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  • Keep Up Your Zeal in Ramadan - I

    It is not an unfamiliar phenomenon that one observes as people pass into the middle of Ramadan, when their fervour begins to wane and their eagerness and determination to perform acts of worship diminishes noticeably. Most people start Ramadan full of energy and enthusiasm, performing many virtuous deeds and feeling the sweetness of obedience and.. More

  • Purification of the Soul and Truthfulness

    Purification of the self (nafs) or the soul (rooh) means to prepare it to receive, recognize, and reflect the Truth, namely Allah, the Creator and the Sustainer of all existence. Purification of the soul, therefore, is the purpose of all acts of worship. Allah Almighty says that the purpose of the mission of the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam,.. More

  • Ramadan and The Truth Imperative - II

    Truthfulness to Ourselves: Engaged, Transforming, Spirituality of Islam Muslims in the modern world are in serious danger of being hoodwinked by the empty, deceptive concept of spirituality of the secular-liberal world. This new kind of liberal religion or spirituality takes pride in being irrelevant to real life. In fact, most new religions, and.. More

  • Ramadan and The Truth Imperative - I

    An Appeal for Us All The advent of Ramadan, "the sacred month of Allah Almighty," is Allah's gift to the believers to renew our faith and refresh our spirituality. A loving believer's relationship with Allah Almighty has a thousand dimensions. But the most important of these is truthfulness (al-Sidq). When applied to our relationship with.. More

  • Will We Really Reach Ramadan?

    Only a few days remain until the advent of Ramadan; most people have started sending each other greetings on the occasion of this virtuous month, and the majority has made preparations to receive this noble month. The Mus-hafs (copies of the Quran) have been distributed, the places for prayer have been prepared and fridges are stocked with the customary.. More

  • If I Reach Ramadan, Allah Will See What I Do!

    He took his seat in the area prepared for the ‘Eed prayer, and started conversing with himself, recalling the memories of a whole month which had passed as quickly as if it were a day. He sat in grief and pain for the nights and days that had elapsed. What made him grieve even more was when he compared himself with those around him and realized.. More

  • He Should Say: “I Am Fasting”

    Islam calls for good manners and encourages people to adopt them by making them a reason to enter Paradise. Although having good morals is recommended at all times, it is more stressed in Ramadan as fasting is one of the obligatory acts of worship. Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, said that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,.. More

  • Ramadan: Balancing Spiritual Goals and Daily Responsibilities - II

    Strengthening Bonds Musaddigue Thange, 35, also hopes to bring more self-discipline and piety in his life through the fast of Ramadan. Breaking the fast with his family, while difficult at times is one of his priorities. "In my opinion, Ramadan is not only a personal spiritual endeavor but should also be an opportunity to get closer to one's.. More

  • Ramadan: Balancing Spiritual Goals and Daily Responsibilities - I

    A time for spiritual nourishment and self-introspection, Ramadan heralds a classic opportunity to draw closer to Allah The Most High and to bask in the many blessings that accompany the month. Commitments ranging from the recitation and study of the Quran to increased charity to regular Taraweeh attendance are commonly made to reap the rewards of the.. More

  • How to Avoid Slacking in Ramadan -III

    • Avoiding evil company and wasting time during Ramadan One should be especially careful in avoiding turning the nights of Ramadan into nights of entertainment and gatherings of sin, amusement, dancing, watching movies, listening to music and festivals during which excessive food is served, a little portion of which is eaten and the rest thrown.. More

  • How to Avoid Slacking in Ramadan -II

    • Teaching others if they are ignorant of certain Ramadan-related matters, and advising them if they err: Firstly, the woman’s prayer at home earns her more reward than her prayer in the mosque. The Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, said to Umm Hameed, may Allah be pleased with her, when she expressed her desire to pray behind him:.. More

  • How to Avoid Slacking in Ramadan -I

    Ramadan is a special time during which the Muslims are encouraged to increase their performance of good deeds and acts of worship. Here are a few suggestions to prevent your zeal from weakening during this month: • Gathering for the night prayer This is an act of worship which is not legislated other than during the nights of Ramadan; it.. More

  • Returning to Allah after Turning Away from Him: Possibility and Manner?

    Question: Assalaamu ‘Alaykum, I am a 24-year-old girl. My problem is that I am far from Allah The Almighty. I used to be observant and religious but now I have gradually begun to neglect many things. I no longer experience the sweetness of faith and the happiness of being close to Allah. I blame myself a lot, and thus, although I stand up and.. More

  • Multiplying One's Reward during Ramadan

    Question: Assalaamu ‘Alaykum, How can one double his reward during Ramadan? Thank you very much. Answer: In the Name of Allah, The Most Merciful, The Ever Merciful Dear brother, Assalaamu ‘Alaykum, I was pleased with this question, which shows a high morale and willingness to obey Allah The Almighty. Welcome to your very own website... More

  • Repenting of Backbiting without Exposing Oneself

    Question:‎‎ ‎‎In the Name of Allah, The Most Merciful, The Ever Merciful‎‎ ‎‎I do not know how to quit masturbation. I even practiced it during the month of Ramadan. Please advise.‎‎ ‎‎How can one repent of backbiting without exposing himself? ‎‎ ‎‎Answer: ‎‎In the Name of.. More