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A Rebuttal to ‘Should Muslims Reconsider Animal Slaughter on Eid?’

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A respectful rebuttal against the ideas behind the banning of udhiya. Read More »

MuslimKidsMatter | How to Be a Super-Hero During the First Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah

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As the month of October has started, you might have realized that the last month of the Islamic calendar is also beginning.  This month is Dhul-Hijjah, an exciting month because it brings together millions of Muslims to Mecca for Hajj and has 'Īd!  Of course, you're very excited for 'Īd, planning all the fun things you'll do to celebrate on ... Read More »

Qurbani Udhiyah | What is it? Why Should You Offer It?

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alḥamdulillāh, the blessed Hajj season and 'Īd al-Aḍḥa are quickly approaching. Remember the story of Prophet Ibrahim ? His willingness to sacrifice something so dear to him—his son—for Allāh is a great example all of us: Even though he loved his son more than anything in the world, Prophet Ibrahim knew he must obey the command of Allāh—and his righteous son ... Read More »

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About The Kaaba

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There is no place on Earth as venerated, as central or as holy to as many people as Makkah. By any objective standard, this valley in the Hijaz region of Arabia is the most celebrated place on Earth. Thousands circle the sacred Kaaba at the centre of the Haram sanctuary 24 hours a day. Millions of homes are adorned with pictures of it and over a billion face it five times a day. Read More »

Yaser Birjas | In the Footsteps of the Prophet Ibrahim (‘alayhi’l-salam)

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Lecture by Shaykh Yaser Birjas | Transcribed by Sameera  [The following is the video and transcript of Shaykh Yaser Birjas's lecture "In the Foosteps of the Prophet Ibrahim ."  The transcript is slightly modified for the sake of readability and clarity.] [HTML1] My dear brothers and sisters, have you ever wondered why in your ṣalāh – your five daily prayers, the sunnah, ... Read More »

The Apprentice

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I have alhamdulillah come a long, long way since my perception of my children as noise-creators, troublemakers, clutter-generators and stress-inducers who need to be run after and coerced to behave properly. Now I see them as my young "apprentices" in the path of Deen, albeit ones who need a stern eye and a reprimand here and there when they, acting upon their natural human instincts, act naughtily or behave mischievously. Read More »

MuslimKidsMatter | Yasir Qadhi | How to Spend Your Summer Vacation

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Today is the First Day of Summer Break for many Muslim Youth- this special khutbah by Shaykh Yasir Qadhi relays the story of Prophet Ibrahim ('alayhi salaam) and has advice for kids and youth on how to spend their summer break. Making du'a that all of you have a great and fulfilling summer vacation -the MuslimMatters Staff & Writers. Read More »

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