Ramadan becomes a time when Muslims re-commit themselves to what they believe. It is a time when they re-establish that firm bond with their Creator that can only be achieved by prayer. It is, in fact, a time to turn back to Allah.
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During these blessed and precious times, three special things happen: Doing righteous actions is relatively easier than in any other times. Acceptance of your du’as tremendously increases and so does your progress towards your goals.
Let’s admit a fact: fasting in Ramadan during summer months is more challenging than when it falls during the winter. Many Muslims feel challenged by fasting Ramadan in the summer months, which will be the case for the ummah for the next ten years...
After all, who am I to withhold forgiveness if I am so in need of it myself? But sometimes people do things that are just so intentionally hurtful that it tries even my forgiving nature. My brother is one of those people. He is the kind of person who you just don't know where his intentions are coming from.
What happens if you accidentally eat or drink something during the day? I had this happen actually in my first Ramadan. I was actually at a breaking fast event, so they were giving us some drinks and dates so that we could prepare ourselves to break our fast.
Fasting promotes the spirit of human equality before God. All able Muslims, male and female, rich and poor, from all ethnic and national backgrounds go through the same experience of deprivation with no special privileges or favor for any groups or class.
There is no harm in making du’a, and in fact it is an amazing act of worship that can be made at any time and place. Keep making lots and lots of du’a. It doesn’t need anything other than asking Allah for good. Even if you are stuck on a hospital bed, you can call upon Him and He will respond.
Forgiveness leaves a telling tale in the hearts of believers as believing in God entails that God will forgive our wrongdoings, if we ask forgiveness. And God provides these special 10 days to go ahead and repent from our sins in order to be forgiven.
The person who is fasting during Ramadan has to be a Muslim. Why is that important? Because if you’re not a Muslim, your fasting is not counted since you don’t have the ruling on you. However if you’re not a Muslim and you’ve already set your intention to fast...
A lot of times we go through low moments, and when we go through that, we justify our sins. The worst thing you can do is end up in one of those major sins. You don’t want death to come to you while you’re in that state, as the Prophet (peace be upon him) mentioned, devoid of belief.
If you want to protect your heart, you need to protect your tongue. You can not have faith settle in your heart if you can not have your tongue settle with faith. This is interesting because I remember when I was reading an article on dental hygiene...
We’re living in this world and we’re allowing to enjoy the good things of this world but we should hold the world in our hand and not in our heart. Everyday, a lots of materialistic things are being shoved in our throats. This is a chance for us to return to what’s important which is cultivating and purifying the spirit.