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  • Make Ramadan Your Breakthrough to Victory ‎‎

    ‎‎‎‎Today our Ummah (nation) is experiencing one of the most critical periods it has ever encountered throughout its history. All the members of the Ummah must hasten and exert efforts to change the status quo and regain the status this Ummah is supposed to have among nations;‎‎ ‎‎as a leading nation not a follower; ‎‎a.. More

  • Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil during Ramadan

    Ramadan is a great month of good opportunities, blessings and blessed gifts from Allah The Almighty. During this month, people compete to do acts that bring them closer to Allah The Almighty and they hasten to all forms of obedience. One of the greatest acts of obedience that brings one closer to Allah The Almighty during this month is receiving a reward.. More

  • Ramadan and Disciplining the Self - IV

    (Continued) When one commits grave sins while he is fasting, this proves that his fasting is not approved by Sharee‘ah (Islamic legislation) and thus it entails no reward and is rejected. Allah The Almighty does not need him to give up his food and drink. So, we say that a person who gives up prayer, a woman who goes out without the Sharee‘ah-app.. More

  • Ramadan and Disciplining the Self-III

    (Continued) Ramadan is a great opportunity to overcome your soul and control all your desires. During this month, Allah The Almighty has prescribed fasting, which is the most beneficial means of disciplining the soul. Fasting means to abstain from food, drink and sexual relations from the outbreak of dawn until sunset. This is the desired moderation.. More

  • Ramadan and Disciplining the Self - II

    (Continued) Some people are in a constant struggle with themselves. Sometimes, their heart, which is the locus of knowledge and faith is victorious and controls the soul, and at other times the soul defeats it. Therefore, he is obedient sometimes and disobedient another other times. He is in a constant struggle with himself defeating his soul one time.. More

  • Ramadan and Disciplining the Self - I

    Allah The Almighty has created people in a state of poverty and need. It is indisputable that people are in need of food, drink, sexual desire, dealing with others, obtaining benefits through wealth, and so on. Allah The Almighty has provided man with instinctive desires and inclinations in order to fulfill these needs because he cannot live without.. More

  • O Night, I Love My Tears in You - II

    Moons of the night: Those people have lit the night with their tears, and become moons of the night. Humble submissiveness and longing spurred them on; the Quran grasped their hearts, which hovered around the signs of the universe. Thus, the pearls of the night [i.e., tears] welled forth from their eyes. The most precious tears: These are the tears.. More

  • O Night, I Love My Tears in You - I

    Night fell, silence settled over the universe, the blue sky turned grey, and the darkness of the night kept intensifying until the advent of the blessed hour during which the Merciful descends to the lowest heaven, in a manner befitting His Majesty‎. Afortunate young man left his bed, liberated himself from the shackles of sleep, purified his body.. More

  • Swarms of Mosquitoes

    Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {Indeed, Allah is not timid to present an example -- that of a mosquito or what is smaller than it is.} [Quran 2:26] Some people might find it strange that Allah The Almighty sets forth an example of a small insect like the mosquito in the Quran. This insect chooses the (most exposed) parts of the body to land.. More

  • O Night, I Love My Tears in You - III

    Abu Turaab, may Allah be pleased with him, describes the Companions of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam: How wonderful was this Quranic generation that graduated from the school of prophethood and learned at the hands of its teacher. Can you imagine their state, if shedding tears in the depths of the night becomes a common feature and.. More

  • The wisdom behind I‘tikaaf

    Ibn Al-Qayyim, may Allah have mercy upon him, said that as the soundness of the heart and its adherence to its way to Allah depends on its full devotion to Allah The Almighty, and because excessive food, drink, intermixing with people, talk and sleep all distract the heart from its moving on its way to Allah, weaken it, prevent it or even stop it, then.. More

  • The virtue of voluntary Night Prayer in Ramadan and Its rulings

    It was narrated on the authority of Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "Whoever stands (in voluntary payers on the nights of) Ramadan out of faith and hoping for reward from Allah, his past sins will be forgiven." [Al-Bukhari] This Hadeeth means that when the Muslim performs.. More

  • Let Us Attain Emancipation from Hell

    The best wish a Muslim can have in the month of Ramadan, after attaining the mercy of Allah The Almighty and His Forgiveness, is to be emancipated from Hell, as Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {So he who is drawn away from the Fire and admitted to Paradise has attained [his desire].}[Quran 3:185] However, emancipation from Hell requires standing.. More

  • Ramadan: a call for return and reform- II

    The month of generosity and giving Another blessing of the month of Ramadan is the increase in brotherhood, mutual love, care, and generosity and charity towards the poor and the needy. The meetings of the Suhoor, the pre-dawn meal, and the Iftaar, the post- dusk breakfast, are supposed to be the epitome of joy and manifestations of brotherly and familial.. More

  • Ramadan: a call for return and reform- I

    These days, the Muslims around the globe are rightly busy preparing to welcome the noble month of Ramadan. Of this month, Allah 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;.. More