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Aashuraa 1434 AH

Muharram the Islamic New Year of 1434 AH has begun! Subhaanallah! I hope many resolutions to good are on our lists. Some rushing to buy food for the 10th of Muharram, many are going through …

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Stoning the Jamaraat

It is the 11th Dhul-Hijjah 1433 AH (coinciding with the 27th October 2012) and the Haajis are at Mina stoning all three stone pillars (Jamaraat). After a night under the stars at Muzdalifah on the …

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Some Important Masaa-il of Ud-hiyyah

The following masa a-il are for those who follow the Ahnaaf (Hanafī) school of thought. 1. It is preferred (Mustahab) that the person who is performing Ud-hiyyah, does not clip their hair or nails from …

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Time for Ud-hiyyah (sacrifice)

Yawm-un-Nahr (Day of sacrifice) is also known as ‘Eid al-Adhaa’ meaning the Festival of Sacrifice and it is one of the two festivals which Allah has granted to the Ummah of Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi wa …

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Takbeer Tashreeq 2012 / 1433 AH

Don’t forget your Takbeer Tashreeq which starts from today 9th Dhul-Hijjah after Salaat-al Fajr (coinciding with 25 October 2012) to the 13th Dhul-Hijjah (coinciding with 29 October 2012) after Salaat-al ‘Asr. Also called Takbeer al-Muqayyid …

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Yaum-ul ‘Arafah 2012 / 1433 AH

It is the 8th Dhul-Hijjah 1433 Ah today coinciding with gregorian date- 24 October 2012) here in SA. Yaum-ul ‘Arafah (9th Dhul-Hijjah)- The Second Day of Hajj, will be spent in worship tomorrow, 25 October …

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Hajj 2012 / 1433 AH kicks off!

Around four million pilgrims are making their way to the tent city of Mina today, Wednesday, 24 October 2012,  where they will spend their night before heading to the plains of ‘Arafah in the early …

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What is Ud-hiyyah (Qurbaani)?

Allah mentions in the Qur-aan Kareem: “So turn in prayer towards your Lord and sacrifice (animals)”. [Surah 108/ al-Kauthar, v:2] and in [Surah 22/ al-Hajj, v:37] “It is neither their meat nor their blood that …

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Fasting in Dhul-Hijjah

Hunaydah ibn Khaalid (RadiyAllahu ‘anhu) reported from his wife that some of the wives of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) said: “The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) used to fast on the ninth …

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