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Category: Ramadan

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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A Simple Format for Ibadah on these Lailatul Qadr (Night Of Power) Nights

A Simple Format for Ibadah on these Lailatul Qadr (Night Of Power) Nights

Our Beloved Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam has mentioned, “Indeed your Lord has reserved certain special moments in time (during which he emits abundant/special mercy). So be sure to avail yourselves for these opportunities.” (Majma’uz Zawaaid) We are usually aware of the significant occasions that present themselves each year. The crucial thing is how do we […]

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I’tikaaf Rulings for Females

I’tikaaf Rulings for Females

1. The virtue of I’tikaaf is not confined to men; women also can take advantage of it. Females will perform I’tikaaf at home and not in the Masjid. The procedure is as follows: Women should sit for I’tikaaf in that place of the house which has been set aside for Salaah and Ibadah. If no […]

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Deeds of the Prophet Muhammad (saw) during the last ten days of Ramadan

Deeds of the Prophet Muhammad (saw) during the last ten days of Ramadan

The Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah exalt his mention ) used to do specific deeds during the last ten days of Ramadan that he did not do at any other time of the same month. My Muslim brother and sister, we will mention the guidance of the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam […]

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Lailatul Qadr (Night Of Power)

Lailatul Qadr (Night Of Power)

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Lailatul Qadr (Night Of Power) “Seek Lailatul Qadr in the odd-numbered nights of the last ten nights of Ramadan,” said the Prophet sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam. What is Lailatul Qadr? Lail means “night” “Qadr” is a Proper Noun, so Lailatul Qadr is Night of Qadr. Qur’an […]

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I’tikaaf, its meaning, virtues and masaa’il

I’tikaaf, its meaning, virtues and masaa’il

Says Allama Ibn Qaiyyim Radiallâhu anhu: “The basic purpose of I’tikaf is that the heart gets attached to Allâh and, with it, one attains inner composure and equanimity and pre?occupation with the mundane things of life ceases and absorption in the eternal Reality takes its place, and the state is reached in which all fears, hopes and apprehensions are superseded by the love […]

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Itikaaf

Itikaaf

Definition I’tikaaf means staying in the mosque for a specific purpose, which is to worship Allah, may He be glorified. It is prescribed in Islam and is mustahabb according to the consensus of the scholars. Imam Ahmad (May Allah have mercy on him) said, as was narrated from him by Abu Dawood: “I have not […]

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Last Night of Ramadan (Laylatul Jaa’izah)

Last Night of Ramadan (Laylatul Jaa’izah)

Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, ‘On the last night of Ramadhaan the fasting Muslims are forgiven.’ The Sahaabah radiyallahu anhum inquired, ‘O Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, is that the night of power(LAILATUL QADR)?’ Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam replied, ‘No! But it is only right that a servant should be given his reward on having completed […]

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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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Dua for 1st 2nd 3rd Ashra of Ramadan

Dua for 1st 2nd 3rd Ashra of Ramadan

Dua for 1st Ashra (1-10 Ramadan) Dua for 1st Ashra (10 days) of Ramadan اے زندہ اور قائم رب! میں تیری رحمت کے حصول کی فریاد کرتا ہوں۔ Dua for 2nd Ashra (10-20 Ramadan) Dua for 2nd Ashra میرے رب! میں اپنے گناہوں کی مغفرت چاہتا ہوں اور تیری جانب پلٹتا (توبہ کرتا) ہوں۔ Dua […]

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