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The Objectives of Fasting

http://www.ilmgate.org/the-objectives-of-fasting/ 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 that hopefully you …

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Ready, Set, Go! Food & Nutrition for a Healthy Ramadan

By Karimah Bint Dawoud- Muslim Chaplain & Clinical Nutritionist Welcome Ramadan Alḥamdulillāh, all praise is due to Allah the Creator of the heaven and earth and everything in between.  It’s the perfect time to take our deen, our Islamic lifestyle, to another level that includes nutrition. Farewell to Fried Foods …

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The Meaning of Ramadan

    By Khalid Baig   Fasting during Ramadan was ordained during the second year of Hijrah. Why not earlier? In Makkah the economic conditions of the Muslims were bad. They were being persecuted. Often days would go by before they had anything to eat. It is easy to skip …

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Time is Money

Home We live in a world of import and export, a world in which most goods and commodities are available in most countries for most of the year. However, despite the year-round availability, there are many goods that enjoy a ‘peak season’. Astute businessmen are those who identify this period …

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Help Your Kids Confront ‘The-P-Word’: Pornography,

“Hina?” The voice on the other end of the line was ragged; it was obvious the caller had been crying. I felt panic rise in my chest. “What’s wrong? What’s happened?” Pause. Deep breath. And then: “It came into my house last night.” And there it was. Without any need …

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Works and supplications during pregnancy

By: Mufti Yusuf Shabbir Source: Nawadir There are many actions and supplications that have been mentioned by scholars based on the experience of the pious people of the past. They include the following: Actions Remain punctual on the five obligatory Ṣalāh and perform as many non-obligatory prayers. (Click here for …

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The Spirit of Ramadhaan – e-book

Introduction People are ‘creatures’ of habit. We all tend to have a daily routine revolving around the various responsibilities that weigh on our shoulders. Making breakfast for the kids… seeing them off to school… preparing lunch… attending to the domestic chores… and the list goes on. In general, we are …

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How To Really Get Ready For Ramadan

Many Muslims approach Ramadan with mixed feelings. On one hand they’ve heard how the Companions used to eagerly await Ramadan six months in advance. But on the other hand, they genuinely worry about the long hours of fasting (in hot weather in some cases) while they have to work.  Such …

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Preparing For Ramadhaan-The ‘Month Of Mercy’

  As the dawn of Ramadhaan approaches, offering us glimpse of its golden rays of purity, every Muslim around the world prepares to experience the warm ambience which only this month can bring. From Suhoor to Iftaar to Taraaweeh Salaah, Ramadhaan brings together brothers, sisters, parents and children. In order …

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A reflection before Ramadaan

  As the Middle for Shaaban draws closer, take a moment to stop and introspect. The most blessed, beautiful an auspicious month is dawning on us and it is up to us to ensure that we are ready to make the most of the month. By that I don’t mean …

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