7 Deeds for Ramadan

With the mercy of Allah, the month of Ramadan is upon us once again. This great month is considered the 'peak season' for a believer. The abundant mercy, forgiveness and barakah from Allah during this auspicious month spur one and all into additional…

Which group are you from?

Spiritually, in this world and well as the next, there will always only be three kinds of people; The very good ones, the very bad ones and those in between. In Surah Waqi'ah, Allah Ta'ala categorizes the population of the hereafter as follows:

What We Need to Know about the Six Fasts of Shawwal

As Ramadan departs, we all are encouraged to extend the momentum by observing the six fasts of Shawwal. The famous Hadith in Sahih Muslim states: “Whoever observes the fast of Ramadan and follows it up with six fasts in Shawwal will be rewarded as if he has…

The Challenge after Ramadan – Audio

Here is a talk delivered by my beloved father, Shaykhul Hadith, Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) on the real challenge of maintaining what was achieved during Ramadan. Download here

Reciting & listening to the Quran in Ramadan

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu 'anhuma) narrates that: ‘Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam) was the most generous of all the people, and he would peak in generosity during Ramadan when Jibril ('alayhis salam) use to meet him. Jibril…

‘Allamah Binnory’s (rahimahullah) Ramadan

One of ‘Allamah Binnory’s students writes: In the Mubarak month of Ramadan Moulana Muhammad Yusuf Binnory (rahimahullah) used to become the embodiment of worship. He would keep fast with a lot of fervor and would pass a major portion of the night in Salah and…

What to avoid whilst fasting during Ramadan – Audio

Listen to a two series talk delivered by my beloved father, Shaykhul Hadith, Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) on the topic of actions to avoid during the fasts. Part 1 Part 2

Tarawih; 20 Rak’ahs and no less!

Tarawih Salah is Sunnah Muakkadah (an emphasised Sunnah). One who discards it deliberately and repeatedly becomes sinful. Tarawih in Ramadan was established by Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam) himself. Thereafter, it was Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu…

The coming of Ramadan – Audio

There are several Hadiths that illustrate the importance and significance of the month of Ramadan. Here is a talk by my beloved father, Shaykhul Hadith, Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) on the topic of preparation for the month of Ramadan. Download…

Advices for those sitting in i’tikaf – Audio

This lecture of mine, has important advices for those who intend to sit in i'tikaf. Download it here

Avail yourself for the last ten days of Ramadan – Audio

We find ourselves at the beginning of the last ten days (nights) of the month of Ramadan. Allah has special times to emit His special mercies. Continue throughout your life to do good but avail yourself for these special moments. Listen to a lecture on this…

Ramadan, a season to draw near to Allah Ta’ala – Audio

This is a series of lectures on the Month of Ramadan by my beloved father, Shaykhul Hadith, Moulana Haroon Abasoomar. This mubarak month comes to us wherever we are, with no need for travel or additional expense. Download here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

Tarawih; 20 rak’ats. No less!

The following article was written by myself and edited plus published by www.deoband.org a few years ago. May Allah Ta'ala use to guide us all. Amin. In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. In recent times there has been a growth in the…

Ramadan; a divine opportunity for our reformation

'Allamah Muhammad Yusuf Al Binnory (rahimahullah) writes: 'From the beginning of time, Allah Ta’ala selected the month of Ramadan as the season for abundant blessings and divine light (tajalliyat). Whenever Allah Ta’ala sent any gift from the sky for the…

When to discharge the Sadaqatul Fitr

There are several Hadiths that encourage discharging the sadaqatul fitr before the Eid salah. Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has included the following chapter in his famous book; Sahih Bukhari: 'The chapter of [discharging] the sadaqah before Eid.' Imam Bukhari…

Ramadan Recitals

The month of Ramadan, in addition to being known as the 'month of the Quran' is also the 'month of du'a' There are several du'as that pertain to this month. Hereunder are a few of them: Du'a at the beginning of Ramadan Sayyiduna ‘Ubaadah ibn Samit…

The treasure of the night

It was the advice of Nabi Sulayman’s (alayhis salam) Mother, ‘O my son! Do not spend much time sleeping at night, because this causes a person to become destitute on the day of Qiyamah.’ (Sunan ibn Majah, Hadith: 1332)   Continuous Sunnah The performance of…

How to Clean The Heart

The sin of malice and discord is serious. Even on auspicious occasions despite Allah's abundant mercy, we always find one particular class of people that are deprived; those who harbour ill-feelings in their hearts towards others. In addition to this, some…

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…

At The Approach of Rajab and Sha’ban

With the sighting of the crescent of Rajab, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would anticipate and begin preparations for the month of Ramadan. This is two months in advance! People "live to see" various accomplishments in their lives, but a Believer…

Mustahabb (rewardable) fasts of the Year

Besides the fard (obligatory) fast of Ramadan, there are various Nafl (optional) fasts that Nabi (sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam) kept throughout the year. We too can make an intention of following in His foot steps this year Insha Allah. The Sahabah…