Category Archives: Ramadan And Fasting

An Insight into Moon-sighting

Here is an article written by Sheikh Haitham al Haddad on the issue. The issue of moon sighting has never been as divisive as it has become today. In the past, Muslim scholars agreed on a certain method to decide … Continue reading

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Where will you be praying Taraweeh?

“Where will you be praying Taraweeh then?” A common question that is often repeated throughout this blessed month. However, many are oblivious to the fact there is in fact some ‘fiqh’ behind this question as will soon be very evident…. … Continue reading

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Seeing Laylat al-Qadr

Praise be to Allaah.Laylat al-Qadr may be seen with the eye, for the one whom Allaah helps to see it. That is by seeing its signs. The Sahaabah (may Allaah be pleased with them) used to recognize it by its … Continue reading

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Why was fasting singled out when Allaah said, “Fasting is for Me and I shall reward for it?”

Praise be to Allaah. Al-Bukhaari (1761) and Muslim (1946) narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Allaah said: ‘Every deed of the son … Continue reading

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Some of the Sunnahs of fasting

Praise be to Allaah. There are many Sunnahs of fasting, including the following: 1 – It is Sunnah if someone insults you to respond in a better manner and say, “I am fasting,” because of the report narrated by al-Bukhaari … Continue reading

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How much did the Salaf Read Quran in Ramadan?

Yes, it is mustahabb for the Muslim to read Qur’aan a great deal during Ramadaan and to strive to complete it, but that is not obligatory, i.e., if he does not complete the Qur’aan he is not sinning, but he … Continue reading

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Ramadhan has a Beloved

We praise Allah for having blessed us with Ramadhan – the Month of the Qur’aan, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon Muhammad, the one for whom Ramadhan was an institution, the syllabus the Qur’aan and the teacher Gibraeel. May … Continue reading

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O Seeker of Good, Where are you?

Some thought-provoking and heartfelt words on Ramadan by Ibn al-Jawzi (rahimahullah), which I came across in his book ‘Bustan al-Wa’idhin’: ‘… Where are those who fast and where are those who pray by night? Where are those who obey their … Continue reading

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Fasting does not mean abstaining from food and drink only, rather…‏

It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever does not give up false speech and acting upon it, Allaah has no … Continue reading

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The Virtues of Fasting in the Summer

The Virtues of Fasting in the Summer Ibn Rajab has a section in ‘Lata’if al-Ma’arif’ (p. 272-273) about the virtues of fasting during hot days. Since Ramadan will start in the summer this year, this will be a good encouragement: … Continue reading

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The reason why fasting is prescribed‏

  Praise be to Allaah. Firstly we must note that one of the names of Allaah is al-Hakeem (the Most Wise). The word Hakeem is derived from the same root as hukm (ruling) and hikmah (wisdom). Allaah alone is the … Continue reading

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RAMADAN KHUTBAH‏

The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) addressed his companions on the last day of Sha`ban, saying, “Oh people! A great month has come over you; a blessed month; a month in which is a … Continue reading

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An Abandoned Sunnah During the Last Ten Days of Ramadan‏

An Abandoned Sunnah During the Last Ten Days of Ramadan Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) said ,ý That during Ramadan Allahýs messenger would sleep , wake up and pray. However when the last ten days came he would … Continue reading

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