Category: Info & Advice

Essential Muslim Tips for the Cape Town Water Crisis

‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr ibn al-‘Aas (RA) narrated that the Prophet (SAW) passed by Sa‘d when he was performing wudhu, and he said, “What is this extravagance, O Sa‘d?” He said: Can there be any extravagance in wudhu’? He said, “Yes, even if you are on the bank of a flowing river.” **Read note 1. Cape Town has been experiencing one of the worst droughts in years, and thus Capetonians have been employing various methods of water conservation to delay the impending Day ZERO. However, as Day ZERO fast approaches; talks have now shifted to “how will we get by?“....

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Free Ramadan eBook: The Month of Mercy

What should you be doing this Ramadan. Perhaps your knowledge is a little rusty. Maybe you’re seeking information. Download this free ebook to simplify, focus and clarify your understanding. By downloading this guide you will learn about: The virtues of fasting Preparation for Ramadan Important matters during fasting for Muslim women Actions that break the fast and matters that do not invalidate the fast Tarawih, Laylatul-Qadr, I’tikaf, Zakatul-Fitr and Eidul-Fitr Download eBook...

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Sabr is not Suffering in Silence #3

Transcript PART 3 View Transcript Part 1 | Part 2  [View Notes at the bottom by SketchyUmmah.com] Tawakkal (Reliance on God) A lot of time what keeps a woman or a man in an abusive relationship is that they are afraid or they don’t know how they are going to provide for themselves. They are afraid of the provision of being cut off, or afraid of something happening to them or to their children. Basically, it’s a fear of the unknown. It’s a fear of how I’m going to get out. It is this feeling of being trapped, of...

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Sabr is not Suffering in Silence #2

Sabr is not Suffering in Silence – Part 2 See also Transcript Part 1 |  Part 3 [View the sketchy notes at the bottom, by SketchyUmmah.com] A part of taking care of our body that belongs to Allah is not letting anyone harm it, not letting anyone oppress it, not letting anyone take over it. So we have to be careful to see it (our body) in this context. It is an amanah (a trust) Allah has given you; your dignity, your body, your health. All of these things were given to you by Allah for one single purpose,...

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Should Women Lower their Gaze?

In the age of modernity, it seems that the days of lowering one’s gaze have dissipated along with multi-levels of modesty. The young are found strutting about in competition to catch the eye of the opposite gender rather than to conceal their beauty. The islamic perspective has been watered down. So who is supposed to lower their gaze? The man or the woman? The girl or the guy? “Tell the believing men to lower their gaze and be modest. That is purer for them. Lo! Allah is Aware of what they do. And tell the believing women to lower...

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