Nullifiers of fasting

The following acts, when done knowingly and deliberately in the days of Ramadan, will invalidate the fast. In addition to being considered great sins, a person committing one of these acts will have to continue fasting the rest of the day that he/she committed it, and he/she is also required to take certain measures of [...]

2017-12-20T11:49:07+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Islam|

The etiquettes of fasting

Suhoor (The pre-dawn meal) It is recommended to eat a pre-dawn meal and there is no sin upon one who does not do so. Anas reported that the Messenger of Allah said: “Eat a pre-dawn meal, for there are blessings in it.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] The reason is that it strengthens the fasting person, makes [...]

2017-12-20T11:49:07+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Islam|

Giving Food

Giving Food in Surah Al-Insaan (No.76): This is a good gesture of Allah's Mercy to Mention giving food in a Surah that is entitled "Al-Insaan". Allah The Exalted Says (what means): {And they give food in spite of love for it to the needy, the orphan, and the captive…} [Quran 76:8] Ibn ‘Abbaas, may Allah [...]

2017-12-20T11:49:07+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Islam|

Summary of Zakah rulings

The position of Zakah and the Basic Rule of Its Ordainment: Zakah is one of Islam’s pillars and great foundations. It is Joined by Allah The Almighty with prayer in many locations of His Glorious Book. The source of its obligation lies in the Quran, the Prophetic Sunnah and the consensus of the Islamic ummah. [...]

2017-12-20T11:49:07+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Islam|

The channels of Zakah

Allah Almighty classifies the eligible recipients of Zakah under eight categories. He, Almighty Says (what means): "Zakah expenditures are only for the poor and for the needy and for those employed to collect [Zakah] and for bringing hearts together [for Islam] and for freeing captives [or slaves] and for those in debt and for the [...]

2017-12-20T11:49:07+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Islam|

Zakat on agricultural products

Zakah is the most important pillar of Islam after Prayer. The word “Zakah” means both ‘purification’ and ‘growth’; so, our possessions are purified by setting aside a proportion for those in need. The obligatory nature of Zakah is firmly established in the Quran, the Sunnah, the consensus of the Prophet’s Companions, may Allah be pleased [...]

2017-12-20T11:49:07+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Islam|

The Significance of Fasting

Fasting, is abstaining from eating, drinking and coitus from daybreak to sunset as a devotional ritual. Allah, the Almighty Says in the Noble Quran (what means): "O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous." [Quran; 2:183] That is: that you [...]

2017-12-20T11:49:07+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Islam|

Common mistakes during fasting

      Some seemingly innocent errors made by a fasting person can actually affect his fasting.     We will take a look at some of these mistakes in the hope of improving our fasting and to make it more perfect for the sake of Allah.     Not sniffing water during ablution Neglecting [...]

2017-12-20T11:49:08+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Islam|

Holdings subject to Zakat

Currencies Currencies refer to gold and silver, as well as any type of money that takes their place and similar things such as shares, bonds and checks. In the past, paper currency was not known, and people used to barter using commodities. This is a completely impractical and ineffective method in large communities. People graduated [...]

2017-12-20T11:49:08+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Islam|

Zakat: Meaning, Ruling and Benefits

The literal meaning of "Zakat" is purity. Its Islamic technical meaning designates the annual amount of wealth, food, property etc. which a Muslim with the adequate means must distribute among the rightful beneficiaries. Zakat is a remarkable institution and a major pillar of Islam. Allah, Almighty, Says (what means): "And establish the Prayer, and pay [...]

2017-12-29T20:06:35+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Islam|

The call to prayer (Athan and Iqamah)

In Arabic, the word ‘Athan’ is to call or to inform. Religionsly, it is a call made to inform people that the time of the prayer has begun. It is obligatory for the congregation in the mosque while for individuals praying alone at home, for example, it is a highly preferred act. It begins by [...]

2017-12-20T11:49:08+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Islam|
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