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Zakat ul Fitr must be paid on behalf of everyone in the form of about 3kg of a staple food one the day of Eid (before salaat al Eid) or one to two days prior to that.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم الحمدُ للهِ ربِّ العالمين والصلاةُ والسلامُ على رسوله الأمين أما بعد فالسلام عليكم و رحمة الله Rasulallah, salallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, stated in the authentic hadeeth found in Saheeh Muslim, “Breastfeeding forbids what is forbidden through blood relations.”  Meaning, just as you’re forbidden from marrying your sister, you’re also forbidden from marrying […]

Saudis Open Eyes and Minds with Mixed University – Times Online A new university opened in Saudi Arabia last year, and it has caused quite a stir.  It is the first and only school in the kingdom to allow a mixed learning environment.  So why doesn’t the mutawwa do anything about it?  Cuz the king […]