Dhul Hijjah & Eidul Adha 1436 September 2015 Moonsighting Report

  Monday 14/09/2015 7:00 PM: The hilal for the month of Dhul Hijjah 1436 has been sighted in Brisbane, therefore the 1st day of Dhul Hijja will be tomorrow (Tuesday) i.e. 15th of September and Eidul Adha 1436 will be the Thursday, 24th of September Insha’Allah. (Courtesy of Moonsighting.info)

Official Announcement: Eidul Fitr 1436 July 2015

The Blessed Days of Dhu ‘l-Hijjah: Its Virtues and Various Acts to Perform

  By Ustadha Bint Ahmad Adapted from Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali’s Lata’if al-Ma‘arif  With the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Very-Merciful. All praise belongs to Allah alone and blessings and peace be upon his beloved, Muhammad, his family, his companions, all of them. In the Qur’an, Allah takes oaths by various entities to highlight their […]

Eid Salaat location for Tuesday in Melbourne

For places where Eid Salaat will be on Tuesday based on Australia-wide sighting. Please download following pdf. EidulFitrannouncement

Some Protocols of Fatwa in Light of Classical Scholarship

By Ustadh Abdus Shakur Brooks Ibn Ābidīn (1252 AH), a high standing Hanafi faqīh famously known for his marginal commentary on Radd Al-Mukhtār, wrote a versification know asRasm Al-Mufti (Protocols of Giving Fatwa) which outlines the details of exactly how, and what is obligatory on those who issue fatwa. He declared at the outset of that poem: […]

Shaykh Abdur Rahman Bawa’s Lecture at UMMA Centre

Essential Principles of Islamic Clothing and Adornment

  By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani Translated by Umm Adam Truly the greatest thing for which humans have need after food and drink is clothing, with which man conceals his nakedness, protects himself from the heat and cold, and adorns himself for social settings. Given that Islam is a faith that incorporates injunctions inclusive of […]

Muharram: Between Fact and Fiction

  By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani Muharram is the month with which the Muslims begin their lunar Hijri calendar. It is one of the four sanctified months about which the Holy Quran says, “The number of months according to Allah is twelve (mentioned) in the Book of Allah on the day He created the heavens […]

Concerning the Dates of Eid al-Adha and Hajj

By Mawlana Qari Abdullah Saleem Masjid Namira at Mount Arafat – Photo Mustafa Ozer AFP Getty Images Concerning the different rituals of worship of Salat and fasting in Islam, one may not be made to depend on the other. Similarly, Eid-ul-Adha and Hajj are two separate rituals of worship not dependent upon each other. 1. […]

When Does the Soul Enter the Fetus?

  By Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari Question: What grounds do we have to say that life starts at 120 days? The verse of the Qur’an (Surah Mu’minun, 14) seemingly says that life is breathed into the body after the bones are clothed with flesh, but it does not specify how long after. What is […]