Category Archives: MYF News

Khadijah (RA)

Umm-Al-Mu’minīn (Mother of Believers)

Note: For ease of reading, we have not inserted “May Allah be pleased with her (RA)” each time Khadijah’s RA name or the name of each Companion is mentioned, but please take it that the salutations apply to all of them, may Allah be pleased with them all. Read more

The Daily Routine of Prophet Muhammad [peace be upon him]

I am always fascinated by daily routines. I believe they are the key to leading a successful, productive life. How you live your day, each day, is how you live your life. The small consistent actions of today add up to create the life achievements (or failures) of tomorrow. Read more

Umar Ibn Khattab (RA)

UMAR IBN AL-KHATTAB RA
(Life: (approx) 586AD – 644AD)
(Caliphate: 634AD – 644AD)

Preface: This is only a summary of the life of Umar Ibn Al-Khattab RA and does not cover all the points of his life story. It is not intended to be a biography, but rather a glimpse of the main incidents of his life so that we can get an idea of his character. For ease of reading, we have not inserted “May Allah be pleased with him (RA)” each time his name or the name of each Companion is mentioned, but please take it that the salutations apply to all of them, may Allah be pleased with them all. Read more

The life of Abu Bakr As Siddiq (RA)

ABU BAKR AS-SIDDIQ RA
(Life: 573AD – 634AD)
(Caliphate: 632AD – 634AD)

Preface: This is only a summary of the life of Abu Bakr As-Siddiq RA and in no way can it cover all the points of his story. It is not intended to be a biography, but rather a glimpse of the main incidents of his life so that we can get an idea of his character. For ease of reading, we have not inserted “May Allah be pleased with him (RA)” each time his name is mentioned or the name of each Companion, but please take it that the salutations apply to all of them, may Allah be pleased with them all. Read more

Prophet Yahya (AS)

We have, in the story of Zakariya AS, given details of how Zakariya’s AS sincere supplication to Allah led to his wife conceiving Yahya AS in extreme old age. We also learnt how Allah selected the name Yahya for him, which was a name previously unheard of in human history.

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Zaid Ibn Al-Khattab (RA)

Preface: This is only a summary of the life of Zaid Al-Khattab (RA) and does not cover all the points of his life story. It is not intended to be a biography, but rather a glimpse of the main incidents of his life so that we can get an idea of his character. For ease of reading, we have not inserted “May Allah be pleased with him (RA)” each time his name or the name of each Companion is mentioned, but please take it that the salutations apply to all of them, may Allah be pleased with them all. Read more

Jaafar ibn Abi Talib (RA)

Preface: This is only a summary of the life of Jaafar ibn Abi Talib (RA) and does not cover all the points of his life story. It is not intended to be a biography, but rather a glimpse of the main incidents of his life so that we can get an idea of his character. For ease of reading, we have not inserted “May Allah be pleased with him (RA)” each time his name or the name of each Companion is mentioned, but please take it that the salutations apply to all of them, may Allah be pleased with them all. Read more

Hajj 2015

Over two million Muslim pilgrims will make the annual journey to the Saudi city of Mecca, in what is one of the largest religious gatherings of people in the world. As the fifth and final pillar of Islam, it is a mandatory religious duty for adult Muslims to make the journey and it must be carried out at least once a lifetime, if an individual is physically and financially able to do so.

The exact date of the beginning of Hajj depends on the lunar calendar and this year it is expected to start on Monday 21 September through to Saturday 26 September. The pilgrimage occurs in the last month of the Islamic calendar, Dhu al-Hijjah.

Muslims of every ethnic group, social status and culture gather together in Mecca and stand before the Kaaba – the most famous shrine in the Muslim world – praising Allah together.

The ritual is designed to promote the bonds of Islamic brotherhood and sisterhood by showing that everyone is equal. In one of the acts of worship, thousands of people swirl counter-clockwise, seven times, around the Kaaba.

The Hajjis, or pilgrims, wear simple white clothes to perform the same acts of worship and renew their sense of purpose in the world. To carry out the pilgrimage rituals you need to be in a state of Ihram, or purity, which is achieved by observing several regulations, including abstaining from marital relations, not shaving or cutting nails, refraining from using perfumes and avoiding fighting or arguing. Men must not wear clothing with stitching and women must not cover their faces, even if they would do in their home country.

Pilgrims can also go to Mecca to perform the same rituals at other times of the year, which is sometimes referred to as Umrah or the “lesser pilgrimage”. If they choose to do so, they are still required to perform the Hajj at another point in their lifetime if they have the means to do so.

Eid Ul Adha 2015

Eid Ul Adha will be on Thursday 24th September InshaAllah.
The MYF will hold 2 Eid prayers:

1st Eid Prayer: 8:00 am
2nd Eid Prayer: 10:30 am