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The rulings of Udhiyya (sacrifice of an animal)

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari July 21, 2020

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.…

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The importance of the opening days of Dhu’l Hajj

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari July 20, 2020

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…

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THE LITERAL DEFINITION / MEANING OF NABI

THE LITERAL DEFINITION / MEANING OF NABI

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 17, 2020

The Literal Definition of Nabī. This short paper aims to outline the literal discussions on the word Nabī (Prophet). It is hoped that such…

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LAYLATUL QADR-THE MOST IMPORTANT NIGHT OF RAMADAN

LAYLATUL QADR-THE MOST IMPORTANT NIGHT OF RAMADAN

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 12, 2020

"Qadr" can have several meanings: 1. Destiny: The tasks for the following year are set and assigned to the angels, who make a record…

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FULFILLING MISSED PRAYERS (SALAH-AL-QADA)

FULFILLING MISSED PRAYERS (SALAH-AL-QADA)

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 12, 2020

Introduction: Missing a Salāh is a major sin in Islam. A person who misses a Salāh must make up for it and seek forgiveness…

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CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERS AT HOME

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERS AT HOME

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 12, 2020

Introduction: Salah is the most important worship of all. It is the coolness of Prophet Muhammad’s (peace & blessings of Allah be upon him)…

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AL-AZIMAH WA’L RUKHSAH (الرخصة و العزيمة-UNDERSTANDING SHARIAH DURING THE CORONA-VIRUS OUTBREAK

AL-AZIMAH WA’L RUKHSAH (الرخصة و العزيمة- ( UNDERSTANDING SHARIAH DURING THE CORONA-VIRUS OUTBREAK )

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 12, 2020

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.…

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ISLAM & CONSUMERISM-ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS

ISLAM & CONSUMERISM / ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 12, 2020

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…

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PROPHET MUHAMMAD صلى الله عليه وسلم AS A PERFECT TEACHER

PROPHET MUHAMMAD صلى الله عليه وسلم AS A PERFECT TEACHER

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 12, 2020

Introduction: One day, Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) entered the mosque and saw two groups of Companions seated. The…

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THE BLESSED HAIRS OF THE PROPHET (PEACE AND BLESSINGS OF ALLAH BE UPON HIM)

THE BLESSED HAIRS OF THE PROPHET (PEACE AND BLESSINGS OF ALLAH BE UPON HIM).

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 12, 2020

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…

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SAYYIDA HALIMA SA’DIYYA (MAY ALLAH BE PLEASED WITH HER)

SAYYIDA HALIMA SA’DIYYA (MAY ALLAH BE PLEASED WITH HER)

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 11, 2020

Sayyida Halīma Sa’diyya (may Allāh be pleased with her) Right from his blessed birth till his last moment on this earth, Prophet Muhammad (peace…

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THE SUPERIORITY OF AL-MADINAH

THE SUPERIORITY OF AL-MADINAH

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 11, 2020

Praise be to Allāh, the Creator of the Universe. Peace and blessings, upon the liegelord of all messengers, the seal of prophets, our master…

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IS HE UDHIYYA (QURBANI) CRUEL TO ANIMALS

IS THE UDHIYYA (QURBANI) CRUEL TO ANIMALS?

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 11, 2020

Is the Udhiyya (Qurbani) cruel to animals? Currently, millions of animals are being sacri4iced as part of the Hajj and Eid al-Adha religious festival.…

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EID-AL-ADHA AND ITS CONNECTION WITH HAJJ

EID-AL-ADHA AND ITS CONNECTION WITH HAJJ

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 11, 2020

Eid al-Adhā and its connection with Hajj Introduction The relationship between Eid al-Adhā and Hajj is a hotly debated issue among Muslims all over…

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PROPHEIC INVOCATIONS FOR RAIN

PROPHETIC INVOCATIONS FOR RAIN / SALAT-AL-ISTISQA

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 11, 2020

Prophetic Invocations for Rain & Salāt al-Istisqā’(ستسقاء�ال صلاة إ ( Prayer for Rain invocationُ) دَعاء) ‘duʿā Introduction This short paper will highlight how Allāh…

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NIKAH NOTES-NIKAH SARIAH

NIKAH NOTES / NIKAH SHARIAH

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 11, 2020

Nikah notes Steps. 1. Check all parties are present. Check the witnesses’s names and ask if they have sought permission from the bride. Check…

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THE YEAR OF THE PROPHET'S صلى الله عليه وسلم BIRTH

THE YEAR OF THE PROPHET’S صلى الله عليه وسلم BIRTH.

