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May 23, 2017

Ibn ‘Abbâs (may Allâh be pleased with him) said: “The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allâh be upon him) came to Madinah and saw the Jews fasting on the day of ‘Âshûrâ’. He said, ‘What is this?’ They said, ‘This is a righteous day, it is the day when Allâh saved the Children of Israel from their enemies, so Mûsa fasted on this day.’ He said, ‘We have more right to Mûsa than you,’ so he fasted on that day and commanded [the Muslims] to fast on that day.” (Reported by al-Bukhâri, 1865).
It is mustahabb (encouraged) to fast Tâsoo’â’ with ‘Âshûrâ’

‘Abd-Allâh ibn ‘Abbâs (may Allâh be pleased with them both) said: “When the Messenger of Allâh (peace and blessings of Allâh be upon him) fasted on ‘Âshûrâ’ and commanded the Muslims to fast as well, they said, ‘O Messenger of Allâh, it is a day that is venerated by the Jews and Christians.’ The Messenger of Allâh (peace and blessings of Allâh be upon him) said, ‘If I live to see the next year, in sha Allâh, we will fast on the ninth day too.’ But it so happened that the Messenger of Allâh (peace and blessings of Allâh be upon him) passed
away before the next year came.” (Reported by Muslim, 1916).

There are two male and female prayer rooms at the airport in Johannesburg. The original prayer room is situated at the end of the international section next to the aircraft viewing area. The other one is situated between the international arrivals and domestic departures.


Swiss ban on building new minarets is prompting dismay and anger across the world, amid warnings the ban reflects the deep-seated anti-Muslim feelings in the West. "My first reaction is one of surprise and disappointment," Babacar Ba, the Geneva ambassador of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), told Swissinfo on Monday, November 30.

"It is a bad answer to a bad question. I fear that this kind of thing is simply a gift to extremism and intolerance."

Swiss voters approved Sunday by 57.5 percent a far-right initiative to ban the construction of new minarets in the country.

"It's very regrettable,” Maskuri Abdillah, the head of Nahdlatul Ulama, Indonesia’s biggest Muslim group, told Agence France-Presse (AFP).

“Obviously this is a narrow-minded way of thinking about Muslims."

The Swiss People's Party (SVP) -- Switzerland's biggest party -- had forced a referendum under Swiss regulations to ban the minarets after collecting 100,000 signatures within 18 months from eligible voters.

The SVP claims minarets are a symbol of Shari`ah and are thus incompatible with the Swiss legal system.

Abdillah, whose group has 40 million members in the world's biggest Muslim country, said the ban reflects the anti-Muslim feelings in Switzerland.

“They don't want to see a Muslim presence in their country and this intense dislike has made them intolerant."

Islam is the second religion in Switzerland after Christianity, with Muslims estimated at nearly 400,000.

There are nearly 160 mosques and prayer rooms in Switzerland, mainly in disused factories and warehouses.

Only four of them have minarets, none of them used to raise the Azan, the call to prayer, which is banned.

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It is mentioned in a Hadith that when you meet a haji, make salaam to him, shake his hands, and ask him to make dua for forgiveness on your behalf. You should do this before he can even enter his house, i.e. the moment he returns from his hajj. You should ask him to make this dua for you because his sins have been forgiven. The person who returns from hajj is an accepted person in the sight of Allah Ta'ala. There is, therefore, great hope in his duas being accepted. Inform him of whatever dua you wish him to make on your behalf irrespective of whether it be for this world or for the hereafter. However, you should do this before he can reach his house.

man can be divided into five parts -
1) His soul which the angel of death takes,
2) His flesh which the worms eat,
3) His wealth which his inheritors take,
4) His bones which the soil reduces to dust,
5) His good deeds which those people whose rights he had trampelled in this world will take.


MILK: The Prophet (SAW) said that milk wipes away heat from the heart just as the finger wipes away sweat from the brow. It strengthens the back, increases the brain, augments intelligence, renews vision and drives away forgetfulness.

HONEY: Considered to be the best remedy for diarrhoea when mixed in hot water. It is the food of foods, drink of drinks and drug of drugs. It is used for creating appetite, strengthening the stomach, eliminating phlegm, as a meat preservative, hair conditioner, eye salve and mouthwash. It is extremely beneficial in the morning in warm water and is also a sunnah.

OLIVE OIL: Excellent treatment for skin and hair, delays old age, treats inflammation of the stomach.

MUSHROOM: The Prophet (SAW) said that mushroom is a good cure for the eyes, it also serves as a form of birth control and arrests paralysis.

GRAPES: The Prophet (SAW) was very fond of grapes, it purifies the blood, provides vigour and health, strengthens the kidneys and clears the bowels.

DATES: The Prophet (SAW) said that a house without dates has no food, also to be eaten at the time of childbirth.

FIGS: It is a fruit from paradise and a cure for piles.

BARLEY: Good for fever in a soup form.

MELON: Melon contains 1000 blessings and 1000 mercies, The Prophet SAW said, "None of your women who are pregnant and eat of watermelon will fail to produce offspring who are good in countenance and good in character."

POMEGRANATE: The Prophet (SAW) said it cleanse you of Satan and
evil aspirations for 40 days.

WATER: The Prophet (SAW) said the best drink in this world and the next is water, when you are thirsty drink it by sips and not gulps, gulping produces sickness of the liver.

Praise be to our beloved Nabi (SAW) who provided us with marvellous knowledge which dazzles the wisest minds.


The well of Zam-Zam is 18 X 14 ft and 13M deep.

It started 4,000 years ago & has since NEVER dried up.

The taste of the water has never changed in these 4,000 years.

No algae or plant life exists in the well thus no diseases are present in the water.

This small pond provides water to MILLIONS of people (at any given time) through heavy motors pulling 8000 ltrs/second - think of the billions who have quenched their thirst from this tiny well over the years.

After every 24hrs it reaches its level again after just 11 minutes - thus the water level never really decreases.

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