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When Should I Fast? When Should I Celebrate Eid? Moonsighting, Calculations, and Muslim Unity – Shaykh Hamza Karamali

Every year, Muslim communities are divided over whether to fast and celebrate Eid based on naked-eye sighting of the moon or calculations, and whether to follow the first sighting anywhere in the world, or whether to follow a local sighting. In this seminar, Shaykh Hamza Karamali will explain the various scholarly positions on how to […]

Why Can’t We Unite? A Brief Overview of Moon-Sighting Wars (And How To Avoid Them)

“Local!” “Global!” “Sighting!” “Calculations” “Saudi!” “Pakistan!” Shaykh Sohail Hanif makes sense of the annual moon-sighting debates. The blessed month of Ramadan is almost upon us. It is a month of contemplation, fasting, prayer and tranquility. But just as the tranquility of Paradise is “surrounded by disliked matters,”[1] Ramadan can only be arrived at after crossing […]

Is It Permissible to Trim My Beard Before Offering My Eid Sacrifice? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it permissible to trim my beard before offering my Eid Sacrifice? Answer: Assalam ‘alaykum, I pray you’re well. It is a disliked to remove any external body parts, such as body hair, nails, teeth etc., during the 10 days of Dhul Hijjah and until the actual […]

The Believer’s Strange Rejoicing – and an Exclusive Eid Gift

Eid Message from Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Eid al-Adha, 1439 / 2018 “Say: In Allah’s grace and mercy let them rejoice. That is far better than whatever they amass.” [Qur’an, 10.58]  Allah, the Lord of Grace and Mercy, has made rejoicing (farah) a religious duty. Gratitude for God’s blessings doesn’t come easily to humans. Rather, we’re given […]

The True Eid: Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

“Be Joyful with Allah.” This is what Ustadh Amjad Tarsin heard while he was studying abroad. Here, he speaks about Eid in our religion, and encourages us to see the beauty encompassed in the tradition. Pray for Acceptance One of the best things we can do on Eid, is pray for the acceptance of the […]

Charity in Ramadan – Ustadh Abdul Muhaymin

In this video, Ustadh Abdul Muhaymin speaks about the merits of giving sadaqa (charity) and how we should go about giving it in this blessed time, even if we don’t have that much money. Sadaqa, or charity, is one of the pinnacle aspects of our actions this Ramadan. It can be in the form of […]

Zakat & Eid al Fitr–Ustadh Abdul Muhaymin

In this video, Ustadh Abdul Muhaymin  speaks about the blessings of the day of Eid, and what etiquettes we should practice on that day. Ustadh Abdul Muhaymin encourages us to take advantage of the blessed day of Eid al-Fitr, which is a day of celebration and thanksgiving after the completion of the month of Ramadan. […]

When Is It Valid for My Qurbani to Occur in Another Country?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum We normally arrange for our Eid ul Adha sacrifice to be carried out in another country like South Africa and sometimes Eid falls on a day in that country a day before Australia. Will our sacrifice be still valid if the actual sacrifice occurs in that country […]

Can an Eid Sacrifice Be Done on Behalf of Someone Else? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Can an Eid Sacrifice be done on behalf of someone else? Can a child do this for his parents without telling them? Can I do it for a deceased person? Answer: Assalam ‘alaykum. Jazakum Allah khayr for your question. I hope you’re well insha’Allah. According to the […]

How to Pray the Eid Prayer – A Illustrated Explanation

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