Category: Ramadan & Fasting

Is Bankruptcy a Good Idea for You?

The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, asked, “Do you know who the bankrupt are?” They said, “The one without money or goods is bankrupt.” So the Prophet said, “The bankrupt are those from my followers who comes on…

The Day of Ashura

Ibn Abbas was asked about observing of fast on the day of Ashura, whereupon he said: I do not know Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) singling out any day’s fast and considering it more excellent than another, except this day (the day of Ashura), and this month (the month of Ramada).” (Muslim)
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) fasted the tenth and intended to fast the ninth. Based on this, there are different ways of fasting ‘Ashoora’, the least of which is to fast the tenth only, but it is better to fast the ninth as well. The more one fasts in Muharram, the better.

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,…