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  1. Sobre el fiqh del ayuno( siyam) fuera de el mes de Ramadán voy a hablar: ¿Quieres hacer trinchera entre tú y el Fuego con una distancia equivalente a la que hay entre el Cielo y la Tierra? De Abu Umáma que el Mensajero de Allah ﷺ dijo en Al Tirmidhi: “Quien ayune un día por la causa de Allah, Él abrirá una trinchera entre él y el Fuego con una distancia equivalente a la que hay entre el Cielo y la Tierra” Al Albáni clasificó este hadiz como aceptado. ¿Quieres alejarte del Fuego una distancia equivalente a setenta años? De Abu Saíd Al-Judrí que el Profeta de Allah ﷺ dijo en Al Bujari y Muslim: “Quien ayune un día por la causa de Allah, Él lo alejará su rostro del Fuego una distancia equivalente a setenta años”. Libros: Al Bujari, Al Tabarani, Al Tirmizi, Muslim Asuntos: El Ayuno, Las Buenas Acciones ¿Sabías que en el paraíso hay una puerta a la que se le dice “Arrayán”? ¿Sabías quién entrará por esta puerta bendita ? Narró Sahl Ibn Saad que el Mensajero de Allah ﷺ dijo: “En el paraíso hay una puerta a la que se le dice “Arrayán”, por la que entrarán los que ayunan el Día de la Resurrección y nadie más que ellos. Se dirá: “¿Dónde están los que ayunan?” Se levantarán y nadie entrará más que ellos. En cuanto entren, se cerrará y ni una sola persona más entrará” Libros: Al Bujari, Muslim Asuntos: El Ayuno, El Paraíso, La vida del más allá, Ramadán El ayuno opcional (siyam tatawwu’) tiene grandes virtudes y una gran recompensa. En un hadiz qudsi, que Al-lah esté complacido de él, relata que el Profeta Muhammad , la paz sea con él , dijo: «Cada obra del hijo de Adam se aumenta, una hasana por diez hasta setencientas veces más. Dijo Allah, el Altísimo:»Excepto el ayuno,pues es para Mí y yo recompenso por ello. Pues deja su deseo y su comida por Mí». Y para el que ayuna hay dos motivos de alegría:uno cuando rompe el ayuno y otro cuando se encuentra con su Señor. Y el hedor de su boca es mejor para Allah que el aroma del almizcle». Relatado por Muslim Libros: Muslim Asuntos: El Ayuno, La mansedumbre, La Paciencia, La Piedad, Ramadán ¿Quieras saber qué es el yuno voluntario (ayuno tatawwu’) y qué son los días que es Sunna ayunarlos? En este vídeo islámico gráfico hay todo sobre este asunto que tiene una gran recompensa: https://www.al-feqh.com/es/ayuno-opcional-tatawwu No te pierdas veerlo y aprender algo sobre tu religión. El fiqh del ayuno (assiyam) El fiqh de la adoración en Islam
  2. 10 Ramadan Goals

    Imagine there is a sale in you favorite store for just one day, what would you do? You won’t waste time you, would go and make the best out of it. Ramadan is a sale month. Sale on good deeds and rewards. Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said:” may a man upon whom Ramadan enters and then passes, before he is forgiven, be humiliated” (Jami` at-Tirmidhi). Don’t waste time, set your Ramadan goals, make your list and go. Here are some goals to help you not miss the sale: http://omuslimun.com/10-ramadan-goals/ please share it if you like it
  3. Measure Of Zakah Al-Fitr

    Measure of Zakat Al-Fitr A Sa’[ One sa: 2.40kg barley] is to be paid for every individual, and it has to be from man’s food e.g. rice, dates, wheat, in accordance with the hadith of Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: “We used to pay on the day of Fitr during the time of the Messenger of Allah a Sa’ of food” and he (Abu Sa’eed) said: “And our foods were barley, raisins, (cottage) cheese[ Aqit: dried, curled milk (cottage cheese) used in cooking] and dates.” [ Source: Al Bukhari] Sa’ is estimated by Hanafis as = 3.25 kgs, and for the majority of scholars as = 2.040 kgs It is also estimated as four handfuls of an average sized man. source: islamkingdom
  4. This is the best period to perform Al I’tikaf. This is in accordance with the hadith reported by ‘Aishah, who said: “The Prophet ﷺ used to seclude himself for worship in the last ten days of Ramadan until Allah Almighty took his soul.” [ Source: Bukhari.] Anyone who intended to perform Al I’tikaf would observe Salatus-Subhi on the 21st of the month in the Masjid where he intended to perform Al I’tikaf and would subsequently enter into his seclusion. ‘Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) reported: “The Prophet used to perform Al I’tikaf every year in the month of Ramadan; when he prayed Salatus-Subhi, he would enter the place of his Al I’tikaf.” [ Source: Bukhari.] Al I’tikaf ends with the sunset of the last day of Ramadan. However, it is recommended to delay leaving the Masjid until the early morning of ‘Eid day, because this is what was recorded as being practiced by many of our pious predecessors. source: islamkingdom
  5. 1- Sickness It is permissible for the sick to break fast in Ramadan. Allah Almighty says: “... but if any of you is ill or on a journey, the same number of days (should be made up) from other days” (Al-Baqarah : 184).The sickness that permits the breaking of fast is the one that causes or leads to a more serious pain, if the sick were to fast. 2- Traveling It is permissible for a traveler in the month of Ramadan to break his fast, and it is compulsory on him to pay back the missed days. Allah Almighty says: “... but if any of you is ill or on a journey, the same number of days (should be made up) from other days.” ( Al-Baqarah : 184).The same distance that permits Al-Qasr (reduction of the number of prostrations in prayers) (Salat) also permits the breaking of fast, provided it is known as traveling according to the customs of the people and it is a permissible form of traveling. If, however, it is a form of sinful traveling or a traveling done in order to be free from fasting, then it will be prohibited for him to break his fast.However, if a traveler decides to fast, it will be valid. This is due to the hadeeth reported by Anas ibn Malik who said: “We used to travel (during fasting) with the Prophet ﷺ, and those of us who fasted neither abused nor looked down upon those who broke their fast, nor did those who broke their fast look down upon those who fasted.” [ Source: Bukhari.] However, this permission is upon the condition that fasting is not a burden on him nor a cause of pain for him. If it is, then it will be better for him not to fast. This is because the Prophet ﷺ in one of his journeys, saw a man whose fasting had become burdensome upon him (had been severely weakened) due to the severe heat, and as such people had gathered around him. Thereupon, the Prophet said: “Fasting while on a journey is not part of righteousness.” [ Source: Tirmidhi.]3- Pregnancy and Breastfeeding A pregnant or breastfeeding woman who fears there would be a burden on herself if she fasted may break her fast, and she must pay it back, just like the sick.The Prophet ﷺ said: “Allah