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  1. COLUMN: AS I SEE IT
    29 Jul, 2016
    The Muslim Me and I vis-á-vis Psychological Concepts
    Widely acknowledged as the primordial seedbed of all that most people know today about psychology, the Greek school of thinking about the mind and the soul fell short on giving answers to the ‘why ’ or ‘where from’ or ‘how to behave’ or such-like vexations about our existence in this world 1. When, in 1547, psychology was first formalised in the West, it was naively considered as a new dawn of enlightened intellect and academic pursuit yet able to do no more than recalibrate the embryos of
  2. COLUMN: AS I SEE IT
    20 Jul, 2016
    Ramadan and the Asma ul Husnaa - Part 2
    When Allah declares his closeness to us 1, we should realise that His closeness is unlike ours. His proximity cannot be measured or gauged in terms of distance, space, or time as we know it. It is a presence in a dimension reserved for Him alone, allowing Him to be within our reach, for He is Al-Qarib 2, The Nigh, Al-Muhit 3, The All-Pervading. This closeness allows Him, The All-Hearing 4 (As-Sami’) not only to exercise His divine role as The Watchful (Al-Raqib 5) but to hear the prayers of His
  3. OPINION PIECE
    01 Jul, 2016
    Islamic fashion is antithetical to Islam
    The arrival of Islam in Arabia during the 6th century was to install a Quranic and Divine worldview upon a culture predisposed in misogyny, savagery, and spiritual decay. As Islam matured along with its followers; pre-Islamic ideas, words, phrases and perceptions were reformed. This reformation of perspective, thought and language were critical in establishing a philosophy rooted in the Divine. A purified culture emerged as a result of Islam. From this, we understand that Islam may enhance a
  4. The Zakat ul Fitr and the Fidyah
    24 Jun, 2016
    The Zakat ul Fitr and the Fidyah
    Fitrah The Nabiy  Muhammad ﷺ commanded us to discharge the fitrah to those to whom it is due. This command came in the year when the fast of Ramadan became a fard and before zakah became compulsory. This was in the month of Sha’ban during the second year of the Hijrah. The Nabiy ﷺ performed a khutbah a day or two before Eid and commanded that the fitrah be discharged. حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ بَشِيرِ بْنِ ذَكْوَانَ، وَأَحْمَدُ بْنُ الأَزْهَرِ، قَالاَ حَدَّثَنَا مَرْوَانُ
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    22 Jun, 2016
    The Night of Grandeur and the Battle of Badr
    Extracted from The Book on Fasting (1992) by Shaykh Abdurraghiem Sallie, pages 118 - 126:  “We have revealed the Qur’an during the night of blessings for We are ever warning. Therein every affair is made distinct with wisdom.” Surah al-Dukhan, 44:3 Laylatul Qadr means the Night of Grandeur, Excellence and Honour. Allah says in Surah Al-Qadr : 1. Truly we have revealed the Holy Qur’an during the Night of Grandeur. 2. And you will never know what the Night of Grandeur is. 3. The Night of
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About Red Kufi Books

The Red Kufi was popularly worn by Muslim men in Cape Town in days gone bye. 
 
No doubt there’s one carefully tucked away in the back of a cupboard in most Muslim homes here. 
 
The rooi kuffiyah, as it is commonly known, was an essential part of the late Shaykh Abdurraghiem Hasan Sallie’s attire. 

In brainstorming ideas for a rebranding of Daddy’s Books - the official publisher and distributor of Shaykh Abdurraghiem’s books - his love for the red kufi came up. This is how the name Red Kufi Books was born. 
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