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  • 26. Ihram

    Ihram literally means to make something haram upon oneself. By adopting ihram (donning the two sheets, making niyat and reciting the talbiya, certain things which were halal (allowed) now become haram (not allowed) upon that person. Thus, we can say that ihram is a state (condition) which a person has subjected himself to and he can reverse this state only if particular rites are performed. Furthermore, the two sheets a Haji or Mu’tamir wears is also ...

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  • 25. Zul Hijjah, Eidul-Adha, Hajj, Sacrifice

      By Mufti Taqi Usmani   Zulhijjah is the last month of the Islamic calendar. Literally, it means "hajj." Obviously, this name of the month indicates that the great annual worship of "hajj" is performed in this month, which gives it special significance. Some specific merits and rules relevant to this month are mentioned below:   First Ten Days The first ten days of Zulhijjah are among the most magnificent days in Islamic calendar. The Holy Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, ...

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  • 24.The First Ten Days of Zul Hijjah

    Significance of the First Ten Days of Zul Hijjah Allah has taken oath of ten nights in Surah Al-Fajr. According to the majority of the commentators of Qur’an, the nights are those of the (first) ten days of Zul Hijjah.Abdullah Ibn ’Abbas Radiyallaahu anhu related that the Prophet Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam said, "Good deeds performed on other days are not superior to those performed on these (first ten days of Zul Hijjah)." The Companions Radiyallaahu anhum ...

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  • 23. Six Fasts of Shawaal

    It is Mustahab (act of great merit) to observe the six fasts of Shawwaal. The observance of these fasts has been stressed by Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) in several ahadith. It is once again the infinite mercy of Allah Ta'ala, that in exchange of minimal efforts he accords multiple rewards. This is a clear indication that Allah Ta'ala seeks the slightest opportunity to draw his bondsmen closer to him. We learn from Hadith that a ...

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  • 22. Eidgah

    It is narrated by Hazrat Abu Sa’îd Khudri that on the Day of Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha, Nabî Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam used to go out to the Musallâ [Eidgah]. The first thing he commenced with was Salât and thereafter he would turn facing towards the people for delivering the Khutbah whilst the people remained seated in their Saffs. It is narrated by Hazrat Abû Hurairah Radhiallahu anhu that it rained on an Eid Day, ...

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  • 21. The Day of Eid

    The Messenger of Allah Muhammad is reported to have said: “And then the night of Eidul fitr, the night that is called Laylatul Jaa’izah(night of prize giving), comes along. On the morning of Eid Allah sends down the Malaa’ikah to all the lands of the earth where they take their positions at access points of roads, calling out with a voice that is heard by all except man and jinn, “O Ummah of Muhammad(S.A.W), come ...

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  • 20. Eid Salaat

    Rasulullah (Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam) said: "The heart of the person who remains awake (in Ibadat) during the night of Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adhaa will not die on the Day when hearts will be dead, i.e. the Day of Qiyaamah." (TIBRANI) The nights of both Eids, i.e. the nights preceding the Days of Eid, are auspicious occasions which should be observed with reverence and worship. Rasullullah (Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam) said that these nights are great ...

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  • 19.The Importance of Sadaqatul-Fitr

    Rasulullah Sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam said: "The fast remains suspended between Heaven and Earth until the fitrah is paid." Sadaqatul Fitr [fitra] is compulsory charity which becomes payable on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. Fitr means to break fast or to refrain from fasting. Hence the Eid after the fasts of Ramadan is called Eid-ul-Fitr, as it is the day of rejoicing after the completion of fasting. On this occasion of happiness, as a sign of gratitude one has to give ...

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  • 18.Sadaqatul Fitr

    Fitr means to break fast or to refrain from fasting. Hence the Eid after the fasts of Ramadan is called Eid-ul-Fitr, as it is the day of rejoicing after the completion of fasting. On this occasion of happiness, as a sign of gratitude one has to give a specific amount in alms, which is called Sadaqatul-Fitr. To purify and obtain complete blessings for the fasts of Ramadan  one has to give Sadaqatul-Fitr. Thus it is ...

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  • 17. Importance of Zakah (Alms)

    Zakah (alms) is one of the five pillars of Islam. Its importance can be realised from the fact that in 82 verses of the Qur'an Zakah is associated with prayer (Salah), such as: Establish regular prayer and give Zakah; and obey Allah and His messenger. Quran (33:33) If social justice and compassion to fellow humans who are disadvantaged is one of the central themes in the message of Allah to humanity, then it is no wonder that ...

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