Filed under Islamic [Hijrah] Calender [Celebrations – Innovations – Rites]

Who is the Mushahin not forgiven at the middle of Shaban?

  Narrated from Muadh ibn Jabal the Prophet said: Allah looks down upon His creation during the night of the middle of Shaban, and He forgives all of His creation except for the one who associates partners with Him and the Mushahin (the person who harbors hatred against the Muslims) Classified as authentic by Shaykh … Continue reading

The Best Days of the Year – Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah

Good deeds are more beloved to Allaah. ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ النَّبِيِّ ‏ ‏صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ‏ ‏أَنَّهُ قَالَ ‏ ‏مَا الْعَمَلُ فِي أَيَّامٍ أَفْضَلَ مِنْهَا فِي هَذِهِ قَالُوا وَلَا الْجِهَادُ قَالَ وَلَا الْجِهَادُ إِلَّا رَجُلٌ خَرَجَ يُخَاطِرُ بِنَفْسِهِ وَمَالِهِ فَلَمْ يَرْجِعْ بِشَيْءٍ ‏ “There are no days during which good deeds are more … Continue reading

What are Muslims encouraged to do on the day of ‘Arafah?

The following article is the winning entry to the Competition #5, the details of this competition are here. 1. Fasting on the day of Arafah is an expiation for two years: The ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah is the day of ‘Arafah, since it is on this day that the pilgrims gather at the mountain plain of … Continue reading

Ten Points for the First Ten days of Dhul-Hijjah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم الحمد لله و الصلاة و السلام على نبيينا محمد و على آله و سلم 1. The first ten days are actually nine days with the addition of the day of Eid. It is called the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, but only nine of it is for fasting as the tenth … Continue reading

Acts of Misplaced Loyalty: Following the Non-Muslims’ Calendar

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Ever Merciful… In his discussion of the various impermissible ways some Muslims show misplaced loyalty and allegiance to the non-Muslims, senior Islamic scholar Shaykh Saalih ibn Fowzaan al-Fowzaan (may Allaah preserve him) states: #6 – Keeping track of the date using their calendars, especially those that highlight their rituals and holidays, like … Continue reading

The “National Day” is Bid’ah (Blameworthy Innovation) and an Imitation of the Non-Muslims

In the Name of Allaah, the Ever-Merciful… The National Day, or “al-Yowm al-Watanee”, widely celebrated in the various Muslim countries as a national holiday, is a bid’ah (blameworthy innovation) in Islam and an impermissable act of imitating the non-Muslims. As collected in the two Saheehs of al-Bukhaaree and Muslim, the Prophet (may Allaah raise his rank and grant him peace) said: … Continue reading

How Birthday Parties Began

How Birthday Parties Started Around the world, friends and relatives hold birthday parties, give gifts to the o­ne being honored, and wish “Happy birthday!” to the o­ne whose birthday is being celebrated. But why? Where did this universal custom originate? The World Book — Childcraft International says regarding “Holidays and Birthdays,” “For thousands of years … Continue reading