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 11, 2020

The Year of the Elephant; the year of the Prophet’s صلى الله عليه وسلم birth. This is the paper from a speech delivered in…

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Number of Rakat in salah al tarawi

THE NUMBER OF RAKATS IN SALAH AL-TARAWI

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 11, 2020

The number of Rak’āts in Salāh al-Tarāwīh. The aim of this short article is to prove conclusively an issue that has been agreed upon…

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performing sacrifice on behalf of others

PERFORMING SACRIFICE ON BEHALF OF OTHERS

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 11, 2020

introduction Muslims are required to perform the sacrifice of an animal on the occasion of ʿĪd [eid] al-Adhā (10th-12th Dhu’l-Hijjah), with the intention of…

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Virtue and rewards by Allah Almighty

THE VIRTUE AND REWARDS OF ALLAH ALMIGHTY

Muhammad Asim Chishti June 11, 2020

The virtues and reward of praising Allah Almighty. • Sayyiduna Abu Malik Al Ash’ari (May Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Prophet…

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Word Rab Means

MEANING OF WORD RAB

Muhammad Asim Chishti June 11, 2020

Meaning of the word ‘Rab’ from a literal and Islamic perspective. • ‘Allamah Zubaydi writes, ‘Ar-Rab is used for only Allah Almighty and Allah…

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THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT

Muhammad Asim Chishti November 11, 2016

The day of Judgement What does ‘Yawm’ mean? ‘Allamah Aalusi writes, The time between Sunrise and Sunset is considered to be ‘Yawm’ amongst the…

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PLACES OF WORSHIP TO REOPEN

admin November 11, 2016

AL-HIRA CENTRE WILL OPEN ITS FACILITIES ON 15TH JUNE 2020 AS PER GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE We will shorty announce the facilities that will be open…

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MILAD SHARIF

admin November 11, 2016

The yearly Milad of the wife of Last Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, Umm-ul-Momineen Hazrat Ayesha Siddiqa (R.A) is being observed on 17th Ramazan-ul-Mubarak.

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The rulings of Udhiyya (sacrifice of an animal)

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari July 21, 2020

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.…

Read More

The importance of the opening days of Dhu’l Hajj

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari July 20, 2020

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…

Read More
THE LITERAL DEFINITION / MEANING OF NABI

THE LITERAL DEFINITION / MEANING OF NABI

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 17, 2020

The Literal Definition of Nabī. This short paper aims to outline the literal discussions on the word Nabī (Prophet). It is hoped that such…

Read More
LAYLATUL QADR-THE MOST IMPORTANT NIGHT OF RAMADAN

LAYLATUL QADR-THE MOST IMPORTANT NIGHT OF RAMADAN

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 12, 2020

"Qadr" can have several meanings: 1. Destiny: The tasks for the following year are set and assigned to the angels, who make a record…

Read More
FULFILLING MISSED PRAYERS (SALAH-AL-QADA)

FULFILLING MISSED PRAYERS (SALAH-AL-QADA)

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 12, 2020

Introduction: Missing a Salāh is a major sin in Islam. A person who misses a Salāh must make up for it and seek forgiveness…

Read More
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERS AT HOME

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERS AT HOME

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 12, 2020

Introduction: Salah is the most important worship of all. It is the coolness of Prophet Muhammad’s (peace & blessings of Allah be upon him)…

Read More
AL-AZIMAH WA’L RUKHSAH (الرخصة و العزيمة-UNDERSTANDING SHARIAH DURING THE CORONA-VIRUS OUTBREAK

AL-AZIMAH WA’L RUKHSAH (الرخصة و العزيمة- ( UNDERSTANDING SHARIAH DURING THE CORONA-VIRUS OUTBREAK )

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 12, 2020

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.…

Read More
ISLAM & CONSUMERISM-ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS

ISLAM & CONSUMERISM / ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 12, 2020

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…

Read More
PROPHET MUHAMMAD صلى الله عليه وسلم AS A PERFECT TEACHER

PROPHET MUHAMMAD صلى الله عليه وسلم AS A PERFECT TEACHER

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 12, 2020

Introduction: One day, Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) entered the mosque and saw two groups of Companions seated. The…

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THE BLESSED HAIRS OF THE PROPHET (PEACE AND BLESSINGS OF ALLAH BE UPON HIM)

THE BLESSED HAIRS OF THE PROPHET (PEACE AND BLESSINGS OF ALLAH BE UPON HIM).

