5 ways to extend the benefits of Ramadan

1. Fasting the six days of Shawwal is an excellent way to continue the good habits of Ramadan. Abu Ayyub al-Ansari relates that Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) says: "Whoever fasts the month of Ramadan and then follows it with six days of fasting in the month of Shawwal, it will be as if he had fasted … Continue reading 5 ways to extend the benefits of Ramadan

How to Calculate the Sadaqa Al-Fitr

Fitr means to break fast or to refrain from fasting. Hence the Eid after the fasts of Ramadhân is called Eid ul Fitr, as it is the day of rejoicing after the completion of fasting. Fitr means to break fast or to refrain from fasting. Hence the Eid after the fasts of Ramadhân is called Eid ul Fitr, as … Continue reading How to Calculate the Sadaqa Al-Fitr

Seeking Laylatul Qadr

This is known as the Night of Decree. It has a special merit and is described in the Quraan as follows:  1. 1,000 Months  “Verily! We have sent it (this Quraan) down in the night of Al-Qadr (Decree), And what will make you know what the night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is? The night of Al-Qadr … Continue reading Seeking Laylatul Qadr

Significance of Laylatul Qadr (The night of Decree)

Significance of Laylatul Qadr (The night of Decree)   The importance of Laylatul Qadr is great since Holy Quran was sent down in this night. The Muslims who find Laylatul Qadr should stay up and pray whole night out of faith and hoping for reward from Allah. As to the importance of Laylatul Qadr (the … Continue reading Significance of Laylatul Qadr (The night of Decree)

Why was Laylat al-Qadr kept secret

Hadrat Sayyiduna Imam Fakhr al-Din Raazi (Alayhir Rahmah) has stated in his famous exegesis ‘Tafsir al-Kabir’, There are several reasons why Allah has concealed the exact date of Laylat al-Qadr: 1. Allah has concealed many things such as His pleasure in obedience so that people would perform every form of worship, His wrath in sins … Continue reading Why was Laylat al-Qadr kept secret

Blessings of Sahari / Suhoor

The beloved and the blessed Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) has said: » Eat Sahari because it is a blessed (food). [Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 1, Page 633, Hadith 1923] » The distinguishing factor between us and the people of the book (Ahl al-Kitab) lies in eating Sahari.[Sahih Muslim, Page 552, Hadith 1096] » Allah and … Continue reading Blessings of Sahari / Suhoor

Excellence of practicing Generosity in Ramadan

We often focus on the fasting and Tarawih prayers during Ramadan. However, the blessed month is also a time when generosity is greatly emphasized. One should try to be exceedingly generous during this month. One should try to be exceedingly generous during this month. Generosity and giving are attributes that Allah likes for Muslims to … Continue reading Excellence of practicing Generosity in Ramadan