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  2. Asalaamu Alaikum brothers and sisters. Just a humble request that on this blessed night please help save these children's lives: The children of Afghanistan desperately need our help. Over 3 million children are suffering from malnutrition of which a million are critical and could die. Help save a life then you gain rewards as if you saved the whole of humanity: "and whoever saves a life, it will be as if they saved all of humanity. (Qur'an:5:32). If tonight is Laylatul Qadr then each £1 is like donating for over 83 years! https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/malnutritionpacks4afghanistan *100% Donation policy - Zakaat eligible - PayPal accepted* OneNationUk.org - Reg Charity No:1156200 malnutrition crisis.jfif
  3. *A Million Afghani children at risk of dying of Malnutrition say's UNICEF:* One Nation are on the ground in Afghanistan providing Malnutrition support packs to affected families including Doctor & nurse check ups. Just 52 packs to hit target of 200: https://www.justgiving.com/malnutritionpacks4afghanistan *100% Donation policy - Zakat-PayPal* OneNationUk.org - Reg Charity No:1156200
  4. *A Million children in Afghanistan are at risk of dying of Malnutrition say's UNICEF:* OneNation are on the ground providing affected families with Malnutrition support packs which includes Doctor & nurse check ups. 130 packs already raised. Just £40 a pack. Please donate generously during these blessed days and nights and help save these children's lives: https://www.justgiving.com/malnutritionpacks4afghanistan *100% Donation policy - Zakat eligible, PayPal accepted* OneNationUk.org - Registered Charity No: 1156200
  5. Asalaamu Alaikum. During these last blessed days & nights I will be fundraising for a very important cause because 3.5 Million children are suffering from Malnutrition in Afghanistan of which 1 million are at risk of dying unless we help. One Nation are on the ground in Afghanistan providing Malnutrition support packs to families. 68 Packs already raised. Please support, share & donate generously during these blessed days and nights and we hope our donations fall on the most powerful night of the year insha'Allah: https://www.justgiving.com/malnutritionpacks4afghanistan *100% Donations policy - Zakaat eligible, Sadaqah, PayPal accepted* OneNationUk.org - Registered Charity No:115620
  6. *21st Night Tonight* Ibn Rajab al Hanbali (Ra) said: "O you who has wasted years of his life, there is nothing that will amend those lost and wasted years except for the night of Al-Qadr, for verily its value is equivalent to that of a lifetime." [Lata'if al-Ma'aarif, p.191] *Don't make this mistake every Ramadan - Life changing* https://youtu.be/Qtp-WS6_6eM *3.5 Million children in Afghanistan are suffering from malnutrition of which a Million are critical. 63 packs already raised. Help save their lives:* https://www.justgiving.com/malnutritionpacks4afghanistan
  7. How to make the most of the last 10 nights of Ramadan:
  8. *Dates of Odd Nights in last 10 days of Ramadan 2022:* The best nights of the year have arrived in which there is a night: "better than a 1000 months”[Qur'an: 97:3]. So surely we cannot afford to miss out on such an amazing and valuable opportunity. The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: "Search for this night in the off nights of the last 10 days of Ramadan". (Bukhari) Note: If you started fasting on Sun 3rd April then add 1 night on from: *21st Night: Thurs 21st April - From Maghrib to Fajr* *23rd Night: Sat 23rd April - From Maghrib to Fajr* *25th Night: Mon 25th April - From Maghrib to Fajr* *27th Night: Wed 27th April - From Maghrib to Fajr* *29th Night: Fri 29th April - From Maghrib to Fajr* *Regret Wasting Ramadan so far?