Muharram: Start of the Islamic New Year
15th October was the start of the Islamic year 1437AH, marking the 1st day of Muharram. It is recommended to fast on the day preceding and on the 10th of Muharram, the day of Ashura Sat 24th Oct, or on Ashura and the day following
The Stone of Justice
A wonderful story from the past, plainly demonstrating the significance of social justice in Islam.
The Final Messenger of Allah said, 'Ramadan has come to you. (It is) a month of blessing, in which Allah covers you with blessing, for He sends down Mercy, decreases sins and answers prayers. In it, Allah looks at your competition (in good deeds), and boasts about you to His angels. So show Allah goodness from yourselves, for the unfortunate one is he who is deprived in (this month) of the mercy of Allah, the Mighty, the Exalted.' [Narrated by Tabarani]