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Preparing for Ramadan – Sha’aban 2 – 15 Nisfu Sha’ban Lailat ul Bara’at

Lailat-ul-Bara’at or Shab e Barat (as it is known in the Indian Sub-continent) is the night of the full moon of the Islamic month of Sha’ban. Some scholars equate this night with Lailat Mubaraka (night of blessing) which is mentioned … Continue reading

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Preparing for Ramadhan – Sha’ban 1

السلام عليكم My dear brothers and sisters. This week we enter the month of Sha’ban, alhamdul’illah. It is a great gift that Allah (swt) has allowed us to again come to this time of the year. And in one month, … Continue reading

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22nd Rajab Urs Imam Jafar al Sadiq, Mecca, 148AH/765CE

Jaʿfar ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (Arabic: جعفر بن محمد الصادق‎) was a descendant of Muhammad and a prominent Muslim jurist. He is revered as an Imam by the adherents of Shi’a Islam and as a renowned Islamic scholar and personality by … Continue reading

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Aqsa Week and the Sufi connection to Al-Aqsa Sanctuary: Abd Al-Ghani Nabulusi and Ibrahim ibn Adham

The occasion of Aqsa Week (24 February to 2 March) reminds me of how the Sufis celebrate the love of Masjid Al-Aqsa – the Al-Aqsa Sanctuary in Jerusalem. Before discussing two great Sufis, Abd Al-Ghani Nabulusi and Ibrahim ibn Adham, … Continue reading

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Preparing for Ramadan – Rajab 2

As we progress through this month we are aware of the approach of Ramadan coming on the horizon. Our preparations for reaching that sacred time can prepare our heart for all the inner works and insights available to us during … Continue reading

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