When `Eid prayers and Thanksgivings are over, people hug and congratulate one another.
Tens of thousands of people enjoys the open house organized by the Prime Minister for `Eid celebrations.
Ramadan is known in Cape Town as the Pwasa or the Fast, and `Eid is called Labarang.
In Pakistan, Ramzan is the month that is observed with the most amount of respect and obedience.
Despite the long and hot fast in South Africa, Ramadan still retains a “carnival” atmosphere.
Once we recognize this spiritual core of our personalities, we could change our whole perspective on life.
The rapid shift from obeying Allah in Ramadan to disobeying Him has reasons.
Muslims have prepared for the fast, and they enter into it with their whole mind and body.
If Ramadan has passed and a person has regretted wasting it, the chance of repentance is still there.
In the holy month of Ramadan, one should do one’s best in observing Allah’s teachings.
The sermon focused on the sign of righteousness found in the continuation of good deeds without restricting it to a certain period.
There is this fallacious belief that gives rise to such an exaggerated notion of no sahur when fasting.
Watching TV and videos has become the most popular modern pastime for young people. Business people have made good use of this and are continually producing more and more exciting, enthralling films. We can sit down to a smorgasbord of soap operas, live talk shows, scary films, horror films, science-fiction films, action films, old black-and-whites,
In Ramadan, Muslims everywhere in the world enter into a season of intensive worship, which is characterized by fasting, praying, and training for self-control and discipline, in order to become a better and spiritually purified human being. This season is the month of Ramadan, which is the ninth month in the lunar calendar. A sacred
Many benefits, in addition to the spiritual, result from completing this prescribed period of fasting.
Food intake should not be excessive therefore preventing us from our duties to ourselves, each other and God.
Fasting (cleansing, detoxification) is part of the triology of nutrition; balancing and building are the others.
The shift from obeying Allah in Ramadan to disobeying Him after Ramadan has its reasons.
Having a guided heart is the basis of all guidance, the secret of all success, and the core of every action.
To lose weight during Ramadan fasting must be done in a very careful manner.
Eid is a chance to teach children the meanings of mercy, goodness, visiting for the sake of Allah.
The dualism between the body and the soul is very clearly evident in the physical world. The body is subservient and the soul is in charge; however, both are indispensable. It is just that the soul is the master while the body is the obedient servant. People have a habit of letting themselves become fully
Ramadan is a school of faith and a ‘stop to recharge one’s spiritual batteries’.
From a historical angle, all of the events and celebrations of Islamic history are recorded in the Hijra Calendar
The Muslim calendar, based purely on lunar cycles, was first introduced by the second Caliph, `Umar ibn Al-Khattab using the event of Hijra
The purpose of fasting is not to make us hungry and thirsty, or to deprive us some of our comfort but its purpose is to learn taqwa
Worship sets aright our relations with our Creator, with our own selves, with our families and with others.
I had been to many other `Eid Prayers before; this one was somehow different for me.
There are two dilemmas facing a Muslim in the west today- feasting and competing with Christmas.
Even though the `Eid is not celebrated as in other countries, in Trinidad, the essence remains the same.
Brotherhood holds an important place in Islam. It harvests the fruits of faith and love for the sake of Almighty Allah.
Allah commands His servants to say "Allaah is the Greatest". Though soft on the tongue, it's heavy on the scale of reward.
The Qur’an was being revealed to the Prophet (May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) in a piecemeal, i.e., piece by piece over a period of twenty-three (23) years. This is for certain wisdom mentioned in the Qur’an by Allah, the Most High, “And (it is) a Qur’an which We have divided
Tips on how Muslims can utilize the lesson learnt from Ramadan in increasing the good deeds and devotion throughout the year.
Learn how Islam require from the followers, after having Iman (faith) in Allah, to persevere after Ramadan and be steadfast
With Ramadan about to come to an end, an important question is raised: Will Muslims continue to worship Almighty Allah with the same enthusiasm they have been doing in Ramadan? In fact, many of the Muslims who are used to worshipping Almighty Allah during Ramadan by offering Tahajjud (late night Prayer), remembering Almighty Allah, and
Highlights of the means that can help continue doing good deed even after Ramadan, as the lord of Ramadan is the Lord of the entire year.
