1 Muharram 1444 – Kul Am Wa Antum Bikhayr – Hijri New Year

Kul am wa antum bikhayr – may each year greet you in good health

May this year, and every year greet you in good health. May Allah (swt) shower blessings on you and your families, Insha’Allah!

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Ramadhan 1443 Journey in Love

Eid Mubarak!

As-Salaam alaykum wa rahma tu’ala wa barakatu. Eid Mubarak! Allahu Akbar – Allahu Akbar – Allahu Akbar wa lillah ilhamd!

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Get ready for the last ten days of Ramadan – Freedom

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

As salaam alaykum!

Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) said,

“If any Muslim comes out of Ramadan without gaining forgiveness and goodness, he is a real loser.”

(Ibn Hibban and At-Tabarani)

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The last ten days are for Emancipation – Freedom from the Fire

The last ten days of Ramadan are very special days in the life of every Muslim. They are the most blessed days in the holy month of Ramadan, the month the Holy Qur’an was revealed. Although Prophet Muhammad (saw) was promised Paradise, he used to exert himself even more in worship during these last ten days, hoping to draw closer to Allah. The Prophet’s wife Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) said,

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14th Ramadan Urs Bayazid Bastami, 874CE, Bastam, Iran

Bayazid Bastami Complex in Bastam, Iran

Bayazid Bastami also known as Abu Yazid Bistami or Tayfur Abu Yazid al-Bustami, (804-874 CE) was a Persian Sufi born in Bostam (alternate spelling: Bastam), Iran. The name Bastami means “from the city of Bastam”. Bayazid Bastami had great influence on Sufi mysticism and is considered to be one of the important early teachers of Sufi Islam.

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10th Ramadan Urs Bibi Khadija, Mecca 619CE

*An historic photo of how Mu’alla was before the demolition of the tombs. The main central tomb was of Ummul Mu’mineen Khadijah (RadhiAllahu anha). Others known to be resting here include Abd Manaf, the great, great-grandfather, Hashim the great-grandfather, Abdul Muttalib the grandfather and Qasim the son of the our Prophet (SallAllahu alaihi wasallam).

For more information on Khadija you can read Tamam Kahn’s book “Untold: A History of the Wives of the Prophet Muhammad.”

Khadījah bint Khuwaylid (Arabic: خديجة بنت خويلد) or Khadījah al-Kubra (Khadija the great) (circa 555–619 CE) was the first wife of the prophet Muhammad (saw). She was the daughter of Khuwaylid …ibn Asad and Fatimah bint Za’idah and belonged to the clan of Banu Hashim. She is important in Islam as Muhammad’s first wife, and one of the “mothers of the believers”.

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