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EAST AFRICA CRISIS APPEAL

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UPDATE 1:
Islamic Relief is responding to the devastating crisis which is threatening people across East Africa.   The full scale of the situation has emerged, due to several years without sufficient rainfall, rising food prices, devastated farmlands and failed harvests.

The United Nations have estimated that 10 million people are now in need of immediate humanitarian assistance. This has quickly become the worst drought in over 60 years. It is now vital that the international community respond as quickly as possible.

However, Islamic Relief has been on the ground delivering vital aid and assistance for many years.  Countless lives have been saved through our projects in the affected countries of Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia. We are now appealing for more funds to reach the rapidly growing number of people in need.

With your help we can make a world of difference. Please donate your zakaah, lillah, sadaqah, fitrah and fidya to Islamic Relief SA.

Returning back home - A note on fasting

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One is placed in the womb and slowly you grow and start to form. Your once alien like appearance slowly begins to take shape and becomes almost human, time passes and then finally you are born, born only to die again and to return to your creator. This is promised to us by religion, promised on the condition that we live good lives and be lead away from temptation, lives filled with self-control. Fasting for the month of Ramadaan is seen as a form of self-control for Muslims and that special time of the year is soon approaching yet again.
A temple was built in the holy city of Mecca known as the Ka’bah, this temple was built for the people to worship One Divine God. However the people were misled and idol-worship took place. There were people who chose to defy this idol worshiping, instead they searched for truth. Profit Muhammad (pbuh) was one of those who searched for the truth. Every year for one month the Profit (pbuh) would take his family to mount Hira, they would meditate, this took place in the month of Ramadaan, this is also were the Profit got his first revelation. And to this day Muslims all over fast in this holy month.       
Fasting in the month of Ramadaan is the forth pillar of Islam, when Muslims fasts this not only entails them going with out food and drink but also sexual intercourse smoking and acting unkindly. All Muslims are required to fast unless they have not yet hit puberty, if they are ill and too weak to fast, or if they are not mentally

Ramadan Our Gateway to Ascension

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السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته
“Allahummah Bariek lana fie Rajab Wa Sha’baan wabaliegna Ramadan".
"O Allah, make the months of Rajab and Sha'ban blessed for us, and let us reach the month of Ramadan (i.e. prolong our life up to Ramadan, so that we may benefit from its merits and blessings)."
الحَمْدُ لِلَّه  ثُمَّ  الحَمْدُ لِلَّه
Wa Ba'd:
Ya Ayyuhal Ladinna Ammanu! It is said that Ibadah without “the presence of the heart” is of no avail and that Almighty Allah’s words, which are addressed to all mankind and not to one people, should be studied with the heart and tongue in absolute accord. Our Beloved Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam said: “It is not a sixth nor a tenth of a persons devotion which is acceptable to Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala, but only such portion thereof as he or she offers with understanding and with

THE BIRTH OF OUR BELOVED MUHAMMAD SALLALLA HU-ALAIHI-WASALLAM

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BISMILLAH-HIRRAHMAAN-NIRRAHEEM
(IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST COMPASSIONATE, THE MOST MERCIFUL)
THE COMING OF A PROPHET
IT WAS A BRIGHT MORNING WHEN AT DAWN
A BEAUTIFUL BABY BOY WAS BORN

THIS LONG AWAITED AND ANTICIPATED BEING
THE LIKES OF WHICH NO-ONE HAD EVER SEEN

HIS ENTRY INTO THIS WORLD WAS MET WITH WONDER

THE UMBILICAL CORD TO ALLAH

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When we emerge from the womb at birth we are attached to our mother by the umbilical cord. The first thing the doctor or midwife does is to sever this cord so that we can make it on our own in the world. However, the umbilical cord has significance besides the purely physical. This metaphorical connection to our birth mother will make its influence felt throughout the life of both child and mother. This bond between mother and child is so powerful that however much outside agents may try to break it, and even succeed to a certain extent, the connection will stay and re-surface, no matter how frayed the cord may become.
There is another umbilical cord which will make it felt, if we allow it to. That is the invisible cord which connects us to our Creator, the true source from which all of us come into this world. No matter how many influences we have in life, that connection stays, and will  eventually be felt. As we turn to our

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