Second Ashra – Days Of Forgiveness

Forgiveness is to do Astaghfaar for all sins committed so far by Muslims especially in the second Ashra of Ramadan and to repent unto Allah. Do Astaghfaar, feel sorry, desist from committing it again, and make sure not to fall for the same sin again.Dua for the second Ashra is: Translation:  “I seek forgiveness from...

Faq pertaining to Zakaat

Zakah is Fardh (compulsory) upon every sane adult Muslim (male and female) who possesses net-Zakatable assets (i.e. Zakatable assets over and above one’s basic needs minus liabilities) to the value of Nisab (minimum threshold) for one’s Zakatable (lunar) year. Zakatable Assets: 1. Gold and Silver: All forms of gold and silver, jewellery that contain...

10 tips to see the best of Ramadan

Ramadan is awaited with much anticipation – a special guest that visits us annually. To ensure that we are prepared for our visitor the following is a ten-point check list that we should try to uphold to see the best of Ramadan.   Do with the heart – There should be no ulterior motive in...

The Night of Bara’ah

Sha’ban: Merits, Do’s, and Dont’s Part 2 of 4  By Mufti Taqi Usmani  The Night of Bara’ah  Another significant feature of the month of Sha’ban is that it consists of a night which is termed in Shariah as “Laylatul-bara’ah” (The night of freedom from Fire). This is the night occurring between 14thand 15th day of Sha’ban. There are certain traditions of Prophet...

Sha’baan Merits, Do’s & Dont’s Part 1 of 4

Sha’ban: Merits, Do’s, and Dont’s Part 1 of 4 By Mufti Taqi Usmani Sha’ban is one of the meritorious months for which we find some particular instructions in the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu Alayhi Wa Sallam. It is reported in the authentic ahadith that Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu Alayhi Wa Sallam, used to fast most of...

At the Approach of Rajab

 At The Approach of Rajab & Sha’ban With the sighting of the crescent of Rajab, Rasulullah (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Salam) would anticipate and begin preparations for the month of Ramadaan. This is two months in advance! People “live to see” various accomplishments in their lives, but a Believer “lives for” and yearns to witness...

Weather the storm

Why you should weather the storm Fund managers have preached patience. Financial advisors have urged clients to stay the course. But it hasn’t been easy. Equities are generally expected to do much better than cash in the long run, but over the last five years, local cash investors have had better returns than those...

Taqwa (Piety) has three Levels

Taqwâ (piety) has three levels: 1. Do not use such things or wealth that the jurists and ulamâ have declared harâm (forbidden), as using these will result in one becoming a fâsiq (open rebellious sinner), and his testimony will be rejected in court. This is the level of piety of the common Muslim. 2....

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