In The Name Of God The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate


Gaza: Hundreds detained during Ramadan

By: Zena Tahhan Source: Al Jazeera About 330 Palestinians across the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip have been detained by Israel since the start of Ramadan, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies has said. During the 20 days since June 6, when the Muslim holy month of fasting began, Israel has stepped up its raids on Palestinian towns, the centre’s director, Osama Shaheen, told Al Jazeera. “We noticed that the campaign of arrests against leaders and activists in Hebron has increased, especially due to the recent attack in Tel Aviv,” Shaheen said, referring to the June 9 shooting of four Israelis by Palestinians. According to the centre’s records,...

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A hidden gem of charity in Ramadan

By: MuslimVillage Source: MuslimVillage It is well known that the Messenger of Allah (Allah’s peace be upon him) said that the best charity is that which is given in Ramadan: On the authority of Thabit bin Anas: “…it was asked, ‘Which is the best charity?’ (The Prophet – Allah’s peace be upon him) said, ‘Charity in Ramadan.’” (Tirmidhi) In this month of abundant blessings, the types of charity that can be given are many but we would like to focus on one type of charity for which there is a great need, yet many are unaware of it. That hidden gem of charity is the giving or providing of water. Indeed, many of the great collections of hadith such as Bukhari and Ibn Majah have chapters or...

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Are you in need? Just ask Allah!

By: Jinan Bastaki Source: VirtualMosque “Is He [not best] who responds to the desperate one when he calls upon Him…” (Qur’an, 27:62) For whatever problem we have, whatever difficulty we find ourselves in, we have the most powerful weapon to ward off the pain that plagues us. It is the weapon of du`a’. We know with certainty that Allah is Al-Mujeeb (The Responsive). We have read many articles telling us about the importance of du`a’, but in order for our du`a’ to be truly meaningful, we must accompany that du`a’ with a certain brokenness in the heart. This brokenness is the feeling of utter need, submission and surrender to Allah, and realizing that truly it is only He who can get us out of...

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