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28 07, 2019

The First Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah

2019-08-01T00:12:13-05:00

WHAT IS DHUL HIJJAH? Dhul Hijjah is the 12th and final month of the Islamic calendar. It is in this month when the pilgrimage to Makkah, Hajj, takes places. The 9th day of the month marks the Day of Arafat, and the 10th day of the month marks Eid ul-Adha. THE FIRST 10 DAYS OF [...]

The First Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah2019-08-01T00:12:13-05:00
26 04, 2018

Is the Virtue of 15th of Sha’ban Proven?

2018-04-26T18:14:02-05:00

­­Originally published here. ­­By Shaykh ‘Abd al-Hafiz al-Makki ­­Translated by Ismaeel Nakhuda, Hamood Aleem and Adam Ahmed (Translators’ foreword: Below is a translation of a very well researched and informative treatise prepared by the late Shaykh ‘Abd al-Hafiz Makki (may Allah sanctify his secret) on the virtues of the 15th night of Sha‘ban. With the [...]

Is the Virtue of 15th of Sha’ban Proven?2018-04-26T18:14:02-05:00
20 11, 2017

Virtues of Salāt and Salām

2017-11-20T18:31:48-05:00

Following is the translation of the first chapter of the famous book Fada'il Durūd Sharīf of Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Zakariyya Kandhalwi in which he demonstrates the immense virtue of sending salat (blessings) and salam (peace) upon the Prophet ﷺ as expressed in the Qur'an and Sunnah. #1 The most important and foremost virtue is the [...]

Virtues of Salāt and Salām2017-11-20T18:31:48-05:00
23 08, 2017

Hajj: An Exposition of True Love for Allah

2017-08-24T02:56:50-05:00

Following is a translation (edited by Rayyan Institute) of a section on Hajj from the famous book “Virtues of Hajj” by Shaykh Muhammad Zakariyya al-Kandhlawi. The translation was made available online by Central Mosque and others. Hajj appears as a true exposition of affection and inordinate love which is manifest in it. In order to [...]

Hajj: An Exposition of True Love for Allah2017-08-24T02:56:50-05:00
15 05, 2017

10 Ways to Ready Yourself for Ramadan

2017-05-15T14:21:37-05:00

The month of Ramadan holds a greater virtue than other months. Allah’s Messenger ﷺ explained this in the following Hadith: “O people, there comes upon you a great month, a most blessed month, in which lies a night greater in worth than one thousand months. Allah has made compulsory fasting in this month and has [...]

10 Ways to Ready Yourself for Ramadan2017-05-15T14:21:37-05:00
20 03, 2017

The Five-Step Journey Towards Divine Acceptance

2017-03-20T21:29:57-05:00

Merely possessing the knowledge of something is of little value if one does not apply it. This is an accepted principle. It is even worse if one becomes arrogant on account of this knowledge. The purpose of attending classes on the Seerah of Allah's Messenger (ﷺ), for example, should be to adopt the inward and outward Sunnahs and [...]

The Five-Step Journey Towards Divine Acceptance2017-03-20T21:29:57-05:00
13 03, 2017

5 Benefits of Adopting Taqwa from the Qur’an

2017-03-13T13:51:02-05:00

Almighty Allah says: “O you who believe! Fear Allah as he should be feared.” (Quran 3:102) In the opening verses of Surah Al-Baqarah, Almighty Allah describes distinct qualities of the believers who have Taqwa. “This is a book in which there is no doubt, a guidance for the Muttaqin (the God-fearing ones).” (Quran 2:2) The [...]

5 Benefits of Adopting Taqwa from the Qur’an2017-03-13T13:51:02-05:00
6 02, 2017

Navigating the Harms and Benefits of Social Media Use

2017-02-07T12:05:07-05:00

Following is a summary of our webinar titled "Social Media Dilemma: Do's and Don'ts" by Shaykh Bilal Ansari. The below does not comprehensively cover the contents of the entire webinar nor may it represent it fully as it is from the perspective of the summarizer. To view a recording of the webinar, please click here. Social media is [...]

Navigating the Harms and Benefits of Social Media Use2017-02-07T12:05:07-05:00
17 01, 2017

5 Lessons for the Teacher of ‘Ilm from the Life of Prophet Musa (upon him be peace)

2017-01-17T16:29:55-05:00

Teachers have been afforded a high status in Islam. They have the honour of being in a position to guide, mould and train their students while earning vast rewards in this life and the next. Indeed, Allah, His angels, the inhabitants of the skies and the earths, even the ants in their holes and even fish [...]

5 Lessons for the Teacher of ‘Ilm from the Life of Prophet Musa (upon him be peace)2017-01-17T16:29:55-05:00
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