Ramadan

The Last Ten Days Of Ramadan

Days and nights of mercy and forgiveness have passed Ramadan is preparing for depature . We must invest the Last few days that have particular rank , they represent the most precious timed (days) all the year round .

Our prophet ” peace be upon him ” and his companions set the best example in  making the best use of these honorable days . They gave these days special care . They were keen on night prayers . They resort to complete detachment from the material aspects of life with its hustle and bustle . Through the tradition (sunna) of I’tikaf . Lady Aisha reported that the prophet “peace be upon him ” used to be in I’tikaf during the last ten days of ramadan . He and his companions devote themselves to worship hoping to witness EL-Qadr-Night , the night of honor and excellence . The night which is better in its values than 1000 months of worship . There is sura in The Holy Qura’n called ” Al-Qadr ” . Why not ?! The Qur’an revealed on that night . The angles and the spirit (Gabriel) descended on that night by their lord’s permission ,with every day decree , and this night is peace until the break of down . Our Prophet Muhammed “peace upon him ” said : ” whoever stood in prayer in the Night of Qadr on the basis of faith and seeking the reward from Allah ,Allah will forgive his previous sins . (Al-Bukhari) .

The Last Ten Days Of Ramadan
The Last Ten Days Of Ramadan

It can be a really a turning point in Muslim’s life . Imagine that in no time you all sins can be wiped out and begin a new life . So our great prophet asserted that whoever is deprived of the good of this night is really deprived of the whole (all) good , but when is this night . This night isn’t specially known to us to make us strive in worship during these ten days . Our prophet told us to ” look for the night of El-Qadr in the last ten days of Ramadan ” (Al-Bukhari,muslim&Ahmed ) – especially in –uneven nights .

Well , how can we make the best use of this night ?! we can make the best use of it by reciting Qura’n in prayer , and supplication to Allah through Dou’a and remembrance . Lady aisha asked our prophet “peace upon him” what she says if it is El-Qadr night  ” He recommended her to say ; Oh Allah , you ‘re forgiver who loves to forgive so forgive me ” (Ahmed & Temidhi)

Solitude with a copy of Holy Book , contemplation of its verses and being alone with Allah through previous acts of worship can purify our souls . By the end of these ten days we have to do Zakat El Ftr .

The obligatory Zakat by the end of Ramadan . It is due on the rich and the poor . It is due on every adult Muslim who possesses an amount of food in excess of his need and those of his family for 24 hours . It purifies fasting and elevate our souls . If we want to lead a happy and decent life . We must do the commands of Allah and his prophet.

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Ramadan

The Righteous Deeds in Ramadan !

Ramadan is the month of faith and piety. Allah(Glory be to him ) .” O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you that you may learn self-restraint, be pious”. But what is faith? some claim that faith has nothing to do with Muslims appearance, behavior or deeds. I can do what I want but I’m still faithful (believer in Allah) (Glory be to him). That’s definitely untrue.

When El Hassan EL Bassari was asked about the faith he said: ” Faith is what settled in the heart and assert by deed”.

If a true belief settled in the heart, it would control a man’s all organs and be translated into behavior and deeds. In lots of Holy Qur’an verses, faith and good deed are twined (identical).

Allah (Glory be to him) said: ” Surely those who believe and do righteous deeds, to them with God Most Gracious bestow His love (affection) ” ” Maryam 96″. And said, ” As for those who believe and do righteous deeds, they shall have forgiveness and most generous provision ” (Al Hajj 50) . And said: “As for those who believed and do righteous deeds, they shall be a garden happy and rejoicing (El-Rum 15). And said: ” And not equal are the blinded and the seeing, nor those who believe and do righteous deeds and the evil doers, little do you reflect ” (Ghafer 58). And said: “Or shall we treat those who believe and do righteous deeds, as those who are corruptors on the earth, or shall we treat the pious as the impious? ” (saad 8) . And said: ” and those who believe and do righteous deeds are the best of all creatures ” (Al Bayyinah )

These verses and many more else prove undoubtedly that faith and good deed are identical “twins”. They should never be separated. So Ramadan is the most convenient time for boosting faith and increasing good deeds since the reward is much doubled and the gates of the good are all opened.

