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  • The great opportunity: Ramadan

    Fasting the month of Ramadan is one of Allah’s ways—one of His most beloved ways—to teach us to love Him Almighty and His Messenger  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) and to see beyond ourselves and find Allah. It helps us come into communion with Allah directly by making us realize His blessings and His presence, but also indirectly, by.. More

  • Merits of Ramadan

    It was narrated on the authority of Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of Heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] Another version reads: “When.. More

  • A Gate in Paradise for Those who Fast

    In a Hadeeth on the authority of Sahl ibn Sa‘d, may Allah be pleased with him, he said that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “Paradise has eight gates, and one of them is called Ar-Rayyaan through which none will enter but those who observe fasting.”[Al-Bukhari and Muslim] In another narration, the Prophet,.. More

  • Virtue of Hastening the Iftaar

    Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {Then complete the fast until the sunset.} [Quran 2:187] In a Hadeeth (narration) on the authority of Sahl ibn Sa‘d, may Allah be pleased with him, he said that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “People will remain upon goodness as long as they hasten the Iftaar (breaking.. More

  • Sorry, You Do not Fast!

    Many young people wonder why Ramadan passes by without them being able to attain piety even though they fast. Allah The 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] Fasting is supposed to breed piety and righteousness. So, why does.. More

  • Fasting expiates Sins

    Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {Your wealth and your children are but a trial, and Allah has with Him a great reward.} [Quran 64:15] {Every soul will taste death. And We test you with evil and with good as trial; and to Us you will be returned.} [Quran 21:35] Ibn ‘Abbaas, may Allah be pleased with him, commented on this.. More

  • 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

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The great opportunity: Ramadan

Fasting the month of Ramadan is one of Allah’s ways—one of His most beloved ways—to teach us to love Him Almighty and His Messenger sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam and to see beyond ourselves...More