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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Rulings of Christmas

Ruling on the Muslims celebrating at the time of Christmas and decorating their homes with balloons
Praise be to Allaah.
There is no doubt that what is mentioned of celebrations is haraam, because it is an imitation of the kuffaar. It is well known that the Muslims do not have any festival apart from Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, and the weekly “Eid” which is Friday (Yawm al-Jumu‘ah). Celebrating any other festival is not allowed and is either of two things: either it is an innovation (bid‘ah), if it is celebrated as a means of drawing close to Allah, such as celebrating the Prophet’s Birthday (Mawlid); or it is an imitation of the kuffaar, if it is celebrated as a tradition and not as an act of worship, because introducing innovated festivals is the action of the people of the Book who we are commanded to differ from. So how about if it is a celebration of one of their actual festivals? 

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Refutation of Imran Hosein’s Book Entitled “An Islamic View of Gog & Magog in the Modern World”

Surprisingly, a lot of people are being influenced by the views of Imran N. Hosein and a lot of his multimedia is being promoted throughout the Internet. Here is a refutation of his book entitled "An Islamic View of Gog & Magog in the Modern World"!

Bismillahi Was-salaatu Was-salaamu ‘Alaa Rasulillah, wa ba’d…

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Virtues of Muharram & Fasting on Ashura


Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, the Seal of the Prophets and Chief of the Messengers, and upon all his family and companions.
Allah’s sacred month of Muharram is a blessed and important month. It is the first month of the Hijri calendar and is one of the four sacred months concerning which Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve months (in a year), so it was ordained by Allah on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth; of them, four are sacred. That is the right religion, so wrong not yourselves therein…” [At-Tawbah 9:36] Abu Bakr RA reported that the Prophet SAWS said: “The year is twelve months of which four are sacred, the three consecutive months of Dhul Qadah, Dhul Hijjah and Muharram, and Rajab which comes between Jumada and Shaban.” [Reported by Al-Bukhari, 2958]

Tragedy of Karbalah


In the name of Allah, most Beneficent most Merciful.

On the 10th of Muharram Al-Haram, 61 A.H., a most abominable and tragic event occurred in the desert of Karbala that resulted in the martyrdom (shahadah) of Hussain Ibn Ali (RAA), the grandson of our Prophet(SAW) and the son of his daughter, along with most of the members of his family and their supporters. It should be borne in mind that this tragedy did not take place all of a sudden like a bolt from the blue. It was in fact the manifestation of the plot of Sabayeeswhich had claimed the life of Uthman (RAA), the third Caliph and the son-in-law of the Prophet (SAW) twenty-five years earlier. Caliph Uthman’s (RAA)martyrdom took place on 18th of Dhu Al-Hajj, 36 A.H.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Dealing with Pornography

A lot of organisations/individuals on the web are taking part in a large scale online dawah initiative called "Purify Your Gaze", which is addressing the issue of pornography addiction in the Muslim community.

To learn more about this initiative, please visit: http://www.purifyyourgaze.com/cmd.php?af=1260871

Just incase you are hearing about this for the first time, we don't want you to miss the videos there (they are awesome masha'Allah!):

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Sacred Month of Muharram

Verily, the most truthful of speech is the Speech of Allah, and the best guidance is the guidance of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). The worst of affairs are those that are newly introduced, and every newly introduced affair is an innovation, and every innovation is a misguidance, and every misguidance leads to the Hell Fire.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


Friday, December 3, 2010

India fears Pakistan, says US: WikiLeaks exposes

New Delhi, Dec 2: The new secret diplomatic cables exposed by whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks revealed that United States was not happy with India's response to Pakistan over 2001 Parliament attack.

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