Reflections on the Day of ‘Eid Over the Blessed Month Which Has Passed

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Al-Haafidh Ibn Rajab (rahimahullaah) said:   “Some of the Salaf stated that they would supplicate to Allaah for six months that He should cause them to reach the month of Ramadhaan. Thereafter … Continue reading

Laylatul Qadr – A Night of Immense Virtues

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد The Night in Which it Occurs   On the authority of ‘Aaishah (radhiyallaahu ‘anhaa) who said that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: تَحَرَّوْا لَيْلَةَ الْقَدْرِ فِي الْوِتْرِ مِنَ الْعَشْرِ الأَوَاخِرِ مِنْ … Continue reading

Fasting and the Rulings of Menstrual, Postnatal, and Irregular Bleeding

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Introduction   The natural bleeding which comes upon a woman is of three types:[1] The menstrual period. Postnatal bleeding. Irregular (non-menstrual) bleeding. Mentioned in this article are the rulings for each of these … Continue reading

Ramadhaan – A Blessed Month of Fasting and Seeking Closeness to Allaah

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد Ibn Al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said:   “Fasting has a remarkable effect in conserving the outer limbs, as well as the inner potencies, and protects them from merging with the unsound harmful elements that can … Continue reading

The Excellence of The First Ten Days of Dhil-Hijjah & How The Salaf Were Within Them

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد The Excellence of The First Ten Days of Dhil-Hijjah:   Allaah, The Most High stated: وَالْفَجْرِ وَلَيَالٍ عَشْرٍ ((By the dawn. And by the ten nights)) (Al-Fajr: 1-2)   Ibn Katheer (rahimahullaah) said: “The … Continue reading

Rulings on Medical Issues and Similar Matters Related to Fasting

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   The rulings on bleeding whilst fasting and extracting blood   Q: A fasting person bleeds, should he break his fast or complete it? Shaikh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez bin Baaz (rahimahullaah) said: “Blood emanating from the … Continue reading

The Attainment of Taqwa – the Purpose and Wisdom of Fasting

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Allaah, The Mighty and Majestic said: يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ ((O you who believe; fasting is prescribed upon you just as it … Continue reading

Some of the Distinguishing Features and Virtues of the Month of Ramadhaan – by Shaikh Al-Fawzaan

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Shaikh Saalih Al-Fawzaan (hafidhahullaah) said:   Indeed; Allaah, The Glorious and Most High, has characterised the month of Ramadhaan from the other months with immense virtues, and has distinguished it with many distinctive … Continue reading

Why Does Fasting on the Day of ‘Arafah Expiate the Sins of 2 years Whilst ‘Ashuraa Expiates That of 1 Year?

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Ibn Al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said:   “If it is said: ‘why does ‘Ashuraa expiate (the sins) of a year and the day of ‘Arafah expiates that of two years?’ Then it is said … Continue reading

10 Immense Qualities of the First 10 Days of Dhul-Hijjah

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Imaam Ibn Al-Jawzee (rahimahullaah) listed the qualities and virtues of the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, he said regarding them:   The first: Allaah, The Mighty and Majestic swore by them, for He … Continue reading