Luqman and his words of wisdom - Part 1

The Lord of the worlds has made a mention of Luqman in the Holy Qur’an,

And certainly we gave wisdom to Luqman, sayings: Be grateful to Allah. And whoever is grateful, he is only grateful for his own soul and whoever is ungrateful, then surely Allah is Self-sufficient, Praised. And when Luqman said to his son while he admonished him: O my son! Do not associate ought with Allah; most surely polytheism is a grievous inequity -O my son! Surely if it is the very weight of the grain of a mustard -seed, even though it is in (the heart of) rock, or (high above) in the heaven or (deep down) in the earth, Allah will bring it (to light); surely Allah is Knower of subtleties, Aware. O my son! Keep up prayer and enjoin the good and forbid the evil

Commemorating Yaum e Gham / 8th Shawwal

On 8th Shawwal Al-Mukarram, Wednesday, in the year 1345 AH (April 21, 1925), mausoleums in Jannatul Al-Baqi (Madina) were demolished by King Ibn Saud. In the same year (1925), he also demolished the tombs of holy personalities at Jannat al-Mualla (Makkah) where the Holy Prophet Muhammad's (saw) mother, wife, grandfather and other ancestors are buried. Destruction of sacred sites in Hijaz by the Saudi Wahhabi's continues even today.
 
Origins of Jannat Al-Baqi Cemetery

Literally "Al-Baqi" means a

Welcoming Eid-al-Fitr

Welcoming Eid-al-Fitr

Eid is a spiritual festival celebrated over 2 to 3 days in different parts of the world.  Each one interprets the 'Sighting of New Moon' according to the verdict of the religious authority he follows – [probably one of the best examples of understanding the Institution of Marjaiyyat].  This is of course a sign of a healthy & mature community which is prepared to think and lead rather than follow others without understanding.      

It is important to know that Eid

Eid Night: Importance & Performances

Alhamdu lillah we fasted, prayed, recited the Holy Qur’an, supplicated and performed many more good deeds during the Holy month of Ramadhan, recognizing its importance. Now it’s time to receive full compensation from the Divine banquet by also considering the greatness of theNight of Eid and trying to perform some of the recommended deeds. May the Almighty increase our tawfiqaat in continuing the good practices we developed during the Holy month!

Holy Prophet (s): "Allah (swt) pours down good

Fitra and Fidya 1436 AH – FOR UK AND EUROPE ONLY

According to the Shariah, Fitra becomes incumbent when the new moon of Shawwal is sighted. This is known as Zakat of Fitra, which is Wajib on every Baligh person.

If you have a guest with you, who has arrived at your house before sunset on the eve of Eid ul Fitr, then his/her Fitra is WAJIB upon you.

As per law 1999 of Ayatullah Seestani’s ‘Islamic laws’: “At the time of sunset on Eid ul Fitr, whoever is adult and sane and is neither unconscious, nor poor, or the slave of another, he should