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It Is Not The Mark Of The Pious To Eat Outside Food – Maulana Sajjad Nomani On The Importance Of Eating Right. [AUDIO]


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In this audio clip, Maulana Sajjad Nomani rips into people inclined towards eating food cooked from outside, remember this is not just about consuming Halal food, rather Maulana (also) speaks against eating Halal food not cooked ‘Islamically’ Continue reading


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Maulana Sajjad Nomani Explains Hijab to an Air Hostess on an American Airlines Flight Which Leads Her to Accept Islam.


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The following is a short audio clip of Maulana Sajjad Nomani (damath baraka tuhum) where he relates a very interesting and thoroughly educational incident from his student days when he explained hijab to an air hostess on an American Airlines flight to Karachi which lead to her accepting Islam. Continue reading


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Fan-tastic Fatwa!


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Years ago, three years to be exact, I had read the following fatwa on the website of Darul Ifta (which issues Fatwa’s – a ruling on a point of Islamic law or Shariah given by a recognized authority), the department of Dar al Ulum Deoband (India)  if its okay for a believer to call himself / herself a ‘fan’ of a scholar or a pious person? And would that amount to hero worship?  Continue reading


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There’s Something About Istikharah That You Probably Do Not Know.


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Firstly, I’d like to apologize for not updating the the.ijtema® for so long.  I feel at least two posts a month should be par for the course, so I’ll be aiming for that now.

Coming to the topic, here’s something on Istikarah (a prayer recited by Muslims when in need of guidance on an issue in their life. The salat is a two raka’ah salat performed to completion followed by the supplications Salat al-Istikharah) by Hadrath Shaykh Maulana Hakeem Akhtar Saheb (may Allah ta’ala have mercy on him and grant him Firdaus) who unfortunately is no more with us. Continue reading


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A Round Up of Maulana Salman Nadwi’s Tour of Doha, Qatar in April 2015.


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Maulana Salman Nadwi (db) toured Doha, Qatar in April 2015 at the invitation of the Government controlled AWQAF board. Continue reading


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Hadrath Abu Hurayrah and the Saudi Arab – Yemen Conflict.


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Couldn’t wait to share this after seeing what’s happening in the Middle East between Saudi Arab and Yemen. Another day another war. The times and lives of the Sahabah (may Allah ta’ala be pleased with them) have such great lessons for us but wish we realized. Continue reading


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The First Message of Haji Abdul Wahab Saheb After Regaining Consciousness.


As salaamu alaii kumm wa rahmatullahi wa barakath,

Haji Abdul Wahab Saheb (damath baraka tuhum) – for those who don’t him yet, he is currently ranked as the tenth most influential Muslim in the world, yet, the post is not about him but rather his message to the Muslims across world, the leader of the Pakistan chapter of the Islamic renaissance and revivalist movement and perhaps the last surviving student and companion of Hadhrathji Maulana Ilyas (rahimahullah) was recently hospitalized due to illness due to which he even lost his voice, but Alhamdulillah, after regaining consciousness (and his voice), these were the first words that he spoke which were duly written down by one of his doctors.

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