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  • The impact of Ramadan on us

    With Ramadan upon us, many of our homes naturally infuse with the excitement and anticipation of this month of fasting, taraaweeh prayers, night vigils, reciting the Quran, and connecting with family and friends. Khutbahs (sermons) abound with instructions on how to make the most of this month of mercy and how to make its benefits long lasting. But.. 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

  • "R" is for Ramadan and resolution – II

    Another sense of precedence for setting goals should come from the fact that Allah Almighty has made certain things obligatory for Muslims while encouraging them toward other levels of worship (Sunan and Nawaafil, that is, the desirable and the additional). Some Muslims focus more on the later (like the Taraaweeh prayers) to the neglect of the obligation.. More

  • "R" is for Ramadan and resolution – I

    It is customary among many peoples to set New Year resolutions. The majority of people lose their newfound resolve, however, within just a few months. This is mainly because few of us know how to set goals for our self-promises. Even less have an action plan to achieve them. The best time to set resolutions or renew intentions for Muslims is not in.. More

  • How we should receive Ramadan - II

    5. Receiving Ramadan by making the best use of time Time is very precious because every minute that passes can never return. Ramadan is also a means of success or failure, salvation or destruction… Amongst the obligatory and recommended acts of worship in Ramadan are: First: Fasting during the daytime: Allah The Almighty Says (what means):.. More

  • How we should receive Ramadan - I

    People have various ideas and ways of receiving the blessed month of Ramadan and invest this occasion in fulfilling their favorite actions and activities. Some of them make this an occasion for laziness, idleness, sleep and neglecting the different acts of obedience that they could otherwise be doing. Others find this a good opportunity for watching.. More

  • What After Ramadan?

    Ramadan is a level playing field wherein people compete with each other in good deeds and benevolence. During this blessed month, souls are trained in virtue and accustomed to dignity, they learn to disdain vices, sins and acquire all good attributes. Whoever witnesses this month without gaining any of its rewards is indeed poor, and nothing cripples.. More

  • Let Them Rejoice at That

    Why should we rejoice at the coming of Ramadan? What is so special about this month which makes it distinct from all the others of the year? • We should rejoice at the coming of Ramadan and welcome it with a heart that abounds in faith, hoping for the rewards of Allah, the Exalted, and (observe fasting) as a response to the command of Allah the.. More

  • Ramadan—Its Virtues, Pillars, Benefits, Acts of the Sunnah and Disliked Issues

    Fasting is one of the great pillars of Islam and it is an indisputably established fact of the religion. This was indicated by the Quran, the Sunnah, and the consensus (of the Muslims). Many narrations were reported about its virtue. There is no doubt that this honorable act of worship has some conditions, pillars, obligations and recommendations that.. More

  • The Month of Repentance - II

    … Continue How can Allah The Exalted not call them to forgive them, while the most honored, noblest and the most righteous among them, Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, who was forgiven his previous and future sins, repented to Allah The Almighty every single day. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): · {Indeed, We have.. More

  • The Month of Repentance - I

    The month of Ramadan is a great opportunity for returning to Allah The Almighty with repentance. It is the month of mercy, erasing mistakes, expiating evil deeds, salvation from Hellfire and attaining Paradise. The fortunate person is he who knows this and hastens to the actions that draw him near to His Lord by turning to Him in repentance, seeking.. More

  • What is Ramadan?

    Ramadan is that time of the year when Muslims recharge their spiritual batteries. For a whole month, they fast from dawn to sunset, and offer additional prayers at night. After the end of Ramadan comes one of the two Muslim festivals, a day of Eid. On this day, Muslims thank God for His guidance and grace in helping them to control their baser desires.. More

  • What You Are Required to Do in Ramadan

    Allah has made Saum (Fasting) obligatory for us as a way to worship Him. For our fast to be acceptable to Allah and beneficial to us our behavior during the fasting period (as most other times) should be as follows: 1. Guard the Salat; abandoning it is an act of disbelief. So, perform them on time and, for men, they should be performed at the Mosque. 2.. More

  • Ramadan and Behavioral Reform

    It is well-known that the supreme goal of fasting is to attain righteousness. In confirmation, Allah Almighty says (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] Righteousness is to safeguard oneself from the punishment of Allah. This safeguard.. More

  • Some Weak Ahadith about Ramadan

    The weak ahadith which have become widespread amongst the people, at every level, are very many, to the point that very few manage to mention anything authentic - despite its being plentiful also. May Allah have mercy upon the Imam 'Abdullah Ibn al-Mubarak who said: "There is sufficiency in the authentic ahadith so there is no need for what is.. More