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  • Remaining Patient When Experiencing Harm during Ramadan

    If anyone curses you in Ramadan, then say, ‘I am fasting’. If anyone fights with you in Ramadan, then say, ‘I am fasting’. I should be patient upon the harm that I may receive from people, I should endure being wronged by others, follow the steps of the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) and say to anyone who does evil.. More

  • A Ramadan resolution

    The best thing about the month of Ramadan is that it is a time of purification. I hope that you will agree with me that certain issues must be dealt with head on, and that it makes good sense, sometimes, to talk and listen to one another in a way that shows that we have the courage to stand our ground no matter how hard the consequences may be. Ramadan.. More

  • Glimpses of Divine Mercy

    Allah, The Almighty, is the Most Merciful, Most Compassionate, and He is the most Merciful of those who show mercy. His Mercy encompasses all things. Allah, The Almighty, Says (what means): {….and My Mercy embraces all things……} [Quran 7:156] Allah, The Almighty, extends His Mercy to all His creation, for He knows that man was.. More

  • Prophetic Traditions of 'Eed

    The Muslim is obliged to pray certain prayers in congregation: the five daily prayers, the Friday prayer (Salat al-Jumu’ah), the prayers of the two ‘Eeds and during the Hajj. The purpose behind these congregational prayers it is to provide opportunities to a greater number of Muslims to attend larger congregations in an atmosphere of religious.. More

  • The Virtues of Charity

    Charity has a great significance in Islam; it is one of the clearest indications and most truthful signs of the sincerity of one's faith, as souls were created to love money and strive to save it. If someone spends his money and contradicts his instinct, then this is a proof that he has a good faith and a sound belief. Regarding this, the Prophet,.. More

  • Ramadan: A portrait of self-reflection

    With Ramadan approaching, many of us eagerly look forward to the impending celebratory meals and visits with family and friends, breaking fast at the Masjid (mosque), and, of course, the ‘Eed celebration that ends this great month. We rush about making careful preparations by cleaning our homes from top to bottom. Some may even decorate them.. More

  • Contemplations About Hajj - I

    1 - Prior to Hajj and/or 'Umrah the Muslim should: a) Purify his creed ('Aqeedah) from any aspects of Shirk, greater or lesser, as Shirk destroys one's deeds. b) Devote his Hajj purely and sincerely for Allah. c) Sincerely repent for all of his sins. d) Acquire knowledge about Hajj and its rites. e) Use Halal (lawful) means to support this.. More

  • The Fast of the Pregnant Woman During the Summer - Rules and Precautions

    Pregnancy is a difficult and arduous journey that begins with good news and ends with the arrival of the new-born child that would fill the life of his parents with delight and happiness. However, this journey is very difficult during the summer season, and enduring this while fasting is even more difficult. Doctors agree that a pregnant woman who.. More

  • Issues Related to the 'Eed Khutbah and Prayer

    - Listening to the Khutbah is optional: ‘Abdullah ibn As-Saa’ib, may Allaah be pleased with him, reported that he attended the ‘Eed prayer with the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and when he finished the prayer, he said: ‘Whoever wishes to leave, can leave, and whoever wishes to sit and listen to the Khutbah, can.. More

  • Lantern of the Sunnah in the ‘Eeds of the Ummah - II

    1- Eating before going out to pray on ‘Eed Al-Fitr and after the prayer on ‘Eed Al-Adh-ha: It is an act of Sunnah (Prophetic tradition) for one to eat some dates before going out to pray on ‘Eed Al-Fitr, as Anas ibn Maalik, may Allaah be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, did not go.. More

  • Lantern of the Sunnah in the ‘Eeds of the Ummah - I

    ‘Eed (festival) is a happy occasion, during which one is transported to gardens of joy and delight. It is a festival of joy and happiness, as it is an opportunity for people to entertain themselves and take rest. Every nation has its own festivals, and, in Islam, we have no festivals other than the weekly festival of Friday and the annual festivals.. More

  • Rulings and Etiquette of ‘Eed - II

    1- Going to the ‘Eed Prayer using one route and returning via another one, as Jaabir ibn ‘Abdullaah, may Allaah be pleased with him, narrated that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to do so. Ibn Al-Qayyim, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said: The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to go to the ‘Eed.. More

  • Rulings and Etiquette of ‘Eed - I

    ‘Eed is the season of happiness and joy, during which the Muslims rejoice only at the bounty of their Lord, having won the blessing of completing their acts of worship and receiving the reward, given their complete confidence in His promises to forgive and reward them. Allah The Exalted Says (what means): {Say, "In the Bounty of Allah and.. More

  • The True Meanings of 'Eed: Unity and Mercy

    'Eed is a very special day which brings new meaning to our life. It is completely different from other days. Although it lasts for a short time, one may do many things in it that cannot be achieved over long years. This is out of the blessings of Allah The Almighty on people when He made the Days of 'Eed for them and made it a point of agreement among.. More

  • “…Perhaps you will be grateful”

    The perfection of any blessing upon a slave, such as victory over himself or his enemy, success in Da‘wah (invitation to Islam), or the end of a season of worship during which one was guided to do good deeds, imposes two great acts of worship on the slave: namely, thanking his Lord and asking Him for forgiveness (Istighfaar). Both of them imply.. More