Muharram: Start of the Islamic New Year
Saturday 26th November was the beginning of the year 1433 according to the Islamic Calendar of Hijrah. It marks the first day of the month of Muharram, which is one of the four sacred months of the Islamic calendar.
The Stone of Justice
A wonderful story from the past, plainly demonstrating the significance of social justice in Islam.
It is narrated on the authority of Jabir that Numan b. Qaufal came to the Holy Prophet (pbuh) and said: 'Would I enter Paradise if I say the obligatory prayers and deny myself that which is forbidden and treat that as lawful what has been made permissible (by the Shariah)'? The Holy Prophet(pbuh) replied in the affirmative.[Sahih Muslim]