In our religion, every task accompanied by sincere intention for the sake of Allah and His pleasure is considered a good deed and an act of worship.

To maximize our benefits from this honorable month, we should spare no effort in adhering to good and righteous deeds, for example …

First of all, we should draw a plan for these deeds. Planning and organ plan can make a difference and help us make the best use of the month, and help us summon to maximize the reward. This plan should have the qualities that we need to get rid of. It should include a schedule completing reciting and contemplating Qur’an and setting specific times.

The Righteous Deeds in Ramadan !

We should never forget the worship Dua’a and supplications. Write them in a diary, relate them to prayers and seek the times of Dua’a response. We can be alone with Allah through this worship before the time of El eftar . We should never forget all Muslims everywhere in our supplication.

As for prayer, we should keep performing prescribed prayers at their times at mosques. This should be a top priority. We can perform voluntary prayer in E Tarawih and Qyaam (night prayer). Abu Hurayra (may Allah be pleased with him) said prophet Muhammad (peace upon him ) said: ” whoever stood in prayer month of Ramadan on the basis of faith and seeking the reward from Allah. Allah will forgive his previous sins ” (Al Bukhari).

We can also keep a daily section of Allah’s remembrance to make our hearts closely related to Allah and have comfort. Allah (Glory be to Him ) said: ” Those who believe and their hearts fired serenity in the remembrance of God, indeed in the remembrance of God the heart finds serenity ” (Al-R’ad 28). So we should make this month a chance to be accustomed to Allah’s remembrance especially at dawn and at sunset. We mustn’t neglect almsgiving, we should do our best to look for the poor and the needy and meet their needs and solve their problem to bring happiness to their hearts and smile to their lips. It is important to try to do a minor pilgrimage to Mecca in Ramadan as it has the reward of major pilgrimage.

The Righteous Deeds in Ramadan !

Finally, we should never forget that Ramadan is the month of obedience and salvation from Hell. Its time is too precious to be wasted in watching trifling or even bad programs which we reap nothing from them but sins and guilts.

There are many featured apps that can help you in Ramadan and at any time. They are free and provides you with many features. You can use apps like:

  • Athan Pro which brings you the most accurate prayer times and many other features such as Quran, Tasbeeh, Islamic Calendar, Compass to locate the Qiblah, Ramadan 2019, etc.(Download: iOS / Android)
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Prayer in Ramadan

Muslim performs five obligatory (prescribed) prayers a day . At down , at noon , in the afternoon , at sunset and at night ? But what is the reality of prayer ? Is it more sports movements performed continuously and unconsciously with some uttered memorized words ? What makes it a religious duty ? All creatures can do specific regular movements .

Only the human brain can dye and stamp these movements with spiritual link between man and His Creator . This exactly the real purpose of prayer .

Prayer is the process of complete detachment from everything around , except Allah , and this called devoutness . This devoutness makes prayer a source of comfort to Muslim’s soul and spiritual energy that enables him to face the hardship of life . In the few minutes which the worshiper spend in close relation with Allah , he drives power from the Ever – Powerful (Glory be to Him) .

We can understand that prayer isn’t limited to showing prerequisites of loyalty and enslavement to Allah but it is also a must for rectitude of man’s life . In addition to the worldly benefits we get from prayer , it has reward that guarantee success in the Hereafter .

Prayer in Ramadan

Prayers were fifty when they were first prescribed and they reduced to five but they ‘re still fifty in reward . This in ordinary days . What could the reward in the blessed honorable month of Ramadan in which the reward of obedience is doubled beyond what we can imagine !

Ramadan is a great chance we wait all the year round to be a starting point to acquire good qualities and get rid of the bad ones . To repent heavy burdens of sins on our shoulders , so we should never stop supplication to Allah to forgive all our sins . We must remember that the best times for supplication and Du’a are the moments of prostration where the worshipper is closest to his Lord (Glory be to Him) .This drives us to perform more of voluntary prayers .