Almighty has relieved the traveler of fasting and some parts of Salah (daily prayers), and He relieved the pregnant and the breastfeeding woman of fasting.” [ Source: Bukhari.]However, if she fears the burden on only her child or fetus, then she must pay the missed fasts back and feed one poor person for every missed day. Ibn ‘Abbas said: “As for the pregnant and breastfeeding women, if they fear the burden of fasting on their children, then they must pay it back (the missed fasts) and feed one poor person for every missed day.” [ Source: Abu Dawud.]4- Menstrual and Post-Partum Bleeding But a woman who menstruates or has post-natal bleeding is obligated to break her fast, as it is prohibited for her to fast. If, however, she does fast, it will not be valid; andshe will still have to pay back the equivalent fasts for the period she missed. When ‘Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) was asked why a menstruating woman pays back the missed fast, but not the missed prayers, she said: “That (i.e. post natal and menstrual bleeding) used to befall us and we were ordered to pay back missed fasts, but not missed Salah (prayers).” [ Agreed upon.] source: islamkingdom
  6. Your Day In Ramadan

    Ramadan is the month of Mercy and Forgiveness. Ramadan is the month of charity, Barakah, and the ties of kinship. It is the moth that we wait from year to year for purifying from sins and repent to Allah. A lot of us are asking how to spend my day in Ramadan? this book is the answer for that . So, you can get used from every second in Ramadan. Read online and Download for free Your Day in Ramadan book. source: islamkingdom
  7. It is proved that performing Umrah during Ramadan has got the most significance and virtues for those who perform and it has got a reward equivalent to Hajj. This means that performing Umrah and Hajj are two different things. Only performing Umrah in Ramadan benefits as much as performing Hajj but that does not discharge the duty of doing Hajj. Hajj for Allah has significance of its own. More Info: Umrah in Ramadan
  8. As-salamu alaykum my friends, we all know that Ramadan is on it's way, thus I wanted to share some tips that would help us prepare for it. There are actually many ways of preparing for Ramadan, but I want to just briefly mention the eight ways I read about recently. Eight Ways to Prepare for Ramadan: - Repent to Allah - Try to complete any obligatory fasts that you have to make up - Make Dua to Allah - Try to get rid of the things that distract you before Ramadan - Learn the rulings about fasting so you can worship - Fast some of the month of Sha'ban - Read lots of Quran -Try to set yourself a timetable and resolution for Ramadan I hope you guys find these tips as useful as I found them, and Ramadan Mubarak :)
  9. Rulings On Fasting

    Fasting, according to the prescription of Allah, is of two kinds: 1- Compulsory Fasting This is also of two kinds: a-Obligatory fasting which, from the beginning, Allah Almighty decreed as an obligation upon His servants. This is Fasting in the month of Ramadan, one of the five pillars of Islam. b-Obligatory fasting whose compulsion was due to or caused by the servant of Allah. Examples include fasting due to pledges or as a result of expiation for one’s inequities. 2- Recommended Fasting This includes all forms of Fasting recommended by Allah Almighty and/or His Messenger. Examples of this is fasting on Mondays and Thursdays, three days of every lunar month, on the tenth day of Muharram (first month of the Islamic calendar), the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah (the 12th month) and on the Day of ‘Arafah (i.e. the 9th day of Dhul Hijjah). source: islamkingdom
  10. The fact that thousands of Muslims visit Makkah every year in Ramadam to perform Umrah is overwhelming. But, there are a couple of things that have to be considered, so that one can get the best out of this spiritual journey. Some individuals pay no heed to their families and go for Umrah in Ramadan. This is a genuine issue, on the grounds that the favored month of Ramadan is a period for individuals to show more concern for their families. The worst part is that in some cases parents neglect their children during this month. Before leaving for Umrah in Ramadan, make sure that your family and specially kids are taken care of. More Info: Umrah During Ramadan
  11. 1- To establish piety by submitting to the commandments of Allah and responding by willingly complying to His rulings. Allah Almighty says: “So that you may gain piety” (Al- Baqarah: 183).2- To train the soul to be patient and to empower the mind over its whims.3- To inculcate in every individual righteousness and compassion towards the needy and the less privileged, as when he feels hunger his mind would be softened, making him milder when assisting the less privileged.4- To ease the body’s system of its copious tasks and thus ensure a good and healthy bodily function source: islamkingdom
  12. 1- It is impermissible to fast on the two days of Eid; Abu Hurayrah t narrated that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ forbade fasting on two days: Day of Adha and day of Fitr.2- It is impermissible to fast the ayyamut- tashreeq, which are the three days after the day of Eidul-Adha [11th, 12th, and 13th of Dhu’l Hijjah]. The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, “The days of tashreeq are days of eating and drinking,” [ Source: Muslim.]but one performing Hajj may fast these days if he is doing qiraan or tamattu’ Hajj and cannot find a sacrificial animal, as is explained by the Qur’an in Ayah 196 of suratul Baqarah: “Then if you are in safety and whosoever performs the ‘Umrah in the months of Hajj, before (performing) the Hajj (i.e. Hajj-at-Tamattu’ and Al-Qiran), he must slaughter a Hady (animal, i.e. a sheep, a cow, or a camel, etc.) such as he can afford, but if he cannot afford it, he should observe Saum (fasts) for three days during the Hajj and seven days after his return (to his home), making ten days in all.” 3- It is impermissible to Fast on the yawmul- shak (day of doubt), which is the day that one doubts whether it is the last of Sha’ban or the first of Ramadhan, when there is cloud or fog that prevents the sighting of the crescent. Ammar, t said: “Whoever fasts the day of doubt has disobeyed Abul Qasim (Muhammad, ﷺ).” [ Source: Tirmidhi.]Second: Abominable acts of fasting 1- It is makrooh (disliked) to single out Rajab for fasting, because this was a practice of Jahiliyyah (pre-Islamic time of ignorance) for they used to venerate that month and by fasting it, it would be a revival of their practices.2- It is makrooh to single out Friday for fasting, for the Prophet forbade us to do so. Abu Hurayrah t narrated that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “No one of you should fast on Friday, unless he fasts (a day) before it or after.” [ Source: Muslim.] If this, however, agrees with something he usually does, then it is not makrooh.3- Wisal, which is fasting uninterruptedly day after day without a break in between, is makrooh. The Prophet forbade wisal as Abdullah bin Omar t said that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ forbade Wisal. They (some of the Companions) said: “But you fast uninterruptedly,” whereupon he said: “I am not like you. I am fed and supplied drink (by Allah).” [ Agreed upon.] source:islamkingdom
