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Making the Best out of the 10 Blessed Days!

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

In the Quran, the Al-Mighty took an oath by two aspects of His creation, both being great in their stature, both being symbols of Allah, and both being signs to reflect on:

“By the dawn, and by the ten nights” (Surah al-Fajr, verse 1)

The dawn is truly a magnificent sign of Allah. It signifies the end of darkness and passing of the night, and heralds the beginning of a new day. It is a phenomenon that mankind recognises itself as having no control over, as Allah declared in the Qur’an:  Continue reading

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August 25, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Answers to Ramadhaan Quiz

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

May 26, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Qur'an Quiz | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Some Interesting Links between Dhul Hijjah and Ramadhaan

Ramadhaan and Dhul Hijjah are two special months in Islam. These two months are like two eyes of a Muslim.

Today let us try to have a bird’s eye view of some less talked about things connecting these two months.  Continue reading

October 12, 2013 Posted by | Islamic Months, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Raising Righteous Generations….!

After ayah No. 178, the loving address Yaaa Ayyuhal Lazeena Aamanu next comes in Ayah No. 183 of Surah al Baqarah.

This ayah is about the obligatory Fasting (sawm) in the month of Ramadhaan.

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May 20, 2013 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, O You Who Believe!, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

When will this mass slaughter stop?

At the outset, let me say that I do not intend to hurt or make fun of anyone. I am addressing this post to everyone’s reason and logic, and not to anyone’s emotions and sentiments. Thank you and Jazakallah Khayr.  

Al Qur’an is a Book whose first chapter begins in the name of Allah and the last chapter ends with seeking refuge in Allah. Between these two, flows life as such.

How fortunate are those Muslims who are able to read the Qur’an in an excellent manner. Also, how fortunate are those Muslims who are able to listen to the Qur’an being read in an excellent way.  Continue reading

July 18, 2012 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

I am a Muslim, alhamdulillah! Is my pocket also a Muslim?

Zakah and Ramadhaan are seen as twins. In Ramadhaan, we not only fast but we also give Zakah, alhamdulillah. Even though it is a not a rule that the Zakah be given only in this month, we give Zakah in Ramadhaan because of amassing greater rewards in this blessed month. We have to give Zakah anyway, so why not give in a Month which is Full of Blessings Unlimited?

Interesting point to note is that both Zakah and Sawm (Fasting) were made obligatory in the same year, the Second Year of Hijrah.

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July 18, 2012 Posted by | Reflections, Zakah | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Do Not Despair of Allah’s Mercy!

Islam is all about positive thinking and action. Despair and pessimism have no place in Islam.

I would like to present two beautiful verses that inculcate positive thinking, kindling hope and killing despair. The love and affection the Creator has towards His noble creation is distinctly visible in these verses.  Continue reading

July 17, 2012 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Qur'anic Phrases, Reflections, Surah Az Zumar | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Need some clarification on Fasting? Visit this site!

Every year we fast, alhamdulillah, and as human beings, still we tend to get many doubts about the permissible or non-permissible acts during Fasting. For instance: Travelling after the end of Ramadhaan to another country where it is still Ramadhaan, should we fast there also? People suffering from diabetes have their own doubts.

That’s why I felt an authentic link must be given here so that we stay well informed before the arrival of the blessed month, Inshaa’Allah.

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July 16, 2012 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Some E-books on Ramadhaan and Fasting

Some e-books related to Ramadhaan and Fasting I thought I can share with you all 🙂  Continue reading

July 16, 2012 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Letter to all Muslim Brothers…about Sisters!

Dear brothers in Islam, Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah.

This is to request all Muslim men – brothers, husbands, fathers, fathers-in-law and sons – to consider these two principal verses of the Glorious Qur’an and appreciate the graciousness of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’aala.

Salah (Prayer) and Sawm (Fasting) are two most important pillars of Islam. The interesting point to note is that Allah, while enjoining these obligatory acts of worship, uses a particular phrase that needs our attention, and because of which I said we must appreciate the graciousness of Allah, and of course the humane aspect of Islam.  Continue reading

July 15, 2012 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

Good Ramadhaan Link for Muslim Sisters

This is a good link for Muslim sisters to learn and draw maximum benefit from the upcoming blessed month, Inshaa’Allah. Continue reading

July 11, 2012 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Reaping the Blessings of Shabaan with the Qur’an

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

I was reading this e-book and thought of sharing it with you all. It’s about the Qur’an and what needs to be done by the believers. A good reminder and a motivation to all of us, alhamdulillah.  Continue reading

June 24, 2012 Posted by | E-books | , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Zakat al-Fitr

It is reported that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “Remember! Zakat al-Fitr is Wajib (strongly recommended, just short of obligatory) on every Muslim, man or woman, free or in servitude, adult or child.” (Tirmidhi) Continue reading

August 28, 2011 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Golden Moments

Dear sisters and brothers, Assalamu Alaikum.

