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The etiquettes of fasting

Suhoor (The pre-dawn meal) It is recommended to eat a pre-dawn meal and there is no sin upon one who does not do so. Anas, may Allaah be pleased with him, reported that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: “Eat a pre-dawn meal, for there are blessings... More

Dangerous Practices

The origin of April Fools’ day

Many theories have been put forward about how the tradition began. Unfortunately, none of them are conclusive. Thus, the origin of the “custom of making April fools” remains as much a mystery to us as it was back in 1708 CE. The most popular theory about the origin of... More

Interpretations of the Quran

The explanation of soorah Al-'Aadiyat (Those that run)

This soorah (Quranic chapter) is one of the short soorahs of the Quran coming in the thirtieth part of the Quran as the chapter number of 100. Herein is its explanation extracted from 'Tafseer Ibn Katheer', one of the most reliable books of Tafseer (interpretation): Text: In the... More

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