* Al Hasan al-Basri (Ra) said: “Improve your performance in whatever time is left & you'll be forgiven for the time which has already passed. Take special care of whatever time you have left as you don't know when your soul will be turned over to Allah’s Mercy.” *Maximise the Last 10 Nights of Ramadan:* http://productivemuslim.com/laylatul-qadr-worship-plan-to-maximise-the-last-10-nights-of-ramadan/ Give generously during these blessed nights: Help save the lives of Malnourished children in Afghanistan where 3.5 Million are suffering from Malnutrition of which a Million are critical and could die. Give generously during these blessed nights and if it's Laylatul Qadr then every £1 is like giving over £30,000: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chaat4yemen *100% Donations policy - Sadaqah, Zakat - PayPal* OneNationUk.org - Registered Charity no: 1156200
  9. 12 Ways To Maximize I'tikaf

    The person who is in i’tikaf keeps away from the sins Ibn Abbas (RA) reported that Rasullullah (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said, (about him who engages in i’tikaf), “that he is safe from sin and he also gets that reward which everyone (outside i’tikaf) gets for pious deeds.” (Ibn Majah)
  10. Ramadan Worship Checklist

    Ramadan Self Improvement Checklist: http://1beautyofislam.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/ramadan-check-list.html
  11. Daily Ramadan Worship Timetable

    Daily Planning While planning your schedule, there are two points that should be taken into account. First, do not pile tasks on our schedule and wait till the appropriate minute to fulfill them. Instead, you should allocate an enough time for each task. Second, there are blessed moments in Ramadan that we should not miss by focusing on other tasks. For example, you should not visit people during Tarawih (night Prayer in Ramadan), or watch a religious program right after Fajr when you are supposed to do dhikr (remembrance of Allah) and read the Qur’an. Divide your day into at least 6 parts: – The morning: For sahur (pre-dawn meal) Tahajjud (Night Prayer), Fajr Prayer, reciting Qur’an after Fajr, istighfar (asking forgiveness). – Work: Fasting is not an excuse to be inefficient at work. It does not justify being ill tempered because you miss your coffee or cigarette. Concentrate on dhikr (remembrance of Allah) especially while waiting in traffic, driving to and from work, etc. – From `Asr to Maghrib: 30 minute nap, family time, reciting Qur’an, watching an educational program, reading about the Prophets´ stories, preparing Iftar (breaking the fasting meal) and any other task you planned for. – Breaking fast – `Isha’ and Tarawih: It is unnecessary to spend hours in traffic to go to a mosque with the best sheikh in the city. Choose a masjid in your neighborhood. – Night: This time depends on when you complete the Tarawih Prayers. (Family time, completing other tasks, Qiyam) – Keep each salah as a time interval between tasks, so you can pray at the masjid if possible. – Have intention for i´tikaf (staying in the masjid for a particular time period in the worship of Allah with certain conditions). Monthly Planning – Divide the month into three parts where each part consists of 10 days. This is an efficient way to accomplish your schedule in this blessed month. – Set the goals you want to fulfill in each of the 10 days. Write them in a separate column. You could concentrate on social tasks in the first 10 days, family tasks the following 10 days, du`aa’ and dhikr (personal spirituality) in the last ten days. I do not mean to totally separate your tasks, but give you a rough time period to focus on. – Start dividing these tasks and goals. If your lifestyle is organized with minimal surprises, you can plan these 10 days in advance. If not, try and make a draft for 2 days. Making a draft helps you feel less guilty if something unexpected happens. This does not mean that you get out of your actual task but, you might need to double the effort for the next 2 days. Place an X on completed tasks, to give you a sense of accomplishment. – For the last 10 days of Ramadan, try to intensify all kinds of `ibadat (acts of worship), especially praying at night. – Recite the whole Qur’an. In case you cannot read, listen to it and read the translation. ‘A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) reported: I asked: “O Messenger of Allah! If I realize Laylat Al-Qadr (Night of Decree), what should I supplicate in it?” He replied, “You should supplicate: Allahumma innaka `afuwwun, tuhibbul `afwa, fa`fu `anni (O Allah, You are Most Forgiving, and You love forgiveness; so forgive me).”