Believers’ notion of forgiveness is very different to that of those who do not live by the morals of the Qur’an.
Charity is of two types in Islam. One that is compulsory called Zakat, and voluntary charity which is referred to as (Sadaqah).
Tips on how to make a good use of the last ten days of Ramadan with family
The article covers the importance of reading Qur'an, engaging in voluntary prayer and other several acts of Ibadah during the month of Ramadan.
One of the benefits of memorizing the Qur'an is that it does exercise the "memory muscles" and comes in very handy for other life skills
The article discusses the conditions that a Muslim should observe before engaging in the duty of fasting the month of Ramadan.
In Arabic, ‘Eid’ means joy and ‘Waid’ means curse. Allah’s mercy is turned into a curse by disregarding the blessings or by abusing the blessings. Eid is a blessing of Allah. Every nation has Eid or festival. Allah has given Muslims two Eids (Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha). It may seem to many that this is a
A reflection on the meaning of Eid and the lessons it gives Muslim. The lesson we also learn by considering Eid Al-Fitr a day of moral victory.
Eid Al-Fitr is a day of thanksgiving, gratefulness and jubilation, as it signifies the successful completion of the sacred month of Ramadan
An explanation to the way Muslims can conduct themselves, their thoughts and decisions in compliance only with the Qur'an.
Tips on the morals of fasting the month of Ramadan described with their evidences from the authentic traditions of the Prophet (Pbuh).
Its virtue: The night of Al-Qadr is the most virtuous night of the year. Allah says in the Qur’an: “We revealed it on the night of power [that is, Al-Qadr]. What will tell you what the night of power is? It is better than a thousand months.” Any action therein, for example, reciting the Qur’an,
We must examine ourselves now and see what we have learned and achieved during this month of Ramadan.
Introduction Alhamdu lillah. Indeed, all Glory and Praise is due to Allah. We glorify and praise Him and we ask Him for help and forgiveness. In Allah we seek refuge from the evils in ourselves and from our wrong doings. He whom Allah guides shall not be misguided, and he whom He misguides shall never
In each of the daily prayers we offer, we solemnly declare to Allah, “Iyyaka nabudu” (You alone do we worship). While the intelligent and committed believer realizes that his very lifestyle spells worship, he knows, remembering the words of our Prophet, peace and blessing be upon him, that “Dua’ (supplication) is worship” [At-Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud]
Ways to benefit from Eid celebration in Islam and achieve utmost reward from Allah. This includes acts of giving and forgiving people on Eid day
At the feast that marks the end of Ramadan, we recommend here in our message of Eid to reflect on some lessons learnt from this occasion.
Tips on the best means to enhance purity of soul and faith in Allah during the last ten days of Ramadan
Some useful advice on how one could spend the last ten days of Ramadan, especially as these days are very special in the life of every Muslim
It is very important that we spent a few moments to understand some of the wisdom and lessons that we can learn from this month of fasting.
Eid prayer is wajib (strongly recommended, just short of obligatory). It consists of two Rakahs (units) with six or thirteen additional Takbeers
Learn about the significant values and virtues of Eid Al Fitr celebration as a day of joy in Islam
Some commendable sunnah acts that a Muslim should make on the day of Eid ul Fitr
Every Muslim is required to pay Zakat al-Fitr at the conclusion of the month of Ramadan as a token of thankfulness to God
The Prophet would perform Itikaf for ten days every Ramadan. In the year that he died, he performed it for twenty days
This night marked the beginning of the revelation of the Qur'an to Prophet, an event unparalleled in the history of humankind
Laylat ul-Qadr is the most blessed night. A person who misses it has indeed missed a great amount of good. If a believing person is keen to obey his Lord and increase the good deeds in his record, he should strive to encounter this night and to pass it in worship and obedience. If this
Some stations that a Muslim has to stop with in order to achieve his objectives in Ramadan
Ibn `Abbas used to say to his tongue, “O tongue! Say something good to win, or abstain from evil to be safe.” Surely Allah will be merciful to those who check their utterances and weigh their words. He Almighty says [Not a word does he utter but there is a sentinel by him, ready (to
It is recommended to break our fast on dates”, as Prophet Mohammad (peace and blessings be upon him) used to do: “Break your fast by eating dates as it is purifying.” (Narrated by Ahmad) “إذا أفطر أحدكم فليفطر على تمر، فإنه بركة، فإن لم يجد تمرا فليفطر على الماء، فإنه طهور” (رواه أحمد في مسنده
Yogurt is a popular food for Ramadan as well as Eid. However, much controversy has surrounded the consumption of cow’s milk and milk products for some time. Fortunately, though, this controversy only pertains to commercially produced cow milk and milk products. As one of the oldest foods known to man, yogurt is a product of
Both fasting and recitation of the Qur'an in Ramadan act as intercessors with Almighty Allah for the true believer who observes them
There is a problem in our approach toward the Qur'an. We opt for the easiest choice, just reading.
