Category Archives: Ramadan

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Ramadan : Give it the Right it Deserves

Benefits from Shaikh al-Fawzan | Ref: Khutub al-Minbariyyah, vol. 5. pp. 259-262 Take advantage of this month, may Allaah show you mercy, because for many of you it will not return. So grasp this opportunity with whatever ability Allaah has given you – and with whatever endeavor He (Subhanahu wa ta'ala) has facilitated for you from acts of obedience, and encouragement for you. So recognize the status of this month, and give it the right is deserves by obeying Allaah, the Most High. Increase in supplications, and in seeking His forgiveness and in repenting to Him, for the arrival of this month is good for the Muslim. So if a Muslim strives in the obedience Read more ...
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Ramadan : Obligation of Zakatul-Fitr (Sadaqatul-Fitr)

Obligation of Zakatul-Fitr (Sadaqatul-Fitr) Ibn Umar (radhiAllaahu anhu) narrated: "Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) made obligatory the payment of one Sa' (approx 2.6 Kg) of dates or one Sa' of barley as zakatul-fitr on every Muslim slave or free, male or female, young or old; and he ordered that it be paid before the people went out to offer 'Eid prayer." [Bukhari, 1503] Ibn Umar (radhiAllaahu anhu) said: "The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) made obligatory on every male or female, free man or slave, the payment of one Sa' of dates or barley as sadaqatul-fitr." The people then substituted one-half Sa' of wheat for that. Read more ...
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The Linguistic and Juristic meaning of Saum and Ramadan

The linguistic meaning of Saum The linguistic meaning of siyam (sing. saum) is derived from sama, which means to restrain from eating, drinking, talking, etc. If an individual refrains from these things, he is a saim. The Noble Quran uses the word in the general sense when it revealed the conversation between the angel (Jibrael) and Mary (Maryam), the mother of Prophet Jesus. The angel instructed her: "So eat and drink and be glad, and if you see any human being, say: 'Verily! I have vowed a fast unto the Most Beneficent (Allah) so I shall not speak to any human being this day.'?" [Surah Maryam, 19:26] The phrase "I shall not speak" is the interpretation Read more ...
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What Fasting in the month of Ramadan means to Muslims

What does fasting in Ramadan mean to Muslims? The fourth pillar of Islam is fasting (in Arabic: Siyam). It is to fast throughout the month of Ramadan (the ninth month of the Islamic calendar). This is an act of worship that draws the Muslim closer to Allaah (God), as the Quran stated, “Fasting has been prescribed upon you as it was prescribed upon those who came before you so that you may attain piety.” (Quran 2:183) In this month the Muslim pushes himself physically and spiritually in order to come closer to Allaah. Fasting and spirituality means that every Muslim should: Focus on getting closer to Allaah Study and recite the Quran plentifully Read more ...

Tafsir of Surah Al Qadr (The Night Of Power)

Tafsir of Surah Al Qadr (The Night Of Power) - Tafsir Ibn Kathir In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious Most Merciful. 1. Verily, We have sent it down in the Night of Al-Qadr 2. And What will make you know what the Night of Al-Qadr is? 3. The Night of Al-Qadr is better than a thousand months. 4. Therein descend the angels and the Ruh by their Lord’s permission with every matter. 5. There is peace until the appearance of dawn. [Surah Al Qadr, 97:1-5] The Virtues of the Night of Al-Qadr (the Decree) Allah informs that He sent the Quran down during the Night of Al-Qadr, and it is a blessed night about which Allah says, "We sent it down Read more ...

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Ramadan – Season of virtuous deeds

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Ramadan - Season of virtuous deeds - by Imam Al-Haramain, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz-as-Sudais Makkah al-Mukarramah; Translated by Nasiruddin al-Khattab The Transcript: Verily all praise is due to Allah; we praise Him and seek His help and guidance; we ask Him for forgiveness and we repent to Him. We believe in Him and put our trust in Him, and we praise Him by attributing all good to Him. We seek refuge with Allah from the evils of our own selves and from our bad deeds. Whoever Allah guides none can lead astray, and whoever Allah sends astray, none can guide. I bear witness that there is no god worthy of worship Read more ...

When is the Night of Al-Qadr?

Imaams Al-Albaanee and Ibn Al-'Uthaimeen The Night of Al-Qadr occurs in the last ten nights of Ramadan during an odd night (i.e. 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th or 29th). However the scholars differ as to if it is fixed to one of these odd nights every year or if it changes every year to a different odd-numbered night. Below are the sayings of two of our great scholars, Muhammad Ibn Saalih Al-'Uthaimeen and Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen Al-Albaanee (may Allah have mercy on both of them). The Night of Al-Qadr has a Fixed Date: The best night in Ramadan is the Night of Al-Qadr, based on the Prophet's saying: “Whoever performs the night prayer on the Night of Al-Qadr Read more ...

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Zakat – Consolation and Growth, not an Imposition or Burden

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Zakat - Consolation and Growth, not an Imposition or Burden - by Imam Al-Haramain, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz-as-Sudais Makkah al-Mukarramah; Translated by Nasiruddin al-Khattab The Transcript: Verily all praise is due to Allah, we praise Him and seek His help and guidance; we ask Him for forgiveness and we repent to Him. We seek refuge with Allah from the evils of our own selves and from our bad deeds. Whoever Allah guides none can lead astray, and whomever Allah sends astray, none can guide. I bear witness that there is no god worthy of worship but Allah alone, with no partner or associate. He enjoined Zakat upon Read more ...

The Punishment for One who Breaks his Fast Intentionally!

Ibn Khuzaymah (1986) and Ibn Hibbaan (7491) narrated that Abu Umaamah al-Baahili (may Allah be pleased with him) said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) say: "Whilst I was sleeping, two men came to me and took hold of my upper arm, and brought me to a rugged mountain. They said: 'Climb up.' I said: 'I cannot do it.' They said: 'We will make it easy for you.' So I climbed up until I was at the top of the mountain. There I heard loud voices. I said: 'What are these voices?' They said: 'This is the screaming of the people of Hell.' Then I was taken and I saw people suspended by their ankles, with the corners of Read more ...

When the fast of Ramadan became an obligation upon the Ummah

All praises belong to Allah the Owner of virtue and grace. He has prescribed the fast to purify the souls from sin. May the peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad the best of those who prayed and fasted; he remained steadfast upon good and uprightness; may the peace and blessings be upon his family and his companions and those who continue to follow him. As to what follows: Allah (Subhanahu Ta'ala) said: "O you who believe fasting has been prescribed for you as it has been prescribed for those who can before you in order for you to obtain piety." [Quran 2:183] Therefore Allah has mentioned in these noble verses that he has prescribed Read more ...