Tuesday, June 20, 2017
The Messenger - صلى الله عليه وسلم - used to specify the last ten days of Ramadhan with specific actions that he wouldn’t practice during the rest of the month.
Amongst them: Staying up at night, it is possible that what is meant is that he would stay up the whole night, in the Hadeeth of ‘Aa-ishah:
“The Messenger used to combine between sleep and prayer during the first twenty days, when that last ten came in, he would role up his sleeves and tighten his Izaar.”
[Narrated by Ahmad]
It is also possible that what is meant is that he used to stay up the majority of the night, this opinion is supported by a Hadeeth collected by Muslim on the authority of ‘Aa-ishah:
“I do not know that he ever stayed up until the morning for even one night.”
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Sheikh Saleh al-Fawzaan حفظه الله
** (Edited for the blog)
All praise be to Allaah for His blessings and generosity. He has blessed us by allowing us to reach the month of Ramadhan and enabling us to do good deeds by which we can draw nearer to Him. And may the peace and blessings be on our Prophet Muhammad – who was the first to hasten to do good deeds – as well as upon his family and Companions – those who believed in him, supported him and followed the light that was revealed to him. They are the successful ones.
As for what follows, then:
I advise you and myself to fear Allaah during this blessed month as well as in any other month. However, this month has a special merit by which Allaahسبحانه و تعالى has distinguished it, since it is a unique occasion for performing good deeds.
The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) would also give his Companions the glad tidings of its arrival and explain to them its many virtues, saying to them:
“O people! A great and blessed month has come upon you.”
Saturday, June 3, 2017
It was narrated from Sahl bin Sa’d رضي الله عنه that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said:
“In Paradise there is a gate called ar-Rayyan. On the Day of Resurrection the call will be made saying:
‘Where are those who used to fast?’
Whoever is among those who used to fast will enter it, and whoever enters it will never be thirsty again.”
(Sunan Ibn Majah, Book 7, Hadith 1709)
Abu Huraira رضي اللّه عنـه reported: The Prophet صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم ascended the pulpit and he said, “Aameen, Aameen, Aameen.” It was said, “O' Messenger of Allaah, you ascended the pulpit and said Aameen, Aameen, Aameen.” The Prophet صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم said, “Verily, Jibreel came to me and he said: Whoever reaches the month of Ramadhan and he is not forgiven, then he will enter Hell-fire and Allaah will cast him far away, so say Aameen. I said Aameen. Whoever sees his parents in their old age, one or both of them, and he does not honor them and he dies, then he will enter Hell-fire and Allaah will cast him far away, so say Aameen. I said Aameen. Whoever has your name mentioned in his presence and he does not send blessings upon you and he dies, then he will enter Hell-fire and Allaah will cast him far away, so say Aameen. I said Aameen.”
(Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Ḥibbān 915)
For audios on how to benefit from the Month of Ramadhan, please click the link below.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
by Dr. Saleh As-Saleh (رحمه الله) - (Transcribed)
Sisters who have their natural blood on these days should NOT give up!!
The woman in her menses in her last ten days of Ramadhan is still beneficial for her to get up in the last third of the night to make du'aa as she cannot make salaah, of course. It is beneficial to make du'aa in the third of the night and this is open for the one who is in a state of ritual purity or ritual impurity. So there is nothing wrong with that. And the woman in menses also could recite Qur’aan and could make remembrances. All of that, and we can refer you to the book, Natural Blood of Woman by our Sheikh Ibn Uthaymeen رحمه الله.
If a sister on her menses during the last ten nights, is she allowed to do prayer on these nights?