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 12, 2020

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…

Read More
SAYYIDA HALIMA SA’DIYYA (MAY ALLAH BE PLEASED WITH HER)

SAYYIDA HALIMA SA’DIYYA (MAY ALLAH BE PLEASED WITH HER)

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 11, 2020

Sayyida Halīma Sa’diyya (may Allāh be pleased with her) Right from his blessed birth till his last moment on this earth, Prophet Muhammad (peace…

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THE SUPERIORITY OF AL-MADINAH

THE SUPERIORITY OF AL-MADINAH

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 11, 2020

Praise be to Allāh, the Creator of the Universe. Peace and blessings, upon the liegelord of all messengers, the seal of prophets, our master…

Read More
IS HE UDHIYYA (QURBANI) CRUEL TO ANIMALS

IS THE UDHIYYA (QURBANI) CRUEL TO ANIMALS?

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 11, 2020

Is the Udhiyya (Qurbani) cruel to animals? Currently, millions of animals are being sacri4iced as part of the Hajj and Eid al-Adha religious festival.…

Read More
EID-AL-ADHA AND ITS CONNECTION WITH HAJJ

EID-AL-ADHA AND ITS CONNECTION WITH HAJJ

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 11, 2020

Eid al-Adhā and its connection with Hajj Introduction The relationship between Eid al-Adhā and Hajj is a hotly debated issue among Muslims all over…

Read More
PROPHEIC INVOCATIONS FOR RAIN

PROPHETIC INVOCATIONS FOR RAIN / SALAT-AL-ISTISQA

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 11, 2020

Prophetic Invocations for Rain & Salāt al-Istisqā’(ستسقاء�ال صلاة إ ( Prayer for Rain invocationُ) دَعاء) ‘duʿā Introduction This short paper will highlight how Allāh…

Read More
NIKAH NOTES-NIKAH SARIAH

NIKAH NOTES / NIKAH SHARIAH

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 11, 2020

Nikah notes Steps. 1. Check all parties are present. Check the witnesses’s names and ask if they have sought permission from the bride. Check…

Read More
THE YEAR OF THE PROPHET'S صلى الله عليه وسلم BIRTH

THE YEAR OF THE PROPHET’S صلى الله عليه وسلم BIRTH.

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 11, 2020

The Year of the Elephant; the year of the Prophet’s صلى الله عليه وسلم birth. This is the paper from a speech delivered in…

Read More
Number of Rakat in salah al tarawi

THE NUMBER OF RAKATS IN SALAH AL-TARAWI

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 11, 2020

The number of Rak’āts in Salāh al-Tarāwīh. The aim of this short article is to prove conclusively an issue that has been agreed upon…

Read More
performing sacrifice on behalf of others

PERFORMING SACRIFICE ON BEHALF OF OTHERS

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain Al-Azhari June 11, 2020

introduction Muslims are required to perform the sacrifice of an animal on the occasion of ʿĪd [eid] al-Adhā (10th-12th Dhu’l-Hijjah), with the intention of…

Read More
Virtue and rewards by Allah Almighty

THE VIRTUE AND REWARDS OF ALLAH ALMIGHTY

Muhammad Asim Chishti June 11, 2020

The virtues and reward of praising Allah Almighty. • Sayyiduna Abu Malik Al Ash’ari (May Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Prophet…

Read More
Word Rab Means

MEANING OF WORD RAB

Muhammad Asim Chishti June 11, 2020

Meaning of the word ‘Rab’ from a literal and Islamic perspective. • ‘Allamah Zubaydi writes, ‘Ar-Rab is used for only Allah Almighty and Allah…

Read More

THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT

Muhammad Asim Chishti November 11, 2016

The day of Judgement What does ‘Yawm’ mean? ‘Allamah Aalusi writes, The time between Sunrise and Sunset is considered to be ‘Yawm’ amongst the…

Read More

PLACES OF WORSHIP TO REOPEN

admin November 11, 2016

AL-HIRA CENTRE WILL OPEN ITS FACILITIES ON 15TH JUNE 2020 AS PER GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE We will shorty announce the facilities that will be open…

Read More

MILAD SHARIF

admin November 11, 2016

The yearly Milad of the wife of Last Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, Umm-ul-Momineen Hazrat Ayesha Siddiqa (R.A) is being observed on 17th Ramazan-ul-Mubarak.

Read More