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The Month of Muharram and Fasting on the Day of ‘Ashura

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy O people! Fear Allaah (The Most High) and thank Him for the apparent and unapparent blessings He has bestowed upon you.  He has not ceased granting you occasions of good and virtue. The month of hajj has elapsed and now you have reached the month of Al-Muharram, which Allaah has specially chosen. Firstly: Muharram is amongst those months in which Allaah made fighting forbidden. Allaah (The Most High) said: "Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve months (in a year), so was it ordained by Allah on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth; of them four are Sacred." Read more ...

The stance of Ahlus-Sunnah with regards to Yazeed, the son of Mu’aawiyah

The belief of Ahlus Sunnah and the Scholars of the Ummah is that Yazeed, the son of Mu'aawiyah, should not be insulted nor loved. This is due to the following. Saalih the son of Ahmad bin Hanbal (may Allah have mercy upon him) said, "I said to my father: "Some people say that they love Yazeed." He replied, "O my son, is it possible for a person who believes in Allah and the Last Day to ever love Yazeed?" So I said, "O my father, why do you not then curse him?" He replied "O my son, when did you ever see your father curse any person?"" It has also been narrated from him (Imaam Ahmad) that it was said to him, "do you write the hadeeth narrated by Yazeed Read more ...

The Massacre of Karbala – A Historical Analysis

The Massacre of Karbala - A Historical Analysis by Shaykh Yasir Qadhi --- An MIC and AlMaghrib Institute exclusive. Muharram (1st Islamic month); normally a time of rejoice in Islamic tradition in reminiscing the rescue of Musa (alayhis salaam) and his people from the clutches of Fir'awn, but in the year 61 AH the Muslims faced one of their most agonizing moments... “Is it appropriate for you to kill the likes of me? I am the son of the daughter of your Prophet. There is no other grandson of a prophet who remains on the face of the earth asides from me.” Journey back in history to revisit one of the most controversial and misconstrued events Read more ...

The Month of Allah : Muharram

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala has chosen and given preference to certain days and times that are special and sacred in our religion. As many of you may know, that with the sacred month of Muharram the new Islamic year begins. The Prophet of Allah sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, “The division of time has turned to its original form which was current the day Allah created the heavens and earth. The year consists of twelve months of which four are sacred: three consecutive months, Dhu’l-Qa’dah, Dhu’l-Hijjah and Muharram, and Rajab which comes between Jumada and Sha’ban.” [Bukhari and Muslim] Virtues of Muharram It Read more ...

Fatimah Bint Muhammad – The Resplendent One

Fatimah Bint Muhammad by 'Abdul Wahid Hamid   Fatimah was the fifth child of Muhammad and Khadijah. She was born at a time when her noble father had begun to spend long periods in the solitude of mountains around Makkah, meditating and reflecting on the great mysteries of creation. This was the time, before the Bithah, when her eldest sister Zaynab was married to her cousin, al-Aas ibn ar Rabiah. Then followed the marriage of her two other sisters, Ruqayyah and Umm Kulthum, to the sons of Abu Lahab, a paternal uncle of the Prophet. Both Abu Lahab and his wife Umm Jamil turned out to be flaming enemies of the Prophet from the very beginning Read more ...