  13. Ramadan the greatest month ever Ramadan and qur'an, they are the best combination ever, Ramadan is the best time of a year to start and finish qur'an with love and excitement, in this holy month there are a lot of good deeds could be done by Muslims to help others like serving Iftar and suhoor to the needy at rahman tables everywhere, Ramadan is a great opportunity for Muslims everywhere to redeem themselves and ask Allah for forgiveness about any wrongs or bad deeds they've done. So reading qur'an and praying are the best thing to do in the holy month beside fasting of course. Muslims love praying Taraweeh prayers as a sunnah from the prophet muhammad (peace be upon him), to gain more rewards from Allah in the holy month, and more light to their hearts. Ramadan is the best month a year for Muslims around the world.
  14. Ramadan Mubarak 2014

    :sl: Ramadan Mubarak all brother and sisters! May this Ramadan be a month of blessings, a month full of forgivenesses & guidances for you and your family.
  15. Ramadan Mubarak to all! Hope we can all benefit from this Ramadan insha Allah! http://noora1.com/ramadan_month_of_quran.htm
  16. I feel like maybe I shouldn't be fasting because I recently reverted, but I am so intimidated in learning how to pray. I do want to learn, but I read that I should not be fasting during Ramadan if I have not learned salat. I feel like a failure and I am completely overwhelmed with how much there is to learn.
  17. Ramadan in the Balkans 22/06/2013 Muslims in the Balkans celebrate the days of Ramadan as if they are in a feast that lasts for 29 or 30 days and nights. Streets and shops are adorned with lights, Masaajid (i.e. Masjids) are filled with prayers and Athkaar and day to day customs and traditions are changed only to be replaced by the values and manners of Ramadan. The time of cooking and sitting at the table with the family changes. Those fasting quit drinking coffee and eating food till the time of Iftaar (i.e. breaking the fast at sunset). Unveiled women wear modest clothes out of respect for Ramadan. Neighbors exchange food as well as visits and Iftaar invitations. Masaajid are filled with worshippers unlike the other days of the year. The Grand Mufti of Bosnia, Dr. Mustafa Ceric, said: "Ramadan is a test for our readiness to be patient, and to endure and realize the reality of hunger that is suffered by many people around the world. Moreover, Ramadan visits us every year to purify our souls from the accumulation of heedlessness, negligence and sins." He continued: "Muslims should be happy with their religion and obedience to Allaah because whoever obeys Allaah and His Messenger, the gates of Paradise are open for him." He added: "Islam teaches us how to live happily and teaches us that whoever declines to remember Allaah leads a miserable life. Fasting people should be happy with their success in defeating the pressures, requirements and desires of the body." He also said: "Ramadan is the individual happiness and ʻEed is the collective happiness." The grand mufti mentioned that the second day of 'Eed every year is specified for the martyrs among the sons of Bosnia who died while defending the survival of Bosnia and preventing the enemies from dividing it. Multi-featured happiness: Muslims in the Balkans prepare for the blessed month of Ramadan and 'Eed according to the traditions they are accustomed to. These traditions are characterized by delight and dominated by happiness irrespective of material problems and social, economic and political circumstances. Muslims in these days find time for happiness when they forget their sorrows and pain all throughout the year whether they are personal, family-related, popular or national. The Mufti of Banja Luka, Shaykh Adham Samcic, said: 'Eed is happiness in our hearts, our homes and among our neighbors." Furthermore, Muslims in Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania and Macedonia celebrate Ramadan and the blessed 'Eed Al-Fitr in a high spiritual atmosphere that is characterized by tolerance and calling for coexistence" in an environment of harmony, recognition of everyone and observing the right of difference and the duty of respecting the principles and viewpoints of others whoever they are." Masaajid and places of prayer in the aforementioned countries witness great crowds in the days of Ramadan as Muslims visit them from everywhere whether they are used to praying or usually abandon prayers. This is because witnessing the Taraaweeh prayer in Ramadan is a firm tradition for Muslims in the Balkans. No one abandons it except the sick or travelers. In the Balkans, people who memorized the Quran lead the worshippers in prayers. Religious lectures increase in the Masaajid to emphasize that "religion is peace, justice is respect, reality is security and the wishes of the soul are the health of the body." The wisdom that Muslims learn from such lectures includes the following: "If faith disappears from the lives of people, peace will disappear among them. If justice is not the basis of judging, the judgment will not be respected by the nation. If the spirit is not full of faith and hope, the soul will deteriorate and determination will weaken and despair will increase. Also, submission, hypocrisy and searching for false individual salvation will prevail. Moreover, it should be known that lying is the origin of sins." Preachers warn against sedition. Allaah The Almighty Says (what means): {Fitnah is worse than killing.