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  • Etiquette of 'Eed

    'Eeds or Festivals are moments of celebration common to all nations. The festivals of non-believing nations are associated with worldly matters such as the birth of a nation or its decline, the appointment or crowning of a ruler, his marriage, or the beginning of a season like spring, and so on. As to Muslims, their festivals ('Eeds) are associated.. More

  • The Menstruating Woman Breaking the Fast and Making Up for It

    In a Hadeeth on the authority of Mu‘aathah bint ‘Abdullah al-‘Adawiyyah, may Allaah have mercy upon her, she said, “I asked ‘Aa’ishah, may Allaah be pleased with her, ‘Why does the menstruating woman make up for the missed days of fasting but not for the missed prayers?’ She said, ‘Are you a Harooriyyah.. More

  • Our Shortcomings Are Great, But His Mercy Is Greater

    How saddened one feels at the departure of the month of Ramadan! Blissful indeed are those whose records during Ramadan abound with righteous deeds, and miserable are those who neglected those righteous deeds in this month. Who truly benefits from the month of Ramadan? The Prophet, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam (may Allaah exalt his mention) said:.. More

  • Understanding the Obligations of Zakat Al-Fitr

    Zakat al-Fitr is an individual obligation upon every Muslim who can afford it, prescribed by the Sharee‘ah (Islamic legislation) based on the texts of the Quran and Sunnah (Prophetic tradition), and scholarly consensus. It was ordained, along with fasting, in the second year after Hijrah (Emigration). The recipients of Sadaqat al-Fitr are the.. More

  • Getting The Most Out Of Ramadan

    Ramadan is a month of blessing, mercy and forgiveness that only comes once a year. Every good deed we do is multiplied many times giving us abundant rewards for the good things we do. We would be foolish not to take advantage of this great opportunity, but many of us live such a busy life that leaves us almost no time for ourselves, let alone our Creator... More

  • The Khutbah of ‘Eed Al-Fitr -I

    First Khutbah: Allahu Akbar (i.e. Allah is The Greatest) is our symbol in this ‘Eed … Allah is greater than all tyrants… Allahu Akbar … and all perfect praise is due to Allah Who enabled us to fast this month. O Muslims! Allah Has written Mercy upon Himself. During these days, we Muslims celebrate the festival of ‘Eed.. More

  • The Khutbah of 'Eed Al-Fitr -II

    In this part we will mention some moreprohibitions that some Muslims commit which Allah forbade. Lying on the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam:`Abdullaah Ibn `Amr Ibn Al-`Aas, may Allaah be pleased with them, reported that the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: “Convey from me even an verse of the Qur'aan; relate traditions from.. More

  • The Khutbah of ‘Eed Al-Fitr -III

    Second Khutbah: O Muslims! Abu Hurayrah, may Allaah be pleased with him, said: “The Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: “Allah has written down the very portion of Zinaa which a person will indulge in. There will be no escape from it. The Zinaa of the eye is the (lustful) look, the Zinaa of the ears is the listening (to voluptuous.. More

  • Women’s Worship During Ramadan – I

    A Muslim woman should utilize the seasons which Allah has endowed with great benefit and made a source for accumulating rewards. A woman can increase her reward in Ramadan by strengthening various aspects of worship and obedience to Allah, by being keen in performing virtuous deeds and refraining from anything that could affect the rewards of her fasting.. More

  • Women’s worship during Ramadan – II

    Feeding others during Ramadan: ‘Abdullah bin Salaam, may Allaah be pleased with him, reported: “I heard the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, saying: “O people, exchange greetings of Salaam (i.e., say: As-Salaamu `Alaykum to one another), feed people, strengthen the ties of kinship, and be in prayer when others are.. More

  • Zakatul-Fitr and Other Acts of Worship

    Zakatul-Fitr: Zakatul-Fitr is one of the things that the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, mandated upon all Muslims. Ibn ‘Umar, may Allaah be pleased with them, said: “The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, made Zakatul-Fitr, one Saa’ (almost 3kg.) of dates or one Saa’ of barley, obligatory on the Muslims,.. More

  • Your Time During Ramadan

    Time is the essence of life, and man’s life is but the seconds and minutes he/she lives. Every hour we live through in this life takes us that much closer to our destiny in the Hereafter. Even though time is the most precious item in our lives (or at least it should be) and we should be guarding it with all the power we possess, it seems to be.. More

  • Arabic Date Biscuits

    Ingredients 1 cup plain flour ¼ cup icing sugar 1 spoon clarified butter (ghee) Small amounts of pistachios or almonds of your choice Instructions 1) Put enough oil in to smooth the mixture. 2) Put a small handful of water, enough to roll the dough into small balls. Flatten the top of the balls. 3) Soften dates and roll into.. More

  • Basbousa with Almonds

    Ingredients 2 1/4 cup water 1 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon lemon juice 3/4 cup almonds 1/2 cup butter 3/4 cup semolina Method 1) Bring water, sugar and lemon juice to a boil in a pan. 2) Simmer for a few minutes. 3) Chop the almonds finely and fry them in hot butter together with the semolina until they are golden. 4) Add the hot syrup.. More

  • Chiker Cholay

    Ingredients: 2 cups chickpeas 1 level teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1/4 cup daal masoor 1/4 cup oil 1 medium onion finely chopped 1 teaspoon ginger fresh, peeled and chopped 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi) 1 teaspoon coriander powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon garam masala 2 tablespoons coriander leaves chopped 1.. More