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  1. 7 Good Deeds To Continue After Ramadan

    What next after Ramadan?
  2. Fasting 6 days of Shawwal : The Reward of an entire year of fasting: Abû Ayyûb al-Ansârî relates that Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) says: "Whoever fasts the month of Ramadan and then follows it with six days of fasting in the month of Shawwâl, it will be as if he had fasted the year through." [sahîh Muslim (1163)] The month of Shawwâl is singled out for the observance of extra fasts, since this month follows immediately after Ramadan. The six days of voluntary fasting are to the obligatory fast of Ramadan what the Sunnah prayers are to the obligatory prayers. Al-Nawawî observes [sharh Sahîh Muslim (8/56)]: Scholars have explained that it is like observing a year of fasting because the reward of one's good deeds are multiplied tenfold. Therefore fasting the month of Ramadan is like fasting for ten months and fasting six days in the month of Shawwâl is like fasting for two months. Subhaanallah! How generous is Allah who loves to give abundantly to his slaves. Fast the 6 days on Mondays, Thursdays and the white days: It is even more rewarding to fast on the days where it is Sunnah to do voluntary fasts such as each Monday and Thursday and the White days (13th, 14th & 15th of each Islamic month). The 3 white days in the month of Shawwal will fall on: 13th Shawwal will be on Saturday 9th August, 14th Shawwal on Saturday 10th August and 15th Shawwal on Sunday the 11th of August. Do not delay in doing good deeds: We may not get such an opportunity again so we should not delay in doing good deeds lest we are taken by Death and our good deed accounts get closed forever. So the opportunity to do good is NOW as we may not have a tomorrow. We have until the 25th of August to keep the 6 fasts which is when the month of Shawwal ends.
  3. ONLY 6 days left from tomorrow (Wednesday 20th August) to keep the 6 fasts of Shawwal: The Prophet (Sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam) said: “The people of Paradise do not regret anything more than regretting an hour they spent (in this life) without mentioning Allaah.” [At-Tabaraani]. Sa’eed At-Tanookhi,(Ra),used to cry if for any reason he had missed a congregational prayer. Ibn Mas’ood,may Allaah (Ra), said, "I never regretted anything more than regretting a day which passed in which I did not increase (upon) my virtuous deeds." Let us not be of those that missed out on these immense rewards and then regretted it in the Hereafter when we see the mountains of rewards we missed out on! For on that day we will beg our own Mothers for just one good deed and we will not be given it for we will all be in need of every deed on that day so pile up the good deeds now before it is too late!!!
  4. It is not too late to fast the 6 days of Shawwal and get rewarded like fasting for an entire year! Thawban (Ra) relates that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whoever fasts Ramadan, and then six days after Eid, it is [like fasting] an entire year. Whoever does a good deed shall have ten times its reward.” (Ibn Majah, Muntaqa)
  5. 20 Sunnah's To Do On Eid

    Celebrating Eid the Sunnah way:
  6. 5 Things To Do On Laylatul Qadr

    Better than a 1000 months:
  7. Get 80 years of Nafil worship reward in just 10 minutes![using large font size is not allowed] HADITH RECORDED IN TABRANI ON THE AUTHORITY OF ABDULLAH IBN ABBAS Abu Hurairah Radiallahu anhu reports that the Holy Prophet (SAW) said, “Whoever recites the following Durood eighty times immediately after Asr Salaat on Friday, before standing up from his place, Allah will forgive eighty years of sins and grant him the reward equivalent to eighty years of worship.” (Allahumma salli alaa muhammadinin nabiyyil ummiyyi wa-ala aalihi wasallim tasleema) Translation: O Allah bless Muhammad, the unlettered Prophet, and his family and grant them best of peace. HADITH RECORDED IN JAME SAGEER ON THE AUTHORITY OF ABU HURAIRAH Let us all recite this today(Jumma) after Asr by reading this durood 80 times remaining seated after Asr Salaah and we will get 80 years of Nafil (superogatory) worship reward. How generous is Allah for we can never imagine! Let us also recite this from now on every Jumma after Asr Salah!
