Author Archives: Maulaana Sameer Ismail

  • Uthman ibn Affan (May Allah be pleased with him)

    Uthman ibn Affan (May Allah be pleased with him) was the third rightly guided khalifah of Islam. He followed in the footsteps of the noble Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) and the 2 khalifah`s before him.   It was his close friend Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him) who introduced …

  • Friday Sunnah Practices

    Jummah salah is obligatory on all free men that are sane, healthy and mature. It has been established from the Quran, Hadith and the consensus of the ummah.    Allah Ta’ala says in the Quran:   “O you who believe! When the call for Jummah salah is made, hasten towards the remembrance of Allah Ta’ala and leave all …

  • Eid ul Adha

    Virtues of worshiping Allah in the Dhul Hijjah: 1) Hazrat Ibn Abbas (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the prophet (peace be upon him) said:   “On no other days are good deeds more liked by Allah than on these days meaning the first ten days of Zil Hijjah”. The Sahaabah (Allah be pleased …

  • Bara ibn Malik (May Allah be pleased with him)

    In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful   This Hero is the second of two brothers that lived for the service of the noble prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). The brother of Bara ibn Malik was none other than the famous companion Anas ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him), who …

  • Ali Ibn Abi Talib (may Allah be pleased with him)

    Ali Ibn Abi Talib (may Allah be pleased with him)   Ali ibn abi Talib (may Allah be pleased with him) was the fourth rightly guided khalifah of Islam. He followed in the footsteps of the noble Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) and the 3 khalifah`s before him. Ali was chosen as …

  • Abu Bakr As-Siddiq (May Allah be pleased with him)

    Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him) was the first free man to accept Islam after the prophet Muhammed received his first revelation in Makkah. During the life of the prophet, Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him) was the closest of the companions to him.   Amr ibn al-Aas (May Allah be …

  • How do i calculate my Zakah

    Zakah is one of the five pillars of Islam and is a duty performed on a regular basis. Zaikai is a contribution paid once a year on savings of two and a half percent. This giving is to “cleanse” your money and possessions from excessive desire for them or greed. The idea is, that by …

  • Marriage

    Marriage (nikaah) is a solemn and sacred social contract between the bride and groom, and it is considered a great act of worship in Islam.   Allah states in the Quran: “And verily We sent messengers (to mankind) before thee, and We appointed for them wives and offspring” – (Surah Ar-Ra’ad- Verse 38)     …

  • The prophet’s journey to Shaam

    The prophet was twelve years old when his uncle Abu Taalib intended to visit the land Shaam (current day Syria, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan).  It was customary for the Quraysh who were engaged in trade to visit Shaam once every year.   Abu Taalib had not intended to take his nephew Muhammad, however when the caravan …

  • Date of Birth of the prophet (peace be upon him)

    Question: When is the birthday of demise of the prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)?   Answer: The precise date of the birth of Muhammad is disputed among the historians and scholars. Ibn Jowzi states that the scholar’s consensus is that the prophet was born in the Islamic month of Rabi’ al-Awwal (570 A.D).   …

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