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
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
As Ramadhaan is round the corner, you may come across lots of books/articles on internet about Fasting, Zakah etc.
Of all the books, I would rate this short and sweet write-up by one of the most prolific writers of modern times, late Ustadh Khurram Murad*, as No. 1 – the topmost book ever written on the subject ‘Making the Most of Ramadhaan’.
I request all my readers to please take time to read this 34-page book well before the coming of the blessed month, Inshaa’Allah. Even if you have read this book before, no problem read it again as Reminder Benefits Muslims. Continue reading
Sha’bān is the month where last year’s account of good and bad actions for every individual ascends to Allāh. As we know, there are four instances when our actions ascend to Allāh: the daily record, weekly record, yearly record, and the whole life record.  Continue reading
Alhamdulillah, as Rajab, the 7th month of the Islamic Calendar, has commenced, and there are many misunderstandings and doubts about certain things to be done or not in this sacred month, I am re-posting some Rajab-related matters in the form of questions and answers. Hope this helps, InshaaAllah.
1. What are the four sacred months in Islam? Continue reading
As Eid-ul-Fitr is around the corner, presenting some important things that we all must know about, Inshaaallah. Continue reading
As pointed out in the post Ramadhaan is Seeker’s Paradise Allah wants us to call upon Him more and more in the blessed month of Ramadhaan as the Doors of Paradise are open and He is ever-ready to bestow His infinite blessings. He has even reserved a Special and Exclusive Gate called Ar-Rayyaan to honour those who respond to His Call by observing fast in the month of Ramadhaan.
Even though the feeling that Allah is Near is more distinct in the month of Ramadhaan, the fact is that He is Near and closer to you than yourself not just in the month of Ramadhaan but also all through your life! Allah has conveyed this Good News to you through His glorious Messenger, Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam, through the medium of this noble ayah:
Commemorating and Getting Inspired. Baarakallaahu Feekum.
There are two blessed times for Du’aa for those who observe fast in the month of Ramadhaan. This simple fact is explained beautifully and in a creative way by Sr. Shawana A Aziz, and the work is worth sharing, alhamdulillaah.
Reminder Benefits Believers!
Dear sisters and brothers, Assalamu Alaikum.
Come Ramadhaan and you find the Mus’haf in the hands of countless Muslims worldwide. It is pertinent here to ask oneself: ‘Why am I reading the Qur’an?’
Ustaadh Khurram Murad mentions Eight Points for approaching the Qur’an with the purity of intention. Please pause at the end of each point and ask yourself: ‘Why am I reading the Qur’an?’
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Note: Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah. I am re-posting this with the intention to spread the word that Qur’an should be read with understanding. Baarakallahu Feekum.
There are many “religious” books available in the spiritual supermarkets of the world. How many of them tell their readers or followers to ponder and reflect over their teachings?
Do you know that there are some wonderful religious books – so “wonderful” that you don’t need a brain to understand!
The Qur’an never makes its readers mentally-challenged! Alhamdulillaah.
The Qur’an is unique. It tells you to think. It makes you to think.
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Please think over, O Muslim brothers and sisters!
Br. Abdul Malik Mujahid has done things easy for those finding it difficult to decide as to what to do and what not during the Last Ten Days of Ramadhaan.
The pointers suggested by him are sufficient enough for anyone wishing to take advantage of the glorious days and nights of the blessed month of Ramadhaan. Read on to act upon……Inshaa’Allah.
This is a transcript of a Friday Speech delivered by the famous Orator and Qaari Haafidh Ali Abdur Rahman al Huthaifee. He minces no words and speaks to the point!
Sharing this for the benefit of one and all, Inshaa’Allah.
Some random questions on the glorious Qur’an that came to my mind in the Month of Qur’an, alhamdulillah.
We come across many Islamic scholars and websites discussing about Ramadhaan as the month of forgiveness, of tawbah, of Qur’an, of generosity, of patience etc. Seldom do we find people discussing Ramadhaan as the month of Jihad.
If you read the biography of Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-lahu-alaihi-wa-sallam, you will come to know very well that Ramadhaan has been the month of striving against evil. The Prophet sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam never found any excuse of Ramadhaan being the month of fasting and spiritual upliftment and thus delaying or postponing his mission of striving against evil.
Even though the Jumu’ah Khutbah page is available for regular updates on Friday sermons, I thought of giving this as a separate post because of the context and relevance to the glorious month of Ramadhaan.
Ramadhaan is the Month of Qur’an, the Month of Fasting, the Month of Forgiveness, the Month of Mercy, the Month of Charity, the Month of Blessings, the Month of Qiyamul Layl……the Month better than a thousand months.
As such a mega month is fast approaching us, I am presenting here as usual 🙂 some e-books and links that would help remind you about Ramadhaan and its significance, Inshaa’Allah.
I found this article addressing directly to my heart and mind. Please take time to read and reflect. May Allah guide us all on the Straight Path and take our souls in the state of Eemaan. Aameen. Read on……Inshaa’Allah….
What’s the difference between Shabaan 1434 and Shabaan 1435?
This question may seem confusing or pointless, but before you read on, I want you to ponder for a moment over what you feel the difference is.
وَذَكِّرْ فَإِنَّ الذِّكْرَىٰ تَنفَعُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ
“And remind, for indeed, the reminder benefits the Believers”.
As Ramadhaan is round the corner, you may come across lots of books/articles on internet etc. discussing about fasting, zakah and all.
Of all the books, I would rate this short and sweet write-up by one of the most prolific writers of modern times, late Ustadh Khurram Murad*, as No. 1 – the top most book ever written on the subject ‘Making the Most of Ramadhaan’.
I request all my readers to please take time to read this 34-page book well before the coming of the blessed month, Inshaa’Allah. Even if you have read this book before, still this is worth-reading again.
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Things become easy for a person if he/she is in a habit of doing something regularly, and in advance.
The one who practices charity on a regular basis finds it very easy to give out Zakah once in a year.
The student who studies and prepares himself in a systematic way, finds it easy while sitting for the exams.
Establishing Salah is not hard on those who are in the habit of offering nafl, that is extra/supererogatory prayers, regularly.
Islam appreciates this approach in order to make things easy FOR THE MAIN EVENT.
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