Ramadan

Du’a when Ramadan arrives

Sayyiduna ‘Ubadah ibn Samit (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) use to teach the Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum) the following Du’a when the Blessed month of Ramadan would arrive: اَللّٰهُمَّ سَلّمْنِيْ لِرَمَضانَ وَسَلّمْ رَمَضانَ لِيْ وَسَلّمْه لِي مُتَقَبَّلا (رواه الطبراني في الدعاء والديلمي ، وسنده حسن- كنز العمال 8/584)   Allahumma sallimni li Ramadana, wa sallim Ramadana li, wa sallimhu li mutaqabbala. Translation: O Allah! preserve me for Ramadan, safeguard Ramadan for …

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At The Approach of Rajab and Sha’ban

With the sighting of the crescent of Rajab, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would anticipate and begin preparations for the month of Ramadan. This is two months in advance! People “live to see” various accomplishments in their lives, but a Believer “lives for” and yearns to witness sacred days like these.   Rajab Du’a Sayyiduna Anas Ibn Malik (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would recite the following supplication …

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Mustahabb (rewardable) fasts of the Year

Besides the fard (obligatory) fast of Ramadan, there are various Nafl (optional) fasts that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) kept throughout the year. We too can make an intention of following in His foot steps this year Insha Allah. The Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) mention that, at times, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) would fast so much that we thought he would not stop and at times he (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) did vice …

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Eid Greeting & Etiquette

When Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) emigrated from Makkah Mukarramah to Madinah Munawwarah, he learnt of the two days of festivity which the people had inherited from the time of Jahiliyyah (the pre-Islamic era). These two days of festivals were days of sport and amusement associated with evil and immoral customs. Rasulullah (Sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) then announced to the Muslims, “Allah Ta’ala has most certainly substituted these two days for you …

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The Shaytan is about to be Released!!

EQUIP YOURSELF AGAINST SHAYTAN’S ‘HEART ATTACK’! Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said, “The heart of the person who remains awake (in ibadat), desirous of attaining the promised rewards from Allah Ta’ala, during the night of Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha will not die on the day when (spiritual) hearts will be dead.” [Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1782]

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The Rules of Ramadan

The rules of Ramadan is a booklet written by Mufti Muhammad Shafi ‘Uthmani (rahimahullah) the first Grand Mufti of Pakistan. I translated and published it in 2004. It is a brief but comprehensive article on the basics of Fasting. One can easily read through it in a single sitting. View and download here  

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Status of the Famous Hadith on the Virtues of Ramadan

This an in-depth analysis of the Famous Hadith in which our Beloved Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) described Ramadan to the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) by my Friend and Colleague: Moulana Bilal Ali of Chicago, Director of www.darulhikmah.com, Founder of www.attahawi.com and www.ilmgate.com Question: There is a Hadith that divides Ramadan into three periods. Is this Hadith authentic? Reply: After a detailed analysis of all the corroboratory chains of the Hadith in question, it can be …

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Authenticity of Salatut Tasbih

In these times of neglect towards din, its sad that some people prefer to discourage the masses from proven acts of worship. The sad part is that it’s all done in the name of promoting Islam! One such deed is: Salat al-Tasbih. In light of the great controversy regarding the authenticity of the Hadiths about Salat al-Tasbih, I present the following: The ruling regarding Salat al-Tasbih is that it is …

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