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The 23rd Night of Ramadhan: A'mal (Performances)

The 23rd Night of Ramadhan: A'mal (Performances)

According to Hadith, Laylatul Qadr is either on the 19th, 21st or 23rd night of Ramadhan. More emphasis is laid on the 21st and the 23rd, particularly the 23rd.

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The 21st Night of Ramadhan: A'mal (Performances)

The 21st Night of Ramadhan: A'mal (Performances) According to Hadith, Laylatul Qadr is either on the 19th, 21st or 23rd night of Ramadhan. More emphasis is laid on the 21st and the 23rd, particularly the 23rd.

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The 19th Night of Ramadhan: A'mal (Performances)

The 19th Night of Ramadhan: A'mal (Performances) According to Hadith, Laylatul Qadr is either on the 19th, 21st or 23rd night of Ramadhan. More emphasis is laid on the 21st and the 23rd, particularly the 23rd.

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What Have We Gained From Ramadan?

What Have We Gained From Ramadan? We leave the blessed month of Ramadan, its beautiful days and its fragrant nights. We leave the month of the Quran, Taqwa, patience, jihad, mercy, forgiveness and freedom from hellfire…

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Are You Ready For Ramadan?, Getting our Families Prepared For the Holy Month

Are You Ready For Ramadan?, Getting our Families Prepared For the Holy Month Rajab and Sha’ban are great times to get our minds, hearts, and homes ready for Ramadan. Seize the opportunity of Sha'ban and get ready for Ramadan!!

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Ramadan A Time for Repentance, Prayers and Salutation

Ramadan A Time for Repentance, Prayers and Salutation ‘Ramazan, The Month of Glory’ is almost upon us, and all too soon it will be over. ‘Ramadan’ is derived from the root word ‘Ramad’ which indicates ‘heat’, and this is perhaps why in one of his traditions our holy Prophet SA has said that: “Ramadan burns the sins and shortcomings, as fire burns wood!”

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Holy Ramadhan

Holy Ramadhan The Holy Month of Ramadhan, which begins after the crescent of the new moon is spotted, is one of the most sacred Islamic observances because it marks the month in which Allah revealed the Holy Qur'an to Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h), bringing with it all the glory. This is the month in which the door of heavens are kept open, doors of hell are closed and Satan is kept in chains.

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Ramadhan Articles

Ramadhan Articles Originally, in Arabic the word 'as-Sawm' meant 'al-Imsak', that is, to abstain totally from any act including eating, drinking, walking, speaking, etc. Thus, the Arabs used to refer to a horse refusing to run or to be fed, as 'Sa'im', that is, fasting. As is clear, the word 'Sawm' is ancient and was used in a different context by the Arabs before Islam. Then, however it did not have the specific meaning given to it by Islam as a term denoting a certain religious obligation. As an Islamic term, it means to refrain intentionally from what breaks fasting.

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The Excellence of the Holy Month of Ramadhan

The Excellence of the Holy Month of Ramadhan Shaikh Saduq relates from an authentic source that Imam Raza (A.S.) related from his ancestors, who related it from Ameerul Momineen Ali bin Abi Talib (A.S.) that latter said that one day, the Prophet of Allah delivered the following sermon to them: 'O' People! the Month of Allah (Ramazan has approached you with His mercies and blessings. This is the month that is the best of all the month in the estimation of Allah. Its days are best among the days; its nights are best among the nights. Its hours are best among the hours.

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Ramadan: Month of Allah's Revelation

Ramadan: Month of Allah's Revelation Surah Qadr (Chapter 97) is recommended to be recited during the holy month of Ramadan because the Qur’an tells us that the ‘Night of Power’ (Laylatul-Qadr) occurs each year during this month (Qur’an, 97:2-5; 2:85). This is a night when all the doors of heaven are open and the blessings of Allah are available for all people. The actual night is not known, but according to tradition (Hadith) the file of each Muslim is shown to the Imam of the Age (Twelfth Imam). Muslims should try to spend this night in the worship of Allah to demonstrate the depth of their faith in Him. The date is not definite, so people are encouraged to spend more time in prayer during the last nights of Ramadan.

