Posts Tagged ‘Ramadan’

Making the Most of Taraweeh this Ramadan

With Ramadan drawing closer to us, preparations for the month of fasting are already underway. The brothers who will be leading taraweeh (optional night prayers during Ramadan), the huffadh (those who have memorized the Qur’an), are revising their memorization to get ready to lead, making sure they’ll be in top form with their memorization. Others […]

The Sacred Month of Rajab

Allah (subhanahu wa ta`ala—exalted is He) has given a special status to certain days, months, places, and people. The Prophets of God are the most honored among mankind; Makkah is the holiest of all cities; Ramadan is the best month; and the Night of Power (Laylatul Qadr) is the greatest night of the year. Allah […]

Asking for Mercy

Mercy. Allah’s Mercy. It’s what we crave. It’s what we pray for. It’s the only means for getting into Paradise. We know that we are constantly sinning and that without His Mercy, none of these sins will be forgiven. We know that without His Mercy, not only will our entire lives be filled with misery, […]

Jannah Points

I came into class one morning, excited to take my young students to the computer lab. “It’s computer lab day!” I announced. Just as I had expected, the whole class was excited for change and ready to take the trip down the hall. Well, everyone except one student. He looked at me from behind his […]

Ramadan: Raining with Mercy

Originally posted in August 2010 Imagine for a moment that it’s raining. It is pouring, in fact. And imagine that you are inside your house, watching as it falls. But imagine that there is something very different about this rain. It is unlike any other you’ve ever seen. On this day, it is not raining […]

Objectives of Fasting and Ramadan

Discussing the objectives of our actions is an important thing because to do so is to discuss the actions in a true and deep way. It is possible that if we do not know why we are doing certain things, we could miss the entire point behind the action itself. The Prophet ﷺ said about […]

Nurturing Spirituality in Children During Ramadan

Ramadan is a special time of the year when Muslim parents, especially in the West, want children to feel excited about its arrival. It is common in Muslim homes to find a festive environment that demonstrates just what a celebratory month it is. Welcoming Ramadan with sparkly decorations in our homes and the anticipation of […]

Separating the Rows in a Congregation?

The Question The hall that we rented has experienced overflow for the taraweeh prayers (the late night prayers offered in Ramadan). We started to pray outside, but the neighbors complained and we were forced to rent the room adjacent to the one we pray in. Some sincere brothers and sisters mentioned that the prayers of […]

Five Ways to Green your Ramadan

By Muaz Nasir “And [mention, O Muhammad], when your Lord said to the angels, “Indeed, I will make upon the earth a successive authority.”  (Quran 2:30) In Ramadan, there are five simple ways you can make this month more environmentally-friendly. All of these suggestions set the foundation for green habits that can be implemented year-round. 1. Eliminate […]

Ramadan, the Qur’an, and Us

The month of Ramadan is a time when we, despite the struggle, keep ourselves away from that which is otherwise permissible and a necessity in our life. For the past eleven months, at some level we have given preference to our physical self, in terms of nourishment, than our soul. We’ve done things we shouldn’t […]

Ramadan Advice: Fasting, Materialism & Time Management

In this lecture, Imam Suhaib Webb gives Ramadan advice to Zaytuna Summer Arabic Intensive students on fasting, materialism and time management.

Your Daily Dose: 3rd Juz

Pondering on the Qur’an is one of the essential ingredients of the “CORE RAMADAN DIET.” Last night many of us heard the third Juz. What are your thoughts? What did you take form this amazing part of the Qur’an?   A juz is a part of the Qur’an. The Qur’an is divided into 30 parts […]

Effectively Planning Your Du`a’

By Abu Yusuf Ismail If I told you that I could give you whatever you wished and allowed you to have one week’s time to decide what you wanted, would you plan for it? I believe you would. We plan for the things that are important in life, for the things we want most. From […]

Achieving Blessings in Ramadan: An 8 Step Guide

By Zaineb Shebani Ramadan is an incredible opportunity that we shouldn’t lose out on. It is a month full of enormous spiritual wealth and reward. However, many of us often suffer from lack of productivity during Ramadan and not making the most of the special blessed month.  With Ramadan starting today, I have put together […]

The Darkest Hour and the Coming of the Dawn

According to a well-stated proverb, the darkest hour is just before the dawn.  And although astronomically the darkest point is much earlier, the truth of this proverb is metaphoric—but in no way less real. So often we find that the darkest times in our lives are followed by the most precious.  Often, it is at […]

No Regrets This Ramadan

The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, would make du’aa “Allahuma Baraklana fi Rajab wa Shabaan wa balaghna Ramadan” – Oh Allah make blessed for us the months of Rajab and Shabaan and let us reach the month of Ramadan. Imam Latif discusses the importance of being prepared, both for the month of Ramadan and […]

Webinar: Ramadan Prep with Yasmin Mogahed!

TRAINING YOUR NAFS: A Seminar to Prepare for Ramadan FREE ONLINE WEBINAR Where: Online When: Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 7:00-8:00 PM EST Speaker: Yasmin Mogahed REGISTER: http://bit.ly/registerforwebinar The Prophet Muhammed ﷺ said, “…And the gates of Heaven will be open in this month and the gates of Hell will be closed. And the devils will […]