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  • Wisdom behind Fasting

    Whenever the month of Ramadan begins and the sighting of its crescent is affirmed, this marks the celebration of the willpower and strong determination of every Muslim. Muslims fast in the month of Ramadan out of obedience to their Lord and their urge to benefit from such a great spiritual experience. Muslims embark on a month-long spiritual journey.. More

  • 30 Steps in Sha‘baan to Prepare for Ramadan - IV

    20- Perform new acts of worship that you have never done before. For example, recite 1000 verses (that is equal to Part 29 and Part 30 in the Quran) or give a large sum of money as charity, to prepare yourself and be inclined to perform greater acts of worship in Ramadan. 21- Try to attend a funeral prayer then follow it until burial, since doing so.. More

  • 30 Steps in Sha‘baan to Prepare for Ramadan - III

    11- Accustom yourself to spending more time in the Masjid (mosque) after performing congregational prayer to prepare for I‘tikaaf(staying in seclusion in the mosque with the intention of worship) in the last ten days of Ramadan, Allah willing. If you cannot perform full I‘tikaaf, you could prolong your stay in the Masjid, which is also considered.. More

  • 30 Steps in Sha‘baan to Prepare for Ramadan - II

    2- Do not start a deed unless you have a sincere intention. Your deed will not be accepted unless it is done with a sincere intention in accordance with the rulings of the religion (Islam). Therefore, you should learn the rulings of fasting and teach them to your family and acquaintances starting now. 3- Discipline yourself and be committed to righteous.. More

  • 30 Steps in Sha‘baan to Prepare for Ramadan - I

    The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said about Sha‘baan: “That is a month concerning which the people are heedless, between Rajab and Ramadan. It is a month in which good deeds are taken up to the Lord of the worlds, and I would like my deeds to be taken up when I am fasting.” [An-Nasaa’i; Al-Albaani;.. More

  • Sha'baan: A Blessed Month that People Neglect - III

    It was narrated on the authority of ‘Ikrimah, may Allah have mercy upon him, and other scholars of Tafseer(exegesis) that the verse in which Allah The Exalted Says (what means): {On that night is made distinct every precise matter}[Quran 44:4] refers to the night of mid-Sha’baan. The correct interpretation is that it refers to the Night.. More

  • Sha'baan: A Blessed Month that People Neglect - II

    The wisdom of fasting Sha’baan more than other months: Ibn Al Qayyim, may Allah have mercy on him, said in Tahtheeb As-Sunan, “There are three points about fasting the month of Sha’baan more than other months: First: the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to fast three days every month. Perhaps he was busy and could.. More

  • Sha'baan: A Blessed Month that People Neglect - I

    These days we are living a season of profitable trade with Allah The Almighty, namely; the days of the month of Sha’baan which many people neglect. Here are some of the rulings and virtues of this month: The virtue of fasting: Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa.. More

  • Some Mistakes of Those Who Fast and Perform the Nightly Prayers

    All praise be to Allah Almighty, and may blessings and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah and all his family and Companions. The blessed month of Ramadan is a season of varied acts of worship including fasting, night prayers, reciting the Quran, giving charity, kindness, thikr (remembrance of Allah Almighty), supplication, seeking forgiveness, and.. More

  • {But to Fast Is Best for You}

    One of the favors of Allah Almighty upon this Ummah (Muslim community) is that He laid down for it – in this religion – that which sets its worldly and otherworldly affairs right. Among the most important things that He ordained is fasting the blessed month of Ramadan . Acts of worship in Islam are duties for trial and a measure that shows.. More

  • Fasting: A Medical Miracle-I

    The human body is exposed to many harmful substances and toxins which may accumulate in its tissue, most of which come from the food one eats excessively, especially these days when many societies lead luxurious lives and there is a great abundance of foods of different kinds. New techniques play an important role in enhancing, preparing and making.. More

  • The Inward Requirements of Fasting

    Praise be to Allah Who has thwarted the hopes of Satan and frustrated his plots by making fasting a bulwark and a shield for his righteous servants; Who taught them that the way of Satan to their hearts lies in secret lust; Who has made known to them that only through subduing its secret lust could the soul assert its superiority. Fasting is distinguished.. More

  • The Virtue of Fasting Six Days of Shawwaal

    It was narrated on the authority of Abu Ayyoob Al-Ansaari, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "Whoever fasts Ramadan and then fasts six days of Shawwaal, it is as if he fasts the whole year." [Muslim] It was narrated on the authority of Thawbaan, may Allah be pleased with him, that.. 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

  • People for whom the Fast during Ramadan Is not obligatory

    Allah wants ease for his servants and not hardship. So, there are some people for whom the Fast during Ramadan is not obligatory. Among those: 1- The traveler: The traveler can choose between fasting or not. Allah said, which means: {… And whoever of you is sick or on a journey, the same number [of days which one did not observe fasting must.. More