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Category: Islamic Calendar

The Significance of Shawwal & 6 Nafl Fast

The Significance of Shawwal & 6 Nafl Fast

THE SIX NAFL FASTS OF SHAWWAL Hazrat Abî Ayyub Radiallâhu anhu relates that Rasulullâh Sallallâhu ‘alayhi wasallam has said: “Whoever fasted the full month of Ramadhân and then follows it with six soum[fasts] of Shawwâl, is like the person who has fasted the full year.” (Sahih Muslim) In another Hadîth it is related that by […]

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Shawwal: What to Do On Eid Night, Eid Day, and During the Month

Shawwal: What to Do On Eid Night, Eid Day, and During the Month

By Mufti Taqi Usmani Beginning of the Ashur-ul-Hajj Eid-ul-fitr The Night Preceding ‘Eid-ul-Fitr’ Before Going to Eid Prayer Sadaqat-ul-fitr The ‘Eid Prayer How to Perform Eid Prayer Khutbah: The Address of ‘Eid-ul-fitr Six Fasts in the Month of Shawwal Beginning of the Ashur-ul-Hajj Shawwal is the first of the three months named as “Ashhur al-Hajj” […]

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The Month of Rajab

The Month of Rajab

By Mufti Taqi Usmani Rajab is the seventh month in the Islamic lunar calendar. This month was regarded as one of the sacred months (Al-Ashhur-al-hurum) in which battles were prohibited in the days of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) . It is also a prelude to the month of […]

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The Month of Muharram

The Month of Muharram

By Mufti Taqi Usmani Muharram is the month with which the Muslims begin their lunar Hijrah Calendar. It is one of the four sanctified months about which the Holy Quran says, “The number of the months according to Allah is twelve (mentioned) in the Book of Allah on the day He created heavens and the […]

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shaban

Shaban – Laylatul bara’ah: Merits, Do’s and Dont’s

By Mufti Taqi Usmani What is Shaban? The Night of Bara’ah – What Should be Done in this Night? – What Should Not be Done in This Night Fast of the 15th Shaban What is Shaban? Shaban is one of the meritorious months for which we find some particular instructions in the Sunnah of Prophet […]

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Rabi al-Awwal:  Humanity has been blessed in this month by the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam)

Rabi al-Awwal: Humanity has been blessed in this month by the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam)

By Mufti Taqi Usmani From Superstitions into Light Islamic Celebrations No Birthdays The Origins of Christmas Original Islamic Resources What is Wrong with These Celebrations The Transformation of Christmas The Religion is Complete Disagreement About Date Contemporary Seerah Meetings and Shariah Real Message of Seerah From Superstitions into Light Rabi al-Awwal is the most significant […]

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Significance of Sha'ban

Significance of Sha’ban

The Month of Sha’ban is another great month in the life of a believer, closest to Ramadan in the virtues and benefits it offers. Upon its arrival we must make thanks and shukr to Allah for accepting part of our Dua, “Allahuma barik Lana fee Rajab wa Sha’ban wa ballighna Ramadan… (O Allah grant us […]

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