Showing posts with label ramadan prayers. Show all posts
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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Zakat / Charity Information in Islam for Ramadan

Zakat / Charity Information in Islam for Ramadan

The acts of charity and benevolence toward the less fortunate, for the sake of Allah, are highly desired on all occasions, but more so during the blessed month of Ramadan.

In the book of Al-Bukhari, Ibn 'Abbas (raa) related:

“The Messenger of Allah (saas) is the most benevolent(good) among the people. His benevolence increases markedly during the month of Ramadan when the angel Jibreel meets him every night of Ramadan, to rehearse with him the Holy Qur'an. The Messenger of Allah (saas) was more charitable with his good possessions than the mov­ing winds that bring torrential rain.”

As you may be aware, there are two kinds of charitable acts. There is regular, voluntary charity, (sadaqah), that can be given any time, from inviting others to meals, at iftar time dur­ing Ramadan, to outright gifts to an individual or a charitable organization.

On the other hand, there is an obligation of Za­kaat (obligatory charity), which is the annual return of 2.5 per­cent that is levied against one's savings or assets that have ma­tured in the last twelve months. All give their Zakaat to its rightful owners during Ramadan so as to offer these two obligations of Islam at the same time.
Dua during Breaking Fast (Iftar) in Ramadan

Dua during Breaking Fast (Iftar) in Ramadan

The Lawgiver has recommended that the fasting person take the opportunity on this occasion and beseech Allah during the period of fasting, especially around the hour of breaking fast, iftaar. He should request diligently, whatever he or she desires, from the Owner of creation, Rabbil Alameen.

In the book of Ibn Maja, Abdullah bin 'Amru bin 'Al-As (raa) reported that the Messenger of Allah (saas) said: “Indeed, as to the faster, about the time he breaks his fast, his du'a, (supplication) will not be turned away by Allah.”

This hadith reveals a special privilege afforded only to the ser­vant who observes fasting and at the hour he brings his fasting to a close. Each fasting person has the right to supplication(Dua) and the right that it will be answered, a promise from the One who never reneges on His promises.

However, granting the faster's du'a request falls within the conditions of du'a. That is, whatever you ask Allah (SWT), He will grant it in His own time, and when he knows that granting your request will not lead to your ruin. Do not ask of Him something unlawful.

In a report by Tirmidhi (raa), the Messenger of Allah (saas) has been reported as saying:
“There are three categories of people whose du'a (sup­plications) will not be rejected:

the person who observes the fast until he breaks,
a just ruler,
and the person who has been wronged.”

This citation supports the previous one, while adding that when prayers are offered during fasting, supplications are highly en­couraged.

In addition to the faster, a ruler's acts of justice weigh heavily on the scale of good deeds (mizaan). This is the person whose pronouncements, orders and decrees affects the lives of others. The ruler may be a political leader, a judge, or a community leader who does not abuse the power and authority invested in him. If any one of them makes a request, Allah (SWT) will swiftly grant it.

Conversely, on the reverse side, if the faster did not observe fasting properly, or the ruler abuses the power invested in him, their supplications will not only be turned away unanswered, but will incur the wrath of Allah.

The third person in the Hadith is al-mazluum. This is an indi­vidual who has been wronged, such as a victim of a crime against himself or his property, or if his civil rights have been violated, or he is a victim of fraud or white collar crime. If such a person raises his hands and asks Allah (SWT) for help, his or her prayer will be granted.

Examples of Supplications During Ramadan

It has been reported that the Messenger of Allah (saas) used to say the following:

“Allahumma Inne as aluka birahma -tikal Latee wasi'at kulla shain an Taghfirale”
(O Allah, I request You by Your mercy that encompasses eve­rything in the creation to forgive me.)

Also:

“Dhahaba Zamau, wabta lati'uruq, wa Thabatal Ajru In Sha Allah.”
(The thirst is gone and the throats are wet again and the reward is established, Allah willing.)

Also:
“Allahumma laka sumtu wabika a mantu wa 'alaika Tawakaltu, wa'ala rizquka aftartu.”
(O Allah, I fasted for Your sake. I believed in You and relied on You and I break my fast on your provisions.)

