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Monday, September 23, 2019
Muharram 24, 1441
It was narrated on the authority of ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattaab, may Allaah be pleased with them, that he said that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “When night falls from this side and the day goes from this side and the...

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Sadaqat al-Fitr (or Zakat al-Fitr) is prescribed by the Sharee‘ah based on the general indication of the texts of the Quran and the Sunnah, as well as by scholarly consensus. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {He has certainly succeeded who...

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O my Muslim brothers and sisters! Fasting the month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam. Fasting the month of Ramadan was enjoined in 2 A.H., and the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, fasted nine Ramadans. It is...

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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, ...

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The following are more of the benefits of mentioning Allah that the slave will harvest in this world as well as the Hereafter: [23] The mentioning of Allah plants the trees of Paradise. Ibn Mas`ood, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that Alla...

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How to receive the month of Ramadan

Question:

Would you please tell me how to receive the noble month of Ramadan?

Fatwa:

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

A Muslim should rejoice at the coming of Ramadan and receive it by making sincere repentance, complete preparation and freeing oneself for worship, such as prayer, reciting the Quran, remembering and glorifying Allah, observing I‘tikaaf, (staying in seclusion in the Masjid for the purpose of worship) abandoning sins and disobedience, giving back the rights of others and so on.

Sadly, many people receive Ramadan by shopping for different types of food and drink and other such things. It was better for them to forego this in order to achieve the purpose of fasting, which is fearing Allah The Almighty. Being moderate in eating and drinking is one of the greatest reasons to achieve consciousness of Allah The Almighty. That is because decreasing one's consumption of food and drink narrows the passages of blood which Satan moves through to delude humans, as stated by scholars.

Allah Knows best.

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