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The Stages of How Fasting became Obligatory

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy The Stages of How Fasting became Obligatory Allaah (Subhanahu wa ta'ala) said: "O you who believe! Observing As-Saum (the fast) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqoon. [Observing Saum (fasts)] for a fixed number of days, but if any of you is ill or on a journey, the same number (should be made up) from other days. And as for those who can fast with difficulty, (e.g. an old man, etc.), they have (a choice either to fast or) to feed a Miskeen (poor person) (for every day). But whoever does good of his own accord, it is better Read more ...
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The Month of Muharram and Fasting on the Day of ‘Ashura

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy O people! Fear Allaah (The Most High) and thank Him for the apparent and unapparent blessings He has bestowed upon you.  He has not ceased granting you occasions of good and virtue. The month of hajj has elapsed and now you have reached the month of Al-Muharram, which Allaah has specially chosen. Firstly: Muharram is amongst those months in which Allaah made fighting forbidden. Allaah (The Most High) said: "Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve months (in a year), so was it ordained by Allah on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth; of them four are Sacred." 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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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 ...
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A Concise Article on Fasting the Day of ‘Ashura

In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy A Concise Article on Fasting the Day of 'Ashura Its Virtue: Abu Qatadah (radhiAllahu anhu) narrated that the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) was asked about 'Ashura and he responded, "It expiates for the previous year." [Muslim, 1162] Ibn 'Abbas (radhiAllahu anhu) said, "I never saw the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) seeking to fast a day, giving it preference over another, except this day, the day of 'Ashura, and this month, meaning the month of Ramadan." [Bukhari, 2006] It is the Day Allah Saved Musa Ibn 'Abbas (radhiAllahu anhu) said, "The Prophet (Sallallahu 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 ...

Wishing you and your families a Happy Eid!

Eid Mubarak to you all, may the blessings of Allah be with you today, tomorrow, and always! Wishing you and your families a Happy Eid!

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

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Ramadan : 9 Mistakes to Avoid in this Month

For many of us Ramadan has lost its spirituality and has become more of a ritual than a form of worship. We fast from morning to night like a zombie just because everyone around us is fasting. We forget that it’s a time to purify our hearts and our souls from all evil. We forget to supplicate, forget to beseech Allah to forgive us and ask Him to save us from the Fire. Sure we stay away from food and drink, but that’s about all. We make a number of mistakes during this auspicious month. These mistakes vary from country to country and from culture to culture, and there are many reasons why they happen. Sometimes they can be attributed to local customs Read more ...

Ramadan : Teach Children to Fast in Ramadan

Al-Rubay’ bint Mu’awwidh (may Allah be pleased with her) said, speaking about Ramadan when it was made obligatory: “We used to make our children fast, and we would make them a toy made out of wool. If any one of them started to cry for food, we would give them that toy to play with until it was time to break the fast.” [al-Bukhari, Fath, no.1960] Children should be instructed to fast at the age of seven, if they are able to, and may be pushed at the age of ten if he does not fast, just as in the case of salaah. (See al-Mughni, 3/90) The child will be rewarded for fasting, and the parents will be rewarded for bringing him up properly and Read more ...