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  • Blessings of Qiyaam in the Nights of Ramadan - III

    Quran recited in the three Rak‘ahs (units of prayer) of Witr: 14- It is a Sunnah (Prophetic tradition) to read in the first Rak‘ah of the three: {Exalt the Name of your Lord, The Most High} [Quran 87], the second: {Say, "O disbelievers} [Quran 109], the third: {Say, "He is Allah, [who is] One}[Quran 112] and sometimes add:{Say,.. More

  • Blessings of Qiyaam in the Nights of Ramadan - II

    Number of Rak‘ahs (units of prayer) of Qiyaam (voluntary night prayer): 7- It is performed with eleven Rak‘ahs. We would prefer not to exceed this number for the sake of following the Sunnah (tradition) of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, who did not exceed it till he died. ‘Aa’ishah, may Allah be pleased with.. More

  • Blessings of Qiyaam in the Nights of Ramadan – I

    1- It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, said that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to encourage performing Qiyaam (voluntary night prayer) in Ramadan without firmly enjoining it. Then, he says: "Whoever performs Qiyaam in (the nights of) Ramadan out of sincere faith and hoping to attain the reward.. More

  • Sahar:Special Hours for Supplication

    Ramadan is a blessed month when the people of faith receive many bounties and righteous people compete in performing many good deeds and are determined to do every praiseworthy act. You can see many Muslims fasting during the day, endeavoring to perform other acts of obedience such as reciting the Quran, remembering Allah The Almighty frequently, invoking.. More

  • The Blessings of I'tikaaf

    The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to stay in I‘tikaaf (seclusion in the mosque) for the last ten days of Ramadan, and when it was the year in which he died, he stayed in I‘tikaaf for twenty days. Regardless of his numerous occupations such as Jihaad (armed struggle in the cause of Allah The Almighty), enjoining good.. More

  • Saving the Best for the Last

    During the time of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, some of the Companions would attempt to fast without a break for food and drink between fasts, in order to make the most of the fleeting days of Ramadan. However, the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam forbade them from that and said: "Whoever likes to continue fasting.. More

  • Adorn Yourself with Worship in the Last Nights of Ramadan

    During the last days of Ramadan, the righteous predecessors stood (in prayer) at night, awakened their families, engaged in worship more diligently, kept aloof from women, and stood day and night in prayer and in worship of their Lord, in expectation of His reward. They raised their hands towards Allah The Almighty, supplicating Him not to let them.. More

  • Between Hope and Fear in the Last Days of Ramadan - II

    Once Ramadan is over, what do you do? You give up standing (at night in prayer), fasting, remembrance (of Allah The Almighty) and recitation of the Quran. This is the dark state which afflicts the believers after Ramadan as if they have neither stood (in prayer), nor fasted, nor drawn closer to their Lord, nor recited the Quran. This state, then, requires.. More

  • Between Hope and Fear in the Last Days of Ramadan - I

    In order to see the missing significance of the days of Ramadan, one should do his best to strive against himself, to get rid of the burdens and veils that hinder him from spending, being devoted and drawing close to Allah The Almighty. Let us see how the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and his Companions hastened to these things... 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

  • A summarised Fiqh of I‘tikaaf

    In the Name of Allah The Most Merciful The Bestower or Mercy This is a brief account on the Fiqh (jurisprudence) of I‘tikaaf (seclusion in the mosque) which I have embarked upon with an introduction and clarification. As for the introduction, then it is known that the last ten days of Ramadan represent the best time for practicing I‘tikaaf... More

  • What I‘tikaaf is

    Linguistically speaking, I‘tikaaf means adherence to and frequent practice of something, whether it is good or evil. From the Sharee’ah perspective, scholars of Fiqh (jurisprudence) have stated that I‘tikaaf means staying in a mosque for the sake of obeying Allah The Almighty. However, Shaykh Al-Islam, may Allah have mercy upon.. More

  • The virtue of the Last Ten Days of Ramadan and the desirability of devoting oneself to worship in them

    ‘Aa’ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, said, “When the last ten days (of Ramadan) would begin, the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, would tie his lower garment (Izaar) tight, stay up at night, and wake his family (to offer acts of worship).” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] The wording of this reported by Muslim is as.. More

  • About I‘tikaaf

    I‘tikaaf is to retire to the mosque for the sake of worshipping Allah The Almighty. Its ruling is that it is an act of the Sunnah (recommendation) and the basic proof for it is what Allah The Almighty Says (which means): {And do not have relations with them as long as you are staying for worship in the mosques.} [Quran 2: 187] This verse.. More

  • Enlivening the Last Ten Nights of Ramadan with Worship

    It was narrated on the authority of ‘Aa'ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, that she said, “When the last ten days of Ramadan would come, the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to tighten his lower garment belt, spend the whole night in prayer and worship, and wake his family (at night for prayer and worship).” [Al-Bukhari.. More