Preparing for Ramadhan – Sha’ban 1

السلام عليكم

Shaban
Sha’ban

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, insha’allah we will enter the most blessed month of Ramadan. Sha’ban is a great opportunity for us to think about the things we need to from the past year and to look forward to and prepare for Ramadan.

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27 Rajab Urs Hazat Junaid Baghdadi, Baghdad, 297or 298AH

Tomb of Hazrat Junaid Baghdadi

http://www.aulia-e-hind.com/dargah/Intl/junaidbagdadi.htm

This link above is to a very good article about Junaid Baghdadi (ra) and his life. He is one of the most important influences in early Sufism. What is mentioned here is only a portion of the information at that website.

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Lailat ul Miraj Mubarak!

Interior of the Dome of the Rock

Believe!

سبحان الذي اسرى بعبده ليلا من المسجد الحرام الى المسجد الاقصى الذي باركنا حوله لنريه من اياتنا انه هو السميع البصير

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Subhana allathee asra bi’abdihi laylan mina almasjidi alharami ‘ila almasjidi al-aqsa allathee barakna hawlahu linuriyahu min ayatina innahu huwa as-samee’u albaseer

Glory to (Allah) Who did take His servant for a Journey by night from the Sacred Mosque to the farthest Mosque, whose precincts We did bless,- in order that We might show him some of Our Signs: for He is the One Who heareth and seeth (all things).

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Remarkable Muslim women throughout history: Commemorating International Women’s Day

Source: Remarkable Muslim women throughout history: Commemorating International Women’s Day

by Nadia Khan
March 7, 2021

The stereotype of Muslim women within the media and wider society is deeply problematic, and needs to be challenged if we are to create an equal and fair society. Accomplishments by Muslim women are either ignored, downplayed or hijacked by ignorant views on Islam and women. We recently witnessed a classic example of this on BBC interview with Zara Mohammed, the new leader of the Muslim Council of Britain. 

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25 Rajab Urs Yadgar Chishti Ajmer Sharif

Dome of Dargah Sharif Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti

At the moment this is all I have on Hazrat Yadgar Chishti, his initial meeting with Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. It is a wonderful story. If you know more about him please send it to me via the reply at the bottom of the blog posting.

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