(At-Tirmidhi) Last Night of Ramadan After all the effort of planning, helping others, praying, fasting and keeping good intentions, we will reach the last night of Ramadan hoping for the great reward of being saved from the fire and accepted in the Heaven. It is important to trust Allah that He will accept your hard work. At the night of `Eid, the joy is not because we are not supposed to fast the next day. Yet, it is because we have accomplished an act of worship that is most beloved to Almighty Allah. – Supplicate Allah that He accepts all of your efforts done in Ramadan, and that He supports you to sustain your productivity after Ramadan. – Share greetings for `Eid (feast). – Give the kids the joy of `Eid (new clothes, money, decorating the house, gifts, going to the park and making plans for the day of `Eid) – Do not forget to pay Zakat Al-Fitr (the charity paid during the month of Ramadan). It is preferable to delay it to the last days of Ramadan, as reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him) in this concern. However, scholars stated that it is permissible to give it during the whole month. – Do not forget the families with limited income. Although you pay your Zakat Al-Fitr, you are still asked to donate for those people in order to bless them with Ramadan and `Eid. – As soon as the authorities prove it to be the end of Ramadan, start repeating the Takbir (Saying “Allahu Akbar” [i.e. Allah is the Greatest]) and teach it to the young ones. _________________________ Source: productivemuslim.com
  12. Daily Ramadan Worship Routine

    What to recite when lying down in bed: The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: ‘Whoever reads this when he lies down to sleep will have a guardian from Allah remain with him and Satan will not be able to come near him until he rises in the morning: 'Aamanar-Rasoolu bimaa 'unzila mir-Rabbihi walmu'minoon, kullun 'aamana billaahi wa malaa'ikatihi wa Kutubihi wa Rusulihi, laa nufarriqu bayna 'ahadim-mir-Rusulihi, wa qaaloo sami'naa wa 'ata'naa ghufraanaka Rabbanaa wa 'ilaykal-maseer. Laa yukallifullaahu nafsan 'illaa wus'ahaa, lahaa maa kasabat wa 'alayhaa mak-tasabat, Rabbanaa laa tu'aakhithnaa 'in naseenaa 'aw 'akhta'naa, Rabbanaa wa laa tahmil 'alaynaa 'isran kamaa hamaltahu 'alal-latheena min qablinaa, Rabbanaa wa laa tuhammilnaa maa laa taaqata lanaa bihi, wa'fu 'annaa, waghfir lanaa warhamnaa, 'Anta Mawlaanaa fansurnaa 'alal-qawmil-kaafireen. The Messenger believes in what has been send down to him from his Lord, and so do the believers. Each one believes in Allah, His Angels, His Books, and His Messengers. They say: "We make no distinction between any of His Messengers," and they say: "We hear, and we obey. (We seek) Your Forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the return." Allah burdens not a person beyond what he can bear. He gets reward for that (good) which he has earned, and he is punished for that (evil) which he has earned. Our Lord! Punish us not if we forget or fall into error. Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden like that which You did lay on those before us. Our Lord! Put not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Pardon us and grant us forgiveness. Have mercy on us. You are our Protector, and help us against the disbelieving people. (Muslim 1/554) Also reciting the last ten verses in Surah Baqarah at night is said to ward away Shaythaan and calamities, illnesses, worries from ones home so ones whole family is protected that night. Those 10 verses are: The first four ayah’s of Surah Baqarah; Ayat ul Kursi and the two verses following it and the last three verses of the Surah.
