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The 3 Most Precious Moments during Ramadan

By Dr Moin Shubib
“There are 3 most precious moments during Ramadan. These moments offer us special opportunities to renew ourselves, leave bad habits and come closer to Allah. If we don’t catch those opportunities, we lose them, perhaps forever…”

Imam Abu Hanifa: Think good of others; make excuses for them!

““A man once came to the learning-circle of Imām Abū Hanīfah (may God have mercy on his soul) and asked the great Imam whether or not his neighbour was a Muslim. He asked the Imam that if his neighbour died, if he had to wash his body, bury him, and pray the Janāzah prayer over him…”

Ramadan, the Month of Rehab

By Khalil Moya

“All year round, we enjoy too much freedom, and sometimes we misuse that freedom. Ramadan limits our freedom, so that we can de-toxify ourselves from too much excess..”

The Reality of Fasting

By Farooq Khan
“The purpose of fasting and the purpose of Ramadan are different. The purpose of fasting is to develop Taqwa. The purpose of Ramadan is to get closer to the Qur’an. The spirit of Ramadan is lost if you don’t come out of it knowing a little more Qur’an than you did before. The spirit is lost if you don’t come out of Ramadan more in love with the Qur’an than you were before.”

Beware of your inward state!

By Arshad Gamiet
“Prophet Muhammad said that whenever people are studying, seeking knowledge for Allah’s sake, then Allah’s angels are there, surrounding them with their wings. You and I cannot see the angels but they are certainly here, protecting us right now. In the same way, we cannot see the devils, the jinn, the subtle beings that try to mislead us from the Straight Path, the Sirat al mustaqeem. But they are there, nonetheless, waiting in ambush to entrap us!”

How Stephen Hawking Supported the Palestinian cause

Ali Abunimah, a Palestinian-American journalist, wrote: “When we look back in a few years, Hawking’s decision to respect BDS may be seen as a turning point – the moment when boycotting Israel as a stance for justice went mainstream”.