Madinah is a blessed city

Every pilgrim must visit the abode of the most revered Prophet (SAW). Usually a pilgrim stays in the most sacred and beautiful land on earth for eight days. Abu Huraira (RA) quotes the beloved Prophet (SAW) as having said, “I was ordered to migrate to a town which will swallow (conquer) other towns and is […]

How to perform Umrah

On their arrival in the holy city of Makkah, pilgrims have to perform Umrah immediately. The Umrah involves circumambulation of the Kabbah, offering two rakaats near Muqam-e-Ibrahiem (AS), drinking Zam Zam water, and doing Sa’yee (walking between Safah and Marwah) and shaving off hair from the head. Pilgrims must preferably enter the Masjid-e-Haram from Babus […]

Hajj is must for wealthy Muslims

If a person who has the means and health to undertake the Hajj pilgrimage refrains from performing his obligation he will die a Christian or a Jew. (Al Bukhari) This shows the importance of Hajj. A Muslim who has the money and sound health has to perform Hajj. In Kashmir many people refrain from going […]

Living with neighbours

Islam enjoins neighbours to love and cooperative with each other and share sorrows and happiness. It commands neighbours to establish social relations in which one could depend upon the other and regard his life, honour and property safe among his neighbours. A society in which two persons, separated only by a wall, remain unacquainted with […]

Not just in Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan is about to end.  The number of Muslims who visited mosques in huge numbers during the holy month will start diminishing in the coming days.  This is highly unfortunate. The holy month is a training period. A Muslim learns how to spend the rest of the year in this month.  […]

The night of Qadr

Lailat-ul-Qadr, the night of power is a gift to the best Ummah of all times.  It is believed that the pious companions of the most revered Prophet (SAW) once asked him that the previous Ummah had long lives and, therefore, more time to pray while as Muslims are not that privileged. Therefore, Allah in His […]

Rights of Prisoners

The most revered Prophet (SAW) took part in eighty battles that were imposed on him. Around one thousand people got killed in these battles. An equal number suffered injuries. The modern world fought just two wars. Millions of people got killed. Not only the history but also the geography of the world changed due to […]

Zakaat and Ramadan

Allah the almighty has stressed the need for upholding the institution of Zakaat repeatedly.  In fact, wherever Quran has made a mention of the Salaat there is a mention of Zakaat as well. This speaks volumes about the importance of Zakaat. On first Ramadan, in the second month of Hijra, Zakaat was made obligatory on […]

Importance of Sunnah

The Quran was revealed in the Holy Month of Ramadan.  And the Quran has repeatedly directed Muslims to follow the most revered Prophet (SAW).  This speaks volumes about the importance of Sunnah. The holy month of Ramadan, therefore, is the best time to start following the Sunnah of the Prophet (SAW). This is where the […]

Purpose of Ramadhan

Fasting is more than just abstaining from food. The purpose of Ramadhan is introspection, self-restraint and moving towards righteousness.  “O ye who believe, fasting has been made obligatory for you in the same way as it was made obligatory for Ummah before you so that you become righteous,” Al Baqra. Fasting teaches self-restraint, makes the […]

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