Ramadan is a period when we cut ourselves off from the world and its allure. We strengthen our relationship with Allah. We fast, we pray more, we read the Qur'an more and reflect on its message and connect with it. We stay up late for the night prayers and sleep less. We seclude ourselves in the masjid. We seek out the Night of Majesty. We become in essence the perfect Muslim. The month of Ramadan is a process of self-cleansing. We should use the habits learnt in our everyday life. Learn how to continue these practices after Ramadan.Read More
Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan and is a day of thanksgiving and celebration. We spend Ramadan fasting, supplicating and reciting the Quran. The experience of Ramadan makes it celebrated with the great excitement. The day is marked by the Eid prayer performed by the entire community,Read More
One may miss fasts during the month of Ramadan due to a variety of reasons; old age, illness, being a traveller etc. When this happens out of necessity, the person has to make up his fasts as soon as he possible. Here is what to do when in the situation.Read More
Sadaqat ul-Fitr is the charity we give towards the end of Ramadan. It was instilled upon us by the Prophet Muhammed (SAW) the same year the Ramadan fast was made obligatory for all Muslims.
Sadaqat ul-Fitr is a way to atone for mistakes we make over the course of Ramadan so as to make our fast more acceptable to Allah. It is also a means to make people spend for the sake of our Rabb, thereby helping the needy and less privileged obtain basic necessities required to take part in the Eid celebration.Read More
Laylatul Qadr is one day, every year. The night will occur in one of the five odd nights of the last 10 nights of Ramadan. The exact time it will happen is a mystery. Praying on this night is better than praying for a thousand months. Here is how we can make the most of it.Read More
One of the special deeds of Ramadan is I'tikaf. It simply means the seclusion of one's self in the masjid, for the sole purpose of worshipping Allah, leaving the affairs of this dunya. Through I'tikaf, one attains peace of mind, as he engages in various acts of worship, seeks repentance and Allah's forgiveness.Read More