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Jun04

Sadaqat al-Fitr: the charity of Eid al-Fitr

By: Mufti Faraz ibn Adam Source: Ilm Gate The great Hanafi faqih (jurist) Imam Ibn al-Humam mentions: “Sadaqat al-Fitr is compulsory upon every free Muslim.” (Sharh Fath al-Qadir, 2:285) The Evidence All the scholars base their opinion on the following ahadith: ‘Abd Allah Ibn ‘Umar (Allah be pleased with him) narrates, “The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) enjoined the payment of one sa’ of dates or one sa’ of barley as Zakat al-Fitr on every Muslim slave or free, male or female, young or old, and he ordered that it be paid before the people went out to offer the ‘Id prayer.” (Sahih al-Bukhari, 1:409) ‘Abd Allah Ibn ‘Abbas (Allah be pleased with...

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May16

US pulls some staff from Iraq as Iran tensions rise

By: Michael Bowman Source: VOA News CAPITOL HILL — The United States on Wednesday ordered its non-emergency employees to leave Iraq, as American lawmakers worried openly about a potential march to war with Iran. The drawdown of personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and America’s consulate in Irbil came as the Trump administration warned of potential threats against American forces in the Middle East from Iran or Iranian-backed proxies. “This threat stream, let me tell you, is real,” said a senior State Department official on Wednesday. “This is an imminent threat to our personnel.” “I’ve seen all the intelligence because I have people on the ground. I...

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May16

Mid-Ramadan self improvement!

By: FAROUK A. PERU Source: The Muslim Vibe Ramadan is the time in the Islamic calendar where Muslims become more religious. Usually, before the commencement of the month, Muslims are told that the thawab (spiritual blessings of Ramadan) are a thousand times more than in other months. A thousand times is equivalent to eighty-three years of thawab so who would say no to that? So in addition to the fast, they also recite the Quran (usually at top speed since they want to finish it!) and perform the taraweh prayers (which also recites the Quran at top speed also since they want to finish it!). So yes, a busy month for Muslims. But what happen after Ramadan departs? Well, Eid happens and Eid is...

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