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The significance of Hajj

By: Abu Hudhaifa Muhammed Karolia Source: In the concluding ayah (verse) of The Bride of the Qur’an, Surah Rahman, Allah Ta’alah describes Himself as Master of Grandeur and Honour. In this light it is observed that the more than ninety-nine names of Allah Ta’alah belong to two major groups; those which expound Allah’s grandeur and majesty and those which expound His honour. The former are known as the attributes of jalal while the latter are called the attributes of jamal. Examples of the former are anger, punishment, might, power, ownership and kingdom. Mercy, compassion, generosity, tolerance, forgiveness, guidance and sustenance are examples of the latter. Because man has...

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The virtue of seeking knowledge

By: Khalid Baig Source: “And the believers should not all go out to fight. Of every troop of them, a party only should go forth, that they (who are left behind) may gain sound knowledge in religion, and that they may warn their folk when they return to them, so that they may guard themselves against evil.” (Al-Tauba 9:122) According to the renowned Quranic scholar, Abu Abd-Allah Al-Qartabi (d. 671 A.H.) this verse lays the foundation of Islam’s education policy. The goal of that education is described as seeking ‘tafaqquh fid deen‘, translated above (by Pickthall) as sound knowledge in religion. It can also be translated as sound understanding of...

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A word on taqwā (God-fearingness)

By: Mawlānā Muhammad Saleem Dhorat (may Allah protect him) Source: MuslimVillage What is taqwā (God-fearingness)? ‘Allāmah Sayyid Mahmūd Ālūsī Baghdādī (Allah have mercy in his soul) quoting a couplet, defines taqwā very beautifully: Abstain from all sins, minor and major, that is taqwā; Never underestimate a minor sin, because mountains and rocks form from the accumulation of small pebbles. Abstaining from all sins – major and minor – is taqwā. And one who adopts taqwā will become the Friend of Allāh (Most High). Today, when we begin to commit a sin, we say to ourselves, ‘Is this a major sin or a minor one? If it is a major sin, I should abstain from it and if it is a minor...

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