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  • What After Ramadan?

    Ramadan is a level playing field wherein people compete with each other in good deeds and benevolence. During this blessed month, souls are trained in virtue and accustomed to dignity, they learn to disdain vices, sins and acquire all good attributes. Whoever witnesses this month without gaining any of its rewards is indeed poor, and nothing cripples.. More

  • Merits of Ramadan

    It was narrated on the authority of Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of Heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] Another version reads: “When.. More

  • A time for jubilation

    Ramadan is back. And yes, all the jubilation germinating in our households for months now has fully sprung. Spreading through the world, crossing every kind of barrier—literal and figurative, manmade and natural Ramadan seeks every square foot on the face of earth wherein is a fasting Muslim, to cheer his heart, inspire his soul, and enrich his.. More

  • The Muslim in Ramadan

    Allah The Almighty 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; and whoever is ill or on a journey - then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not.. More

  • Points to Ponder in Ramadan

    A person might contemplate during Ramadan upon numerous subjects. He should reflect upon his affairs, his final abode, and what is awaiting him, as regards his departure to Allah The Almighty. He can also contemplate over his morals and evil aspects, in the hope of getting rid of the latter; his acts of worship in which he was negligent and which were.. More

  • The impact of Ramadan on us

    With Ramadan upon us, many of our homes naturally infuse with the excitement and anticipation of this month of fasting, taraaweeh prayers, night vigils, reciting the Quran, and connecting with family and friends. Khutbahs (sermons) abound with instructions on how to make the most of this month of mercy and how to make its benefits long lasting. But.. More

  • Being Grateful for the Blessings of Ramadan

    The first thing one should do upon entering Ramadan is to praise Allah The Almighty for conveying him to Ramadan, the month of mercy. What confirms those blessings, and opens the mercy of Allah The Almighty for you is your gratitude for this blessing being the first thing you think of doing, and that He has opened this season in your lifetime. If a.. More

  • Ramadan and Behavioral Reform

    It is well-known that the supreme goal of fasting is to attain righteousness. In confirmation, Allah Almighty says (what means): {O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous.} [Quran 2:183] Righteousness is to safeguard oneself from the punishment of Allah. This safeguard.. More

  • Ramadan: A free training opportunity

    It has become clear to the majority of specialists in psychology and behavioral experts that emotional intelligence (E.I.), also known as the emotional quotient (E.Q.), is more important than academic intelligence, also known as the intelligence quotient (I.Q.). This means that people who are in control of their emotions and are able to curb their.. More

  • Rejoicing at the coming of Ramadan

    All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the Worlds. We ask Him to Bestow much of His Peace and Blessings upon our leader, Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, his family and Companions until the Day of Judgment. The month of Ramadan occupies a refined status in the hearts of Muslims who believe in the One and Only Lord, Allah The Exalted, Lord.. More

  • There is Blessing in Suhoor

    The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "Take Suhoor as there is a blessing in it." [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] In this Hadeeth (narration), there is an injunction to take Suhoor, which means eating and drinking directly before dawn in order to get ready to fast that day. The wisdom underlying this order is also mentioned: namely,.. More

  • "R" is for Ramadan and resolution – II

    Another sense of precedence for setting goals should come from the fact that Allah Almighty has made certain things obligatory for Muslims while encouraging them toward other levels of worship (Sunan and Nawaafil, that is, the desirable and the additional). Some Muslims focus more on the later (like the Taraaweeh prayers) to the neglect of the obligation.. More

  • "R" is for Ramadan and resolution – I

    It is customary among many peoples to set New Year resolutions. The majority of people lose their newfound resolve, however, within just a few months. This is mainly because few of us know how to set goals for our self-promises. Even less have an action plan to achieve them. The best time to set resolutions or renew intentions for Muslims is not in.. More

  • How we should receive Ramadan - II

    5. Receiving Ramadan by making the best use of time Time is very precious because every minute that passes can never return. Ramadan is also a means of success or failure, salvation or destruction… Amongst the obligatory and recommended acts of worship in Ramadan are: First: Fasting during the daytime: Allah The Almighty Says (what means):.. More

  • How we should receive Ramadan - I

    People have various ideas and ways of receiving the blessed month of Ramadan and invest this occasion in fulfilling their favorite actions and activities. Some of them make this an occasion for laziness, idleness, sleep and neglecting the different acts of obedience that they could otherwise be doing. Others find this a good opportunity for watching.. More

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Merits of Ramadan

It was narrated on the authority of Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates...More