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 The Night of Qadr:  A Night Better than A Thousand Months!
By Peer o Murshid Hazrat Maulana Abulfatah Syed Nusrat Sahab Qibla 
   
           Many Scholars have tried to translate the Qur’anic term Lailatul Qadr in many ways. They called it the Night of Power, the Night of Decrees, the Night of Majesty, the Night of Destiny, the Night of Almightiness and the Grand Night etc. etc. However, the real sense of the word Qadr could not be conveyed.

 The Arabic word Qadr used in the Surathul Qadr (chapter of Qadr) in the Qur’an consists of several shades of meaning. There is no single word in English, which can be used as an alternative of Qadr. Therefore, let us call it the Night of Qadr as it is. Human life is a limited span of time. If one amongst us lives for more than 80 years, it is said that he lived a full life.

                       All Muslims believe that intoxication is forbidden in Islam and try to keep away from them. However, some people express their doubts about their being forbidden. They ask a tricky question by playing with the Arabic word “HARAM” which means FORBIDDEN. They challenge us to show a single verse-AYAH in the Qur’an which says that wine is Haram (forbidden) for the Muslims. They make this demand only after ascertaining and satisfying themselves that there is no verse in the Qur’an which forbids the use of liquor using the word “HARAM”. They wrongly assume that to forbid Muslims from doing something, it is necessary to use the term “HARAM” expressly. They ignore the fact that anything can be forbidden by God by using the other words by simply ordering Muslims to “Give-up” or to “Keep-away” from something. Read the verses below and decide for yourself if God has forbidden the use of intoxicants!

 Islam is an Arabic term which means complete submission to the will of Almighty God and is derived from a word peace. It is the religion of peace, mercy and forgiveness, the same religion of truth which  the Almighty has revealed through all His Prophets starting with Adam and including Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Jesus & Muhammad (blessing of Allah and peace be upon them). But Almighty Allah’s final message to mankind, an affirmation of all that has been sent before, was revealed to the last of the Prophets Muhammadpbuh through Gabriel.

 

 

                                                                      Tahiyatul Wudu - Ablution Greeting Prayer
                                          

            Wudu (Ablution) is an obligatory requirement for prayer and for touching the Holy Qur’an. If it is performed properly and with care, it carries lots of reward (swab) from Allah, the Most High. Since Wudu qualifies a faithful to say prayer, he/she should say two rakaats of prayer by way of thanks giving after performing Wudu. This prayer is called "Salatul Tahiyatul Wudu."

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