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يٰأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ ٱلصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ ‘O those who believe, the fasts have been enjoined upon you as were enjoined upon those before so that you be God-fearing.’ [Surah Baqarah, 183] Literally, Sawm means ‘to abstain’. In the terminology of Islamic law, Sawm means ‘to abstain from eating, drinking and sexual intercourse: …

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Jewels of Quran

The Holy Prophet said: 1) The best of you is he who learns the Holy Quran and teaches it to others. (Bukhari) 2) Undoubtedly, the heart gets rusted like metal gets rusted when water goes over it. The people asked, “How can they [the hearts] be cleaned?” The Prophet replied, “To remember death in abundance and to recite the Holy …

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Prophethood of Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.)


The glorious Quran and Sunnah were revealed to Imam al-Anbia (The leader of all the Prophets and the messengers) Muhammad (p.b.u.h.). As Imam Tahawi said about him: Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) is undoubtedly Allah’s most exalted creature, His most beloved Messenger and a chosen Prophet. He is the last of the Prophets, Imam of all pious people, the Master of all the …

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Benefits of Becoming a Muslim


Benefits of Becoming a Muslim 1. As far as the Creator (whose proper name is Allah) is concerned, you will be able to identify Him and get to know Him, His role and your relationship to His names, you will be able to communicate with Him any time, 24 hours a day, throughout the whole year. As a result of …

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Wealthy Investors Should Invest on Creating Jobs


Expressing his views on the importance of work and Halal income, Shaikh Abdol-Hamid called on the rich investors and investors to create jobs for the jobless citizens. Urging on obtaining Halal sustenance in his Friday sermon of 22 April, 2016, he said, “Islam has strictly urged on Halal (legal) income and sustenance that has influences on good deeds. Good deed …

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Palestinian shot dead after alleged stabbing

A Palestinian protester hurls stones at Israeli troops during clashes near the Jewish settlement of Bet El, near the West Bank city of Ramallah October 20, 2015. A three-week-old uprising by knife-wielding, Internet-generation teenagers against Israelis has left 80-year-old Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas looking like yesterday's man, unable either to oppose the violence or openly endorse it. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A Palestinian has been shot and killed after he and another Palestinian allegedly stabbed an Israeli at a bus stop west of Jerusalem. Israeli police said on Thursday that two suspects attempted to get on a children’s school bus in Beit Shemesh, a majority ultra-orthodox area. After they were asked why they were doing so, they attempted to stab an …

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Rain Prayer


This prayer is a means of seeking rain from Allah, the Exalted, during times of drought. That is, people are naturally disposed to ask help from the One Who is able to support them; Allah Alone. This prayer was known among the previous nations. It is regarded also as one of the acts of the prophets, peace be upon them …

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Tips on Safeguarding and Improving Your Prayers


The following is some advice to help you preserve and safeguard your prayer, and perform it in a proper manner, which makes it more likely to be accepted, • Perform Wudhoo’ (ablution) properly because the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said:“Allah made compulsory upon Himself to Admit into Paradise any Muslim who properly performed Wudhoo’, then prays two Rak’ah with …

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The significance of the month of Sha’ban


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger, may Allaah exalt his mention, as well as that of his family and all his companions. The actions of people are presented to Allah in the month of Sha’ban, so …

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The Virtues and Rewards of Prayer in Islam


The obligatory five daily prayers were prescribed during the night the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, ascended to the heavens, while the commands for the remaining acts of worship were revealed to the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, on earth. This indicates the special status and importance of prayer as an act of worship. • It is the only pillar …

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