Fulfilling the Purpose of Ramadan

By Ibrahim Al Tamimi
“Allah reminds us that the purpose of Ramadan is not merely to get hungry and thirsty. The purpose is to attain piety, Taqwa, and to get closer to Allah..”

Ramadan and the legacy of Nabi Ebrahim a.s.

Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan explains that the essence of a Muslim’s mission is to serve the needs of others, purely our of love and gratitude to Allah. He uses the example of Prophet Abraham/Ebrahim alayhis salaam, who was concerned about the well being of all people, whether or not they were Believers. Likewise, we should avoid ‘Us -and- them’ binary thinking. We should be genuinely concerned about the wellbeing of others, whether they believe or not, whether they like Muslims or not. ..

The right preparations for Ramadan

Dr Muein Shubib sets out what preparations we must make to ensure that our fasting during Ramadan is acceptable to Allah. 

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Salaah is the main practical pillar of Islam

Dr Husni Hammuda explains the crucial importance of doing our prayers properly, at the right time and in the right frame of mind, and the right disposition of the heart. Salaah is the first thing that Allah will question us about on the Day of Judgement. Let us do it properly, the way Allah will be pleased with!

When Ramadan Reconciliation Might Fail 

By Rabbi Allen Maller
“Yet many good hearted idealistic people keep trying to fix bad relationships, often exposing  themselves, and sometimes others, to new hurts and rejections. They need to understand that without the co-operation of another person, some hurts and bad feelings cannot be healed. 

The only remedy then is to let that person go; and to begin again with new opportunities to atone by giving extra charity, as Anas related: “The Prophet was asked, ‘Which type of charity is best?’ He responded, ‘Charity done during Ramadan.’ ” (Tirmidhi, #663); and doing good deeds for other suffering people.”

Advice to young people

By Dr Zubair Chaudhry

Another thought-provoking talk by Dr Zubair Chaudhry, a Psychiatrist who has worked for many years in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). His lecture series,”Islamic Insights,” at the Jamia Mosque and Islamic Centre in Stoke Poges Lane, Slough, UK, is recorded on YouTube and will be available on our website as well as on the JMIC YouTube channel:

Repentance before Ramadan

By Ibrahim Al Tamimi
“There are people who will never forgive you. Then there is Allah, who invites you to return to Him. And he not only forgives your sins, but he turns your sins into good deeds, if your repentance is sincere. That is Allah, the Most Forgiving, Most Merciful…”