The Final Hour

By Syed Sharfuddin It is one of the fundamental beliefs of Islam that this world is but a temporary abode for the children of Adam who are born here and spend their time on earth, partaking of their appointed provisions, exercising their choice between good and evil and going through the sorrows, joys, tests and […]

Misconception about Animal Sacrifice

By Syed Sharfuddin This short essay is in response to an article printed in Al-Watan paper in Saudi Arabia and reprinted in Saudi Gazette two years ago on 20 August 2017 with the same title as above. http://saudigazette.com.sa/article/515440 In this article the learned writer, Brother Abdullah Al-Alweet, discusses 4 points. These are summarised below: 1) […]

The Muslim Festival of Sacrifice: Origin, Evolution and Purpose

By: Syed Sharfuddin Every year, 2.1 billion Muslims in the world, including 3 million Muslims who travel to Saudi Arabia for performing the pilgrimage (Hajj) celebrate the festival of sacrifice ( Eid ul Adha) on the 10th day of the Islamic month of DulHajj with great enthusiasm and fanfare involving family and friends. Gifts are […]

A Model Eid Khutba in Arabic and English

Syed Sharfuddin In many non-Arabic speaking countries, the Eid khutba is read in Arabic following the wajib  Eid Salat. However, its summary is often delivered in the form of a speech in the local language while the faithful are still arriving for the congregation. This takes away the time for reciting  Takbeerat before the Salah. […]

Eid Message (Urdu)

Eid Message from Traveeh ki Soghat السلام علیکم آپ سب کو رمضان کریم کی عبادت ، روزے ، نمازیں ، دعائیں ، قیام اللیل ، نیک اعمال ، اور آپ کے صدقات و خیرات االله تعالى قبول و منظور فرمائے ۔ الله تعالی آپ کی ضروریات کو پورا کرے اور آپ کو جنت میں اعلی […]