Eid Mubarak (2015)

Dear Everyone,

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Eid (Al-Fitr) – filled with peace, joy & happiness.

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A quick summary of Ramadan for 2015 (1436):

First Day Last Day Eid (Al Fitr)
1-Ramadan 29-Ramadan 1-Shawwal
Thursday, 18 June 2015 Thursday, 16 July 2015 Friday, 17 July 2015

Note

  1. The days/dates above are local to Mecca (Saudi Arabia).

Fasting Six Days Following Ramadan

Recommended to Fast Six Days Following Ramadan
As Ramadan draws to a finish – just wanted to remind everyone (& myself) of this Hadith,

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Note

  1. Some commentary on this subject can be found here. [pdf].

Ref

  1. Sahih Muslim. Volume 3, Hadith #2758-2760 (Sahih), pg 247-248. [10007]

Supplication for the Night of Al Qadr

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

Context

  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.

Note

  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].

Ref

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

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Supplication for the Night of Al Qadr

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

Context

  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.

Note

  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].

Ref

  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.

Ameen

Peace be with you … please remember us in your prayers

Ramadan Kareem

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Ref

  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]

Recommended to Fast Six Days Following Ramadan

As Ramadan draws to a finish – just wanted to share this Hadith with everyone,TheWahyProject-Img-Post_20140728.0900So as you can see, it is recommended to fast six days after the end of Ramadan, provided we do not begin with the first day of Shawwal which is the day of Eid. Some commentary on this subject can be found here. [pdf]

Ref

  • “English Translation of Sahih Muslim”. Compiled by Imam Abul Hussain Muslim bin al-Hajjaj. Darussalam. June, 2007. Vol 3, Hadith #2758-2760 (Sahih), pg 247-248