} [Quran 2:191]. They also call for cooperation and coexistence among the different peoples, nations, cultures, sects and schools. Yards and playgrounds, like the commercial hub in the middle of Sarajevo, witness a great number of people praying as the Mufti of Sarajevo, Shaykh Husayn Samaic, leads the masses. The following is some of what Muslims learnt in his lectures: "The life of faith is the best choice between the natural happy and quiet life and the other disordered, competitive and exhausting life." "If we have no role in choosing the time of our birth or our parents, then we do have the choice in how we live and think and what we will be like before our death." "Whoever does not respect the thoughts of others and wants to restrict them is violating the laws of nature and the creatures whom Allaah Made different. He Called for coexistence, respecting others and preserving Islamic values.” In Mostar, Muslims pray in thirty-seven different places. The Mufti of Mostar leads the worshippers in prayer in the cultural center of the University of Mostar. In Zvornik, the Mufti of the Eastern province of Bosnia leads people in prayer in the largest Masjid in the region. In Zagreb, Croatia, the Mufti, Shaykh Shawqi ʻUmar Bactic, said that Muslims in Croatia receive congratulations from the Grand Mufti in Bosnia, the president of Croatia, Stjepan Mesiو, and Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor for the arrival of the blessed month of Ramadan. Furthermore, Muslims in Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia and Albania receive congratulations from senior officials in these countries. Ramadan, for the Mufti and the Imaams of the above mentioned countries, represents an opportunity to deliver messages to Muslims through lectures that call them to return to their religion in terms of learning, understanding and applying it as well as a chance to send a message of peace to non-Muslims in order to recognize the right of Muslims to practice Islam without restriction, harassment, hate, projections or insinuation. Senior Muslim officials in the Balkans perform the Taraaweeh prayers with the Muslims and exchange congratulations with worshippers (without the interference of guards or security measures) for the advent of the virtuous month or in the morning of ‘Eed day directly after the prayer. Great enthusiasm from young people: Masaajid in Bosnia witness an unparalleled attendance of youths and adolescents, especially in the blessed month of Ramadan. This is a glad tiding in a country that is targeted from everywhere. Although Bosnia is a country of multiple sects and ethnicities, whoever wanders in the streets of the cities, especially in Sarajevo, before Iftaar will only see a few people who are not fasting, sitting in cafes and restaurants or smoking. Young people occupy the first rows when performing the five prayers and Taraaweeh. Moreover, their relation to one another is very intimate. This means that it is a collective return and not merely personal religiousness or a state that is related to the virtuous month. Having Iftaar inside the Masaajid: Young people and the newly practicing among them are keen on having Iftaar before performing the Maghrib prayer. Afterwards, they go to their homes or collective Iftaar centers that are established by some foundations like Al-Marhamah, which is affiliated to the Islamic Sheikhdom or other charitable foundations including Arabic ones. Twenty-one year old Raamiz said: "I love performing the obligatory prayers in the Masjid including the Maghrib prayer as we eat three or five dates upon the Athaan to be ready to perform the prayer immediately after the Iqaamah." He added: "After performing the prayer, we go back as guests at one another's homes, at the collective Iftaar centers or as hosts." Young people are keen on arriving early to the Masjid, especially at the time of Ishaaʼ, for performing prayer and reciting the Quran." Twenty-one year old ʻAamir said: "Voluntary prayers are better at home but voluntary prayers, reciting the Quran in the Masjid, taking frequent steps to it and staying there are considered by the youth as one of the aspects of maintaining the Masaajid." Furthermore, young people are keen on quiet and not wasting time in idle talk inside Masaajid, especially upon delivering short lectures that are given by preachers before the Ishaaʼ and Taraaweeh prayers. Lectures and activities: Every year in the Masaajid of Bosnia, lectures and activities are organized. Young people and whoever could attend take part in these activities especially between Thuhr and 'Asr and 'Asr and Maghrib. Quran is recited alternately, that is to say that one of them reads an agreed upon amount of the Quran and then another follows. Usually among the attendants, there is a person who memorized the Quran or is skillful at one or more type of recitation to correct pronunciation and recitation. Before Ishaa', religious lectures are given that remind the performers of prayer of the virtues of the month of Ramadan and the necessity of utilizing it to support the basics of the spiritual structure and strengthen the relation with Allaah The Almighty. Young people love these lectures. Twenty-four year old Almir said: "These lectures comfort the soul and bring about happiness. When I listen to them, I forget all my concerns and life, with its sweet and bitter aspects, seems to me as something that does not deserve killing oneself in its pursuit. Instead, one should live according to his potential and remember that the Hereafter and all that which it contains is the centre of the real life of man. The life of this world is but a stage to win what is there." These lectures played a role in improving the religiousness of many people whether in Ramadan or outside Ramadan. Ramadan talk: In Sarajevo, a new piece of writing about Ramadan was recently celebrated. It was added to the Ramadan library that is still showing noble cultural and human manifestations. For many people, it became an occasion for learning through the cultural nights of Ramadan in which thoughts are expressed and merged. The book "Ramadan Talk" was written by Adham Mula Abdic and Rida Begh Kabyatanovic and presented to people by Samir Sadiqovic. The book emerged as one of the topics that were discussed in the conversations of Ramadan this year in Bosnia. The book, in addition to the worship and spiritual aspects of Ramadan, gathers the experiences of a huge number of believers in Ramadan, how they fasted and their feelings in this noble month in which the souls of believers are elevated and superior wishes and divine grants prevail over whatever is mortal and earthly. In addition, thoughts and minds become clearer for they were screened by previous months. Man spends his day thinking of the Hereafter and noble values so he becomes very close to Allaah The Exalted. The author quoted some of those whom he asked saying: "There is no other month in which I feel the depth of faith, the sweetness of worship and the happiness for being a Muslim like in Ramadan." Another said: "In Ramadan, I glorify the Symbols of Allaah The Almighty and avoid His prohibitions more than in other months. I feel that Allaah The Exalted Is very close to me so I fear Him more than in any past time. There is no month in which I remember Allaah The Almighty and recite the Quran like in Ramadan." http://www.islamweb.net/emainpage/index.php?page=articles&id=187810
