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For the ninth time this year, the moon goes round the Earth, wrapping it and all who dwell on it in a period of mercy, of extra closeness to Allah Almighty. The month of fasting connects terrestrial bodies to extraterrestrial bodies, material provision to spiritual sustenance, and souls to souls across humanity.
But it took exposure to another kind.. More
Ramadan leaves us faster than we expect. Here are ways to hold on to the blessings of this blessed month.
I remember being very small, prancing around the family in beautiful 'Eed clothes, acting my best in front of our new video camera. In the background of that childhood video, there was an old, old “deflated balloon.” That was how my.. More
Things to do this Ramadan
Fasting the month of Ramadan is a Divine gift of ultimate bliss, but it needs to be unwrapped and used; it is a trust, which needs to be kept with care and concern. All great things require great sacrifice and determination: if you wish to receive this gift and protect this trust, you must be determined to sacrifice and start.. More
Manage your time. This is so essential in Ramadan. Prophet Muhammad's, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, advice in this regard, as stated in many Hadeeths, is unambiguous: Look at time as your life's capital and count any wasted part of it as a loss.
Break up your days and nights into time for worship, time for handling worldly business, and time.. More
Abu Tharr, may Allah be pleased with him, said,
We fasted with the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, during Ramadan, and he did not lead us in voluntary night prayer until seven nights remained (i.e. just before the end of the month); that was when he led us in prayer until a third of the night had passed. When six nights remained,.. More
Ibn Mas‘ood, may Allah be pleased with him, said that he and others were there when the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “O young people, whoever of you can afford marriage should marry because it is more (conducive to) lowering the gaze and more protective of the private parts; and whoever is not able to marry should.. More
For most Muslims, Ramadan is supposed to mean much more than just abstaining from food, drink and sexual intercourse. It is an opportunity to enlighten the mind and soul. With opportunities to participate in the Taraaweeh (night prayers) prayers and Iftaar (fast-breaking) meals to enjoy with family and friends, Ramadan is the highlight of the year for.. More
The one who ponders upon the essence of this life, will realize that its pleasure is nothing but a test and that it is continuous suffering and grief. People are always wondering what will happen to them next and thus live a life of uncertainty.
The one who becomes inclined towards it will continually feel insecure and it will result in his humiliation.. More