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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 ...

Do We have the Right to Complain?

Courtesy and written by : Abdul-Qadir Kazeem ‘Man, I am tired, when is Maghrib time again?’ ‘I cannot take this anymore. If it stays this hot, I may have to break my fast.’ ‘Why does Ramadan have to be during this time of year?’ These are from among the many complaints we will here in the coming years during the month of Ramadan. For those who did not know, the month of Ramadan moves up 10-11 days every year of the solar calendar. So for the next several years, we will have Ramadan right in the middle of the summer. It will be hot. The days will be longer. Muslims will complain. Do we have the right to complain? For those of us living Read more ...

THE FIVE PILLARS OF ISLAM

The Five Pillars of Islam Extracts from a Public Talk by : Dr Zakir Naik As-salaam wa-alaikum wa-rahmatullahi wa-barakatuhu. May peace, blessings and mercy of Almighty Allah be on all of you. Our beloved Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said - It is mentioned in Sahih Bukhari Vol. 1, Hadith No.2, that:  Islam is based on five principals, five pillars. The first pillar is the Tawheed: “La ilaha Ill Allah, Muhammad ur Rasulullah”. That, There is no god but Allah, and Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) is the messenger of God. The Holy Quran says in Surah Al-Baqarah, Ch. 2, Verse 177: “It is not righteous that you turn your face to the east Read more ...

The Feast… OUR FEAST!

THE FEAST... OUR FEAST     The Two `Eids and their Significance Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, and peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and upon all his family and companions. Definition of `Eid The Arabic word "Eid" refers to something habitual, that returns and is repeated, thus stands literally for a recurrent event. It also implies a place often visited by people, and the period of time in which a particular act is regularly performed. Likewise, each gathering that assembles regularly comes under the category, ‘Eid’. Some scholars say that it derives from `aadah (custom or practice) because people are accustomed Read more ...

Ramadan : Remaining Steadfast After The Holy month

Remaining Steadfast After Ramadan Sufyaan ibn `Abdillaah radhiallahu `anhu said: "O Messenger of Allah, tell me something about Islam, which I cannot ask anyone else besides you." He (SAW) said: "Say: 'I believe in Allah' and then be steadfast (upon that)." [Saheeh Muslim (38)] The hadeeth is proof that the servant is obligated, after having eemaan in Allah, to persevere and be steadfast upon obeying Him by performing the obligatory acts and avoiding the prohibited ones. This is achieved by following the Straight Path, which is the firm Religion without drifting away from it, to the right or to the left. If the Muslim lives through Ramadan and spent Read more ...

Brief History of Compilation of the Quran

Brief History of Compilation of the Quran During the life of the Prophet (saw) (570-632 CE) The Prophet Muhammad [Salallaho alaihe wassallam] used to recite the Quran before angel Jibreel (Gabriel) once every Ramadan, but he recited it twice (in the same order we have today) in the last Ramadan before his death. Jibreel also taught the Prophet Muhammad [Salallaho alaihe wassallam] the seven modes of recitation. Each verse received was recited by the Prophet Muhammad [Salallaho alaihe wassallam], and its location relative to other verses and surahs was identified by him. The verses were written by scribes, selected by the Prophet Muhammad [Salallaho Read more ...

Ramadan : Zakat

Zakat literally means ‘growth’ or ‘increase’ and according to some ‘purity’. The tax has been named Zakat with respect to the first meaning of the word because its payment increases prosperity in this world and enhences religious merit (sawab) in the next and with respect to the second meaning because its payment purifies one from sins. Allah said, “Take from their property alms (Sadaqah) in order thus to purify them from their sins.” (Q. 87: 14) The Quran calls upon the rich not to treat [their] riches as exclusively [their] own but that the poor have a right to be benefited thereby. It also asks the poor not to be faithless and ungrateful Read more ...

Prophet Muhammad (SAW) : Sermon regarding the Month of Ramadan

Baihaqi reported on the authority of Salman Al-Farsi (RA) that Prophet Muhammad (SAW) delivered a sermon on the last day of the month of Sha’ban. In it our beloved Prophet (SAW) said:  “O People! The month of Allah (Ramadan) has come with its mercies, blessings and forgivenesses. Allah has decreed this month the best of all months. The days of this month are the best among the days and the nights are the best among the nights and the hours during Ramadan are the best among the hours. This is a month in which you have been invited by Him (to fast and pray). Allah has honoured you in it. In every breath you take is a reward of Allah, your sleep is Read more ...

Ramadan : The Virtues of Fasting

Abu Hurairah reported the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, as saying: “Allah said: ‘Every action of the son of Adam is for him except fasting, for that is solely for Me. I give the reward for it.’ The fast is a shield. If one is fasting, he should not use foul language, raise his voice, or behave foolishly. If someone reviles him or fights with him he should say, ‘I am fasting,’ twice. By the One in whose hand is the soul of Muhammad, the [bad] breath of the one who is fasting is better in the sight of Allah on the Day of Resurrection than the smell of musk. The one who is fasting is happy at two times: when he breaks Read more ...

Ramadan: a Spiritual Time in Senegal

Ramadan: a Spiritual Time in Senegal for a Foreign Student by Ben Hubbard January 1998 Northwestern University EVANSTON, Ill. -- As-Salaam Alaikum. At this time last year I was fasting. For those of you who don't know, this is the month of Ramadan, the holiest month of the Muslim year. It is observed by Muslims worldwide through fasting and increased concentration on purification of the soul and closeness with God. While not a Muslim myself, this time last year found me in Senegal, the westernmost country in Africa, whose population is 90 percent Muslim. Given that just about everyone I knew was Muslim and would be fasting during Ramadan, I decided, Read more ...