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First Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah

The excellence of the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah have been mentioned in the Qur-aan and the Sunnah. 1. Allah says in the Qur-aan: “By the dawn and by the ten nights … ” [Surah …

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Hajj 1433 AH is upon us

Abu Hurairah (RadhiyAllahu ‘anhu) narrated that Rasoolullah (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) said “Verily there shall be no reward for a righteous pilgrimage except Jannah (Paradise)”. [Mishkaat] InshaaAllah the twelfth Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah will …

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Six Fasts of Shawwal

It is commendable to keep six fasts in the month of Shawwaal. Ayyoob (RadiyAllahu ‘anhu) relates that Rasoolullah (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) said, “Whoever fasts Ramadaan and follows it with six days from Shawwaal it …

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Night before Eid

The Night preceding ‘Eid-ul-Fitr’ It had been the practice of the Rasoolullah (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) that he did not sleep in the night preceding the day of ‘Eid ul –fitr. This night has been …

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What is Sadaqat-ul Fitr?

The word combinations Zakat-ul Fitr and Sadaqat-ul Fitr are different names for an obligatory alms or charity (I don’t like to use the word “tax”) that is paid in the month of Ramadaan immediately after …

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When is Eid 2012 /1433 AH?

We are fasting our last sawm (fast) for Ramadaan 1433 AH today, 29 Ramadaan 1433 / 18 August 2012 here in South Africa (SA). According to our ‘Ulama, the 1st of Shawwaal will be tomorrow …

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Ramadaan 1433 AH comes to an end

We are fasting our 29th fast in South Africa as we began fasting on 21 July 2012. I can’t believe that this blessed month has passed us so quick, as does life pass so quick. …

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Eid-ul Fitr

What is ‘Eid-ul Fitr? ‘Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadaan. ‘Eid “عيد” is an Arabic word meaning “festivity”, while Fiṭr “فطر” means “breaking the fast”. The Day of Eid-ul Fitr …

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Welcome Ramadaan 1433 AH / 2012

قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وءاله وصحبه وسلم “من صام رمضان إيمانا واحتسابا غفر له ما تقدم من ذنبه”. رواه البخاري. وتقبل الله صيامكم وطاعاتكم. Rasoolullah (Sallahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) said: “Whoever fasts Ramadaan …

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