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Apr23

On celebrating the night of the Isra and Mi’raj

By: Mufti Taqi Usmani Source: Mufti Taqi Usmani Rajab is the seventh month in the Islamic lunar calendar. This month was regarded as one of the sacred months (Al-Ashhur-al-hurum) in which battles were prohibited in the days of the Holy Prophet (Allah bless him with peace)  . It is also deemed to be a prelude to the month of Ramadan, because the month Ramadan follows it after the intervening month of Sha’ban. Therefore, when the Holy Prophet (Allah bless him with peace) sighted the moon of Rajab, he used to pray Allah in the following words: اللهم بارك لنا في رجب وشعبان وبلغنا رمضان O Allah, make the months of Rajab and Sha’ban blessed for us, and let us reach the month of Ramadan (i.e....

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Apr22

Salat: the Mi’raj of the believer

By: Nuruddin Zangi Source: Beneficial Ilm The greatest gift that Allah bestowed on the Muslim Ummah during the Mi’raj, or Ascent of the Prophet Muhammad (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam) is the 5 daily prayers. It is as if Allah Most High, out of His great generosity, wanted the rest of the Ummah to have their own mi’raj and so made our prayer our mi’raj. ‘The Prayer is the Ascension of the Believer’ is a famous Islamic teaching, attributed to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). I want to share my thoughts on some of the aspects that make this prayer like the mi’raj. 1) The Ascent of the Messenger of Allah took him to such a nearness to Allah, that the archangel Gabriel, made of light,...

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Apr21

There is no life without haya

By: Khalid Baig Source: Albalagh Imam Shu’bah ibn Hajjaj was riding his horse when Abdullah intercepted him. Abdullah was a known street urchin. Not only he was given to a life of sin, he was also unabashed about it. Imam Shu’bah knew that trouble was ahead when Abdullah stopped him. Shu’bah (d. 100 A.H) is known as the “Amirul Momineen fil hadith.” He is one of the foremost scholars of the science of Hadith Criticism. Abdullah knew his stature as a great hadith scholar, but he was bent on having some fun. “Shu’bah! Tell me a hadith,” he said with mischief in his eyes. “This is not the way to learn hadith,” Imam Shu’bah...

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