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Posted on 15/05/2017
‘Ramadhan Guide – Seeking the Love of Allah’ was originally a booklet published by The Qur’an Project. The publication includes short reminders, recommendations, daily checklist, targets, virtues of Dhikr, Dua’s from the Qur’an and more.The website was launched for Ramadhan 1438 [ May 2017] to allow more readers ...
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Notes from chapters on fasting in ‘Fath al-Bari'
Posted on 15/05/2017
By Ibn Hajar al-'AsqalaniHere a few useful notes the first few chapters of â€˜Kitab as-Sawm’ in Ibn Hajar al-'Asqalani's â€˜Fath al-Bari’ (4/123 onwards):1 - The lexical and Shar’i definitions of الصوم:“Linguistically, siyam is to refrain from something. Shar’an, it is to hold back from so...
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The Virtues of Fasting the Summer
Posted on 15/05/2017
By Ibn Rajab al-HanbaliIbn Rajab commented on the virtues of fasting in the heat in 'Lata'if al-Ma'arif' (p. 272-273):"...And from the acts of worship whose reward is multiplied during the heat is fasting, and this is because of the thirst that one experiences in the mid-day heat.This is why Mu'adh bin Jabal expressed regret on his deathb...
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The Prophet's Sermon on Ramadan
Posted on 15/05/2017
Baihaqi reported on the authority of Salman Al-Farsi (Radhi Allah ‘Anh) that Prophet (‘Alaihi Salat was-Salam) delivered a sermon on the last day of the month of Sha’ban. In it he (‘Alaihi Salat was-Salam) said,“O People! The month of Allah (Ramadan) has come with its mercies, blessings and forgivenesses. Allah has...
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A Simple Ramadhan Program
Posted on 15/05/2017
“O you who believe! Fasting was prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may become pious. Fast for a fixed number of days, but if any of you is ill or on a journey, the same number should be made up from other days. And as for those who can fast with difficulty, they have to feed a poor pe...
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Over-Eating During Iftar
Posted on 15/05/2017
“…One should not overeat while breaking the fast to the point that he fills his stomach, as there isn’t any container that Allah hates more than a full stomach. How can one benefit from fasting and subdue this enemy and break this desire if he breaks his fast by making up for it through eating everything that he missed...
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Common Mistakes During Ramadan:
Posted on 07/07/2013
Focusing on food; to the extent that people begin to worry about eating more than actually fasting. This also goes along with spending tons of money on Iftars even though a person does not need to eat that much food.Making Suhr way before Fajr. Some people eat Suhr a few hours after Tarawih or Isha Salah, this is wrong. It s...
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In the Shade of Laylat al-Qadr: Seven Points
Posted on 07/07/2013
In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful1. The Meaning of QadrIbn Hajar said in ‘Fath al-Bari’ (4/323-324):“There are various explanations of the meaning of the qadr that this night is ascribed to. It was said that it means veneration, as in the verse: â€œ...and they didn't venerate...
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The Inner Secrets of Fasting
Posted on 26/02/2013
Indeed, the fast is only virtuous due to two significant concepts. Firstly, it is a secret and hidden action thus, no one from the creation is able to see it. Therefore showing off cannot enter into it. Secondly, it is a means of subjugating the enemies of Allah. This is because the road that the enemies (of Allah) embark up...
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