July 6, 2012

Quranic Verses and Hadith on the Month of Ramadan and Fasting¬¬


"Ramadan is the (month) in which the Quran was sent down, as a guide to mankind and a clear guidance and judgment (so that mankind will distinguish from right and wrong).." (Q 2:183)
Oh you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you many learn piety and righteousness" (Q 2:183)
Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may attain taqwaa." (Q2:183)
The most honored by Allah amongst you are those best in taqwaa."(Q 49:13)
..And it is better for you that ye fast, if ye only knew." (Q 2:184)
"Indeed We have revealed it (Qur'an) in the night of Power. And what will explain to you what the night of Power is? The night of Power is better than a thousand months. Therein descends the Angels and the Spirit (Jibreel) by Allah's permission, on every errand: (they say) "Peace" (continuously) till the rise of Morning!" (Q 97:1-5)
We sent it (this Qur'an) down on a blessed Night. Verily, We are ever warning (mankind of Our Torment). Therein (that Night) is decreed every matter of ordainment. Amran (i.e. a command or this Qur'an or His Decree of every matter) from Us. Verily, We are ever sending (the Messenger). (As) a Mercy from your Lord. Verily! He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower." (Ad-Dukhaan 44: 3-6)


The Messenger of Allah (saw) said, "When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained." (Imam Bukhari) ...
Narrated Abu Huraira(r.a): The Messenger of Allah (saw) said:"... whoever fasts during Ramadan out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allah's rewards, then all his past sins will be forgiven." (Imam Bukhari).
The Messenger of Allah (saw) addressed his companions on the last day of Sha`ban, saying, "Oh people! A great month has come over you; a blessed month; a month in which is a night better than a thousand months; month in which Allah has made it compulsory upon you to fast by day, and voluntary to pray by night. Whoever draws nearer (to Allah) by performing any of the (optional) good deeds in (this month) shall receive the same reward as performing an obligatory deed at any other time, and whoever discharges an obligatory deed in (this month) shall receive the reward of performing seventy obligations at any other time. It is the month of patience, and the reward of patience is Heaven. It is the month of charity, and a month in which a believer's sustenance is increased. Whoever gives food to a fasting person to break his fast, shall have his sins forgiven, and he will be saved from the Fire of Hell, and he shall have the same reward as the fasting person, without his reward being diminished at all." [Narrated by Ibn Khuzaymah]
Abu Said al-Khudri reported that the Messenger of Allah (saw), said: "No servant fasts on a day in the path of Allah except that Allah removes the hellfire seventy years further away from his face." This is related by "the group," except for Imam Abu Dawud.
`Abdullah ibn `Amr reported that the Messenger of Allah (saw), said: "The fast and the Qur'an are two intercessors for the servant of Allah on the Day of Resurrection. The fast will say: 'O Lord, I prevented him from his food and desires during the day. Let me intercede for him.' The Qur'an will say: 'I prevented him from sleeping at night. Let me intercede for him.' And their intercession will be accepted." [Imam Ahmad]
Abu Umamah reported: "I came to the Messenger of Allah (saw) and said: 'Order me to do a deed that will allow me to enter Paradise.' He said: 'Stick to fasting, as there is no equivalent to it.' Then I came to him again and he said: 'Stick to fasting."' [Imam Ahmad, Imam Nasa'i, and Imam Hakim].
Sahl ibn Sa'd reported that the Messenger of Allah (saw): "There is a gate to Paradise that is called ar-Rayyan. On the Day of Resurrection it will say: 'Where are those who fasted?' When the last [one] has passed through the gate, it will be locked." [Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim].
He who is amongst those who pray will be called from the gate of the prayer (in Paradise) and he who is from the people of Jihad will be called from the gate of Jihad, and he who is from those' who give in charity (i.e. Zakat) will be called from the gate of charity, and he who is amongst those who observe fast will be called from the gate of fasting, the gate of Raiyan." Abu Bakr said, "He who is called from all those gates will need nothing," He added, "Will anyone be called from all those gates, O Allah's Apostle?" He said, "Yes, and I hope you will be among those, O Abu Bakr." [Imam Bukhari]
Abu Hurairah reported that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said : "The time between the five prayers, two consecutive Friday Prayers, and two consecutive Ramadans are expiations for all that has happened during that period, provided that one has avoided the grave (major) sins." [Imam Muslim]
In another hadith, the Messenger of Allah (saw) says, "Ramadan has come to you. (It is) a month of blessing, in which Allah covers you with blessing, for He sends down Mercy, decreases sins and answers prayers. In it, Allah looks at your competition (in good deeds), and boasts about you to His angels. So show Allah goodness from yourselves, for the unfortunate one is he who is deprived in (this month) of the mercy of Allah, the Mighty, the Exalted." [ImamTabarani]
Abu Umaamah r.a.a. said: I said: 'O Messenger of Allah (saw), tell me of an action by which I may enter Paradise'. He said: 'Take to Fasting, there is nothing like it.' [Imam Nasai’, Ibn Hibbaan, Al-Haakim, Saheeh]
Every action of the son of Adam is given manifold reward, each good deed receiving then times its like, up to seven hundred times. Allah the Most High said, 'Except for fasting, for it is for Me and I will give recompense for it, he leaves off his desires and his food for Me.' for the fasting person there are two times of joy; a time when he breaks his fast and a time of joy when he meets his Lord, and the smell coming from the mouth of the fasting person is better with Allah than the smell of musk." [Imam Bukhari]
"Fasting is a shield with which a servant protects himself from the Fire." [Imam Ahmad, Saheeh]
On the Day of Judgement, "Fasting will say: O My Lord I prevented him from food and desires so accept my intercession for him." [Imam Ahmad, Imam Haakim and Abu Nu'aim, Hasan]
There are in the month of Ramadhan in every day and night those to whom Allah grants freedom from the Fire, and there is for every Muslim an supplication which he can make and will be granted." [al-Bazzaar, Ahmad, Saheeh]
The Messenger of Allah (saw) said: He who gives food for a fasting person to break his fast, he will receive the same reward as him, except that nothing will be reduced from the fasting persons reward." [Ahmad, at-Tirmidhee, Ibn Maajah, Ibn Hibbaan, Saheeh].


