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  • A Teardrop in Ramadan

    I shed a teardrop in Ramadan over those who do not take into consideration the sacredness of this month, its virtues and merits. They not only receive it as they receive other months – with sins and blatant violations -- they even stray farther away from Allah The Almighty. They invent all types of sins and abominations, depriving themselves and.. More

  • He was hoping to fast this Ramadan with us!

    He was well and in good health. He was looking forward to the future with eager anticipation… looking forward to the next moment and what the future holds for him. The morning delivered a bright day that was shortly extinguished by the veils of night, which crept like a frightening ghost only to be struck by beams of light at dawn. This is.. More

  • Qiyam: Ramadan's Nightly Prayer

    The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, said: "Whoever performs Qiyam at night [throughout the whole month of Ramadan] out of sincere faith and certainty of getting rewarded by Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven." Qiyam literally means standing, and it is a term used to refer to the night prayer during Ramadan.. More

  • Enhancing Zuhd in Ramadan

    Let us welcome the blessed month of Ramadan this time with a fresh commitment to our Merciful Creator and Sustainer to reorient our lives in His way. The most salient lesson of this month of divine training for the believers is self-restraint and abstinence. As we train ourselves in abstinence from the necessities of life for part of a day through the.. More

  • An Invitation to You O Wealthy One

    The texts of the Quran and Sunnah encourage people to give, spend and be generous for the cause of Allah Almighty. In confirmation, He, the Almighty, says (what means): {But whatever thing you spend [in His cause]—He will compensate it; and He is the best of providers.} [Quran 34:39] The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,.. More

  • Conduct of the Fasting Person

    As the month of Ramadan approaches, people await the moon sighting with great anticipation, looking forward to hear the glad tidings of the end of Sha‘ban and the start of Ramadan. People welcome the month of Ramadan like no other month of the entire year. Many Muslims may be ignorant of the beginnings and ends of other lunar months but when it.. More

  • The Last Ramadan

    It often happens that we do not benefit from the early days of Ramadan as we do not prepare ourselves well enough for them. As a result, we do not feel the virtue of fasting and do not taste the majesty of reciting the Quran or the solemnity of performing taraaweeh (i.e. supererogatory night prayer during the month of Ramadan). Actually, these are.. More

  • Etiquettes of Supplicating - II

    The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to invoke Allah The Exalted saying: “Allahumma anta rabbi la ilaaha illa ant, khalaqtani wa ana ‘abduk, wa ana ‘ala ‘ahdika wa wa‘dika mastata‘t, a‘oothu bika min sharri maa sana‘t, aboo’u laka bini‘matika, wa aboo’u laka bithanbi.. More

  • Let One not Utter Obscenities in Ramadan

    While we are reciting the Quran, we pass many verses that entail careful contemplation and consideration. Amongst these verses is the saying of Allah the Almighty (which means): {We have certainly created man in the best of stature.} [Quran 95: 4] The most prominent feature that Allah the Almighty distinguished and beautified humans with from other.. More

  • The Muslim is in the shadow of his charity

    Once upon a time, there was a man named Ibn Gud‘aan. He related his story: 'I once went out during the spring and I saw my camels healthy and with big udders that were filled with milk. I looked at my favorite she-camel and told myself that I would offer it as charity for my poor neighbor, who had seven daughters. I took it and knocked on my poor.. More

  • Ask and You shall Receive an Answer

    Insistent supplication and standing at the gate of Allah The Almighty unwaveringly result in receiving a response to one's supplication and the removal of adversity. A believer can attain all that he wants from his Lord in all his affairs in the world and the Hereafter, what is apparent and what is hidden, if he remains steadfast in worship and does.. More

  • Keep the Spirit of Ramadan alive all year

    As we enter upon the month of Shawaal, let us not leave off the many acts of worship we performed during the blessed month of Ramadan. Ramadan, for most of us, was a time of renewal and reestablishment of our commitment to Allah and His religion. We fasted, gave charity, read the Quran and performed the night prayer. We avoided gossip, slander and.. More

  • Ramadan avoiders anonymous

    Holidays come in two shades: the inane, just-have-fun holidays like the April Fools’ and New Year’s days; and relatively significant holidays, like Mother’s Day and Thanksgiving Day. For us –Muslims- our holidays of 'Eed fall in the latter category because they are days of celebration that cap periods of intense worship. Historically,.. More

  • Make Your Ramadan Plans in Advance-II

    Open a bright new page with Allah Open a new page with Allah The Almighty by knowing Him, drawing closer to Him, and returning to Him. Open a new page with the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, by adhering to his Sunnah (Prophetic tradition); with one’s parents by obeying them and being dutiful to them; and with society.. More

  • Make Your Ramadan Plans in Advance-I

    Most people draw detailed plans for the affairs of this life, whereas very few of them plan for the affairs of the Hereafter. Planning for the affairs of the Hereafter includes planning to spend the duration of Ramadan in acts of worship. It is important to have a practical plan in place, spanning the days and nights of Ramadan in obedience to Allah.. More