  18. Shariah, Khilafah and Politics in the Light of Surah Yusuf Today there is often so much confusion between Shariah, Khilafah and politics, not just among non-Muslims but among Muslims too. There are some who call for "Shariah law" to be implemented in the UK and there are others who say one's Islam is not complete without the Khilafa or "Islamic state". There are yet others who say application of Shariah law and Khilafah are obsolete and the way to go forward for Muslims is through a democracy. So who is right and and how should one seek the correct solution? The solution can be found in Surah Yusuf - in the 'the best of stories'. When we look into the story of the Prophet Yusuf (AS), we find that the answers are not always black and white as some would have us believe but they depend on the time, place and condition. The amazing beauty of the story is that it covers every possible situation. Surah Yusuf provides a complete and comprehensive lesson in how to conduct oneself in any circumstance, whether one is free or oppressed; having authority or not; achieving an "Islamic state" or not; possessing power or in weakness; living among Muslims or non-Muslims; with the ability to implement Shariah law or not; no matter what our condition may be, the story of Yusuf (AS) will be relevant. The Prophet (SAW) followed the example of Yusuf (AS) not only when he and his companions were being oppressed and persecuted in Makkah prior to the Hijrah, but also after the Hijrah, when he returned to Makkah as the conqueror and the one in authority. The story of Yusuf (AS) also teaches us it is not Shariah Law or Khilafah or politics that matters the most but the soul of the religion - something very deep, universal and permanent, without which nothing has any value or importance. This shows us the power of this story and how important it is to understand it. Coming up this Ramadan is a detailed explanation of Surah Yusuf by one of the foremost scholars and thinkers of the Western world and an expert of both Hadith and Tafsir - Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi. This is an unmissable seminar for everyone, young and old, men and women, students and scholars.... Surah Yusuf - The Best of Stories at The Best of Times Including Principles of Understanding The Qur'an Ramadan Ijaza Weekend London Seminar By Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi (Oxford) Date: Weekend 27-28 July 2013 | Time: 9.30AM - 6.30PM Venue: Edmonton Islamic Centre London + Live Online Worldwide Overnight accommodation (for men and women) and crèche facilities available. Limited seats - previous London seminar attracted over 200 people. 35% early bird discount. Buy your tickets now: http://courses.meoc.org.uk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/310119099121919 A unique opportunity to study the amazing story of Yusuf (AS) this Ramadan whilst also learning the principles of understanding the Qur'an with an extraordinary scholar & teacher of our time, plus Ijaza for each student linking them to the Prophet (SAW) for listening to the recitation of certain parts of the Qur'an. "I recently attended the Tafsir of Surah Nuh. Whilst I had heard much about Shaykh Akram, this was my first class with him. The first thing that you cannot help but appreciate is how the Shaykh hooks you with his connection to knowledge, in a pure sense, there was no need to employ any speaking tactics to keep the attendees engrossed. The Shaykh, made every point relevant, to connect the text with our lives today and our response to get closer to our Creator. Indeed the Shaykh mentioned countless gems that he mentioned offhand but when contemplated on, really struck a chord in the heart. It was also great that the Shaykh was very open to questions, however sensitive, and tackled them head on, without compromising the principles of our faith, exemplifying that Allah azza wa jal has not only blessed him with knowledge, but also wisdom. I don't say this lightly, I genuinely believe, if you have the opportunity to study with the Shaykh, and you don't take it, then you have missed out on tasting the fruits of the knowledge of the Scholarship of our time and land" - Umer Suleman, South London More Testimonials (including videos): http://courses.meoc.org.uk/p/testimonials.html Wassalaam Cambridge Islamic Sciences Seminars London Muslim Education & Outreach Cambridge (MEOC) Tel: 07736 779448 / 01223 655223 Email: courses[at]meoc.org.uk
  19. Here are ten means of continuing to do good deeds after Ramadhaan. 1. First, seek the support of Allaah The Almighty, beseeching Him to guide you to the right path and help you remain steadfast in faith. Allaah The Almighty praised the supplication of those who are firmly grounded in knowledge when they said (what means): {"Our Lord, Let not our hearts deviate after You have guided us and grant us from Yourself mercy. Indeed, You are the Bestower.} [Quran 3: 8] 2. Be keen on being in the company of the righteous and attending the assemblies of Thikr (remembrance of Allaah The Almighty) such as religious lectures and visiting righteous people privately. 3. Acquire knowledge about the biographies of the righteous believers by reading books and listening to tapes and CDs, especially the biographies of the Companions of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, since this will instill determination and a strong will. 4. Listen to a variety of Islamic tapes and CDs of Islamic lectures and discourses. Visit the shops that sell Islamic recordings every now and then. 5. Be keen on performing the obligatory acts of worship such as the five daily prayers and make up for the missed fasts of Ramadhaan due to the great benefit carried by the obligatory acts of worship. 6. Continue to perform supererogatory acts of worship; do what you are most inclined towards and what you can do regularly, even if it is little. The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: The most beloved of deeds to Allaah is the one that is continuous, even if it is little”. 7. Start learning the Book of Allaah The Almighty by heart and keep reciting it. Recite what you have memorized during prayer. 8. Engage in Thikr and ask Him, The Almighty, for forgiveness. This may seem like an insignificant act, yet, performing it is very beneficial since it increases one's faith and strengthens the heart. 9. Keep away from everything that may corrupt your heart and divert it from the straight path such as bad company, television sets and satellite channels, listening to music and songs, and looking at lewd magazines. 10. Last, but not the least in importance, make haste to repent to Allaah The Almighty sincerely, as sincere repentance implies no turning back. Indeed, Allaah The Almighty is pleased when His servant turns to Him with sincere repentance. Do not be one of those who only pay heed to Allaah The Almighty in Ramadhaan. The righteous predecessors said about them, “Woe to those people who do not become mindful of Allaah The Almighty except in Ramadhaan.” WWW.ISLAMWEB.NET