  8. Recite this Durood just 80 times immediately after Asr on Jummah for th forgiveness of 80 years of minor sins and the reward of 80 years of Nawafil (voluntary) worship: Subhanallah we cannot comprehend the generosity of Allah. He looks for every excuse to reward us and forgive our sins!
  9. Two Raka'ahs Sunnah after entering Masjid Abu Qatadah (RA) narrated the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) as saying: “If any one of you enters a Masjid, he should pray two rak`ahs before sitting.” (Al-Bukhari & Muslim) Tahiyyatul Wudu - 2 Raka'ahs Sunnah after doing Wudu (Ablution) Abu Hurayrah (RA) reported the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) saying to Bilal (RA): “Tell me about the best of your deeds (i.e. one which you deem the most rewarding) since your embracing Islam because I heard your footsteps in front of me in Paradise.” Bilal (RA) replied: “I do not consider any act of mine more rewarding than that whenever I make ablution at any time of night or day, I perform Prayer for as much as was destined for me to do.” (Al-Bukhari & Muslim)”
  10. Dates for the last 10 Nights & Laylatul Qadr - UK So valuable is Laylatul Qadr (The Night of Power) that the Quran devotes a special surah to it “Lailatul Qadr is better than a thousand months” [97:3] Abu Huraira (RA) narrated that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whoever stands (in prayer) in Laylatul Qadr while nourishing his faith with self-evaluation, expecting reward from Allah, will have all of his previous sins forgiven.” (Bukhari and Muslim). Not only does the worship of this one night surpass the value of 30,000 nights which is over 83 YEARS OF WORSHIP but an entire lifetime of sins wiped out in this unique and blessed night!Subhanallah! There is no way we can afford to miss out on such a blessed night! According to authentic narrations Laylatul Qadr can be found in any of the last ten nights of Ramadan. Therefore we should try our utmost to worship in all of the last ten nights of Ramadan. If one cannot worship the whole of the last ten nights then one should strive to worship in as many of the last ten nights as is possible in order to gain these immense rewards. Surely to miss out on such rewards will be a source of huge regret on the day of Judgement.. It is also said that Laylatul Qadr moves around the last ten nights of Ramadan and that it is more likely to be found in the odd numbered nights of the last 10 nights of Ramadan: 21st night, 23rd, 25th, 27th & 29th nights. So if we cannot worship the whole of the last ten nights of Ramadan then we should at least worship the last odd nights. If we still cannot do that then we should worship the 27th night but there is no guarantee that this will be the auspicious night of Power. So in order to catch this night then we must worship all the last 10 nights or as many as we can possibly manage. The Dates for the last ten nights of Ramadan In the Uk for 2014 are as follows: 21st Night - Friday 18th of July - From Maghrib until Fajr 22nd Night - Saturday 19th of July 8th - From Maghrib until Fajr 23rd Night - Sunday 20th of July - From Maghrib until Fajr 24th Night - Monday 21st of July - From Maghrib until Fajr 25th Night - Tuesday 22nd of July - From Maghrib until Fajr 26th Night - Wednesday 23rd of July - From Maghrib until Fajr 27th Night - Thursday 24th of July - From Maghrib until Fajr 28th Night - Friday 25th of July - From Maghrib until Fajr. 29th Night - Saturday 26th of July - From Maghrib until Fajr 30th Night - Sunday 27th July - From Maghrib until Fajr. If Ramadan is 29 days then Eid Ul Fitr will be on - Monday 28th of July. If Ramadan is 30 days then Eid ul Fitr will be on - Tuesday 29th of July Insha'Allah Remember: We can gain 83 years of worship reward and forgiveness for an entire lifetime of sins for worshipping on this one special night. So we CANNOT afford to miss out. If we are working on the days after those nights and we can take those days or go work later on that day then we should try to, even if it means we to work go tired on those days, so be it as it is only once a year whre this opportunity comes and we may NEVER get such an opportunity again as we may not be alive next year! So make the commitment! So we should all make a firm commitment to devote ourselves in worship on all of the last 10 nights, if not then on the odd numbered nights, if not then at least on as many nights as we can. If we still cannot do that then at least on the 27th night. We should