  13. Tips for Mother's to Maximise the last 10 days of Ramadan: https://www.muslimommy.com/blog/maximize-your-last-days-of-ramadan
  14. How can busy Moms make the best of Ramadan? http://productivemuslim.com/ramadan-interview-series-transcript-how-can-busy-moms-manage-their-time-during-ramadan/
  15. Daily Ramadan Worship Plan for Workers and Mothers You can adapt this timetable around your daily routine and circumstances: Note: If you are working or a fulltime Mother then you must get to sleep as soon as you possibly can after Isha and taraweeh. This is so that you can awaken for Tahajjud prayer and make Dua at the most important time when Dua's are readily accepted by Allah before Fajr begins. So only do tasks that are absolutely necessary after Taraweeh. If you have new borns then you will need to sleep when your baby sleeps and build this worship routine around your babies routine: 1. Awaken for Suhoor by reciting the Dua for awakening from sleep and make Miswak Make Wudu and pray 2 Rakah Tahiyyatul Wudu each time after Wudu today or if already awake then prepare for Suhoor and include an odd number of dates. Eat Suhoor Note: Ensure you leave enough time after eating Suhoor to pray Tahajjud and make sincere Dua before Fajr begins as Dua during this time is readily accepted Pray 2 x 2 Rakah Tahajjud 20 minutes before Fajr begins make sincere Dua begging Allah for forgiveness and asking of him of whatever you like and thanking him for his favours as this is the best time to make Dua which is readily accepted at this time. 2. Prepare for Fajr prayer - Make Wudu - Pray Tahiyyatul Wudu - Use Miswak Pray 2 Sunnah Pray Fajr - with congregation for men - Walk to the Masjid for reward of every step - Read 2 Rakah Tahiyyatul Masjid before sitting in the Masjid Note: To leave so that you get to the Masjid for the Adhan or at least enough time to pray 2 Rakah Tahiyyatul Masjid upon arrival at the Masjid. Also for men to wear best clothing and Ittar to the Masjid If you can then - After Fajr remain seated and worship by making dhikr and reciting the Qur'an until Sunrise and pray 2 x 2 Rakah Salaatul Ishraaq OR sleep and awaken by praying 2 x 2 Rakah Salaatul Duha. If not then go to sleep straight to sleep. 3. Go to work or complete daily tasks and chores If working then skip to point 5 otherwise continue: 06:00 - 09:00 - Complete daily tasks and chores Note: Complete daily tasks including preparing Iftaar food as this will ensure valuable time is saved after Asr which is the time of worship and Dua. Alternatively prepare food for the week on a Sunday and freeze. 09:00 - 10:00 - Read a book or listen to lecture on an Islamic topic 10:00 - 11:00 - Rest or do Dhikr/contemplate and ponder over the creations of Allah and the favours he has done for us. 11:00 - 12:00 - Recite one Juz (chapter) of Qur'an before Dhuhur 12:00 - 12:30 - Make Dhikr and Dua 4. Prepare for Dhuhur prayer - Make Wudu - Pray Tahiyyatul Wudu - Use Miswak Pray 4 Sunnah before the Fard and 2 Sunnah and 2 Nawafil after the Fard Pray Dhuhur - with congregation for men - Walk to the Masjid for reward of every step - Read 2 Rakah Tahiyyatul Masjid before sitting in the Masjid After Dhuhur take a nap for 20-30 minutes. This is very important as it will help you to keep awake and energised through Taraweeh prayers after Isha. spend from 14:30 - 15:30 memorising any Surah from the Qur'an or Adkhar 15:30 - 16:00 - Rest 16:00 - 16:30 - Reading or listening to a lecture regarding Islamic knowledge like Tafseer of the Qur'an or Seerah or any other Islamic topic. 16:30 - 17:00 - Rest 5. 17:00 - 18:00 - Read one Juz (chapter) of the Qur'an or if back from work then rest for 30 minutes. 