Tagged Makkah


Crowdfunding from the Prophetic Seerah

Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet. [The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Internet, 2018] Crowdfunding represents a great tool of financial inclusion as well as an important support for families and small enterprises. From starting at the…


Is Our Faith The Same?

The miracle of our mother, Hajar عليها السلام is one that is close to my heart. Maybe because she’s a woman or maybe because I’m her namesake. Or maybe because it’s one of the few miracles that will exist till time immemorial and one that I can see for myself. I haven’t formally studied Tafseer (Quranic…


Akhsar al-Mukhtasarat | Book of Salah | Voluntary Prayers, Taraweeh and Witr

Voluntary Prayers, Taraweeh and Witr – صَلَاةُ اَلتَّطَوُّعِ وَالْوِتْرِ وَالتَّرَاوِيحِ آكَدُ صَلَاةِ تَطَوُّعٍ: كُسُوفٌ فَاسْتِسْقَاءٌ فتراويحُ فَوِتْرٌ: وَوَقْتُهُ مِنْ صَلَاةِ اَلْعِشَاءِ إِلَى اَلْفَجْرِ, وَأَقَلُّهُ رَكْعَةٌ, وَأَكْثَرُهُ إِحْدَى عَشْرَةَ: مَثْنًى مَثْنًى, وَيُوتِرُ بِوَاحِدَةٍ, وَأَدْنَى اَلْكَمَالِ ثَلَاثٌ The most recommended of voluntary prayers is the salah of Khusuf – Eclipse prayer as the Prophet did and commanded for it…


Akhsar al-Mukhtasarat | Book of Salah | Adhan, Time and Conditions

كِتَابُ اَلصَّلَاةِ تَجِبُ اَلْخَمْسُ عَلَى كُلِّ مُسْلِمٍ مُكَلَّف ٍ إِلَّا حَائِضًا وَنُفَسَاءَ, وَلَا تَصِحُّ مِنْ مَجْنُونٍ وَلَا صَغِيرٍ غَيْرِ مُمَيَّز ٍ وَعَلَى وَلِيِّهِ أَمْرُهُ بِهَا لِسَبْعٍ, وَضَرْبُهُ عَلَى تَرْكِهَا لِعَشْرٍ, وَيَحْرُمُ تَأْخِيرُهَا إِلَى وَقْتِ اَلضَّرُورَةِ  إِلَّا مِمَّنْ لَهُ اَلْجَمْعُ بِنِيَّتِهِ, وَمُشْتَغِلٌ بِشَرْطٍ لَهَ ا يَحْصُلُ قَرِيبًا, وَجَاحِدُهَا كَافِر Salah is mentioned first because it is the first…


Akhsar Al-Mukhtasarat | Book of Fasting

كِتَابُ اَلصِّيَامِ The Beginning of Ramadan يَلْزَمُ كُلَّ مُسْلِمٍ مُكَلَّفٍ قَادِرٍ بِرُؤْيَةِ اَلْهِلَالِ  وَلَوْ مِنْ عَدْلٍ, أَوْ بِإِكْمَالِ شَعْبَانَ, أَوْ وُجُودِ مَانِعٍ مِنْ رُؤْيَتِهِ لَيْلَةَ اَلثَّلَاثِينَ مِنْهُ كَغَيْمٍ وَجَبَلٍ وَغَيْرِهِمَا, وَإِنْ رُئِيَ نَهَارًا فَهُوَ لِلْمُقْبِلَةِ. وَإِنْ صَارَ أَهْلًا لِوُجُوبِهِ فِي أَثْنَائِهِ. أَوْ قَدِمَ مُسَافِرٌ مُفْطِرًا, أَوْ طَهُرَتْ حَائِضٌ أَمْسَكُوا وَقَضَوْا.  وَمَنْ أَفْطَرَ لِكِبَرٍ أَوْ مَرَضٍ لَا…


Is not the Quran Enough?

“Is not the Quran enough for guidance?” An innocent question but plump with sinister fillings. Today we are seeing again a rise of those who reject the Hadiths of the Prophet and claim to only follow the Quran directly. Why? Because when you remove the Sunnah, you are basically removing the entirety of the Shariah….


A Shining Example – Saudah Bint Zam’ah

Oftentimes, when we speak of the Ummahatul Mu’mineen (Mothers of the Believers), we talk about powerhouses like Khadijah, ‘Aisha, Hafsa, Zaynab bint Jahsh (رضي الله عنهن) etc; about those who were outspoken and emerged as the leaders among women because of their powerful personalities. However, we sometimes tend to forget about those silent pillars that…


Nusaybah – The Warrior

Umm Ammaarah, also known as Nusaybah Bint Kaab is a true heroine in Islam. A woman, whose love for Allah and His Messenger outshone her love for anything and everyone else. She was passionate in serving Islam, and the fuel of her passion was her strong faith in Allah. Now, for a moment, lets travel…


Hajj – The Ones Far Away

 “As I was asking Allah (Subhan w’taala) for something that I really wanted in front of the Kaaba. I was genuinely asking Allah to give me a sign since he knows what’s right and what’s best. As I was opening the Holy Qur’an, I found what I was looking for. His answer. وَيَدْعُ الْإِنسَانُ بِالشَّرِّ…

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