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Recommended A'mal On the Night of Qadr

Recommended A'mal On the Night of Qadr

Can be performed on the 19th , 21st and 23rd It is reported in Hadith that whoever keeps awake on the nights of Qadr shall have his/her sins forgiven, even if they equal the number of the stars in the heaven.

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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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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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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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What Is The Philosophy Of Fast?

What Is The Philosophy Of Fast? There are various aspects associated with the fasts and they also possess numerous physical and spiritual effects and benefits, which tend have a great impact upon man - the most important of them being their ethical aspect and their educative philosophy. Some of their important benefits are that they make man’s soul kind, strengthen his determination and moderate his instincts. When an individual fasts, despite his hunger and thirst, he must stay away from food, water and sexual pleasures and prove, in practice, that he is not an animal within a stable but an entity that can rein in his wild soul and overcome his lust and carnal desires.

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The Social Effects Of Fasts

The Social Effects Of Fasts The social effects of fasts are not concealed for anyone. Fasts impart the message of equality amongst the individuals of the society.  By acting upon this religious obligation the affluent ones not only experience the hunger of the hungry and the impoverished ones of the society, first hand, but economizing on their daily food also serves to benefit them.

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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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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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Whose New Year Is It?

Whose New Year Is It? These depravities, coupled with the diabolical policies of the revelers in the White House and their accomplices in the Old World, who relish lies, threats, sanctions, torture, wars, bloodshed, occupation, usurpation, state terrorism, ethno-religious discrimination, nuclear weapons proliferation, economic exploitation and the resulting recession, family disintegration, spread of narcotics, promiscuity, sodomy, blasphemy, and every conceivable crime against humanity, warrant us to open our eyes to the realities of January 1 and the Gregorian New Year on which the height of hypocrisy is evident in the messages released by 'world leaders'.

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Concentration and Attention of Mind in Prayers

Concentration and Attention of Mind in Prayers Attention of the mind means that a person should be aware as to what he is reciting and what he is doing. He should be conscious of the greatness of the High and Mighty Allah and be in awe of Him and he should realize that Allah (S.w.T.) deserves total and complete attention. He should consider himself an accused in the fulfilment of his duty of worship and slavery of Allah (S.w.T.).

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Importance of Salat: 40 Ahadith

Importance of Salat: 40 Ahadith For the introduction for the 40 ahadith on prayers, we could not think of anything that could be more complete, interesting and profound than what appears in the beginning of the chapter on prayers in the Tawdhihul Masail of Ayatullah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Hence we have selected it with the hope that all those who love the AhlulBayt (peace be upon them) and that great gnostic may derive abundant benefits from their invaluable words and statements.

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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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In Search of the Object of Devotion

In Search of the Object of Devotion Believing in a Divine Origin and worshiping Him is one of the oldest aspects of human life. Historical research conducted by archaeologists and anthropologists has revealed that even primitive humans who lived thousands of years before the first civilization was formed had deep religious and metaphysical beliefs, such as belief in divine spirits and life after death. It seems that from the dawn of history humanity has inherently known that they have not been forsaken in this vast existence; rather, they are under the influence and authority of metaphysical entities and powers that preside over their existence and have a part in their destiny.

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What Does Karbala Teach Us?

What Does Karbala Teach Us?

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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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