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  • The Fasting of Those Who Were Before Us

    Allah The Almighty Says (which means): {O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous.} [Quran 2:183] The following are some examples of fasting from the nations who were before us, the Jews and Christians: It is narrated on the authority of Ibn Mas‘ood, may Allaah.. More

  • Virtues of Abu Hurayrah in the Context of Ramadan

    How abundant are the virtues of the Companions of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam! How great is their favor upon those who came after them! That is because they believed in the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, supported him and performed Jihaad (struggle) with their souls and their wealth to carry out this.. More

  • In Memory of Hitteen, Rise Again O Salah ad-Deen!

    The month of goodness is fast approaching and the Muslims rejoice at its advent. People differ in their attitudes towards Ramadan: some strive to follow the example of the righteous predecessors in carrying out acts of worship and good deeds; others try to (moderately) do good deeds, hoping for the forgiveness of Allah The Exalted; while some others.. More

  • Examples of Taqwa in the Lives of Early Muslims

    The early Muslim community was par excellence in terms of integrity, nobility of character, and engaging in commendable competition to earn the Satisfaction of Allah The Exalted. Taqwa (consciousness of Allah The Almighty) was a prominent and distinguished feature of the lives of the early Muslim community. This great Muslim generation dominated and.. More

  • How The Salaf Prayed At Night During Ramadan

    It was narrated that the Prophet, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam (may Allaah exalt his mention) said: "Whoever observes the night voluntary prayers during the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith and hoping to attain the reward of Allah, then all his past sins will be forgiven." [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] In the Quran, Allah The Almighty Says.. More

  • The Relationship of the Salaf with the Quran in Ramadan

    Dear brothers and sisters, Let us emulate two actions of the Salaf (righteous predecessors) that were the cause of numerous blessings in Ramadan: a) Reciting the Quran more frequently. b) Weeping during recitation or when listening to the Quran in submissiveness to Allah. a) Reciting the Quran more frequently: The month of Ramadan is the month of.. More

  • The ways of our pious predecessors in Ramadan

    Our righteous predecessors viewed Ramadan as an opportunity to strengthen their faith by engaging in all sorts of devotional acts — acts such as fasting, performing a lot of voluntary Prayer, benevolence, generosity, Quran recitation, kindness to kith and kin, and guarding the tongues from vain talk. In their fasting, our pious did not stop at.. More

  • The Salaf on the Last ten Nights of Ramadan

    Dear brother and sister, the days and nights of Ramadan are distinguished, so seize the opportunity by increasing your remembrance of Allah and making supplications, especially during the chosen periods when they are most acceptable to Allah. These include: *When breaking the fast, since the fasting person has an answered supplication when he breaks.. More

  • Praiseworthy Practices of the Salaf in Ramadan

    Sitting in the mosque until sunrise: It was narrated that when the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, performed the Fajr (dawn) prayer, he sat in his prayer place until sunrise. [Muslim] Anas, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, said: "Whoever performs the Fajr prayer in congregation and.. More

  • How the Salaf Spent in Charity in Ramadan

    The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, was the most generous of people in giving charity, but he was even more generous during the month of Ramadan. He was more generous and faster in giving charity than a blowing wind. Anas, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "The best.. More

  • Glittering stars in Ramadan – II

    7. The Great Striving of Women and Elderly Old Men During Ramadan: The Companions, may Allah be pleased with them, were keen on standing in prayer for a long time in spite of their old age. In fact, this matter never hindered them from making lengthy prayer. Sa‘eed ibn ‘Aamir narrated that Asmaa’ ibn ‘Ubayd said, “We.. More

  • Glittering stars in Ramadan – I

    It was narrated that Imaam Maalik, may Allah have mercy upon him, would take leave of his friends after completing his lessons of knowledge in order to contemplate the life of the Companions of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and study the books that mention them and read their stories so that he could follow their footsteps and make.. More

  • How our pious predecessors observed Ramadan – II

    Recitation of the Quran: The month of Ramadan is the month of the Quran. The Salaf used to pay particular attention to the Book of Allah, and angel Jibreel (Gabriel) used to study the Quran with the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, during Ramadan. 'Uthman Ibn Affaan, may Allah be pleased with him, used to complete reciting the Quran once each.. More

  • How our pious predecessors observed Ramadan – I

    The righteous servants of Allah used to welcome the month of Ramadan with repentance and true determination to reap its benefits and fully utilize its precious time. Our Salaf (pious predecessors) were the best in this vein. Here are some of their deeds in Ramadan: Praying Qiyaam Al-Layl: The Messenger of Allah sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam said:.. More

  • Our Salaf and the Preservation of Time

    Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said:"Hasten to do good deeds before you are overtaken by one of the seven afflictions." Then (to warn of them) he, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "Are you waiting for such poverty that would make you unmindful.. More