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Thursday, October 17, 2019
Safar 18, 1441
‘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...


The days and nights of Ramadan pass by, while the ways of investing time and efforts in them varies from one person to another. Some people hasten and compete in various kinds of good deeds. Others do not give up their sins but persist in their disob...


The timing of Qiyaam The time for praying Qiyaam is from after ‘Ishaa’ until Fajr, because the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: “Allah has added one more prayer for you, which is Witr, so pray it between the Ishaa&rsquo...


Ramadan comes this year while the troubles and disasters afflicting the Ummah (Muslim nation) are greater than the previous Ramadan. There are the homeless, hungry, frightened, imprisoned people and other poverty-stricken Muslims in various countries...


It was narrated on the authority of ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, spoke about the (month of) Ramadan and said: “Do not fast unless you see the ...


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30 Steps in Sha‘baan to Prepare for Ramadan - IV

20- Perform new acts of worship that you have never done before. For example, recite 1000 verses (that is equal to Part 29 and Part 30 in the Quran) or give a large sum of money as charity, to prepare yourself and be inclined to perform greater acts of worship in Ramadan.

21- Try to attend a funeral prayer then follow it until burial, since doing so entails great reward, and the reward multiplies in Ramadan. Ibn 'Umar  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him narrated that the Messenger of Allah  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: “Whoever attends the funeral until the prayer has been offered will have one Qiraat (of reward).” [An-Nasaa'i] The Messenger of Allah  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) was asked about the Qiraat, he replied: “It is equal to ‘Uhud” (a mountain in Al-Madeenah).” [Al-Albaani: Saheeh]

Abu Bakr ibn Ka'b  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him narrated that the Messenger of Allah  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: “Whoever attends a funeral prayer he is rewarded with a Qiraat, and if he attends its burial he is rewarded with two Qiraats. By He whom the soul of Muhammad is in His hands, a single Qiraat is larger than mount ‘Uhud.” [Ibn Maajah, Al-Albaani: Saheeh li-ghayrih]

22- Organize your time and make a timetable to evaluate your performance and the acts of worship you schedule for yourself. This is not an innovation in the religion, but is only a practical measure to monitor your acts of worship and to attain Paradise, Allah willing, which is your chief aim.

23- Withdraw bit-by-bit from meaningless gatherings that waste your time. Boycott TV and all other distraction – even if they are permissible. Naturally, if they are forbidden then it is compulsory to abandon them completely and repent with the intention of never returning to them again.

24- Ramadan is a great chance for smokers to quit this harmful and evil habit. Accustom yourself from now on to leave it and make an intention to quit it completely for the sake of Allah The Almighty and then for the sake of your health. Ask Allah The Almighty to help you with this and rest assured that if you ask Him with sincerity He will help you.

25- From this moment on, engage your tongue to be moist with the remembrance and mention of Allah The Almighty; do not slacken in the remembrance and mention of Allah The Almighty, seeking forgiveness, glorifying Allah The Almighty and reciting Takbeer (i.e. Allahu Akbar). It is an easy form of worship with a heavy and great reward from Allah The Almighty.

26- Organize your daily work schedule beginning from Sha‘baan so that your distraction from worship may decrease in Ramadan. Prioritize your tasks and needs so that you cover most of it before Ramadan starts.

27- Revise what you have memorized of the Noble Quran or memorize some new Soorahs (chapters) in Sha‘baan so that you could recite it in your supererogatory prayers in Ramadan. How happy is the one who prays and supplicates with verses he knows by heart!

28- Malls and shops are crowded in Ramadan and unfortunately, all kinds of indecency is widespread in such places, so avoid going there during Ramadan by buying your grocery, ‘Eed clothes, and other things in Sha‘baan.

29- Try to formulate a plan for all the people around you to implement to prepare for Ramadan in your house, workplace and the Masjid. By doing so, people will feel the greatness of this beautiful month rather than being misled by the dissolute people who call towards watching serials and indecent shows.

Many TV channels make it a point to broadcast their grandest and most lascivious productions during Ramadan, as opposed to ordinary days, in order to mislead people and draw them away from worship.

30- Approach children over seven years of age in your family, and motivate them to get used to fasting. Let them begin with a quarter of a day then increase to half a day and more and reward them for their efforts. Thus when Ramadan begins, fasting becomes easy for them.

This was an attempt to provide some guidelines to follow during the month of Sha'baan in preparation for the blessed month of Ramadan. However, one can custom make his own list and add to this whatever he/she sees more suitable for his/her own situation.

30 Steps in Sha‘baan to Prepare for Ramadan - I

30 Steps in Sha‘baan to Prepare for Ramadan - II

30 Steps in Sha‘baan to Prepare for Ramadan - III

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