tarawîh) is the pause observed after every four rakâhs of the Night Prayer during Ramadhân. The Tarawîh Prayer consists of twenty rakâhs and has the status of Sunnah both for the men and women. Rasulullâh Sallallâhu ‘alayhi wasallam observed this Prayer and after him his Companions also kept up the practice. It is independent of the …

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FASTING

THE FASTING   Its excellence: 1- On the authority of Abu Huraira: That the Messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) had said: Allah (the Exalted and the Glorious) said: Every deed done by the son of Adam is for him except the fasting, it is for Me and I reward with it, and …

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The Major Sins

The Major Sins Al-Kabair The major sins are those acts which have been forbidden by Allah in the Quran and by His Messenger (SAW) in the Sunnah (practise of the Prophet), and which have been made clear by the actions of of the first righteous generation of Muslims, the Companions of the Prophet (SAW). Allah Most High says in His …

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THE PROPHET DAWUD (peace be upon him)

THE PROPHET DAWUD (peace be upon him) Dawud (David) was not only an illustrious Prophet of the Israelites but he was also their king.  The Holy Qur’an affirms: “And Allah gave him the kingdom! and wisdom and taught him of that which He willed.” (2: 251). “(And it was said unto him) 0′ Dawud!To! We have set you as a …

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THE PROPHET YUSUF (peace be upon him)

THE PROPHET YUSUF (peace be upon him) The Prophet Ya’qub (peace be upon him) had twelve sons and one of them was called Yusuf (Joseph) whose life is full of many interesting: happenings.  He was a handsome and smart boy with polite habits and polished manners.  He bore a sound character.  He had an attractive personality.  The Prophet Ya’qub (peace …

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THE PROPHET YA’QUB (peace be upon him)

THE PROPHET YA’QUB (peace be upon him) Allah conveyed to the Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) glad tidings regarding the birth of elite Prophets, Ishaq and Ya’qub (peace be upon them).  The Holy Qur’an says: “We gave him Ishaq and Ya’qub.  Each of them We made a Prophet.  And We gave them of Our mercy and assigned to them …

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THE PROPHET ISHAQ (peace be upon him)

THE PROPHET ISHAQ (peace be upon him) Miraculous Birth of Prophet Ishaq (Isaac): The Prophet Ibrahim had two sons-Prophet Isma’il and Prophet Ishaq (peace be upon them).  The Prophet Ishaq (peace be upon him) was his second son born of Sarah, his wife.  When the Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) passed through an ordeal of sacrificing his affectionate son, …

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THE PROPHET ISMA’IL (peace be upon him)

THE PROPHET ISMA’IL (peace be upon him) Advent of Prophet Isma’il and Desertion by his Father: The Prophet Isma’il (peace be upon him) was the eldest son of Prophet Ibrahim (peace he upon him) by his second wife Hajira.  As he had no off-spring from his first wife Sarah, he entered into matrimonial allegiance with Hajira, a devoted lady.  He …

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THE PROPHET IBRAHIM (peace be upon him)

THE PROPHET IBRAHIM (peace be upon him) The Story of Abraham (Ibrahim), Ishmael (Isma’il), Isaac (Ishaaq), and Jacob (Yaqub) (Peace be upon them): Section One -The Story of Abraham (Peace be upon him) Some of the People of the Book stated that his name was Abraham Ibn Tarikh, Ibn Nahur, Ibn Sarough, Ibn Raghu, Ibn Phaligh, Ibn ‘Aher, Ibn Shalih, …

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THE PROPHET ISA (peace be upon him)

THE PROPHET ISA (peace be upon him) The Israelites had settled in the blessed land, Palestine.  They ruled for a long time.  They had a vast kingdom.  Allah, the Almighty chose many prophets from among them.  They followed the Holy Book, the Torah.  The Prophet Dawud (peace be upon him) and his son Prophet Sulaiman (peace be upon him) won …

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