Solar and Lunar Eclipses – Guidelines from the Sunnah
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By Mawlana Ismail Dawoodjee
Edited by IlmGate
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
A solar eclipse took place during the golden era of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ. Consider the following hadith:
عَنِ الْمُغِيرَةِ …

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Question:
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Question:

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Question:
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Assalamu alaykum
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