worship Allah with full sincerity, hope for immense reward, forgiveness and mercy from Allah for an entire lifetime of sins. We should also make a firm commitment to Allah that we will change ourselves for the better for the rest of the year as Ramadan is for life not just for one month. We must remember that our time is very short and that this may well be our very last Ramadan as it was the last Ramadan for so many who thought they would make it! So let us grab this opportunity with both hands! If we walk towards Allah then he will run towards us! The following threads will help to make the best of the last ten days & nights of Ramadan: 10 ways to Maximise the Last 10 nights of Ramadan: http://www.gawaher.com/topic/739328-10-ways-to-maximize-the-last-10-days-of-ramadan/ 5 things to do on Laylatul Qadr: http://www.gawaher.com/topic/733206-5-things-to-do-on-laylatul-qadr/ Worship Plan to Maximise Laylatul Qadr: http://www.gawaher.com/topic/741036-worship-plan-to-maximise-laylatul-qadr-night-of-power/ May Allah enable us to make the best of the last 10 days & nights of Ramadan and enable us to gain the maximum rewards from this special, unique and auspicious night. Ameen
  11. 5 Things To Do On Laylatul Qadr

    FOUR Things You Can Do On Laylatul Qadr http://youtu.be/ndL_q8BHPb4
  12. Do You Want To See Allah? ᴴᴰ - Amazing Ramadan Reminder [video=youtube_share;2sINPMvdfQE]
  13. Dates for the last 10 Nights & Laylatul Qadr - UK So valuable is Laylatul Qadr (The Night of Power) that the Quran devotes a special surah to it “Lailatul Qadr is better than a thousand months” [97:3] Abu Huraira (RA) narrated that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whoever stands (in prayer) in Laylatul Qadr while nourishing his faith with self-evaluation, expecting reward from Allah, will have all of his previous sins forgiven.” (Bukhari and Muslim). Not only does the worship of this one night surpass the value of 30,000 nights which is over 83 YEARS OF WORSHIP but an entire lifetime of sins wiped out in this unique and blessed night!Subhanallah! There is no way we can afford to miss out on such a blessed night! According to authentic narrations Laylatul Qadr can be found in any of the last ten nights of Ramadan. Therefore we should try our utmost to worship in all of the last ten nights of Ramadan. If one cannot worship the whole of the last ten nights then one should strive to worship in as many of the last ten nights as is possible in order to gain these immense rewards. Surely to miss out on such rewards will be a source of huge regret on the day of Judgement.. It is also said that Laylatul Qadr moves around the last ten nights of Ramadan and that it is more likely to be found in the odd numbered nights of the last 10 nights of Ramadan: 21st night, 23rd, 25th, 27th & 29th nights. So if we cannot worship the whole of the last ten nights of Ramadan then we should at least worship the last odd nights. If we still cannot do that then we should worship the 27th night but there is no guarantee that this will be the auspicious night of Power. So in order to catch this night then we must worship all the last 10 nights or as many as we can possibly manage. The Dates for the last ten nights of Ramadan In the Uk for 2014 are as follows: 21st Night - Friday 18th of July - From Maghrib until Fajr 22nd Night - Saturday 19th of July 8th - From Maghrib until Fajr 23rd Night - Sunday 20th of July - From Maghrib until Fajr 24th Night - Monday 21st of July - From Maghrib until Fajr 25th Night - Tuesday 22nd of July - From Maghrib until Fajr 26th Night - Wednesday 23rd of July - From Maghrib until Fajr 27th Night - Thursday 24th of July - From Maghrib until Fajr 28th Night - Friday 25th of July - From Maghrib until Fajr. 29th Night - Saturday 26th of July - From Maghrib until Fajr 30th Night - Sunday 27th July - From Maghrib until Fajr. If Ramadan is 29 days then Eid Ul Fitr will be on - Monday 28th of July. If Ramadan is 30 days then Eid ul Fitr will be on - Tuesday 29th of July Insha'Allah Remember: We can gain 83 years of worship reward and forgiveness for an entire lifetime of sins for worshipping on this one special night. So we CANNOT afford to miss out. If we are working on the days after those nights and we can take those days or go work later on that day then we should try to, even if it means we to work go tired on those days, so be it as it is only once a year whre this opportunity comes and we may NEVER get such an opportunity again as we may not be alive