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  • TRIBUTE TO MARHOOM HASSEN GOOLAM MOHAMED KAROLIA

    Invariably and inevitably, during the course of time, some from us depart from this earth. But it is only Allah Ta’ala who gives us the strength to bear our irreparable losses. It is with deep regret that we must refer to the passing away of Marhoom Hassen Gollam Mohamed Karolia. The present world is little more than a preview of the next world, a fleeting glimpse of the real and ...

    Posted at June 20, 2014 | By : | Categories : General Articles | 0 Comment
  • The Eagle and Crow

    “Anwaar-e-Suhaili is a well known Persian book. In it has been narrated a very thought provoking story: Once a man saw a crow whose wings were cut. He thought, “poor thing, how is it going to survive? From where shall it get its food?” Hardly a moment had passed when that person spotted an eagle carrying some prey in its beak. The eagle came closer, landed and fed the crow. On seeing this the man thought “ ...

    Posted at October 1, 2012 | By : | Categories : General Articles | 0 Comment
  • Signs in Nature

    The world has recently experienced many natural disasters. The tsunami, the earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, floods, droughts, and volcanic eruptions are some of the natural disasters that have inflicted the world in recent times. Natural disasters can be viewed as either part of the “problem of evil”, or as part of nature’s warning system. Many philosophers regard these calamities as signs of nature’s evil. Allah’s Prophets, however, regard them as scaled down previews of the much greater ...

    Posted at October 1, 2012 | By : | Categories : General Articles | 0 Comment
  • Gold and Glitter

    GOLD AND GLITTER "And among His signs is that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that you may dwell in tranquility with them and He has put love and mercy between your hearts: verily in that are signs for those who reflect." [Al-Rum, 30:21] "Blessed be God King of the Universe that Thou has not made me a woman." [Jewish Man's Prayer] "What is the difference whether it is in a wife or mother, it is ...

    Posted at October 1, 2012 | By : | Categories : General Articles | 0 Comment
  • The Importance of a Last Will and Testament

    We are living in times where everybody thinks about preparing a Last Will and Testament. Most know that they will need a Will. Many intend to make out their Wills, yet surprisingly, most people never do. Some are of the view that they do not need a Will as they do not have substantial assets. Others do not prepare wills for reasons that range from simple laziness to discomfort at the thought of one’s own death. ...

    Posted at October 1, 2012 | By : | Categories : General Articles | 0 Comment
  • The Real Purpose of Education

    Education---like democracy, free markets, freedom of the press, and "universal human rights" --- is one of those subjects whose virtue is considered self-evident. So is the superiority of the industrially advanced countries in attaining them. Consequently, any package that arrives with one of these magic labels on it, automatically qualifies for the "green channel" at our entry ports. No questions asked. This uncritical acceptance has severely crippled our discussion of all these vital topics. For ...

    Posted at October 1, 2012 | By : | Categories : General Articles | 0 Comment
  • We are only Passing Through

    The present world is little more than a preview of the next world. It is a fleeting glimpse of the real and lasting blessings of paradise. We can only begin to grasp the meaning of the boundless joy of eternity if we see our world as a mirror, if we see the good things of this life as a pale reflection of the great blessings of the hereafter. The limited and temporary happiness and luxuries ...

    Posted at October 1, 2012 | By : | Categories : General Articles | 0 Comment
  • What Happens if You Die Without Leaving a Will

    There is a general misconception amongst people that if you die without leaving a Will, then your assets will be forfeited to the State. This is not so. If you die without leaving a Will, then your assets will not be forfeited to the State.  In such an instance, your Estate will devolve in terms of intestate succession and the Act which governs it is the Intestate Succession Act  81 of 1987. This Act contains provisions ...

    Posted at October 1, 2012 | By : | Categories : General Articles | 0 Comment
  • 36.Udhiya (Qurbaani)

    What is Udhiya? ‘Udhiya’ is an Arabic word meaning "blood sacrifice", 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. The sacrifice of an animal has always been a recognised form of worship in many religions, but in the ‘Shariah’ (Islamic sacred law) of our beloved ...

    Posted at October 1, 2012 | By : | Categories : Islamic Articles | 0 Comment
  • 35. Virtues of Qurbaani

    "It is neither their flesh nor their blood that reaches Allah, but it is your Taqwa that reaches Him…" (Surah Hajj) Ibraheem (Alayhis Salaam) had two alternatives: either to follow the cry of his heart or to submit to the call of his Creator. He chose to submit. Qurbani therefore is not a monetary Ibaadah or a duty that is discharged in distant poor countries. Qurbani is a personal experience, an intimate and emotional encounter, an ...

    Posted at October 1, 2012 | By : | Categories : Islamic Articles | 0 Comment
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