Pregnant woman breaking her fast

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Question: Is there any penalty for a pregnant woman who breaks her fast due to weakness? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. If she broke the fast fearing on her own health or on the child’s health then she will have to keep one Qadha for the fast that she broke. There will no Kaffarah on her.[1] If a doctor recommends that she must not fast, it is … [Read more...]

The Purpose of Ramadan

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The Purpose of Ramadan The month of Ramadhan is not like any other month; its purpose is to rid man of those habits which he has accumulated throughout the rest of the year. It is a month that prepares man for the remaining eleven months by teaching him discipline and self control. Thus, Allah has made some acts which are beloved to man, like eating, drinking and fulfilling one’s desires, Haraam. If man can control these desires in this … [Read more...]

Taraweeh

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Proof of Taraweeh being Sunnat: It is reported by Abdur Rahman Ibn Auf (R.A.) that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Verily Allah Ta’ala made the fasting of Ramadhaan compulsory upon you and I Have made its standing (in Salaah) Sunnat for you. Hence whoever fasts the month of Ramadhaan and stands (in prayer) in Ramadhaan with faith and hoping for reward will emerge from his sins like the day his mother gave birth to him (Nasai … [Read more...]

(Fasting) In The Month Of Muharram

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Excellence Of Observing Saum (Fasting) In The Month Of Muharram   Abu Hurairah (radiallahu anh) reported: The Messenger of Allah (salallahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said, "The best month for observing Saum (fasting) next after Ramadan is the month of Allah, the Muharram; and the best Salat (prayer) next after the prescribed Salat is Salat at night (Tahajjud prayers).'' [Muslim] Ibn `Abbas (radiallahu anhuma) reported: The Messenger of … [Read more...]

Making the best in Ramadhan

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Making the best in Ramadhan   The Holy month of Ramadan is a great opportunity for all believers to reestablish their relationship with Almighty Allah . During this month, Allah opens the doors of guidance, mercy, and forgiveness and showers His blessings on mankind. Blessed are those who avail this opportunity and work hard to obtain the pleasure of Allah . Following are some points to remember that may help us have a better … [Read more...]

The Spirit of Ramadan

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The Spirit of RamadanAsad opened the refrigerator door and peered inside. His eyes fell on a huge chocolate cake and some sandwiches, the leftovers from yesterday’s tea.“Oh God! Why am I being punished like this?” He groaned silently.It was the first day of Ramadan and Asad was fasting. He had just returned from school and was feeling ravenous. After dropping his heavy backpack on the bedroom floor, he made a beeline for his favorite spot in the … [Read more...]