No. She can do anything except the prayers and fasting. She can invoke Allaah (سُبحانه وتعالى). She can invoke Allaah with this du'aa. She can give charity. She can do all good actions of worship except for praying and fasting. And by the way, a comment on this answer, for all the sisters: a woman who gets her menses during this time – this is a matter prescribed by Allaah. They should NOT feel in anyway, saddened at all. Why should they feel sad? Even a little bit, when Allaah (سُبحانه وتعالى) prescribed this matter upon them? This is a very important matter. They shouldn’t have any kind of objection what so ever. They are NOT going to be deprived of anything that Allaah (سُبحانه وتعالى) bestowed of his favors because of this.
Sunday, June 5, 2016
It is from the Sunnah of our Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلم to allow the food to cool before eating it: It has been authentically reported from Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه that he said:
“One should not eat the food until its steam goes away.”
[Sunan al-Baihaqee] and graded as “Saheeh”
[Sunan al-Baihaqee] and graded as “Saheeh”
by Sheikh Nasirudeen al-Albaanee (رحمه الله تعالى) in al-Saheehah (1/748)
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Saturday, July 19, 2014
* Live Ramadhan Talk Series*
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"Last 10 Nights of Ramadhaan and The Night of Decree” : By Nawwas Al-Hindi
Soorah Al-Ghaafir: By Abdur Rahman Ash-Shameeri
“The Night Prayer” : By Abu Dahdaa Al-Hajoori
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Narrated Aaisha رضي الله عنها :
She said: "O Messenger of Allaah! If I find it (The Night Of Decree), with what should I supplicate?" Heصلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم said:
اللْهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي
(( Say: Allaahumma innaka 'afuwun tuhibbul-'afwa fa'fu 'annee.))
"O Allaah! Verily, you are the Oft-Pardoning, You love to pardon, so pardon me."
Question: What are the signs of Laylatul-Qadar (the night of power)?
Thursday, July 17, 2014
By: Brother Musa Millington (حفظه الله)
I ask Allaah (سُبحانه وتعالى), the Mighty, to bless us all with a beneficial Ramadhan, a Ramadhan in which we would inculcate the noble characteristic of (taqwa) - piety.
Allaah (سُبحانه وتعالى) has said:
يأيها الذين امنوا كتب عليكم الصيام كما كتب على الذين من قبلكم لعلكم تتقون
"Oh ye who believe fasting has been prescribed upon you like those before you so that you may gain piety."
One of the many definitions of taqwa (piety) is to obey Allaah (سُبحانه وتعالى) in what he has legislated and to distance oneself from what he has prohibited wanting by this the pleasure of Allaah.
From the matters which have been forbidden in the legislation is innovation (بدعة). The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said in the Hadeeth of 'Irbaad Ibn Saariyah:
"و إياكم و محدثات الأمور فإن كل محدثة بدعة و كل بدعة ضلالة و كل ضلالة في النار"
And beware of newly invented matters in this religion, for every newly invented matter is an innovation & every innovation is misguidance & every (person of) misguidance is in the Hellfire.
Advice of Sheikh Saleh al-Fawzan (حفظه الله)
Since already half of Ramadhan has passed away, we should not let go of the enthusiasm and eagerness we had in the beginning of this blessed month. Every minute of this month counts, so don’t let yourself lose out on this great opportunity which Allaah has blessed you with by keeping you alive to witness this year’s Ramadhan.
This is a small piece of advice extracted from few of Sheikh Salih ibn al-Fawzaan al-Fawzaan (hafidhahullaah)’s answers and Khutbahs.
The Shaykh said in a Khutbah:
“O people, fear Allaah, Exalted be He, & know that you have a great month & a generous season “The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for mankind, & clear proofs of the guidance, and the Criterion (of right and wrong).”
[Surah al-Baqarah 2:185]
It is a month of mercy, a month of forgiveness and the month of freedom from the Hell Fire. So make use of it before it passes away. Avail yourself from the best of its time and repent from sins. Increase in good deeds. The wretched ones are deprived of its good. Whoever Allaah has deprived of this great season (by the decree of Allaah), he is deprived. And the true deprivation is not of what he loses in the world but from what he loses in the Hereafter.