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Fast of Aashura, and when?

The 10th of Muharram is popularly known as Aashura. 

Fasting on this day is highly encouraged.

There seems to surround some confusion with regard to the dates.

As per the Saudi announcement, Aashura falls on Thursday, the 14th November. As per the dates given in UAE Awqaf Ministry’s website, 10th Muharam falls on Wednesday, 13th Nov.

While it is true that we must always go by the local announcement about the sighting of the moon and the commencement of the month, in this case I feel it is better to fast on both days, i.e. 13th and 14th November, Inshaa’Allah.

Some of the merits of the fast of Aashura are mentioned below:  Continue reading

November 12, 2013 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

The only ayah that was revealed inside Ka’bah

Do you know which is the only ayah in the Qur’an that was revealed inside Ka’bah, that is Masjid al Haraam, the Sacred Mosque or Baytullah, the House of Allah?

Today let us learn about this ayah, understand the amazing reason for which it was revealed, and also appreciate the miracle that exists to this day!  Continue reading

September 27, 2013 Posted by | Hajj related, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

Ramadhaan starts on Wednesday

As per the official announcement, Ramadhaan commences on Wednesday, the 10th of July 2013, in U.A.E, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Egypt, Malaysia, Australia and Singapore.  Continue reading

July 8, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The effects of ungratefulness!

Dear brothers and sisters, Assalamu Alaikum.

After reading this and this news, some sadness loomed over me thinking if the first news was true, then it is definitely a bad news for the Ummah as a whole. The parable in Surah Al Nahl struck my mind.

This one ayah is sufficient for every sincere Muslim to understand the significance of being grateful to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, and at the same time know the side effects of being ungrateful to one’s Sustainer!  Continue reading

February 15, 2013 Posted by | Reflections, Shukr Vs Kufr | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments