Abu Humzah

A Month To Which People Do Not Pay Attention: Sha`ban

MY dear brothers and sisters, pay careful attention to what Usaamah ibn Zayd (may Allaah be pleased with them both) said: “I said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, I do not see you fasting in any other month like you fast in Sha’ban.’ He said, ‘That is a month to which people do not pay attention, between Rajab and Ramadan, and …

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The Importance Of The Month Of Sha’baan

It is reported in authentic Ahadith that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) used to fast in most of the days of the month of Sha’baan. These fasts were not obligatory, but Shabaan is the month which precedes the month of Ramadan, and it was done in preparation for this auspicious month. A few Ahadith are cited here regarding fasting in the …

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The Prophet’s Advices of Healing with Prayers!

We, the physicians, have now come to accept a fact known to our patients for centuries: that healing is from God, and we are just an instrument of the Healer. We give the same medication to two different patients with the same type of medical problem or perform similar operations on two patients otherwise at the same risk and one …

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Are astronomical calculations permissable for Ramadhan?

Question? Are astronomical observations and calculations acceptable for the commencement of Ramadhan etc? Answer: There is unanimity amongst the jurists of islam that it is not permissible to start Ramadhan with astronomical calculations.Nabi SAW said:”Start fasting when you sight the crescent and celebrate eid when you sight the crescent.” (Bukhari Shareef). therefore sighting of the moon is a pre-requisite for …

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Laylatul Baraa’ah!

The 15th of Shabaan (Shabe Baraat) What should be done on this night? In order to obtain maximum benefit from this auspicious night, one should allocate a specific portion of the night for solitude and close communion with Allah Ta’ala. Fervent dua and repentance should be priority and make the sole intention for Allah Ta’ala’s pleasure and reformation of the …

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The Gift of Me’raj

On the twenty seventh of Rajab the Musjids will be full. People will gather to listen to talks being delivered regarding the great incident of Me’raj. After the talks are over, by and large we return home with the miracle of Me’raj and its message forgotten until the following year. Unlike us, the Sahaabah (radiyallahu anhum) and the Tabi’een (those …

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Tribute to our Mothers!

By Abu Muhammad Yusuf The foundation of the tallest tower in the world is hidden, yet it is the most important part of the building. A mother is indeed an important part of our society, yet her role and contribution is seldom acknowledged! A man came asked the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) “ Who from amongst mankind …

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A new trend in Saudi Arabia: Divorce parties!

Arab News | 21 Jumadal Ula 1436/13 March 2015 I’m honored to invite you to my divorce party.” This is the type of invitation now being sent out by increasing numbers of women wanting to celebrate the end of their marriages. Just like weddings or graduation parties, these events are being held at the fanciest halls, with large amounts of …

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Sha’ban: Merits, Do’s, and Dont’s

– The Night of Bara’ah – What Should be Done in this Night? – What Should Not be Done in This Night – Fast of the 15th Sha’ban Sha’ban is one of the meritorious months for which we find some particular instructions in the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam. It is reported in the authentic ahadith that …

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What are the benefits of fasting?

Question: Explain some of the benefits of fasting? Answer: Imam Ghazali RA states,fasting overpowers shaytan,the enemy of Allah because the base of all carnal desires is the stomach.By filling the stomach,lust exhibits its actions.Shaytan by manipulating these carnal desires,targets people as his prey.When the Muslim adopts hunger by fasting,the lustful desires weaken,then the shaytaan is beaten into despondency. One should …

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