Islamic Months

Preparation for Ramadan

This book is an English translation of a discourse delivered by the Honourable Mufti of India, Mufti Ahmad Khanpuri (may Allah protect him and allow us all to benefit from him) An ideal read as a prelude to Ramadan. The translator has kindly given consent to share this valuable work. May Allah Ta’ala reward him and may He allow us all to benefit. Amin. View and download here 07/05/13  

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Du’a when Ramadan arrives

Sayyiduna ‘Ubadah ibn Samit (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) use to teach the Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum) the following du’a when the blessed month of Ramadan would arrive: اَللّٰهُمَّ سَلّمْنِيْ لِرَمَضانَ وَسَلّمْ رَمَضانَ لِيْ وَسَلّمْه لِي مُتَقَبَّلا (رواه الطبراني في الدعاء والديلمي ، وسنده حسن- كنز العمال 8/584) Allahumma sallimni li Ramadana, wa sallim Ramadana li, wa sallimhu li mutaqabbala.   Translation: O Allah! preserve me for Ramadan, safeguard Ramadan for …

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Rabi’ul Awwal has arrived, again…

Allah Ta’ala declares, “There certainly is an example in Allah’s Messenger for he who fears Allah and the last day and remembers Allah abundantly” (Surah Al-Ahzab, verse: 21) Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “He who holds firm to my Sunnah when corruption is rampant in my Ummah will attain the reward of a hundred martyrs.” (Al-Bayhaqi fi-Zuhd; “hasan” –sound- according to Hafiz ibn Hajar; see: Hidayatur Ruwat, Hadith: 174) Sayyiduna …

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A Simple Format for ‘Ibadah on Auspicious nights

Our Beloved Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) has mentioned: “Indeed your Rabb has reserved certain special moments in time (in which He emits abundant/special mercy). Be sure to avail yourselves for these opportunities.” (Majma’uz Zawaid) We are usually aware of the significant occasions that present themselves each year. The crucial thing is how do we “avail ourselves” and maximise our benefit from these blessed nights? Here under is a suggested format …

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Eid Greeting & Etiquette

When Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) emigrated from Makkah Mukarramah to Madinah Munawwarah, he learnt of the two days of festivity which the people had inherited from the time of Jahiliyyah (the pre-Islamic era). These two days of festivals were days of sport and amusement associated with evil and immoral customs. Rasulullah (Sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) then announced to the Muslims, “Allah Ta’ala has most certainly substituted these two days for you …

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The Virtue and Format of Salatut Tasbih

By Moulana Zeyad Danka The Virtues of Salatut Tasbih Salatut Tasbih is a very important and meritorious form of salah. This is evident from several Hadiths, wherein Rasulullah (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam) emphasised on it and enjoined it as a matter of great kindness and favour. As such, the ‘Ulama, Jurists, Muhadditheen, and Sufis throughout the centuries have been particular in offering this Salah.

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Authenticity of Salatut Tasbih

In these times of neglect towards din, its sad that some people prefer to discourage the masses from proven acts of worship. The sad part is that it’s all done in the name of promoting Islam! One such deed is: Salat al-Tasbih. In light of the great controversy regarding the authenticity of the Hadiths about Salat al-Tasbih, I present the following: The ruling regarding Salat al-Tasbih is that it is …

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