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  • The Signs of Acceptance and Rejection of Deeds

    There are several signs that signify whether our deeds have been accepted or rejected by our Lord. The foremost sign of acceptance is to be helped to do good deeds one after the other, whereas the sign of rejection is to do misdeeds after the good deeds. If one returns to his previous state of doing sins, misdeeds, indulgence and negligence, this indicates.. More

  • A time for jubilation

    Ramadan is back. And yes, all the jubilation germinating in our households for months now has fully sprung. Spreading through the world, crossing every kind of barrier—literal and figurative, manmade and natural Ramadan seeks every square foot on the face of earth wherein is a fasting Muslim, to cheer his heart, inspire his soul, and enrich his.. More

  • The Blessed Times when Supplications are Accepted

    It is well known that the Lord descends in the last third of the night and Says: "‘Is there any seeker of forgiveness so that I would forgive for him? Is there anyone with a demand so that I would give him? Is there any repentant person so that I would accept his repentance?’ Until the rise of dawn." [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] This.. More

  • The Muslim in Ramadan

    Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {The month of Ramadan [is that] in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey - then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not.. More

  • Points to Ponder in Ramadan

    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

  • Ramadan: The season of mercy

    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 impact of Ramadan on us

    With Ramadan upon us, many of our homes naturally infuse with the excitement and anticipation of this month of fasting, taraaweeh prayers, night vigils, reciting the Quran, and connecting with family and friends. Khutbahs (sermons) abound with instructions on how to make the most of this month of mercy and how to make its benefits long lasting. But.. More

  • Renew Your Life in Ramadan

    Allah The Exalted Says (what means): {The month of Ramadan [is that] in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion…..} [Quran 2: 185] The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "No slave (of Allah The Most High) fasts one day for the sake of (gaining the Pleasure of) Allah,.. More

  • You Need Allah to Enter the Gate of Repentance

    You need Allah The Almighty to deliver your heart from the evil of arrogance, vanity and pride, from (attachment to) prolonged hope, adherence to this world, and attachment to creation. You need Allah the Almighty to rectify your moral character from the bad morals you possess such as envy, dishonesty, cheating and betrayal in your dealings with the.. More

  • Being Grateful for the Blessings of Ramadan

    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

  • Let One not Utter Obscenities in Ramadan

    While we are reciting the Quran, we pass many verses that entail careful contemplation and consideration. Amongst these verses is the saying of Allah the Almighty (which means): {We have certainly created man in the best of stature.} [Quran 95: 4] The most prominent feature that Allah the Almighty distinguished and beautified humans with from other.. More

  • The Guidance of the Prophet during the Last Ten Days of Ramadan

    The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to do specific deeds during the last ten days of Ramadan that he did not do at any other time of the same month. My Muslim brother and sister, we will mention the guidance of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, during the last ten days of Ramadan. Deeds of the Prophet, sallallaahu.. More

  • The Peak of Patience

    Working with Food During Ramadan Fasting Ramadan involves great endurance and patience. For some, the greatest trial is enduring hunger. For others it is battling exhaustion. Still others find their test is controlling a short temper. What's Eating You? For me, the greatest tests include all the above plus the thirst that ensues approximately three.. More

  • Ramadan and Behavioral Reform

    It is well-known that the supreme goal of fasting is to attain righteousness. In confirmation, Allah Almighty says (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] Righteousness is to safeguard oneself from the punishment of Allah. This safeguard.. More

  • Invalidators of Fasting

    By ‘Abdullaah ibn Saalih Al-Qusayyir 1 - (Intentional) eating and drinking: Anything nutritious that is intentionally consumed through the mouth, nose, vein or the like, invalidates the fast. Allah The Exalted Says (what means): {And eat and drink until the white thread of dawn becomes distinct to you from the black thread [of night].} [Quran.. More