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Things You Can Do on the Night of Power

 

Source : Soundvision.com / 31 Jul 2013

Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power) is described in the Quran as: {better than a thousand months} (Al-Qadr 97: 3)

Any action done on this night such as reciting the Quran, remembering God, etc. is better than acting for one thousand months which do not contain the Night of Power.

"Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to exert himself in devotion during the last ten nights to a greater extent than at any other time." (Muslim)

 

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.

 

The divine ordained laws grant mankind's safety

Source : Nabulsi.com / 29 Jul 2013

Dear brothers, the following Ayah from Surat Yunus, May Allah have peace upon him, goes as follows:

((And when Our Clear Verses are recited unto them, those who hope not for their meeting with Us, say: Bring us a Qur'an other than this, or change it."Say (O Muhammad): "It is not for me to change it on my own accord; I only follow that which is revealed unto me. Verily, I fear if I were to disobey my Lord, the torment of the Great Day (i.e. the Day of Resurrection)." ))

[Yunus, 15]

 

Are Muslims taught to hate the infidels or to love their neighbors?

By Abu Amina Elias / 27 Jul 2013

Question:

Are Muslims taught to hate the infidels?

Answer:

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

The Prophet taught Muslims to love goodness for all creation, to treat people the way they would love to be treated, and to hate sinful deeds but not the sinners who commit them.

 

Determining the Times of Suhur and Iftar

By Ali-Gomaa.com / 25 Jul 2013

Question:

I live in a country where the fasting hours exceed 18 hours and I find it exhausting to keep with these long hours of fasting. What can I do?

 

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). 

 

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.

 

Fasting with less hunger, fatigue and thirst

By Alvin Chumari / 9 July 2013

Ramadan, a holy month for all Muslims, falls on the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is a time when Muslims are encouraged to practice self-restraint. This includes fasting or refraining from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk.

Make it a healthy Ramadan

Fasting during Ramadan carries a high risk of dehydration as food and drink are limited to before sunrise and after sunset. Furthermore, as fasting individuals are encouraged to wake up very early to have their Suhoor (or pre-dawn meal), sleep deprivation and dehydration can lead to headaches.

 

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.

 
 

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