Taqwa (piety) is a comprehensive term denoting a believer’s strict observance of the commandments of the Shari`ah and the Divine laws of nature and life
Allah describes the discourse between Himself and the reckless and negligent on the Day of Judgement
We must examine ourselves now and see what we have learned and achieved during this month of Ramadan
The article explains the importance of Qiyam Al-Layl and night prayer during Ramadan. It also discusses the numerous ways to observe it
The article explains how fasting in the month of Ramadan sets higher religious and moral standard. This is identified through the reward of fasting
The joy that millions feel as Ramadan comes upon them once more is difficult to put into words. Those who are not Muslim cannot imagine what Ramadan is really like. It must seem like a severe diet that lasts for a month. How, they say, can people look forward to going without food and drink
As we are spiritually preparing for the month of Ramadan, I would like to suggest the following program to help everyone—including those who go to work early in the morning or to school—have an enjoyable, organized, and well-spent month. Many people hold the perception that fasting in Ramadan demands a tremendous amount of energy, and
The concept of Taqwa in Islam and the value it adds to fasting in the month of Ramadan and other pillars of Islam.
In Islam, fasting is one of the fundamental ordinances, with its unique moral and spiritual characteristics.
Fasting is a manifestation of man’s determined will and his relationship with his Lord, which is based on total obedience and submission.
Muslims wait for the sighting of the crescent with eagerness as it heralds the beginning of this blessed fasting period.
This part of article addresses another reason for Muslim jurists rejecting the calendar based upon astronomical calculations
This article outlines the connection between Ramadan and frequent reading of the Qur’an. It shows some ways to connect with Qur'an.
The article explains everything about Ramadan that you need to know, what Ramadan is, why it is observed, and by whom it is observed.
The Prophetic hadiths clearly ask for actual sighting of the new moon as a means of certainty and not as a precondition for fasting
In August 2006, the Fiqh Council of North America announced the exact date for the start of Ramadan based solely on astronomical calculations rather than actual sightings of the new moon. Many around the world protested the validity of such a decision. The debate over visual sighting versus astronomical calculations is not new. This three-part
The Islamic or Hijri calendar is based on a lunar month of 29 to 30 days, with the day starting at sunset
Fasting in the month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars that are obligatory requirements that a Muslim needs to fulfill
Laylat Al-Qadr means “The Night of Power” or “The Night of Decree”. This was the night on which the Qur'an started being revealed
The merits of Qiyam al layl (The Night prayer) in several hadith mentioning the reward and weight of the deed as a form of encouragement.
The last ten days of Ramadan are very special days in the life of every Muslim. They are the most blessed days in the blessed month of Ramadan
The Night of Power (Laylat Al-Qadr) is the holiest night of Ramadan. The complete Qur’an was sent down from the Preserved Tablet in this night
Voluntary abstinence from food has been a spiritual purification rite in many religions. The Qur'an also indicates that as a practice of the past religions.
The article shows us some of the things that a fasting person is supposed to do, and how they are related to the concept of piety.
The benefits of Ramadan are not limited to either "spiritual" or "temporal" elements of life. What are the significances of fasting?
The article identifies some moral benefits and objectives of fasting in Islam. How it helps to develop quality behaviors