The above supplications have been reported from the Messen­ger of Allah (saas). Anyone of them may be said before you put the date or water in your mouth. Speaking of iftar, it is rec­ommended to be in a state of purity, (wudu) before iftar, so that when the adhan is called for Maghribprayer, anyone who hears the adhan should breakfast immediately at the sound of Allahu Akbar and should not wait until the adhan is completed. The caller will break after adhan.
One Should Hurry to Break Fast in ramadan

One Should Hurry to Break Fast in ramadan

The Lawgiver highly recommended rule that the fast be broken as soon as the sun sets is certain. Although newspapers, in their daily almanac, mention the time of sunset and sunrise, one should be strongly advised to look through the window to make sure the sun has set. For example, you might hear that “Today's sunrise is at 6:50 a.m. and sunset at 4:58 p.m.,” and when you look outside, you find that there is still light out side. By sunset it is meant the disappearance of the sun from the western hori­zon.

In the books of Bukhari and Muslim, the Messenger of Allah (saas) said: “The people will always remain in a good state of mind and body (during fast) so far as they hurry in the break­ing of the fast and delay the sahuur.”

It is recommended also to break the fast with fresh dates, rutub, and in odd numbers, or tamr, regular table or supermarket dates, or water. If dates are not available, any fruit will do. If there is no food or drink to break the fast with, intend in your heart to break fast, and whenever food is available you should eat.

In a report by Anas (raa), he said: “The Prophet (saas) used to break fast with fresh, ripe dates rutub, before he offered his Maghrib prayer. If they were not available, he would break with regular dates, or drink water if there were no dates.” (Abu Dawud Tirmidhi)

In this report, there is an indication that with the Messenger of Allah (saas) breaking fast precedes evening prayer, Maghrib, as if to say the last meal before fast precedes the morning prayer. Likewise, the first meal at the time of iftaar, the fast breaking meal, precedes evening prayer, Maghrib. Hence, the procedure at Iftaar goes like this: break with a light meal, pref­erably dates, make Iqamah for Maghrib prayer, then take your regular meal.

The meal, may be taken with the family at home, or friends and relatives may be invited to the Iftaar as we shall see that chari­table works are highly recommended in the month of Ramadan. Over the years phenomenon have evolved in different masajid, and Islamic Centers in the United States of America and else­where, where arrangements are made by the believers to break fast in jama'ah in the masajid. These gatherings are excellent and are encouraged as they lead to Taraweeh prayer in Ja­maa`ah in the masjid.

Friday, August 28, 2009

30th Day Dua for Ramadan

30th Day Dua for Ramadan

Read the below Dua on 30th day of Ramadan Dua

ALLAAHUMMAJ-A’L S’IYAAMEE FEEHI BISH SHUKRI WAL QUBOOLI A’LAA MAA TARZ”AAHU WA YARZ”AAHUR RASOOLU MUH’KAMATAN FAROO-U’HU BIL-US’OOLI BI-‘AAQI SAYYIDINAA MUH’AMMADIN WA AALIHIT’ T’AAHIREEN WALH’AMDU LILLAAHI RABBIL A’ALAMEEN

O Allah render my fasts observed in this month worthy of appreciation and acceptance, and a medium to obtain Thy pleasure and the pleasure of the Messenger, let the corollary (Furoo - a consequence or a supplement) acquire strength from the original cause (Usool), for the sake of our Leaders-in-chief, Muhammad and his pure children; (all) praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.

Pray a 12 Rak-a’t Salaat as under:
(i) In every Rak-a’t, after the recitation of Soorah Al Fatih’ah, recite Soorah Al ikhlaas 20 times.
(ii) After the Salaam say “Durood” 100 times

