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PostHeaderIcon The month of Dhul Hijjah

Dear Brothers and Sisters
 Assalaamu'alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh .The month of Dhul Hijjah is one of the most blessed months in the Islamic calendar. In a hadith reported by Ibn Abbas, the Holy Prophet (PBUH) is reported to have said that:


“There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days.” The people asked, “Not even jihad for the sake of Allah?” He said, “Not even jihad for the sake of Allah, except in the case of a man who went out to fight giving himself and his wealth up for the cause, and came back with nothing” (Bukhari 2:457).
There are certain things that one must do in the first 10 days of this beloved month so as to be able to reap as many rewards as possible
Fasting
 The first ten days are of significance when it comes to fasting but the 9th day which is the day of Arafah is of even greater significance. It is Sunnah to fast on the 9th day and Prophet (PBUH) encouraged us to keep fast and do good deeds especially on this day.  All the deeds of the son of Adam are for him, except for fasting, which is for Me and I am the One Who will reward him for it” (Bukhari 1805).
Offer a sacrificial animal
“Their meat will not reach Allah, nor will their blood, but what reaches Him is piety from you. Thus have We subjected them to you that you may glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and give good tidings to the doers of good” (Quran 22:37).
 The sacrifice must be given on between the 10th to 12th Dhul Hijjah, as these are the designated and preferred dates – sacrifice on any other days of the month do not hold the same kind of significance. here are many rewards for performing good deeds during these ten days and so one should try and give as much in charity as possible.


“If you loan Allah a goodly loan, He will multiply it for you and forgive you. And Allah is Most Appreciative and Forbearing” (Quran 64:17).   good loan means a charitable deed.  Hence the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah are the best days to make up for lost time with the Lord.
Remember Allah
. In Surah Baqarah the Lord says:  And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me - indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided” (Quran 2:186).
Remembrance of Allah can be in many forms, read Quran , thikri  etc.

Adam Sebbit      

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PostHeaderIcon Duhiya Series Part 4

Assalaam alaikum warahamtulaahi wabarakatuh. This is forth and the last part of the duhiya. Other   parts and other earlier daawa messages can be found on the website under Topics of the Week. You are advised to go through the other three parts.

After returning from prayers one can slaughter. For those who fasted for ten days, can shave hair and cut the nails. All these are done to please Allah and to thank Him for the favours He granted you for the year. These are some of the things done by those in hajji rituals during this period.  The slaughtering can be extended up to three days.

If you are going to distribute the meat, it is commonly said that you divide into three shares.  Some of it is for you and your family; some is given to the neighbours and other share to friends. There is no authentic hadith about the ratio/shares, is it 1/3.  But one has to be careful when distributing meat. It is not wise and advisable to give meat to someone, the amount which will cause the receiver to despise the meat. Despising it is haram, but do not be the causer.  Example, if some has a large family then you give half kilogram of meat, you cause displeasure to such a family.

Wabissalaam

Adam  Sebbit

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Last Updated (Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:48)

 

PostHeaderIcon Duhiya Series Part 3

 Assalaam alaikum warahamatullahi wabarakatuh. This is continuation of the duhiya. Other   parts and other earlier da’awa messages can be found in the website under topics of the week

 Assuming that you bought animals earlier at lower price and you keep them in custody till after prayers for slaughtering, there are basic rules which you should follow, namely:

If you die, the animals cannot be sold, it can only be slaughtered as duhiya.

You cannot exchange the animal unless the one you have is better than the animals you had.

You cannot use the animals for any other things, i.e. riding on it, milk it, fertilisation / breeding, shaving fur from animal. If you milk it or shave fur, you should not sell them, but donate it . You can donate it as sadaka, because animal and its products are no longer yours.

If animal is lost or disappeared due to reasons beyond your control, you should not replace it, but if the animal runs away due to your negligence then you should replace it.

If the animal has a faults which are evident, it cannot be slaughtered for duhiya, but it can be given as sadaka,

If the animal produces, the young one, it should not be sold but can be donated.

If the animal is slaughtered if find a young one inside, you do not have to slaughterer, just prepare it to be consumed as any hallal meat.            

  

It is forbidden to sale meat for duhiya. If you the one who slaughtered, you are just passing over the meat to beneficiary don’t sale the meat. But the direct beneficiary can sell.

The skin of animal for duhiya should not be sold ( do not engage in trade ). It should be donated

 Wabisalaam


 Adam

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Last Updated (Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:48)

 

PostHeaderIcon Duhira Seies Part 2

Assalaam alaikum warahamtulaahi wabarkatuf. . This is continuation of the duhiya. The first part and other earlier da’awa messages can be found in the website under topics of the week

 What type of animal which are not allowed for slaughtering for duhiya. If the animal cannot compete favourably with other animals we cannot slaughter it for duhiya.   Allah is good and He wants good things. Get a reasonably good animal. You do not have to choose the best animals.  

