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Valentine Day, Birthdays, and Other Daze


Written By: speakup
11/02/2015 10:14
Religion & Culture

What commercial and cultural propaganda presents as beautiful is rooted in ugly paganism but most blind followers do not know. By Khalid Baig   There is a group of practices that we can consider as the twin sister of bid'ah. Like bid'ah they flourish on the twin foundations of....    Full story...

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And I Hurried to You, my Lord, so that You'll be Pleased


Written By: speakup
28/01/2015 10:17
Religion & Culture

A Qur'aan teacher always advised her students to live by this Ayah: وَعَجِلْتُ إِلَيْكَ رَبِّ لِتَرْضَىٰ "And I hurried to You, my Lord, so that You'll be pleased." [Taahaa, [20]: 84] ... She told them, "This Ayah is what moves me.....    Full story...

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8 Ahadith on Neighbours


Written By: speakup
03/12/2014 10:08 03/12/2014 10:07
Religion & Culture

1) Prohibition of Harming Neighbour: The Prophet, (Peace and blessings be upon him) said: "By Allah, he is not a believer! By Allah, he is not a believer! By Allah, he is not a believer.'' It was asked, "Who is that, O Messenger of Allah?'' He said, "One whose....    Full story...

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The Day of Eid!


Written By: speakup
03/08/2013 14:42
Religion & Culture

  The Month of Ramadaan is coming to an end and the transition from Ramadan to Eid and thereafter  should be a path the that brings us closer to our Creator and a path that treads the Sunnah i.e. The way of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) . After a month of....    Full story...

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The Spiritual Retreat


Written By: speakup
17/07/2013 16:44
Religion & Culture

  The meaning of Itikaf is to seclude oneself in the Masjid  with the express niyyah (intention) of Itikaf. Allah Ta’ala has indeed in His perfect wisdom created humanity in a unique way. He has made it such that from time to time His creation needs a rest. We rest....    Full story...

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The Dynamic Nature of Ramadaan


Written By: speakup
10/07/2013 23:54
Religion & Culture

  Have you ever noticed that in Ramadaan how it is that everyone’s days (and nights) seem to rotate around their salaah(prayer) times and how easy it is to fast for long periods, perform Salaah, recite the Quraan, spend more time in the Masjid and to do good ?  Business....    Full story...

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The Prophet’s Sermon on Ramadhan


Written By: speakup
07/07/2013 5:35
Religion & Culture

  Baihaqi reported on the authority of Salman Al-Farsi (Radhi Allah ‘Anh) that Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasalaam) delivered a sermon on the last day of the month of Sha’ban. In it he (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasalaam) said, “O People! The month of Allah (Ramadan) has come....    Full story...

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"Super Foods"…for Ramadaan


Written By: speakup
03/07/2013 0:05
Religion & Culture

  The modern world has swept us off our feet in so many ways… our dressing, our lifestyles and most noticeably our eating habits. We have so casually adapted the western culture of unhealthy eating, moving further and further away from the Noble teachings of the Quraan and Sunnah of....    Full story...

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8 Easy Steps to Recite the Entire Qur’an this Ramadan - By Haafidha Rayhaanah Omar


Written By: speakup
29/06/2013 2:04
Religion & Culture

  It has been said that everything has a beloved & that the month of Ramadan has a beloved, too: The Glorious Qur’an. For the duration of this month, Muslims worldwide honour Ramadan’s beloved and aspire to complete the recitation of the Qur’an. In this....    Full story...

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Ramadaan Ready! - By Abdur Rahmaan Umar


Written By: speakup
29/06/2013 2:01
Religion & Culture

  “Am I ready? You really asking me... am I ready!” exclaimed Farida, her boisterous voice filling the kitchen. She hastily dusted her hands on her well-worn apron, scattering little foggy clouds of flour around her and grabbed Aneesa’s wrist, her plump hand going....    Full story...

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Joy Forever, Grief Forever


Written By: speakup
16/05/2013 15:34 16/05/2013 15:33
Religion & Culture

'...it is impossible to fix this world by ignoring the Hereafter...' All through the centuries Allah sent down thousands of messengers, dozens of books, and one Message. This central Message has three components. 1) Allah is the Creator and the Master of the universe. He is the One we....    Full story...

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On Religious Tolerance


Written By: speakup
23/04/2013 11:17
Religion & Culture

  While on his deathbed, Sayyidna Umar ibn al-Khattab, Radi-Allahu unhu, dictated a long Will consisting of instructions for the next Khalifah. Here is the last sentence of that historic document: “I instruct you on behalf of the people who have been given protection in the name of....    Full story...

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Beyond Elected Government. Just Government


Written By: speakup
02/04/2013 18:08
Religion & Culture

"If a dog dies of thirst at the bank of Euphrates, how shall I answer for that to Allah." By Khalid Baig "Surely, Allah commands you to fulfill trust obligations toward those entitled to them and that when you judge between people, judge with fairness." [An-Nisa....    Full story...

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