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Are the Rules of Islam Difficult to Practice?

Are the Rules of Islam Difficult to Practice?

If you are a teenager finding it difficult to follow the many rules of Islam, then what you need is the right perspective of looking at these rules. Think it in terms of traffic rules. Why did the authorities set these particular rules in place? Why is a certain road…

My First Ramadan Was Very Enlightening

My First Ramadan Was Very Enlightening

My first Ramadan truly showed me how blessed I was. The fact that I was able to get excited to break my fast at the end of the day and truly spend a good amount of hours trying to decide between which meals I would like to cook, while others do not have any options, is a blessing in itself.

Making Up for Missed Days of Ramadan After the Passing of Another Ramadan

Making Up for Missed Days of Ramadan After the Passing of Another: 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: Some scholars say that if you miss some days of Ramadan and another Ramadan comes before making up for those …

How to Welcome the Month of Fasting

How to Welcome the Month of Fasting

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: 1- Fasting during the month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam, which is of paramount significance. …

Ramadan Fasts Four Levels of Spirituality

Ramadan Fasts: Four Levels of Spirituality

The experience of fasting is like none other. I believe that there are four levels of fasting; the fasting of appetites, the fasting of the senses, the fasting of the mind and the fasting of the heart. Fasting of appetites involves abstaining from intake of solid food…

What Jesus Said about Fasting

The Fasting of Jesus (peace be upon him)

Since Jesus fasted, his true followers will also fast, if they indeed follow his teachings. He said: “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed” (John 8:31). People had complained to Jesus…

How Should Muslim in the US Welcome Ramadan

How Should Muslim in the US Welcome Ramadan?

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: The month of Ramadan is the best season for offering good deeds and gaining rewards. It is the duty of …

Ramadan - The Burner of Our Sins

Ramadan - The Burner of Our Sins

When we hear this word ‘Ramadan’ what natural should come to a heart is a longing. In essence what we are longing for is forgiveness for our Lord because the forgiveness is the beginning of the path. And once we repent from our sins…

Describe Ramadan

How Can I Describe Ramadan to Non-Muslims?

Short Answer: Muslims fast Ramadan to please Allah. Muslims are not fasting because of anything they will gain; they are fasting because Allah wants them to do so. With the right intention, we can come closer to Allah during this month. By surrendering to His will, we experience peace. Ramadan is also a chance for …



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