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Bridal and Baby Showers

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Last Updated on Monday, 18 July 2016 15:30

There are many customs and trends which have their affiliation with the non-Muslim culture and lifestyle. Many Muslims, due to being afflicted with what appears to be a truly insecure and inferior complex, look towards and choose the customs and trends of the non-Muslims over that of the beautiful sunnah. It seems as if the need is to secure a kind of acceptance in a non-Muslim society and just blend in with them – so that we are not recognized as Muslims.

Bridal Showers and Baby Showers have unfortunately become ingrained in the Muslim lifestyle, just as much of the rest of the non-Muslim lifestyle have become ingrained. Many may ask: What’s wrong with giving gifts, congratulating the bride-to-be or the new mother, or having a get together with friends?

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Royal Wedding

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Last Updated on Monday, 18 July 2016 14:19

Faatimah (radhiyallahu ‘anha), the respected, beloved daughter of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), is the Queen of the women of Jannah. Hence whatever she did was royal. Let’s take a glimpse at her “royal” wedding:

· The Royal Mahr (Dowry) was 480 Dirhams (approximately R13000). (Tabaqaat Ibni Sa’d, vol. 10, pg. 20)

· The Royal Waleemah meal consisted of a ram and some maize, barley, dates and raisins. (Majma‘uz Zawaaid #15214, #15215 and Ithaaful Khiyaratil Maharah, #3273)

· The Royal Trousseau with which Faatimah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) entered her husband’s home comprised of a shawl, a water skin and a pillow. (Musnad Ahmad #643)

· The Royal Bedding on which they slept for the first night of their marriage was a sheep skin. (Majma‘uz Zawaaid #15215)

· The Royal Furniture in her husband’s home consisted of nothing more than a mat spread on the floor, a pillow stuffed with fibers of the date palm, a jug and a tumbler. (Majma‘uz Zawaaid #15216)

   

Message from an Albanian Girl

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Last Updated on Thursday, 14 July 2016 16:14

Albania is a country that was under Communist rule for many decades, because of which the Muslims were totally cut off from Islam. Over the past few years, some ‘Ulama from U.K. and South Africa have established makaatib and madaaris in this country. Hereunder is a message from a young Albanian sister, which should serve as an eye-opener for us and encourage us to appreciate the deeni structures that we enjoy in our country.      

Assalaamu ‘alaikum

I live in a simple Albanian family, Muslims but not believers. Before knowing Islam, in 2010, my parents used to fast, but that was all. They didn’t pray namaaz, didn’t read Quraan, didn’t go to the musjid and so forth. I was a normal child, I didn’t know that our Lord is Allah, didn’t know the shahaadah. I knew only Surah Ikhlaas, even that my friend had taught me.

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Divine Protection for the Quraan

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 16:06

(Quraan Series - Part 4)

Yahya bin Aktham (rahimahullah) narrates the following incident:

Ma’moon Ar-Rasheed, one of the Muslim rulers, used to host gatherings wherein scholars would discuss various issues. On one occasion, a Jew who was well dressed, respectable in appearance and eloquent in speech arrived at the gathering and joined in the discussion. When the crowd began to disperse after the discussion was concluded, Ma’moon called the Jew and asked him, “Are you a Jew?” The man replied, “Yes.” Ma’moon next invited the Jew to embrace Islam. The Jew, however, refused saying, “I cannot leave my religion and the religion of my forefathers.”

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Further Reduced - Don’t Miss!

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Last Updated on Sunday, 29 May 2016 11:49

The signs at the front of your favourite clothing store first read ‘End of Season Sale - 50% Off!’ However, twenty days have passed since the signs were first erected and they have now been changed for signs that read ‘Further Reduced!

The sale period has not only been extended, the bargains have become better and are now absolutely unbeatable. Nobody wants to be left out.

This is exactly the case with the final ten days of the blessed month of Ramadhaan. The entire month is the month of mercy, the month in which Allah Ta‘ala forgives multitudes of his servants who turn to him in repentance. Furthermore, the entire month is host to such a bargain that for one fardh action, the servant is granted the reward of 70 fardh actions!

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