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The Definition of Fasting – A Ramadan Poem

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The Following is largely based on a fiqh of fasting course by Shaykh Yaser Birjas from the IlmSummit 2010.   Written by Ammar Al Shukry   Oh You who believe, Siyam has been prescribed for you, As it was prescribed for those who came before you, That you may shield yourselves from Allāh's Wrath A high and lofty goal and fasting ... Read More »

Ramadan: a Month of Historical and Spiritual Change

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Ramadan is the month of change. The whole universe changes in Ramadan. Abu Hurayrah reported that the Prophet said: “The blessed month has come to you! Allāh has made fasting obligatory upon you during it. During it, the gates to Paradise are opened, the gates of Hellfire are locked, and the devils are chained. There is a night [during this month] ... Read More »

What are Your Intentions For Ramadan?

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By Sh. Abdul Nasir Jangda | Transcribed by Abdul Rehman Qazi Having the Right Perspective of Ramadan Alhumdulilah, it's a great blessing and mercy of Allāh that we sit literally days away from the beginning of the month of Ramadan—something that we've been looking forward to, [and] we've been anticipating greatly. Something that maybe we've even started to make certain ... Read More »

Ramadan Prep Guide for Busy People | Part 4: Clearing the Decks

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 So far, we've talked about preparing for Ramadan using the Sunnah of the Prophet to get ourselves warmed up and ready to go for an all out 'ibadah assault in a few days.  We've also talked about planning and calendaring.  Could there possibly be anything else left to organize, prioritize, ... Read More »

Ready, Set, Go! Food & Nutrition for a Healthy Ramadan

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All the foods mentioned in the Quran and Sunnah are beneficial for our health. They are “halal and tayyib” meaning they are lawful AND pure. They are whole meal, quality foods that complement the body. Read More »

Ramadan Prep Guide for Busy People | Part 3: Keeping on Track for 30 Days

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 The Secret Sauce of Successful People Ramadan is known for its ups and downs.  Moonfighting arguments reach a fever pitch the days before Ramadan (magnified nowadays by social media), then drops like a rock once the fast begins.  Motivation for 'ibadah also peaks in the first few days like runners taking off at the beginning ... Read More »

Al-Salafiyyah: The Methodology of the Pious Predecessors

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And whoever opposes the Messenger after guidance has become clear to him and follows other than the way of the believers – We will give him what he has taken and drive him into Hell, and evil it is as a destination. [Surah An-Nisa', 115] Read More »

Stoppage Time: FIFA World Cup and Your Spirituality

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By Ehab Hassan That time we've all been waiting for is finally here – the 2014 FIFA World Cup! This year, Brazil will be hosting the 20th World Cup soccer tournament from June 12 – July 13 and it's the biggest sporting event on the planet. It's that time when the entire world stops to watch and people's problems seem ... Read More »

Beyond Rationality

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Their messengers said: ‘Is there any doubt about God, the Maker of the heavens and earth? He calls you that He may forgive you your sins and grant you respite till an appointed time.’ Read More »

Ramadan Prep Guide for Busy People | Part 2: Planning and Hitting Ambitious Goals Easily

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 It's great to have ambitious goals for Ramadan, but in order to achieve those goals, one must be able to deal with the challenges of Ramadan which include decreasing energy levels (from a combination of lack of food and sleep), decreasing enthusiasm in the middle of the month, and maintaining the rest of your commitments ... Read More »

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