He is the Originator of the heavens and the earth. How can He have a
child when He has never had a consort? He has created everything and
has full knowledge of all things.
Such is God, your Lord; there is no deity other than Him, the Creator
of all things, so worship Him alone. He is the Guardian of everything.
No power of vision can encompass Him, whereas He encompasses all
vision; He is above all comprehension, yet is all-aware. (6:101-103)Peace be upon you!
When does Ramadan take place?
Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar, which is based on a 12 mo
shorter than the solar year, each lunar month moves 11 days earlier each year
return to the same season. This year, the month long fast of Ramadan is set to
on the sighting of the first crescent of the new moon. Starting on May 15th, M
search the sky for the new crescent, or in some cases, they will follow a pre-d
Muslims fast from pre-dawn until sunset, as a means to grow in God-conscio
The Length and Purpose of Fasting
Muslims fast from pre-dawn to sunset, a fast of between 11-16 hours depend
entails forgoing food and drink, and if married, abstaining from sex during th
physically and spiritually by avoiding any negative acts such as gossiping, bac
self-reflection, and spiritual improvement. Ramadan is also a highly social tim
The ultimate goal of fasting is gaining greater God-consciousness, in Arabic,
a person should gain discipline, self-restraint and a greater incentive to do goo
Muslim’s holy book, which began during the month of Ramadan, Muslims at
mosques to hold special prayers during which the entire Qur’an is recited by t
Ramadan is considered the holiest month of the year for Muslims. In
Ramadan, Muslims fast from food and drink during the sunlit hours as a
means of learning self-control, gratitude, and compassion for those less
ortunate. Ramadan is a month of intense spiritual rejuvenation with a
heightened focus on devotion, during which Muslims spend extra time
eading the Qur’an and performing special prayers. Those unable to fast,
uch as pregnant or nursing women, the sick, or elderly people and children,
re exempt from fasting.
onth lunar year of approximately 354 days. Because the lunar year is 11 days
. It takes 33 solar years for the lunar months to complete a full cycle and
o begin on May 16th, 2018. The month traditionally begins and ends based
Muslims throughout the United States and the rest of the world will begin to
determined date based on astronomical calculation. During this month,
ousness and moral excellence.
ding on the time of year for a period of 29-30 days. The fast of Ramadan
he fasting hours. For Muslims, Ramadan is a time to train themselves both
ckbiting, lying or arguing. Muslims welcome Ramadan as an opportunity for
me as Muslims invite each other to break fast together and meet for prayers at
taqwa, signifying a state of constant awareness of God. From this awareness
od and avoid wrong. In commemoration of the revelation of the Qur’an,
tempt to read the entire book during Ramadan and gather nightly at
the end of the month
https://ing.org/ramadan-information-sheet/ Continue reading “When does Ramadan take place?”
Allah’s Messenger (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Keep away from ill-thinking, because ill-thinking is the greatest falsehood.” [Sahih Bukhari]
A person thinks of others as they are themselves. A man was on his way to the Masjid to pray Tahajjud when he saw a man coming from the direction of the Masjid. He thought, “Oh, that pious man beat me to Tahajjud. I must have missed the prayer!” The other man was not returning from the Masjid but was actually a robber on his way to rob a house. When he saw the man going to the Masjid he thought, “Look at that smart aleck robber returning from the house that I planned to rob!” Continue reading “Roses or Thorns”
Ibn Abbas (radi Allahu anhu) narrated that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The pious offspring who casts a single look of affection at his parents receives a reward from Allah equal to the reward of an accepted Hajj.” The people enquired: “O Prophet of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam), if someone casts a hundred such glances of love and affection at his parents, what then?” The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Yes, indeed, even if one does so a hundred times a day, he will get a hundred fold reward. Allah is far greater than you imagine and is completely free from petty narrow mindedness.” [Sahih Muslim] Continue reading “Glance of Love”
Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Indeed among the excellence of a person’s Islam is that he leaves alone that which does not concern him.” [Chapters on Zuhd: Jami At-Tirmidhi]
Abstinence from needless talk and meaningless activity is a necessary requirement of good faith and an adornment of personality which lends beauty to the faith of the person concerned.
In Fayd ul Qadeer, the author writes, “It is understood from this that from a man’s deficiency in his religion is his indulging in that which does not concern him. What should concern him is all that relates to his salvation in the Hereafter, that being Islam, emaan, and ihsan. In this way he stays safe from all forms of evil… Part of that which does not concern the worshipper is his learning fields of knowledge of lesser importance whilst leaving knowledge of greater importance, like the person who abandons knowledge which causes benefit to himself and engages himself in learning that which he could correct others with. Continue reading “Leave Alone what doesn’t Concern you”
Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman (radi Allahu anhu) narrated that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Islam will wear out as embroidery on a garment wears out, until no one will know what fasting, prayer, (pilgrimage) rites and charity are. The Quran will disappear in one night, and not one verse of it will be left on earth. And there will be some people left, old men and old women who will say, ‘We saw our fathers saying these words: la ilaha illa Allah, so we say them too.’”
“Silah asked Hudhayfah, ‘What will saying la ilaha illa Allah do for them when they do not know what prayer, fasting, (pilgrimage) rites and charity are?’ Hudhayfah ignored him; then Silah repeated his question three times, and each time Hudhayfah ignored him. Finally he answered, ‘O Silah, it will save them from Hell,’ and said it three times.” [The Chapters on Tribulations: Sunan Ibn Majah]
This indicates that in the last days, knowledge will be taken from the people, and even the Quran will disappear from the Mushafs and from people’s hearts. People will be left without knowledge. Only old people will tell them that they used to hear people saying la ilaha illa Allah; and they will repeat it to feel close to Allah. So it will give them some blessing, even if they do not have any good deeds or beneficial knowledge. Knowledge will be taken away from men and ignorance will increase during the last days. Ignorance and misguidance will increase until the end of time, as in the hadith of the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam): “The Hour will not come upon anyone who says, ‘Allah, Allah’; it will only come upon the most evil of men.”
Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Verily, Constantinople shall be conquered, its commander shall be the best commander ever and his army shall be the best army ever.”
Muhammad Al-Fateh was the Conqueror of Constantinople. Constantinople is a city connecting the Mediterranean with the Black Sea, and Asia with Europe. It was considered the best global trade center in the medieval ages. About it, Napoleon said: “If the world was one kingdom, there would be no better city befitting to be its capital than Constantinople.” Because of its strategic location and the hadith of Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam), Muslims tried to conquer the city for over 800 years, through 10 attempts. The first was by Othman Bin Affan (radi Allahu anhu), the second and third by Moawiya Bin Abi Sufiyan, the fourth by Sulaiman Bin Abdul-Malik and the fifth by Harun Al-Rashid. There were several other attempts, until Muhammad Al-Fateh conquered it. To conquer it he accomplished the incredible feat of dragging 70 naval ships for 5 km over land on greased tree trunks in one night, landing in the sea right in front of the city walls by dawn.
When asked about his capabilities and how he managed the conquest, he replied: “I have two traits: 1) a heart as hard as a rock that does not rest until I achieve what I want. 2) an eye that cries out of fear of Allah (subhana wa ta’ala). So how could I not achieve victory?”
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