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The world is desperate for Love and Mercy !

Don’t give me a scissors, give me a needle! Sultanul-Awliya, Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (rahmatullah alayh) is among the most renowned and revered saints of India. A huge railway station, the Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station, and an entire colony is named after him in New Delhi, referred to as the Hazrat Nizamuddin colony. On one occasion,(…)

The earth is protesting by way of its tremors! Beware, O people!

– extracts from a Majlis of Mufti Zubair Bayat of Durban in November 2013 (The recent occurrence of a magnitude 4 earth tremor in Johannesburg on the 18th of November 2013 is evidence that earth is dissatisfied with the actions of those who inhabit it. These were the sentiments of respected Mufti Zubair Bayat, head(…)

From Eid to Eid

Ramadhan has departed. It was a month of patience. It was a month that called for sacrifice of desires, sacrifice of time, at the same time calling for much bodily exertion and striving. Ramadhan was followed by the joyous day of Eid. The day of Eid wasn’t a matter of taking the day off from(…)

Ramadan – the beneficial scorcher

Ramadan – the beneficial scorcher   Once more, the honourable guest, Holy Ramadan is here. The word “Ramadan” comes from the Arabic root word denoting “scorching heat”, “parched thirst”, “intense dryness”,”sun-baked ground”, etc. Thus, Ramadan is so called to indicate the burning sensation in the stomach as a result of hunger and the dryness of the throat(…)

The Black Clouds of Fitnah are Closing in upon us

The Black Clouds of Fitnah are Closing in upon us – by Mufti Zubair Bayat   The teachings of Nabi (sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam) were comprehensive in every respect. Not only did he teach about the past and present, but also about the future. So accurate and precise were his sayings regarding the future, that year for year(…)

Masjid-ul-Aqsa: Its virtues and significance

  Masjid-ul-Aqsa: Its virtues and significance   Masjid ul Aqsa is:The first Qiblah of the Muslims The station of Isra and Miraj The second house of Allah Ta’ala built on earth The place where hundreds of Messengers of Allah Ta’alaare buried The place where many Companions (RA) are buried The place where miracles were shown(…)

Calamities On Muslims: Causes & Cures

Calamities On Muslims: Causes & Cures   Written by: Mufti Farooq Meeruti Saheb Translated by: Mufti Zubair Bayat Approved by: Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Saheb   1. HEAPS OF DISGRACE “Verily Allah does not change the condition of a people unless they change it themselves.” 13/11. The Muslim is daily faced by a host of(…)

MASHWARAH

MASHWARAH ITS IMPORTANCE IN ISLAM   Islam greatly exhorts the practice of Mashwara (mutual]consultation) in all matters of importance.Whether relating to individual issues, matters relating to the home, matters relating to the community or a country, Islam emphasizes the importance and great benefits of Mashwara. This meritorious practice of great benefit is strongly encouraged:   1. by(…)

Demonstrations & Protest Marches In Islam

  Demonstrations & Protest Marches In Islam   INTRODUCTION TO FATWA With atrocities and injustices escalating all over the world, the suffering masses and those that wish to show support and solidarity with them are turning to mass-scale demonstrations and protests to give expression to their frustrations and feelings. Certain Muslims, by virtue of being(…)

Da’wah to non-Muslims: A neglected duty of Muslim minorities

  Da’wah to non-Muslims: A neglected duty of Muslim minorities   Mufti Zubair Bayat   An obvious but disturbing truth about Muslims living as minorities in non-Muslim countries is their general neglect of Da’wah among non-Muslims. Why is this so? This is a question that requires deep analysis to arrive at a correct answer. As an Ummah(…)