We must remember the spirit of Ramadan with its nightly voluntary prayer (called salat Al-Qiyam or salat Ul-Taraweah ) . Abu-Hurayra (may Allah be pleased with him) said , our Prophet (may the peace and blessing from Allah be upon Him ) said : ” Whoever pray the nightly voluntary prayer in Ramadan on the basis of Iman (Faith ) and the pleasure of AllaH , his past errors are forgiven ” .

The time of this prayer is from Eleshaa prayer until dawn prayer . It’s our prophet’s tradition who used to pray eleven Rakaa’ (kneels) every night . Lady Ayesha ; mother of the believers “narrated that our prophet didn’t exceed them either in Ramadan or in other months ,four perfect long kneels then four perfect long kneels and finally three kneels ” (El Bukhari & Muslim) . In this prayer the congregational prayer is preferred to the individual prayer for both man and woman . The Iman recites possible verses of Holy Qura’n . Our Prophet ( peace be upon Him ) recommended Imams not to exaggerate in the length of reciting so as not to cause treble to the diseased , women or the weak .

Prayer in Ramadan

This month has – lailt Al Qadr – “The Night Of Honor And Excellence ” which is the most venerable night at all . It is really a chance that can never be compensated . Its the night of Dua’a response , forgiveness and acceptance , so the prudent Muslim mustn’t miss it . He should perform more prayers and supplication so that he may be among the accepted and the forgiven if Allah wills .

But what about those who don’t perform prayer in this month ? What is the legal verdict ? Does this nullify their fasting ?
The verdict varies according to the motives of leaving out prayers . Those who leave prayer out of denial and disownment of its obligation are infidels according to consensus of Islamic scholars where as those who leave it out of laziness , the scholars have different opinions . Most of them regard this a major sin as prayer is a cornerstone and the second pillar of Islam after the Testimony , However this doesn’t fail fasting . Why don’t we handle such point ? Why do some people consider prayer a heavy burden ? I think the answer is at the beginning of the article .

Those who intend to add spirit to their prayer regard it as a link between them and their Lord (Allah ) , spiritual fuel , salvation from burdens and safe resort so they enjoy performing it . But those who ignore its reality & greatness and view it as more sports movements find it a heavy burden , and do it sluggishly (lazily) or leave it completely . Allah (Glory be to Him) said : “And seek help and in patience and prayer , it is indeed too much to do except for those of humble spirit ” (Al Baqara 45) .

We must be keen on self-sterile , change our concepts about prayer and make it our safest resort . Ramadan is the most convenient chance to do this . Don’t miss it .

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  • Athan Pro which brings you the most accurate prayer times and many other features such as Quran, Tasbeeh, Islamic Calendar, Compass to locate the Qiblah, Ramadan 2019 etc.(Download : iOS / Android)
  • Quran Pro app is a concentrate of the best Quran reciters in the world, an amazing user interface design and the best set of features. (Download : iOS / Android)
Ramadan

The Unique Reward of Fasting

It is known that as you sow, so will you reap . As long as you are industrious you will inevitably be successful . If you are helpful you will find help in time of need . It is a concrete fact that nothing unrewarded whether good or bad . If  someone does atask for you ,you will reward him especially if they do it prefectly ” the way you admire .. then the reward will be doubled  ” .  Allah, is the most sublime example , but too exalted for the like .If we submit to (obey ) his commandments and abstain from his restraints , he will reward us in life and in the life after . But Allah, Glory be to Him is the most tolerant and the All-Generous will double the reward of good deeds to ten doubles or much more .

This is perhaps because Allah cares not only for the abstract deeds but  also for the purity of intention,self-strife,sincerity and patience . He also rewards us for our love of him ,which drive us to quit what our souls long for to get his satisfaction . Allah rewards us for worship in general , but fasting has its own status . Allah has marked it with unlimited reward that our limited minds can never imagine its greatness . This is clear in a Hadith narrated by Abu-Huryra (may Allah be pleased with him) our prophet (may the blessing and peace of Allah be upon him ) said : thal Allah said in Asacred Hadith ” All human being’s deeds are for him except fasting it is for Me and  I reward for ” .

