Islam

How They Changed & Became Great

INSPIRATION FOR RAMADAN How They Changed & Became Great Ramadan is a month in which we aspire to become better Muslims. Here are a few inspirational stories from the people of the past who changed and became better. Let’s make this Ramadan the change for our lives in sha Allah. Al-Fudayl ibn Iyaad Al-Fudayl bin …

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Our Salaf During Ramadan

Learning from the early righteous Muslims is critical if we wish to revive Islamic practices in their true spirit. How did our salaf, the pious predecessors, observe Ramadan? In this article, we compile some narrations that throw light on their mindset and striving during this blessed month. 1.     Wishing for Ramadan Mu‘alla ibn al-Fadhl said, “The companions of the …

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Overeating in Ramadan: Whose sunnah are we following?

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LOOKING at the surfeit of food on our sufras, it never ceases to appall me how much time, energy, expense and effort is spent in preparing, consuming, serving and clearing up elaborate meals in the name of “maintaining Ramadan traditions.” It’s no secret that harried housewives and working women have resorted to outsourcing traditional Ramadan fare, and …

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The Big Fight of Ramadan: Get over your self!

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Ramadan is the month of conquests, when Muslims have been blessed with numerous historic victories: there was the Battle of Badr (Ramadan 17, 3 AH), when a miniscule, ill-equipped Muslim force defeated a 1000-strong contingent of Arabia’s haughtiest warriors; there was the Conquest of Makkah (Ramadan 20/22, 8 AH), when the Muslims peacefully took charge …

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What Is The Purpose Of Worship And Why Should People Worship At All?

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The idea of servitude has become distasteful to the modern secular mind-set which concerns itself with individual liberties.  Some might say that humanity has no need to worship, and that doing so compromises freedom.  They forget, however, that absolute freedom is neither possible or even desirable for all members of a society, and that is …

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Muslim Scholars And Notables Who Passed Away Due To COVID-19

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Several well-known scholars and du’aat (callers to Islam) have passed away in the current pandemic, may Allah have mercy upon them.  Scholars concur that whoever dies from the current COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic will receive the reward of a martyr in the Hereafter, in sha’ Allah. Shaykha Abla Al-Kahlawi A well-known educator from Egypt, she passed …

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