Supplication for the Night of Al Qadr

Supplication for the Night of Al-Qadr (Part 1 of 2)


  1. “ ‘Aishah narrated: “I said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, what is your view if I know when the Night of Al-Qadr is, then what should I say in it?’ He said: ‘Say: “O Allah, indeed You are Pardoning, [Generous,] You love pardon, so pardon me (Allahumma Innaka ‘Afuwun [Karimun], Tuhibbul-‘Afwa Fa’fu ‘Anni).”’ (Sahih) ” [1] – presented above.


  1. This hadith is reported in Tirmidhi[1] as one hadith, but with 2 variants to the wording. The supplication presented above is one variant of the wording reported. I had posted both variants (as reported in the hadith) a few years back [here].


  1. Jāmi‘ At-Tirmidhī. Volume 6, Hadith #3513 (Sahih), pg 228. [10009]

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Ramadan 2015

Ramadan 2015 (1436)

Can you believe it, the year has flown past and Ramadan is upon us. Today (Thursday 18th June) is the first day of Ramadan (in many parts of the world including Saudi Arabia).

I humbly pray to Almighty Allah,

  • To give us the strength and guidance to worship him perfectly during this blessed month.
  • May Almighty Allah help and protect all who are in need (we are all in need) and suffering.
  • May Almighty Allah forgive our weaknesses and shortcomings and accept our fasting and good deeds during this most amazing month.


Peace be with you … please remember us in your prayers

Ramadan Kareem



  1. Embassy of Saudi Arabia [here]
  2. Al Arabiya Article – Thursday first day of Ramadan: Saudi Arabia [here]
  3. Emirates247 Article – Ramadan Kareem: Holy month in UAE begins today [here]

Day of Arafat (9th Dhul Hijjah)

Did you know,

That “fasting on the day of Arafat” (i.e. 9th Dhul Hijjah), “which immediately precedes the day of the Eid of Sacrifice” (i.e. Eid Al-Adha), “is also recommended, except for those who are doing the pilgrimage”. [1], [2]



  1. Our Dialogue – “After Ramadan — Some Suggestions [Oct. ’06]” (link)
  2. Our Dialogue – “After Ramadan [Nov. ’09]” (link)
  3. “English Translation of Jāmi‘ At-Tirmidhī”. Compiled by Mohammad Ibn ‘Eisā At-Tirmidhi et al. Darussalam. Nov, 2007. Volume 2, Hadith #749 (Daif), pg 186 (please refer to Comments)

Dhul Hijjah (1435 / 2014)

It has been confirmed by the Saudi authorities that the first of Dhul Hijjah (1435) is Thu, 25-Sept-2014.


So that means (inshAllah),

  • Thursday, September 25, 2014 is the first (1st) day of Dhul Hijjah (1435)
  • Thursday, October 2, 2014 – is the first day of Hajj (8th of Dhul Hijjah)
  • Friday, October 3, 2014 – is the day of Arafat (9th of Dhul Hijjah)
  • Saturday, October 4, 2014 – is Eid ul Adha (10th Dhul Hijjah)

Please visit my previous post here for a graphical calendar of dates above. Also a quick reminder from another previous post,

“It is recommended for a person who has made his clear intention to offer the sacrifice to observe” certain “restrictions from the beginning of the month of Dhul Hijjah until the sacrifice is made. He is simply required not to take anything off his hair or body. Hence, the restrictions are not to cut his hair or clip his nails.”
(excerpt from Dhul Hijjah – First Ten Days)


  • [1] ISNA – Fiqh Council of North America’s Announcement of Eid al Adha 1435/2014 (link)
  • [2] Arab News – Arafat Day on Oct. 3 (link)
  • [3] Emirates 24/7 – UAE Eid Break: Till Monday for government; private till Sunday (link)

Hajj – When is it? – Dates for 2014 (1435)

The days for Hajj for this year (2014 / 1435) are as follows,


Note: The dates above have been confirmed by the authorities in Saudi Arabia (see here).

So how does the actuality above compare to calculations. Good question, below are the calculated phases of the moon for Mecca. Furthermore the Islamic (Hijri) date for 18-Sept-2014, was confirmed on the official Ministry of Hajj Portal to correspond to 23-(Dhul-Qa’dah)-1435. So marking this on the calendar below and if the new moon is sighted in Mecca on Wednesday 24-Sept-2014, this will make the following day, Thursday 25-Sept-2014 the first of Dhul-Hijjah, i.e. 01-(Dhul-Hijjah)-1435. Because we know the first day of Hajj is the 8th of Dhul-Hijjah  so the days for Hajj will be as above.




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