Ramadhan Workshop 2016

Ramadhan Workshop 2016


Ramadhan Workshop 2016

 Course Description:

Fasting in the month of Ramadhan is one of the five pillars of Islam and is fardh (compulsory) upon every muslim who is sane and mature. As commanded in the noble Quran in Surah Baqarah verse 183, Allah SWT has ordered ”O you who believe, fasting has been prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may attain righteousness.”

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What to do at the Time of Natural Catastrophes?

What to do at the Time of Natural Catastrophes?

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Everyone is aware of the devastation that natural disasters bring with them. Many lose their lives, hundreds of thousands lose relatives, entire communities are wiped out and countless buildings and properties are destroyed. Thousands, even millions are left homeless, having lost everything they once owned, living under open skies with nothing to eat and cover themselves with. Even after the calamity has subsided, the death toll continues to increase with the spread of disease. Read more about What to do at the Time of Natural Catastrophes?

Hadith on the virtue of spending generously on ‘Ashura

Hadith on the virtue of spending generously on ‘Ashura

By Mufti Hanif Yusuf Patel

The Messenger of Allah (peace and salutations be upon him) said:

من وسَّع علي عياله يوم عاشوراء وسع الله عليه سائر السنة

Translation: Whoever generously spends on his dependents on the day of Aashura, Allah Ta’ala will expand his sustenance (Baraqah) for the rest of that year.

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The Month of Muharram

The Month of Muharram

auc-web-decorative-images-motifs-1_page_09 Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, is one of the four sacred months mentioned in the Glorious Qur’ān,

Lo! The number of the months with Allāh is twelve months by Allāh’s Ordinance in the day that He created the heavens and the earth. Four of them are sacred: that is the right religion. So wrong not yourselves in them… (9:36)

The specification of these four sacred months is stated in a hadīth narrated by Abū Bakrah radhiyallāhu ‘anhu that Rasūlullāh sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam said,

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Lunar eclipse tonight what’s the Sunnah?

Lunar eclipse tonight what’s the Sunnah?

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Starts approximately in Trinidad and Tobago 9:07pm and fully at 11:47pm, ends 12:27am in Trinidad and Tobago)

The sun and the moon are two of the greatest signs that we can use to recognise the greatness and might of our creator; Allah Ta’ala, he has placed them in a perfect synchronization for the existence of the earth and entire universe.

“Among His signs are the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. Do not prostrate yourselves to the sun, or to the moon. And prostrate yourselves to Allah who has created them, if it is Him whom you worship.” [41:37] Read more about Lunar eclipse tonight what’s the Sunnah?

Delaying Hajj

Delaying Hajj

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By Shaykh Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullāh

Hajj is one of the fundamental pillars of Islām, and obligatory upon every Muslim male or female who meets its requirements and who has been granted the capability to carry it out by Allāh ta’ālā. If there are no Shar’ī excuses to prevent you from fulfilling the obligation of hajj, you should not delay.

Shaytān’s Ploy

Every year, however, Shaytān whispers the following thought in the minds of those who are under an obligation to go for hajj: “I have some important reasons preventing me from going this year, but I will definitely go next year, no matter what happens, and I will absolve myself of this obligation.” In this way Shaytān secures a year’s grace for himself. The following year, just before hajj, he will play the same trick again and secure yet another year. Shaytān leads people on in this manner right up to their graves.

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Tell Me About Eid?

Tell Me About Eid?

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Approaching the day of ‘Eid, there are mixed emotions for Muslims. They are divided between the sorrow of the departing of Ramadhan and the happiness of welcoming the Islamic celebration of ‘Eid.
Ramadhan is a blessed month which brought about the best in our worship, good actions, spending and taqwa.
The celebration of Eid is due to religious achievement. Therefore, with recharged spiritual batteries, we now have the determination to optimise our performance and celebrate the blessed day in the method shown to us in the Sunnah.
Here are some Sunnah practices and guidelines that will be rewarding to us: Read more about Tell Me About Eid?

Attending a Janāzah

Attending a Janāzah

by Shaykh Mawlānā Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullāh

The journey to the Hereafter is one which almost every person fears, yet we fail to show any concern for our dear and near ones from the time of their demise to after burial. Our condition at such a critical time is worthy of much lament and shame. Rather than our benefitting the deceased in anyway, we return from the funeral with no benefit to ourselves or to the family; in fact we return with increase in the hurt and grief of the family and maybe sin too. This is because we are neglectful and forget the severity of the stages which our beloved ones are soon to reach. Read more about Attending a Janāzah

The New Year

The New Year

Having just completed the year 2014, the ‘New Year’ is seen and heard all around us. However, the question remains as to what should be a Muslim’s take on these events.

Upon the passing of a year, the common trend is to celebrate; people have birthday parties, wedding anniversaries etc. However, in certain spheres this is not the case; take the example of a businessman who at the end of the (financial) year will first take stock of the past year. He will meticulously go through the accounts of the past year taking into account every single penny. He will check to see if he made a profit, and if so then how can he make more in the coming year. He will check his expenses: where did he spend his money? Can he make further savings? All of this is done so that he can make the coming year more profitable than the one that has passed. Read more about The New Year