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”

The Importance of Prayer (Salâh)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم The 5 daily prayers were made obligatory during the Prophets Miraculous Night Journey (Al-Isrâ wa Al-Mi’râj) The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: فَأَوْحَى اللَّهُ إِلَىَّ مَا أَوْحَى فَفَرَضَ عَلَىَّ خَمْسِينَ صَلاَةً فِي كُلِّ يَوْمٍ وَلَيْلَةٍ فَنَزَلْتُ إِلَى مُوسَى صلى الله عليه وسلم فَقَالَ مَا فَرَضَ رَبُّكَ عَلَى أُمَّتِكَ قُلْتُ خَمْسِينَContinue reading “The Importance of Prayer (Salâh)”

Eating Meat Is From The Sunnah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Allâh has permitted that which is Halâl [lawful] & Tayyib [pure] ﴿يـأَيُّهَا النَّاسُ كُلُواْ مِمَّا فِى الاٌّرْضِ حَلَـلاً طَيِّباً وَلاَ تَتَّبِعُواْ خُطُوَتِ الشَّيْطَـنِ إِنَّهُ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ مُّبِينٌ ﴾ O mankind! Eat of that which is lawful and good on the earth, and follow not the footsteps of Shaytân (Satan). Verily, heContinue reading “Eating Meat Is From The Sunnah”

The Etiquette of Using The Bathroom

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ، قَالَ مَرَّ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ بِقَبْرَيْنِ جَدِيدَيْنِ فَقَالَ ‏ “‏ إِنَّهُمَا لَيُعَذَّبَانِ وَمَا يُعَذَّبَانِ فِي كَبِيرٍ أَمَّا أَحَدُهُمَا فَكَانَ لاَ يَسْتَنْزِهُ مِنْ بَوْلِهِ وَأَمَّا الآخَرُ فَكَانَ يَمْشِي بِالنَّمِيمَةِ ‏”‏ Ibn ‘Abbâs said:”The Messenger of Allâh (ﷺ)passed by two new graves, and he said: ‘TheyContinue reading “The Etiquette of Using The Bathroom”