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Fasting Six Days in Shawwal

Abu Ayub al-Ansari relates that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "Whoever fasts Ramadan and follows it with six days of Shawwal is as though he has fasted the entire year"

read more 14.08.2013, Wednesday

(Let Me Call) My Lord On Thee

This song, sung by Nader Khan, is the English translation of a poem written by Yunus Emre (1240-1320), one of the most famous Sufi poets who has made a great impact on the Turkish-Muslim culture. This poem is at essence an entreaty to God, by means of the intercession of those things and people that are deemed to be close to God Almighty.
 

read more 02.08.2013, Friday

Merits of Shaban

The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) was asked why he was fasting so much in Sha`ban. He replied: “It is a month that people neglect, between Rajab and Ramadan. It is a month in which actions are raised to the Lord of the Worlds and I love for my actions to be raised while I am fasting.”

read more 11.06.2013, Tuesday

Shaykh abdulQadir alJilani on the Month of Shaban

‘A’isha, the wife of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace, and may He be well pleased with her), is reported as having said:

Allah’s Messenger (Allah bless him and give him peace) used to fast until we would say he was never going to stop fasting, and he would go so long without fasting that we would say he was never going to fast, but I never saw Allah’s Messenger (Allah bless him and give him peace) continue a fast from the beginning to the end of any month except the month of Ramadan, [apart from which] I never saw him do more fasting in any month than he did in Sha’ban.

read more 07.06.2013, Friday

Night of Ascension: The Basics

Lailat al Miraj is a Muslim holiday that commemorates the Prophet Muhammad's nighttime journey from Mecca to the 'Farthest Mosque' in Jerusalem where he ascended to heaven, was purified, and given the instruction for Muslims to pray five times daily.

read more 05.06.2013, Wednesday

Bless Us in Rajab and Shaba'an...

It is also highly recommended to say the following Prophetic prayer (known as Sayyid Al-Istighfar or the Master of Repentance) 3 times every morning and every evening in Rajab: O Allah, you are my Lord, and there is no god but you. You created me and I am your servant, and I am upon the convenant to the best of my ability. I seek refuge in you from the evil I have brought upon myself. I admit all the blessings you have given me and I admit my sins, so forgive me, for no one can forgive sins save You.

read more 16.05.2013, Thursday

What the Emigration Demands of Us

Folders / Others / Ekrem Demirli

The Hijra, or Emigration, which includes certain preconditions, is a moral duty and responsibility for every individual. Prophet Muhammad placed the Hijra in the minds and hearts of the Islamic community with a hadith that expresses two basic interconnected matters.

read more 15.11.2012, Thursday

Review: The Life of Muhammad, Episode 1

The significance of BBC Two’s broadcast of the first episode of the documentary, the Life of Muhammad, who the BBC describes as “a man who - for the billion and half Muslims across the globe - is the messenger and final prophet of God” is palpable.

read more 15.09.2011, Thursday

New take? Or more of the same?

Notwithstanding its shortcomings, in this episode the audience does get a feel for some of the extraordinary ways in which the Prophet Muhammad changed the society in which he found himself and the drastic breaking away that he trailblazed.

read more 15.09.2011, Thursday

The Finale: The Life of Muhammad, Episode 3

The third and final installment of the Life of Muhammad documentary aired on BBC Two recently presented the latter stages of the Prophet Muhammad’s life and explored the extent to which his life and actions are reflected in today’s world.

read more 15.09.2011, Thursday