In honour of tomorrow night’s blessed occasion of the Prophet Muhammad S.A.W.’s miraculous night journey and ascension (Isra and Mi’raj), masjids worldwide will commemorate it by holding a special programme. Remember that there are no special acts of worship specified for this occasion – so take what benefit you can from those programmes, but don’t let … More Isra and Mi’raj (for dummies)
As part of the South African leg of the 2012 Israeli Apartheid Week, the film “Roadmap to Apartheid” is currently being screened in different parts of the country. The film explores, in detail, the apartheid comparison as it is used in the enduring Israel-Palestine conflict. As much a historical document of the rise and … More Apartheid Lives!
As mentioned in my last post, I’ll be going for Hajj very soon insha-Allah. And that means that I won’t be posting until at least late November. So until then, I wanted to leave you with something that I hope would be of benefit. Many of you may not be fortunate enough to go on … More Until November…
Many of us take this month for granted – the fact that we can fast (as we’ve been commanded to do), perform taraweeh, and do all the other, communal things that come packaged with this ‘month of the ummah’. But while we have it easy – while we have this freedom – our brothers and … More Appreciating Ramadan
I hope everyone’s having an awesome Ramadan so far. Ramadan in South Africa usually means that our esteemed guest, Mufti Ismail Menk (from Zimbabwe) performs taraweeh in one of our cities – each night following the salaah with a talk based on some aspect of the Quran. This year, he’s in Cape Town – at … More Ramadan 2011 with Mufti Ismail Menk
In case you didn’t know, Mezba has set up an awesome website that aims to teach kids (and adults :)) the Quran through the creative use of Lego. You can find the site at http://readwithmeaning.wordpress.com/.
For those South Africans hoping to go next year, you can begin the process already – by registering with SAHUC online: http://www.sahuchajjregistry.org.za/public/Main/Home.aspx On the registration page, choose the year 1432. Registration opened Friday, 29th October 2010 – and the sooner you put your name down, the better.
As a reminder to watch what we say, I thought I’d put up a collection of Islamic quotes and more with regard to backbiting. It has been covered before, but we can never get too many reminders when it comes to matters of such importance. I hope these serve as reminders to us all about … More Watch what you say
With Eid ul Adha just around the corner, I’ve been collecting some information about things like Udhiyah (the sacrifice), the benefits of the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah, and other issues related to this time of year. I’ve saved everything into a document, which you can download here. It is very rough, as … More Learning more about Eid ul Adha