Shawwal: What to Do On Eid Night, Eid Day, and During the Month
July 23, 2014 – 6:00 am | 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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