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Who are the ‘Saved Sect’?

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The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “My ummah will split into seventy-three sects, all of whom will be in Hell except one group.” Sahaba said: “Who are they, O Messenger of Allaah? He said: “(Those who follow) that which I and my companions follow.”

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What is Aqeedah?

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Aqeedah refers to those matters which are believed in, with certainty and conviction, in one’s heart and soul. They are not tainted with any doubt or uncertainty. The Arabic word ‘aqeedah stems from the root ‘aqada, which conveys meanings of certainty, affirmation, confirmation, etc.

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Ramadan + 6 Days of Shawwal = Full Year

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Praise be to Allaah. Fasting six days of Shawwaal after the obligatory fast of Ramadaan is Sunnah Mustahabbah. It is recommended for the Muslim to fast six days of Shawwaal, and in this there is great virtue and an immense reward. Whoever fasts these six days will have recorded for him a reward as if he had fasted a whole year, as was reported in a saheeh hadeeth from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) explained this…read more

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Etiquette of Eid-al-Fitr

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Eid-al-Fitr is one of the two eids in a year that we celebrate as Muslims. But many people are unaware of the Sunnah and etiquette of this day. Here are few pointers of what you must do on that day.

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When is Laylatul-Qadr

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Many Muslims restrict it to only one night, i.e. 27th Of Ramadan. Yes, that is more likely to be the night of Al-Qadr, but it is incorrect to single it out based on various evidences in hadeeth narrations… The Night of Al-Qadr is not specified to one fixed night each year. Rather, it constantly changes… Allaah has hidden knowledge of its occurrence from His servants out of mercy for them so that they can increase their actions in the search for it during these honorable nights, by praying, making dhikr and supplicating. So they grow and increase in the nearness to Allaah and His reward.

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Obligation on men to pray in congregation

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It is commonly observed that the masajid are overcrowded in Ramadan and empty in other months. This means that many people do not offer salat in Jamaat other than in Ramadan. When in fact, if a man stays in neighborhood of a masjid, his prayer is not valid if he prays at home without a genuine reason. This view is proven from Qur’an, Sunnah, belief of Sahaba and opinions of scholars.

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What breaks the fast?

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Many people have a confusion as to what breaks the fast and what does not. Below is a small list along with the rulings.

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Virtues of Ramadan

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Ramadan is one of the twelve Arabic months. It is a month which is venerated in the Islamic religion, and it is distinguished from the other months by a number of characteristics and virtues

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The Blessings & Rulings concerning Rains

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From the great blessings of Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) is the blessing of rain. In it there is life for the earth and plants, life for animals, and life for mankind.

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A Muslim’s attitude during times of oppression

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Matters have been slightly tensed in the last few weeks. And every other individual is expressing his opinions and receiving counter-reactions on the social media. But these people, especially the youth, are stating and commenting merely out of emotions and rarely based on knowledge. Very few of those individuals would have tried to find out what exactly are the Islamic guidelines in these situations as per Qur’an and Sunnah; and what are the scholarly opinions in these matters. And this is the need of the hour if we want to stop the matters getting any worse.

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