Aug 9, 2010

Welcome to Ramadhan

Welcome to Ramadhan

Know the real meaning of Ramadan 
by Da'ee Ahmed Moait

peace4world123 | September 17, 2008
Da'ee Ahmed Moait begins with an opening session for Ramadan to introduce the Muslim to the basic concepts of this holy month which have been drowned in a sea of our own cultural diseases/habits.

Towards An Outstanding Ramadan 
Muhammad Alshareef
khalifahklothing | April 06, 2008

"O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed upon those before you in order that you may attain taqwaa [in general, it means 'God consciousness,' 'God awareness,' 'fear of God,' and so on]." [Soorah al-Baqarah (2):183]

Breaking the fast of Ramadhan 
by Abu Usama from the major sins siries

khalifahklothing | November 29, 2007
Breaking the fast of Ramadhan or not fasting in that month without a valid excuse.

The major sins are those acts which have been forbidden by Allah in the Quran and by His Messenger (PBUH) in the Sunnah and which have been made clear by the actions of the first righteous generation of Muslims, the Companions of the Prophet (s.a.w.s).

Allah (s.w.t) says concerning them in the Glorious Quran:
If you avoid the great sins which you are forbidden to do, We shall expiate from you your (small) sins, and admit you to a Noble Entrance (i.e. Paradise) [Quran 4:31]

Although the major sins are many, close to seventy according to Ibn 'Abbas (RA), the following hadeeth highlights the seriousness of such sins:

The Prophet (PBUH) said: "Avoid the seven things that doom a person to Hell." They said, "O Messenger of Allah, what are they?" He said, "Associating others with Allah (shirk); witchcraft (sihr); killing a soul whom Allah has forbidden to kill, except for a lawful reason; consuming riba; consuming the property of orphans; fleeing from the battlefield; and slandering chaste and innocent believing women." [Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 2615; Muslim, 89]

It is therefore of paramount importance that Muslims gains knowledge about these major sins and do their utmost to avoid them. In this major sins series, Imaam Abu Usamah goes through the book "Kitaab ul-Kabair" (Book of major sins) written by the great scholar of Islam, Imaam Adh-Dhahabi (rahimahullah) (d. 748 AH). Abu Usamah uses his dynamic and captivating style to expound upon each chapter of the book correcting any weak hadeeth that may be present. (more)

Advices about how to spend Ramadhan 
by Sheikh Mohammad Hassan
IslamzSuperior | July 29, 2010
The Glorious Month of Ramdhan, the month of fasting, is coming really soon.

So here are some advices about how to spend it well according to Islam and take benefit from it.

By our dear Sheikh Mohammad Hassan, may Allah keep him well.

Fasting From One's Desires 
by Bilal Assad 
khalifahklothing | July 07, 2008
Fasting From One's Desires - Bilal Assad (IISNA)

Fasting From One's Desires-Questions & Answers 
by Bilal Assad 

Virtues of Ramadan 
Sheikh Yasir Qadhi
khalifahklothing | September 04, 2008
Virtues of Ramadan"with
Shaikh: Yasir Qadhi
A new series of short programs highlighting the main lessons of the month of Ramadhan

The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wa sallam), during the time of Ramadan, stood up on a Minbar, called the Companions, gave them a Khutbah, and said, Oh people, know that a month is upon you. Know that you witnessing a month that Allah subhanahu wa taala has made sacred, that Allah subhanahu wa taala made obligatory to fast during its days and He has requested that you stand during its nights (its not obligatory, but it is rather good to do so).

Locked Up

This month, as said by the Prophet, is one that all of the doors of Hell are shut and chained, and all of the gates of Ramadan are opened, meaning that every opportunity to do good is opened up, you are safe from the fire of Hell, and go to Jannah. This is a month that the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wa sallam) has said that all of the evil Shayaateen are locked up, and they are not allowed to go around, whispering evil thoughts and this is a month that every single night, Allah suhanahu wa taala saves people who were destined to go to Hell, and this month has a day that is better that is better than a thousands months. This month is Ramadan.

The Preferred Month

Allah has preferred certain months over others, and Ramadan is the most preferred month in the sight of Allah.Realize that this month has been made very easy as the Shayaateen and gates of Hell are locked, and also realize that 100 percent of the evil deeds that you do in this month is solely from your soul. Therefore, Ramadan is a reflection of your soul.

