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  • The great opportunity: Ramadan

    Fasting the month of Ramadan is one of Allah’s ways—one of His most beloved ways—to teach us to love Him Almighty and His Messenger  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) and to see beyond ourselves and find Allah. It helps us come into communion with Allah directly by making us realize His blessings and His presence, but also indirectly, by.. More

  • Virtue of Hastening the Iftaar

    Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {Then complete the fast until the sunset.} [Quran 2:187] In a Hadeeth (narration) on the authority of Sahl ibn Sa‘d, may Allah be pleased with him, he said that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “People will remain upon goodness as long as they hasten the Iftaar (breaking.. More

  • Sorry, You Do not Fast!

    Many young people wonder why Ramadan passes by without them being able to attain piety even though they fast. Allah The 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] Fasting is supposed to breed piety and righteousness. So, why does.. More

  • The Peak of Patience

    Working with Food During Ramadan Fasting Ramadan involves great endurance and patience. For some, the greatest trial is enduring hunger. For others it is battling exhaustion. Still others find their test is controlling a short temper. What's Eating You? For me, the greatest tests include all the above plus the thirst that ensues approximately three.. More

  • Invalidators of Fasting

    By ‘Abdullaah ibn Saalih Al-Qusayyir 1 - (Intentional) eating and drinking: Anything nutritious that is intentionally consumed through the mouth, nose, vein or the like, invalidates the fast. Allah The Exalted Says (what means): {And eat and drink until the white thread of dawn becomes distinct to you from the black thread [of night].} [Quran.. More

  • The easiest part of fasting is abandoning food and drink - I

    O Ramadan, you treat those who suffer from ill souls and bodies. How many sick there are that you cured and how many poor there are that you made rich! Congratulations to us and to the nation of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, for your advent, O you who are the dearest guest to our hearts and whose bounty and favor overwhelmed us. We.. More

  • Wisdom behind Fasting

    Whenever the month of Ramadan begins and the sighting of its crescent is affirmed, this marks the celebration of the willpower and strong determination of every Muslim. Muslims fast in the month of Ramadan out of obedience to their Lord and their urge to benefit from such a great spiritual experience. Muslims embark on a month-long spiritual journey.. More

  • 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.. More

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

    11- Accustom yourself to spending more time in the Masjid (mosque) after performing congregational prayer to prepare for I‘tikaaf(staying in seclusion in the mosque with the intention of worship) in the last ten days of Ramadan, Allah willing. If you cannot perform full I‘tikaaf, you could prolong your stay in the Masjid, which is also considered.. More

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

    2- Do not start a deed unless you have a sincere intention. Your deed will not be accepted unless it is done with a sincere intention in accordance with the rulings of the religion (Islam). Therefore, you should learn the rulings of fasting and teach them to your family and acquaintances starting now. 3- Discipline yourself and be committed to righteous.. More

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

    The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said about Sha‘baan: “That is a month concerning which the people are heedless, between Rajab and Ramadan. It is a month in which good deeds are taken up to the Lord of the worlds, and I would like my deeds to be taken up when I am fasting.” [An-Nasaa’i; Al-Albaani;.. More

  • Sha'baan: A Blessed Month that People Neglect - III

    It was narrated on the authority of ‘Ikrimah, may Allah have mercy upon him, and other scholars of Tafseer(exegesis) that the verse in which Allah The Exalted Says (what means): {On that night is made distinct every precise matter}[Quran 44:4] refers to the night of mid-Sha’baan. The correct interpretation is that it refers to the Night.. More

  • Sha'baan: A Blessed Month that People Neglect - II

    The wisdom of fasting Sha’baan more than other months: Ibn Al Qayyim, may Allah have mercy on him, said in Tahtheeb As-Sunan, “There are three points about fasting the month of Sha’baan more than other months: First: the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to fast three days every month. Perhaps he was busy and could.. More

  • Sha'baan: A Blessed Month that People Neglect - I

    These days we are living a season of profitable trade with Allah The Almighty, namely; the days of the month of Sha’baan which many people neglect. Here are some of the rulings and virtues of this month: The virtue of fasting: Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa.. More

  • Some Mistakes of Those Who Fast and Perform the Nightly Prayers

    All praise be to Allah Almighty, and may blessings and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah and all his family and Companions. The blessed month of Ramadan is a season of varied acts of worship including fasting, night prayers, reciting the Quran, giving charity, kindness, thikr (remembrance of Allah Almighty), supplication, seeking forgiveness, and.. More