Laylatul-Qadr - The night of decree & it's virtues

Author: 
Muhammad Ma`ârij-ul-Islâm: translated by Raffiq Ahmed Moosa Patel

Abû Hurayra radiyallahu `anhu relates that the Holy Prophet sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam said:

"Whosoever worshipped on Laylatul-Qadr, with faith and with a sincere intention, all of his previous sins are forgiven." (from al-Bukhârî and Muslim)

From the nights of the blessed month of Ramadan, one is known as Laylatul-Qadr and during it, blessings, rewards and an abundance of good can be gained.

Allah Most high has made worship during this night worth than a thousand months, i.e. anyone who spent this night in worship, would have worshipped an equivalent of eighty three years and four months - khayru(n)m-minalfi shahr

The Manners of Fasting

Author: 
Unknown

Ramadan comes with blessings to the Muslims.

The reports from the Qur'an and the Sunnah encourage an increase in action to get reward as we saw and also out of gratefulness to Allah who says [in meaning]:

"(He wants that you) must complete the same number (of days), and that you must glorify Allah for having guided you so that you may be grateful to Him" [al-Baqara, 2:185]

and similarly about Hajj;

"So when you have accomplished your rites (of Hajj) remember Allah as you remember your fathers or with a far greater remembrance" [al-Baqara, 2:200]

1 - Eating the Suhoor (the pre-dawn meal)

Suhoor is distinctive of the Ummah of Muhammad salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam;

Crying in Front of Allah - It’s not impossible

Author: 
Unknown

When was the last time you cried? Not a few drops of salty water from your eyes, or the odd tear that slipped down your face while watching Muhammad, the Palestinian boy screaming in agony.

I’m talking about a flood of tears that won’t stop. Tears that stain your face. Tears that sting your face because they’ve been there so long, their bitter saltiness hurts your skin.

When was the last time you cried like a baby. Back when you, and all of us, were closer to our Fitra, our true nature.

The virtues of fasting in general and of Ramadan in particular

There are many virtues of Ramadan and fasting expressed in the Qur'an and in the authentic Sunnah of the Prophet salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam. If only one of these virtues was told to us it would have been enough motivation to perfect our fasting seeking that reward and the pleasure of Allah, but it is again from the mercy of Allah that He taught us many virtues of fasting so that we get encouraged even more. I will focus mainly on the virtues of forgiveness, salvation from Hell fire and reward of Paradise, but before that I shall mention few other virtues that are not less important than the latter.

Revival Digest - June 2015

Assalamu Alaikum

This email should reach readers in the middle of Ramadan. Inshallah all of our past fasts will be accepted and our future fasts made easy.

While in Ramadan, please take care that when you open your fast, you do not do it by spreading opression on others - Please make sure you do not fund the oppression of your Palestinian brethren by buying Israeli Medjoul dates.

If you are a big fan of medjoul dates, SKT welfare is currently selling Syrian Medjoul dates in order to raise funds to feed teh Syrian dispossessed.

In this month, the "Let's Talk Show" has once again been broadcast on Radio Ramadan in Oldham and online accross the world. Recordings of the shows have been made available online and more will be added over time.

[Let's Talk Show] The Prophet (Peace and Blessings be upon him) & Modern Day Challenges

It the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam (Peace and Blessings be upon him) was alive today, how would he react to modern day challenges? This question is addressed by Brother Faysal Yaqoob using examples from the life of the prophet (saw).

Due to connection problems, the whole show was not recorded. This recording is only 33 minutes long - around half the full length of the show.

Presenters: Zahid Maqbool, Sajid Iqbal

Guest: Brother Faysal Yaqoob

Broadcast Date: 25 June 2015

Duration: 33 minutes

The Grades Of Fasting

Author: 
Unknown

It should be known that there are three grades of fasting: ordinary, special and extra-special.

Ordinary fasting means abstaining from food, drink and sexual satisfaction.

Special fasting means keeping one's ears, eyes,tongue, hands and feet-and all other organs-free from sin.

Extra-special fasting means fasting of the heart from unworthy concerns and worldly thoughts, in total disregard of everything but Allah.

See not what displeases Allah

A chaste regard, restrained from viewing anything that is blameworthy or reprehensible, or which distracts the heart and diverts it from the remembrance of God.

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