Daily Archives: July 15, 2013

12 Things to Avoid during Ramadan

1011470_523112564409598_2058946563_n1. Dont sleep during the day and pray all night. By doing this you are converting the day into night and the night into day, which is not the purpose of fasting.

2. Avoid being lazy and inactive during the day.

3. Dont waste time playing games during the day. Rather, please ALLAH by increasing in your worship of him..

4. Avoid having Iftaar parties. Ramadan wasnt meant to be a food extravaganza.

5. Dont ask your wife to spend Ramadan in the Kitchen. Eat something light and quick – she should also spend this blessed Month Worshipping ALLAH.

6. Spend the last 10 days worshipping ALLAH rather than trying to prepare for Eid! A day that is better than a thousand months is in these last 10 days. You can’t afford to miss this.
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Importance of Fasting

945671_665261730170544_496578223_nWe would like to wish a galore of happiness, blessings and good fortunes to those people who are going to experience the blessed month of Ramadan and intends to acquire the benefits of this month.

And may Allah put mercy and blessings into the hearts of those who are deprived of the blessings of this month. What we can say about the greatness of this month, for which, Allah the Most High have said in the Hadith Qudsi, which is reported by the beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him): Read the rest of this entry

Hasten in the breaking of fast

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Narrated Sahl bin Sad (Radi ALLAHU Anhu) : ALLAH’s Apostle (SallALLAHU Alayhi Wasallam) said, “The people will remain on the right path as long as they hasten the breaking of the fast.” [Sahih Bukhari, Book #31, #178] Read the rest of this entry

Four Characteristics of a believer

“The believer has four characteristics. If he is afflicted by any misfortune he remains patient and steadfast. If he is given anything, he is grateful. If he speaks, he speaks the truth. If he passes a judgment on any issue, he is just.

– Hadhrat Ubayy ibn K’ab Radi Allahu Anhu

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Iftar, The Breaking of Fast, Time

970269_524437637610424_1228993598_n (1)Narrated Ibn Abi Aufa: We were in the company of Allah’s Messenger (Peace Be Upon Him) on a journey. He said to a man:
Get down and mix Sawiq (powdered barley) with water for me.
The man said: The sun (has not set yet), O Allah’s Messenger
……..The Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) said to him: Get down and mix Sawiq with water for me. The man dismounted and mixed Sawiq with water for him. The Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) drank it and then beckoned with his hand (towards the East) and said:

إِذَا رَأَيْتُمْ اللَّيْلَ أَقْبَلَ مِنْ هَا هُنَا فَقَدْ أَفْطَرَ الصَّائِمُ

When you see the night falling from this side, then a fasting person should break his fast.
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7 Tips to Continue to Lose Weight in Ramadan

ramadhan foodsQ: “Even though Ramadan is first for Allah and my intentions are that. How do I continue to lose weight this Ramadan”?

A: 7 Tips to lose weight in Ramadan

From Mubarakah Ibrahim Certified Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Expert

Although it may seem to many that we should lose weight during Ramadan because we are not eating for such a large portion of the day, unfortunately the opposite is not normally true. Due to the fact that we are going 17-20 hours with nothing to eat our metabolism slows down and begins to store fat. In addition eating very large calorie rich iftar meals makes matters worse. It’s like putting a ton of bricks on the back of a turtle. Our metabolism is already running very slowly and then we load it up with lots of calories that it can not burn. The straw that breaks the “scale’s” back is the reduction of physical activity during the month. For some people its just not physically possible to exercise while engaging in such long days of fast, so we reduce the amount we move around without reducing how much we are eating. I don’t recommend that you use Ramadan to start an exercise and diet program however if you were already on a weight loss regimen here is how you can continue to lose weight in Ramadan or at the very least prevent yourself from gaining weight. Read the rest of this entry

Concept of Worship in Islaam

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The concept of worship in Islaam is misunderstood by many people, including some Muslims. Worship is commonly taken to mean performing ritualistic acts such as prayers, fasting, charity, etc. This limited understanding of worship is only one part of the meaning of worship in Islaam. That is why the traditional definition of worship in Islaam is a comprehensive definition that includes almost everything in any individual’s activities. The definition goes something like this: “Worship is an all inclusive term for all that God loves of external and internal sayings and actions of a person.” In other words, worship is everything one says or does for the pleasure of Allaah. This, of course, includes rituals as well as beliefs, social activities, and personal contributions to the welfare of one’s fellow human beings.

Islaam looks at the individual as a whole. He is required to submit himself completely to Allaah, as the Qur’aan instructed the Prophet Muhammad to do:
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