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Abraham and the sacrifice

By: Imam Kamil Mufti Source: It had been close to ten years since Abraham had left his wife and baby in Mecca in the care of God.  After a two month journey, he was surprised to find Mecca a lot different than how he had left it.  The joy of reunion was soon interrupted by a vision which was to be the ultimate test of his faith.  God commanded Abraham through a dream to sacrifice his son, the son he had had after years of prayers and had just met after a decade of separation. We know from the Quran that the child to be sacrificed was Ishmael, as God, when giving the glad tidings of the birth of Isaac to Abraham and Sarah, also gave the glad tidings of a grandson, Jacob...

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Not going on Hajj? Make the most of the first 10 of Dhul Hijja!

By: Ayesha Ismail Source: MV Editor’s Note: The first of Dhul Hijjah may occur on or around the 2nd or 3rd (or 3rd and 4th) of September 2016 depending on the sighting/start method. Therefore the first of the three days of Eid should be either the 11th or 12th (or 12th or 13th) of September. May Allah, Most High, accept from the Ummah. These dates are a rough projection please check with a local authority to be certain. The Prophet (PBUH) said, “There is no deed that is better in the sight of Allah or more greatly rewarded than a good deed done in the (first) ten days of Al-Adha”. It was asked, “Not even Jihad for the sake of Allah?” The Prophet (PBUH) replied, “Not...

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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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