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From Idols to Islam

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 June 2018 10:02

Assalaamu ‘alaikum

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

My intention is to share my journey from being a Hindu to accepting Islam. I hope that my story will be an inspiration to the Ummah.

I was born into a devout Hindu home, where the normal activities included attending the temple which was built by my late grandfather, and fasting, as instructed by my parents. My family held a high profile within the Hindu community.  I obeyed my parents in the best way that I could in every aspect of life.

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Purdah with the In-Laws

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Last Updated on Monday, 02 July 2018 15:47

Correspondence of  Hazrat Moulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb (rahimahullah)

Condition:

On the occasion of my marriage, I wrote to you asking you how I should observe purdah at my in-laws’ house. You instructed me to wear a veil and to abstain from sitting at the same dining-table with non-mahrams. Initially, I tried to wear a veil, but my husband’s elder and younger brothers did not let me and would deliberately come in front of me so that I would have to look at them. Although my husband is an ‘Aalim, he told me that I should merely wear a scarf and observe purdah in this way. Despite the people of the home being religiously inclined, there is an environment of intermingling between mahrams and non-mahrams. Due to this, I have to eat at the same dining-table.

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Holiday Posts

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 December 2017 13:59

Through the grace of Allah Ta‘ala, over the past few years, many articles and audios regarding holidays have been uploaded to the Uswatul Muslimah website. Click here for the Holiday Specials category.

Below are the links to a few of these: 

Take a Break

Holidays or Holydays? - mp3

Parents or Holidays?

Serenity Coastal Resort VS The Gardens of Paradise

Passive Participation

Holidays

   

The True ‘Eid

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Last Updated on Saturday, 13 May 2017 09:04

A group of people once passed by a monk in a monastery. Seeing him, they enquired, “When do the people of this monastery celebrate ‘Eid?” The monk replied, “On the day that they are forgiven.”

The monk then recited the following:

لَيْسَ الْعِيْدُ لِمَنْ لَبِسَ الْجَدِيْدْ ، إِنَّمَا الْعِيْدُ لِمَنْ طَاعَاتُهُ تَزِيْدْ

‘Eid is not for those who merely wear new clothing. ‘Eid is actually for those whose good deeds increase.

لَيَسْ الْعِيْدُ لِمَنْ تَجَمَّلَ بِاللِّبَاسِ وَالرُّكُوْبْ ، إِنَّمَا الْعِيْدُ لِمَنْ غُفِرَتْ لَهُ الذُّنُوْبْ

 ‘Eid is not for those who merely beautify themselves by wearing attractive clothing and riding on exotic conveyances. ‘Eid is actually for those whose sins have been forgiven.

(Lataaiful Ma‘aarif pg. 483)

Annually, the day of ‘Eid is eagerly anticipated by the Muslim Ummah and is viewed as an occasion of happiness and rejoicing. However, how many people spend their Ramadhaan in such a manner that they actually have something to celebrate? If the Ramadhaan was profitable, by them earning the mercy and forgiveness of Allah Ta‘ala and changing their lives, then this is definitely one of the greatest blessings that one can rejoice over.

If we have not appreciated this blessed month as we ought to have done, then it is still not too late. There are still a few invaluable moments remaining which we can use to turn to Allah Ta‘ala and seek His forgiveness. If we do so, there is hope that Allah Ta‘ala will shower His mercy on us and also include us among those who gained His mercy in this month. 

 

Spirit of Qurbaani

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Last Updated on Saturday, 26 August 2017 09:13

By: Moulana Ahmad Paruk

Atmosphere vs Spirit / What’s the Point in Spilling Blood / Submitting to His Command / Checklist of Submission / Hallmark of Islam / Give the Best to Him / Two Sons of Aadam (‘alaihis salaam) / Benefit in this World and Hereafter / Appreciate Allah’s Invitation

Duration: 00:30:41 - Format: mp3 - Size: 5.3 MB

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