The Month of Shafar

The Month of Shafar

The Origin of Naming The word “Shafar” in Arabic means ‘empty’. The Arabs dubbed the “zero number” as “shifrun”. They called an empty house (that being left by its residents) with “ashfarat ad-dar” (an empty house). In this month, the ignorants started to begin their far-travelled journey in order to make war, after it was Read More

muharam

The Month of Muharram

Muharram The Origin of Naming The name “Muharram” originated from the word “haram”” which means “pure” or “forbidden”. The month was named “Muharram” since it was one of the sacred months. (See: http://www.ahlalhdeeth.com/vb/showthread.php?t=27755) The Excellences of Month Muharram It is among the four sacred months Allah the Exalted decreed, إِنَّ عِدَّةَ الشُّهُورِ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ اثْنَا Read More

Don't be Sanctimonious

Don’t be Sanctimonious!

Don’t be Sanctimonious! The feeling of being purified after attempts of self-purification, is something humane, or natural. But why is it forbidden? “O Ustadz, as a human, sometimes I feel in my heart that I am the best man among men. How can I overcome this feeling? What should I do? I know that it Read More

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