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Mansion of Rubies

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “On the night that the blessed month of Ramadan commences, the gates of the heavens are opened and not a single one of those gates is closed till the last night of Ramadan. And there is no Muslim who prays in one of the nights of Ramadan but that Allah ...

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Breaking Fast with Unlawful Food

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “There are many fasting men who do not gain by fasting except hunger and thirst.” On being asked the reason he said: “He refrains from eating lawful food but breaks fast by eating human flesh by back-biting. That is unlawful.” [Ihya Ulum Id-Deen]   There is nothing to be gained from ...

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The Sajda of Ramadan

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “For very Sajda that a person performs (for Allah) in the night or day of Ramadan, he is awarded in exchange such a tree (in Jannah) whose shade a rider can travel in for five hundred years.” [At-Targheeb wa At-Tarheeb]   A huge, beautiful, shady tree for each Sajda is ...

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Nasihah (Advice): The Dua of a fasting person is accepted

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (Radiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “The Dua of three people is never rejected, the Dua of a fasting person, the Dua of a just ruler and the Dua of an oppressed person, Allah raises it above the clouds and opens the doors of the sky and says: By My honour, I will definitely ...

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Udhiyah (Qurbānī)

by Shaykh MawlānāMuhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullāh During the months following Ramadān, Muslims the world over remember the life of the great Prophet, the Friend of Allāh ta‘ālā, Ibrāhīm ‘alayhis salām; a life full of sacrifice and submission to the will of Allāh ta‘ālā. At a very young age, when in need of the support of his father, Ibrāhīm ‘alayhis salām was compelled ...

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A Flood of Forgiveness

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “In each night of Ramadhan Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) exempts 600,000 people from Hell and when the last night of Ramadhan comes He exempts as many people from Hell as He has exempted in the entire month up till that night.” [At-Targheeb wa At-Tarheeb]   Ramadhan is a month in ...

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Try Sighting the Moon

On sighting the moon of Ramadhan, the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said:  “Allah is the greatest! O Allah, Do make this moon arise with peace, faith, security, and Islam (obedience) for us and as a favour to us so that we may perform deeds which You love and which conform to Your Will.” (Addressing the new ...

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Ramadhan Atonement for Life’s Sins

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Whoever fasts the month of Ramadhan, obeying all of its limitations and guarding himself against what is forbidden, has in fact atoned for any sins he committed before it.” [Baihaqi]   Alhamdulillah, for the blessed month of Ramadhan. Inform yourself of the requirements of an acceptable fast, so that you can ...

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A long-term, global and local view of Ramadan

Ramadaan: A  special month in the Islamic calendar during which Muslims refrain from eating and drinking during the day and they also seek to improve their consciousness of God. Nafs: The self Niyyah: Means ‘intention’ Fitrah: A tax paid by Muslims at the end of Ramadaan which enables the less privileged to also partake in the celebration of Eid at ...

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The Six Fasts of Shawwāl

Abū Ayyūb Al-Ansārī radhiyallāhu ‘anhu narrates that the Messenger of Allāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam said, “If anyone keeps the fasts of Ramaḍān and follows them up with six fasts in Shawwāl, then it is like a year’s fasting.” (Muslim) Allāh ta‘ālā mentions in the Glorious Qur’ān: “Whoever brings a good deed shall get ten-fold the like of it.” (6:160) Therefore, ...

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