18:00 - 18:30 - Dhikr and Dua Prepare for Asr prayer - Make Wudu - Pray Tahiyyatul Wudu - Use Miswak Pray 4 Sunnah before the Fard Pray Asr - with congregation for men - Walk to the Masjid for reward of every step - Read 2 Rakah Tahiyyatul Masjid before sitting in the Masjid 6. After Asr prayer devote the time to reciting the Qur'an and reading Tafseer (Meanings of the verses) for a minimum of one hour 20 minutes before Maghrib begins make sincere Dua begging Allah for forgiveness and asking of him of whatever you like and thanking him for his favours as this is the best time to make Dua which is readily accepted at this time. Eat Iftaar - begin with an odd number of dates Note: DO NOT OVEREAT AS THIS WILL HAVE A DETRIMENTAL EFFECT ON WORSHIP Prepare for Maghrib prayer - Make Wudu - Pray Tahiyyatul Wudu - Use Miswak Pray Maghrib - Walk to the Masjid for reward of every step - Read 2 Rakah Tahiyyatul Masjid before sitting in the Masjid Pray 2 Sunnah and minimum of 2 Nawaful after the Fard prayer Note: The time between Iftaar and Maghrib Jamaat (congregation) is very short so have a few dates with fruit then pray Maghrib and eat properly afterwards. Even if not praying at the Masjid then pray first and eat properly afterwards. 7. Make Wudu or have a bath and prepare for Isha prayer Note: Ensure you prepare for Isha + Taraweeh before hand by readying clothes etc as the time between Iftaar and Taraweeh is very short. Pray 4 Sunnah before the Fard and 2 Sunnah and 2 Nawafil after the Fard and before Taraweeh begins Pray Isha - with congregation for men - Walk to the Masjid for reward of every step - Read 2 Rakah Tahiyyatul Masjid before sitting in the Masjid Pray 3 Witr with congregation or after Taraweeh or one may delay it until just before Fajr begins After coming back from Isha + Taraweeh then either get straight to sleep or if will remain awaken until Suhoor in worship then go to point 8. Before sleep to recite Surah Mulk and Surah Sajdah and ensure you go to sleep with Wudu and Sunnah's of before sleep. 8. Recite a minimum one Juz of the Qur'an and also read some Tafseer for between 60 - 90 minutes. Make Dhikr/contemplation for 30 minutes and then prepare and eat Suhoor. Repeat the points again for each day Daily Worship target list: Recite minimum 1 Juz (Chapter) a day Read one page of Islamic knowledge Read one page of Tafseer of the Qur'an Learn one Ayah (verse) of the Quran Pray the 12 Rakah Sunnah daily (2 Rakah Fajr, 4+2 Rakah Dhuhur, 2 Rakah Maghrib, 2 Rakah Isha) Pray minimum 10 Rakah Nawafil daily (2 Rakah Nawafil Tahajjud, 2 Rakah Salaatul Duha, 2 Rakah Nawafil of Dhuhur, 2 Rakah Nawafil of Maghrib, 2 Rakah Nawafil of Isha) Also 2 Rakah Tahiyyatul Wudu after each Wudu and 2 Rakah Tahiyyatul Masjid whenever entering Masjid before sitting down) 500 Dhikr daily minimum out of the following: 1. Subhaanallah - Glory be to Allah 2. Alhamdulillah - All praise be to Allah 3. Allahu Akbar - Allah is the greatest 4. Laa ilaaha illallah - There is no worthy of worship except Allah 5. La hawla wa la quwatta illah billah-Hil aliyyil adheem - There is no power or might except with Allah 6. Asthaghfirullah-halladhee Laa ilaaha illa-huwal Hayyul Qayyuumu Wa athoobu Ilay - ‘I ask forgiveness from Allah the One whom there is no deity worthy of worship except He, the Ever-Living and Sustainer and I repent to Him’ three times, Allah would forgive his sins even if they were as much as the foam of the sea. Or the shorter version: Asthaghfirullah - I seek Allah's forgiveness 7. Sub-Haan'Allahi Wa bi-ham'dihi Sub-haan'Allah-IL Adheem - Glory be to Allah and Praise Him, Glory be to Allah, The Supreme, and Praise Him Or shorter version: Sub-Haan'Allahi Wa bi-ham'dihi - Glory be to Allah and Praise Him 8. Subhāna-llāhi, wa-l-hamdu li-llāhi, wa lā ilāha illā-llāhu, wa-llāhu akbar. Wa lā hawla wa lā quwwata illā bi-llāhi-l-aliyyi-l-azīm - Glory be to Allah, All Praise is for Allah, There is No God but Allah, Allah is the Greatest 9. Lā ilāha illā-llāhu waḥdahu lā sharīka lahu lahu-l-mulku wa lahu-l-ḥamdu yuhyi wa yumītu