A simple presentation on Laylatul Qadr is uploaded here.  Continue reading

August 18, 2011 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

In the Shade of the Night of Qadr

By Sayyid Qutb in his Tafsir ‘In the Shade of the Qur’an’

“…This night is better than thousands of months in the lives of human beings. How many thousands of months and years have passed by without leaving in our lives the changes that this single blessed, joyous night leaves us? The might of this night is such that its reality transcends the limits of human comprehension: {“And what will make you understand what the Night of Qadr is?”} Continue reading

August 17, 2011 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Battle of Badr

We need to know the past to look at our present and plan for the future. The Battle of Badr has been the most decisive battle between Haq and Baatil, Truth and Falsehood.  Continue reading

August 16, 2011 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Lessons from Ramadan

It is always good to ponder the true meaning of our religious practices. The month of Ramadan has started and almost 1.5 billion Muslims around the globe are fasting, taking part in an individual and spiritual journey as well as a communal religious celebration. Ramadan is a time to come back to our selves ; to come back to our families, our communities, and our societies. It is time for meditating on and for assessing our lives. Beyond being a religious obligation—and often a family tradition—fasting is a school with different levels of knowledge, understanding and commitment.

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August 11, 2011 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Qiyam-ul-Layl – Taraweeh Prayer

Riyad-as-Saliheen, Book Eight – The Book of Virtues
Chapter 213 : The Excellence of Optional (Tarawih) Prayer during Ramadan [1187-1188 of 1896]

By Al-Imam Abu Zakariya Yahya bin Sharaf An-Nawawi Ad-Dimashqi

[1187] عن أَبي هريرة أنَّ رسول الله قَالَ : « مَنْ قَامَ رَمَضَانَ إيماناً وَاحْتِسَاباً غُفِرَ لَهُ مَا تَقَدَّمَ مِنْ ذَنْبِهِ » . متفقٌ عَلَيْهِِ . التراويح سنة ، وهي عشرون ركعةً أو أقل أو أكثر ، وعشر ركعات إذا خشع فيها ورتل القراءة ، أحسن من العشرين بلا خشوع ولا تدبر

1187. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “He who observes optional prayer (Tarawih prayers) throughout Ramadan, out of sincerity of Faith and in the hope of earning reward will have his past sins pardoned.” Continue reading

August 7, 2011 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Beautiful Du’aa

Dear sisters and brothers, Assalamu Alaikum.

I like this du’aa very much and would like to share with you all.  Continue reading

August 6, 2011 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Ramadhaan E-books

Dear sisters and brothers, Assalamu Alaikum.

Some e-books related to Ramadhaan and Fasting:  Continue reading

August 4, 2011 Posted by | E-books, Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Message of Ramadhaan

We observe Ramadan every year. Do we also listen to it?

Ramadan is the most important month of our calendar. It is a tremendous gift from Allah in so many ways. In our current state of being down and out, it can uplift us, empower us, and turn around our situation individually and collectively. It is the spring season for thegardenofIslamwhen dry grass can come back to life and flowers bloom. But these benefits are not promised for lifeless and thoughtless rituals alone. They will be ours if our actions are informed by the message of Ramadan. Continue reading

August 2, 2011 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Ramadhaan and Dawah

In Arabic, da`wah (inviting people to Islam) is one of the most emphatic and important duties of Muslims. It is one of the greatest forms of worship, by which Muslims can draw nearer to Allah.

The month of Ramadan is an ideal opportunity for engaging in this noble activity, especially with our fellow Muslims. People’s hearts in Ramadan are humbler because they are more aware of Allah’s remembrance, more responsive to exhortation and more inclined to repentance. Continue reading

July 30, 2011 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Don’t Miss Ramadhaan’s First Night

🙂 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

July 30, 2011 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Ramadhaan: A School for Training the Soul

Ramadhaan is the month of piety and fasting. It helps one control oneself and make a commitment to piety. The verses about fasting in the Chapter Al-Baqarah commences like this: {O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous} [Quran 2:183]. This is why fasting in Ramadhaan disciplines and trains Muslims. Continue reading

July 23, 2011 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

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