8 Tips for a Successful Ramadan

8 Tips for a Successful Ramadan

By Samuel Gonzalez Ramadan is a time of great joy for many Muslims throughout the world - for in this month, the Noble Qur’an was revealed to mankind. The function of Ramadan is multiple: 1. To draw our attention away from this world and towards mindfulness of Allah...

8 Benefits of Fasting in Ramadan

8 Benefits of Fasting in Ramadan

By Umarrah Javed Al-Hadi 1. Taqwa Fasting is a way to achieve taqwa (God-consciousness). It helps develop self-control and mindfulness of our actions and words, as we abstain from physical pleasures and distractions during the day. This increased mindfulness and...

7 Goals for Ramadan

7 Goals for Ramadan

By Umarrah Javed Al-Hadi 1. Plan and establish a regular routine of prayer and devotion. This might involve setting aside specific times each day for prayer, reading The Qur’ān, dhikr and other community-based activities. Khutbah: Building Good Habits in Islam...

The Purpose of Ramadan

The Purpose of Ramadan

In this month of Ramadan, we were aiming to increase our mindfulness of Allah. We were aiming to increase our gratitude. So how is that going to reflect in the rest of our lives? For the rest of these 11 months? What kind of changes will there be in our life from this day forward?

The Last 10 Nights of Ramadan

The Last 10 Nights of Ramadan

When it comes to Laylatul Qadr, commonly translated as the Night of Power, the meaning of the word al-Qadr actually has several meanings. The first meaning of al-Qadr is to honor. Laylatul Qadr is a night of Honor. It is the night when Allah honored us with the Quran, when He honored us with the Messenger (pbuh), when He honored us with His book, with His words.

The Meaning of Taqwa

The Meaning of Taqwa

Paradise is prepared for the people of taqwa. Taqwa is usually translated as ‘God fearing’ and in Old English, that is an accurate translation. But in modern English, when you say fear God, then that is no longer taqwa. That is now khauf (Arabic: خَوْفٌ). Fear is not something which Allah wants to give you. That is not the emotion connected to Allah.

The Meaning of Surah Al-Asr

The Meaning of Surah Al-Asr

A very short, yet comprehensive surah in the Quran is Surah Al-Asr. Imam Shafi, the great scholar of Islam, one of the four Imams, said that if people were to just learn and study Surah Al Asr, then it would be sufficient for them. It’s so short, yet it summarizes what we are here to do.

What is Zakat al-Fitr?

What is Zakat al-Fitr?

Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam. However, it is not the Zakat al-Fitr that is obligatory as part of Ramadan. In this article, we will share the facts about Zakat al-Fitr, why it is compulsory, how to fulfil this task, and who is eligible to fulfil it.

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