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Take a Break

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Last Updated on Saturday, 17 December 2016 08:35

The Deen of Islam is complete and perfect. Hence Islam recognizes and caters for all the needs of a human being by showing him the Islamic way of attending to and fulfilling these various needs. Eating is a basic human need. Thus Islam not only allows us to eat but also gives us guidelines and teaches us the Islamic way of eating.

Among our basic, human needs is the need to occasionally ‘take a break’. Islam is not a ‘dry’ Deen and thus allows us to take a break when needed. However, just as we adhere to the guidelines laid down by Deen when fulfilling our other needs, we should also adhere to the laws and injunctions of Deen when fulfilling this need and ensure that it is done in a manner that is approved of in Islam.

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Coming Soon - mp3

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 December 2016 15:54

Moulana Ebrahim Makada

Reason for Discussion / Golden Rule / Mahdi (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Circumstances and Features / Benefit of Giving up Rights / Distorted View of the Shi‘a / Battles and Rule / Worse than the Fitnah of Dajjaal / Physical Person and Description / Hadeeth of Tameem Daari (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) / Mischief and Fitnahs / Don’t Experiment / ‘Isaa (‘alaihis salaam)’s Killing of Dajjaal / Ya-jooj and Ma-jooj / End of the World

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Viewed from within the Veil (Part Two)

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Last Updated on Saturday, 01 April 2017 08:58

The Fourth Step

The number of Muslims in Japan are few and are therefore seldom seen. Yet the response of the Japanese to my white khimaar was encouraging. I encountered neither rejection nor mockery. People assumed that I belonged to a religion, but they did not know which one. I overheard a young girl whispering to her friend that I was a Buddhist nun. Once, on a visit to Paris, I was in the same subway car with a Catholic nun. The Catholic nun’s covering and veil is a symbol of her devotion to God, and Christians respect and recognize her for this. Likewise, the hijaab is a symbol of devotion for every Muslim woman. I wonder why people who respect the nun’s covering criticize the hijaab of a Muslim, considering it instead a symbol of extremism or oppression!

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The Spirit of Ramadhaan - e-book

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Last Updated on Saturday, 13 May 2017 06:48

The blessed month of Ramadhaan holds a very special place in the heart of every Muslim, and is eagerly anticipated by one and all. While most people are aware of the abundant blessings, special mercies and tremendous rewards that are on offer in this auspicious period, not all manage to capitalize on this opportunity and improve their relationship with their Creator during this month of mercy.  

In this regard, it is the pious servants of Allah Ta‘ala who truly understand the objective of Ramadhaan and the crucial role it plays in the life of a Muslim. They thus value every second of this blessed month and strive to gain maximum goodness and blessings from it.

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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. 

   

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