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BENEFITS OF EATING DATES IN ISLAM

BY OYEWUNMI KAFAYAT OLASEYI Dates are fruit from the date palm, the fruit of the Prophet (ﷺ), and a popular fruit among Muslims around the world. Dates are a staple in any Muslim home, and we all know and love them – but do you know why dates are so important in Islam? Dates, or the date-palm, are referenced in the Qur'an 22 times, more than
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THE COMPILATION OF THE QUR’AN

Who wrote the Qur’aan and how was it put together?. Praise be to Allaah. The First: Allaah has guaranteed to preserve this Qur’aan Himself. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Verily, We, it is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e. the Qur'an) and surely, We will guard it (from corruption)” Ibn Jareer al-Tabari said in
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THREE DEGREES OF REPENTANCE

BY OYEWUNMI .O. KAFAYAT The Perception of the Sufis/Esotericists on Tawba or Repentance) 1. Tawbat al-‘Amm (Repentance of the common person) = Muslim 2. Tawbat al-Khass (Repentance of the spiritual elect) = Mu'min 3. Tawbat Khass al-Khass (Repentance of the elect of the elect), and this is the reality of repentance (Haqiqat at-Tawbah)
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THE HIJRAH MONTH NAMES AND THEIR MEANING

OYEWUNMI.O. KAFAYAT Hijri calendar is a lunar calendar, with months beginning and ending according to the moon's movements. The moon's disappearance marks the beginning of the month's. During the reign of Khalifa Umar ibn al-Khattab, the Hijri calendar was formally established. The Prophet's (migration) in 622 AD marks the start of the Hijrah
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IT’S NOT PERMISSIBLE TO GIVE YOUR DAUGHTER OUT IN MARRIAGE TO ONE WHO DOES NOT PRAY

سم الله الرحمن الرحيم One of my kin has proposed to my daughter and I am under an obligation to him, but he is addicted to alcohol and he keeps company with bad people and prays little, or does not pray at all. He is also addicted to watching videos and television and other time-wasting devices and I am in difficulty regarding him. I request
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HEALTH BENEFITS OF OLIVE OIL

Olive oil (Zaitoon) is one of the fruits mentioned in the Holy Quran and hadith. Olives have a long history of medicinal properties. The fruit is mainly cultivated in Mediterranean countries. It contains monounsaturated fatty acids which are beneficial for the heart and circulation. It is believed that figs were first cultivated in Egypt thousands
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