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  • Rejoicing at the coming of Ramadan

    All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the Worlds. We ask Him to Bestow much of His Peace and Blessings upon our leader, Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) his family and Companions until the Day of Judgment. The month of Ramadan occupies a refined status in the hearts of Muslims who believe in the One and Only Lord, Allah The Exalted, Lord.. More

  • O You Who Has Completed Ramadan - III

    The noble Companions, may Allah be pleased with them, used to persevere in whatever act of worship they did, as in the narration of ‘Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, who said regarding the supplications after obligatory prayers, “Ever since the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, taught me these supplications, I never stopped saying.. More

  • O You Who Has Completed Ramadan - I

    With the conclusion of the blessed month of Ramadan, the Muslims ask Allah The Almighty to accept the righteous deeds they have performed in it and pledge to Him that they will continue the performance of good deeds and remain steadfast upon the path of righteousness. The Muslims also work hard not to break the bond that connects them with Allah The.. More

  • Not My Guest

    Every year, with Ramadan on the horizon, most of us find ourselves on the receiving end of a deluge of mails, pamphlets, and sermons, reminding us of its significance. Some of the most useful ones are those containing tips on how to prepare for the month ahead. There are ideas ranging from doing all our grocery and ‘Eed shopping beforehand to.. More

  • Moon Sighting: Between Sharee’ah and Astronomy - II

    … Continued Allah The Almighty is aware of the great progress of astronomy in the future. However, He did not consider it crucial in confirming the causes of acts of worship. Allah The Almighty revealed this to the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and so he said: "We are an unlettered nation, we neither write nor know calculations... More

  • Moon Sighting: Between Sharee’ah and Astronomy - I

    Question: What is the Sharee’ah (Islamic legislation) ruling on confirming the beginning of the lunar month by means of astronomical calculations? Answer: Depending on astronomical calculations to confirm the advent of the lunar month implies two grave mistakes. First: It nullifies the Sharee’ah cause on which fasting and breaking.. More

  • Welcome, Month of Goodness!

    Ramadan is around the corner, the great month the Muslims wait for with passion and yearning, with longing and tears -- tears of pleasure at receiving the dearest and most generous of months. It is the month of goodness and mercy, the month of purity and chastity, the month of cleanness and clarity, in which the hearts are cleansed and the souls.. More

  • There is Blessing in Suhoor

    The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "Take Suhoor as there is a blessing in it." [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] In this Hadeeth (narration), there is an injunction to take Suhoor, which means eating and drinking directly before dawn in order to get ready to fast that day. The wisdom underlying this order is also mentioned: namely,.. More

  • Ramadan: A Great Opportunity to Achieve Taqwa - III

    … Continued According to some scholars fasting is a secret between the slave and his Lord. Some of them even believed that fasting is a secret whose essence no human being knows. A fasting person may break his fast in seclusion away from people’s eyes, but a true believer fasts out of sincere faith and hoping for the rewards of his Lord... More

  • Ramadan: A Great Opportunity to Achieve Taqwa - II

    … Continued Let us consider the holy month of Ramadan a starting point to pursue piety. Indeed, piety is the optimal clothing [of the soul]. Allah The Exalted Says (what means): • {…the clothing of piety - that is best.} [Quran 7:26] • {Indeed, the pious will be among gardens and rivers,* In a seat of honor near a Sovereign,.. More

  • Ramadan Contest!

    The season of glad tidings, which brings the greatest joy to the hearts of the believers is near. It brings the universal competition that starts with the first night in the month of Ramadan and ends with its last night. Get ready for the greatest opportunity and the most blessed season in the whole year. It is the great competition that was proclaimed.. More

  • In Ramadan: Why Do They Weep And I Do Not?

    One of the causes of prosperity and success in both religious and worldly affairs is to be honest with oneself, and not to seek false excuses until the time death strikes a person by surprise, and he feels regretful at a time when regrets will be of no profit to him. No doubt, the virtue of weeping out of fear of Allah The Almighty is great. It is.. More

  • Anticipating Ramadan

    Ramadan is just around the corner. It will be a great blessing for those of us who live to see it and pick its invaluable fruits. It is a time of Taqwa (piety), of Emaan (faith), and of Ihsaan (excellence). Its time for renovation of faith, for renewal of our pledge to Allah Almighty, for refueling our soul for the onslaughts the next year holds for.. More

  • Keeping Up The Good Work

    In Ramadan, people pray, fast, perform ‘Umrah (the minor pilgrimage), spend in charity, supplicate and recite the Quran, yet the question remains: have any of these good deeds been accepted? Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {…Indeed Allah only accepts from the righteous [who fear Him].}[Quran 3: 27] Fudhaalah Ibn ‘Ubayd, may.. More

  • Crescent of Ramadan and Astronomical Calculations

    A question was received by the Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Iftaa’ (religious verdicts), may Allah grant them success, regarding this issue. The members of the committee were ‘Abdullaah ibn Manee‘, ‘Abdullaah ibn Ghudayyaan, under the deputy chairman: ‘Abdur-Razzaaq ‘Afeefy. Following is the text.. More