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Welcome Sha’bān 1436

We have come to the end of the sacred month of Rajab, according to the Umm al Qura calendar, with today or tomorrow being the last day depending on the birth of the new moon . The first of Sha'bān 1436 will thus correspond with the 19th or 20th May 2015

Loving him in light of the Mawlid

“There has certainly come to you a Messenger from among yourselves. Grievous to him is what you suffer; concerned over you and to the believers is kind and merciful.” Allāh the Most Merciful truly blessed His servants with the coming of His beloved Messenger (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam), a

Christmas Current Affairs Theology 23 Min Read

Christmas, Muslims and the Paganisation of Christianity

As Muslims who live in the West, we find ourselves surrounded by a culture of capitalism which utilizes anything in its means to further its spread and acceptance. Amid this culture is the widespread acceptance of the 25th of December being the birthday of Jesus Christ. However, as Pastors and

Current Affairs General Islamic Thought 24 Min Read

Our Worship Through the Seasons

Many of us when hearing and reading eulogies of past communities, invariably begin to compare that past with that of our present. Naturally we begin to focus on our present days’ failings, longing to have lived in that romanticised past, free from most, if not all, difficulties. Eventually when we

Ashura Current Affairs Seasonal Reminders Theology 6 Min Read

ʿĀshūra, Fasting, and False Religions

Here is a summary of the ʿĀshūra story and its role in defining the relationship between Islam and innovated or distorted religions.

Beating bad breath during Ramadān

Introduction This month is a sacred time for all Muslims when we are required to abstain from all food and drink during daylight hours in order to obey the one we love, Allāh the Most High. However, hunger and thirst are not the only obstacles during this month, a common

Fataawa Ramadan Ramadan-Articles Seasonal Reminders Spirituality 10 Min Read

The start of Ramadān & the days of ‘Īd

All praise is due to Allāh, may peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and all his Companions. Many questions are asked by Muslims residing in non-Islamic countries concerning how one assures the start of the month of Ramadān and the days of ‘Īd al-Fitr and ‘Īd

Ramadān: The Month of Deeds

All praise belongs to Allāh the Most High, who created both life and death as a test to see who is foremost in deed.  Through His infinite mercy He blessed mankind with selected times and seasons in which the best deeds are made obligatory and the reward for good deeds

Spirituality 11 Min Read

Sustaining the Good Habits of Ramadan

After Ramadan do you breathe a sigh of relief? Do you easily fall back into the same habits of your pre-Ramadan self or do you try to uphold some of practices of Ramadan? Do you stop fasting for the whole year until the next Ramadan?  After Ramadan do you breathe

Islamic Law Moon Sighting Ramadan Seasonal Reminders 10 Min Read

Was it wrong to start Ramadan 1434H on Wednesday 10th July 2013?

 The high court in Saudi Arabia requested people to sight the new moon of Shawwal for this year 1434H (2013) on Tuesday 6th Aug as there was a possibility that the first day of Shawwal (Eid al-Fitr) could have been Wed 7th Aug 2013.  Was it wrong to start Ramadan