wa huwa ḥayyu-llā yamūtu abadan abada, ḏū-l-jalāli wa-l-ikrām, biyadihi-l-khayr, wa huwa alā kulli Shay-in qadīr - (There is) none worthy of worship except Allah. He is only One. (There is) no partners for Him. For Him (is) the Kingdom. And for Him (is) the Praise. He gives life and acuses death. And He (is) Alive. He will not die, never, ever. Possessor of Majesty and Reverence. In His hand (is) the goodness. And He (is) the goodness. And He (is) on everything powerful. Or the shorter version: Laa ilaaha illal-laahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu wa huwa ‘alaa kulli shay-in qadeer - There is No God But Allah Alone, who has no partner. His is the dominion and His is the raise, and He is Able to do all things 10. Astaghfirullah al-'Adheemal-ladhi la ilaha illa Huwal-Hayyul-Qayyum wa atubu ilaih (I seek the forgiveness of Allah the Mighty, Whom there is none worthy except Him, the Living, The Eternal, and I repent unto Him) 11. Allahumma anta Rabbi la ilaha illa anta, Anta Khalaqtani wa ana abduka, wa ana 'ala ahdika wa wa'dika mastata'tu, A'udhu bika min Sharri ma sana'tu, abu'u Laka bini'matika 'alaiya, wa Abu Laka bidhanbi faghfirli innahu la yaghfiru adhdhunuba illa anta (O Allah! You are my Lord! None has the right to be worshipped but You. You created me and I am Your slave, and I am faithful to my covenant and my promise as much as I can. I seek refuge with You from all the evil I have done. I acknowledge before You all the blessings You have bestowed upon me, and I confess to You all my sins. So I entreat You to forgive my sins, for nobody can forgive sins except You.) 12. Recite the following abundantly especially during the last ten nights of Ramadan. Allahumma innaka 'afuwwun tuhibbul 'afwa fa'fu 'annee - 'Say: O Allah, You are pardoning and You love to pardon, so pardon me.' NOTE: We should also send much salutations to our beloved Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), especially on Jummah. The best way of doing this is to recite much of Durood e Ibrahim which is what we recite during every Salaah just before we finish: ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA AALI MUHAMMADIN KAMAA SALLAITA ALA IBRAHIMA WA ALA AALI IBRAHIMA INNAKA HAMIDUM MAJID. ALLAHUMMA BAARIK ALA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA AALI MUHAMMADIN KAMAA BAARAKTA ALA IBRAHIMA WA ALA AALI IBRAHIMA INNAKA HAMIDUM MAJID. Oh Allah! Send blessings upon (Holy Prophet) Muhammad and upon the followers of (Holy Prophet) Muhammad as You sent blessings upon Ibraheem and upon the followers of Ibraheem; indeed, You are praiseworthy and glorious. Oh Allah! Bless (Holy Prophet) Muhammad and the follower of (Holy Prophet) Muhammad as You blessed Ibraheem and the follower of Ibraheem; indeed, You are praise worthy and glorious. Or the shortest Durood is: Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallim - Blessings of Allah be upon him and peace
  16. Sisters recite the Dua of Laylatul Qadr abundantly during the last 10 nights: اَللَّهُمَّ اِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ ، تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي Allahumma innaka ‘affuwwun tuhibbul ‘afwa fa’fu ‘anni’ ‘ O Allah You are The One Who forgives greatly, and loves to forgive, so forgive me. [at Tirmidhi] This Dua is a true blessing to our Ummah which was given to us by Allah the majestic to the Prophet [Sallallahu laihi Wasallam] to the most beloved person to him: Aisha [RA]. So that makes the Dua extra special. Normally when we ask for forgiveness then Allah may forgive us but may still mention the sin to us on the Day of Judgement. But in this Dua we are asking Allah to completely wipe away our sins so that they are totally erased. So recite this Dua frequently during this blessed night to get your sins totally wiped out and come out as sinless as a newborn baby. Subhanallah!
