Shawwāl: What to Do On Eid Night, Eid Day, and During the Month
June 23, 2017 – 12:00 PM | One Comment

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Edited by Bilal Ali
Shawwal is the first of the three months named Ashhur al-Hajj (the months of hajj). Although the major acts of hajj are normally performed on the first ten …

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Edited by IlmGate
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Release Date: December 2015
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Translated by Mufti A.H Elias and edited by Bilal Ali

Question:
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Edited by IlmGate
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Edited by IlmGate
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Question:
In order to benefit from black seed oil, do you have to use it regularly?
Answer:
Assalamu alaykum
In the name of Allah, the Inspirer of truth.
The following excerpts may help to answer this …

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