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Farewell Ramadan

  Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14 | Part 15 | Part 16 | Part 17 | Part 18 It is time to say farewell… أَيَّامًا مَّعْدُودَاتٍ… “the numbered days” reach their end with the profound feeling that despite all our efforts and striving, in reality, we were unable to do justice to this… Continue reading Farewell Ramadan

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The Night of Decree

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14 | Part 15 | Part 16 | Part 17 Laylatul Qadr is an extremely virtuous night. It is the night in which the Qur’an, a Book of guidance for all mankind was revealed. “The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months.” [Al-Qadr : 3]… Continue reading The Night of Decree

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Ramadan and the Prophetic Practice of I’tikaaf

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14 | Part 15 | Part 16 Spending time in the mosque being devoted to the worship of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala and seeking nearness to Him is called I’tikaaf. This is a Sunnah Mu’akkida Kifayah [a practice established from the Prophet salAllahu 'alayhi wa… Continue reading Ramadan and the Prophetic Practice of I’tikaaf

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The Last Ten Days of Ramadan

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14 | Part 15 The entire month of Ramadan is a time to be spent in worship. However, the excellence of rituals performed in the last ten days has been specifically mentioned. [Reviving the Soul in the Last Days of Ramadan] To encourage our… Continue reading The Last Ten Days of Ramadan

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Ramadan and Minor Pilgrimage (Umrah)

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14 We all deeply desire to visit the House of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala and every believer yearns to perform the major and minor pilgrimage (Hajj and ‘Umrah). During the month of Ramadan, when the reward of every act of worship increases,… Continue reading Ramadan and Minor Pilgrimage (Umrah)

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Ramadan: the Month of Standing in Worship

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala created human beings for His worship and also informed them of the manner and the times of worship. Ramadan is that special month wherein several different acts of worship come together. Of these, the foremost is the timely… Continue reading Ramadan: the Month of Standing in Worship

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Ramadan: the Month of Charity

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 Ramadan is the month of benevolence and alms giving in which the generosity of the Prophet salAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam knew no bounds. ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas radhiAllahu ‘anhu narrated that the Prophet salAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam was the most generous among the people,… Continue reading Ramadan: the Month of Charity

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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