Eid-ul-Fitr marks the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Islamic calendar.
Fasting six days of the month of Shawwal is mentioned in authentic ahadeeth.
Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
“Whosoever fasted in Ramadhaan and then followed up with six fasting days of Shawwal, it is like fasting every day.” (Muslim) Continue reading
Some beautiful picture images you can use through Social Media while greeting each other in an Islamic manner, InshaaAllah. Continue reading
I extend my hearty Eid Greetings to all my dear brothers and sisters.
This Eid Package is for You :) Continue reading
Laylatul Qadr nights have come to embrace us …. alhamdulillaah
PS: Tonight (Friday) is the Fourth Odd (27th) Night in places where Ramadhaan commenced on 6th June.
Qur’an motivates its readers to reflect upon its verses.
In fact reflection is one of the purposes of the Qur’an.
Let us reflect over the encouraged du’aa of Laylatul Qadr along with some related aayaat (verses) of the glorious Book of Allah, Inshaaallah. Continue reading
Allah declares that the Night He sent down His inimitable Book is better than a thousand months.
And this Blessed Night falls in one of the odd nights of the last ten nights of Ramadhaan.
You must be aware that in Islamic calendar night comes first and then the day. So please be reminded that: In places where Ramadhaan commenced on 6th June 2016, the odd nights will fall on:
25th June (21st Night), 27th June (23rd Night), 29th June (25th Night), 1st July (27th Night) and 3rd July (29th Night)……Inshaaallah.
and in places where Ramadhaan commenced on7th June 2016, the odd nights will fall on:
26th June (21st Night), 28th June (23rd Night), 30th June (25th Night), 2nd July (27th Night) and 4th July (29th Night)……Inshaaallah.
I would like to present a few facts on this Blessed Night, alhamdulillah. Continue reading
17th Ramadhaan, 2nd Year of Hijrah.
The sun never rose before to make such an unique day.
The sun never set before without writing such an inspiring history.
The day that witnessed the most decisive battle ever fought in the history of the world!
Yes! It was the Day of the Battle of Badr….. Continue reading
Not only our Prophet sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam said, “الدعاء هو العبادة“, “Du’aa (Supplication) is Worship”, he has also shown us the way through numerous supplications that are simple and splendid indeed.
Through this one Prophetic du’aa, you seek refuge in Allah from 23 hateful things, Subhanallaah!
Also, you have the benefit of learning 23 Arabic words apart from the key phrase, ‘Allahumma Innee A’oozhubika Min…’ ‘O Allah! I seek refuge in You from…’
…Inability, Laziness, Cowardice, Miserliness, Senility, Hardheartedness, Heedlessness, Deprivation, Disgrace, Misery, Absolute Poverty, Disbelief, Rebellion, Dissension, Hypocrisy, Seeking Fame, Showing off, Deafness, Being Mute, Insanity, Leprosy, Leucoderma and Bad Sickness.
Please proceed to download the colour-coded du’aa in PDF, InshaaAllah. Continue reading
Allahumma Baarik Lana Feema A’tayt is a beautiful du’aa indeed.
It means ‘O Allah! Bless Us in What You’ve Given Us’.
We need to know why we need Allah’s Blessings in what we have with us.
I read this beautiful explanation of the phrase وَبَارِكْ لِي فِيمَا أَعْطَيْتَ – Wa Baarik lee feema A’tayt – “Bless me in what You have given…” by Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen, and shared with my readers last Ramadhaan. Re-posting this insightful content as it is worth sharing again. Continue reading
أَيَّامًا مَّعْدُودَاتٍ – Ayyaamam Ma’duudaat – is the apt description for the Month of Fasting. Limited Number of Days!
So limited that you don’t know how fast its days pass until you end up saying: Allah! It is as if Ramadhaan started just now…and see these many days flew away!
1/3rd 1/2 of Ramadhaan 1437 is gone!! Subhanallaah!
Precious moments must be valued and treasured. Not wasted in unnecessary and vain pursuits! Continue reading
When someone does any favour or says something good, you show your gratitude to him by saying ‘Thank You’. As a Muslim, it is better to prefer saying “Jazakallah Khayra” which means ‘May Allah reward you with goodness’.
Some Muslims do not say this in full. They simply say or text message: ‘Jazakallah’.
Of course, no one intends to mean evil or say bad. But then it is always good to use the full phrase ‘Jazakallah Khayra’.
There are three basic reasons for this: Continue reading
Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuhu.
When the mega month of Ramadhaan rises in a Muslim’s life, he compliments himself on this singular good fortune and becomes agog with excitement. He has been given a golden opportunity to refine himself through fasting and through the spiritual nourishment of the glorious Qur’an. The whole community rises to the occasion and greets the month which brings in its wake innumerable possibilities and privileges.
In this splendid scenario, this Post is dedicated to all brothers & sisters in Islam, alhamdulillah.
While I wish you a Happy Ramadhaan, I pray to Allah to shower His choicest Blessings upon you and your family in this blessed month, and all throughout the year. May Allah give us the Tawfeeq to put things into practice and may He accept all our sincere efforts and worship. Aameen.
Here are some beneficial reads to get inspired, InshaaAllah….. Continue reading
Wishing all my readers RAMADHAAN MUBAARAK
With the approach of Ramadan every year, I always recall the following Prophetic hadith:
“My people (Ummah) are granted five gifts that no prophet before me had been given. First, when it is the first night of Ramadan, Allah looks at His servants. He will never punish those at whom He looks. Second, the smell of their mouths when night approaches is more pleasant [to Allah] than the scent of musk. Third, angels seek Allah’s forgiveness for them everyday and night. Fourth, Allah commands Paradise saying, ‘Be prepared and adorned for My servants; they are about to be relieved from the pains of the worldly life and move to My Home and Honor.’ Fifth, when it is the last night (of Ramadan) Allah forgives the sins of all people.” Thereupon, a man asked, “Is it the night of Qadr (Power)?” He (the Prophet) said, “No, don’t you see that once workers finish their tasks, they take their wages?” (Ahmad and Al-Bazzar) Continue reading
Ideas help us grow. And grow stronger.
Here are Ten Ideas, and if you have any, you’ re most welcome to share. Continue reading
Two things I thought of sharing with you all.
One, a short and insightful reading on the Meaning of the word ‘Ramadhaan’.
Two, a Jumu’ah Speech on the topic Is your heart ready for Ramadhaan? Continue reading
When you love a person you want be like him. This is especially and spectacularly true when it comes to the love of Muslims towards their beloved Prophet sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam. To quote Ustadh (late) Khurram Murad,
“Indeed, never in history has a man influenced mankind, even beyond his death, so deeply and so pervasively as he has. He brings light and peace to countless hearts and lives. They love him more dearly than their own selves. In him they find their greatest source of inspiration and guidance. He is the ultimate norm and the perfect example for them…….”
The upcoming Ramadhaan will bring in its wake yet another opportunity for the Muslims worldwide to relive and demonstrate, once again, their unflinching love and reverence to the greatest man ever. Continue reading
Here are the Answers to the Ramadhaan Quiz.
Owing to readers’ demand, the Questions and Answers are given together. Also, a PDF file is done so that it can be shared with as many, InshaaAllah. Continue reading
Let us try to avoid these mistakes this Ramadhaan, InshaaAllah. Continue reading
Note 1: Sisters also to read this InshaaAllah. Note 2: This is a re-post of a 2012 article.