The Blessed Days of Dhu ‘l-Hijjah: Its Virtues and Various Acts to Perform

 

By Ustadha Bint Ahmad
Adapted from Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali’s Lata’if al-Ma‘arif
With the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Very-Merciful.
All praise belongs to Allah alone and blessings and peace be upon his beloved, Muhammad, his family, …

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Performing Hajj with Unlawful Wealth
Ka'bah 1967

The Ka’bah in 1967

By Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari

Question:

My family and I are planning to do Hajj this year, Insha’Allah – this has raised many issues. I recently left a job as an Assistant Manager in a cinema:

Point 1: I did my training at my first cinema. Here, there was always a qualified manager with me who was the alcohol licencee.

Point 2: At my second cinema the General Manager was licencensed to sell alcohol. In her absence I was the “stand in” licencee in. Read the full story »

One of the Best Commentaries of ‘Aqida Tahawiyya One of the Best Commentaries of ‘Aqida Tahawiyya

By Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera
Al-Qala’id Sharh al-‘Aqa’id
Abu ’l-Thana’ Mahmud ibn Abi ’l-‘Abbas Ahmad ibn Mas’ud al-Qunawi’s Commentary on ‘Aqida Tahawiyya
I recently had the opportunity to read Mas’ud ibn ‘Umar’s commentary (may Allah be …

The Laws of Fasting According to the Qur’an and Sunnah as Deduced by the Hanafi School The Laws of Fasting According to the Qur’an and Sunnah as Deduced by the Hanafi School

Abridged from al-Siyam wa Ahkamuhu by Shaykh Wahbi Sulayman Ghawji al-Albani
Translated by Suheil Laher
1.1 Order and encouragement to fast
O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those …

The Ramadan of Imam Rashid Ahmad al-Gangohi The Ramadan of Imam Rashid Ahmad al-Gangohi

By Shaykh Muhammad Zakariyya al-Kandhalawi
I have written in Aap Beeti Vol. 6 under the heading of spiritual exertion that while dictating the practices of Hadrat Rashid Ahmad Gangohi in Ramadan, I wanted to note it …

Brushing Teeth While Fasting Brushing Teeth While Fasting

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
Question:
Are you allowed to brush your teeth when fasting? If not, how do you get rid of bad breath so people are not uncomfortable around you?
Answer:
Jazakumullahu Khairan / Thank you for your …

The Inner Dimensions of the Fast The Inner Dimensions of the Fast

By Shah Wali Allah al-Dahlawi
Translated by Marcia K. Hermansen
You should know that sometimes a person comprehends, due to God’s inspiring him with this knowledge, that his physical animalistic form is keeping him from what …

Research on the Hadith of Ramadan and its Three Parts Research on the Hadith of Ramadan and its Three Parts

By Bilal Ali
Question:
There is a ḥadīth that divides Ramadan into three periods. Is this ḥadīth authentic?
Reply:
After a detailed analysis of all the corroboratory chains of the ḥadīth in question, it can be concluded that it …

The Meaning of Ramadan The Meaning of Ramadan

By Khalid Baig
Fasting during Ramadan was ordained during the second year of Hijrah. Why not earlier? In Makkah the economic conditions of the Muslims were bad. They were being persecuted. Often days would go by …

Reading from the Mushaf During Salat: A Hanafi Persective Reading from the Mushaf During Salat: A Hanafi Persective

By Abu ‘Asim Badrul Islam
During the blessed month of Ramaḍān, it is observed in many masājid[1] that some of those who pray behind the imām hold the muṣḥaf[2] in their hands. They do this in …

10 Tips for Ramadan 10 Tips for Ramadan

By Nabeel Khan

As the blessed month of Ramadan approaches, we need to prepare for it in such a way that we can gain the maximum benefit of this month.  For many, Ramadan comes and goes.  …

The Message of Ramadan The Message of Ramadan

By Khalid Baig
We observe Ramadan every year. Do we also listen to it?
Ramadan is the most important month of our calendar. It is a tremendous gift from Allah in so many ways. In our current …