Dua

ALH’AMDU LILLAAHI LAA SHAREEKA LAHOO ALH’AMDU LILLAAHI KAMAA YANBAGHEE LI-KARAMI WAJHIHI WA I’ZZI JALLLIHI WA KAMAA HUWA AHLUHU YAA QUDDOOS YAA NOOR YAA NOORAL QUDS YAA SUBBOH’ YAA MUNTAHAT TASBEEH’ YAA RAH’MAAN YAA FAA-I’LAR RAH’MAH YAA ALLAAH YAA A’LEEM YAA KABEER YAA ALLAAH YAA LAT’EEF YAA JALEEL YAA ALLAAH YAA SAMEE-U’ YAA BAS’EER YAA ALLAAH YAA ALLAAH YAA ALLAAH LAKAL ASMAAA-UL H’USNAA WAL AMTHAALUL U’LYAA WAL KIBRIYAAA WAL AALAAA-U AS-ALUKA AN TUS’ALLIYA A’LAA MUH’AMMADIN WA AHLI BAYTIHI WA AN TAJ-A’LAS-MEE FEE HAAD’IHIL LAYLATI FIS SU-A’DAAA-I WA ROOH’EE MA-A’SH SHUHADAAA-I WA IH’SAANEE FEE I’LLIYYEENA WA ISAAA-ATEE MAGHFOORAH WA AN TAHABA LEE YAQEENAN TUBAASHIRU BIHEE QALBEE WA EEMAANAN YUD’HIBUSH SHAKKA A’NNEE WA TURZ”IYANEE BIMAA QASAMTA LEE WA AATINA FID DUNYAA H’ASANATAN WA FIL AAKHIRATI H’ASANATAN WA QINAA A’D’AABAN NAARIL H’AREEQ WAR-ZUQNEE FEEHAA D’IKRAKA WA SHUKRAKA WAR RAGHBATA ILAYKA WAL INAABATA WAT TAWBAH WAT-TAWFEEQA LIMAA WAFFAQTA LAHOO MUH’AMMAD WA AALA MUH’AMMAD S’ALLALLAAHU A’LAYHI WA A’LAYHIM


O Allah bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad. All Praise is for Allah, there is no partner for Him. All Praise is for Allah, as is deserved by His glorious countenance, and His mighty power, and as He is worthy of it. O Holy, O Light, O Holy Light. O Glorious, O the ultimate goal of all glorification. O Beneficent, O the doer of mercy. O Allah, O All­Knowing, O Great, O Allah, O Gracious. O Magnificent, O Allah, O All­Hearing, O All­Seeing. O Allah, O Allah, O Allah, You have the most beautiful names, the highest examples, the grandeur, the bounties. I beseech You to, bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, and place my name, in this night, among the fortunate, and my soul among the martyrs, let my good deeds be (written) in the 'Illiyyin (Book of the virtuous), and my evil deeds be forgiven. (And I beseech You to ) grant me a certainty which gives joy to my heart, and a faith which drives doubt away from me, and make me pleased with what You have granted me. (And I beseech You to) Give us good in this world, and good in the Hereafter, and save us from the punishment of the burning fire.(HQ 2:201) (And I beseech You to) grant me in it , Your remembrance, and Your gratitude, and desire for (pleasing) You, turning (to You for repentance), and success, for all that You have granted Muhammad and his family, peace be on him and on them.


Read: Dua for Iftar and Sehri in Ramadan / Ramazan

Also Read Daily Dua for Holy Month of Ramadan


Islamic / Muslim Festivals and Holiday 2019

Islamic Events and Holiday 2019

English Date Islamic Date
We have listed the important Islamic Festivals, Holidays and Events for the year 2019 as per the calender year 2019. These muslim religious holiday can vary as per the sighting of moon and the lunar calendar.
#Urs Khawjah Gharib Nawaz, Ajmer Sharif 14 March, 2019 - Thursday 6th Rajab 1440
#Lailat-ul-Meraj #Shab-e-meraj Night of Apr 3, 2019 - Wednesday 26-Rajab-1440
#Shabe-e-Barat April 20, 2019 - Saturday 14th Sha'baan 1440
#Start of Fasting Month (#Ramadan) May 7, 2019 - Tuesday 1st Ramadan 1440
#Jummat-ul-Wida 31 May 2019 - Friday Last Friday of Ramadan 1440
#Lailat-ul-Qadr (#Shab-E-Qadr) June 1, 2019 - Saturday 27 Ramadan 1440
#Eid-ul-Fitr June 5, 2019 - Saturday 1st Shawwal 1440
#Hajj August 11, 2019 - Sunday 9th Dhul-Hijjah 1440
#Eid-ul-Adaha #Bakrid August 12, 2019 - Wednesday 10th Dhul-Hijjah 1440
#Islamic New Year September 1, 2019 - Sunday 1st Muharram 1441
#Yaum al-Ashura September 10, 2019 - Tuesday 10th Muharram 1441
#Eid Milad-un-Nabi Nov 10, 2019 - Sunday 12th Rabi-al-Awwal 1441
#Urs Haji Ali Baba Mumbai 13 December, 2019 - Friday 16 Rabi Ul Akhir 1441
714th Urs Sharif Of Hazrat Khwaaja Syed Nizamuddin Aulia Mehboob-e-elahi Rahmatullah Alayh 16 December, 2019 - Monday 19 Rabi Ul Akhir 1441