"O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqun (the pious).
(Fasting) for a fixed number of days, but if any of you is ill or on a journey, the same number (should be made up) from other days. And as for those who can fast with difficulty, (i.e. an old man, etc.), they have (a choice either to fast or) to feed a poor person (for every day). But whoever does good of his own accord, it is better for him. And that you fast, it is better for you if only you know." (2:183-84)
"The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan), he must fast that month, and whoever is ill or on a journey, the same number (of days which one did not fast must be made up) from other days.
Allah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you. (He wants that you) must complete the same number (of days), and that you must magnify Allah for having guided you so that you may be grateful to Him" (2: 185).
"It is made lawful for you to have sexual relations with your wives on the night of the fasts. They are garments for you and you are the same for them. Allah knows that you used to deceive yourselves, so He turned to you and forgave you. So now have sexual relations with them and seek that which Allah has ordained for you, and eat and drink until the white thread (light) of dawn appears to you distinct from the black thread (darkness of night), then complete your fast till the nightfall.
And do not have sexual relations with them (your wives) while you are in Itikaf in the mosques. These are the limits (set) by Allah, so approach them not. Thus does Allah make clear His signs to mankind that they may become Al Muttaqun (the pious)" (2:187).
"Verily! We have sent it (this Quran) down in the night of Al-Qadr.
And what will make you know what the night of Al-Qadr is?
The night of Al-Qadr is better than a thousand months
Therein descend the angels and the Ruh (Gabriel) by Allah's Permission with all Decrees,
Peace! until the appearance of dawn (97:1-5)
Abu Huraira related that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: Whoever fasts during Ramadan with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven. Whoever prays during the nights in Ramadan with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven. And he who passes Lailat al-Qadr in prayer with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven (Bukhari, Muslim).
Abu Huraira related that Rasulullah said: If anyone omits his fast even for one day in Ramadan without a concession or without being ill, then if he were to fast for the rest of his life he could not make up for it (Bukhari).
Abu Huraira related that the Prophet said: Allah the Majestic and Exalted said: "Every deed of man will receive ten to 700 times reward, except Siyam (fasting), for it is for Me and I shall reward it (as I like). There are two occasions of joy for one who fasts: one when he breaks the fast and the other when he will meet his Lord" (Muslim).
Abu Huraira related that Rasulullah said: Many people who fast get nothing from their fast except hunger and thirst, and many people who pray at night get nothing from it except wakefulness (Darimi).
When to start fasting
Ibn Umar related that the Prophet said: Do not start fasting unless you see the new moon, and do not end fasting until you see it. If the weather is cloudy then calculate when it should appear (Bukhari, Muslim).
The Suhoor meal (which is eaten before dawn)
Anas related that Rasulullah said: Take the Suhoor meal, for there is blessing in it (Bukhari, Muslim).
Breaking your fast
Salman ibn Amir Dhabi related that the Prophet said: Break your fast with dates, or else with water, for it is pure (Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi).
Fasting during a journey
Aisha related that Rasulullah was asked whether one should fast when on a journey, and he replied: Fast if you like, or postpone it if you like (Bukhari, Muslim).
Behavior while fasting
Abu Huraira related that the Prophet said: If a person does not avoid false talk and false conduct during Siyam, then Allah does not care if he abstains from food and drink (Bukhari, Muslim).
Forgetfully eating or drinking while fasting
Abu Huraira related that Rasulullah said: If anyone forgets that he is fasting and eats or drinks he should complete his Siyam, for it is Allah who has fed him and given him drink (Bukhari, Muslim).
Providing for those who are breaking the fast
Zaid ibn Khalid Juhni related that the Prophet said: He who provides for the breaking of the Siyam of another person earns the same merit as the one who was observing Siyam diminishing in any way the reward of the latter (Tirmidhi).
Lailat al-Qadr
Aisha related that the Prophet said: Look for Lailat al-Qadr on an odd-numbered night during the last ten nights of Ramadan (Bukhari).
Anas ibn Malik related that Rasulullah said: When Lailat al-Qadr comes Gabriel descends with a company of angels who ask for blessings on everyone who is remembering Allah, whether they are sitting or standing (Baihaqi).

Food Habits Tips during Ramadhan!

This article provides useful advice on how to avoid some common problems encountered in Ramadhan. If followed, it would enable one to fast comfortably and enjoy fully the spiritual benefits of Ramadhan.
Come Ramadhan, our diet is radically altered. Our meals get condensed in mornings and evenings, with no intake in-between for an extended period of time. For some of us, the intake of oily foods skyrockets. These changes in diet aren't well received by everyone.

Dr. Farouk Haffejee of the Islamic Medical Association of South Africa
(Durban) has created a list of recommendations for dealing with
Ramadhan in a healthy fashion. They deal with common problems
encountered in Ramadhan.

Dr. Haffejee suggests that in the month of Ramadhan, "our diet should
not differ very much from our normal diet and should be as simple as
possible." He says that our diet should maintain our normal weight,
although he does mention that if one is over-weight, Ramadhan is a
good time to shed some pounds.

He also recommends foods that last longer.

"In view of the long hours of fasting, we should consume slow
digesting foods including fibre containing-foods rather than
fast-digesting foods. Slow digesting foods last up to 8 hours, while
fast-digesting foods last for only 3 to 4 hours," writes Dr. Haffejee.

Slow-digesting foods are foods that contain grains and seeds such as
barley, wheat, oats, semolina, beans, lentils, wholemeal flour, and
unpolished rice. These are called complex carbohydrates.

Fast-burning foods are foods that contain ingredients such as sugar
and white flour. They are called refined carbohydrates.

According to Dr. Haffejee, whole wheat, grains, seeds, vegetables
(like green beans, peas, and spinach), fruit with skin, dried fruit
(such as dried apricots, figs, prunes, and almonds) are all examples
of fibre-containing foods.

