Purpose of Ramadhaan


Sunday, 04 November 2007 20:01

Ramadhaan is the month to boost our  spiritual batteries of Imaan to a peak. Hence if in this very month we  shirk in the fulfillment of our ibaadah or  fail to refrain from all sin, we would be defeating the main purpose of this mubarak month — the inculcating of Taqwa (fear of Allah) in our lives.

Therefore it is important that we mentally prepare ourselves for Ramadhaan even before it comes. For this we should immediately commence a thorough reading of the “Virtues of Ramadhaan” by Shaikhul Hadith Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya Saheb (R.A.). Find a suitable time and read it to the entire family. Then perhaps the true spirit of Ramadhaan will be kindled in the entire family. Perhaps it will then be a Ramadhaan that will be a turning point in our lives. After  Ramadhaan has gone, the punctuality upon salaah, recitation of Qur’an, etc., and most importantly the refraining from sin will still be a part of our lives.
  May Allah Ta’ala enable us to earn His love and assist us in earning the maximum benefit in this Mubarak month. Aameen.


Taqlid - Following an Imam


Sunday, 04 November 2007 20:01


At our campus several students are actively promoting the ideology that one should only follow the Qur’an and Sunnah, not one of the four Imaams. They especially criticise the Hanafis who do not raise their hands upto the ears before going into ruku, etc. This is causing much confusion. Could you guide us in this aspect.


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Would you wear...


Sunday, 04 November 2007 19:59

Would you wear any garment with a cross emblazoned on it? Never! Why not? Simply because it is the sign of a particular creed and identifies the one who wears it as being part of the same group.

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Sunday, 04 November 2007 19:58

Every human is born with several basic needs. Among them is the need for clothing. To cover one’s body is not just a need, it is part of human nature that a person wants to conceal parts of his body from others. Nevertheless, despite being a natural urge to clothe oneself, the Shariah has provided extensive guidelines in this regard.

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The first ten days of Zul Hijjah


Sunday, 04 November 2007 16:38

The first ten days of Zul Hijjah have been accorded great virtue in Islam. Thus one should exert oneself in Ibadah in these days.

      Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) is reported to have said: “On no day is the worship of Allah more desirable and pleasing to Him than in the first ten days of Zul Hijjah. The fast of each of these days is equal to the fast of a whole year and the Ibadah of each of these nights is equal to the Ibadah of Laylatul Qadr” (Tirmizi). Similarly it is related from Hazrath Ibn Abbas (R.A.) that Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: “No days are so weighty by Allah and so much liked by Him in terms of good deeds than the first ten days of Zul Hijjah. So in these days increasingly read: Tasbeeh (Subhanallah), Tahleel (La-Ilaaha-Illalla), Tahmeed (Alhamdulillah) and Takbeer (Allahu Akbar)” (Tabrani).



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