Build Yourself A Palace in Jannah

The five daily Fardh Salahs have stipulated optional Salahs that accompany each of them. On the day of Qiyaamah, if there is any deficiency in a person’s Fardh Salah, his Nafl Salah will compensate for that. (Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith:…

Profile of Shaykh Taha Karaan

To Allah we belong and to Him is our return Aameen Profile of Shaykh Taha Karaan Shaykh Taha Karaan is a Shafi’i scholar born in Cape Town, South Africa to a family renowned in both its maternal and paternal lineage for Islamic…

A Bargain for Barakah 

There was once a man who had four sons. When he fell ill (and was nearing his end), one of his sons (was so eager to serve him and enjoy the exclusive privilege of caring for him, that he) told the other three sons, “Either you nurse him in…

THE TAG “I’M STUPID”

During a prank, a student stuck a paper on his classmate's back that said "I’m stupid"; he asked the rest of the class not to tell the boy. Thus the students began laughing throughout the day... Shortly afterwards, math class started and…

The Decisive Battle of Badr

Every civilisation commemorates certain historic battles which have played a significant role in its history. For the Muslims, the Battle of Badr was a major event in which the Muslims defeated a powerful Quraysh army against all odds after…

Eat smart this Ramadan!

Many of us have developed a culture of indulgent eating… lavish five course meals, daily indulgent snacks and more!The Holy Quraan states,“…and eat and drink but do not be excessive, certainly He (Allah) does not like those who are…

The Spirit of Generosity

Sayyiduna Hakeem bin Hizaam (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) is a Sahaabi of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) who was blessed with an extraordinarily long life – he passed away at the age of one hundred and twenty! Another unique…

A Most Honourable Guest

The most honourable guest you could ever host is going to be sent to you very, very soon by your Lord, and whether you prepare or not, it is still going to stop by your humble dwellings and stay with you for a full month. Ramadan is not…