Dr. Haffejee says that meals in Ramadhan should be well-balanced, and they should contain foods from each food group, such as fruits,
vegetables, meat/chicken/fish, bread/cereals and dairy products.

He discourages fried foods that some of us are addicted to.

"Fried foods are unhealthy and should be limited. They cause
indigestion, heart-burn, and weight problems," Dr. Haffejee points out.

Below are Dr. Haffejee's recommendations for a Ramadhan diet:


Fried and fatty foods.
Foods containing too much sugar.
Over-eating especially at suhoor.
Too much tea at suhoor: Tea makes you pass more urine taking with it
valuable mineral salts that your body would need during the day.
Smoking cigarettes: If you cannot give up smoking, cut down gradually
starting a few weeks before Ramadhan. Smoking is unhealthy and one should stop completely.


Complex carbohydrates at suhoor so that the food lasts longer making
you less hungry.
Dates are excellent source of sugar, fibre, carbohydrates, potassium
and magnesium.
Almonds are rich in protein and fibre with less fat.
Bananas are a good source of potassium, magnesium and carbohydrates.


As much water or fruit juices as possible between iftar and bedtime so that your body may adjust fluid levels in time.

Below, Dr. Haffejee has listed common health issues faced in Ramadhan, their causes, and their remedies:


Constipation can cause piles (haemorrhoids), fissures (painful cracks
in anal canal) and indigestion with a bloated feeling.

Causes: Too much refined foods, too little water and not enough fibre
in the diet.

Remedy: Avoid excessive refined foods, increase water intake, use bran in baking and brown flour when making flatbread.


Causes: Over-eating. Too many fried and fatty foods, spicy foods, and
foods that produce wind e.g. eggs, cabbage, lentils. Carbonated drinks like Cola also produce gas.

Remedy: Do not over-eat, drink fruit juices or better still, drink
water. Avoid fried foods, add ajmor to wind-producing foods.

LETHARGY ('low blood pressure') 

Excessive sweating, weakness, tiredness, lack of energy, dizziness,
especially on getting up from sitting position, pale appearance and
feeling faint are symptoms associated with "low blood pressure". This
tends to occur towards the afternoon.

Causes: Too little fluid intake, decreased salt intake.

Remedy: Keep cool, increase fluid and salt intake.

Caution: Low blood pressure should be confirmed by taking a blood
pressure reading when symptoms are present. Persons with high blood pressure may need their medication adjusted during Ramadhan. They should consult their doctor.


Causes: Caffeine and tobacco-withdrawal, doing too much in one day, lack of sleep, and hunger. Usually occur as the day goes by and
worsens at the end of the day. When associated with "low blood
pressure", the headache can be quite severe and can also cause nausea before Iftar.

Remedy: Cut down caffeine and tobacco slowly starting a week or two
before Ramadhan. Herbal and caffeine-free teas may be substituted.
Reorganise your schedule during the Ramadan to have adequate sleep.


Weakness, dizziness, tiredness, poor concentration, perspiring easily,
feeling shaky (tremor), unable to perform physical activities,
headache, palpitations are symptoms of low blood sugar.

Causes (in non-diabetics): Having too much sugar i.e. refined
carbohydrates especially at suhoor. The body produces too much insulin causing the blood glucose to drop.

Remedy: Eat something at suhoor and limit sugar-containing foods and drinks.

Caution: Diabetics may need to adjust their medication in Ramadhan.
Consult your doctor.


Causes: Inadequate intake of calcium, magnesium and potassium foods.

Remedy: Eat foods rich in the above minerals e.g. vegetables, fruit,
dairy products, meat and dates.

Caution: Those on high blood pressure medication and with kidney stone problems should consult their doctor.


Increased acid levels in the empty stomach in Ramadhan aggravate the above conditions. It presents a burning feeling in the stomach area
under the ribs and can extend up to the throat. Spicy foods, coffee,
and Cola drinks worsen these conditions.

Medications are available to control acid levels in the stomach.
People with proven peptic ulcers and hiatus hernia should consult
their doctor well before Ramadhan.


Kidney stones may occur in people who have less liquids to drink.
Therefore, it is essential to drink extra liquids to prevent stone


Causes: During Ramadhan, when extra Salah are performed, the pressure on the knee joints increases. In the elderly and those with arthritis, this may result in pain, stiffness, swelling and discomfort.

Remedy: Lose weight so that the knees do not have to carry any extra
load. Exercise the lower limbs before Ramadhan so that they can be
prepared for the additional strain. Being physically fit allows
greater fulfillment, thus enabling one to be able to perform Salah with
by Dr. Mushfiq Khan


