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

Eid: Days Of Joy And Celebration

Folders / Ramadan / Sargon Erdem

In Arabic the word 'Eid means "customary joy and sadness; a day for gathering together." According to Mahmud of Kashgar, bayram, the Turkish word for eid, is originally from the Persian bezrem/bezram, and it means a day of entertainment.

read more 02.08.2013, Friday

(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

On Seeking the Night of Destiny (Laylatul Qadr)

The most important of spiritual actions on that night is sincere repentance: one should seek to return to ones Lord through making the firm commitment to leave ones state of heedlessness and disobedience and also to turn ones heart in the direction of Divine Pleasure

read more 01.08.2013, Thursday

A Ramadan Gift from Tosun Bayrak

Folders / Ramadan / Shaykh Tosun Bayrak

The holy Ramadan is the month of patience. Patience is half of faith. The reward of patience is Paradise. During this month, worries leave the believers; their sustenance increases. The ones who feed the believers who fast are forgiven their sins, and are saved from the Fire, even if they are poor and cannot offer more than a date or a glass of milk, or a glass of water.

read more 30.07.2013, Tuesday

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