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7 Tips to Tackle Hunger and Fatigue in Ramadan

By Jihan Anwar / 29 Jul 2013

Two of the most common challenges that we find ourselves dealing with during Ramadan are hunger and fatigue. As striving Productive Muslims, we need to ensure such feelings don’t prevent us from making the most of this blessed month and fulfilling our duties towards our Creator and those we’re responsible towards. This article will briefly suggest ways in which you can tackle hunger and fatigue in Ramadan, starting from their very root causes.

 

Be like the wind - charity in Ramadan

By Amatullah Aminah / 27 Jul 2013

Be charitable before wealth makes thee covetous. - Thomas Browne

It was a scorching 45 degrees Celsius day, as I sat in an air conditioned car, complaining on the heat. We stopped at a crossing, and a girl of 9-10 years tapped at my window. What I confronted virtually slapped me in the face; my eyes welled up and I shook my head in mortification. She was dishevelled, her hair in a tangled mess, her lips parched, imploring eyes, torn clothes and, to add to all the misery, she carried a baby (her brother, I am assuming) looking unconscious as she clutched him close!! And I was worried about dehydration, sun burn and getting sick!!!! What a shame.

 

Let the Month of Ramadan Change Us Forever

By Maryam Hedayat | islam.ru | 25 Jul 2013

The month of Holy Ramadan once again has entered our lives. Muslims all over the world are filled with great joy and pleasure. They are all geared up to inhale the fragrance of the blessed month.

Ramadan is one of the most sacred religious festivals of Muslims that is widely celebrated all over the world. The most distinctive feature of this sacred month is the concept of fasting which is the third pillar of Islam.

 

Eid and End of Ramadan

By NewMuslims.com / 20 Jul 2013

Your Islamic center will announce the end of Ramadan and the celebration of Eid.  The first day of the month following Ramadan is Eid al-Fitr, the celebration of fast-breaking.  Very likely, in the last few days of Ramadan, your mosque will also start collecting obligatory post-Ramadan food (or money) due for the poor Muslims called  Zakat al-Fitr (Fast-breaking obligatory charity). 

 

Why do Muslims fast in Ramadan?

Why do Muslims fast in Ramadan?

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "Allah has no need for the hunger and the thirst of the person who does not restrain himself from telling lies and acting on them even while observing the fast"

 

The Meaning of Fasting and the Wisdom Behind it

Source : Ali-Gomaa.com / 11 July 2013

Definition of fasting:

The lexical meaning of fasting is abstinence. In Islamic law, it means to abstain from certain things (under conditions and pillars of fasting and the absence of the things which nullify fasting) from the break of dawn until sunset.

 

Don't Miss Ramadan's First Night

By Dr. Wael Shihab / 9 July 2013

With the approach of Ramadan every year, I always recall the following Prophetic hadith:

"My people (Ummah) are granted five gifts that no prophet before me had been given. First, when it is the first night of Ramadan, Allah looks at His servants. He will never punish those at whom He looks. Second, the smell of their mouths when night approaches is more pleasant [to Allah] than the scent of musk.

 

The fruits of Sawm (fasting)

By Noora Al Sharabi / 4 July 2013

In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Empathizing with the hunger of the poor:

The fasting person voluntarily performs acts of worship and tastes hunger which the poor are obliged to taste against their will.

Though the fasting person feels hunger, it is a voluntary act carried out for a limited period of time in order to draw closer to Allah the Almighty. However, the deprived are obliged to taste hunger against their will and for long periods of time.

 

Ramadan: a test and an opportunity

Source : MuslimVillage | 03 Jul 2013

The month of Ramadhan is not like any other month; its purpose is to rid man of those habits which he has accumulated throughout the rest of the year. It is a month that prepares man for the remaining eleven months by teaching him discipline and self control. Thus, Allah has made some acts which are beloved to man, like eating, drinking and fulfilling one’s desires, Haraam. If man can control these desires in this month, which are usually permissible for him, then he can surely control himself from other desires which are not permissible throughout the remaining months.

 

Purification of the Heart and Soul in Islam

By Abu Amina Elias / 1 July 2013

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

The command to purify our hearts from sin was an essential Islamic teaching ever since the early stages of the revelation in Mecca. This is known as “purification of the soul” (tazkiyyat an-nafs).

 
 

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