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I converted in Ramadan and I was determined to start my life as a Muslim as best as I could. I was excited for the challenge of fasting. As a Catholic during lent, I had abstained from snacks and only ate a small lunch during the day...
I will make a strong determination to quit all my sins and come out of Ramadan a different man. I will not forget to pray Taraweeh at the night before the first day of fasting and is almost forgotten by many people.
So now we know a few things about Ramadan but we still haven’t discussed why we fast. Well, there are few reasons one of them is that we get more rewards and easier to fast in Ramadan and do other acts of worships...
Ramadan requires us to tweak our lifestyles so as to make it healthy and productive. It’s not everyday that we get up an hour or so before Fajr to prepare for suhoor meals or to pray Tahajjud (night prayer). Therefore, before the arrival of Ramadan, it is a good idea to start adjusting our sleeping habits.
Why are many new Muslims not able to continue as practicing Muslims a few months after accepting Islam? Do they get the support they need after declaring their faith? Or are they soon neglected?
I must admit it that as I wasn’t sure what to expect from Ramadan as it was my first that I didn’t know how to make it easy as I was unorganized. I decided that my technique to coping was to take each day at a time and that suited me fine. My first day was...
Another Ramadan is coming up Insha'Allah. This time, let’s try out some novel ways of maximizing our rewards. Here are five ideas I plan to adopt this Ramadan. Give them a try and share your experience with us!
The act which is the most sinful and most serious is sexual intercourse. When you have sexual intercourse and when two private parts meet, then your fast is invalidated whether ejaculation takes place or not and you have to repent for that. You have to complete the fast...
What is this power? What is this strange energy that we have just received? It’s unexplainable. The non-Muslims question this all the time “How do you do it?” We say to them “Man, look, this is something got to do with the faith”
I had read about iftars, and because this was my first Ramadan, I had adopted a feeling about it the way most westerners consider any other holiday – in total anticipation! Masha'Allah, that is another reason why I had been awake the whole night before...
The month of Ramadan is the month of kindness, charity and generosity. Plan to invite your neighbors, co-workers, friends, Muslims and non-Muslims to have Iftar meal with you. Let your non-Muslims friends and neighbors know about this month and its blessings.