next year! So make the commitment! So we should all make a firm commitment to devote ourselves in worship on all of the last 10 nights, if not then on the odd numbered nights, if not then at least on as many nights as we can. If we still cannot do that then at least on the 27th night. We should worship Allah with full sincerity, hope for immense reward, forgiveness and mercy from Allah for an entire lifetime of sins. We should also make a firm commitment to Allah that we will change ourselves for the better for the rest of the year as Ramadan is for life not just for one month. We must remember that our time is very short and that this may well be our very last Ramadan as it was the last Ramadan for so many who thought they would make it! So let us grab this opportunity with both hands! If we walk towards Allah then he will run towards us! The following threads will help to make the best of the last ten days & nights of Ramadan: 10 ways to Maximize the Last 10 Days of Ramadan: http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?370715-Worship-Plan-to-Maximise-Laylatul-Qadr-(Night-Of-Power) Worship Plan to Maximise the Last 10 nights of Ramadan: http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?370612-Worship-Plan-to-Maximise-the-Last-10-Nights-of-Ramadan! 5 things to do on Laylatul Qadr: http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?271086-5-things-to-do-on-Laylatul-Qadr Worship Plan to Maximise Laylatul Qadr: http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?370710-Worship-Plan-to-Maximise-Laylatul-Qadr-(Night-Of-Power) The best Sale I the Universe is on NOW: http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?335245-The-Best-Sale-in-the-Universe-is-on-Now! May Allah enable us to make the best of the last 10 days & nights of Ramadan and enable us to gain the maximum rewards from this special, unique and auspicious night. Ameen
  14. 3 ways of attaining focus in our Salaah (prayer) - You will be amazed! How many of us pray our Salaah day in and day out yet we feel nothing. We pray like robots and we gain nothing from our Salaah except wanting it to end as quickly as possible. We still continue to sin like as if we never prayed Salaah in the first place. Many of us who pray even go days without even thinking of Allah during the prayer. This is because our Salaah has been stolen from us by our own negligence and a heedless heart and mind. Therefore we must put a stop to this at once. How can we continue to pray in such a way when we are missing out on experiencing the true sweetness of Salaah. We are missing out on such great things which can only be experienced by being able to fully concentrate in Salaah with a focused mind. So we must make a firm intention and internalise in our minds that we will strive to do our very best to concentrate and focus in our Salaah so that we may connect with Allah in our Salaah. Once we have connected with Allah in our Salaah then our lives will change for the better and will never be the same again! The following are just three steps for us to be able to attain proper focus in Salaah!: 1. Do not overeat: By overeating our mind cannot remain focused as we feel discomfort from a bloated stomach. We can hardly stand still in our prayer as we ate so much. Therefore we must not overeat before our Salaah but eat until we are satisfied and NOT until we are so full that we cannot even move! 2. Prepare for the Salaah: When we are prepare to go to an interview then many of us will shower, make sure we smell good, put on our best clothes etc. But why is it when we prepare to meet with Allah in our prayers then we go to our prayer in our pyjamas? We pray in clothing that we would not even imagine wearing outside of the house. This is a pathetic state of affairs we are in. We dress so smartly and look our best when we go to an interview to see a creation of Allah yet when we go to see our creator we dress in our worst clothes! Who is higher than our creator? Who deserves from us that we be in our cleanest state and very best clothing than our Master the lord of the worlds? Therefore whenever we approach our prayer then we must ensure that we are in the very cleanest state preferably making fresh Wudu before each Salaah and in our best clothes so that our minds are prepared for the meeting with Allah as the Salaah is a meeting with our creator. 