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The rulings of Udhiyya (sacrifice of an animal)

Muslims are required to perform the sacri3ice of an animal on the occasion of Eid al-Adha (10/11/12th Dhu’l Hajj), with the intention of worship. This is called Udhiyya in Islam. The purpose of this worship is to remind ourselves of our forefather Sayyiduna Ibrahim (peace be upon him). We are informed in a hadith sharif:
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The importance of the opening days of Dhu’l Hajj

When Allāh takes an oath (qasam) with a place, object or person, then the purpose is to show the sanctity and religious signi<icance of it. In the Holy Qur’ān, Allāh Almighty says: وَ الفَجرِ وَ لَيالٍ عَشر By the dawn! And the ten nights. (89: 1-2) According to Ibn Abbās and many other Companions (may
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THE LITERAL DEFINITION / MEANING OF NABI

The Literal Definition of Nabī. This short paper aims to outline the literal discussions on the word Nabī (Prophet). It is hoped that such an analysis will enable us to understand the station of nabuwwa better in Islam and appreciate the true rank given by Allāh to His selected servants. The analysis has been taken
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LAYLATUL QADR-THE MOST IMPORTANT NIGHT OF RAMADAN

“Qadr” can have several meanings: 1. Destiny: The tasks for the following year are set and assigned to the angels, who make a record of what is going to happen in the following year. 2. Excellence: The worship performed on this night has great Qadr i.e. excellence. 3. Narrowness: Angels descend on this night in
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FULFILLING MISSED PRAYERS (SALAH-AL-QADA)

Introduction: Missing a Salāh is a major sin in Islam. A person who misses a Salāh must make up for it and seek forgiveness from Allāh. This Qadā must be done immediately. What is Qadā done for? *The Fard and Wājib Salāhs (Witr) *If the Fajr prayer was missed and is performed before Zawāl (midday),
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CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERS AT HOME

Introduction: Salah is the most important worship of all. It is the coolness of Prophet Muhammad’s (peace & blessings of Allah be upon him) eyes. He (peace be upon him) ascended the heavens to receive this gift from His Lord. Some of the pillars of Islam are to be performed annually, some just once in
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AL-AZIMAH WA’L RUKHSAH (الرخصة و العزيمة- ( UNDERSTANDING SHARIAH DURING THE CORONA-VIRUS OUTBREAK )

Introduction Owing to the current Coronavirus outbreak, it is worth looking at a Sharī’ah teaching that helps us to deal with these difficult times. In particular, this paper will focus on two terms; Al-Azīmah and Al-Rukhsah. It is hoped that the reader will appreciate how wonderful our religion really is, and how it allows scope
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ISLAM & CONSUMERISM / ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS

As Muslims ever-increasingly find themselves surrounded by material goods, sales, gadgets and latest fashions, Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain al-Azhari explores the Islamic perspective on consumerism. It is now unfortunately a common occurrence. People of all ages are racking up huge credit card bills in their pursuit of the latest fashions and gadgets. Loan companies are
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PROPHET MUHAMMAD صلى الله عليه وسلم AS A PERFECT TEACHER

Introduction: One day, Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) entered the mosque and saw two groups of Companions seated. The first group were reciting the Qur’ān praying to Allāh. The second group were teaching and learning one another. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) chose to sit
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THE BLESSED HAIRS OF THE PROPHET (PEACE AND BLESSINGS OF ALLAH BE UPON HIM).

1.0. Introduction: Muslims show utmost respect and love to the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him). This love and admiration extends to anything and everything that is associated with him. Our history testifies that the blessed hairs of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) were devoutly respected by
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