Hunger for Allah: What is the correct time for Suhoor/Sahri in Ramadan?

The time of Suhoor starts from midnight and ends a few minutes before Fajr. But when is the correct time to take your meal for fasting. How close or far should it be from Fajr? Zayd Ibn Thabit reported that: “We took Suhoor with the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) and then we …

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Hunger for Allah: How to fast in the month of Ramadan

Ramadan comes with great blessings. The reports from the Qur’an and the Sunnah encourage us to increase good deeds in this blessed month to get a reward as we fast out of gratefulness to Allah. There are a number of spiritual procedures that should be followed during Ramadan. These are observed in accordance with the …

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Ramadan Dua: Upon seeing the new moon of Ramadan (Arabic and English)

It is obligatory to see the first night moon of the Holy month of Ramadan. When the crescent is sighted, turn towards Qiblah, raising hands towards the sky, address it as under: RABBEE WA RABBUKALLAAHU RABBUL A’ALAMEEN ALLAAHUMMA AHILLAHOO A’LAYNAA BIL-AMNI WAL EEMAANI WAS SALAAMATI WAL ISLAAMI WAL MUSAARAA’TI ILAA MAA TUH’IBBU WAL TARZ’AA ALLAAHUMMA …

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Fasting for kids: How to teach Children fasting in Ramadan

Children (who haven’t reached puberty) are not commanded to fast. However, they are strongly encouraged to fast even a few days so that they get used to it and they grow up knowing the worship of fasting. In fact, this was the practice of the first women of Islam who were living around the Prophet …

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People who are not allowed to Fast in Ramadan?

The aim of Islam is not to burden people to a point that they will be incapable of carrying out the duties enjoined by Allah. This is evident in Allah’s words: “Allah burdens not a person beyond his scope…” (Al-Baqarah, Verse 286) It is clearly evident that when fasting will result in the opposite of …

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Ramadan Rules: Actions that do not invalidate fasting

Allah the Most Merciful wishes ease for His slaves and not hardships. Therefore, He has allowed various things for the person who observes fast to perform and has promised no harm if they are practiced. Below are some of the things that are not harmful to ones fasting. Brushing the teeth. It is permissible to …

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Importance of Making Dua in the month of Ramadan

The month of Ramadan is an opportunity given by the gracious Creator for His servants to come close to Him, seek forgiveness for their sins, and fulfilment of their needs. In the Holy Qur’an amidst an important discussion on the month of Ramadan, the following verse, which apparently has no direct connection with Ramadan, is included: …

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