When Does Ramadan Begin?

I overheard a few seconds of a show being recorded yesterday for Ramadan TV (RTV). It was being made clear that the beginning of Ramadan can be based on of two things: Either a physical sighting of the new moon OR having completed 30 days of Shaban. So far, so good, the 30 days of…

Fair Trade – An Islamic Overview

by Hajj Asadullah Yate Fair trading (‘adl) in the market-place is based on trust. The establishment of healthy trade is an act of worship, modelled upon the trading practice of the Messenger of Allah, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. As a principle, any exchange of goods is permitted as long…

May Allah Protect Us – A Lesson from Surah Tawba

In recent days my morning study has led me to reading from Surah Tawba and simultaneously referring to the corresponding section in the Tafsir Jalalayn (of the two Jallaludin’s). The surah refers a lot to both Jihad and Zakat and thus indicates the link, or at least the similarities, between the two of them. Of…