Should Muslims in the North Adopt Makkah Fasting Times Due to Hardship?

Fasting

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على سيد الأنبياء والمرسلين واله وأصحابه أجمعين أما بعد

I remember many years ago, a traditional scholar and teacher of mine noted, wryly: “in the upcoming years as Ramadan coincides with the long days of the summer, expect fatawa [Islamic juristic rulings] to emerge to alleviate the Muslims from those fasts”.

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Consumption and The Near Absence of Meat in The Prophet’s ‎ﷺ Life

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على سيد الأنبياء والمرسلين واله وأصحابه أجمعين أما بعد

As billions of Muslims feast in the evening during this auspicious month of Ramadan, meat will be on the table for many, and lots of it. But how Islamic is the widespread consumption of meat, and consumption in general?

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Earn The Reward of 80 Years Worship in Minutes

80 Times Friday Durud

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على سيد الأنبياء والمرسلين واله وأصحابه أجمعين أما بعد

Sayyidina Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه narrates that the Prophet ‎ﷺ said,

“Whoever recites the following Durud 80 times after Asr Salah on the day of Jumu’ah before standing from his place, Allah will forgive 80 years of his sins and grant him the reward equivalent to 80 years of Worship:

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀اللهم صل على محمد النبي الأمي وعلى آله وسلم تسليما

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The Days of Dhul Hijjah

Hajj

The life of a Muslim is very special as it is full of opportunities to get closer to Allah ﷻ‎ by performing the various forms of worship that Allah ﷻ loves.  These forms of worship turn the life of a Muslim into a life of righteous action, speech and continuous activity for the benefit and goodness of everyone.  This means that the life of Mu’mins should be devoted to worship, obedience, righteous deeds and absolute connection with Allah ﷻ in every part of their life, and in all their affairs.  They do not need to go to the mosque, in particular, to approach Allah ﷻ, as He is with them all the time, as He said in the Qur’an (Surah Qaf: 16):  “…and We are closer to him than [his] jugular vein.”

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Persistent Twilight

What is Persistent Twilight? A Very Brief Explanation

As the sun sets below the horizon, the sky turns a deep red colour. This colouring is because the Sun’s rays can still reach the sky above it. After a while, the Sun will descend further, by a certain angle, below the horizon until none of its rays will be able to reach the sky. It is at this point we get complete darkness.
In northern parts of the world, the Sun does not descend by an angle sufficiently below the horizon for the sky to turn completely dark. The Sun’s rays will continue to reach and illuminate the sky for the whole night. It is this phenomenon that is termed Persistent Twilight. Continue reading “Persistent Twilight”

Does Maghrib Begin at Sunset?

بِسْم الله الرحمن الرحيم

The Arabic noun Maghrib comes from the root gharaba, “to depart, to set, to go away,” and the noun formed from this root literally means “the place of the sunset.” It is thus apparent that Maghrib means actual sunset or sundown, as understood universally, i.e, the time of departure or declension of the sun from the horizon when it is no longer visible.
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The Best of Condiments is Vinegar

Vinegar

The Prophet ﷺ was reported to have once remarked that vinegar was the seasoning of all the prophets who came before him.
Jabir narrated, “The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, took me one day with him to his house. He was served some bread. He asked: ‘Is there any dip?’ They replied ‘No, only some vinegar.’ He said, ‘Vinegar is a good dip.’ Jabir used to say, “I have loved vinegar since I heard it from Allah’s Prophet”. Naf’a said, “I have loved vinegar since I heard it from Jabir.” Continue reading “The Best of Condiments is Vinegar”