In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most …

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

RAMADHAN

“O ye who believe,
fasting has been prescribed upon you
as it was prescribed upon those before you,
so that ye may learn self-restraint”

(Chapter:2, Verse:183)

General Recommendations

It is strongly recommended by Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) to observe these practices during Ramadan:

  • To have a light meal before the break of the dawn, known as Suhoor.

  • To eat three dates and have a drink of water right after sunset, saying this prayer: “O God! For Your sake we have fasted and now we break the fast with the food You have given us”.

  • To make your meals as light as possible because, as the Prophet put it, “The worst thing man can fill is his stomach”. (Al-Tirmidhi, no. 2380)

  • To exchange social visits and intensify humanitarian services.

  • To observe the supererogatory prayers known as Taraweeh.

  • To increase study and recitation of the Quran.

  • To exert the utmost in patience and humbleness.

  • To be extraordinarily cautious in using the senses, the mind and, especially, the tongue; to abstain from careless and gossipy chats & avoid all suspicious motions.

Reward for Fasting

Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) said,
that Allah Subhanahu-wa-Ta’ala said:

“All the deeds of man are for himself, except for fasting,
which is for Me and I shall reward it, Myself ”
(Al-Bukhaari, Al-Fath, no. 1904)

Virtues and Benefits of Fasting

Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) said,

“Whoever fasts Ramadan out of faith and with the hope of reward,
all his previous sins will be forgiven.”
(Al-Bukhari, Fath, no. 37)

Fasting will intercede for a person on the Day of Judgment,
and will say,
O Lord! I prevented him from
his food and physical desires during the day,
so let me intercede for him.
(Reported by Ahmad, 2/174)

The smell that comes from the mouth of a fasting person
is preferred by Allah than the scent of musk.
(Muslim, 2/807)

Whoever fasts one day for the sake of Allah,
Allah will remove him a distance of seventy years’ from the Hell-fire.
(Muslim, 2/808)

Whoever fasts one day, seeking the pleasure of Allah,
if that is the last day of his life,
he will enter Paradise.
(Reported by Ahmad, 5/391)

In Paradise there is a gate called al-Rayyaan,
through which those who fast will enter,
and no one will enter it except them;
when they have entered,
it will be locked,
and no-one else will enter through it.
(Al-Bukhari, Fath, no. 1797)

The Night of Glory/Power

Verily, We have sent it (this Quran) down in the night of Al-Qadr.
(Decree)

The night of Al-Qadr is better than a thousand months
{i.e. worshipping Allah in that night
is better than worshipping Him
a thousand months,which is 83 years & 4 months.}

Therein descend the angels and the Ruh [ Jibrael (Gabrial)]
by Allah’s Permission with all Decrees.
(All that night), there is Peace
and Goodness from Allah to his believing slaves)
until the appearance of dawn.
(Chapter: 97)

What to do in the Night of Glory/Power

Narrated Aisha (r.a.a.), Allah’s messenger (s.a.w.) said,

“Search for the night of Qadr
in the odd nights of
the last ten nights of Ramadan.”
(Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol: 3, Hadith no: 234)

Aisha (r.a.a.) narrated, I asked Allah’s Messenger (s.a.w.),

“What should I do if I find the night of Qadr”

The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) replied,

“Pray to Allah: O our Lord!
You are the most Forgiving,
You love to forgive, so forgive us.”
(Al-Bukhari & Muslim)

May Allah

Give us the strength & patience
to fast during the whole month of Ramadan.

Accept all our fasts in this holy month.

Give us the opportunity
to worship in the night of Qadr
and accept our worshipping.

Help us to continue all the good deeds
we do in this holy month.

Aameen!

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  1. sk

    Happy birthday to a special friend!
    Although I haven’t known you many years,
    Perhaps because you’ve dried so many tears,
    Pleasure reigns as I these greetings send.
    Your happiness should last till all things end!
    Because you’ve been so sweet and understanding–
    In toughest times you’ve made me laugh and smile–
    Rejoice in your own specialness awhile:
    This I’m not requesting but demanding!
    How else to make yourself the celebration,
    Doing what does not come naturally?
    Always your concern has been for me,
    Yet now you must endure my adoration!

  2. jummy bear

    sweet kiss?
    smooth kriminal?
    sassy kat?

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