Al hamdulilah (All praises are due to Allah) for the blessings of being a part of this year’s Ramadan.  The African Islamic Community Center (AICC) Inc. once again through its second Ramadan edition welcomes and congratulates all of its members and the general Islamic Community for obeying one of the pillars of Islam by fasting in this  month of Ramadan.  As we join over a billion Muslims around the globe to fast in this holy month of Ramadan, it is the wish, hope and the prayers of the AICC family that the Almighty Allah will continue to bless and protect us in seeking his pleasure, rewards and blessings within these last days of Ramadan.
What Is Ramadan or Fasting In the Month Of Ramadan?
 Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic (Hijri) calendar. It is considered to be the best of all of the 12 Islamic months. Fasting is refraining from eating, drinking and having sexual intercourse from dawn to sunset – with clear intention of seeking the pleasure of the Almighty Allah. It is important to make your intention to fast before dawn of the day you will be observing fast. Failing to do this will render your fast non valid for that day.  However, some scholars maintain that if you made an intention to fast for the full month Ramadan on the first night of the month, you do not have to renew your intention on all the other nights.
The Obligation Of Fasting & Its Associated Benefits:
Fasting in the month of Ramadan is a great act of worship. Fasting in this month is also one of the five pillars of Islam.  Fasting in itself is an obligation on all Muslims. The obligation of fasting is clearly spelled out in  Suratul Baqarah , wherein Allah (SWT) Says: “O Believers, Fasting is an obligation upon you as it was ordained upon those before you to help you become pious” (So that you can fear Allah).  Q(2:183). The above ayah ( verse)  affirms that Muslims fast because it is a command from Allah (SWT). With respect to fasting in the month of Ramadan, Allah (SWT) sent down the following ayat “Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur’an as a guide to mankind, also a clear (sign) for guidance and judgement (between right and wrong). So every one of you who is present (at his home) during the month should spend it in fasting…,.”. Q(2:185) Besides the exceptions (based on valid excuses) given in the remaining part of this ayat, fasting is an obligation on all Muslims. Without a valid reason, abstaining from fasting in the month of Ramadan is considered a sin. What we have said so far about fasting and fasting in the month of Ramadan is all contained in a hadith narrated by Aisha(Prophet’s wife/May Allah be pleased with her) that the “Quraish used to fast on the day of 'Ashura' in the Pre-lslamic period, and Allah's Apostle too, used to fast on that day. When he came to Medina, he fasted on that day and ordered others to fast, too. Later when the fasting of the month of Ramadan was prescribed, he gave up fasting on the day of 'Ashura' and it became optional for one to fast on it or not”. (Bukhari :: Book 3 :: Volume 31 :: Hadith 220).   The day of Ashura is the day that Allah(SWT) liberated prophet Musa and the children of Israel from Pharoah’s bondage.  Hence we can see that fasting in the month of Ramadan is unique and specific to the Ummah (nation) of the holy prophet Muhammad(PBUH). Anything that Allah (SWT) ordains for His servants, is for the
benefit of His servants in this world and in the hereafter. Abu Huraira reported “Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: Allah the Exalted and Majestic said: Every act of the son of Adam is for him, except fasting. It is (exclusively) meant for Me and I (alone) will reward it. (Muslim :: Book 6 : Hadith 2566) We are given an indication of the rewards associated with fasting when Imam Al-Bukhari related in a Qudsiyy hadith (saying of Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) directly from Allah) that:  “The reward of every good deed is multiplied from ten up to seven hundred times.  However, the reward of Fasting, done in sincerity , will be multiplied by as many times as Allah wills” ie. more than 700 times.  This Qudsiyy hadith is a clear manifestation as to how incalculable and immeasurable the reward is for fasting in the month of Ramadan. One example of the blessings is that on the Day of Judgment one of the gates of paradise (Ar-Rayyan) will be open solely for fasting Muslims to enter paradise through that gate. [May Allah (SWT) accept our fasting and grant us paradise]
In the ayat just quoted above, Q(2:185) Allah (SWT) continues, “But if anyone is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed period (should be made up) by days later. Allah intends every facility for you. He does not want to put you to difficulties.  (He wants you) to complete the prescribed period, and to glorify Him in that He has guided you; and perchance ye shall be grateful”. Q(2:185). [May we follow the guidance of Allah (SWT) and have the necessary wisdom and resources to invite others to the path.]
“The prescribed period should be made up by days later” since Allah (SWT) wants us to gain the blessings of fasting without difficulties and hardship, it will be helpful to go into the concessions He made as a further example of His Mercy.
The following are references from Fiqh-us-Sunnah by Sayyid Sabiq(Chapter 3) :
“Elderly men and women are permitted to break their fasts, as are the chronically ill, and those who have to perform difficult jobs under harsh circumstances and who could not find any other way to support themselves. All of these people are allowed to break their fast, because such a practice would place too much hardship on them during any part of the year. They are obliged to feed one poor person (miskin) a day (for every day of fasting that they do not perform).  The due Zakatul Fitr for each is a Sa’ which is equal to four times the fill of a pair of average-sized hands cupped together with the most common staple food of one’s area.  
The same is true for one who is chronically ill and as such cannot fast, and for one who is forced to work under harsh circumstances and as such cannot endure the additional burden of fasting. Both groups must also feed one poor person daily.
Pregnant and breast-feeding women, if they fear for themselves or for the baby, can break the fast and pay the "ransom." They do not have to make up the days missed. Pregnant or breast-feeding women, if they fear for the child, can do likewise." This is related by al-Bazzar. For example, "Ibn 'Abbas”(Uncle & Companion of the Prophet) used to say to his wives who were pregnant: 'You are in the same situation as those who can fast [but do not]. You are to pay the "ransom" and do not have to make up the days later.' "   This account of Ibn Abbas is Sahih(Authentic).
Nafi' reported that Ibn 'Umar was asked about a pregnant woman who feared for her unborn baby. He replied: "She is to break the fast and to feed one poor person a day."
There is also a hadith that states: "Allah has relieved the travelers of fasting and half of the prayer, and the pregnant and the breast-feeding women of the fast."According to some scholars from the Hanafi school, (Abu Ubaid,
