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....

The Tax Advantages of an Endowment.

The Tax Advantages of an Endowment. To build a successful long-term investment portfolio, one must consider ways to enhance their capital whilst finding efficient mechanisms to reduce your taxes. Endowments remain a useful investment vehicle and offer a disciplined way of saving where you are committed for a certain period so that you can...

Rising cost of Medical Schemes

How Important Is It to Keep My Medical Schemes? The cost of Medical Schemes in South Africa is staggering, and prices keep on rising. This year, the average increase in monthly contributions is way above consumer price inflation (CPI). Coupled with rising costs are dwindling benefits. So what’s causing the very high cost of...

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