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My Problem with Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories – Imam Zaid Shakir

Fasting and Ramadan Tips and Advice (Naseeha) Topical and Current Affairs

Imam Zaid Shakir is a Muslim American scholar and co-founder of Zaytuna College in Berkeley, California. He teaches courses on Arabic, law, history, and Islamic spirituality.  There are a large number of books that discuss the coming of the Antichrist, known to Muslims as the Dajjal (The Great Deceiver). One can spend a lifetime studying […]

The rulings of Sadaqah al-Fitr

Fasting and Ramadan Zakat & Charity

  The following is a detailed essay on the rulings of Sadaqah al-Fitr, written by Mufti Faraz Adam. The great Hanafi jurist Ibn al-Humaam mentions, “Sadaqah al-fitr is compulsory upon every free Muslim.” (Sharh fath al-qadeer 2/285 Dar al-kutub al-ilmiyyah) All the scholars base their opinion on the following: Abdullah Ibn ‘Umar (Allah be pleased with him) […]

Homeless to be fed at end of Ramadan

Fasting and Ramadan

30th July 2013     Muslim volunteers will host a ‘Feed the Homeless’ event on Preston Flag Market on Saturday at 7.30pm.  The Islamic holy month of Ramadan is a special time for fasting, spiritual reflection and giving across the world. Preston’s Muslim community has been fasting from dawn until dusk, a period of around […]

Virtues of fasting in summer’s heat

Fasting and Ramadan

This  following is from Ibn Rajab’s section in “Lata’if Al-Ma’arif” (p. 272-273) about the virtues of fasting during hot days : “From the acts of worship whose reward is multiplied during the heat is fasting, and this is because of the thirst that one experiences in the midday heat.”   This is why Mu’adh Bin […]

Ramadan and Purification

Fasting and Ramadan

By Shaykh Hamza Yusuf The month of Ramadan is a special time for purifying oneself, the greatest opportunity to implement the discussions and cures with regard to the heart. In fact, this is the purpose, blessing, and secret of the month. It is a remarkable event when the new moon of Ramadan is sighted, when […]

I’m Not a Muslim, but Ramadan Changed Me

Fasting and Ramadan

By Charlotte Dando– Interfaith Activist based in the UK 22 Aug 2012  My apartment is located in between three of the area’s most frequented bars. At 3 a.m. on a Sunday, I can hear the remainder of Saturday night’s revelers as they pass my window; singing, chatting and shouting under the street lights. I’ve never […]

Ramadan fasting dilemma when sun never sets

Fasting and Ramadan

By Mark Bosworth  18 Aug 2012 BBC World Service, Rovaniemi, Finland Land of the midnight sun: the day is more than 20 hours long during summer in northern Finland Practising Muslims across the world are observing Ramadan. For one month, they are fasting between first light and sunset. But what do Muslims do in a […]

How do we end our Ramadan?

Eid Fasting and Ramadan

By Amatullah All Praise and Thanks is for Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted is He) who has blessed us with witnessing yet another Ramadan! The Prophet ﷺ (peace be upon him) said that actions are judged by their ending [Bukhari]. So while many of us have started preparing for Eid, we should also make sure that we end this […]

The Importance of Sadaqat-ul-Fitr

Eid Fasting and Ramadan Zakat & Charity

Rasulullâh Sallallâhu ‘alayhi wasallam said: “The fast remains suspended between Heaven and Earth until the fitrah is paid.” Sadaqatul fitr [fitra] is compulsory charity which becomes payable on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. Fitr means to break fast or to refrain from fasting. Hence the Eid after the fasts of Ramadhân is called Eid-ul-Fitr, as it […]

The True Spirit of Ramadan: Beyond Hunger and Thirst

Fasting and Ramadan

By Aslam Abdullah He told me that his calendar was full for the month of Ramadan as he was unable to join us for an iftar with the poor and the needy of the area. We thought, we would have Ramadan differently this year. We thought we would invite some needy Muslim families at our home and share with them the meal that we […]

Laylatul Qadr

Fasting and Ramadan

By Shaykh Mufti Muhammad Shafi‘ Translated by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Haroon Abasoomar Because the lifespan of this ummah compared to the other ummahs is short, Allāh, through His grace has specified a night in which the reward for His worship is multiplied up to more than a thousand months. However Allāh has kept its exact […]

The rules of I’tikaf

Fasting and Ramadan

By Shaykh Mufti Muhammad Shafi‘ Translated by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Haroon Abasoomar I’tikaf means: to remain in the musjidwith the intention ofi’tikaf. One may only leave the musjid to fulfil those needs that cannot be fulfilled inside the musjid, e.g. to go to the toilet, to make wudhu, to take a wâjib ghusl (obligatory bath) etc. It is sunnah muakkadah ‘alal kifayah to observe i’tikaf during the last […]

I’tikaf in Ramadan

Fasting and Ramadan

Al-Muwatta’ of Imam Malik  by Imam Malik ibn Anas Translated by: Ustadha Aisha Bewley   19.0 I’tikaf in Ramadan 19.1 Concerning I’tikaf (Retreat) 1 Yahya related to me from Malik from d to me from Malik from Ibn Shihab from ‘Urwa ibn az-Zubayr from ‘Amra bint ‘Abd ar-Rahman that ‘A’isha, the wife of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and […]

The Night Of Power: Special Gift For Muslims

Fasting and Ramadan

‘Al-Qadr: Equal To A Thousand Nights’ THE chapter (surah) on the Night of Power (Al-Qadr) was revealed in Makkah, and its basic theme is honoring the revelation of this blessed book, the Holy Quran. The Night of Power or honour is a special gift only to the community (Ummah) of Islam. The night is one […]

Truth is the Night of Power

Fasting and Ramadan

Maulana Rumi (raheemullah)   Truth is the Night of Power, hidden amid the other nights so the soul may try each one. Not all nights are the Night of Power, yet all nights aren’t empty of it either.   Haqq Shab-e Qadrast dar shab-hâ nehân tâ konad jân har shabi-râ emtehân Nah hameh shab-hâ bovad […]

I’TIKAF – “The Spiritual Retreat”

Fasting and Ramadan

The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) is reported to have said:  “The persons who secludes himself (in the Masjid in I’tikaf) in true faith and hope (for the reward of Allah), all of his previous sins shall be forgiven.” (Kanzul Ummal, Hadith 24007)  The meaning of Itikaf is to […]