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Asma-ul-Husna 99 Names of Allah



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Earthquakes | Eating | Eclipses | Education | Eid | Eid-Al-Adha | Eid-ul-Fitr | Entertainment | Etikaaf | Example |





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Earthquakes


When the people begin to commit adultery, consume alcohol and use musical instruments, Allah becomes enraged in the heavens and orders the Earth to shake them. Earthquakes are also included as Signs of Qiyaamah.

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Eating


Islam has detailed the types of food to eat and drink; it has suggested quantities and the manner in which it should be consumed including how to prevent disease such as washing hands.

Also referred to as: Consume, partake, devour, drinking

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Eclipses


The eclipse of the sun or the moon is amongst the signs of the power and majesty of Allah, which are revealed within his creation. When such events occur, Muslims should bow down, in all humbleness, before the Absolute, the All-powerful One and beseech Him for mercy and forgiveness.

Also referred to as: Solar Eclipse, Lunar Eclipse

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Education


In Islam education is very important for both males and female particularly children. Ilm (Knowledge) of Islam will allow us to understand and practice Islam correctly. Ilm of the World will enable us to benefit from the resources Allah has given and see the signs of His power. There are recommended methods of acquiring and teaching Ilm. The seeking of all types knowledge is encouraged whatever age however learning at an early age will allow the mind to concentrate without the stresses and responsibilities of later adult life. The knowledge of Allah is the best of all knowledge and to seek this knowledge is compulsory on each and every Muslim. However young Muslims are facing increased challenges and so the extended use of maktabs (pre-liminary islamic institutions) in overcoming these difficulties is key to gaining good Islamic education and discipline that is useful in all spheres of knowledge in later life be it academic, vocational, religious or secular.

Also referred to as: teaching, learning, taleem, schooling, tuition, tutoring, instruction, coaching, training, preparation, guidance, development

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Eid


In Islam there are two specific annual celebrations called Eid. One is the celebration of “Eid-ul-Fitr” the other “Eid-Al-Adha”.

Eid-ul-Fitr is on the 1st day of the month of Shawwal. This joyous day is designated as a sign of gratefulness by the Muslims on the accomplishment of Ramadhan, and as an immediate reward by Allah for those who spent the month of Ramadhan in fasting and performing other forms of ‘Ibaadah′.

The festival of Eid-Al-Adha is on the 10th of the month of Zill-Hijjah; Qurbani (Sacrifices of Animals) are made on this day and their meat distributed amongst family and the needy. Qurbani commemorates the unparalleled sacrifice offered by Prophet IbrahimPeace be upon him (Abraham - Peace be upon him) and his first child Prophet IsmaeelPeace be upon him (Ismail, peace be upon him) the forefather of Prophet Muhammad May Allah send peac and blessings upon him

On Eid Muslims normally spend time with their family and friends. Muslim males offer special Eid prayers in congregation and take the opportunity to also visit the graves of those that have passed away although the latter is not restricted on Eid day alone.

The Islamic Calendar (approx 354 days) is based on the shorter Lunar Month (29/30 days dependant on the sighting of the moon) and so Eid will be approximately 11 days earlier each year, advancing through the seasons.

Also referred to as: Eed, Idd

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Eid-Al-Adha


The festival of Eid-Al-Adha is on the 10th of the month of Zillhijjah; Qurbani (Sacrifices of Animals) are made on this day and their meat distributed amongst family and the needy, commemorating the unparalleled sacrifice offered by the Prophet IbrahimPeace be upon him and his first child Prophet IsmaeelPeace be upon him the forefather of Prophet Muhammad May Allah be pleased with him

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Eid-ul-Fitr


Eid-ul-Fitr is on the 1st day of the month of Shawwal. This joyous day designated as a sign of gratefulness by the Muslims on the accomplishment of Ramadhan, and as an immediate reward by Allah for those who spent the month of Ramadhan in fasting and performing other forms of �Ibaadah'.

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Entertainment


Anything that stimulates senses, thinking or refreshes the mind and revitalizes the body to keep man in healthy shape is encouraged and invited to by Islam so long as it does not anticipate or involve any sin, cause any harm or delay/hamper the fulfilment of other obligations. Some activities fall foul because they invariably include harm to oneself or others, waste or cause delays or involve a sin. However many recreational activities which can be permissible, beneficial and encouraged if conducted correctly are confused with time wasting and morally bankrupt entertainment activities.

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Etikaaf


E'tikaaf is to sit in seclusion in place of Salaah with the specific intention of E'tikaaf.

Also referred to as E'tikaf, E'tikaaf, Itikaaf, Itikaf, Seclusion, Solitude.

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Example


Allah has sent Prophet Muhammad May Allah send peace and blessings upon him as the best of mankind as example to us all. Look at the unlettered orphan as a role model that inspired men and women, rich and poor, slaves and rulers, parents and children, students and teachers, merchants and clerics

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