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  • Just a few more days to Ramadan: What should you do?

    Our beloved Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: "Ramadan has come to you. It is a blessed month that Allah The Almighty prescribed fasting during it and wherein the gates of heavens are open, the gates of Hell are shut, and the rebellious devils are chained. Allah placed a night, which is better than one thousand months, in this.. More

  • Why Ramadan is Special: Characteristics and Features - II

    … Continued It is the month of Thikr (remembrance of Allah) and supplication. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): • {and remember Allah often that you may succeed.} [Quran 62:10] • {and the men who remember Allah often and the women who do so - for them Allah has prepared forgiveness and a great reward.} [Quran 33:35] .. More

  • Why Ramadan is Special: Characteristics and Features – I

    Fasting has great merits and beneficial outcomes, which are often referred to in the Quran and Sunnah (Prophetic tradition). Allah The Almighty enjoined it upon His servants for a month in the year, and decreed it upon them, just as He decreed it upon those who were before them. He states (what means): {O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting.. More

  • Ramadan: A Great Opportunity to Achieve Taqwa - I

    The month of Ramadan is approaching with its blessings of goodness and purity to inculcate in man willpower, composure, and determination. Ramadan equips Muslims with the art of endurance and stamina to face all adversities and overcome all obstacles and difficulties of life. The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to congratulate his.. More

  • Ramadan: A School of Piety - I

    The nation of Islam is the last nation with the most recent divine message. Allah The Almighty, the Bountiful, the Generous made our Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, the master of all the Prophets and made our nation the most populous in Paradise and the one with the highest ranks. The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,.. More

  • Ramadan: A School of Piety - II

    How can the month of Ramadan not be the month of mercy and forgiveness, when the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said:“When Ramadan comes, the gates of Paradise are opened, the gates of Hellfire are closed, and the devils are chained up.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] At-Tirmithi and An-Nasaa’i narrated from the Hadeeth of.. More

  • Ramadan: A School of Piety - III

    Ramadan, the month of the Quran, repentance and returning to Allah The Almighty, has come to you. Let us make it a starting point for returning to Allah The Almighty with sincere repentance so that it may erase our sins and remove our offences and evil deeds. The devils are chained in the month of Ramadan, the heat of lusts dies down, desires are.. More

  • Ramadan: A School of Piety - IV

    Ash-Shaafi‘i, may Allah have mercy upon him, said, “I recommend people to be excessively generous in the month of Ramadan, following the example of the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. Furthermore, people have a need for such charity since many of them are too busy with fasting and praying to earn their livelihood.. More

  • O You Who Has Completed Ramadan - III

    The noble Companions, may Allah be pleased with them, used to persevere in whatever act of worship they did, as in the narration of ‘Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, who said regarding the supplications after obligatory prayers, “Ever since the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, taught me these supplications, I never stopped saying.. More

  • O You Who Has Completed Ramadan - I

    With the conclusion of the blessed month of Ramadan, the Muslims ask Allah The Almighty to accept the righteous deeds they have performed in it and pledge to Him that they will continue the performance of good deeds and remain steadfast upon the path of righteousness. The Muslims also work hard not to break the bond that connects them with Allah The.. More

  • Not My Guest

    Every year, with Ramadan on the horizon, most of us find ourselves on the receiving end of a deluge of mails, pamphlets, and sermons, reminding us of its significance. Some of the most useful ones are those containing tips on how to prepare for the month ahead. There are ideas ranging from doing all our grocery and ‘Eed shopping beforehand to.. More

  • Moon Sighting: Between Sharee’ah and Astronomy - II

    … Continued Allah The Almighty is aware of the great progress of astronomy in the future. However, He did not consider it crucial in confirming the causes of acts of worship. Allah The Almighty revealed this to the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and so he said: "We are an unlettered nation, we neither write nor know calculations... More

  • Moon Sighting: Between Sharee’ah and Astronomy - I

    Question: What is the Sharee’ah (Islamic legislation) ruling on confirming the beginning of the lunar month by means of astronomical calculations? Answer: Depending on astronomical calculations to confirm the advent of the lunar month implies two grave mistakes. First: It nullifies the Sharee’ah cause on which fasting and breaking.. More

  • Welcome, Month of Goodness!

    Ramadan is around the corner, the great month the Muslims wait for with passion and yearning, with longing and tears -- tears of pleasure at receiving the dearest and most generous of months. It is the month of goodness and mercy, the month of purity and chastity, the month of cleanness and clarity, in which the hearts are cleansed and the souls.. More

  • Ramadan: A Great Opportunity to Achieve Taqwa - III

    … Continued According to some scholars fasting is a secret between the slave and his Lord. Some of them even believed that fasting is a secret whose essence no human being knows. A fasting person may break his fast in seclusion away from people’s eyes, but a true believer fasts out of sincere faith and hoping for the rewards of his Lord... More