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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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May25

Getting the most out of the last ten days of Ramdan

By: Abdul Malik Mujahid Source: Islamicity Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power) is described in the Quran as, “better than a thousand months” (97:3). Any action done on this night such as reciting the Quran, remembering Allah, etc. is better than acting for one thousand months which do not contain the night of Qadr. Allah’s Messenger (Allah’s peace be upon him) used to exert himself in devotion during the last ten nights to a greater extent than at any other time.” (Muslim). Allah’s peace and blessings be upon our beloved Prophet. Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) related that the Prophet (Allah’s peace be upon him) said: Look for Laylatul Qadr on an odd-numbered...

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May16

Forgiveness: The second ten of Ramadan

By: Zaynab Academy Source: Zaynab Academy Alhamdulillah, by the Grace of Allah, Most High, you have completed the first 10 days of Ramadan – the first Ashrah of Ramadan – you just prayed the 11th Taraweeh prayer and insha’Allah if you rise in the morning to see another day, you will intend to fast the 11th day of Ramadan. Our master, the Prophet (peace be upon him) mentioned in hadith that Ramadan has three parts: the first 10 days are mercy (rahmah) from Allah, Most High, the middle 10 days are forgiveness (maghfirah) from Allah, Most High, and the last 10 days are emancipation from the Hellfire. What we normally witness at the mosques is that the first few days of Ramadan, we have a...

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