The Unique Reward of Fasting
Fasting

All kinds of worship are commands of Allah ; The Great and the Almighty , then what makes fasting different, with limitless reward ?!

Unlike other act of workshop, fasting has its unique characteristics . Muslim abondons what is legal submitting to Allah’s commands . That involves hardship especially in hot weather and on long days . Muslim endures this hardship only for the sake of Allah and this  an evidence of faith strength in their hearts . Fasting is also the only worship that is void of hypocrisy . Only Allah  ‘ Glory be to Him ‘  knows whether you are true in your fasting or not . Morever ,fasting is an act of worship where patience is clearly manifested . Allah has promised the patient with limitless reward . This is referred in Allah’s saying ” The patient are rewarded to unlimited extent ” (Al zumar :10)  .

During fasting ,muslim endures the pains of hunger , thirst , the temporary weakness of their body , abondament of legal worldly desires and sins . This is only for Allah’s satisfaction , so Allah grants fasting persons uinlimited reward for their submission and patience . This is the honour of fasting at any time .

Fasting in Ramadan has its particular blessing and superiority . All acts of worship and good deeds have double reward . There are lots of Holy Quran’s Verses and Hadiths that handled the merits of fasting among them the Hadith which showed that Allah ” Glory be to Him ” oppointed a particular door in the Paradise only for fasting persons  called ” EL Rayaan ” .

Sahl Bin Saad (may Allah be pleased with him ) said , The prophet (may the blessing and peace be upon him from Allah ) said ; ” The paradise has a door called EL-Rayaan , only the fasting enter through on the Judgement Day , no one else can enter .  It is closed ,when they enter,and no one else can enter ” .

The Unique Reward of Fasting
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Allah to whom be ascribed all perfection and majesty has made fasting an atonement for sins and intercession on the Judgement Day  . In a Hadith narrated by Abu Hurayra (may Allah be pleased with him ) our prophet ( may the blessing and peace from Allah be upon him ) said : ” Allah forgive  the previous sins for whoever fast Ramadan faithfully and in anticipation of Allah’s reward ” .

Amr Bin El’ass  ( may Allah be pleased with him ) narrated  that our prophet ( may peace and mercy be upon him from Allah ) said : ” Fasting and Quran intercede for the slave on the Judgement Day , Fasting says Oh , my Lord , I prevented him from worldly desires by day , would you accept my intercession . The Quran says I deprived him of sleeping at night , would you make me his intersessor . It was said  , they interceded ” .

Our prophet said : “The bad smell omitted from the mouth of the fasting person is better than the fragrance of the perfume of Misk ” .

Then we have known the great reward waiting for us ! Why don’t we aspire to perfect fasting of Ramadan and well   preparation  to reap its precious fruits . Oh ,our Lord we long for  the days of Ramadan . We plead you to make us among your pious and patient slaves .

There are many featured apps that can help you in Ramadan and any time. They are free and provides you with many features. You can use apps like:

  • Athan Pro which brings you the most accurate prayer times and many other features such as Quran, Tasbeeh, Islamic Calendar, Compass to locate the Qiblah, Ramadan 2017 etc.(Download : iOS / Android)
  • Quran Pro app is a concentrate of the best Quran reciters in the world, an amazing user interface design and the best set of features. (Download : iOS / Android)
Ramadan

Ramadan 2018 / 1439 : An Opportunity You Can’t Miss!

Ramadan 2019 / 1440 : An Opportunity You Can't Miss!

Ramadan is the ninth hijri month and one of the most holy times in the life of Muslims, it is a grant from Allah, golden opportunity for each good seeker, especially when you want to get rid of a guilt worrying you, or a bad habit which deprive you of the peace of mind, if you’re anxious seeking some kind of peace for your soul, or you intend to do the good and acquire virtues, Ramadan 2018 / 1439 is your chance.