Faulty animal that can nullify duhiya

Clearly open faults which are clearly visible.

1.Sick animal

2.Lame animal

3.Animal with one eye

4.Very thin animal

5.Blind animal

6.Animal with three legs

 

Any other animals which are worse than those stated above are not allowed to be slaughtered for duhiya.

 

But there are some animals with faults but it cannot be seen openly i.e. some animals are blind at night while they can see during the day.

 

The animals which is disliked but allowed for duhiya

1. Animal with ear cut or has holes

2. Animal with broken limbs

3. Animals with cut tails

 

Next section we look at the basic laws which will govern the animals you bought for duhiya.

 

Wabisalaam

 

Adam

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Last Updated (Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:49)

 

PostHeaderIcon Duhiya Series Part 1

Duhiya in the corner. It is advisable to  buy animals for sacrifice now and keep it for duhiya before the price escalates.  Duhiya is a must for those who can afford as is clearly stated in sural kauthar and many authentic haddiths. The head of family must slaughter an animal. The slaughtering has to be done before after Idd-ah-ha prayers.

If  are fasting in the first ten days and slaughter for duhiya. There are things which you must do and they as stated below in haddith narrated by Bukhari and Muslim:   

1. Do not cut your nails (toes or fingers)

2. Do not remove hair from your body, do not shave.

3. You can do the above after returning from prayers.

4.  It is advisable to slaughter the animals soon after Eid prayers  

You can sacrifice more than one animal. One can be for you and your family and the second can be for others who might not be able. Some scholars say that you can sacrifice for those died.

The animals and their ages, which can be sacrificed, are:

1. Cow (two years and above: enough for seven people)

2. Goat (one year and above) 

3. Sheep (six months years and above)

4. Camel (five years and above: enough for seven people)

5. There is no harm to sacrifice a cow by one person if he/has the ability.

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Last Updated (Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:49)

 

PostHeaderIcon The Third Pillar of DEEN : Ihsan

Dear Bothers and Sisters

Assalaam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. Lets share this reminder.   DEEN of Islam has three pillars. Namely : 1. Islam  2. Imaan  and  3. Ihsan.These three pillars have other pillars  for example,   Islam (five pillars); Imaan (6 pillars)  and   Ihsan (2 pillars). It means  that  complete DEEN has 13 pillars. It seems Ihsan is "neglected". This is manifested in the using abusive  words against some people, even during the Friday kutba, un-Islamic behaviors across the divide.... Many Muslims may not even know the two pillars of Ihsan....... It mandatory for each of us to read, study and practice Al Ihsan. Then we can proudly say..  " My DEEN is Islam" . It   is  the  DEEN  which Almighty Allah has chosen for us as Muslims.

Lets pray to Almighty Allah (Subhanahu wataallah) to grant knowledge to those who seek for it to enhance our believe in  DEEN of Islam.

Wassalaam.

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PostHeaderIcon The Third Pillar of DEEN : Ihsan

Dear Bothers and Sisters

Assalaam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. Lets share this reminder.   DEEN of Islam has three pillars. Namely : 1. Islam  2. Imaan  and  3. Ihsan.These three pillars have other pillars  for example,   Islam (five pillars); Imaan (6 pillars)  and   Ihsan (2 pillars). It means  that  complete DEEN has 13 pillars. It seems Ihsan is "neglected". This is manifested in the using abusive  words against some people, even during the Friday kutba, un-Islamic behaviors across the divide.... Many Muslims may not even know the two pillars of Ihsan....... It mandatory for each of us to read, study and practice Al Ihsan. Then we can proudly say..  " My DEEN is Islam" . It   is  the  DEEN  which Almighty Allah has chosen for us as Muslims.

Lets pray to Almighty Allah (Subhanahu wataallah) to grant knowledge to those who seek for it to enhance our believe in  DEEN of Islam.

Wassalaam.

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PostHeaderIcon The Third Pillar of DEEN

Dear Bothers and Sisters

Assalaam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. Lets share this reminder.  The DEEN  of  Islam has  three pillars.
1. Islam  2. Imaan  and  3. Ihsan.These three pillars have other pillars  for example   Islam (five pillars); Imaan (6 pillars)  and   Ihsan (2 pillars). It means  complete DEEN has 13 pillars. It seems Ihsan is "neglected". This is manifested in the using abusive  words against some people even during the Friday kutba, un-Islamic behaviors across the divide.... Many Muslims may not even know the two pillars of Ihsan....... It  is mandatory for each of us to read, study and practice Al Ihsan. Then we can proudly say..  " My DEEN is Islam" . Is the  DEEM which Almighty Allah has chosen for us as Muslims.

Lets pray to Almighty Allah (Subhanahu wataallah) to grant  knowledge to those who seek for it to enhance our believe in  DEEN of Islam.

Wassalaam.

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