Category: Ramadan & Fasting

Fasting, Benefits & Health (+Video)

….Research suggests there are major health benefits to caloric restriction. Benefits include reduced risks of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, insulin resistance, immune disorders, and more generally, the slowing of the aging process, and the potential to increase maximum life span.[1]…

Sharing Ramadan Resource Guide 2012 (+Video)

SHARING RAMADAN RESOURCE GUIDE 2012 Welcome letter Guide to organizing an Iftar Islam & Muslims FAQ Ramadan FAQ Appendix Sample event program Sample media advisory “Welcome to our fast-breaking” brochure Sample newspaper ad READ ALL AT: Sharing Ramadan Resource Guide 2012    …

Springfield family prepares for Ramadan

Springfield resident Tahirah Amatul-Wadud is a lawyer, a wife and a mother of six. For her, the month of Ramadan, a time when Muslims fast from dawn until sunset, is all about achieving balance in her life. The fast, which…

The Extra Six Days of Fasting?

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) explained this when he said: “Whoever fasts for six days after (Eid) al-Fitr has completed the year: (whoever does a good deed (hasanah) will have ten hasanah like it).” According…

The Prophet During the Last Ten Nights

Aa’ishah, may Allaah be pleased with her, reported: “When the last ten days of Ramadhaan came, the Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam would stay up all night, wake his family and gird his loins”. [Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]. In the book of…

The Last Ten Nights of Ramadhaan

It was narrated on the authority of ‘Aa’ishah, may Allaah be pleased with her, that she said, “When the last ten days of Ramadhaan would come, the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to tighten his lower garment belt, spend the…

The Sack-full of Perfume

Let us return to the commentary on the hadith of Harith, where he Prophet speaks of what will rescue a servant from the Foe: “And [God] enjoins upon you the fast. Verily, the similitude of that is a man carrying…

Thomas Jefferson’s Iftar (Islam)

Thomas Jefferson’s Iftar “Ramadan,” said President Obama at a White House iftar dinner in 2010, “is a reminder that Islam has always been a part of America. The first Muslim ambassador to the United States, from Tunisia, was hosted by…