Islamic Months – Merits and Precepts

An ebook “Islamic Months – Merits and Precepts” by Justice Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani can be downloaded from here.

The objective of the book is to explain what one should or should not do in a particular month or date with reference to the orignal sources of Shariah.


Takbeer E Tahreeq

It is Wajib to recite this after every Salah including Eid salah from the Fajr of 9th Zul Hijjah (day before eid) until after the Asar prayers on the 13th of Zul Hijjah (third day after Eid).

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The Story of Ibrahim(as)’s Sacrifice

Brothers and Sisters, all of us know the story of Ibrahim(as)’s sacrifice and we say that it was a test by Allah (ta’ala). But do we really understand what Ibrahim(as) went through? Do we appreciate what it was like to be Ibrahim(as) ?Can we grasp in thought what happened ? Why is it that we regard Ibrahim(as) as the father of faith ? What was it that he achieved ?

Some Important Masa’il Regarding Qurbani


It is not their meat nor their blood that reaches Allâh, it is your piety that reaches Him. Indeed He has subjected them (animals) to you so that you may glorify Allah for guiding you, and give glad tidings {O Muhammed} to those who excel in good. (22:37)


Sacrifice or Qurbani: Philosophy and Rules

The Urdu and persian word Qurbani (Sacrificial slaughter) is derived from the Arabic word Qurban. Lexically, it means an act performed to seek Allah’s pleasure. Originally, the word Qurban included all acts of charity because the purpose of charity is nothing but to seek Allah’s pleasure. But, in precise religious terminology, the word was later confined to the sacrifice of an animal slaughtered for the sake of Allah.