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Rulings on Ramadaan for Women

This is an extract of the rulings related to Ramadaan for women from Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih Aal ‘Uthaymeen’s rulings on female bleeding entitled Ithnaani wa Khamsoona Su’aalan ‘an Ahkaam il-Hayd (Fifty-Two Questions on the Laws Concerning Menstruation) translated by Dr. Bilal Philips. Some questions from a collection of Islaamic rulings on women’s issues, Fataawaa […]

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Salaah at-Taraaweeh (The Night Prayer) & I’tikaaf

Taraaweeh literally means “rest pauses.” This name was given in later generations to the night prayer during Ramadaan because of the pause observed after every four rak’ahs (units of prayer). The name was not used by the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) neither did he pray twenty rak’ahs. In fact, he called it Salaatul-Layl and […]

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Prophetic Reflections on Ramadaan

A collection of Ahadeeth compiled and translated by Dr. Bilal. A detailed explanation of the Ahadeeth will be put up soon Insha Allaah. 1. Aboo Umaamah said: I came to Allaah’s Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and asked, “Instruct me to do something which will put me in paradise,” and he replied,“You should fast for […]

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Why do Muslims Fast?

Most of us who are fighting the battle of the bulge have experimented with some form of fasting, like an all fruit fast, a water fast or an sugar-free fast, you name it. But what many may find rather strange and intriguing is a whole nation of people; be it man or woman, old or […]

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Ramadaan and Fasting

The word Ramadaan comes from the noun Ramad, which refers to “the heat of the stones arising from the intense heat of the sun.” The ninth month was named Ramadaan because when the Arabs changed the names of the months from the ancient language, they named them according to the seasons in which they happen […]

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Fasting – A Way of Life

The ultimate goal of the fast is to develop Taqwaa (consciousness of God) in humans, as Allah said, “…so that it may produce Taqwaa in you.”1 Taqwaa is among the highest moral qualities that a Muslim can attain. It is produced by placing a shield between one’s self and Allah’s wrath as the root meaning […]

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