Those of us who grew up in Muslim families know the story of Isra’ since the age before we could even offer our prayers. Our parents did a good job in narrating stories of our faith. That is how most of us established a connection with our Creator and the beloved Messenger salAllahu 'alayhi… Continue reading Salah – the Gift of Ma’iraj
Q. I have a question concerning the month of Rajab. Some people say that the 27th Rajab is a night of worship and a day of fasting. Is it true that Isra’ and Mai'raj happened on that night? Please explain in detail, so I can help my community to understand this, because in our country they… Continue reading 27th Rajab – A Special Night?
Praise be to Allah Many people misunderstand the true nature of fasting, and they make it an occasion for eating and drinking, making special sweets and staying up late at night and watching shows on satellite TV. They make preparations for that long before Ramadan, lest they miss out on some food or prices go… Continue reading Preparing for the Arrival of Ramadan
Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala says in Surah at-Tawbah Ayah 36, إِنَّ عِدَّةَ الشُّهُورِ عِندَ اللَّهِ اثْنَا عَشَرَ شَهْراً فِي كِتَـبِ اللَّهِ يَوْمَ خَلَقَ السَّمَوَت وَالاٌّرْضَ مِنْهَآ أَرْبَعَةٌ حُرُمٌ ذلِكَ الدِّينُ الْقَيِّمُ فَلاَ تَظْلِمُواْ فِيهِنَّ أَنفُسَكُمْ وَقَاتِلُواْ الْمُشْرِكِينَ كَآفَّةً كَمَا يُقَـتِلُونَكُمْ كَآفَّةً وَاعْلَمُواْ أَنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَ الْمُتَّقِينَ "Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve… Continue reading The Sacred Months
The literal meaning of Muharram is “forbidden, sacred and worthy of reverence”. It is one of the four months about which Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala states: “Indeed, the number of months with Allah is twelve [lunar] months in the register of Allah [from] the day He created the heavens and the earth; of these, four are sacred… Continue reading Muharram – The First Month of the Islamic Calendar