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Ramadan: A Chance for a Fresh Beginning

Allah the Most High gives us ample opportunities and chances in our lives for a fresh start and a new beginning. These opportunities from Allah define our progression toward our eternal goal and purpose. Ramadan is definitely one such opportunity, and perhaps even the best of them. Many Ramadans have we witnessed and lived, many…

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Umdat al-Talib | Book of Fasting

- Imam Ibn Qudamah states that fasting is a special act of worship and has qualities that are not found in other acts. It is something that has been ascribed to Allah without an explicit reward. This ascription to Allah raises this act to a position of higher nobility. – The virtue of fasting is…

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A Mother’s Ramadan

4 days of Ramadan had passed and I hadn’t fasted a single fast yet. And I had intended to fast this year eagerly awaiting its arrival. And I did try. I woke up, ate suhoor, prayed Fajr slept, woke up in the morning and that’s when the nausea began. I kept running upstairs to the…

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Journeying with the Quran

We all know that the purpose of Revelation of the Quran is Guidance – to bring people out of darkness and into the Light. And yet, even as we consider it a universal guidance for all of mankind, we must also understand the significance of the Quran as a guide for each and every one…

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Will This Ramadan Be Different?

“I feel nervous”, “How will I do it?” and other such phrases have crossed my mind just a few weeks ago, as I pushed through the working days in a fast-paced, on-the-go, on-your-feet-all-day kind of job in a kindergarten. While the excitement for Ramadan fills the air, while the countdown begins, while the pre-Ramadan workshops…

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Akhsar Al-Mukhtasarat | Book of Fasting

كِتَابُ اَلصِّيَامِ The Beginning of Ramadan يَلْزَمُ كُلَّ مُسْلِمٍ مُكَلَّفٍ قَادِرٍ بِرُؤْيَةِ اَلْهِلَالِ  وَلَوْ مِنْ عَدْلٍ, أَوْ بِإِكْمَالِ شَعْبَانَ, أَوْ وُجُودِ مَانِعٍ مِنْ رُؤْيَتِهِ لَيْلَةَ اَلثَّلَاثِينَ مِنْهُ كَغَيْمٍ وَجَبَلٍ وَغَيْرِهِمَا, وَإِنْ رُئِيَ نَهَارًا فَهُوَ لِلْمُقْبِلَةِ. وَإِنْ صَارَ أَهْلًا لِوُجُوبِهِ فِي أَثْنَائِهِ. أَوْ قَدِمَ مُسَافِرٌ مُفْطِرًا, أَوْ طَهُرَتْ حَائِضٌ أَمْسَكُوا وَقَضَوْا.  وَمَنْ أَفْطَرَ لِكِبَرٍ أَوْ مَرَضٍ لَا…

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The Other Side of Ramadan

Today more than half of Ramadan has flown past us and we are more and not still wondering why we don’t feel that blessed vibe of Ramadan. We may wait for Ramadan to arrive and for the Shayateen to be chained so that we can start working on ourselves. What we need to remember, and…

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Struggling with Exams in Ramadan

Dad: Do you have enough money to last you this Ramadan? Me: Hmm.. Dad: What happened? Did you have Suhoor? Me: Uh..no. Couldn’t wake up last night. Dad: What? Why? How are the fasts going? Me: Alhamdulilah good. But I can’t even put in 4 hours of serious study with the exams round the corner….

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Don’t Be Like That Smelly Guy

Okay, pull your trainers on, and get ready for the race of the year! Ramadan! Our beloved guest is here and we’ve got some serious training to do. And I’m here to help you shape up. Now, what’s really interesting is that most people don’t realize that Ramadan is a race. From the first sighting of…

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