and Abu Thaur), such women are only to make up the missed days of fasting, and they are not supposed to feed one poor person a day. According to Ahmad and ash-Shaf'I schools, if such women fear only for the baby, they must pay the "ransom" and make up the days later. If they fear only for themselves or for themselves and the baby, then they are only to make up the missed days at a later date.  It is however important to note, that on this subject as it is with  many other issues in Islam, we should expect differences in interpretations.  Hence,  it is acceptable for one to follow any one of the four major schools of thought.
· Making up the Missed Days of Fasting:
It is allowed for those who are (not chronically) ill and for travelers to break their fasts during Ramadan, but theymust make up the days they missed. Allah says in the Qur'an(2:185):  …..But if anyone is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed period (should be made up) by days later.
A sick person may break his fast which, if continued, would only aggravate the illness or delay its cure.  In al-Mughni it is stated: "It is related from some of the early scholars that any type of illness allows one to break the fast, even an injury to the finger or a toothache. They based their opinion on the following:
1. That the wording of the verse quoted above is general and applies to all types of illnesses, and
2. That a traveler is allowed to break his fast even if he does not need to and, therefore, the same must be the case for one who is sick." This was also the opinion of al-Bukhari, 'Ata, and some other scholars.
· Those who must make up the missed days
The scholars agree that it is obligatory for menstruating women and women with post childbirth bleeding to break the fast and to make up the missed days later on. Al-Bukhari and Muslim recorded that 'Aishah said: "When we would have our menses during the lifetime of the Prophet, we were ordered to make up the days of fasting that we had missed but were not ordered to make up the prayers that we had missed.
·  Night of Qadr, its virtue
The night of Qadr is the most virtuous night of the year. Allah says in the Qur'an(Chapter 96): "We revealed it on the night of power [that is, qadr]. What will tell you what the night of power is? It is better than a thousand months." Any action therein, for example, reciting the Qur'an, making remembrance of Allah, and so on, is better than acting for one thousand months which do not contain the night of qadr.
· Night of Qadr, it is preferred to seek this night:
It is preferred to seek this night during the last ten nights of Ramadan, as the Prophet, upon whom be peace, strove his best in seeking it during that time. We have already mentioned that the Prophet would stay up during the last ten nights, would wake his wives, and then would remain apart from them to worship.
· Night of Qadr, which night is it?
Scholars hold different opinions as to the night which is the night of qadr. Some are of the opinion that it is the 21st, some say the 23rd, others say the 25th and still others say it is the 29th. Some say that it varies from year to year but it is always among the last ten nights of Ramadan. Most scholars, though, vouch for the 27th. ImamAhmad recorded, with a sahih chain(authentic narration), from Ibn 'Umar that the Prophet said: "He who likes to seek thatnight should do so on the 27th.
·  Night of Qadr, praying and making supplications during the night of qadr:
Al-Bukhari and Muslim record from Abu Hurairah that the Prophet, upon whom be peace, said: "Whoever prays during the night of qadr with faith and hoping for its reward will have all of his previous sins forgiven." As to the supplication during the night of qadr, 'Aishah said: "I asked the Messenger of Allah: 'O Messenger of Allah, if I know
what night is the night of qadr, what should I say during it?' He said: 'Say: O Allah, You are pardoning and You love to pardon, so pardon me.' " This is related by Imams Ahmad, Ibn Majah, and by atTirmizhi, who called it sahih.
· I'tikaf, its meaning:
I'tikaf means to stick to something, whether good or bad, and to block out everything else…….  What is meant here is the seclusion and staying in the mosque with the intention of becoming closer to Allah.
· I'tikaf, its legitimacy:
All scholars agree on its legitimacy. The Prophet would perform i'tikaf for ten days every Ramadan. In the year that he died, he performed it for twenty days. This is related by alBukhari, Abu Dawud, and ibn-Majah. The Prophet's companions and wives performed i'tikaf with him and continued to do so after his death. Even though it is an act which is done to get closer to Allah, it is reported that there is no sound hadith concerning its (specifically assigned merits). Abu Dawud states: "I said to Ahmad, 'Are you aware of anything concerning the virtues of i'tikaf?' He answered: 'No, except for some weak [reports].' "
· I'tikaf, the length of i'tikaf
The obligatory i'tikaf is to be as long as the oath states it to be. If one makes an oath to make i'tikaf for one day or more, he is to fulfill that length of time.
· I'tikaf, the Beginning and Ending of i'tikaf:
We have already mentioned that the voluntary i'tikaf does not have any specific time period. Whenever a person enters the mosque and makes the intention of becoming closer to Allah by staying there, he will be performing i'tikaf until he leaves. If he has the intention to perform i'tikaf during the last ten days of Ramadan, he should begin it before the sun sets. Al-Bukhari records from Abu Sa'id that the Prophet, upon whom be peace, said: "Whoever makes i'tikaf with me is to make i'tikaf during the last ten [nights]." The ten refers to the last ten nights which begin on the night of the 20th or the 21st (of Ramadan). Concerning the statement that when the Prophet desired to make i'tikaf he would pray the morning and then go to the place of his i'tikaf, it means that he used to enter the place which he had prepared for his seclusion, but the actual time that he entered the mosque for his seclusion was during the beginning of the night. According to  Imams Abu Hanifah and ash-Shafi, whoever performs i'tikaf during the last ten days of Ramadan must leave the mosque after sunset on the last day of the month. Imams Malik and Ahmad say that it is acceptable to leave after sunset, but they prefer for the person to remain in the mosque until the time for the 'id prayer. The night begins when the sun sets and ends with dawn. The day begins with dawn and is completed by sunset.
What is Zakat ul-Fitr?
Zakat Ul-Fitr is the charity that we pay at the end of Ramadan.  Here is the foundational hadith that establishes the obligation of Zakat ul-Fitr:
Ibn `Umar reported that the Prophet (sala-Allahu alayhi wa sallam), made Zakat al-Fitr compulsory on every  male, female, young and old among the Muslims; one Saa` (a measurement: four double handfuls) of staple food of the area or country.  This could be corn, wheat, rice etc. (Sahih Bukhari ). 
It is worth noting that the giving of Zakat al-Fitr is most times misunderstood by members of our community in terms of who should give it, to whom it should be given and under what condition it should be given.
Some people go to Eid prayers and drop money into the donation box thinking that they have paid their Zakat ul-Fitr.  This is wrong because generally, Zakat al-Fitr, which should be in the form of  food, must be in the hands of the needy family or
Zakat-ul-Fitr will certainly not reach the intended recipients before the Eid Prayer as required. Thus the person paying/giving the Zakat-al-Fitr at the Eid prayer risks missing the  required condition under which  Zakat al-Fitr should be given or paid. May Allah forgive us.

