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Articles of Faith

Here is you will find a list of Articles based on the principles of our faith.

The Month of Muharram

By on Dec 7, 2015 in Articles of Faith | 0 comments

Shaykh Mawlānā Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullāh Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, is one of the four sacred months mentioned in the Glorious Qur’ān, Lo! The number of the months with Allāh is twelve months by Allāh’s Ordinance in the day that He created the heavens and the earth.  Four of them are sacred: that is the right religion. So wrong not yourselves in them… (9:36) The specification of these four sacred months is stated in a hadīth narrated by Abū Bakrah radhiyallāhu ‘anhu that Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam said, Verily time has completed its cycle and returned to its original stage as it was on the day Allāh created the heavens and the earth. The year consists of twelve months, four of which are sacred.  Three of them occur consecutively; Dhul Qa’dah, Dhul Hijjah and Muharram, (the fourth being) Rajab of Mudar (named after the tribe of Mudar as they used to respect this month) which occurs between Jamādī-al-Ākhir and Sha’bān. (Al-Bukhārī) From out of the four sacred months, Muharram has been blessed with certain specific virtues. The noble Prophet sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam said, The best of fasts besides the month of Ramadhān is the fasting of Allāh’s Month of Muharram and the best of salāh besides the fardh (compulsory) salāh is the tahajjud salāh. (Muslim) In another hadīth, Ibn ‘Abbās radhiyallāhu ‘anhu reports that the Messenger of Allāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam said, He who fasts on the day of ‘Arafāt (9th Dhul Hijjah), his fast will be a compensation for the sins of two years,and one who keeps a fast in the month of Muharram will receive the reward of thirty fasts for each fast. (At-Tabarānī, At-Targhīb wat-Tarhīb) The Day of ‘Āshūrā (10th Muharram) The tenth day of the month of Muharram is known as ‘Āshūrā. It is one of the most important and blessed days in the Islamic calendar. Some ‘ulamā (scholars) are of the opinion that before the fasts of Ramadhān, the fast of the day of ‘Āshūrā was compulsory upon the Ummah. This is stated in a hadīth reported by ‘Ā’ishah radhiyallāhu ‘anhā that the noble Prophet sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam ordered the observance of the fast of ‘Āshūrā. However, when the fast of Ramadhān...

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After Hajj

By on Jan 19, 2015 in Articles of Faith | 0 comments

By Shaykh Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullah Once again more than two million believers were honored to become the ‘Guests of Allah’ and through Divine Guidance have completed the rituals of Hajj with great love and enthusiasm. How fortunate are these souls who are blessed with the following words from Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam: Whoever performs Hajj for the Pleasure of Allah and therein utters no word of evil, nor commits any evil deed, shall return from it (free from sin) as the day on which his mother gave birth to him. Bukhaari, Muslim Verily there shall be no reward for a Mabroor Hajj except Jannah. Bukhaari, Muslim It is hoped that all the pilgrims were sincere in their intentions and had travelled thousands of miles only to secure the Pleasure of Allah by fulfilling the obligation laid down upon them. May Allah the Almighty grant all the pilgrims acceptance and grant them opportunity again and again to visit the Sacred Land. Aameen. Nevertheless, I wish to draw the attention of the pilgrims towards certain points which are necessary and of utmost importance to observe about which many pilgrims seem to attach no importance. Firstly, the sincerity of intention should remain even after the performance of Hajj. There should be no pomp or show. One should not wish to be called or recognised as a Haajji. Many people adopt the habit of talking frequently about their journey in order that people may come to know of their Hajj. They talk about the expenses incurred in the Way of Allah, their charity amongst the poor and needy, their devotion and worship, their assisting the weak and old, etc.; and all this is mentioned with the intention of gaining fame. This is a deceit from Shaytaan who ruins the ‘ibaadat of the person who is unaware of it. It is therefore of great importance that the pilgrim does not talk about his Hajj without necessity as it may lead to riyaa (show, insincerity). However, if necessity arises and one must talk about his Hajj then he is at liberty to do so. But, he must not indulge in this type of conversation unnecessarily. Secondly, it is noted through experience, that many pilgrims...

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The Beauty of Marriage In Islam

By on Jan 13, 2015 in Articles of Faith, Blog, Events | 0 comments

Marriage is a vital part of a Muslim’s life. In fact marriage is so important in the religion of Islam that it is declared to be one half of one’s faith. As a Muslim one should live in accordance with the Islamic Jurisprudence in the way shown by the greatest of creations and the person who has the greatest impact on mankind in the existence of the universe, The Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) himself married and also encouraged others to marry. It has been reported that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said, ‘A person who possesses the means to marry (i.e. he is able to work etc. to support a wife and children) and does not marry then he is not from amongst us (i.e. the believers).’ In another narration the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has been reported to have said, ‘Do not delay in three things; 1) The offering of the obligatory prayer. 2) The offering of the funeral prayer when the deceased’s body is present . 3) The marriage of a woman when her couple is found’ One can see from this statement that to become a complete and true believer one must act upon the advice given by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). This means marrying when the partner is found and not delaying it for too long. For this reason, we at Seven Kings Masjid have organised a program regarding the “Beauty of Marriage in Islam” to keep the awareness of its importance between the Muslim ummah, especially the youth. The talk will be delivered in English by the world renowned scholar, Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Al...

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Islam & New Years Eve

By on Jan 4, 2015 in Articles of Faith, Blog, Events |

A talk delivered by the Imam of Seven Kings Masjid, Mufti Suhail Hafizahullah on Wednesday 31st December 2014. A special night of programme consisting of Qiraat and Nasheed by a special guest followed by English Talk/Bayan by our Imam himself. (Part 1)  http://youtu.be/Po3RT-BxsyY (Part...

