ramadan

Prophet’s Love for the Blessed Ramadan

The Prophet’s [sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam] initial act was to love Ramadan and make dua for its attainment. It is in Imam Tibraani’s Aowsat and Musnad Bazaar that as soon as he would see the moon of the month of Rajab He would supplicate: “Oh Allah make Rajab and Shabaan blessed for us and grant …

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The Prophet and the Month of Ramadan (Ramadhan)

Today we talk about the Prophet and the Month of Ramadan (Ramadhan). Fasting became obligatory on a Monday: Monday not only has the virtue of being the day in which Allah’s messenger arrived in this world but it is also the day in which the fasts of Ramadan became obligatory. “On Monday, the second day …

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fasting

Fasting on the day of doubt; No fast when in doubt

Not fasting when in doubt: Fasting is based on the moon. Consequently the ‎Prophet [sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam] made special ‎arrangements to sight it. If the moon was sighted He ‎‎[sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam] would fast and If the moon could not be sighted due to clouds the Prophet [sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam] would not begin …

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Preparing for Ramadan in the month of Shaban

The Prophet [sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam] would prepare for Ramadan in the month of Shaban. It is narrated from Syeda Aisha that apart from Ramadan the month in which He [sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam] fasted the most was Shaban. “The Prophet [sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam] would fast the most in the month of Shaban.” One …

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Tafsir

Tafsir al quran karim; Detailed explanation of Quran

A Tafsir is an exegesis; a detailed explanation.               With relation to the Holy Quran, a Tafsir serves the function of contextualizing a particular verse thereby making it easy to understand the wisdom and message contained in a verse making them easily applicable to one’s life. For example, many …

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taharah

What is Taharah in Islam? Meaning of ‎cleanliness?‎

Taharah means purity; cleanliness. Keeping oneself in the state ‎of Taharah is essential for both men and women. When a ‎Muslim is not clean and unable to perform daily religious ‎obligations, he/she is in the state of nijasa (impure; unclean). It ‎is obligatory for Muslims to become clean as soon as possible. ‎ Types of …

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quran

Al Quran kareem introduction القران الكريم

The Holy Quran is the last Book of Guidance from Allah sent via the Archangel Jibrail to the Prophet of all Prophets, Muhammad [PBUH]. Allah revealed the Holy quran over the span of 23 years. It was revealed orally upon the Prophet [PBUH] and not a single word is of the Prophet [PBUH]’s himself. Every …

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Hadith

SUNNAH and Hadith Difference between Quran and hadith

The Holy Sunnah refers to the example/act of the Prophet and Hadith (pl. aHadith) refers to his holy sayings. In Sura an‐Najm, Allah reveals about the Prophet: “Your Prophet does not speak from himself. His every word is inspired and revealed by Allah. He was taught by the Mighty Powerful…” The holy Qur’an, Surah 53, …

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