Ramadân Series: Part 6 – Zakâh Al-Fitr

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم The meaning of Zakâh Al-Fitr Shaykh Muhammad Al-Uthaymîn said: It is called sadaqah because it is an indicator of the truth – sidq – of a persons îmân, of the one who pays it. Its attachment to the word al-fitr is the attachment of something to its time, as is said:Continue reading “Ramadân Series: Part 6 – Zakâh Al-Fitr”

Ramadân Series: Part 5 – The Night of Decree (Laylatul-Qadr)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم What is Laylatul-Qadr The words qadr and qadar mean decree, majesty or high esteem. Thus, Laylatul-Qadr means the Night of Decree or the Night of Majesty. (Lisân al-‘Arab) It is called Laylatul-Qadr because of its great virtue and status, that is, its excellence in the sight of Allâh. Also, the ordainments aboutContinue reading “Ramadân Series: Part 5 – The Night of Decree (Laylatul-Qadr)”

Ramadân Series: Part 4 – The Sahûr (Pre-Dawn Meal)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم What is As-Sahûr Sahûr refers to the food or drink that is consumed by a person at the end of the night. It is called sahûr because it is consumed at the time of sahar which is the end of the night.  (Lisân al-‘Arab 4/351) The Sahûr is that which isContinue reading “Ramadân Series: Part 4 – The Sahûr (Pre-Dawn Meal)”

Ramadân Series: Part 3 – 15 Virtues Of Fasting

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم 1) Forgiveness & Paradise ﴿إِنَّ الْمُسْلِمِينَ وَالْمُسْلِمَـتِ وَالْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَـتِ وَالْقَـنِتِينَ وَالْقَـنِتَـتِ وَالصَّـدِقِينَ وَالصَّـدِقَـتِ وَالصَّـبِرِينَ وَالصَّـبِرَتِ وَالْخَـشِعِينَ وَالْخَـشِعَـتِ وَالْمُتَصَدِّقِينَ وَالْمُتَصَدِّقَـتِوالصَّـئِمِينَ والصَّـئِمَـتِ وَالْحَـفِظِينَ فُرُوجَهُمْ وَالْحَـفِـظَـتِ وَالذَكِـرِينَ اللَّهَ كَثِيراً وَالذَكِرَتِ أَعَدَّ اللَّهُ لَهُم مَّغْفِرَةً وَأَجْراً عَظِيماً﴾ Verily, the Muslims: men and women, the believers: men and women, the Qanit (obedient): men and the women,Continue reading “Ramadân Series: Part 3 – 15 Virtues Of Fasting”

Ramadân Series: Part 2 – The Categories Of People In Ramadân – Who Is Exempt, Who Must Make Up The Missed Days, Who Must Pay Fidyah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم 1) The prepubescent child Shaykh Muhammad Al-Uthaymîn said: The prepubescent child is not obliged to fast until he reaches puberty. This is based on the saying of the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم رُفِعَ الْقَلَمُ عَنْ ثَلَاثَةٍ عَنْ الصَّغِيرِ حَتَّى يَبْلُغَ وَعَنْ النَّائِمِ حَتَّى يَسْتَيْقِظَ وَعَنْ الْمُصَابِ حَتَّى يُكْشَفَ عَنْهُ‏. TheContinue reading “Ramadân Series: Part 2 – The Categories Of People In Ramadân – Who Is Exempt, Who Must Make Up The Missed Days, Who Must Pay Fidyah”

Ramadân Series: Part 1 – As-Siyâm, Ruling of Fasting in Ramadân, On Whom Its Obligatory, The Medical Benefits Of Fasting

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم The meaning of As-Siyâm (fasting) Shaykh Muhammad Al-Uthaymîn said: As-Siyâm in the language means ‘to refrain from a thing’. In the Shari’ah (Islamic Legislation) it means ‘to refrain from food, drink and the rest of the nullifiers, from the appearance of the second Fajr till the setting of the sun, inContinue reading “Ramadân Series: Part 1 – As-Siyâm, Ruling of Fasting in Ramadân, On Whom Its Obligatory, The Medical Benefits Of Fasting”

The Virtues & Rulings Related To The Month Of Sha’bân

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم When is Sha’bân The month of Sha’bân is the eighth month which follows the sacred month of Rajab. The deeds are taken up to Allâh in Sha’bân حَدَّثَنِي أُسَامَةُ بْنُ زَيْدٍ، قَالَ قُلْتُ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ لَمْ أَرَكَ تَصُومُ شَهْرًا مِنَ الشُّهُورِ مَا تَصُومُ مِنْ شَعْبَانَ ‏.‏ قَالَ ‏ “‏ ذَلِكَ شَهْرٌContinue reading “The Virtues & Rulings Related To The Month Of Sha’bân”

Be Grateful To Allâh & Always Ask Allâh for Steadfastness, Even If You’re Upon The Truth

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Imâm Al-Hasan ibn ‘Alî al-Barbahârî (d.329 AH) said: الحمد لله الذي هدانا للإسلام، ومنّ علينا به، وأخرجنا في خير أمّة، فنسأله التوفيق لما يحبّ ويرضى، والحفظ ممّا يكره ويسخط “All praise is due to Allâh who has guided us to Islâm, bestowed favour upon us with it and raised us inContinue reading “Be Grateful To Allâh & Always Ask Allâh for Steadfastness, Even If You’re Upon The Truth”

The Names of Allâh: 1) Al-Hayy & 2) Al-Qayyûm

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Al-Hayy & Al-Qayyûm Mentioned In The Qur’ân ٱللَّهُ لَآ إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ٱلۡحَيُّ ٱلۡقَيُّومُۚ… ٥٥٢ Allâh! La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), The Ever-Living, The Self-Subsisting. (Sûrah al-Baqarah 2:255) ٱللَّهُ لَآ إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ٱلۡحَيُّ ٱلۡقَيُّومُ ٢ Allâh! La ilaha illa Huwa (none has theContinue reading “The Names of Allâh: 1) Al-Hayy & 2) Al-Qayyûm”

The Obligation To Follow The Way Of The Salaf al-Sâlih (The Pious Predecessors)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم واتِّبَاعُ السَّلَفِ الصَّالِحِ وَاقْتِفَاءُ آثَارِهِمْ، وَالاسْتِغْفَارُ لَهُمْ And [required of the Muslims is] strict following of Salaf al-Sâlih and adhering to the knowledge and guidance which they left behind, and seeking forgiveness for them. (‘Abû Muhammad Ibn Abî Zaid al-Qayrawânî in his risâlah|d.389AH) – The meaning of the term ‘salaf’ ShaykhContinue reading “The Obligation To Follow The Way Of The Salaf al-Sâlih (The Pious Predecessors)”