Category: Info & Advice

5 Things to do on Eid

The following acts are prescribed as Sunnah at the beginning of the day of ‘Eid-ul-Fitr before proceeding to the Eid prayer: 1. Ghusl ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu anhu) used to take a bath on the day of al-Fitr before coming to the prayer-place. (reported in al-Muwatta’) 2. Eating Dates Before Leaving One’s Home for Eid Salaah “The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alayhi wassallam) would not go out on the morning of Eid al-Fitr until he had eaten some dates… and he would eat an odd number.” (Bukhari) 3. Takbeeh Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar La Ilaha Ila Allah Wa Allahu...

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Growing from Ramadan to Ramadan

We never know if we’re going to see the next Ramadan. May Allah swt allow us to experience many more Ramadeen. Ameen.   We are already on the last 10 days of Ramadan, and as we seek out the auspicious night of Laylatul Qadr we should also have a plan to maximise benefit during this time. And it should also be something we can take forward into our lives. Here are 10 things I have managed to implement into my life since last Ramadan, by the grace and mercy of Allah swt. They are simple things that have grown...

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The Last Sermon of the Prophet SAWS

This sermon was delivered on the Ninth Day of Dhul Hijjah 10 A.H. in the ‘Uranah valley of Mount Arafat’ (in Mecca). After praising, and thanking Allah he said: “O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I know not whether after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again. Therefore listen to what I am saying to you very carefully and TAKE THESE WORDS TO THOSE WHO COULD NOT BE PRESENT HERE TODAY. O People, just as you regard this month, this day, this city as Sacred, so regard the life and property of every Muslim as...

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Mind your Manners : Muslimahs in the Masjid

I’m not going to delve into the fiqh and ahadith  focus of women being allowed in the masaajid. In the time of Nabi SAWS, they were allowed and that’s the framework that we will adhere to for this article. Having attended taraweeh at the NMJ Islamic center again this year there’s been a mix of feelings and experiences when interacting with the sisters in Durban. The 1st of Ramadan i found myself seated in the first saf, and for the entire Esha salah, and up until the 10th rakahs of the taraweeh, there was a two year old running...

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