Confusing Zakat al-Fitr with Zakat al-Maal
Zakat Al-Maal (Maal literally means wealth), is the Zakah due on ones’ wealth including  money, agricultural produce etc.  This  could be due any time during the year.  Whereas, as explained above, Zakat al-Fitr is specific with respect to the time frame and the medium of payment(food). Although some scholars especially Imam Abu Hanifah have allowed giving money instead of food, however the spirit of Zakat al-Fitr is to give food to the needy of the community, not money. In support of this claim, The Companion of the Prophet, Abu Sa`eed al-Khudree, (radi Allahu ‘anhu), said, “In the Prophet’s time, we used to give it (Zakatal-Fitr) as  Sa` of food, dried dates, barley, raisins or dried cheese”. [Bukhari ]
Mailing the money overseas
Since Zakat-al Fitr should be in the hands of the needy before  Eid prayer, it is not practical to snail mail it (food/money). However, if one is able to get the Zakah al-Fitr  (food/money) to the needy overseas before Eid prayer is conducted in their locality, then Insha-Allah it’s alright.

Not paying
It is haram to skip the payment of Zakat al-Fitr. Zakat Al-Fitr must be paid for every member of the household. So if you have 8 people in your house, Zakat al-Fitr must be paid x 8, even if the youngest member is just a few days old.

Giving one’s Zakat al-Fitr to a charitable building project
Some people mistakenly give their Zakat-al-Fitr to a charitable building project: like the building of a Masjid, or Islamic school.  There is a difference of opinion on this issue, but suffice it to say that the spirit of Zakah al-Fitr is that the needy should have plentiful food on Eid. All eight types of recipients of Zakah mentioned in the Quran (9:60) are humans, not “building projects”.
The alms are only for the poor and the needy, and for those employed in connection therewith, and for those whose  hearts are to be reconciled, and for the feering of slaves, and fopr those in debt, and for the cause of Allah, and for the wayfarer—an ordinance from Allah. And Allah is All Knowing and Wise. Q(9:60)
Giving Zakat al-Fitr to non-Muslims
Charity is given to both Non-Muslims and Muslims. However, Zakah al-Fitr charity is something exclusive to the Muslim poor and needy. Hence, one could not give Zakah-al-Fitr to any needy person on the street. “Regular” charity can be given to them, but not

9 Cheezon Mein Barri Shifa Raki Hai

Tags:Kalonji,Quran Sharif,Sadqa,Safar,Shehad

ALLAH Talah Ne 9 Cheezon Mein Barri Shifa Raki Hai
1 Quran Sharif 
2 Sadqa
3 Sila Rehmi
4 Surah Fateha
5 Safar 
6 Shehad
7 Kalonji
8 Zam Zam
9 Zetoon
QURAN Me 700 Baar ‘Namaz’ Ki Dawat Di GayiHazrat Ayesha (RA) Ne 
Sabse Pehle Quran Ki Ayaton Ko GinaQuran Me Surah AlBaqara Sabse Bari Aur Surah Al Kausar
 Sabse Choti Surah HeQuran Ko Poora Honey Me 22saal 5mah 14din Lage
Quran Me
ALLAH Ka Naam 2584 Baar He”
“Duniya Me Quran 103 Zabano Me He”
Quran Me 4 Masaajid K Naam Hain
1)Masjid-Ul-Haram2)Masjid-Ul-Zraar 3)Masjid-E-Nabawi4)Masjid-E-Aqsa
Jismey Logo Ke Lye Shifa Hai

Aapkey Rab Ne “Shehad Ki Makhi” (Honey Bee)Ki Fitrat Main Ye Baat Daaldi Ke Paharon Main,
 Darakhton Main AurBelon Main Apna Ghar (Chatta) Bana Phir Her Qisam Ke Phal 
(Flowers,Fruits) Se Rus Choos Aur Apne Rab Ki Hamwaar Kerdah Rahon PerChalti 
Reh In Makhion Ke Pet Se Mukhtalif Rungo (Colours) Ka MashroobNikalta 
Hai Jismey Logo Ke Lye Shifa HaiYaqenan Is Main Bhi Ek Nishani Hai Gor-O-Fiker Kerne Waalo Ke Lye

Jab Du’a Kerney Wala Pukaarta Hai

Al-Quran:Aur Jab Mere Bandey Aap (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)Se Merey Muta’liq PoochainTo 
(Khaeye) Main Qareeb HonJab Du’a Kerney Wala Mujhe Pukaarta HaiTo Main Du’a Qabool Kerta HonLihaza 
Inhain Chai Hai KeMerey Ehkaam Maaney Aur Mujh Per Iman LaenTaakey Woh Hidaayat Pa-Sakain(Al-Baqara, V#186)

Is Ayat Aur Is Sey Milti Julti Ayaat SeBa’z Logo Ne Kaha Ke Allah Ta’la Ba-Zaate KhudHer 
Jagah Maujood HaiJabke Ye Qurani Taa’limat Ke Khilaaf HaiAllah Ta’la Her Jagah Maujood NahiBulkey 
Allah Ta’la Ke Ilm Main Her Ek JagahHer Ek BaatHer Ek Cheez HaiDekhye(Surah No.50 Qaf, Ayat 16)

Kaisa – Tu Musalmaan Hai?
Kaisa – Tu Musalmaan Hai?

Fajar Neend Mein 
Zuhar College Ya Job Mein
Asar Araam MeinMaghrib Kaam Mein
Ishaa TV MeinJumah Ke Sirf Doh RakaatWo Bhi Duniya Ke Khayal Mein
Agar Koi Tahajjud Padhta Hai ToYe Bahut Ta’jjub Ki Baat Samajhte Hain!
Yaad Rahe…Qabar Main SabsePehele Jo Sawal Hoga Wo Namaz Hi Ke Bare Main Hoga.
Aap Sabse Guzarish Hai Ke Apne MominBhaiyon Aur Baheno Ko Namaz Ki Dawat Dein.
Inshallah Allah Say Aapp Ko Is Ka Ajar Milega.
Allah Us Bande Ki Jayez Hajaat Poori Karde JoYe Message Sab Tak Pahunchayega( Aameen )

Namaz – Improves UR Beauty

 Namaz-e-Fajr Improves Your Beauty 
Namaz-e-Zohar Increase Ur Income 
Namaz-e-Asar Increase Ur Health 
Namaz-e-Magrib Makes A Good Future For Ur Children 
Namaz-e-IshaGives A Peaceful Sleep.

