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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 the month in Sha'ban. These fasts were not obligatory on him but Sha'ban is the month immediately preceding the month of Ramadan. Therefore, some preparatory measures are suggested by … [Read more...]

The Glory of the Past

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The Glory of the Past & the Disgrace of the Present – Why?   For Muslims there was a time of glory and progress, a time when there was awe and respect in the hearts regarding Muslims. At present there remains no trace of the glory. In the hearts of others there remains no trace of respect or friendship for Muslims. The disgrace has reached such a peak that even among Muslims there remains no respect for each other. Enmity within … [Read more...]

Isra’ and Mi`raj (In Detail)

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Isra' and Mi`raj (In Detail) In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, Most Beneficient, Blessings and Peace upon the Messenger of Allah and his Family and Companions, As the Prophet, upon him blessings and peace, was in al-Hijr at the House (the semi-circular space under the waterspout which is open on both sides on the Northwest side of the Ka`ba), lying down at rest between two men (his uncle Hamza and his cousin Ja`far ibn Abi Talib), Jibril and … [Read more...]

Why are Muslims Suffering?? Causes and Cures

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by Mufti Mahmood Saheb 1. HEAPS OF DISGRACE "Verily Allah does not change the condition of a people unless they change it themselves." 13/11. The Muslim is daily faced by a host of new problems and difficulties. Now and again, reports of untold oppression and barbarism against Muslims are received. Their lives, property and self-respect is trampled upon and worse than that, their religious matters are tampered and interfered with, their … [Read more...]

Islam for Our Times – how and why?

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Islam for Our Times - how and why?   Islam, exactly as it was revealed to Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu alayhi wasallam, and without any changes or alterations, is the religion that Allah chose for all people from the time he sent His Messenger till the end of time. Islam is thus for recent times just as it was for earlier times. But while the texts of this religion are immutable, people's conditions are not. What can we do? In answering … [Read more...]

Power of Tabligh – Conversion of Mongols

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Conversion of the Mongols by Maulana Abul Hasan Nadvi, Rector of Nadwatul Ulama, Lucknow, India ISLAM was about to be submerged in the whirl-pool of the Mongol ardour of slaughter and destruction, as several Muslim writers had then expressed the fear, wiping it out of existence, but Islam suddenly began to capture the hearts of the savage Tartars. The preachers of Islam thus accomplished a task which the swordarm of the faith had failed to … [Read more...]