Among the many bounties enjoyed by the Muslim Ummah is the great day of Jumuah. Hafiz Ibn Katheer (R) said, "It was named Jumu'ah because it is derived from the word Al-Jam' in Arabic which means to gather, as Muslims gather weekly in large numbers on this day. The day of Jumuah should not be viewed as “another working day”, but rather as a day of great virtue and blessing.
For many centuries the practice of covering the head for males has been adhered to religiously by Muslims. Covering the head in Salah and out of Salah was the constant practice of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and the Sahabah t.
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “Whoever performs his Fajr Salah with congregation, and then remains seated remembering Allah until after sunrise, after which he performs 2 Rakaats of Salah (Salatul Ishraq), will receive the reward of a complete Hajj and Umrah.” (Tirmizi)
The laws pertaining to inheritance and succession are considered to be among the most important aspects of Islamic Shariah law. Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: 'It is not permissible for any Muslim who has a bequest to make, that he remains two nights without having a written (wasiyyah) bequest'. (Bukhari & Muslim)
Allah Ta'ala has granted permission to people who are aged or terminally ill and have no hope of fasting again in their life, to compensate for each fast by feeding a poor and needy person (two complete meals for a day). This compensation is referred to as 'fidya.’
It has become common for Muslim businesses to decorate their businesses and advertise their products using traditional decorations of other religious festivals. Muslims should understand that adopting this way will not bring any more profit to our business, rather it serves to align us with the festival and challenges our identity and allegiance as Muslims.
Allah Ta'ala says in the Qur'an: “Take due care of all the Salah, especially the middle Salah and stand before Allah in total devotion.” In another verse it is mentioned, “And establish Salah and discharge Zakah and bow in Ruku with those who bow.” (Surah Baqarah)