Islamic Months · Ramadan

Ramadan Like Never Before – A Welcome Ramadan Talk

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Every year, Al-Huda International delivers a "welcome Ramadan" talk. Alhumdulillah, I was blessed with an opportunity through the generosity of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala to attend their talk this year as well. This is an attempt to share some of the things that were discussed in the talk. All… Continue reading Ramadan Like Never Before – A Welcome Ramadan Talk

Hadith · Kitab Al-Emaan · Knowing the Prophet · Saheeh Al-Bukhari

Hadeeth # 8: The Five Principles of Islam

Narrated Ibn ‘Umar radhiAllahu ‘anhu: Allah’s Messenger salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, Islam is based on (the following) five (principles): 1.To testify that La ilaha ill-Allah wa anna Muhammad-ar-Rasool Allah (none has the right to be worshiped but Allah and Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger) 2. To offer the (compulsory congregational) prayers dutifully and perfectly 3.… Continue reading Hadeeth # 8: The Five Principles of Islam

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Allah Intends for You Ease not Hardship

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 185 (Part 3) Part 1 | Part 2 “Allah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you,” meaning you were allowed to break the fast while ill, while traveling, and so forth, because Allah… Continue reading Allah Intends for You Ease not Hardship

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Obligation of Fasting

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 185 (Part 2) Part 1 Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says, “…whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan), he must observe fasts that month.” The word shahida [شَهِدَ] is derived from shuhood which means… Continue reading The Obligation of Fasting

Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Virtue of Ramadan and the Revelation of the Qur’an

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 185 (Part 1) According to Mufti Muhammad Shafi Usmani, this ayah is an extension of the previous brief ayah and also an assertion of the great merit of the month of Ramadan. The word shahr [شَهْر] is the time between one… Continue reading The Virtue of Ramadan and the Revelation of the Qur’an

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Various Stages of Fasting

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 184 In the previous ayah, we learned about the obligation of fasting. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala encouraged us to fast by telling us that this was obligatory on the previous nations as well. So, the Muslims should not consider it as… Continue reading The Various Stages of Fasting

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Order to Fast and its Purpose

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 183 From the preceding few ayaat we see that the believers are being directly addressed. Whenever you come across the words, “O believers,” become attentive because Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala is directly talking to you. From here we are going to… Continue reading The Order to Fast and its Purpose

Islamic Months · Ramadan · Shawwal

Shawwal Fasting – Questions

Q. Fasting the Six Days of Shawwal, Consecutive? Praise be to Allah It is not a necessary condition that they should be fasted consecutively. If you fast them separately or consecutively, it is OK. The sooner you do them, the better, because Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala commands us to compete in good deeds [See: 5:… Continue reading Shawwal Fasting – Questions