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  • Introduction to the Rulings of Fasting

    Author: IslamWeb It is reported in an authentic hadith that the Prophet ( sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention )) said: “Whoever Allah intends good for, He gives him understanding of the religion” [Al-Bukhari & Muslim]. Comprehending the rulings of Islam is among the most incumbent duties and the most emphasized requirements, especially concerning.. More

  • 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 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

  • Ranks of Fasting People

    Imam Al-Ghazali mentioned that fasting does not have only one rank, but it has several ranks; if a person has abstained from material things that invalidate fasting, this does not mean that he has actually fulfilled the objective and meaning of fasting. In fact, the reality of fasting surpasses this meaning. Imam Al-Ghazali said in “Al-Ihyaa”:.. More

  • "He Who Provides a Fasting Person with Some Food to Break Fast, Earns the Same Reward as One Who Has Observed Fast "

    Zaid ibn Khalid Al-Juhani, may Allaah be pleased with him, reported that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, said: “He who provides a fasting person with something to break his fast, will earn the same reward as the one who was observing the fast, without diminishing in any way the reward of the latter.” [Reported by.. More

  • Objectives of Fasting

    All perfect praise be to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, his family, his Companions, and those who follow his guidance. Allah, the Almighty, enjoined fasting on His servants not to make them suffer, nor that He, the Almighty benefits from their fasting, as He is not in need of His servants.. 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