Beliefs (Aqaa’id)

al Israa and Mi’raaj (Ascension)

Miraaj (Night Journey)

“Exalted is He who took His Servant by night from al-Masjid al-Haram to al-Masjid al- Aqsaa, whose surroundings We have blessed, to show him of Our signs. Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Seeing”. [Surah …

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Tawheed – Oneness of God

Tawheed

Linguistically, the word Tawheed توحيد, in Arabic, means unification (to make something one). Islamically, it is in reference to Allaah being singled out alone, in all that is particular to Him. The opposite of Tawheed …

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15th Sha’baan, authentic or not?

15th Shabaan-bidah-or-not

There has been much confusion and controversy regarding this Laylatu Nisfu min-ash-Sha’baan or better known in the sub-continent as Shaab-e- Baraat. Literally In Arabic “Laylah” means “night”, “Nisf” means half, “min” means “from” and Sha’baan …

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Some Bid’ah Acts of 15th Sha’baan

bidah-acts-in-shabaan

SOME BID’AH PRACTICES ASSOCIATED WITH LAYLATU NISF-USH-SHA’BAAN (15TH SHA’BAAN) / SHABE-BARAAT The occasion of Laylatul Baraa-ah has become synonymous with some baseless beliefs and practices. 1. Burning lights and candles: Nothing has or can be …

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What Muslims Believe

The fundamental message of Islam is simple: To worship God (Allah) alone. The Quran (the revealed scripture of Islam) states: “Say, He is Allah , (who is) One, Allah , the Eternal Refuge. He neither …

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Jesus in Islam

Jesus is a figure who is loved and revered by billions of people the world over. Yet there is so much confusion surrounding the status of this colossal personality. Muslims and Christians both hold Jesus …

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Rajab and bid’ah acts in this month

The Mi’raaj (ascension to the heavens), Expedition of Tabook (9AH) and the capture of al-Quds (Jerusalem) by Salahuddin Ayyoobi comes to mind when one thinks of the month of Rajab. It is the seventh month …

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Follow Qur’an and Sunnah?

Question: A friend at university has joined a new group that has recently been hosting programs on various issues. Hence he no more strictly follows any of the four Imaams (Imaam Abu Hanifah, Imaam Shaafi, …

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Rabiul Awwal and Meelaadun Nabi

It is the blessed month of Rabiul Awwal, the month wherein our beloved Nabi Muhammad (Sallallhu Alayhi wa Sallam) was born and passed away. With this comes innovations (bid’ah) – actions not sanctioned by Muhammad …

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