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  • 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

  • Be Grateful for Witnessing Ramadan

    Although the days of one's lifepass quickly just as those of Ramadan, one feels this quick passage especially in Ramadan, because its days are very short. The truth is, all of one's days are limited and short even though a person does not feel it. Allah The Almighty has opened for you a new month of Ramadan. Having pledged the last year to be better.. More

  • Making the Most of Ramadan - II

    The month of Ramadan is the month of great gains and profits. The wise trader is the one who makes the most of special occasions to increase his profits. So make the most of this month by increasing in your acts of worship, praying a great deal, reading the Quran, forgiving people, being kind to others and giving charity to the poor. In the month of.. More

  • Making the Most of Ramadan - I

    The days of Ramadan pass by very quickly, as if they were fleeting moments. We welcomed Ramadan last year and bade it farewell and we are welcoming Ramadan again after a short while, so we should hasten to do good deeds in this month and strive to fill it with all the deeds which Allah The Almighty is pleased with and with that the actions which will.. More

  • The virtues of Fasting Ramadan

    The righteous predecessors (the Salaf), may Allah be pleased with them, were very keen on pleasing Allah in any way they can and draw nearer to Him by means of performing different types of righteous deeds. They were more so during the blessed month of Ramadan because of its special status in Islam. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {The month.. More

  • Steadfastness in Worship after Ramadan

    This is the goal worthy of being actively sought and aspired for: steadfastness in worshipping and obeying Allah The Almighty, avoiding sins and reciting the Quran and Athkaar (words of remembrance and supplication) after Ramadan. Just as every matter has an accompanying sign, scholars mention that the sign of acceptance of a good deed is for it to.. More

  • Glad Tidings and Blessings of Ramadan

    The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to give glad tidings to his Companions upon the arrival of Ramadan, and informed them that in this month the gates of Paradise are opened, the gates of Hell are closed, and the devils are chained. He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said:“When the first night of Ramadan comes, the doors.. More

  • A strategy to combat thirst in Ramadan

    The feeling of thirst in the month of Ramadan becomes intense when it falls in summer, so how can we help our bodies maintain water, resist the feeling of thirst, and reduce its intensity? The feeling of thirst in the month of Ramadan becomes intense in summer because the period of fasting may extend to more than 14 hours a day. The body continues.. More

  • Balancing cooking & worship in Ramadan

    The blessed month of Ramadan is fast approaching and many of us are busy making preparations to make this a special time for our families. Ramadan is a time for voluntary acts of worship, sharing with those who are less fortunate, and reflecting on the message that Allah has given to us. Overall, the goal of this month is to develop ourselves spiritually.. More

  • Permissibility of Praying Taraaweeh - I

    It was narrated on the authority of ‘Abdul-Rahmaan ibn ‘Abd Al-Qaari’, may Allah have mercy upon him, that he said, I went out in the company of ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattaab, may Allah be pleased with him, one night in Ramadan to the mosque and found the people praying in different groups: a man praying alone and a man praying with.. More

  • Permissibility of the Taraaweeh Prayer - II

    In a Hadeeth (narration) on the authority of Zayd ibn Thaabit, may Allah be pleased with him, he said, The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, made a small room (with a palm leaf mat). The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, came out (of his house) and prayed in it. Some men came and joined him in his prayer... 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