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Monthly Archives: July 2011

First Tarawih salaah (prayers)

Tarawih salaah is prayed in pairs of two and can be prayed in at least 20 rakaah according to the two major Immaams – Abu Hanifah (Hanafis) and Imaam Shafi’ee (Shaafis). Alhamdulillah (All praise is …

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Ramadhaan Mubaarak to you all!

Ramadhaan is here! When I heard a few minutes ago that the hilaal has been sighted, I shouted “Allahu Akbar!” and the tears just started to run down my face. I am so grateful that …

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Dua to be Recited at the Approach of Ramadhaan

Sayyidunaa Ubaadah bin Saamit (radhiyAllahu anhu) narrates that Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam) used to teach the Sahaabah (radhiyAllahu anhum) the following Dua at the approach of the Month of Ramadhaan: “O Allah! Safeguard me …

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Abdur Raheem Green (video)

A very inspirational and dynamic speaker is revert Abdur Raheem Green. Born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania (in the then British Empire) to British parents. His father, Gavin Green was a colonial administrator. He later joined Barclays …

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‘Abdur-Rahmaan bin ‘Awf (Radhiyallahu ‘Anhu)

His name in Jahiliyyah days was Abu Amr, but when he accepted Islam the noble Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam) called him Abdur Rahmaan - the servant of the Beneficent Allah. Abdur Rahmaan, the son of  Awf, son of  Abd alharith, son of Zahra, son of  Kilab, was one of the first eight persons to accept Islam. He did so even before the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam) entered Daar al Arqam (Arqam’s) house to meet his faithful Companions(Sahaabah). When Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu anhu) preached Islam to him together with Uthmaan ibn Affaan (radhiyallahu anhu), Zubair ibn al Awaam (radhiyallahu anhu), Talhah ibn ‘Ubaidullah (radhiyallahu anhu) and Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqaas (radhiyallahu anhu), he declared the shahaadah to the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam), only two days after the Abu Bakr's (radhiyallahu anhu) embracing Islam. He is known for his generosity in Islam.

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Moulana Yunus Patel passes away

Moulana Yunus Patel of Durban, South Africa passed away in the Haram of Makkah Mukarramah on the night of 10 Sha’baan 1432 AH/12 July 2011. Sayyidunaa Anas bin Malik (radiyallahu anhu) reports that Rasoolullah (Sallallahu …

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Sha’baan 2011 is almost over…

We know that Sha’baan is a great month wherein we prepare ourselves spiritually for the Holy month of Ramadhaan. Ummul Mu’mineen (The Mother of the Believers) Sayyiditinaa Aa’ishah (radhiyallahu anha) said “Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alayhi wa …

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I’tikaaf in al ‘Aqsa 2011/1432 AH

All praise and thanks be to Allah and may His peace and blessings be upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad(Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam). Insha’allah on the 15th of August Muslim brothers from South Africa are planning …

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