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The Five Kalimah

By on Jul 20, 2014 in Articles of Faith, Blog | 0 comments

The five Kalimah Kalimah of Islam The First Kalimahلا إله الا الله محمد رسول الله“There is none worthy of Worship but Allah, Muhammed صلى الله عليه و سلم is Allah’s Messenger. “Transliteration: Laa Ilaaha Illallahu Muhammadur Rasoolullahi This Kalimah is also called Kalimah Tawheed and Kalimah Tayyibah. Kalimah Shahadat (Testification) The Second Kalimahأشهد ان لا إله الا الله وأشهد ان محمد عبده رسوله“I testify that there is none worthy of worship but Allah and I testify that Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم is Allah’s worshipper and Messenger. “Transliteration: Ash-hadu an-Laa Ilaaha Illallahu Wa Ash-hadu Anna Muhammadan ‘Abduhu Wa Rasooluhu Kalimah Tamjeed (Glorification of Allah) The Third Kalimahسُبْحَان اللهِ وَ الْحَمْدُ لِلّهِ وَ لآ اِلهَ اِلاّ اللّهُ، وَ اللّهُ اَكْبَرُ وَلا حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّة الاّ بِاللّهِ الْعَلِىّ الْعَظِيْم“Glory be to Allah and Praise to Allah, and there is no Allah But Allah, and Allah is the Greatest. And there is no Might or Power except with Allah, the Exalted, the Great one. “Transliteration: Subhanallahi, wal Hamdu lillahi, wa laa ilaaha illallahu, wallahu Akbar. Wa laa Hawla wa laa Quwwata illa billahil ‘Aliyyil ‘Azeem Kalimah Tawheed (Believing the unity of Allah) The Fourth Kalimahلا اله الا الله وحده لا شريك له له الملك و له الحمد يحى و يميت بيده الخير و هو علي كلي شيئ قدير“There is none worthy of worship except Allah, He is alone. He has no partner. For him is the Kingdom, and for Him is all praise. He gives life and causes death. In His hand is all good. And He has power over everything) “Transliteration: Laa ilaaha illallaahu wahdahoo laa shareeka lahu. Lahul mulku, wa lahul hamdu, yuhyiy wa yumeetu biyadihil khayr wa huwa alaa kulli shay-in qadeer   Kalimah Radd-e-Kufr (Disproving of Kufr) The Fifth Kalimahاللهم اني اعوذ بك من ان اشرك بك شيا و انا اعلم به و استغفرك لما لا اعلم به تبت عنه و تبرأت من الكفر و الشرك و الكذب و المعاصي كلها اسلمت و آمنت و اقول لا اله الا الله محمد الرسول الله“O Allah! I seek protection in You from that I should not join any partner with You knowingly. I seek Your forgiveness from that which I do not know. I repent from it (ignorance) I free myself from disbelief and joining partners...

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Istinja

By on Aug 5, 2013 in Articles of Faith, Blog | 0 comments

Part 2 – Najaasat (filth) Najaasat is of two types. Haqeeqi – which can be seen Ghalizah – heavy type Khafifah – light type Hukmi – which cannot be seen e.g. breaking of Wudhu or a need of a bath. Najaasat Haqeeqi: Uncleanliness or filth that can be seen e.g. urine, stool, blood and wine. Najaasat Ghalizah: Dense (heavy) types of Najaasat e.g. Urine and stool of human beings. Najaasat Khafifah: Lighter types of Najaasat e.g. Urine of Halaal animals. Makrooh: Disliked or something which is against the conduct of Islam. Makrooh Tahreemee: Close to Haraam. Haraam: Illegal or forbidden.   NAJAASATE HAQEEQI THERE ARE TWO TYPES AF NAJAASATE HAQEEQI NAJAASATE GHALIZAH NAJAASATE KHAFIFAH. Examples of NAJAASATE GHALIZAH: Urine and stool of human beings and the excretion of all animals and the urine of all Haraam (forbidden) animals, flowing blood of human beings and animals, wine, fowl and duck excretion. Examples of NAJAASATE KHAFIFAH: Urine of HALAAL ANIMALS (animals permitted for eating) and the excretion of HARAAM BIRDS. NAJAASATE HAQEEQI Whether Najaasate Haqeeqi (Ghalizah or Khafifah) is on the body or clothing, can be cleaned by washing three times. After every wash the garment must be squeezed. Impurities of Stool (excrete) Urine Blood Human Beings Najaasate Ghalizah Najaasate Ghalizah Najaasate Ghalizah Haraam Animals Najaasate Ghalizah Najaasate Ghalizah Najaasate Ghalizah Halaal Animals Najaasate Ghalizah Najaasate Khafifah Najaasate Ghalizah Haraam Birds Najaasate Khafifah – Najaasate Ghalizah Halaal Birds Taahir (clean) – Najaasate Ghalizah   ISTINJA means to clean the private parts after passing urine or stool by using clean water and toilet paper, earth etc. It is SUNNAT to make ISTINJA after passing out urine, stool etc. It is permissible to use lumps of dry earth for ISTINJA, provided the body is properly cleaned. For passing urine and stool, one should go to a place of privacy (toilet) and seat oneself at ease. After relieving, wash the private parts until satisfied that they have become clean. It is MAKRUH to make ISTINJA with coal, bones, glass, baked bricks, printed paper etc. It is not proper to use paper for ISTINJA which is also used for writing and printing. But with toilet paper it is different. It can be used for ISTINJA, since it was made only for that...

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