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What is Islam

The virtue of visiting the sick

Every community has people who fall ill.
 
In Islam, we are encouraged to visit such people and not to neglect them.
 
The extent of the importance of this can be gauged from the five authentic Hadiths below:
 
Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (رضي الله عنه) reports that Rasulullah (ﷺ) said:
 

Laylat al-Qadr - the Night of Decree

Almighty Allah has honored the month of Ramadan with night of Laylat al-Qadr, the night of power and predestination. 
 
 

A look at the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan

Hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world began fasting on Thursday from sunrise to sunset for the month of Ramadan, a time of contemplation, fortitude and intense worship.
 
Here are some questions and answers about Islam’s holiest month and how it’s observed:
 
WHY DO MUSLIMS FAST?
 
 

Isra' and Mi'raj - the miraculous journey and ascension of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

One of the sacred and close to the heart of every Muslim believer day, the date of the Holy Night Isra' and Mi`raj this year falls on the night of 13 to 14 April.
 
Isra is a night journey of the Prophet ﷺ from the al-Haram Meccan mosque to the al-Aqsa mosque in al-Quds (Jerusalem). Mi'raj is the ascension of the Messenger ﷺ to heaven and the attainment of that place, of which there is no knowledge either of angels, or of jinns, or men.
 
 

Fasting in Rajab is a good sunnah or innovation?

Question:
Fasting in the month of Radjab is a good sunnah or innovation?
 
Answer:
• Rajab is the month of mercy and forgiveness. Being one of the months preceding Ramadan, Rajab is the preparation for this period, and Muslims should be engaged in spiritual purification and fast.
 
قال الإمام النووي في كتابه "شرح صحيح مسلم":
 
As for the fasting in the month of Rajab, Imam al-Nawawi in his book Sharh Sahih al-Muslim writes:
 

From what age one should teach children to pray?

QUESTION:
From what age one should teach children to pray?
 
ANSWER:
Our children are creatures whose upbringing Allah has trusted us.
And the main task of parents is to teach children what the Almighty has commanded each one of His slaves to fulfill.
 
To begin this important training, no doubt, one should start with namaz - prayer, because in the hadeeth of the Prophet ﷺ it is said:
 
 

The Spiritual Meaning of Sacrifice

By Maryam Hedayat | islam.ru | 03 Oct 2014

The historical background of Eid al-Adha is that the Prophet Ibrahim (may Allah be pleased with him) had a dream in which he was sacrificing his young son, Ismail (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). Prophet Ibrahim, a great believer in Allah, took his dream literally and wanted to sacrifice his son. But, according to the tradition, Allah the Almighty sent his angels and asked him to sacrifice an animal instead of his son.

 

Some Important Rulings Concerning Udhiya/Qurbani

Source : ilmgate / 01 Oct 2014

In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,

‘Udhiya’ is an Arabic term which means “sacrificing an animal”, and ‘Qurbani’ is an Urdu and Persian word derived from the Arabic word ‘Qurban’ which literally means an act performed to seek Allah’s pleasure. It is technically used for the sacrifice of an animal slaughtered for the sake of Allah.

 

Ten Blessed Days of Dhul Hijjah

Source : Central-mosque.com / 27 Sep 2014

Allah (SWT) takes an Oath by the Ten Nights of Dhul-Hijja1h:

(وَٱلۡفَجۡرِ(١) وَلَيَالٍعَشۡرٍ۬(٢

I swear by the dawn, [89:1] and by the Ten Nights, [89:2]

 

How to make your Hajj accepted

Source : IslamWeb / 23 Sep 2014

Many Hadeeths were narrated to show the great virtue of Hajj and its great reward. Some Hadeeths described the complete Hajj as the accepted Hajj. The Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: “The accepted Hajj has no other reward but Paradise.” [Al-Bukhaari]

 
 

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