Tiraweeh (night prayer) 8 or 20? The argument!

This becomes an issue of dispute every Ramadan with some preferring to pray 20 Rakah and some to pray 8 Rakah! The problem arises when people start imposing one thing over the other and outrightly blaming that the other is doing wrong. To understand this dispute and to know what is right, we need to …

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Common misconceptions of Fasting!

There are so many misconceptions which are very common among Muslims about fasting. Let me try to put things into perspective so that it can benefit one and all! First we need to understand what is 'Fasting' Fasting means to abstain ourselves completely during the daylight hours from food, drink, anger, foul speech and evil …

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Sight the Moon!

#ReviveTheSunnah Sighting the moon before the fasting of Ramadan and ending the fast by sighting of the moon of Shawwal is a sunnah of the prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم). So do sight the moon and revive the sunnah! Dua on sighting the moon: (Source: At Tirmidhi) اللَّهُمَّ أَهِلَّهُ عَلَيْنَا بِالأَمْنِ وَالإِيمَانِ ، والسَّلامَةِ والإِسْلامِ …

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Allah is my provider today, tomorrow and forever!

I never understood why people struggle so hard and waste all their lives only in earning a living and leave out all the acts of ibadah (worship). The Rizq for each one of us has been written 50,000 years ago before this world was even created, yet we are so engulfed in counting how much …

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Is there any relevance of 786 in Islam?

Unfortunately the answer might break many hearts but the truth has to be spoken out. There is no relevance of 786 in Islam. Exalted is Allah to be known by such numbers which has neither come from Allah Himself nor from his messengers! It's neither from the Qur'an nor from the sunnah of the prophet …

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