Eid-ul-Fitr 1435

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Bismillah

Asalamu alaykum

By His Mercy, Allah has gifted us with the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr following a month of fasting in obedience to His command, Exalted and Majestic is He.

It is with great joy that we announce that the first  of Shawwal has arrived, which in sha Allah will console us for the departure of Ramadan- The Month of Mercy.

May Allah accept (good deeds) from us and from you. ameen

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Please take a few moments for the sake of Allah to discover the obligations, sunnahs and etiquettes of Eid-ul-fitr :

The etiquettes of Eid, the takbeer etc.

Seasonal reminder- Departure of an old friend, Ramadan, arrival of Eid-ul-fitr, Etiquettes, prayer and more

The Ruling and Sunnah’s of Eid

Description of Eid prayer

When should zakat-al-fitr be paid

 

Some top tips (see above links for references from Qur’an and sunnah):

1- Make sure you’ve paid zakat-ul-fitr, before the Eid salat.

2- Keep pronouncing the takbeer (starts on night of Eid until the imam emerges to lead the Eid prayer.) The Takbeer is:

Allahu Akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu Akbar, laa ilaha illAllah, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, wa lillaahilHamd.

(Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great, There is no true god worthy of worship, except Allah. Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great and all praise be to Allah.)

3-Have ghusl in the morning before going out to pray

4- Ensure you have eaten something before the prayer of Eid-ul-Fitr. Try eating an odd number of dates, as the prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam did.

5- Men should go out wearing their finest clothes, perfume etc.When going out or in the presence of non-mahram men, women should avoid perfume. Women can wear their fine clothes so long as it is concealed by a full and complete, unadorned Hijab. When in female only environments, or among their mahram relatives, women may adorn themselves appropriately. My dear readers, let us remind ourselves that obedience to Allah takes precedence over all else.

6- Pray the Eid prayer in congregation

7- Congratulate one another! Taqabbal Allahu minnaa wa minkum (May Allah accept (the fast and worship) from us and from you)

8- Go out to pray one route, and return by another.

Check out the links above for more!

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May Allah subhanahu wa ta’alaa grant us mercy from Him in this world and the next, may He accept our good deeds, expiate our sins and make us adhere to the Qur’an and sunnah of the beloved messenger Muhammad peace be upon him. May Allah unite us in jannat al firdaus. May Allah abundantly bless His final prophet Muhammad upon him be peace. ameen!

 

Remember us in your duas too in sha Allah!

 

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LAYLAT-UL-QADR!

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asalamu alaykum!

BISMILLAH

 

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In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Verily, We have sent it (this Qur’ân) down in the night of Al-Qadr (Decree)[] (1) And what will make you know what the night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is? (2) The night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is better than a thousand months (i.e. worshipping Allâh in that night is better than worshipping Him a thousand months, i.e. 83 years and 4 months) (3) Therein descend the angels and the Rûh [Jibril (Gabriel)] by Allâh’s Permission with all Decrees, (4) (All that night), there is Peace (and Goodness from Allâh to His believing slaves) until the appearance of dawn.[] (5)

[QUR’AN CHAPTER 97, ENGLISH INTERPRETATION]

 

 

 

How to observe laylatul Qadr: click here

 

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:  “Whoever stays up and prays on Laylat al-Qadr out of faith and in the hope of reward, his previous sins will be forgiven.” Agreed upon.

Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam taught ‘Aisha radi Allahu anhaa what to say on laylat-ul-qadr:

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Let’s revive the sunnah and flee to Allah! please remember us in your duas, and like and share this in sha Allah!

May Allah forgive all of us who believe and admit us to  paradise, by His mercy. Allah abundantly bless rasoollullah. ameen

(References: Qur’an, Sunnah, Tafsir ibn Katheer abridged vol. 10, Darrusalam, IslamQA)

SEERAH lesson 3- The Biography of Rasoolullah, Muhammad peace be upon him

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SEERAH lesson 2- The Biography of Rasoolullah, Muhammad peace be upon him

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SEERAH sessions- The Biography of Rasoolullah, Muhammad peace be upon him

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In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful

‘Indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes for (the Meeting with) Allah and the Last Day,and remembers Allah much.’ [QUR’AN, 33:21]

Day 1 (Life of Muhammad PBUH) – Ramadan 2012 – speaker: Mufti Ismail Ibn Musa Menk of Zimbabwe.

MUSLIMS BEING PERSECUTED WORLDWIDE- action

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Dear Reader…

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Dear Reader,

You are reading this today, for a reason.

I want you to give me your answer to the question:

What is the purpose in life?

Write it down. Make a list if you want. Now scroll down to see what you may have come up with…

 

  • to be happy
  • to have fun
  • earn money
  • look good
  • get married
  • to be loved
  • to have a family
  • have kids
  • get famous
  • get educated
  • travel the world
  • to eat/drink/sleep
  • whatever else you added

 

These things are accepted by many as common pursuits of life. But are they really the purpose of our existence? Does failure to attain these imply that it’s not worth living anymore? Are people who cannot attain these worthless?

 

Let’s get real. Sure everyone wants to be happy, but sometimes we become sad. Does that mean we shouldn’t bother living anymore? No! Of course not!

The same can be said about having fun, life’s not always fun, is it? I’m just being honest.

Money…so what happens when you go broke? What about those in poverty or unable to earn?

And about looking good… well, define good-looking for a start… and then decide, is beauty and youth everlasting, or ephemeral? (Botox does not count, those who’ve been there and done that can tell you all about it!)

The same about everything else on that list. You may have it, you may lose it, you may never attain it, and if you do, it will not last forever. Ultimately, we do have an end. Agreed? That’s a nod.

 

So then, all these things are ephemeral pursuits in life. What’s more, they may not be attainable to everyone. But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth living. Because life has meaning. It’s got to be far deeper than merely getting by before you die.

 

What is the purpose of life?!

Quite simply, this is the very question which many have failed to answer adequately.

But when the answer comes from the Supreme Creator of all existence, things become a whole lot clearer.

As Muslims, we believe in One Supreme Creator of the universe and all existence. You may say God, we prefer to use Allah- you can’t add gender or plurals to the latter.

Allah is The Supreme Creator of all. Everything has a beginning and an end. But Allah is The Ever-Living, The Self-Existing, The Originator.  Allah created you and me, and everything. Allah owns everything, including you and me. We belong to Allah. And we will return to Allah soon…

Allah informs us that we were created for a purpose, and that purpose is to worship none but Allah alone, without partners or associates.

“and I (Allah) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship me (alone). [Qur’an, chapter 51: verse 56 (English interpretation of Arabic)]

I haven’t finished this letter yet. Thanks for your time though, I’m going to have to continue it soon, if Allah wills…