Author: Fatma Yusuf

Eid ul-Adha, also known as the “Festival of Sacrifice,” is one of the most significant Islamic holidays observed by Muslims worldwide. It falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the final month of the Islamic lunar calendar, and lasts for up to three days. The festival holds deep religious significance and commemorates the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (A.S) (Abraham) to sacrifice his son (Ismail, A.S) as an act of obedience to Allah (SWT). The origin of Eid ul-Adha is rooted in the story of Prophet Ibrahim (A.S), who is revered in Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. According to Islamic tradition,…

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Islam is built upon five foundational acts of worship and practice known as the Five Pillars of Islam. These pillars constitute the core beliefs and practices that every Muslim is expected to adhere to and fulfill. They are: Shahada (Faith) Declaration of Faith: The Shahada is the basic creed of Islam that must be recited with conviction at least once in a lifetime by anyone who wishes to convert to Islam and regularly by practicing Muslims. It states: “La ilaha illallah, Muhammadur Rasulullah,” meaning “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.” This declaration affirms…

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Before filing a lawsuit in the small claims court, it is often recommended to try to resolve the dispute at hand out of court first before taking legal actions. The courts encourage out-of-court settlement mechanisms commonly referred to as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in attempts to resolve disputes amicably among parties. Article 159(2) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 affirms the use of ADR mechanisms, and the process is regulated by The Alternative Dispute Resolution Bill, 2019, and the Civil Procedure Act. A demand letter, drafted by a lawyer, is required to be sent by the claimant to the other…

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Zakat al-Fitr signifies an obligation to cleanse and share in the Eid celebrations with the less fortunate members of society at the end of Ramadan. Zakat al-Fitr and Iftar have the same meaning. Similarly, Zakat al-Fitr, like Iftar, refers to the charity given at the conclusion of Ramadan’s last fast. The Prophet of Allah (Pbuh) said, “The fasting of the month of Ramadan will hang between earth and heaven, and it will not ascend to the divine presence without the payment of Zakat al-Fitr.” What is the purpose of Zakat al-Fitr? Zakat al-Fitr is intended to purify one’s fast from…

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Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is a time of fasting, spiritual reflection, and charity for Muslims worldwide. It culminates in Eid ul-Fitr, a joyous festival marking the end of fasting. This article examines the significance of Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr. Ramadan is the holy month of obligatory fasting for Muslims, as mentioned in the Quran, Islam’s holy book. It is the month during which the Quran was first sent down as guidance for mankind, containing clear proofs of divine guidance and the criterion for distinguishing between right and wrong. Muslims believe that the first verses of the…

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