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Ramadan: the Month of Compassion

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 The Prophet salAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam has termed Ramadan, ‘the Month of Compassion’ (Shahru al-Muwasah) which means that it is a month for human beings to show kindness and concern for each other to help each other, and sharing their problems, especially to alleviate… Continue reading Ramadan: the Month of Compassion

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Ramadan: the Month of Remembrance

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 A true believer is never unmindful of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala even for a moment and remembers Him at all times. Especially while fasting his heart is more inclined towards Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala and he draws closer to his Lord by consciously remembering… Continue reading Ramadan: the Month of Remembrance

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Ramadan: the Month of Supplications

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 After mentioning fasting and the month of Ramadan in the Qur’an, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says, وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِي عَنِّي فَإِنِّي قَرِيبٌ ۖ أُجِيبُ دَعْوَةَ الدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ ۖ فَلْيَسْتَجِيبُوا لِي وَلْيُؤْمِنُوا بِي لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْشُدُونَ “And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me… Continue reading Ramadan: the Month of Supplications

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Ramadan: the Month of Qur’an

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 Qur’an is the speech of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala revealed for the guidance of mankind. It is an honorable Book, and for its revelation, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala chose the most blessed night in the most blessed month of Ramadan. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says, إِنَّا… Continue reading Ramadan: the Month of Qur’an

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Ramadan: the Month of Patience

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 Patience means ‘to stop’ and ‘to control oneself’. We come across a lot of unpleasant events in life. At times, we might be at the receiving end of someone’s transgression, but if we react hastily in a negative way it can worsen the situation. The only solution… Continue reading Ramadan: the Month of Patience

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Ramadan: the Month of Piety

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 The main objective of fasting is to acquire God-consciousness as informed by Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala, يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ “O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before… Continue reading Ramadan: the Month of Piety

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Ramadan: the Month of Forgiveness

Part 1, | Part 2, | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala is the Most Forgiving and the Most Merciful. His forgiveness is vast and He loves to forgive. It is His promise that anyone who feels remorse for having sinned and repents sincerely shall be forgiven. [Al-Ghaffar – the All-Forgiving] Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says,… Continue reading Ramadan: the Month of Forgiveness

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Ramadan: the Pre-Dawn and Fast-Breaking Meals

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Fasting trains us to submit to Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala in full obedience. At Allah’s directive, a person refrains from eating and drinking until a certain time. He also eats the Sahoor meal at a particular time even if he does not wish to eat. Abu Darda radhiAllahu ‘anhu narrated:… Continue reading Ramadan: the Pre-Dawn and Fast-Breaking Meals

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Ramadan: the Month of Fasting

Part 1| Part 2| Part 3 Fasting is a special act of worship of the month of Ramadan which was made mandatory in Sha’ban, 2 A.H. Thereafter, the Prophet salAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam observed the obligatory fasts of Ramadan for the remainder of his life. Fasting was also obligatory for the previous nations, and now for the Muslim… Continue reading Ramadan: the Month of Fasting

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Ramadan: the Month of Mercy and Blessing

  Part 1| Part 2 Ramadan is that blessed month in which Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala showers His special mercy and blessings on His servants. The devils are chained and Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala encourages His servants to excel in good deeds so that performing good deeds is easier for them. The Prophet salAllahu 'alayhi wa… Continue reading Ramadan: the Month of Mercy and Blessing