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Denying the existence of Jinn

The word Jinn comes from an Arabic root meaning “hidden from sight”. To deny the existence of Jinn is an act of Kufr, apostasy, for it is denial of what is confirmed by the Qur-aan …

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Times when Du‘as are accepted

When the presence of the heart combines with the du‘ā (supplication) and it (heart) associates all of itself with the thing that is being sought. In other words, when you are sincere in asking and …

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Du‘a (Supplication)

Allah says “When my servants ask you concerning me, (tell them) I am indeed close (to them). I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calls on me”. [Surah al-Baqarah/02, v:186] Du‘ā or …

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False al Qaeda links in South Africa

I read the article published 13 May 2013, in the Daily Maverick titled “Al Qaeda: Alive and well in South Africa”, about ex Vlakplaas reporter, De Wet Potgieter’s year long investigation regarding the Dockrat family …

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Palestinian Nakba: Commemorating 65 years

Yawm an-Nakbah, meaning “Day of the Catastrophe” is generally commemorated on 15 May, the day after the Gregorian calendar date for Israeli Independence Day (Yom Ha’atzmaut). For the Palestinians it is an annual day of …

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Ruling on Fasting in Rajab

Question: I have heard that one must fast on the following days of Rajab, 1st day of Rajab; 1st Friday night (Thursday night in Islam) Night of Wishes; on the 15th day of Rajab; on …

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Rajab 1434 AH / 2013

We will soon enter our seventh month Rajab, one of the four sacred months in Islam (‘Arba‘atunn Hurum). Rajab should be a reminder for preparation for Ramadaan. Sha’baan, another one of the four sacred months, …

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Siwaak – a Neglected Sunnah

The siwaak is the Arabic word for the twigs of the Salvadora Persica also known as Arak tree or Peelu tree, and is commonly referred to as miswaak in the west. The siwaak is a …

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