Islamic Months · Q & A · Ramadan

How can she make use of her time when she is cooking in Ramadan?

Q. I would like to know what actions are recommended during this blessed month in order to increase one’s reward, such as dhikrs, acts of worship, and mustahabb actions. I know about Taraweeh prayer, reciting Qur’an a great deal, seeking forgiveness a great deal and praying at night. But I want to know some words… Continue reading How can she make use of her time when she is cooking in Ramadan?

Islamic Months · Ramadan

Concerning Women and Ramadan

By Dr. Salman Al-Oadah Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: “Women are the full sisters of men.” [Sunan al-Tirmidhī (113) and Sunan Abī Dāwūd (236)] This authentic hadīth is the basis for the principle that equality between men and women is the default assumption for Islamic legal rulings. Whatever rulings apply to men apply equally to women. This applies to… Continue reading Concerning Women and Ramadan

Islamic Months · Ramadan

The Fast of the Pregnant Woman during the Summer – Rules and Precautions

Pregnancy is a difficult and arduous journey that begins with good news and ends with the arrival of the newborn child that would fill the life of his parents with delight and happiness. However, this journey is very difficult during the summer season, and enduring this while fasting is even more difficult. Doctors agree that… Continue reading The Fast of the Pregnant Woman during the Summer – Rules and Precautions

Islamic Months · Ramadan

Ramadan…with a Baby

(Tips on making a mother’s fast last) Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says: لِّلَّهِ مُلْكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۚ يَخْلُقُ مَا يَشَاءُ ۚ يَهَبُ لِمَن يَشَاءُ إِنَاثًا وَيَهَبُ لِمَن يَشَاءُ الذُّكُورَ “To Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth; He creates what He wills. He gives to whom He wills female [children], and He… Continue reading Ramadan…with a Baby

Islamic Months · Ramadan

Moms: Feed your Soul this Ramadan

For most Muslims, Ramadan is supposed to mean much more than just abstaining from food, drink and marital relations. It is an opportunity to enlighten the mind and soul. With opportunities to participate in the Taraweeh prayers and Iftaar meals to enjoy with family and friends, Ramadan is the highlight of the year for many… Continue reading Moms: Feed your Soul this Ramadan

An-Nisa · Juz 5 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 128

The Ruling Concerning Desertion on the Part of the Husband Ayaat 128 – 130 carry instructions about the painful and hard part of married life which is faced by every married couple during one or the other stage of their long association. This is mutual displeasure and tension, which, if allowed to prevail without being… Continue reading Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 128

An-Nisa · Juz 5 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 127

The Ruling Concerning Female Orphans [From here onwards matters pertaining to family life begin] At the beginning of this Surah, particular commands relating to orphans and women were mentioned. There the mandatory nature of the need to fulfill their rights was stressed. The reason that, during the days of jahiliyah, some people would simply refuse… Continue reading Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 127

Chasing Jannah · Surrounded by Fitnahs

Non-Mahrams: Precautions to Take

Being Alone with a Non-Mahram Shaytan is always keen on tempting people and making them commit haram [unlawful] deeds. For this reason, Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala warned us: “O you who believe! Follow not the footsteps of Shaytan. And whosoever follows the footsteps of Shaytan, then, verily he commands al-fahshaa’ [indecency] and al-munkar [evil deeds] .… Continue reading Non-Mahrams: Precautions to Take

An-Nisa · Juz 5 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Profile of a Good Wife

[In the light of Surah an-Nisa Ayah 34] The ayah begins, with a working rule – that man is charged with a duty-bound authority over women. The text then describes women, the good ones and the bad ones. It says:  فَالصَّـلِحَـتُ قَـنِتَـتٌ حَـفِظَـتٌ لِّلْغَيْبِ بِمَا حَفِظَ اللَّهُ   It means that women who are righteous accept this… Continue reading The Profile of a Good Wife