3. Focus on Allah: Before commencing our Salaah we may have all kinds of thoughts in our minds like work, family, finances, food, our past and future events in our lives and even sinful thoughts. So we must not go into the prayer like this otherwise we will be thinking about all of these things during our Salaah and our mind will be distracted and occupied with all kinds of thoughts. Therefore we must take out a little time even a minute or two to try to focus our minds towards Allah. If it helps to close the eyes briefly then do it. Do the following exercise: Just before your Salaah: - Imagine your mind is wiped clean like a sheet of paper. There is nothing in your mind for it is wiped clean. Now focus and Imagine that you are laying on the death bed and you see around your that your family are mourning you. But you cannot respond to them for your are dead. No one else can help you except Allah. Focus on Allah. Only Allah can help you. - Now imagine that you are being lowered into the grave and when you are put onto the dirt then people start dropping the dirt onto you until your grave is filled. Now who can help you except Allah. Focus on Allah. - Now imagine that you have been raised up on the day of resurrection onto the plains of Arafat. You are running to the central area for Judgement. People around you are also running and they are screaming and panicking like you have never seen before. No one can help you now. Even your Mother does not look at you because she is in fear. Who will come to your aide except Allah. Only Allah. Focus on Allah - Now imagine that you are in front of Allah on the day of Judgement and he asks you to show him your prayer. What will you show him as you never even focused properly in your Salaah. You always thought of other things when you should have focused on your creator. So you feel utterly ashamed of showing your worthless prayers to Allah. Therefore you beg Allah for one more chance to perfect your prayer. You ask Allah to return you to the Earth so that you may do your prayer properly. Almighty Allah grants you just one chance to go back to the Earth to show him that you can do your prayer properly. - Now start your prayer and focus on Allah as you are in the present. Do not think of your past and do not think of your future. Keep imagining to yourself: "I have no past, I have no future, I am in the present and Allah is watching me". When you recite Surah Fathiha and any other Surah then imagine you are reciting it to Allah. When you go down to Ruku (bent position) then focus on Allah. When you go to Sajda (prostration) then focus on Allah, When you come up to Tashahud then focus on Allah. Each and everything you recite and every position you go into in Salaah then focus on Allah as he is watching you and the Angel of Death is behind you waiting for you to finish your prayer so that he may take your soul! This is how we should concentrate in every Salaah because each and every Salaah may be our last. So keep repeating this concentration and focus exercise before each Salaah until your focus becomes 100%. It may begin to be less at first but it will improve gradually. Even if we trip and fall then keep gong until you achieve 100% focus every time. Spend however long it takes before each Salaah so that you can focus before you begin. It will not necessarily be an over night change but gradually you will be able to focus more and more in your Salaah and this focus will also help you to focus in other aspects of your life inshaAllah. Ask of Allah to help you focus in each Salaah to give you the true sweetness of the Salaah. May Allah enable us to pray each Salaah with full focus and concentration so that we may attain the true sweetness of Salaah!
  15. Each letter of the Qur'an on Laylatul Qadr equals 300,000 Good deeds! The Night of Power is better than a 1000 months, which is over 83 years. Therefore any act of worship during this night is rewarded to worship equal to over 83 years. Subhanallah! This applies to prayers, Qur'an recitation, Dhikr (Remembrance of Allah) and giving to charity and so on. If tonight is Laylatul Qadr then every letter of the Quran recited is worth over 300,000 good deeds (10 rewards each letter × 30,415 days = 304,000 good deeds Subhanallah! What a great return for such a little amount given. So let us make the best of this opportunity to gain such immense and unimaginable rewards and do as many good deeds as possible and give to charity for the pleasure of Allah and gain incomprehensible rewards in return for so little! The generosity of Allah is not measurable it is infinite! Subhanallah! Recite recite recite!
