The Prophet’s Hajj

In the tenth year of the Hijrah, or 632 AD, the Prophet Muhammad set out for Makkah to perform Hajj. This time about 100,000 believers accompanied him. This pilgrimage is commonly known as the Farewell Hajj. It was during this time that he explained the rules of Hajj and gave his famous speech, known as [...]

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Pilgrimage: the fifth pillar of Islam

Pilgrimage was ordained in the sixth year after the migration of the Prophet . It suffices for a pilgrim to do it once in a lifetime, and performing it more than once is voluntary. A Pilgrim whose Hajj is accepted by Allah is given the good tidings that he would return with all his sins [...]

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The significance of the month of Sha’ban

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger. The actions of people are presented to Allah in the month of Sha’ban, so the Prophet used to fast repeatedly in this month. ‘Aa'ishah, may [...]

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After Ramadan

Ramadan is just around the corner. It will be a great blessing for those of us who live to see it and pick its invaluable fruits. It is a time of Taqwa (piety), of Eeman (faith), and of Ihsaan (excellence). Its time for renovation of faith, for renewal of our pledge to Allah Almighty, for [...]

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Making up missed days of fasting

Excuses that exempt a person from Fasting: It is from the mercy of Allah and the easiness of the religion that we are allowed to break the fast if there is any danger, hardship or difficulty in it. Allah Says (what means): "...He (Allah) has chosen you and has not placed upon you in the [...]

2017-12-20T11:49:07+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Islam|

Nullifiers of fasting

The following acts, when done knowingly and deliberately in the days of Ramadan, will invalidate the fast. In addition to being considered great sins, a person committing one of these acts will have to continue fasting the rest of the day that he/she committed it, and he/she is also required to take certain measures of [...]

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The etiquettes of fasting

Suhoor (The pre-dawn meal) It is recommended to eat a pre-dawn meal and there is no sin upon one who does not do so. Anas reported that the Messenger of Allah said: “Eat a pre-dawn meal, for there are blessings in it.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] The reason is that it strengthens the fasting person, makes [...]

2017-12-20T11:49:07+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Islam|

Giving Food

Giving Food in Surah Al-Insaan (No.76): This is a good gesture of Allah's Mercy to Mention giving food in a Surah that is entitled "Al-Insaan". Allah The Exalted Says (what means): {And they give food in spite of love for it to the needy, the orphan, and the captive…} [Quran 76:8] Ibn ‘Abbaas, may Allah [...]

2017-12-20T11:49:07+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Islam|

Summary of Zakah rulings

The position of Zakah and the Basic Rule of Its Ordainment: Zakah is one of Islam’s pillars and great foundations. It is Joined by Allah The Almighty with prayer in many locations of His Glorious Book. The source of its obligation lies in the Quran, the Prophetic Sunnah and the consensus of the Islamic ummah. [...]

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The channels of Zakah

Allah Almighty classifies the eligible recipients of Zakah under eight categories. He, Almighty Says (what means): "Zakah expenditures are only for the poor and for the needy and for those employed to collect [Zakah] and for bringing hearts together [for Islam] and for freeing captives [or slaves] and for those in debt and for the [...]

2017-12-20T11:49:07+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Islam|

Zakat on agricultural products

Zakah is the most important pillar of Islam after Prayer. The word “Zakah” means both ‘purification’ and ‘growth’; so, our possessions are purified by setting aside a proportion for those in need. The obligatory nature of Zakah is firmly established in the Quran, the Sunnah, the consensus of the Prophet’s Companions, may Allah be pleased [...]

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