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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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Oct11

Tahajjud – The Night Vigil Prayer

By: Sheikh Faraz Rabbani Source: MuslimVillage (originally sourced from SunniPath QA) There are many evidences in Qur’an and Sunnah proving the excellence and merits of praying Tahajjud – the night vigil prayer. This article explains the benefits, when and how to pray it. Allah Most High said, “Establish worship at the going down of the sun until the dark of the night, and (the recital of) the Qur’an at dawn. Lo! (the recital of) the Qur’an at dawn is ever witnessed. And some part of the night awake for its recital, as voluntary worship for you. It may be that your Lord will raise you to a praised estate.” [Qur’an, 17: 78-79] Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) reports that...

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Jun24

5 matters about fasting “the Six” of Shawwal

By: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Source: Seeker’s Hub The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Fasting Ramadan and following it with six days from Shawwal is like continual fasting.” [Muslim, on the authority of Abu Ayyub (Allah be pleased with him)] This is because the reward of actions is multiplied (at least) ten-fold. So Ramadan is like fasting 300 days, and the six days of Shawwal like fasting 60 days. The Prophet (ﷺ) himself stated this explictly: “Fasting Ramadan is like fasting ten months, and fasting six days [of Shawwal] is like fasting two months. That is like fasting a full year.” [Ahmad & Nasa’i] 1. Religiously recommended. Based on the outward purport of this hadith, the majority...

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