  16. Giving just £10 to charity during Laylatul Qadr equals £30,000! The Night of Power is better than a 1000 months, which is over 83 years. Therefore any act of worship during this night is rewarded to worship equal to over 83 years. Subhanallah! This applies to prayers, Qur'an recitation, Dhikr (Remembrance of Allah) and giving to charity and so on. Giving to charity during the Night of Power (Laylat-ul-Qadr) for example is equal to an act of giving to charity for a 1000 months = 83.33 years x 365 days = over 30,415 days. Therefore giving just £10 to charity during such a night is equal to £300,000! £100 given to charity is equal to £3,000,000! £1000 given to charity is equal to £30,000,000 and so on. Subhanallah! What a great return for such a little amount given. So let us make the best of this opportunity to gain such immense and unimaginable rewards and do as many good deeds as possible and give to charity for the pleasure of Allah and gain incomprehensible rewards in return for so little! The generosity of Allah is not measurable it is infinite!
  17. If tonight is Laylatul Qadr then every letter of the Quran recited is worth over 300,000 good deeds (10 rewards each letter × 30,415 days = 304,000 good deeds
  18. The Ultimate Ramadan Reminder: http://youtu.be/2_jRPRF_c6U
  19. What if this is your last Ramadan? [video=youtube_share;-_1DQzh3GDY]
  20. What better way of getting closer to Allah than to forsaken one's comfortable bed for his pleasure: "They forsake their beds to cry unto their Lord in fear and hope, and spend of what We have bestowed on them. No soul knows what is kept hid from them of joy, as a reward for what they used to do." [Qur'an, 32: 16-17] Surely those who get up and forsake their beds in the depths of the night whilst others are asleep are truly fortunate and have a special closeness to Allah. The best time to get into such a habit is during the month of Ramadan as we have to awaken from Suhoor which is the time of Tahajjud and if we continue to awaken before Fajr begins after Ramadan then we can pray Tahajjud and be one of these fortunate people. The Tahajjud prayer can also be prayed straight after Isha prayer before going to sleep so at least one can gain some reward from implementing a voluntary act but there is far more reward to sleep first and pray Tahajjud in the depths of the night. So let us make intention that we will try our best to continue to awaken for Tahajjud prayer before Fajr like we awakened for Suhoor during Ramadan. This is our best opportunity!
  21. Dua for Ramadan Months http://www.iqrasense.com/ramadan/dua-for-ramadan-months.html
  22. A Womens guide to spirituality in Ramadan during menstruation and post natal bleeding http://muslimmatters.org/2012/07/30/a-womens-guide-to-spirituality-in-ramadan-during-menstruation-and-postnatal-bleeding/
  23. Being kind to Parents is the best deed after Salat It is narrated on the authority of Abdullah bin Mas'ood (RA), who observed: "I asked Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) which deed was the best." He (the Holy Prophet) replied: 'The Prayer at its appointed hour.' I (again) asked: "Then what?" He (the Holy Prophet) replied: 'Kindness to the parents… (Sahih Muslim: 120)
  24. Giving Salaam Imran bin Husayn (RA) recounts that once he and others were in the presence of the Prophet (Sallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam) when a man came and said, “Assalamu alaikum”, to which the Prophet (Sallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam) responded and said, “Ten”, then another man came and he said “Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullah”, to which the Prophet (Sallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam) responded and said “Twenty”. Finally, a third man came and said “Assalamu alaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatu”, to which the Prophet (Sallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam) responded and said, “Thirty”. (Abu Daud, Tirmidhi, Jami al Usul, p. 602. Vol 6)
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