  20. Hey. I live in Tennessee, and this is my first Ramadan. I'm not so sure I should do Ramadan because not only is it severely hindering my work, but due to the outrageous humidity and heat where I live, hydration is pretty much an absolute must. I know the Qur'an says that if fasting would bring extreme difficulty to you to not fast, but I can't even feed the homeless either! Does anyone else have anything close to a problem like this, and if so, does anyone have any advice? Because I'm seriously considering not doing Ramadan anymore because of these things.
  21. Ramadan Health Faqs

    Ramadan health FAQs Here are some frequently asked health questions about fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. These answers have been put together by medical experts and Islamic scholars and researchers. Should a person with diabetes fast? People who have their diabetes under control, either by their diet or using tablets, may fast. However, their GP may require them to change their medication to help them take tablets outside fasting times. Those who need insulin to control their diabetes should not fast. I get severe migraines when I don't eat and they get worse when I fast. Should I fast? People with uncontrolled migraines should not fast. However, managing your migraines is possible with the right medicine and certain lifestyle changes. Ask your GP for further advice on controlling your migraines. Should a person with high or low blood pressure fast? People with well-controlled high blood pressure may fast. Their GP may require a change to their medicine to help them take tablets outside fasting times. Someone with low blood pressure who is otherwise well and healthy may fast. They must ensure they drink enough fluid and have enough salt. Is fasting harmful when a woman is expecting a baby? Must pregnant women fast? There's medical evidence to show that fasting in pregnancy is not a good idea. If a pregnant woman feels strong and healthy enough to fast, especially during the early part of the pregnancy, she may do so. If she doesn't feel well enough to fast, Islamic law gives her clear permission not to fast, and to make up the missed fasts later. If she is unable to do this, she must perform fidyah (a method of compensation for a missed act of worship). Is Ramadan a good time to quit smoking? Yes. Smoking is bad for your health. Ramadan is a great opportunity to change unhealthy habits, including smoking. Find out more about stopping smoking. From what age can children fast safely? Children are required to fast upon reaching puberty. It isn't harmful. Fasting before this age is tolerated differently depending on the attitude of the parents and the child’s general health and nutrition. Fasting under the age of seven or eight isn't advisable. It's a good idea to make children aware of what fasting involves and to practise fasting for a few hours at a time. Can I use an asthma inhaler during Ramadan? Muslim experts differ on this issue. Some say that using an asthma inhaler isn't the same as eating or drinking, and is therefore permitted during fasting. In their view, people with asthma can fast and use their inhalers whenever they need to. But other scholars say that the inhaler provides small amounts of liquid medicine to the lungs, so it breaks the fast. They say that people with poor control of their asthma must not fast until good control is achieved. Some people with asthma may opt for longer-acting inhalers so that they can fast. See your GP for further advice. Can I swim during fasting? Yes, but do not drink the water. A bath or shower or swimming has no effect on the fast. But no water should be swallowed during any of these activities as that would break the fast. Can a person fast if they are getting a blood transfusion in hospital? No. A person receiving a blood transfusion is advised not to fast on medical grounds. They may fast on the days when no transfusions are required. I am on regular medication. Can I still fast? If the medicine needs to be taken during fasting, do not fast. If this medication is required as treatment for a short illness, you can compensate for missed fasts by fasting on other days when you are well. If you are on long-term medication then you could talk to your GP about whether you could change your medication, so that you can take it outside the time of the fast. If your disease is unstable or poorly controlled, do not fast. Those who are unable to do the missed fasts later, due to the long-term use of medication, should do fidyah. Does a breastfeeding woman have to fast? No. Islamic law says a breastfeeding mother does not have to fast. Missed fasts must be compensated for by fasting or fidyah once breastfeeding has stopped. Can a Muslim patient take tablets, have injections or use patches while fasting? Taking tablets breaks the fast. However, injections, patches, eardrops and eyedrops do not break the fast as they are not considered to be food and drink (though there are differences of opinion among Muslim scholars on these issues). Islamic law says sick people should not fast. Could dehydration become so bad that you have to break the fast? Yes. You could become very dehydrated if you do not drink enough water before the fast. Poor hydration can be made worse by weather conditions, and even everyday activities such as walking to walk or housework. If you produce very little or no urine, feel disoriented and confused, or faint due to dehydration, you must stop fasting and have a drink of water or other fluid. Islam doesn't require you to harm yourself in fulfilling the fast. If a fast is broken, it will need to be compensated for by fasting at a later date. Can I fast while I have dialysis? People on peritoneal dialysis must not fast and should perform fidyah. Haemodialysis is performed about three times a week and causes significant shifts of fluids and salts within the body. Such patients must not fast and should perform fidyah Source: http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Healthyramadan/Pages/faqs.aspx
