Aqeedah and Fiqh

ISLAMIC RULING ON CIVIL MARRIAGE

Marriage in Islam has essential “pillars” and conditions; if they are fulfilled then it is a valid marriage. The “pillars” are the proposal and acceptance. The proposal is where the woman’s wa…

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Ruling on Attending Loud Parties

The wedding parties in our country include drums, singing and dancing. Is there any sin on me if I go to the party and sit far away from where the singing is taking place, especially at weddings of my husband’s family and my family, where I can’t not go and help with permissible things such as cooking etc?.…

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FIVE WAYS TO DEAL WITH DISAPPOINTMENT

We are all inevitably going to face moments of disappointment in our life, disappointments from work,family,friends, society,and even ourselves. That’s the very nature of the world we live in, it’s not ideal it’s not perfect,and short comings are bound to happen from others and from ourselves. The questions then arise: …

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THE DOUBTFUL THINGS BETWEEN HALAL AND HARAM

On the authority of Abu 'Abdullah, Al-Nu'man Ibn Bashir both, who said : 'I heard Allah's Messenger say: "The Halal (lawful) is clear and the Haram (prohibited) is clear, and in between them there are some things that are doubtful ,which most people do not know - if they are Halal or Haram.…

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THE MERITS OF DHIKR

[Tafsir Mariful Qur’an Surah Baqarah Verse 152] Dhikr or ‘Remembrance’ essentially pertains to the heart, but in so far as the tongue is the interpreter of the heart the oral recitation of a Divine Name or a verse of the Holy Qur’an is also described as Dhikr.…

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A GUIDE FOR INTENDING PILGRIMS

NIYYAH 1 . The person who intends to perform Hajj must do so with the express niyyah of attaining Allah’s Pleasure, and to fulfil one’s fardh, and also to diligently carry out the Commands of Allah and His Rasool sallallahu alayhi wasallam. The rewards for deeds depend greatly on the niyyah that is formed. Sincerity is extremely important.…

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HADEETH: RIGHTS OF ISLAM

THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXTRACT FROM THE TREATISE OF HAZRAT MOULANA ASHRAF ALI THANWI (R.A.) TITLED “HUQOOQUL-ISLAM” (RIGHTS OF ISLAM): In the book At-targheeb wat-Tarheeb of Imam Asfahaani, a hadith of Hazrat Ali radhiyallahu anhu is narrated wherein the following general rights to be observe mutually among all Muslims are enlisted:…

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HEALTH IN ISLAM(1): A HOLISTIC APPROACH.

Islam comes from the root word “sa-la-ma”, as do the words Muslim (one who follows the message of Islam) and “salaam” (peace). The root word “Sa - la – ma” denotes peace, security, safety as it does submission and surrender to Almighty God.…

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THE BENEFITS OF BISMILLAH

If we were to give an exhaustive account of the benefits of the recitation of “Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim” we would need more than a single volume to do justice to it.…

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VIRTUES OF HAJJ

Abu Hurayrah radhiyallahu anhu reports that Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam said “Whoever performs Hajj for the sake of pleasing Allah and therein utters no word of evil, nor commits any evil deed, shall return from it as free from sin as the day on which his mother gave birth to him.”…

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HONESTY

When one's Fitrah (natural disposition) is sound and free from subservience to desires, the characteristic of honesty presents itself.…

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