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An effort in f a c i l i t a t i o n

The wisdom behind Fasting

One of the Names of Allaah is Al-Hakeem (The All-Wise), Allaah is All-Wise in what He decrees, what He commands, what He prohibits, what He predestines and what He legislates. Allaah may make people aware of the wisdom behind certain matters or He may conceal it, or may make only some people realize the wisdom and not all people. Continue reading

August 27, 2010 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Ramadhaan Challenge for the Family

A super–clean house.  Extra cooking. Extra prayers. Packed social calendar. Does this describe a familiar Ramadhaan? It seems we get into these comfortable patterns of “Ramadhaan living”.

As parents, what does this teach our kids about the significance of Ramadhaan? That Ramadhaan is a time of celebration and social gathering? In part it is, but we all know this isn’t the real purpose. Even standing there night after night in Taraaweeh isn’t of itself the purpose. Continue reading

August 26, 2010 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ramadhaan: A Call for Return and Reform

Of this month, Allaah Says (what means):

“The month of Ramadhaan [is that] in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey – then an equal number of other days. Allaah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allaah for that [to] which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful.” [Quran 2: 185] Continue reading

August 10, 2010 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ten Ways to Receive Ramadhaan

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Muslims should not neglect the seasons of worship; rather, they must be among the first to excel in and compete in them. Allaah The Almighty Says (what means): {So for this let the competitors compete.} [Quran 83:26]

So, we must try our best to receive the month of Ramadhaan in the following recommended ways: Continue reading

August 6, 2010 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Qur’an and Hadith on Fasting in Ramadhan

THE QUR’AN ON FASTING

“O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqun (the pious).

(Fasting) for a fixed number of days, but if any of you is ill or on a journey, the same number (should be made up) from other days. And as for those who can fast with difficulty, (i.e. an old man, etc.), they have (a choice either to fast or) to feed a poor person (for every day). But whoever does good of his own accord, it is better for him. And that you fast, it is better for you if only you know.” (2:183-84) Continue reading

July 31, 2010 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments