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How Ramadhaan fasts + 6 Shawwal fasts make fasting every day?

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

July 8, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Laylatul Qadr: Gearing Up for the Golden Moments!

Allah declares that the Night He sent down His inimitable Book is better than a thousand months.  Continue reading

June 24, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Limited Days, Unlimited Nonsense, and a Verse of Warning!

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!

Yes…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

June 15, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Reflections, Surah Tawbah | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Ramadhaan Mubaarak :)

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

June 6, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

As the Mother of All Months is Near…

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

May 31, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 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 Common Mistakes in Ramadhaan

Let us try to avoid these mistakes this Ramadhaan, InshaaAllah.  Continue reading

May 24, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

A Letter to all Muslim Brothers…about Sisters!

Note 1: Sisters also to read this 🙂 InshaaAllah. Note 2: This is a re-post of a 2012 article.

Dear brothers in Islam, Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah.

This is to request all Muslim men – husbands, fathers, fathers-in-law, sons and brothers – 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

May 23, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on A Letter to all Muslim Brothers…about Sisters!

Ramadhaan Quiz

Take this Quiz to refresh your knowledge, InshaaAllah.

This will also facilitate you in the upcoming Ramadhaan, InshaaAllah. Continue reading

May 20, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Making the Most of Ramadhaan

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

May 15, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

What is al Baaqiyaat-us-Salihaat ?

When someone you are deeply attached to departs, you feel sad, lonely, and dejected. 

When Ramadhaan leaves us, we feel abandoned. 

When you have to wind up your Umrah/Hajj journey and you know that this is your last sight of Ka’bah, your spiritual heart bleeds.

The absence of permanence in different facets of our life is the common factor for all our heartbreaks. Continue reading

February 18, 2016 Posted by | Qur'anic Phrases, Reflections, Surah al Kahf | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Saturday is Aashoora Day

Please be reminded that today (Thursday) is 8th of Muharram and Aashoora falls on Saturday (24th October 2015) in UAE, Saudi Arabia and in many other parts of the world.

As per authentic Islamic traditions we are encouraged to fast either on the 9th and 10th of Muharram OR on the 10th and 11th.

This clarification is given here as there is confusion created by the already published calendars by some Muslim governments which erroneously say that today is 9th of Muharram which is NOT the case. Continue reading

October 22, 2015 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

How Ramadhaan fasts + 6 Shawwal fasts make fasting every day?

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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 hadeeth.

Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: 

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July 18, 2015 Posted by | Islamic Months, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Golden Moments are here!

Alhamdulillaah, the Last Ten Days of Ramadhaan, especially the Laylatul Qadr nights, have come to embrace us and shower immense blessings upon us, Inshaa’Allah.

‘Aa’ishah (radiyallaahu anha) said:

“When the last ten days (of Ramadan) would come, the Prophet (sal-lal-laahu `alaihi wa sallam) would spend his nights in worship, wake his family (at night), exert himself and tighten his Izaar (waist-cloth).”

…. please continue reading to know the dates of Laylatul Qadr nights and also to find great resources….Baarakallahu Feekum.

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July 7, 2015 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Stem the tide of consumerism in Ramadhaan!

The paradox of contemporary Muslim society is that we do exactly opposite of what we are told not to do.  May Allah forgive us!

To mention two cases in relation to Ramadhaan.

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July 6, 2015 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A letter to all Muslim brothers……about sisters!

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Dear brothers in Islam, Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah.

This is to request all Muslim men – husbands, fathers, fathers-in-law, boys and sons, brothers – 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. 

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June 27, 2015 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Two Best Times for Du’aa in Ramadhaan

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.

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June 20, 2015 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Why am I reading the Qur’an?

Reminder Benefits Believers!

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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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June 18, 2015 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Qur'an and Muslims | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

18th June is the First Day of Ramadhaan 1436 :)

Wishing all my dear followers, readers and blog visitors a Happy and Blessed Ramadhaan. RAMADHAAN MUBAARAK! 

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June 16, 2015 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

In view of Ramadhaan…….

Some useful links and e-books on Ramadhaan ……alhamdulillaah.

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June 2, 2015 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

How Ramadhaan fasts + 6 Shawwal fasts make fasting every day?

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

August 1, 2014 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Welcome Ramadhaan: Jumuah Khutbah in UAE

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.

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June 27, 2014 Posted by | Friday Khutbah in UAE | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

In view of Ramadhaan…..

As Ramadhaan is round the corner, I am changing the home page accordingly.

The purpose is to highlight the importance of the month even as I intend and pray to Allah that the message reaches far and wide across all continents wherever internet’s reach is there, Inshaa’Allah and bi-ithnillaah.

I request all my dear readers, brothers and sisters, to use the resources to the maximum, Inshaa’Allah.

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June 22, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

As the Mother of All Months is coming…..

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.

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June 13, 2014 Posted by | E-books, Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Shabaan 1434 Vs. Shabaan 1435

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.

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June 10, 2014 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment