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  • Preparing soul and body for Ramadan – I

    Fasting and happiness We constantly seek happiness. What pleasure we seek is our choice. We seek what we think will bring us happiness. But in reality, even the worshippers of the life of this world get lost in things that are unimportant, even by their own standards. Their dilemma too is the same: Most non-believers spend their life doing what they.. More

  • Making the best of this Ramadan

    Manage your time. This is so essential in Ramadan. Prophet Muhammad's, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, advice in this regard, as stated in many Hadeeths, is unambiguous: Look at time as your life's capital and count any wasted part of it as a loss. Break up your days and nights into time for worship, time for handling worldly business, and time.. More

  • The Virtue of Offering the Taraaweeh Prayer in Congregation

    Abu Tharr, may Allah be pleased with him, said, We fasted with the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, during Ramadan, and he did not lead us in voluntary night prayer until seven nights remained (i.e. just before the end of the month); that was when he led us in prayer until a third of the night had passed. When six nights remained,.. More

  • Diminishing Sexual Desire by Fasting

    Ibn Mas‘ood, may Allah be pleased with him, said that he and others were there when the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “O young people, whoever of you can afford marriage should marry because it is more (conducive to) lowering the gaze and more protective of the private parts; and whoever is not able to marry should.. More

  • A Gate in Paradise for Those who Fast

    In a Hadeeth on the authority of Sahl ibn Sa‘d, may Allah be pleased with him, he said that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “Paradise has eight gates, and one of them is called Ar-Rayyaan through which none will enter but those who observe fasting.”[Al-Bukhari and Muslim] In another narration, the Prophet,.. More

  • Fasting expiates Sins

    Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {Your wealth and your children are but a trial, and Allah has with Him a great reward.} [Quran 64:15] {Every soul will taste death. And We test you with evil and with good as trial; and to Us you will be returned.} [Quran 21:35] Ibn ‘Abbaas, may Allah be pleased with him, commented on this.. More

  • Moms: Feed Your Soul This Ramadan

    For most Muslims, Ramadan is supposed to mean much more than just abstaining from food, drink and sexual intercourse. It is an opportunity to enlighten the mind and soul. With opportunities to participate in the Taraaweeh (night prayers) prayers and Iftaar (fast-breaking) meals to enjoy with family and friends, Ramadan is the highlight of the year for.. More

  • Self reproach during Ramadan

    The one who ponders upon the essence of this life, will realize that its pleasure is nothing but a test and that it is continuous suffering and grief. People are always wondering what will happen to them next and thus live a life of uncertainty. The one who becomes inclined towards it will continually feel insecure and it will result in his humiliation.. More