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The Gifts of Hajj – Habib Umar

The Meaning of Hajj Sayyidi al-Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah preserve him) reminds us that the linguistic meaning of Hajj is seeking or intending. Thus the people of Allah are constantly performing Hajj because they are constantly seeking Allah. Just as their whole year is Ramadan, likewise their whole year is Hajj. Just as […]

‘Aqiqa for Adults – Is It Permissible?

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat is asked if it permissible to perform ‘aqiqa for an adult, and if so, how does one go about it. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. My mother told me that she never had a ‘aqiqa done for her when she was a newborn. As such, I want to host […]

Day 17: Be A Mercy Warrior–30 Deeds 30 Days

Day 17: Be A Mercy Warrior  Our Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, is the door to Allah’s Mercy. However, mercy is not always something that is in people’s hearts. It requires courage, and sacrifice. It requires being a warrior of mercy. All cultures universally respect the warrior, because of what they have […]

Should I Abstain From Cutting My Hair and Nails Before Performing the Ritual Slaughter?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Is it recommended for the person performing the ritual slaughter (udhiya/qurbani) to abstain from cutting their hair and nails? I have seen hadiths going against it. Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, It is recommended for the person performing the ritual slaughter (udhiya/qurbani) to abstain from cutting their […]

Can an Eid Sacrifice Be Done on Behalf of Someone Else? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Can an Eid Sacrifice be done on behalf of someone else? Can a child do this for his parents without telling them? Can I do it for a deceased person? Answer: Assalam ‘alaykum. Jazakum Allah khayr for your question. I hope you’re well insha’Allah. According to the […]

I’m Vegetarian: Is There An Alternative to Qurbani Slaughtering of An Animal?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Salam. Is there an alternative to Qurbani? I’m a vegetarian so don’t agree with giving the money to spend on meat or the slaughter of an animal (yes I know it’s a bit controversial but vegetarianism is allowed in Islam) but I would like to offer something instead. I don’t […]

Abdul Sattar Edhi: How Should Muslims React To His Passing? – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

When a great believer like Abdul Sattar Edhi passes away, how should we react? The guidance for this comes from Allah’s promises to us, as Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains in this brief talk. See also The great Muslim philanthropist, Abdul-Sattar Edhi, returns to his Lord and Three Acts That Formed The Core Of Abdul Sattar Edhi’s Life on the […]

I’tikaf: When The Aching Bones of Your Wives May Testify Against You

[cwa id=’cta’] I’tikaf is intended to be a blessed time for those who have the opportunity to engage in it so why is it causing so much marital discord between couples who Jazmin Begum-Kennedy is counselling? Iʿtikāf (Arabic: اعتكاف‎‎, also i’tikaaf or e’tikaaf) is an Islamic practice consisting of a period of staying in a mosque for a […]

Muslim Communal Obligation: Stories That Will Have You In Tears

Imagine spending years saving up for hajj. And then imagine, not being able to go because you gave all your money away, but Allah accepts your hajj anyway. This is the story of Ali, a humble cobbler from Damascus whose random act of sacrifice fulfilled the Muslim communal obligation – fard kifayah – of hundreds […]

Is a Sacrifice (Dam) Required for Performing the Stoning Rite (Rami) Before the Slaughtering (Dhabh) in Hajj?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, I have recently completed Hajj. On 10th Dhul Hijjah like many people I paid for someone to complete the animal sacrifice on my behalf. Unfortunately on our way to the pelting we got a phone call saying that it had been done (before we could pelt […]