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What Is the Significance of Itikaf?

What Is the Significance of Itikaf?

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- The idea behind itikaf is to exhort Muslims to devote themselves exclusively to prayer and devotion at least for a few days during the year in …

When Should the Itikaf Begin?

When Should the Itikaf Begin?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi 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 majority of scholars see that itikaf should begin before the sun sets on the eve of the twenty-first of Ramadan in order to complete …

All About Last 10 Days of Ramadan and Night of Qadr

All About Last 10 Days of Ramadan and Night of Qadr

The upcoming 10 nights are the holiest in the year. In one hadith, `A’ishah, the wife of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) tells us about the Prophet’s special preparation for this highly blessed period and how he used to spend his time during it.

Different Beginnings of Ramadan: How to Decide Laylat al-Qadr

Different Beginnings of Ramadan: How to Find Laylat al-Qadr?

Short Answer: The knowledge of the exact night is known only to Allah.  The Prophet said: Seek Laylat Al-Qadr in the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadan. Our role is to do our best seeking Laylat al-Qadr in the last ten days of Ramadan by doing extra acts of worship. _____________________________________ Salam Sister, Thank you for your question and for …

Laylat Al-Qadr Special

Why is Laylat Al-Qadr So Special to Muslims?

Short Answer: Allah honored this night and made it better than a thousand months.  The descending of the angels increases during this night, due to the vast amount of its blessings. And the angels descend along with the descent of blessing and mercy. Whoever stands in night prayer on Laylat Al-Qadr out of solely his true faith (iman) and seeks the …

zakat al-fitr

When Should We Pay Zakat Al-Fitr?

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- Zakat al-Fitr is due at the last few days of Ramadan and must be before the time of the …

Why is the Night of Power So Special?

Allah has honored this night and made it better than a thousand months, which is equivalent to eighty-three years and four months! For this reason, whoever performs Qiyam Al-Layl (night vigil prayer), with true faith… while seeking reward in it, will be forgiven. So, we should give attention to our participation in the long prayers…

I`tikaf

Can Women Do I`tikaf for a Short Time?

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: As for the duration of i`tikaf, some scholars said that i`tikaf can be observed even for a short period of time; so you can …

Final Nights of Ramadan...What Imams and Scholars Say

A few days are remaining; the month of Ramadan is almost over. These final nights are very precious; it is the last opportunity to benefit from the most blessed months ever. And there is still a chance for catching Laylat Al-Qadr this year. What do Imams and scholars say about these special moments? Let’s explore some of …



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