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Taraweeh – An Academic Research

  Definition of Taraweeh Hafiz Ibn Hajar (R.A.) (died 852 a.h.) says in Fathul Baari – commentary of Bukhari: “Taraweeh is the plural of tarwehah which means one occasion of rest similar to the word  ’tasleemah’ from ’salaamah.’ Salaah in Jama’ah (congregation) in the nights of Ramadhaan  is called taraweeh, …

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18 Benefits of Fasting in Ramadaan

O ye who believe! Fasting is ordained for you, even as it was ordained for those before you, that ye may guard yourself (against evil)” Qur’an: Chapter 2, Verse 183). RAMADAN IS A MONTH of fasting and prayers for the Muslims. The fast consists of total abstinence from food and …

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Tarawih is 20 rak’ats. No less!

almiftah.com Moulana Muhammad Abbasomar The following article was written by myself and edited plus published by www.deoband.org a few years ago. May Allah Ta’ala use to guide us all. Ameen. In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. In recent times there has been a growth in …

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The Objectives of Fasting

http://www.ilmgate.org/the-objectives-of-fasting/ Photo lama mousa By Shaykh ‘Izz al-Dīn ibn ‘Abd al-Salām Translated by Abu Rumaysah A partial translation of Maqāsid al-Sawm   The Obligation of Fasting Allâh, Exalted is He says, “O you who have faith! Fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you – so …

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Informing People about Ramadan – Fabricated Hadith

   http://hadithanswers.com   Question: The following Hadith is widespread over the internet and I would like to know whether these are the words of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam): “If one informs another about Ramadan first, then hell fire will become forbidden for that individual” I couldn’t find the reference. Is …

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Allah’s Beautiful Name: Al-Hakeem – The Most Wise

  The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah has ninety-nine names, one hundred less one. Whoever ‘ahsaaha’ [enumerates them, believes in them, ponders their meanings, supplicates with them, and acts according to one’s belief in them] will enter Paradise.” [Saheeh Muslim] Ibn Jareer (rahimahullah) defines Al-Hakeem …

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Taraweeh,“Eight or Twenty?”

  The Truth In The Light of Ahadeeth   The following article, Taraweeh 8 or 20 is written by Moulana Zakariyya Memon as thesis for his Iftaa course. This article makes useful read to understand the issue clearly. The format is well laid out and well substantiated. May Allah accept …

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3 Inspirational Short Stories

The Prophet (peace be upon him) sometimes narrated stories of previous people to the companions. Of course, all these stories were facts and not made up, and the Prophet didn’t narrate them for entertainment but rather to learn lessons from them that we can apply to our own lives. Here …

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Overcome by Concern

  Muhammad bin ‘Ali bin ‘Abdillah Haddaad narrates the following incident from a person whom he knew: I was once present in the Jaami’ Musjid, in the city of Mansoor, on the Day of Jumu‘ah. While in the musjid, I noticed a man in the saff (row) in front of …

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