The Three Ameens

One day, when the Prophet was giving the Friday Khutbah, he was climbing up the pulpit, which had three steps. When he climbed the first step, he said Ameen. Then he climbed up the second and said Ameen. Then he climbed up the third and said Ameen. So the companions were confused and said, Oh Messenger of Allah, we have never heard you say Ameen every time you climb a step. What is the reason for this? The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wa sallam) said, When I was climbing the pulpit, Jibreel came to me and told me, Oh Muhammad, anyone in your nation who manages to be alive when Ramadan comes and does not manage to get his sins forgiven, let him perish in the HellFire Say Ameen! So Muhammad said Ameen. Then when he climbed the second step, Jibreel said, Anyone who manages to catch Laylatul Qadr and does not managed to get his sins forgiven, may he perish in the HellFire Say Ameen! So the Prophet said Ameen and when the Prophet climbed the third step, Jibreel said to him, Oh Muhammad, anyone of your Ummah who manages to catch one of them or both, when they are elderly and they need his help and is not able to service them properly and get his sins forgiven, may he perish say Ameen! So the Prophet said Ameen. So three duas are made three golden opportunities that even the worst of men can get all of their sins erased by turning to Allah. Two of those opportunities are related to Ramadan the entire month and Laylatul Qadr. Therefore, if you cannot be righteous in this month, then there is no hope for you because there are no excuses.

Three ways to forgive all bad deeds:

So what do you have to do? The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wa sallam) mentioned three things and anyone of them will unconditionally forgive all of ones bad deeds: 1. Whoever fasts the entire month of Ramadan, believing in Allah and hoping for Allahs reward.
2. Standing up at night in Ramadan (ex. Taraweeh)
3. The night of Laylatul Qadr.


One more blessing of Ramadan is that it is the month when you perfect your fasting in it, and you can enter through a special door set aside for those who fast. The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wa sallam) said, In Jannah, there is a special door called Ar-Rayyan and Ar-Rayyan means that which will give you a lot of water, because the way to get to that is to deprive yourself of water (by fasting).

Ramadan has been put for you to achieve righteousness and piety this is the ultimate goal; Allah does not benefit when you tire yourself out. Rather, you are the one that benefit. May Allah make us among those whose sins are forgiven in this month, whose fasting is accepted, whose reading of the Quran is accepted, and whose Qiyyam is accepted, and may He make us among those who enter Jannah through the gate of Rayyan

Ramadan Check List 
by Yasir Qadhi
fatfatmidar | September 23, 2008

Welcome O Ramadan 
by Abu Hamza (IISNA)
khalifahklothing | July 30, 2009
Welcome O Ramadan - Abu Hamza (IISNA)

Welcome O Ramadan - Questions & Answers
Abu Hamza (IISNA) 
khalifahklothing | July 30, 2009
Welcome O Ramadan - Questions & Answers - Abu Hamza (IISNA)

Being pregnant & breast-feeding continuously, 
what should women do ? 
by Dr. Muhammad Salah
almudarris1430 | August 18, 2009
Fatawa Encyclopedia ::: Ask Huda ::: Dr. Muhammad Salah

Ramadan-Limited Time 
by Sheikh Bilal Danoun
shaykha | August 10, 2008
Questions & Answers on Ramadan: Sheikh Bilal Danoun

Understanding Ramadhan
A Day in the Life of an Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki
NiceIslam101 | August 12, 2009
Understanding Ramadhan: A Day in the Life of an Imam

Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki shares his daily experience during the month of Ramadan, the Islamic Holy month of Fasting.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and a time when Muslims across the world will fast from sunrise till sunset.

During Ramadan, Muslims celebrate the time when the verses of the Qur'an were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). This time begins on the night the first verses were revealed, a night known as Lailut ul-Qadr ('The Night of Power') which falls within the last 10 days of the month.
The month of Ramadan is a time for spiritual reflection, prayer, doing good deeds and spending time with family and friends. The fasting is intended to help teach Muslims self-discipline, self-restraint and generosity. It also reminds them of the suffering of the poor, who may rarely get to eat well.
Reading the Qur'an is an important part of Ramadan, and many Muslims will attempt to read the whole of the Qur'an at least once during the Ramadan period. Many will also attend special services in Mosques during which the Qur'an is read.

It is common to have one meal (known as the suhoor), just before sunrise and another (known as the iftar), directly after sunset. This meal will commonly consist of dates, following the example of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Because Ramadan is a time to spend with friends and family, the fast will often be broken by different Muslim families coming together to share in an evening meal.

At the end of the month, once fasting has been completed, a big celebration takes place known as 'Eid-ul-Fitr', the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast. During this celebration Muslims dress in their finest clothes, give gifts to children and spend time with their friends and family. At Eid it is obligatory to give a set amount of money to charity to be used to help poor people buy new clothes and food so they too can celebrate.

Do all Muslims have to fast during Ramadan?

Certain people are exempt from taking part in the Ramadan fast. Children under the age of puberty, the sick, the mentally handicapped, the elderly and anyone who would be putting their health at serious risk by fasting are not obliged to do so during Ramadan. There are also certain circumstances where people normally able to fast are unable to, such as when people are on a tiring journey or if a woman is pregnant (if her or her babies life will be at risk), and in these instances the person must make up the fast at a later date, or provide meals to the needy in order to make up for breaking the fast.

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