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Islamique Magazine Online | November 18, 2017

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Ramadan

Supplications for Ramadan and Fasting

July 16, 2012 |

The Prophet (SAW) said, “There are three people whose supplication is not rejected: the fasting person until he breaks fast, the just leader, and the supplication of the oppressed.” (Narrated by Al-Tirmdhi and Ibn Majah)

Ramadan is a … Read More

Lailat al-Qadr

July 16, 2012 |

 The Night of Power (Lailat al-Qadr) has been referred to a number of times above. So what is this night and what is its significance? Lailat al-Qadr is the most magnificent night of the year, a night … Read More

Virtues of Fasting

July 16, 2012 |

 

“That you may attain Taqwa…”

 

The month of Ramadan is distinguished by Sawm, or fasting. Allah says of this `ibadah: “O you who believe, fasting has been prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before … Read More

The Holiest of Months

July 16, 2012 |

All the Greatness and Virtues of Ramadan

 

Allah (SWT) says: “The month of Ramadan in which the Qur’an was sent down, as guidance for mankind and clear signs for guidance and the distinction (between right and wrong)…” [2:286]

A … Read More

I’tikaf

July 15, 2012 |

I`tikaf means to enter the Masjid with the intention of remaining therein in worship. One who does this is a Mu`takif.

Types of I`tikaf: Wajib, Sunnah & Mustahabb.

Wajib: To vow or pledge to make I`tikaf (on a fixed day) … Read More

Fasting before Ramadan

January 10, 2012 |

In this article, I investigate the institution of fasting in Hijaz prior to the ordinance of Ramadan.

 

The historical sources of Islam inform that pagan Arabs used to fast on the day of Ashura’, viz. the tenth of … Read More

Fiqh of Ramadan

September 5, 2011 |

Unless otherwise stated, the rulings below are based on the Hanafi Madhhab.

 

What is Sawm/Fasting?

Sawm is to abstain from eating, drinking, and sexual intercourse from dawn until sunset with the intention of fasting as an act of worship … Read More

Stories from our Pious Predecessors

September 5, 2011 |

Where better to look for Ramadan inspiration than at the great companions of the Prophet, the early generations and scholars?

‘Umar (RA) after performing his ‘Ishaa’ salaah used to return home and then remain in salaah throughout the night until … Read More

Supplications for Ramadan and Fasting

September 5, 2011 |

The Prophet (saw) said, “There are three people whose supplication is not rejected: the fasting person until he breaks fast, the just leader, and the supplication of the oppressed.” (al-Tirmdhi, Ibn Majah)

Ramadhan is a time that one should spend … Read More

Lailat al-Qadr

September 5, 2011 |

Lailat al-Qadr is the most magnificent night of the year, a night about which Allah has revealed a Surah in the Qur’an i.e. Surat Al-Qadr. In it He says:

“The Night of Power is better than a thousand months. Therein … Read More