Namazi Ke Saamne
Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam Ne Fermaya,
Ager Namazi Ke Saamne Se GuzarneWaaley Ko Guzarney Ki Saza Ma’loom Ho Jae 
To Isey 1 Qadam Agey Berhney Ke Bijae40 (Din, Mah Ya Saal) 
Tak Wahin Kharey Rehna Pasand Ho.(Bukhari, Kitabul Salaat, H#510/Muslim, Kitabul Salaat, H#507)

Ruku Aur Sajjdeh
Abu Masood Raziallahu Anhu Se Rivayat Hai K Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam NeFermaya, 
Aadmi Ki Namaz Qabool Nahi Hoti Yahan Tak Ke ‘Ruku’ Aur ‘Sajjdeh’Main Apni Peeth Seedhi Na Karey.
(Abu Dawud, Kitabul Salaat, H#855/Termizi, Kitabul Salaat, H#265)

Jumma Ke Din Imam Khutba De
Maaz Bin Anas Raziallahu Anhu Se Rivayat Hai K 
Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam Ne Fermaya:Jumma Ke Din Jab Imam Khutba De Raha Ho 
To Ghutno Ko Pet Ke Saath Mila Ker Baithney Se Mana`s Fermaya
(Abu Dawood, Kitabul Salaat,
 H #1110/Termizi, Kitabul Salaat, H #514)

Farz Namaz Ada Kerney Ke Liye
Abu Imama Raziallahu Anhu Se Rivayat Hai Ke 
Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam NeFermaya:Jo Shaks Apne Ghar Se Ba-Wuzu Ho Ker Farz Namaz Ada 
Kerney Ke LiyeMasjid Ki Taraf Nikelta Hai To Isko Hujj Ka 
Ahraam Bhandney Waaley KiMaanand Sawab Milta Hai(Abu Dawood,Kitabul Salaat, H#558)

Bundah Sajdeh Ki Halut Main
Abu Huraira Raziallahu Anhu Se Rivayat Hai K 
Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam NeFermaya Bundah Sajdeh Ki
 Halut Main Apne Rab Ke Bohat Ziadah Qareeb Hota HaiPus Is Waqt Ba- Kasrat Du’a Kia Karo
(Muslim, Kitabus Salaat, H# 482/Abu Dawood, Kitabus Salaat, H#875)

Allah Ke Koi Gaib Nahi Jaanta
Syedha Aaisha Raziallahu Anha Fermatin Hain Jo 
Shaks Ye Gumaan Rakhta HaiKe Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam Kal Ko Pesh Aaney Waaley 
Halaat Ka Ilm RakhteyHain Is Ne Allah Per Bohat Bara Bohtaan Baandha 
Kyun Ke Irshaad Baari Ta’la Hai:“Keh Dijye Ke Aasman Waalon Main Se Aur Zameen 
Waalon Main Se Siwae Allah KeKoi Gaib Nahi Jaanta”(An-Naml, V#65)(Sahih Muslim, H# 177)

3 Terha K Log Hain Jin Se Allah Ta’la Na Kalaam Karega
Ferman-E-Rasullullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam Hai3 Terha K Log Hain 
Jin Se Allah Ta’la Na Kalaam Karega Na Inki Taraf Nazrey Rehmat Se Dekhega 
Aur Na He Inlko Pak Karega1-Ahsaan Jutlaney Wala2-Tehband Neeche Bandney Wala

3-Jhooti Qasam Kha Ker Maal Farookht Kerne Wala(Sahih Muslim)
Allah Ta’la Ne Ise Kufar Se Bacha Lia Hai
Anas Raziallah Anhu Se Rivayat Hai KeRasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam Ne Fermaya:3 
(Teen) Ausaaf Jis Aadmi Main Hon Woh Inki Badolat ImaanKi Mithaas Pa Leta Hai1-Woh Allah Aur Iske Rasool 
Ko Sab Se ZiadaMehboob Samjhe2-Kisi Se Mohabbat KareTo Mehez Allah Ke Lye3-Allah Ta’la Ne 
Ise Kufar Se Bacha Lia HaiTo Ab Woh Kufar Ko Is Terha Na PasandKarey 
Jis Terha Aag Main Dala Jana Isey Na Pasand Hai(Sahih Bukhari , Sahih Muslim)
Aulaad, Maa, Baap Aur..

Anas Raziallah Anhu Se Rivayat Hai Ke 
Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam Ne Fermaya:Tum Main Se Koi Bhi Is Waqt Tak (Kamil) 
Momin Nahi Ho SaktaJab Tak Woh Mujhe Apni Aulaad, Maa, Baap Aur Baqi Tamaam Logon Se 
ZiadaMehboob Na Rakhey(Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim)

Apna Maal Allah Tala Ki Rah Main
Al-Quran:Jo Log Apna Maal Allah Ta’la Ki Raah Main Kharch Kertey HainPhir 
Iskey Ba’ad Na To Ahsaan Jatatey Hain Na Aea Detey HainInka Ajer 
Inkey Rab Ke Paas Hai Inper Na To Kuch Khauf Hai Na Woh Udaas Hongey Naram Baat Kehna 
Aur Ma’af Ker Denba Is Sadgey SeBehtar Hai Jis Ke Ba’ad Aeza Rasaani Ho Aur Allah Ta’la Be-Niyaz 
Aur Burd-Baar HaiAe Iman Walo! Apni Khairat Ko Ahsaan Jata Ker Aur Aeza Pohancha Ker Berbaad Na Karo! 
Jis Terha Woh Shaks JoApna Maal Logon Ko Dikhwey Ke Lye KharchKarey Aur Na Allah Per Iman rakhey 
Na Qayamat Per (Surah Al-Baqara Ayat 162:164)

Raasto Per Baithney Se Perhaiz Karo
Abu Saeed Khudri Raziallahu Anhu Se Rivayat HaiK Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam 
Ne Fermaya:Raasto Per Baithney Se Perhaiz Karo

