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Sep08

Devotion and generosity on Ashura

By: Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Source: Darul Iftaa MV Editor’s Note: Depending on when the sighting was declared in your region, the Day of Ashura would be around the 9th of September 2019. Many ‘Ulama encourage the giving of gifts, charity, and spending on one’s family on the day of Ashura. That is as a purely optional virtue in addition to prescribed fasting. What follows is a brief look at some of the narrations upon which those recommendations are based. There are two types of narrations related regarding these matters. The first concerning the virtue of giving general charity on the 10th of Muharram (Ashura), and the second concerning the virtue of spending specifically on...

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Aug31

The Islamic new year: a time for growth and improvement

By: Sheikh Haisam Farache Source: MuslimVillage.com Milestones are markers fundamental to the human psyche.  As we near the end of the calendar year, outside of the controversies surrounding the months of Ramadan and Zul Hijah, have we given any thought to the other months of the Hijri (Islamic) calendar?  In fact, could we even say that we know the Islamic months and could we recall them in order? It is especially imperative for Muslims living outside of Muslim majority nations to maintain a connection to Allah through the specific Prophetic acts of worship encouraged during each particular month and to understand the significance of the Islamic months as they relate to the life of a...

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Aug28

One Eid One Humanity-Christchurch Eid Festival bringing peace to healing communities

Ahbab-Al-Mustafa, Anthony Mundine, Mohamed Harby, Hussain Baba, Hussin Goss, April Yaghi, Yesmin Yaghi, Abby Yaghi, Alsu Kurlow, and Stephanie Kurlow By: Alsu Kurlow Source: MuslimVillage The Christchurch Eid Festival on 17th August was a celebration to mark Eid Al Adha and bring together the Muslim and wider Christchurch community in what has been a traumatic year for many. Due to wet weather conditions, the Christchurch Eid Festival had been relocated from McCormacks Bay reserve to Templeton Community Centre. Humanity triumphed despite the poor weather as crowds were treated to cultural and nasheed performances, motivational speakers, children’s attractions, a variety of food, stalls...

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