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Lose Your Body Fat Faster with Fasting and Evening Exercise

For us, Muslims, Allah taught us: “O believers! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for the people before you so that you may become pious….” (Surat Al-Baqarah 2:183). There are different types of fasting. For example Sayyeda Hafsah Bint Umar al-Khattaab (May Allah Bless Her Soul) Prophet Muhammad’s wife, described to us …


Fasting Diet Improves Your Mood, Sex and Sleep

A study on the fasting diet found many benefits. Cutting calories is nobody’s idea of a fun time. But the perks of fasting go far beyond a leaner body, finds a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. People who ate a lot less for two years found they had brighter days and more satisfying nights.

Fasting on the Prophet’s Birthday

Fasting on the Prophet’s Birthday: Permissible?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- There is no specific ritual act to be observed on 12 Rabi`ul- Awwal in particular. 2- Also, fasting on that day has no special virtue. 3- …

Fasting to Ease Difficulty

Fasting to Ease Difficulty: OK?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: There is nothing wrong with offering fasting with the intention of having an easy exam. Answering your question, the Fatwa Center at islamweb, states: Doing good …

Maryam Rolled Her Eyes at Islam- Now She’s A Muslim

Maryam Rolled Her Eyes at Islam: Now She’s A Muslim

When she started researching the faith that often makes headlines because of the un-Islamic action of a few, she found more than the media had ever reported on. In those first few emails, she warned me that she had literally a million questions. I didn’t believe her. But she wasn’t being hyperbolic.

12 Fatwas on Ashura and Muharram

12 Fatwas on Ashura and Muharram

It is Muharram; the first month of the Hijri year, one of the sacred months (al-ash-hur al-hurum) and a month that features the great occasion of `Ashura’. In this folder, we answer some of your questions about the status of this month, its fasting and some practices and misconceptions associated with it. …

Why Did the Prophet Fast Ashura?

When the Prophet (peace be upon him) arrived in Madinah in 622 CE, he found that the Jews there fasted on Muharram 10 and asked them the reason for their fasting on this day.

'Ashura - The Story and Lessons

The Promise of Allah was true – He made the people of Moses (peace be upon him) victorious over Pharaoh and his army. From this story we see how the truth is victorious, regardless of the size or seeming power of falsehood. Falsehood has its own limited time, but the truth is always victorious.

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