Bushra Wangde

Bushra Wangde is from India and was brought up in Saudi Arabia. She graduated from Preston International College in Chennai, India with a BA in Islamic Studies.

The miraculous water of Zamzam

Old Zamzam Well at the Museum in Makkah. — Photo by Islamopedia EVERY Muslim is aware of the miracle of Zamzam and how it came into being. Prophet Ibrahim عليه السلام surely did not know the wisdom behind leaving his wife and his only son in a deserted valley without plants or water. Nor did Hajar, …

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Misconception: ‘It’s Hajj-e-Akbar if 9th (Arafah) falls on Friday!’

“Alhamdulillah, the 9th day is Friday! We’ll get to perform Hajj-e-akbar!” “Hajj-e-akbar mabrook!” “Performing Hajj-e-akbar has greater rewards than an ordinary Hajj…” THESE are some statements we hear from people that leave us confused as to what is right. There is a common misconception regarding “Hajj-e-Akbar” that if the 9th day of Dhul Hijjah falls …

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Taste From The Past: Baramakiyyah

ARAB influence in Andalusia left a distinct mark on the region’s food choices and habits, as seen in the exotic spices and ingredients like saffron, almonds, zucchini, dates, lemons, oranges, rice, cinnamon and sweet peppers. The tradition of multiple-course meals featuring a series of dishes complementing each other rather than one main dish started in …

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Be Amazed by the Honey Bee

LOOK around… you will see that the world is filled with the most amazing and beautiful creations of Allah. Let’s explore them and astound ourselves with one of the tiny creatures existing, breathing and flourishing on this land of ours. Come and take a tour of the beehive, and prepare to be amazed!

Book Review: The Sunnah And Its Role In Islamic Legislation by Dr Mustafa As-Sibaee

AS Muslims, we are obliged to follow two things very closely in our life: the Qur’an and the Sunnah. The Qur’an is the word of Allah, revealed to our beloved Prophet ﷺ and the Sunnah constitutes the sayings, actions, and the example of the Prophet ﷺ. Sadly, many of us fail to follow the Sunnah …

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