Make the month of Ramadan be the beginning of a new life, full of obedience and virtue; make it be the start of your maintenance of prayers in the mosque; make a pledge now to never again abandon even a single prayer; forget the notion that you cannot wake up and pray Fajr (morning prayer) with the congregation; purify your hearts with the recitation.. More
Recognising and appreciating the great favours of Allah, among which are the virtues of certain seasons and the opportunity of worshipping Allah during them:
Imam Ibn Rajab, may Allah have mercy upon him, said:“Allah has made some months more virtuous than others just as He has made some days and nights more virtuous than others; an example.. More
The practice and spirit of fasting should be engrained in children so that it comes natural and effortless for them as they reach adulthood.
The month of Ramadan is a time of excitement, socializing, and devotion. As we take care of the spiritual and social part of ourselves during this special month, it is important to remember to also focus some.. More
Al-Bukhari, may Allah have mercy upon him, has reported that the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: "Paradisehas eight gates and one of them is Ar-Rayyaan through which none will enter but those who observe fasting."As-Suyooti, may Allah have mercy upon him, has reported that Al-Harith Ibn Kalda, may Allah have mercy upon.. More
Fasting, is abstaining from eating, drinking and coitus from daybreak to sunset as a devotional ritual. Allah, the Almighty Says in the Noble Quran (what means):
"O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous."[Quran; 2:183] That is: that you may fear Allah, keep.. More
Some seemingly innocent errors made by a fasting person can actually affect his fasting.
We will take a look at some of these mistakes in the hope of improving our fasting and to make it more perfect for the sake of Allah.
Not sniffing water during ablution
Neglecting the order to sniff during ablution to the extent of violation by just washing the.. More
The following acts, when done knowingly and deliberately in the days of Ramadan, will invalidate the fast. In addition to being considered great sins, a person committing one of these acts will have to continue fasting the rest of the day that he/she committed it, and he/she is also required to take certain measures of reconciliation as indicated below.
Excuses that exempt a person from Fasting:
It is from the mercy ofAllahand the easiness of the religion that we are allowed to break the fast if there is any danger, hardship or difficulty in it.AllahSays (what means):"...He (Allah) has chosen you and has not placed upon you in the religion any difficulty..."[Quran 22:7.8]
It is allowed.. More
Suhoor (The pre-dawn meal)
It is recommended to eat a pre-dawn meal and there is no sin upon one who does not do so. Anas, may Allaah be pleased with him, reported that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: “Eat a pre-dawn meal, for there are blessings in it.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
The reason is that it strengthens.. More
A person might contemplate during Ramadan upon numerous subjects. He should reflect upon his affairs, his final abode, and what is awaiting him, as regards his departure to Allah The Almighty. He can also contemplate over his morals and evil aspects, in the hope of getting rid of the latter; his acts of worship in which he was negligent and which were.. More
There is no better time to start making positive changes in our lives than this blessed month.
Ramadan is a Muslim's recurring opportunity for spiritual enhancement and soul redemption. It is also an annual exercise in self-control and self-restraint, but above all, it is a physical manifestation of our total submission and obedience to Allah Almighty... More
The first thing one should do upon entering Ramadan is to praise Allah The Almighty for conveying him to Ramadan, the month of mercy. What confirms those blessings, and opens the mercy of Allah The Almighty for you is your gratitude for this blessing being the first thing you think of doing, and that He has opened this season in your lifetime. If a.. More
All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.
The actions of people are presented to Allah in the month of Sha’ban, so the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, used to fast repeatedly in this.. More
Sha’ban is the name of the (eighth) month, and it is so called because in this month the Arabs used to disperse (tasha’aba) in search of water, or it was said that they dispersed to carry out raids and forays. Or it was said that it is so called because it sha’aba (branches out or emerges) i.e., it appears between the months of Rajab.. More
Another benefit of fasting in Sha’ban is that it is a kind of training for the Ramadan fast, in case a person finds it difficult to fast when Ramadan starts; if he fasts in Sha’ban he will have gotten used to fasting and he will feel strong and energetic when Ramadan comes.
Sha’ban is like an introduction to Ramadan and it has some.. More
Make the month of Ramadan be the beginning of a new life, full of obedience and virtue; make it be the start of your maintenance of prayers in the mosque; make a pledge now to never again abandon even...More