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What is the Fast of the Month of Ramadan

What is the Fast of the Month of Ramadan O Believers! Fast is prescribed for you as it was for those before you so that you may ward off evil. (Fast) a certain number of days…(Holy Qur'an: Chapter 2, Verses 182-183) Every year in the ninth lunar month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims around the world abstain from food, drink, vain talk and certain other actions from before sunrise until after sunset.

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Significance of the Month of Ramadan and its Fast

Significance of the Month of Ramadan and its Fast On p. 64, Vol. 2, of Safeenat al-Bihar, the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) is quoted saying that Allah Almighty has charged a group of His angels with the task of supplicating for those who observe the fast. On the same page of the same reference, Imam Ja'fer al-Sadiq (as) is quoted saying that if a person fasts during a hot day, and he suffers from thirst, Allah will assign a thousand angels to wipe his face and convey to him glad tidings, and when he breaks his fast, Allah, the most Exalted, the most Glorified, addresses him with these words, "How sweet your smell and soul are! O My angels! Bear witness that I have forgiven him.

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Seven Strategies to Train Kids this Ramadan

Seven Strategies to Train Kids this Ramadan The many aspects of Ramadan - fasting, prayers, moral values, charity, Holy Quran, family, Eid - provide a valuable opportunity to train kids. Whether they are your own kids or kids you teach, education or training isn"t an automatic or easy process. Children don"t bring empty minds and fill them with what we say. Training requires effort, energy and a few techniques to take off.

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Fasting: Zakat of the Body

Fasting: Zakat of the Body When the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) first left Mecca for Medina, he fasted for three days. Subsequently a revelation from God established the obligation to fast a certain number of days, and thus this determined the month of Ramadan. “O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint.” “... whoever of you is present in the month ( of Ramadan) he shall fast therein ...” (Chapter 2, Verse 183 and 185).

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Fasting in Islam

Fasting in Islam "The month of Ramadan, in which was revealed the Quran, a guide to mankind, with explanations for direction and discernment. Whoever of you is in a position to do so, let him fast the month, and whoever is ill or on a journey the same number of other days.

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Ni’mah (Bounty) Always Refers to Wilayah (Guardianship)

Ni’mah (Bounty) Always Refers to Wilayah (Guardianship) This is an excerpt from the book Shining Sun: In Memory of Allamah Tabataba’i; page 127-131 . The book was written by a close friend of Allamah Tabatabaee as a tribute to him. The style of the book is a bit distinct, in the sense that part of it is the various transcriptions of conversations and discussions Allamah had with the author or other students. Below is a passage from the book where Allamah Tabatabee explains the relationship between the word ni’mah and wilayah; text written in red were additions by me.

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Apologizing to Others and Accepting an Apology

Apologizing to Others and Accepting an Apology The Prophet Muhammad (S) has said, “O' ‘Ali! My intercession shall not reach the person who does not accept the apology from another person - whether the apology is truthful or untruthful.” Asking forgiveness and also accepting the apology of a person who has come to you are both ethical and Islamic values.

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Importance of Prayer

Importance of Prayer Imam al-Sadiq (AS) narrates that it is written in The Torah: “O’Son of Man, if you empty yourself, i.e. disengage yourself from all other pre-occupations to make yourself available for My worship, I will fill your heart with richness and I will not abandon you to what you seek and long for. And it will be upon Me to close the door of poverty upon you and to fill your heart with awe for Me.

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The Dhikr of Allah in All States

The Dhikr of Allah in All States Of the things which all people are responsible for enacting, however not all are able to, is to remember Allah (SwT) in all states. The remembering of Allah (SwT) should only be done for one reason which is to remember Allah (SwT) and this act should have no other incentives associated with it.

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The Expansive Earth

The Expansive Earth One of the branches of the ever-increasing knowledge of mankind in contemporary times is the methodology of exploiting the earth’s natural resources and God-given treasures. Scientists have always been apprehensive that unplanned tapping of the existing resources would engender problems for future generations. For this reason, elaborate and extensive programs and projects have been designed by experts to optimally utilize the natural resources, which are an influential factor in the determination of the wellbeing of human societies.

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