  17. Taking on your Period During Ramadan! So, you have been fasting consistently. The headaches and dehydration have passed. You are really beginning to take advantage of the blessings that Ramadhan brings. And no clearer than the end of this sentence. There it is, right on time. Your period. The worst thing that can happen during Ramadhan. No more fasting, no more praying, until it has ended. What are you to do? Continue earning the blessings of Ramadan during your menses! Now is not the time to fall back into bad habits, you can still participate and earn the blessings of this holy month. I’m sure you spend plenty of time online, and/or listening to your iPod. Yes, Apple has an app for that. You can listen to and read Qur’an from your iPhone, iPod, or favorite web browser. You may actually find yourself reading more than you realize, too! If you read a minimum of five pages of Qur’an per day, insha’Allah you will be done by the end of Ramadhan. Okay, you can’t pray, no big deal. But you can do dhikr. Prayer is a way or remembering Allah (SWT) . As you are waiting for your family and friends to pray, simply do dhikr during the time in which you would be praying instead. Dhikr is repeating ‘Allahu Akbar‘, ‘Alhamdulillah‘, and ‘Subhanallah‘ 33 times each. It’s a very meditating and calming activity. In actuality you can still pray. Even without purification, at any time you may fall in Sujood, or prostration (face on the floor, palms down) and make supplication to Allah (SWT) for anything that concerns you. You can make supplication sitting down with hands raised to your Creator at anytime as well. You don’t have to have any special supplications memorized, or even speak in Arabic. Talk to Allah (SWT) as though He (SWT) were your best friend, and you will find that He (SWT) is. You will begin going to Him (SWT) more and more, even after Ramadan is over. It’s not only by doing more good deeds that you improve your character, but also by drawing yourself closer to Allah (SWT) ; as you grow closer to Him (SWT) , He (SWT) changes your character and therefore your deeds change as a result of the change in your heart. Allah (SWT) says in the Qur’an: “… Allah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you.” 2:185 Feeding people has a blessing of its own. However, during the month of Ramadan, it’s like a multi-level marketing business! If you feed a person who has been fasting, your earn the blessings of their fast as if you had fasted the entire day yourself! Volunteer at your local mosque, sponsor Iftar one night, or contribute to a potluck. Encourage your friends who are also not fasting to join you, and gain blessings from their good deeds as well. Before you know it, your menses will be over. Purifying yourself after your menses After your menses has ended, you must purify yourself through a process called ghusool before you can begin fasting and resume praying as normal. First, remove all your jewelry or anything that may get in the way of the water touching your skin, and un-braid any braids or pony tails that you may have in your hair. Bathe your private parts, and pour three cup fulls of water of your hair, making sure that water gets to your scalp. Then continue your ghusool as you would when making Wudhu. But before you wash your feet, bathe and wash your entire body until you are fully clean. Then, wash your feet and end your ghusool by saying the shahada: Ashhadu inna la ilaha illa Allah, wa ashhadu inna Muhammadun rasool Allah. Remember, the water should touch every single part of your body – if even one hair remains dry, your ghusool is not valid! If, for some reason, your menses has continued for more than 15 days, perform ghusool as stated above, and go back to your praying and fasting as you normally would. Scholars differ on the number of days, between 11-15 days. They all agree however that it is not considered to be your menses but rather a discharge. You simply purify yourself before each prayer, then pray and fast as normal. Don’t let something as small as your menses get in between you and your blessings. Remember that Ramadan is not simply about giving up food, praying, and fasting, but it is truly about purifying your heart and your deeds — leaving things that Allah (SWT) dislikes and doing more of the things that He (SWT) loves with no intention other than to please Him (SWT) . Source: http://muslimgirl.com/2509/taking-on-your-period-during-ramadan/
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