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  • The history of 'Aashooraa'

    Muslims must fear Allah and take lessons from what He has told us in the Noble Quran regarding the Prophets and Messengers of Allah and the previous nations. Allah Says (what means): “There was certainly in their stories a lesson for those of understanding. Never was the Quran a narration invented, but a confirmation of what was before it and.. More

  • The virtues of Muharram and fasting on ‘Aashooraa’ - II

    Which day is ‘Aashooraa’? Ibn Qudaamah, may Allah have mercy on him, said: “‘Aashooraa’ is the tenth day of Muharram..”. It was what was reported by Ibn ‘Abbaas, who said: ‘The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam,commanded us to fast ‘Aashooraa’, the tenth day of Muharram.’.. More

  • The month of Muharram

    There is manifest wisdom in the alternation of the days and nights and in the succession of months and years. It is incumbent upon us that we utilize the days and nights by performing righteous deeds within them and differ from those who fill their time with evil deeds until death overtakes them. Allah has given us two indicators in the day.. More

  • The virtues of Muharram and fasting on ‘Aashooraa’ - I

    Allah’s sacred month of Muharram is a blessed and important month. It is the first month of the Hijri calendar (Islamic calendar which started with the Prophet’s migration from Makkah to Madeenah) and is one of the four sacred months concerning which Allah Says (what means): "Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve months.. More

  • The beginning of a New Islamic Year

    This week marks the beginning of a new Islamic year, which was initiated after the Hijrah, or emigration, of Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, and which marked the formation of the first Muslim nation within an independent Islamic territory under the rule of Muslims. The Muslims had no formal annual calendar until the caliphate of.. More

  • The virtues of Muharram and fasting on 'Aashooraa' – III

    Not relying too much on the reward for fasting Some people rely too much on things like fasting on ‘Aashooraa’ or the day of ‘Arafah, to the extent that some of them say: “Fasting on ‘Aashooraa’ will expiate for the sins of the whole year, and fasting on the day of ‘Arafah will bring extra rewards.” Ibn Al-Qayyim, may Allah.. More

  • A new Hijri Year

    We are currently bidding farewell to a year that will be a witness for or against us. We will very soon be receiving a new year. A segment of man’s life has just finished and the more days pass by, the closer we draw to the Hereafter. Imaam Al-Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy upon him, said: “O son of Aadam! You are but a collection of.. More