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Al Qasim ibn Muhammad – the grandson of Abu Bakr (ra)

By: Osman Nuri Topbaş Source: Osman Nuri Topbaş Al Qasim ibn Muhammad was the grandson of Abu Bakr as-Siddiq (may Allah be pleased with him). He was born in the 30th year after the hijrah, which corresponds to the year 650 AD. He is the cousin of Zayn al-Abideen, the great-grandson of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him). Ja’far as-Sadiq is the grandson of Qasim ibn Muhammad. When Abu Bakr’s son, Muhammad, was martyred in Egypt, his son Qasim was left an orphan at 6 years old. His paternal aunt, Aisha (may Allah be pleased with him), then raised him[1]. Qasim ibn Muhammad relates the following anecdote from his childhood, which shows his closeness to his aunt: “On the...

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When the screen invades the masjid

By: Haqqseeker Source: MuslimVillage The screen. It was, at one time, only found in cinemas but now it has sneaked into our homes and then made its way to our pockets or purses and ultimately found its way to our hearts. If you think the story of the screen’s journey ends there then you are wrong. The screen has now crept into the Masjid, the Sacred House of Allah, as well – thanks to some brothers who cannot part with their smartphones. Isn’t it wise and prudent that you leave your phones at home, in the office or in your car when you come to communicate with Allah, our Master? You know that sometimes you must carry currency notes in your pockets when you come to the Masjid....

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The Virtues of Friday (Jummah)

By: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Source: SunniPath It is recommended to recite Surat al-Kahf completely the night before Friday, and it is also recommended to do so Friday itself, before Maghrib time. Ibn Abidin said, And it is best to do so early on Friday, in order to rush to the good and to avoid forgetting.  [Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar, Bab al-Jumu`ah] The evidence for it being recommended includes the hadith related by Hakim and Bayhaqi, from Abu Sa`id (Allah be pleased with him), Whoever recites Surat al-Kahf on Friday, light shall shine forth for him between the two Fridays. [Ibn Hajar, Talkhis al-Habir] It is mentioned in Heavenly Ornaments, by Imam al-Tahanawi: The Virtues of...

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