Ramadhaan

Eid Mubarak?

Eid Mubarak?

Assalaamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
As there are some people who are celebrating Eid today (Friday 12th October 2007) and some who aren’t, I think it’s important for my readers to know what’s what…
The Facts
The Astronomical New Moon is on Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 5:00 GMT (i.e., 1:00 am EDT, or October 10, 10:00 pm [...]

Laylatul-Qadr – The Night of Power

Laylatul-Qadr - The Night of Power

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Well as we are well into the last Ash’ra (last 10 days) of Ramadhaan, people will inevitably start having the usual conversations about Laylatul-Qadr (The Night of Power)…..
When is it?
Is it on the odd nights or on the even nights?
Is it the night of the 27th?
As my knowledgeable readers will be [...]

Last Minute Rush!

Last Minute Rush!

Assalamu-alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Last few days of Ramadhaan remaining- time to take stock
Just come back from Juma (Friday prayers) and the Imam did a hair raising Khutba (in English), really made you think.
The main point which he was trying to put across was that nearly half of Ramadhaan has gone and what have we [...]

Charity in Ramadhaan

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Well Ramadhaan steadily plods on (2 weeks have already finished!), and alhumdulillah (all Praise belongs to Allah), it seems that our hearts are already experiencing some of that tranquility associated with fasting and worshipping Allah more than usual.
It is most definitely a time to increase the good that we do and [...]

The Ramadhaan Diet

The Ramadhaan Diet

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Well I did ask our resident pharmacist for a post on this topic, but then I received this wonderful e-mail from a local Alim (Scholar) and so I couldn’t resist.
The e-mail was quite long and so I’ve chopped it up a little bit and as well as giving guidelines as to [...]

Are You REALLY Fasting?

Are You REALLY Fasting?

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
So as we near the end of the first week of the blessed month of Ramadhaan, with dry mouths and rumbling stomachs becoming more of a reality for us, I think it’s time to ask the question; are you really fasting?
Indeed, some people also ask; why do we fast, what is [...]

Can You Feel The Difference?

Can You Feel The Difference?

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Well, alhumdulillh (all Praise belongs to Allah), Ramadhaan is finally here!
And you know what? I’m not trying to sound like I’m walking on the 7th Heaven already (!), but I think I can feel it!
Can you feel it too?
Can you feel it by the way the hairs stand up on [...]

The Rewards of Ramadhaan

The Rewards of Ramadhaan

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Here’s another beautiful Hadith (Tradition) of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) in the run up to Ramadhaan:
Abu Hurayrah relates that Rasulullah (SAW) said, “My Ummah were given five things for Ramadhaan which were not given to anyone except them.
For them, the smell from the mouth of a fasting person is more [...]

Last Minute Revision!

Last Minute Revision!

Assalaamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Like many people, having started my new job I have been sent on a number of training courses, many of which I already know (or suppose to know!!!), but as we all say training course is what? – time off work so hey, no-one says no!!!!
Whilst on the course I was [...]

Waiting for Ramadhaan…

Waiting for Ramadhaan...

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Well, as the month of Shabaan is waning and Allah is speeding us towards the long awaited month of Ramadhaan (insha-Allah – with the Will of Allah), I came across this beautiful Hadith (Tradition) of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) which I think sums up the spirit of the great month [...]