  22. Quit smoking during Ramadan The month of Ramadan is a great opportunity to start some healthy new habits, and get rid of some bad ones, such as smoking. Ahmed Rahman gave up smoking during Ramadan with the help of a smoking counsellor at his Masjid in north London. The 36-year-old traffic warden had smoked between 10 and 15 cigarettes a day for 20 years. “Sometimes I managed to stop for a whole month but every time I saw someone with a cigarette in their hand it made me want one,” he says. “Eventually the temptation would get too much and I’d light up again.” His wife had become concerned about his health and showed him articles in the newspaper about lung cancer and chest infections. “We have two children and she didn’t want them exposed to smoke so I had to smoke in the garden,” Ahmed says. Fighting the cravings In 2005, Ahmed told a family friend that he wanted to give up smoking during Ramadan. “We cannot smoke during the day during the time of fasting, so I thought that if I could give up smoking during the day there was no reason why I couldn’t eventually stop altogether,” he says. His friend advised him to contact his local primary care trust (PCT), which was running an anti-smoking group offering support to people trying to give up. There were four to five group sessions a week at Ahmed’s Masjid. Those who signed up had to commit to five weeks. In between sessions, Ahmed would phone his support worker whenever he had the urge to light up. “I liked quitting with a group of other people in the same situation, and being able to talk to someone who knew what I was going through was great,” he says. “Our co-ordinator made various suggestions for getting through the first few days after my ‘quit date’." 'It gets easier' "The first few weeks were hard. Not eating or drinking anything during the day is difficult, but for me not smoking was harder.” At night, Ahmed chewed nicotine gum whenever he felt like smoking a cigarette. “Stopping smoking isn’t something you can feel half-hearted about,” he says. “There were a few weak moments at first when I told myself that a couple of cigarettes wouldn’t hurt but I knew that if I gave in and had one, I’d be smoking 15 a day again by the end of the week." If he had a craving during the day, he sat in a non-smoking cafe and read a paper until the urge had passed. "I think the main reason that I finally managed to stop this time was that I really wanted to," Ahmed says. “It does get easier as time goes on. After four weeks I was able to stop using the nicotine gum and I’m proud to say that I have not smoked since Ramadan two years ago. "Today, I can do physical exercise without getting breathless and my head feels clearer. My wife is really proud of me and it’s nice to know that I don’t have to go outside and stand in the cold or rain just for a smoke Source: http://www.nhs.uk/Li...uitsmoking.aspx
  23. :sl: Ramadan health guide: a guide to healthy fasting Document type: Guidance Author: Communities in Action Published date: 13 September 2007 Primary audience: Public, Health and social care professionals Product number: 283570 Gateway reference: 8763 Pages: 30 Copyright holder: Crown This booklet is aimed at helping to understand the health issues related to fasting, to help people make more informed choices, minimise complications and maximise the benefit of the fast. The booklet gives a guide through the physiological changes that occur during fasting, gives examples of beneficial and harmful foods during fasting, discusses potential medical problems and remedies, suggests a diet plan, and responds to the most frequently asked questions about fasting in general and medical issues in particular. The booklet also contains a section for doctors and medical professionals, to enable them to provide more informed services. Download Ramadan health guide (PDF, 2113K) <<<<<<<<< Please, Click on It Source: http://www.dh.gov.uk
  24. Valid Excuses For Not Fasting Tuesday 17/07/2012 Print (the five major categories in brief) Valid excuses for not fulfilling the obligations for fasting fall under five major categories (aside from menstrual and postnatal bleeding). When one breaks one's fast with a valid excuse, he should simply make up the missed day, whereas breaking the fast without a valid excuse entails a penalty, such as fasting consecutively for two months if one is able. Here is an expanded explanation of the five major categories of valid exemption from fasting. 1. The First Category: Illness Illness is that which takes a person outside the bounds of health as the result of some indisposition. Ibn Qudaamah says: "There is consensus among the scholars of the permissibility of breaking the fast due to illness in general, as evinced in the verse of the Quran: {...Yet if one among you is sick or is on a journey [such a person shall then fast] the same number of other days...} [Quran 2:185] Salaam ibn Al-Akwa reported: "When the verse `wa alal-ladheena yooteeqoonahoo...' was revealed, whoever wanted to break their fast was allowed to break their fast and pay the ransom, until the verse ‘Shahru Ramadhaanal-ladhee...' was revealed and abrogated the one before it." So, the prescription of fasting went through stages. First, it was permissible to break one's fast. Then it became necessary to fast unless one had an excuse for not doing so. Illness was considered a valid excuse. It is not any illness or pain that allows one to break the fast. If someone is afraid that fasting will make the sickness worse or delay the cure, or cause damage to anything in the body, then he has a valid excuse to break his fast. In fact, he should break his fast. This is because it is an obligation for people to keep themselves from perishing. As for a person who is well, it is not a sufficient excuse to break his fast if he feels fasting is difficult. The exception here, however, is the Hanafi opinion. According to the Hanafis, if a person who is well thinks it is very likely that he will become sick because of the fast, he can break his fast. But if this fear is not very real and more imaginary or just mental apprehension, then it is not permissible to break one's fast. The Maalikis say that if the healthy person has no illness to begin with but he fears that fasting will cause an illness, then he cannot break his fast because there is no real proof—or that his fear is not sufficient proof. However, if someone knows with great certainty that fasting will cause them real harm, they can break their fast. Real harm, here, is not to be confused with difficulty, as difficulty in fasting is a totally invalid excuse to break one's fast. Yet the fact that a person who is ill should break his fast does not mean that if he chooses to complete his fast that it is invalid. Some scholars divide the sick, in terms of the obligation of fasting, into four types: a. One not able to fast or legitimately afraid of illness or excessive weakness if he fasts. In this case, the person must break his fast. It is an obligation to do so. b. One who is able to fast but fasting imposes upon that person great hardship c. One who is able to fast, but with great hardship, and afraid that fasting will make his sickness worse. Some say this person must, some say this person should, break the fast. d. One who is fasting and for whom fasting does not present with any real danger, only real