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  • Fasting children and the role of the parents

    The practice and spirit of fasting should be engrained in children so that it comes natural and effortless for them as they reach adulthood. The month of Ramadan is a time of excitement, socializing, and devotion. As we take care of the spiritual and social part of ourselves during this special month, it is important to remember to also focus some.. More

  • Spiritual & physical well-being through fasting

    Al-Bukhari, may Allah have mercy upon him, has reported that the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: "Paradise has eight gates and one of them is Ar-Rayyaah through which none will enter but those who observe fasting." As-Suyooti, may Allah have mercy upon him, has reported that Al-Haarith Ibn Kalda, may Allah have mercy.. More

  • Nullifiers of fasting

    The following acts, when done knowingly and deliberately in the days of Ramadan, will invalidate the fast. In addition to being considered great sins, a person committing one of these acts will have to continue fasting the rest of the day that he/she committed it, and he/she is also required to take certain measures of reconciliation as indicated below... More

  • Beyond rituals: The ultimate goals and intents of Hajj – IV

    Worldly and otherworldly benefits Muslims view the material world as a bridge to the Hereafter. A Muslim needs this world and employs it to achieve his legitimate this-worldly and other-worldly goals. To that effect, a Muslim does not renounce, disdain or withdraw from this world. Rather, he partakes of it, controls and harnesses it but never allows.. More

  • The attitude of the Prophet towards his family during Hajj

    There are many examples, which show the Prophet's, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, kindness to his family and relatives. However, it must be emphasized that the Prophet's, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, household shared with the people what they learned from him. 'Aa'ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, was reported to have said to the Prophet,.. More

  • Beyond rituals: The ultimate goals and intents of Hajj – III

    Submitting to Allah: Going all the way A Muslim is, by definition, one that honors the Religion of Allah and places it before anything else. He or she never allows contradicting human's views to take precedence over Allah's Commands. A Muslim sees the Sharee'ah (Islamic Law) as infallible; accepts and submits to all of its dictations even when it is.. More

  • Beyond rituals: The ultimate goals and intents of Hajj – II

    Emigrating to Allah One may look at Hajj as a physical-spiritual journey to Allah, because in essence, a pilgrim parts with his loved ones, wealth and work and heads to the Sacred Places hoping for Allah's reward and forgiveness. Hajj is also a way of commitment in which one demonstrates his/her determination to freeing one's self from wrong and bad,.. More

  • Beyond rituals: The ultimate goals and intents of Hajj – I

    Allah All-Mighty Says in the Noble Quran (what means): “And proclaim to the people Hajj [the pilgrimage]; they will come to you on foot and on every lean camel; they will come from every distant pass. That they may witness benefits for themselves and mention the Name of Allah on known days over what He has provided for them of [sacrificial] animals... More

  • The Prophet's successful leadership and benevolence during Hajj

    Allah, Almighty, gave the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, perfect moral values. He, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, therefore fulfilled all the requirements of ideal benevolence and successful leadership. People came to him with open hearts. They raced to perform the Hajj with him when they learned of his intention to perform this important pillar.. More

  • Why we don’t go to Hajj -II

    The irony Even with the high cost of a Hajj trip, with all the accommodations and fees and services, the irony of the Western Muslim family is that many actually do have the financial ability to go to Hajj. The problem for them is not how much money they have but how much is left over. These families have plenty of money, praise is (due) to Allah,.. More

  • Why we don’t go to Hajj -I

    Each year, millions of people around the world travel by land, sea and air to make the obligatory pilgrimage to Makkah. We know friends and family that are going to Hajj and we make sure to wish them well at the Mosque or even see them off at the airport. Sometimes we make special house calls to visit a friend at home before he leaves; we ask that he.. More

  • After Ramadan

    Ramadan is just around the corner. It will be a great blessing for those of us who live to see it and pick its invaluable fruits. It is a time of Taqwa (piety), of Eeman (faith), and of Ihsaan (excellence). Its time for renovation of faith, for renewal of our pledge to Allah Almighty, for refueling our soul for the onslaughts the next year holds for.. More

  • Making up missed days of fasting

    Excuses that exempt a person from Fasting: It is from the mercy of Allah and the easiness of the religion that we are allowed to break the fast if there is any danger, hardship or difficulty in it. Allah Says (what means): "...He (Allah) has chosen you and has not placed upon you in the religion any difficulty..." [Quran 22:7.8] It is allowed.. More

  • Tips to maintaining your Prayer - II

    6. Train yourself to be enthusiastic about the Prayer Rest assured that your enthusiasm to every matter is based upon your quickness or slowness in performing it. Thus, if you were to come to it early and quickly, you would find yourself forthcoming and spirited in performing it. However, were you to come to it lethargically, you would find it burdensome.. More

  • Tips to maintaining your Prayer - I

    Allah Almighty Says (what means): "And the Prayer is a difficult matter except upon those who fear Allah; who are certain that they will meet their Lord, and that they will return to Him."[Quran 2:45-46] The uniqueness of the Prayer lies in the fact that it is repeated not once a year or a month nor a day, but indeed five times a day. It.. More

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