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The Likeness of Ramadhaan and Prophet Yusuf

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

This write-up, by the great scholar Ibn al-Jawzi, is very interesting. The author co-relates the Story of Yusuf and his 11 brothers with Ramadhaan and the other 11 months of the year.

“The month of Ramadan to the other months is like Yusuf to his brothers. So, just like Yusuf was the most beloved son to Ya’qub, Ramadan is likewise the most beloved month to Allah.  Continue reading

June 5, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Eat Suhoor, for in Suhoor there is Blessing

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

PS: Ramadhaan Page

This post discusses the blessings the Suhoor brings upon a Fasting Muslim. It also highlights the importance, advantages and most importantly, the Sunnah of having Dates at Suhoor Time.

A Must Read! Continue reading

May 29, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Self-Evaluation Sheet for Ramadhaan

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

PS: Ramadhaan Page

I extend my hearty greetings to every one of you on the blessed Ramadhaan occasion. 🙂 R A M A D H A A N   M U B A A R A K 🙂  Continue reading

May 26, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Personality Development | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

30 Tips to Prepare for Ramadhaan

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

PS: Scroll down for e-book on KIDS Ramadan Journal & Ramadan for New Muslims

Here are some really good pointers to think and act upon according to one’s intention, capacity, resources, zeal and enthusiasm, inshaaAllah…

1- Supplicate Allah to prolong your life to attend Ramadan, bless it for you, accept your good deeds in it and forgive your shortcomings.  Continue reading

May 21, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Handbook on Zakah

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

I received this PDF from one of my friends, and owing to its importance, would like to share it here.

You can find loads of information on different aspects of Zakah, which is given in the form of questions and answers.  Worth Reading.  Continue reading

May 19, 2017 Posted by | E-books, Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“O the Seeker of Good, Come. O the Seeker of Evil, Go Away!”

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

As Ramadhaan comes, a Caller from Allah announces: يا باغي الخير أقبل، ويا باغي الشَّرِّ أقصر

Let us try to understand this beautiful hadeeth in some detail.  Continue reading

May 15, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

No Time Like Ramadan Time :)

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Soon, once again, the blessed month of Ramadan will be with us; once again, like “golden hours on angel wings”, will descend upon us its blessed moments.

Like every other year since Hijrah, it will summon Muslims, as individuals and as a corporate body, to an intense and sustained life of Fasting and Prayer, of worship and obedience, of devotion and discipline — all centered on the Qur’an which, too, was sent down in these very moments in the custody of “noble and trustworthy” angels.

Call will go forth to every believer to take to prolonged companionship with the Book of God. To a life of redoubled endeavor to become what God desires Muslims to be. Ramadan bids our hearts and minds, our society and polity, to come to. Joyfully and dutifully the Muslims will respond. Continue reading

May 7, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Welcoming Shabaan

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Shabaan is the eighth month of the Islamic calendar and considered one of the special months for which we find particular sunan of the Prophet (peace be upon him). It is reported that the Prophet would fast most of the month of Shabaan except for the last few days.  Continue reading

April 26, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Welcoming Shabaan

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ramadhaan Mubarak!

Some of the relevant posts from the past are presented here.

RAMADHAAN MUBARAK 🙂 to all my dear readers.  Continue reading

July 19, 2012 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 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

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

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

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

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