Tag Archives: ‘Eid

Zakat-ul-Fitr (post-Ramadan obligatory charity)

Zakat-ul-Fitr (post-Ramadan obligatory charity) Sadaqat Al-Fitr (or Zakat Al-Fitr) is prescribed by the Shari'ah based on the general indication of the texts of the Quran and the Sunnah, as well as by scholarly consensus. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): "He has certainly succeeded who purifies himself. And mentions the Name of his Lord and prays." [Surah Al A'la 87:14-15] The Commander of the Believers, ‘Umar ibn ‘Abdul-Azeez would command the Muslims to give Sadaqat Al-Fitr and recite the above mentioned verse. As for the Sunnah, it was narrated on the authority of Ibn ‘Umar  that he said, "The Messenger of Allah, sallAllahu ‘alayhi Read more ...

Feeling Euphoric during the Month of Ramadan

  Just mention the word ‘Ramadan’ and Muslims around the world light up.  There’s a feeling of excitement and anticipation. People just can’t wait until it arrives.  For some, there’s actually a countdown to the first day.  Try explaining this eagerness to an average non-Muslim and they feel totally bewildered.  They stare in disbelief when a Muslim describes the incredible peace and strength they derive from not eating or drinking for an entire day.  They cringe at the thought of waking up before the crack of dawn to eat a meal and standing in prayer for an hour every night for a month. It’s just beyond their comprehension. The Read more ...

Picture Perfect : It is your Piety that reaches Him

The Holy Quran, Surah Al Hajj, 22:36-37 "The sacrificial camels we have made for you as among the symbols from Allah: in them is (much) good for you: then pronounce the name of Allah over them as they line up (for sacrifice): when they are down on their sides (after slaughter), eat ye thereof, and feed such as (beg not but) live in contentment, and such as beg with due humility: thus have We made animals subject to you, that ye may be grateful. It is not their meat nor their blood, that reaches Allah: it is your piety that reaches Him: He has thus made them subject to you, that ye may glorify Allah for His Guidance to you and proclaim the good news to Read more ...

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Lessons from the Farewell Pilgrimage

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Lessons from the Farewell Pilgrimage - by Imam Al-Madinah Al-Munawarrah 'Abdul-Bari ibn ‘Awad ath-Thubayti from the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, Dhul-Qa‘dah 18, 1422 (February 2, 2002) The Transcript: All praise is due to Allah. May peace and blessings be upon the Messenger, his household and companions. Fellow Muslims! Each time the month of Dhul-Hijjah approaches, a page in Islamic History glitters and a stance of the Messenger of Allah comes to limelight. Among the major landmarks of Hajj are those comprehensive principles that the Prophet Muhammad announced in his sermon during the Farewell Pilgrimage. The Read more ...

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Hajj – A Symbol of Tawheed

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Hajj - A Symbol of Tawheed - by Imam Al-Madinah Al-Munawarrah Husayn ibn 'Abdul 'Aziz Aal Sheikh from the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, Dhul-Qa'dah 29, 1421 (February 23, 2001)   The Transcript: All praise is due to Allah. May His peace and blessings be upon the Prophet saws, his household and companions. Fellow Muslims! The greatest issue and the obligation upon every human being is At-Tawheed (to have belief in the oneness of Allah and to act in accordance to it.) It is only with Tawheed that one attains good and comfort and without it one’s lot will be misery and hardship. That is why no stage of the Prophet’s (SAW) Read more ...

Eid Mubarak!!

Eid Mubarak to All!!

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Taqabbal Allahu minnaa wa minkum.
May Allah accept (the fast and worship) from us and from you.

Eid ul-Fitr : A Commitment To Reform And Rectitude

"O’ You who believe! If you develop Allah consciousness, He (Allah) will (in return) grant you the furqaan, expiate your sins and forgive you..." Praise be to Allah, Who had granted us the opportunity to complete the month of Ramadan in pursuit of His pleasure and obedience. Fasting moulds and purifies the believer, in the same way that the furnace moulds and purifies metal. The furnace churns out blazing flames, unbearable heat, and molten lead, yet the intensity of the heat simply serves to purify the metal. In the like manner, fasting entails thirst, hunger, sleeplessness, fatigue, and tiredness. Yet, it is a cleansing process, a system that purifies, Read more ...

Eid ul-Fitr : The gift of Ramadan

The obligation of fasting in the month of Ramadan for the believers, men and women, who are sane and healthy, is a clear message to mankind that unrestricted indulgence in fulfilling the desires of one's base or animal self has to be curbed for some time, to give an upliftment to one's spiritual self. The object of fasting as described in the Holy Quran is “so that you may guard against evil.” During the auspicious month of Ramadan, a fasting person abstains from food, drink and sexual relations from dawn until sunset, in obedience to the command of his creator. The month is a training whereby the believer's trait of God-conscious is nurtured. Even Read more ...

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Innovation in Celebrations

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Innovation in Celebrations - by Imam Al-Haramain Sheikh Saud ash Shuraim from the Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah, Safar 8, 1429 (February 15, 2008) The Transcript: All praise is due to Allah, the most Endearing, and the most Forgiving. It is He who has created the day and the night. And it is He who has made them succeed one another. He knows what is in the heavens and the earth, that which we cannot see, and He is not seen, but He sees everything. Indeed He knows everything that happens. And I bear witness that there is nothing worthy of our servitude except Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and messenger Read more ...

Ramadan : Zakat al-Fitr

Ramadan : Zakat al-Fitr Meaning Zakat al-Fitr is often referred to as Sadaqah al-Fitr. The word Fitr means the same as Iftar, breaking a fast and it comes from the same root word as Futur which means breakfast. Thus, Islamically, Zakat al-Fitr is the name given to charity which is distributed at the end of the fast of Ramadan. Classification Sadaqah al-Fitr is a duty which is Wajib on every Muslim, whether male or female, minor or adult as long as he/she has the means to do so. The proof that this form of charity is compulsory can be found in the Sunnah whereby Ibn `Umar reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) made Zakat al-Fitr compulsory on Read more ...