How to Spend Ramadan

What Should be Done in Ramadhan
admin Ramadan May 11, 2019 Leave a reply

The month of Ramadhaan is the season of divine blessings. It is the month of purification. it is meant for annual renovation of the inner spiritual qualities. It is a golden opportunity for every Muslim to strengthen his ‘Iman, to purify his heart and soul and to remove the evil effects of the sins committed by him. This month invites a Muslim to minimize his other mundane involvement and maximize the acts of worship. One should plan his schedule for this month, before-hand, so as to spare maximum time for ‘ibadah. Here is a brief list of the acts which should be carried out in Ramadhan with due care:

What Should be Done in Ramadhan

  1. To offer every prayer with jama’ah in a masjid.
  2. To rise up a little earlier than the exact time of suhoor and to offer the salah of tahajjud. There is no prescribed number of the Tahajjud prayer.
  3. To offer the nafl prayers of Ishraq (two rak’at after sunrise) Duha (Four rak’at which may be performed at anytime after Ishraq before noon) and Awwabin (six rak’at after maghrib).
  4. The recitation of the Holy Qur’an. No specific limit is prescribed. But one should recite as much of it as he can.
  5. Any Zikr or Tasbeeh. Apart from reciting these words, one hundred times each, at a particular time, they may also be continued frequently throughout the day, even if one is engaged in some light work, when walking and when in bed.
  6. Prayers and supplications: No particular prayer is prescribed. One can pray for everything he needs both in this world and in the Hereafter. However, the supplications of the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi Wassallam) are so comprehensive that they encompass all that a Muslim can need in his life and after his death. It is, therefore, much advisable to pray Allah Almighty in the prophetic words used by the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi Wassallam) .

There are several books where these prophetic supplications have been compiled. Here is the name of a book which should be kept by every Muslim in his home and be used for praying daily: (i) Al-hisnul-hasin By Allamah al-jazri

  1. Sadaqah (charity): Apart from paying zakah, which is obligatory, one should also pay optional sadaqah in Ramadhan according to his best ability. It is reported in authentic ahadith that the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi Wassallam) used to pay special attention in Ramadhan to look after the poor and to help them financially. Therefore, a Muslim Should give as much money in sadaqah as he can afford.

What Should be Avoided in Ramadan

All sinful acts should be avoided completely during the month of Ramadhan. Although the sinful acts are totally prohibited in Shariah, whether in Ramadhan or at any other time, but their prohibition becomes more severe in this month. It is evident that every Muslim avoids certain lawful acts, like eating and drinking, during the fasts. If he continues to commit sins in Ramadhan, it will be a mockery to avoid lawful things and yet be engaged in unlawful acts never allowed in Shari’ah. Thus, the abstinence from sins be comes all the more necessary in this month. Specially the following acts should be avoided totally:

(1) Telling a lie.

(2) Gheebah or backbiting i.e. condemnation of a person in his absence.

3) Quarrelling. (The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam) has particularly forbidden from it when one is in the state of fasting. He has directed us that, if someone wants to quarrel in Ramadhan, we should tell him that we are fasting, hence we are not prepared to indulge in any quarrel.

(4) Eating unlawful things.

(5) Earning through unlawful means.

(6) Any act which may harm a person without a valid cause.

(7) Burdening one’s servants or employees with a toilsome job beyond their ability, without providing them facilities to carry it out.

In short, one should try his best to refrain from all kinds of sins, and protect his eyes, ears, tongue and all other organs from indulging in an unlawful activity. Once a Muslim spends the month of Ramadhan in this way, he will In Shaa Allah, find himself equipped with a spiritual strength which will facilitate for him to conduct a good Islamic life in accordance with the pleasure of Allah.

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Children, the Quran and our responsibility

admin Ramadan May 1, 2019 1 Comment

Quran and children, both of them have a very intimate connection, it is very important that the experts of the Quran in the world were connected to the Qur’an from childhood. The children who are linked to the quran by their parents at very young age, remained the whole life related to the Qur’an’s . Here I also explain the need to explain that linking with the Qur’aan at childhood does not mean what is going on in our society, return the child back from school to the mosque for half an hour, when he The child is very fatigue, and then parents have kept all the responsibility of Qari Sahib, years of age and parents never meet Qari Sahib.

If you are in the present era Alhamdulillah!The trend of memorizing quran is much higher, but it is usually the same that people sign on certificate of forgiveness and accept their forgiveness for ten people, sitting on their own, namely, we have been forgiven . Therefore, it is often seen that children are not provided a clean environment, the child comes from madrassa and is also benefiting from the shaitani tools of the house, in the shape of films, plays and cartoons, injection of dajjali instruction takes place in head .

Despite increasing the trend of memorization of quran, there are still more than ninty percent of those who do not link the child with quran at childhood. It is also our observation that the children who memorize in their childhood, their memory is stronger than other children, so if the children first start to be memorized at the age of five, then the rest of the things Later the child learns very well. The second thing is also important that the child will be taught in the young age, the same colour will be seen in his practical life. This is why the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to pray salah at the age of seven years, even though the seven-year-old boy is not obliged to pray, yet there are more than seven years in the obligatory prayer, this is the reason for all. This is narrated from Ali ra: أدبوا أولادکم علي ثلاث خصال: حب نبیكم وحب آل بیتہ وتلاوة القرآن, فإن حملة القرآن في ظل عرش الله یوم لاظل إلا ظله مع أنبيائه وأصفيائه ”. “Teach three characteristics to your children: The love of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), the love of Ahlbe bait and the love of quran, because in the shadow of Allah’s Throne, those who remember the Quran On the day when there will be no shadow besides its shadow. ” Imam Ghazali said that: “The child should be taught the Quran and Ahadith Nabiah and righteous people’s events.”

In early times when people used to arrange and give children to their teachers, they request them to teach the children the holy quran first, so that their language is correct. Their souls become pure and piety in their hearts, and their beliefs become strong.

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