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  • The month of Sha’baan - I

    Sha’ban is the name of the (eighth) month, and it is so called because in this month the Arabs used to disperse (tasha’aba) in search of water, or it was said that they dispersed to carry out raids and forays. Or it was said that it is so called because it sha’aba (branches out or emerges) i.e., it appears between the months of Rajab.. More

  • The month of Sha’ban - II

    Another benefit of fasting in Sha’ban is that it is a kind of training for the Ramadan fast, in case a person finds it difficult to fast when Ramadan starts; if he fasts in Sha’ban he will have gotten used to fasting and he will feel strong and energetic when Ramadan comes. Sha’ban is like an introduction to Ramadan and it has some.. More

  • Fasting during Sha’ban

    This is the great month of Sha`ban, most of which our beloved Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to fast. It is of paramount importance for us to keep alive this Sunnah and use it to get ready for the best time of the year to be a Muslim and feel like a Muslim—the month following this one, blessed Ramadan. And what can be a better.. More

  • Sha'baan: A Blessed Month that People Neglect - III

    It was narrated on the authority of ‘Ikrimah, may Allah have mercy upon him, and other scholars of Tafseer(exegesis) that the verse in which Allah The Exalted Says (what means): {On that night is made distinct every precise matter}[Quran 44:4] refers to the night of mid-Sha’baan. The correct interpretation is that it refers to the Night.. More

  • Sha'baan: A Blessed Month that People Neglect - II

    The wisdom of fasting Sha’baan more than other months: Ibn Al Qayyim, may Allah have mercy on him, said in Tahtheeb As-Sunan, “There are three points about fasting the month of Sha’baan more than other months: First: the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to fast three days every month. Perhaps he was busy and could.. More

  • Sha'baan: A Blessed Month that People Neglect - I

    These days we are living a season of profitable trade with Allah The Almighty, namely; the days of the month of Sha’baan which many people neglect. Here are some of the rulings and virtues of this month: The virtue of fasting: Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa.. More

  • Zamzam Water: The history & significance -I

    Introduction Allah has made all living creatures out of water. People require water for almost everything; for agriculture, construction, transportation, and for cooling and heating. But not all water carries the same value and significance? Muslims refer to the water of Zamzam as something revered and unique. They crave this mysterious liquid and.. More

  • Zakat on agricultural products

    Zakah is the most important pillar of Islam after Prayer. The word “Zakah” means both ‘purification’ and ‘growth’; so, our possessions are purified by setting aside a proportion for those in need. The obligatory nature of Zakah is firmly established in the Quran, the Sunnah, the consensus of the Prophet’s, sallallaahu.. More

  • Combining two prayers

    It is allowed for a person to combine the Thuhr (noon) and 'Asr (afternoon) prayers, or the Maghrib (sunset) and 'Ishaa' (night) prayers, during the time of either prayer, if he is in one of the following circumstances: 1. Combining two prayers at 'Arafah and Al-Muzdalifah: When one is performing Hajj, he should combine the Thuhr and 'Asr prayers.. More

  • 17 Benefits of Zakah

    Benefits and wisdom of the individual and social Zakah are as follows: 1- Perfecting and completing the Islam of a slave because it is one of the pillars of Islam. So, if one does it, his Islam will be complete and perfect. There is absolutely no doubt that this is a great aim for every Muslim individual. Actually, every Muslim individual seeks to.. More

  • The Prayer: Its prerequisites and essentials – II

    The essentials of prayer The essentials of prayer are: (1) Saying the opening takbeer: It is done when one commences with prayer by saying “Allahu Akbar” (Allah is the greatest) while raising the hands to shoulder level with the palms facing forward. The Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: “The key to prayer is purification,.. More

  • The Prayer: Its prerequisites and essentials – I

    In Islam, performing the Prayer is the most important, mandatory act after the testimony of faith. The Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: “The head of the matter is Islam, its pillar is the Prayer...”[At-Tirmithi] It is the last thing, the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, recommended to his nation before he, sallallaahu.. More

  • The Night Prayer (Qiyam Al-Layl)

    What is Qiyam Al-Layl? Qiyam' means 'standing' and 'Qiyam al-Layl' means 'standing in night.' In the Islamic terminology, both terms refer to 'the voluntary night prayer, whose time extends from after 'Ishaa’ (evening) prayer until dawn.' Qiyam al-Layl is also known as Tahajjud. A widespread misconception is that Tahajjud is a different night.. More

  • Longing for Ramadan - I

    Recognising and appreciating the great favours of Allah, among which are the virtues of certain seasons and the opportunity of worshipping Allah during them: Imaam Ibn Rajab, may Allah have mercy upon him, said: “Allah has made some months more virtuous than others just as He has made some days and nights more virtuous than others; an example.. More

  • Summary of Zakah rulings

    The position of Zakah and the Basic Rule of Its Ordainment: Zakah is one of Islam’s pillars and great foundations. It is Joined by Allah The Almighty with prayer in many locations of His Glorious Book. The source of its obligation lies in the Quran, the Prophetic Sunnah and the consensus of the Islamic ummah. Concerning the Book of Allah The.. More