Category: Ramadan & Fasting

The Fast on the Day of ‘Arafah

The Prophet Muhammad  has urged people to fast this day. Abu Qataadah narrated that the Prophet Muhammad  was asked about observing the fast on the day of ‘Arafah, he replied: “’Arafah’s fasting removes the sins of two years: the last and thecoming year.”[Narrated by…

Days of Dhul-Hijjah: Ethics & Morals

A Muslim has to seize every opportunity that could bring him closer to Allah. Among the special seasons of worship are the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, which Allah has preferred over all the other days of the year. Ibn…

After Ramadan?

Allaah, the Most High, says “…Verily, As-Salat (the prayer) prevents from Al-Fahsha and Al-Munkar…”[1] Imaam ibn Katheer said, “Abu Al-`Aliyah said, “Prayer has three attributes, and any prayer that contains none of these attributes is not truly prayer: Being done…

Maintaining Fasting as a Habit After Ramadan

Indeed, it is a noble intention to sustain fasting as a habit after Ramadan. However, you might know that there are specific fastings that are recommended after Ramadan such as six days of Shawwal, three days every month (11, 12, 13 or 13,…

Thawban reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Fasting the month of Ramadan is like ten months of fasting and fasting six days of Shawwal is like two months of fasting, so those together is like fasting a year.” Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah 2115 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to As-Suyuti

The Six Days of Shawwal

Abû Ayyûb al-Ansârî relates that Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) says: “Whoever fasts the month of Ramadan and then follows it with six days of fasting in the month of Shawwâl, it will be as if he had fasted…

The Soul Point of Ramadhaan

For the ninth time this year, the moon goes round the Earth, wrapping it and all who dwell on it in a period of mercy, of extra closeness to Allaah Almighty. The month of fasting connects terrestrial bodies to extraterrestrial…

The Prophet During the Last Ten Nights

‘Aa’ishah  reported: “When the last ten days of Ramadhaan came, the Prophet would stay up all night, wake his family and gird his loins”. [Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]. In the book of Imaam Muslim the narration read: “He strove hard and girded his loins”. Imaam Ibn…