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Ramadan – A Day in the Life

Ramadan – A Day in the Life

I try to take a few moments at fajr to do dhikr or make dua, enjoy the stillness of this time of day and listen to the birds sing their dawn chorus. This is also a good time to quietly read Quran…

Ramadan,the Qur'an and Us

Ramadan, The Qur'an and Us

This is the month of the Qur’an and that necessitates that we give special attention to this Book during the month. Our aim should be to build this relationship, not just for the 30 days of Ramadan but rather setting a strong, deep, unshakeable foundation for a relationship that will flourish for the next eleven months.

Muslim Convert Gives Insights into Her First Taraweeh Prayer

In her first ever Taraweeh prayer, Fatima Bacsal, a Filipino who lives in the UAE, has recounted her feelings and how she was overwhelmed with high spirituality, Khaleej Times reported on May 9. “Taraweeh prayer gave me a sense of achievement. My first day at the mosque for Taraweeh felt as if God was leading me …

Psychological Blessings of Taraweeh

Ramadan is the month of multiple blessings. It is the time of fasting and of extensive spiritual exercise. It is the time when we change our everyday routine and set a new one: revolving around our religious duties more than around the worldly affairs.

The Prayer That is Performed Only Once a Year - Tarawih

Tarawih Prayer is a special Prayer Muslims perform only in the month of Ramadan. It is a sunnah of the Prophet, which means that it was his practice to perform Tarawih and Muslims are encouraged to do likewise, but it is not obligatory…

Is Tarawih Mandatory on Women

Are Tarawih Prayers Mandatory for Women?

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: According to the consensus of Muslim scholars, Tarawih is not considered mandatory on either men or women. Rather, it is …

My Ramadan Diary - A Dutch Convert's Experience

My Ramadan Diary - A Dutch Convert's Experience

The Tarawih Prayer starts this night, so I stand next to my brother-in-law in line as the imam starts with surat Al-Baqarah. Now I really knew, Ramadan is here! I have a job to do at a customer’s office this night, so I work till 3 AM and then get in the car…

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