Islamic Articles

What’s after Ramadan?

The blessed month of Ramadan has already ended. May allah accept our fasting, prayers,  and good deeds. If you already felt the increase in spirituality and the beauty of faith during Ramadan and you wish to continue having that same spirit even after Ramadan, then you could do so by observing what the the prophet (PBUH) used to do after […]

On Fasting Ashura

Tomorrow marks the 9th day of the month of Muharram. Saturday will be Ashura (10th of Muharam). On fasting this day, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) has said, “Fasting the day of `Ashura’ (is of great merits), I hope that Allah will accept it as an expiation for (the sins committed in) the previous year.” […]

The 10 best days of the year has begun

The significance of the 10 days The first 10 days of the month of the Dhu al–Hijjah begins today. These 10 days are the best days of the whole year. It is even holier than the days of Ramadan. However, the last 10 Nights of Ramadan are holier because of laylut Al-Qader. See Tafseer Ibn Katheer, 5/412 The importance of […]

Preparing for Ramadan: The Month of Shaaban

Month of Shaaban Shaban is the month immediately preceding the month of Ramadan. There are some hadiths narrated from the prophet (PBUH) regarding this month: The blessed companion Usama ibn Zaid , reports that he asked Prophet Muhammad : “Messenger of Allah, I have seen you fasting in the month of Shaban so frequently that […]

Tips to help you wake up for Fajir

The Importance of the Fajr PrayerIn the Qur’an, Allah Most High says: “So establish the Prayer after the declining of the sun [from its zenith, for Dhuhr and then Asr] to the dusk of night [Maghrib and then ‘Isha] and the [Quranic]recitation of Fajr [prayer].  Indeed, the [Quranic] recitation of Fajr is witnessed.” [al-Quran 17:78] […]

Virtues of Jumuah Prayer

Many ahaadeeth have been narrated from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) which explain the virtues of Jumu’ah prayer. For example: 1 – Muslim (233) narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The five […]

10 Merits of the day of Friday (Jumuah)

The Main merits of holy day of Friday are: 1. Allah created Adam alayhis salaam on Friday and he was granted entry into jannah on Friday. 2. Adam alayhis salaam was sent to earth on this day as his vicegerent. 3. Adam alayhis salaam died on a Friday. 4. There is a blessed hour on […]

Jumuah 101s

Required & Recommended things to do before attending a Jumuah: Intention: Many of us go to the mosque on Friday as a matter of tradition and habit, without making the intention of worship, whereas an intention is a precondition for the Jumu’ah prayer and all other acts of worship. Purifying and cleaning oneself: The person […]

The White Days

What is meant by White Days? The white days are the 13th, 14th, and 15th of each lunar month, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “They ask you about the new moons. Say: These are signs to mark fixed periods of time for mankind and for the pilgrimage…” [al-Baqarah 2:189]. So the timing of […]