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Fasting Ashura: Why Muslims Fast on This Day

Samarkand Mosque Ashura

Not long ago, we welcomed the new Islamic year with the commencement of Muharram. For Muslims around the world, this is a time when intentions are renewed as many contemplate their plans for the forthcoming year.  As we ease our way into the first Islamic month, the day of Ashura (10th of Muharram) gives us […]

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Du’as For The Beginning of a New Islamic Year or Month

The Islamic new year is upon us! With Muharram being the first Islamic month as well as a sacred month, there are many ways of taking advantage. Muslim scholars of the past have placed a great emphasis on increasing goods deeds, fasting, glorifying God and giving to charity within this sacred month. What’s more, according […]

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Hajj, Hijab and Depression – Former Bollywood Actress Sana Khan Reveals Why She Left Showbiz

Sana Khan, a former actress, spoke about her powerful Hajj experience and how she left the entertainment industry to wear Hijab after suffering from depression. In an emotional interview with Muttawiffy Hujjaj South Asia, Khan opened up about her previous life, her dreams as well as how this year was the perfect time for Hajj. […]

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Five of The Best Qur’an Reciters in The World

Listening to the Holy Qur’an is one of Islam’s many wonders which to this day continues to produce many benefits. Unlike other religious scriptures, the Quran is a profound phenomenon which can transform hearts through its recitation and listening. Many studies have found that listening to the Holy Qur’an can have positive and remedial effects […]

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Gratitude – The Key to Contentment

In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln made a Thanksgiving proclamation, in which he spoke about the importance of gratitude. But unlike today’s enigmatic definition of the concept, which is devoid of any mention of God, President Lincoln chose his words carefully by referencing his ultimate thanks to God: “The year that is drawing toward its close […]

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Eight Prophetic Invocations For Protection and Relief

One of the best ways to draw closer to Allah is by realising that we as humans are vulnerable and in need. Whether we believe it or not, our need for Allah is far greater than we can imagine and the way to draw closer to him is through the simple act of Du’a. The […]

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