Sahaba Ne Arz Kia:Hamari Majliso Ke Bagair Hamara Guzara NahiKyun K
 Hum In Main Bahmi Baat Cheet Kertey HainAap Ne Fermaya:Jab Tum Nahi Maantey 
To Raastey Ka Huq Adaa KaroPoocha Iska Huq Kia Hai?
Fermaya: Nigah Neechi RakhnaTaklif Na DenaSalaam Ka Jawab Dena 
Neki Ka Hukm DenaAur Burae Se Rokna(Sahih Muslim)

Jahliat Ke 4 Kam Aise Hain
Abu Maalik Raziallah Anhu Se Rivayat Hai 
K Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam Ne Fermaya:Jahliat Ke 4 Kam Aise HainJinhain 
Meri Ummat K Log Turk Nahi Karainge1-Hasb-O-Nasb Aur Khaandani Shrf-O-Fazilat 
Per Fakher Kerna2-Doosron Ke Nasb Aur Khaandan Main Nuqs Aur Aib Nikaalna Aur 
Ta’na Zani Kerna3-Sitaaron Ke Asar Se Baarish Barusne Ka Aqeedah Rakhna4-Noha Kerna 
Aap Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam Ne Fermaya Ke: Noha Kerne Wali Aurat Agar Merne Se Pehle 
PehleTauba Na Karey To Qayamat Ke Din Isey “Ghandak”Ki Shalwaar Aur 
“Khaarish”Ki Qameez Pehna Ker Uthaya Jai Ga(Sahih Muslim , Masand Ahmed)

Aesi Batain Mat Poocho
Al-Quran:Ae Iman Walo!Aesi Batain Mat Poocho Ke Ager 
Tumper Zaahir Kerdi JaenTo Tumhain Nagawar Hon Aur Ager Tum Zamana Nuzool-e-QuranMain 
In Baato Ko Poochoge To Tumper Zaahir Kerdi Jaengi(Al-Maedah,V#101)

Ye Mumaniat Nuzool E Quran Ke Waqt Thi Ek Martaba
 Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam Ne Fermaya Tumper
 Hujj Farz Kia Hai 1 Shaks Ne Sawaal Kia Kia Her Saal?
Aap Khamosh Rahey Isne 3 Mertaba Sawaal Dohraya Phir Aap Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam Ne Fermaya 
Ke Ager Main Haan Keh Deta To Her Saal Farz Hojata Aur Ager 
Aesa HotaTo Her Saal Hujj Kerna Tumhare Lye Mumkin Na Hota(Muslim,Abu Dawood)

Aap Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam Ne Fermaya
Imran Bin Haseen Raziallah Anhu Se Rivayat Hai Ke 
Rasulullah Sallallahu AlaihiWasallam Ne Fermaya: Meri Ummat Main Pathron Ki Baarish ,
 Soortain , BigernaAur Zameen Main Dhasney Ke Wa’qiat Pesh Aaengey Aap Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam Se 
Poocha Gaya:Ya RasulullahSallallahu Alaihi Wasallam!Aisa Kab Hoga?
Aap Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam NeFermaya:Jab Baajon Aur Gaaney Waali Aurton Ka Aam 
Riwaaj Ho Jaega Aur Kasrat Se Sharaab PeeJae Gi(Termizi)

Huzoor (S.A.W.W) K Pasandida Khaney
Huzoor (S.A.W.W) K Pasandida KhaneyKaduSirkaZaitoon Ka TailKhajoor HareeraShehadLokiGoshtKharbozaInjeer  
Namak Let Everybody Know ThisJazakallah.

Maangne Wala Khoob Tawajah Ke Saath
Al-Quran:Aur Main Ne Jino Aur Insaano Ko Mehez Is Liye Paida Kia HaiKe 
Woh Sirf Meri Bandagi Karain(Zariat , 56)

ISLAME MALUMAT Fact About Aabe-Zam Zam-Islamic Sms ZAM ZAM is about 18*14 feet
 and 13 meters deep well.It started 4000 years ago.Never dried since then never changed taste.
No Algae or Plant growth in the well.
This small well provides water to Millions of people.
Through Heavy motors pulling 8000 liters per second (69.12 core liter in 24 hrs)& after

Tamam barkatein ALLAH k liye heinALLAH Wo hai Jisne tumhare liye saakin zameen banai,
Aur aasmaan ko chhat banaya,Aur tumhari achhi achhi sooratien bana-een,
Aur paak cheezon se tumhein rizq ata kiya,Wo Allah tumhara Rubb hai,
Aur tamam barkatein ALLAH k liye hein Jo tamam jahanon ka Rubb hai.
(Al-Mo’min; 64)Agar rizq…Agar rizqaqal-o-danish se miltatou jaanwar 
aurbewaqoof zinda hii narehte …(Hazrat Al

JAZAK ALLAH!Age of Ambia (A.S):Age of Ambia(A,S):.ADAM A.S 1000 years NOOH A.S 

(Ibne_Majah,H:4023)NAMAZ Kia hai?NAMAZ Kia hai?.
N=Nekion mai izafa.A=Aakhirat mai nijaat.M=MOHAMMAD (S.A.W) ki sunnat
.A=Allah ki raza.Z=Zaria-e-qurbat-e-ELAHI..NAMAZ na choro.

Aqwal-e-zareenUstaad ki maar baap k pyar se achi hai[HAZRAT LUQMAN (A.S)]Chand k baghair raat bekar hai, 
aur ilm k baghair zehan.[HAZRAT ABU BAKAR(RAA)]Jo tujhey teri khamiyan batayewo tera dost hai.
[HAZRAT UMER (RAA)]Ghareeb wo hai jis ka koi dost na ho.[HAZRAT ALI (RAA)]

ALLAH Ki 4 RahematianALLAH Ki 4 Rahematian Asi HaiJo Insan Se Bardaasht Nai Hoti .
1 รข€“ Beti
2 - Mehman
3 - Barish
4 - Bemari