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fasting in Ramadan

Fasting on Behalf of the Deceased

Source : Dar-Alifta / 22 May 2014

Question :

My mother passed away without making up her missed fast days of Ramadan and this fact is known to all her children. Is it permissible to pay kaffara [expiation] on her behalf from the money she left?


Secrets of seclusion in final nights of Ramadan

By Amal Al-Sibai / 5 Aug 2013

It is during the last ten days and nights of Ramadan that the Night of Power waits to descend upon Muslims with all of its beauty and enchantment. It is during this majestic night that those Muslims who were lucky enough to stand in prayer are promised rewards and bounties of good deeds and the granting of whatever they ask in humble supplication to Allah.


Ramadan teaches us patience and obedience to Allah the Almighty

Source : / 2 Aug 2013

The month-long fast of the month of Ramadan is nearing end and the Eid day is a week away. Eid Al-Fitr is the most important festival in the Islamic calendar (Muslim holiday). The day does not mark any historical event or episode; but its existence provides the Muslim for an occasion to offer thanks to Allah for having given him the strength and the will to observe fast during Ramadan.


An-Nawawi on the Virtue of giving food to those who break their fasting

By Abu Amina Elias / 31 Jul 2013

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

An-Nawawi records in his book Riyad us-Saliheen:

Zaid ibn Khalid Al-Juhani (may Allah be pleased with him) reported:

The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

 مَنْ فَطَّرَ صَائِمًا كَانَ لَهُ مِثْلُ أَجْرِهِ غَيْرَأَنَّهُ لَا يَنْقُصُ مِنْ أَجْرِ الصَّائِمِ شَيْئًا


TV viewing soars during Ramadan in Saudi Arabia

Source : Saudi Gazette / 31 Jul 2013

At least one in three people in Saudi Arabia watch 3 to 5 hours of television every day during Ramadan compared to an average of 2.7 hours throughout the rest of the year, according to the latest survey on Ramadan TV viewing habits conducted by OSN, the leading pay-TV network in the Middle East and North Africa.

Underlining the spike in television consumption during Ramadan, 33 percent of respondents said they watch television for 3 to 5 hours daily compared to 18 percent who watch 5 to 7 hours and 35 percent who watch 1 to 3 hours.


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.


How to watch your kids’ diet during Ramadan

Source : Saudi Gazette / 29 Jul 2013

The holy month of Ramadan marks a joyous occasion. During this special time of the year, most young children want to mimic their parents’ behavior by fasting and participating in meaningful Ramadan traditions.

While this provides a great opportunity for families to come together to share rituals and break their fast, for children, in particular, it can sometimes cause fatigue and dehydration — especially with the scorching summer heat in full swing.


Top 15 Ramadan drinks and dishes

By Shounaz Mekky / 26 Jul 2013

Food plays a big role in celebrating Ramadan, with specialty dishes and drinks served during the Muslim fasting month.

“Drinks like Jellab, Amar al-Deen and Tamar Hindi are essential during the holy month,” Elie Bassil, project manager at Dubai-based Lebanese restaurant Abdel Wahab, told Al Arabiya.

“Foods with sauces are favored by our visitors in Ramadan. Fasters want to refill their body’s water levels after long hours of fasting,” he added.


Let us open our hearts in Ramadan

By Farhana Behjat / 26 Jul 2013

The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "Musa, the son of Imran once asked, 'Oh my Lord! Who is the most honorable of Your servants?' And He replied, the person who forgives even when he is in a position of power" (Baihaqi).

There are many days when we get into an argument with our friends and relatives and the idea of forgiving them is very challenging and a tough task. Moreover, the thought keeps you from forgiving, ‘Why should I? He has hurt me’


Let the Month of Ramadan Change Us Forever

By Maryam Hedayat | | 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.


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