The Virtues of the Last Ten Days

Fasting and the Quran will intercede for a person on the Day of Resurrection. Fasting will say, ‘O Lord, I deprived him of his food and his desires during the day, so let me intercede for him.’ And the Quran will say: ‘I deprived him of his sleep at night so let me intercede for him.’ Then they will intercede.”

read more 29.07.2013, Monday

Our shield: Fasting

Folders / Ramadan / Fatma Bayram

The reason why fasting constitutes a form of worship in its truest form in all religions throughout history is the need to discipline human nature, which does not change, despite changes in time.  Fasting helps a great deal when a person tried to adopt good manners..

read more 18.07.2013, Thursday

Staying Vigorous With the Qur'an

Folders / Qur'an Recitation / Fatma Bayram

How frequently does a Muslim read the Qur'an? How did the Companions do it, how do we go about this and is there an average measure to go buy?

What is the status of our texts and transliterations readings that are read from one Ramadan to the next? A person who does not adorn their average days with worship and dhikr, how will they, spend important days and times, in remembrance of what?

read more 28.06.2013, Friday

Following the Path of the Prophet

Folders / Fatma Bayram

The rocky road of “Qur'an-only Islam” tries to distance Islam from all of the religions’ visible aspects, imprisoning it in the labile world of sentiment. 

read more 20.06.2013, Thursday

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