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Apr10

The excellence of the month of Sha’ban

By: Mawlana Muhammad Saleem Dhorat Source: Islamic Da’wah Academy Sha’bān, the eighth Islamic month is second only to Ramadān in virtue, blessings and greatness. It is due to this virtue and greatness that the Prophet (Allah’s peace be upon him) used to emphasize its importance not only verbally but practically too. ‘Ā’ishah (Allah be pleased with her) narrates, “The Messenger of Allah (Allah’s peace be upon him) used to fast till we would say that he would never stop fasting and he would abandon fasting till we would say that he would never fast. I never saw The Messenger of Allah (Allah’s peace be upon him) fasting for a whole month except the month of Ramadān and...

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Feb09

A note on patience, resolve and success from the Quran

By: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Source: Seeker’s Guidance Surat ‘Ali `Imran – The Holy Qur’an – القرآن الكريم “Believers, be patient; outdo others in patience; remain resolute; and be mindful of Allah, in order that you may succeed.” [Qur’an, 3.200] Tafsir al-Jalalayn: O you who believe, be patient, in [performing] acts of obedience, in the face of afflictions and in refraining from acts of disobedience, and vie in patience, with the disbelievers, lest they be more patient than you; be steadfast, persist in the struggle; fear God, in all of your circumstances, so that you will prosper, [so that] you will win [(f: the Pleasure of Allah and) admittance to] Paradise and be delivered from...

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Oct21

The chilling truth about Halloween

By:  Ebrahim Moosa Source: Radio Islam Each year the night of October 31 is commemorated by some in the non Muslim world as Halloween. This is an occasion with unmistakeable pagan roots that has also been co-opted by some Christians. In South Africa, in recent years, with many Muslims having relocated into the ‘suburbs’ and with their children now attending former Model C schools, there has observably been an upsurge in the number of Muslims participating in observances and activities associated with Halloween. Whilst much of this participation ostensibly occurs in the name of fun, for a Muslim – guided by his/her own unique moral values – there are several compelling reasons why we should...

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