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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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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….


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…


The 15 Sha’ban Debate

 It is that time of the year whereby conflicting messages regarding the month of Sha’baan, and in particular the 15th of the month are being circulated. What is the reality of this month and it’s middle? باسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله وعلى آله صحبه أجمعين، The month of Sha’baan and it’s…

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Is there a vicious circle in Ramadan?

Picture this. So you’ve been killing yourself studying for your board exams, staying up late, cross-eyed from focusing and cramming your brain with information for the big day. Except, when it finally arrives, you oversleep because you’re too drained and miss the test!   Or imagine this. You’ve been planning your wedding and a lavish honeymoon in the Maldives. The…


Ramadan Is Coming!

SubhanAllah, it’s already that time of the year again. Hasn’t this year flown by so fast? Yet, the hearts are longing and the souls are in great need of enrichment. Oh Ramadan, we need you! We are waiting earnestly for you. My daughter’s latest favourite nasheed, which happens to be about Ramadan, goes – “Knock,…

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