difficulty. In this case, one must fast. II. The Second Category: Travel The kind of travel that allows one to break one's fast must fulfill all of the following five conditions: A. Long enough for one to shorten their prayers (about 50 miles according to most scholars, but what is considered by people a journey) B. The person in the state of travel or far from home does not have the intention of staying at that destination for more than three days. In this latter case, the person may be permitted to not fast (during the travel if they fulfill the other three requirements), but must resume the fast when they arrive at their destination of more than three days. C. According to the majority of scholars, the person undertaking the journey must not be making it for unlawful reasons or to unlawful destinations, like a gambling trip to Las Vegas. This is because the allowance to break one's fast is to make travel easy. If someone is undertaking an unlawful action, they are not included in the principle of creating ease for the traveler. D. The Hanafis allow for someone who is traveling for something unlawful to break their fast because there is no text that specifies that the excuse is only for someone who is traveling for something lawful – and because the act of traveling itself is not unlawful. So, the exemptions, according to the Hanafis, is connected to traveling itself, not what comes after. E. One must go beyond the limits of the city or town one is staying in. This means if one were to travel 50 miles but still be within his city or town area, it would not count as travel. The question of whether one's metropolitan area remains as one's town should be considered seriously, such as greater Chicago, for instance. The majority of the Companions of the Prophet were of the opinion that whoever starts Ramadhaan while settled and then travels after they started Ramadhaan, he is still allowed to break his fast because of the generality of the texts and because the Prophet departed for the conquest of Makkah during Ramadhaan and broke his fast, even though he started his travel after Ramadhaan had started. This hadeeth was reported by Al-Bukhaari. In terms of the time of the permissibility of breaking fast, there are four situations, the last of which includes, not the traveling woman, but the breastfeeding or pregnant woman: 1. That he begin travel before Fajr (dawn) and he intend to break his fast. There is consensus here about his permissibility to break his fast because he was in a state of travel when the reason for the obligation of fasting commenced. 2. That he begin travel after the commencement of Fajr (dawn) and in this situation —according to the majority it is not permissible for him to break his fast since he began an obligatory fast in a state of being settled. However Ahmad ibn Hanbal was of the opinion that once one commences travel, they are allowed to break their fast. This opinion of Ahmad ibn Hanbal is the accurate one due to the hadeeth reported by Muslim that the Prophet headed for Makkah in the year of the conquest (of Makkah) in the month of Ramadhaan, and he traveled while fasting until he reached a certain place called Kiraa'Al-Ghameem. The people were fasting with him, and then it was said to him: "The fasting, indeed, has become a hardship for the people, and they are looking to see what you do." So the Prophet called for a vessel of water after `Asr (afternoon) and drank in front of the people and some of them broke their fast while others continued. When the news reached the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhe wa sallam, that some of them continued their fast, he commented: "Those are the disobedient ones." Imaam Ahmad reported, on the authority of Ibn `Abbaas, that the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhe wa sallam, left for Makkah in the Year of the Conquest, during the month of Ramadhaan and fasted until he reached a certain point on the road. This was around midday. At that point, he reached a water source, and he saw the people with him looking longingly at the water. So the Prophet asked for a vessel of water, and he waited until all the people were looking at him, and he drank. So the people drank after him. The scholars that say it is all right to break your fast after the commencement of the fast use this story as a proof for their opinion. They claim also as proof that the status of the traveler has precedence over the status of the settled person. Most of the scholars, including the Hanbalis, hold that someone who intends to fast a day in Ramadhaan and then embarks on a journey, once he has begun that journey, should preferably not break his fast. 3. The majority of scholars say that breaking one's fast immediately before embarking on a journey—for example, breaking fast in one's home before leaving on a trip—is impermissible because the circumstance that allows for the permissibility of breaking one's fast is the traveling journey itself. So, one would have to wait until one is in a state of travel before breaking one's fast. 4. The jurists are in agreement that a breastfeeding or pregnant woman is allowed to break her fast, under the condition that she believes that fasting will cause harm to her or her baby. The Hanbalis actually hold the position that it is makrooh (disliked) for her to fast in this state. The proof for this is the hadeeth that At-Tirmithi reported that, "Indeed Allaah, Transcendent and Resplendent, has relieved the traveler of the obligation of fasting and relieved him of half the prayer and likewise relieved the pregnant and breastfeeding woman of fasting." III. The Third Category: Old Age There is consensus that it is permissible for people who are elderly not to fast. There is no specific definition for old age. It pertains to what people know and agree to be an age that is very advanced and disabling. IV. The Fourth Category: Thirst and Hunger Severe thirst or hunger are valid excuses not to fast but not any kind of severe thirst or hunger. If someone really believes that the continuation of their fast will physically harm them because they are suffering from severe thirst and hunger, then it is permissible for them to break their fast. Also, if one is anticipating battle, that he will be engaged in battle, and he breaks his fast because of that anticipation, but the battle does not ensue, there is no penalty for having broken his fast. V. The Last Category: Coercion If someone were to threaten someone else with a real threat such as, "If you do not break your fast, you will be executed or jailed!" there is no penalty if one breaks his fast under such circumstance, but one is obliged to make up this missed fast. Source: http://www.islamweb....icles&id=179261
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