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  • 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

  • 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

  • The etiquettes of fasting

    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

  • The Significance of Fasting

    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

  • Making up missed days of fasting

    Excuses that exempt a person from Fasting: It is from the mercy of Allah and the easiness of the religion that we are allowed to break the fast if there is any danger, hardship or difficulty in it. Allah Says (what means): "...He (Allah) has chosen you and has not placed upon you in the religion any difficulty..." [Quran 22:7.8] It is.. More

  • Common mistakes during fasting

    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 significance of the month of Sha’ban

    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

  • The month of Sha’baan - I

    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

  • The month of Sha’ban - II

    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

  • Fasting during Sha’ban

    This is the great month of Sha`ban, most of which our beloved Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to fast. It is of paramount importance for us to keep alive this Sunnah and use it to get ready for the best time of the year to be a Muslim and feel like a Muslim—the month following this one, blessed Ramadan. And what can be a better.. 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

  • Longing for Ramadan - I

    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