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  • Virtues of Qiyaam

    Qiyaam (voluntary night prayer) is one of the best acts of worship that bring one closer to Allah The Almighty. It is highly recommended at all times of the year, and even more so in the holy month of Ramadan. The texts of the Quran and Sunnah (Prophetic tradition) urge Muslims to perform it and they state its unique status and great reward from Allah.. More

  • Blessings of Qiyaam in the Nights of Ramadan - III

    Quran recited in the three Rak‘ahs (units of prayer) of Witr: 14- It is a Sunnah (Prophetic tradition) to read in the first Rak‘ah of the three: {Exalt the Name of your Lord, The Most High} [Quran 87], the second: {Say, "O disbelievers} [Quran 109], the third: {Say, "He is Allah, [who is] One}[Quran 112] and sometimes add:{Say,.. More

  • Blessings of Qiyaam in the Nights of Ramadan - II

    Number of Rak‘ahs (units of prayer) of Qiyaam (voluntary night prayer): 7- It is performed with eleven Rak‘ahs. We would prefer not to exceed this number for the sake of following the Sunnah (tradition) of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, who did not exceed it till he died. ‘Aa’ishah, may Allah be pleased with.. More

  • Blessings of Qiyaam in the Nights of Ramadan – I

    1- It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, said that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to encourage performing Qiyaam (voluntary night prayer) in Ramadan without firmly enjoining it. Then, he says: "Whoever performs Qiyaam in (the nights of) Ramadan out of sincere faith and hoping to attain the reward.. 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

  • Sighting the Crescent of Ramadan - II

    Muslim countries pay special attention to the month of Ramadan and go out to observe its crescent in order to confirm the sighting. When the sighting is confirmed, Muslims start fasting, the minarets of mosques are lit, the mass media celebrates the occasion and announces the glad tidings of the advent of the month, people congratulate each other, guns.. More

  • Sighting the Crescent of Ramadan - I

    Unlike the crescents of other lunar months, the crescent of Ramadan is given special attention because it is the crescent of the best month in the sight of Allah The Almighty. This month is favored with several virtues; the most important is the revelation of the Quran on the best night of the month. Thus, scholars of Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) have.. More

  • Ramadan: A School for Training the Soul

    Ramadan is the month of piety and fasting. It helps one control oneself and make a commitment to piety. The verses about fasting in the Chapter Al-Baqarah start with (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]. This is why fasting in Ramadan.. 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

  • What will You Do in Ramadan?

    It should be the hallmark of the believers when asked, "What will you do in Ramadan?"They should respond with, "Allah will see what I am going to do (to please Him). I will strive against my own self, inclination, desires, lusts, food, drink, property and health: {Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties.. More

  • The Real Meaning of Striving in Ramadan

    What does it mean to strive hard in Ramadan? Does our striving in Ramadan prevent us from giving in to desires? Do wereturned in a worse state after Ramadan, or does it prevent us from desires? Is it a cause of a person's promotion in the sight of Allah The Almighty, due to the devotion of his heart, the purity of his soul, his approach to his Lord.. More

  • Ramadan in the Present and the Past - II

    With the arrival of Ramadan, the righteous people strive hard and make every effort to sincerely worship Allah The Almighty even as they fear that their fasting and Qiyaam may not be accepted. One sees them submissive and pale during Ramadan, as if they are ailing while they are not. When Ramadan ends, they feel sad as if they have lost a dear and beloved.. More

  • Ramadan in the Present and the Past - I

    The blessed month of Ramadan is the month in which the Noble Quran was sent down, in which the Muslims worship their Lord with the greatest form of worship and noblest act of obedience: the act of fasting. It is the secret worship about which Allah The Almighty said in a Qudsi Hadeeth (sacred narration): “Every deed of the son of Aadam is for.. More

  • Ramadan in the Muslim World through the Ages

    In the past, there was a custom in Muslim countries to increase the lighting of mosques upon sighting the crescent of Ramadan. Ahmad ibn Yoosuf, the famous Abbasid writer, said, “The Caliph, Al-Ma’moon, ordered me to write to all the territorial governors to urge people to have more lamps during the month of Ramadan and make them acquainted.. More

  • Make Hard Work Your Motto in Ramadan

    Hard work should be the slogan of the righteous people who do not like Ramadan to pass away before they take their reward. They would rather persist in this good state in order to receive their prize from their Lord, and obtain His forgiveness than enjoy the pleasures of this world. Thus, when they celebrate ‘Eed, they would have earned the right.. More