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Taking the spirit of Ramadan with us

By Abdul Basith Awan

“When we leave our homes, we instinctively check: keys, wallet and phone. That’s normal these days. But most of us forget the most important advice. Centuries ago, Sayyid Abdul Qadir al Jaylani said in his first khutbah that we should check these three things first: 1. Do the things that Allah has commanded us to do; 2. Avoid the things that Allah has forbidden, and 3: Be content with whatever Allah has decreed.”

Ramadan in the Quran

By Atif Jung
“Just like a hairy caterpillar emerges from a cocoon to become a beautiful butterfly, the fasting person should emerge from Ramadan with a beautified character and faith in Allah improved.”

Who was Saint George? the truth may surprise you!

“St George is an ecumenical saint. He is not just for one nation; he is patron saint of many, making him pretty universal. One main reason for Muslims revering him over time is that he was martyred for refusing to give divine honours to idols, and as such is delivered up as a staunch monotheist.” Many accounts have George destroying idols in the temple of Apollo, a story that resounds remarkably with the account of Abraham smashing the idols in his time.

The Divine Closeness

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad,

Ramadan is a special opportunity to cultivate khushoo’ (humility, modesty, complete self-effacement, a sense of broken-ness in the presence of Allah)…

The Reality of Fasting

By Farooq Khan

“Please note, it is not righteous to fast while travelling, nor is it better for the ill to fast if it is difficult for them to do so. In these cases, they are to make use of the permission that Allah has furnished them with, because He likes it when people take heed of the mercy that He has endowed.”

Ramadan: The month of Quran and Charity

By Farooq Khan
“My dear brothers take the advantage of this blessed
month – read, understand, implement and teach The Qur’an to
yourself, your family members and others. Please also give your
Zakat to purify your wealth and sadaqas as much as you can to
please Allah swt. Then, make Dua ‘O Allah, please forgive our sins,
ignore our shortcomings, accept of Zakat and sadaqas and our
efforts to learn, understand and implement The Qur’an into our lives,
please show your Mercy, ease our account on the day of Judgement
and enter us into Your Paradise, Ameen”

Welcoming Ramadan

By Farooq Khan
“Be kind to orphans so that when your children become orphans they also may be treated with kindness. Do invoke that Allah may forgive your sins. Do raise your hands at the time of Salat (Prayers), as it is the best time for asking Allah’s mercy. When we invoke at such times, we are answered by Allah, when we call Him, He responds, and when we ask for anything, it is accepted by Him…”

Who are the Bani Isra-eel?

By Rabbi Allen Maller
“The Qur’an is very helpful in answering this question. Prophet Abraham is called a Muslim in the Arabic Qur’an; and in the Hebrew Bible the very same Prophet Abraham is called a Hebrew [speaker or ethnic person] and a Babylonian immigrant who crossed over the Jordan River.”