Islamic Events (Lifestyle)

Muharram 1438 AH


It is the birth of a new year once again. Here in SA, 01 Muharram 1438 coincided with 03 October 2016. I’ve been away from the site for a long time. So much has happened …

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Muharram 1437 AH

Muharram 1437

We welcome another blessed Islamic New Year. It is the eve of Muharram 1437 AH here in South Africa coinciding with the gregorian date 14 October 2015. We have sighted the moon and recited the …

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Fasting on the Day of Ashooraa’

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Fasting the day of ‘Ashoora’ expiates for the past year, because Rasoolullaah (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) said: “Fasting the day of ‘Arafah I hope Allaah will expiate thereby for the year before it and the …

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Muharram 1436 AH

Muharram 1436

Wishing all Muslims a prosperous and spiritually uplifting Islamic New Year! “O Allah Most High, We ask Thee for Maghfirah (forgiveness), Hidaayah (guidance), Sabr (patience) with strength, courage, fortitude, unshakeable Imaan (faith) and most of …

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Etiquette of ‘Eid

ِEttiquettes of Eid

The Sunnahs that the Muslim should observe on the day of Eid are as follows: 1 – Doing ghusl before going out to the prayer. It was narrated in a saheeh hadeeth in al-Muwatta’ and …

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I’tikaaf means to devote oneself for the worship of Allah by secluding oneself in a part of the House of Allah (Masjid) with the intention of i’tikaaf. I’tikaaf affords us the opportunity to purify the …

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ihraam for men

The literal meaning of Ihraam is to make haraam (forbidden). Once a pilgrim (Haaji) makes the intention (niyyah) of Hajj and ‘Umrah and says the Talbiyyah (labbaik), certain things which normally would be permissible to …

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Muharram 1435 AH- Ahlann!

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The month of Muharram is the first month of the Arabic year, and it is one of the four sacred months of Allaah. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):  “Verily, the number of months with …

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Virtue of Takbeer Tashreeq

Virtue of Takbeer Tashreeq

The first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah are venerated days. Allah takes an oath by them in the Qur-aan, and swearing by a thing is indicative of its importance and great benefit. Allah says (interpretation of …

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Meeqaats (Boundaries) for Ihraam

Meeqaat for ihraam

The meeqaats (places for donning ihraam) are five: Dhul Hulaifah, Al-Juhfah, Qarn-ul Manaazil, Yalamlam and Dhaatu ‘Irq. They are for those who live there and those who pass by them intending Hajj or ‘Umrah. If …

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