Ramadan Kareem

Published 9 years ago by: Musa Yusuf
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at 03:42 PM, 16/08/2010 (9 years ago)

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The month of Ramadaan is a precious, precious time, so much so that Allaah calls this month "Ayyamum Madoodaat" (A fixed number of days). Before we know it, this month of mercy and forgiveness will be over. We should try and spend every moment possible in the worship of Allaah so that we can make the most of this blessing. However, there are some of us who waste away their day playing video games, or worse still, watching TV, movies or even listening to music. Subhaan Allaah! Trying to obey Allaah by DISOBEYING him!

Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said:

Angel Jibreel said to me, May Allaah rub his nose in the dust, that person to who Ramadaan comes and his sins are not forgiven, and I said, Ameen.

Then he said, May Allaah rub his nose in the dust, that person who lives to see his parents grow old, one or both of them, but he does not enter Paradise (by not serving them) and I said, Ameen.

Then he said, May Allaah rub his nose in the dust, that person in whose presence you are mentioned and he does not send blessings upon you, and I said, Ameen.

(Tirmidhi, Ahmad, others. Saheeh by al-Albaani)


The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "The son of Adam does not fill any vessel worse than his stomach; for the son of Adam a few mouthfuls are sufficient to keep his back straight. If you must fill it, then one-third for food, one-third for drink and one-third for air." (Tirmidhi, Ibn Maajah.  saheeh by al-Albaani).

Too much food distracts a person from many deeds of obedience and worship, makes him lazy and also makes the heart heedless.

It was said to Imam Ahmad: Does a man find any softness and humility in his heart when he is full? He said, I do not think so.

Some of us fast but do not give up lying, cursing, fighting, backbiting, etc. and some of us fast but do not give up cheating, stealing, dealing in haraam, buying lotto tickets, selling alcohol, fornication, etc. and all kinds of impermissible things without realizing that the purpose of fasting is to not stay away from food and drink; rather the aim behind it is to fear Allaah.

"O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqoon (the pious)" [al-Baqarah 2:183]

The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "Whoever does not give up false speech and acting upon it, and ignorance, Allaah has no need of him giving up his food and drink." (Bukhaari)

Smoking is forbidden in Islam whether during Ramadaan or outside of it, as it is one of al-Khabaaith (evil things). And this includes ALL kinds of smoking material eg.cigars, cigarettes, pipes, sheesha, hookah etc.

"he allows them as lawful At Tayyibaat (all good and lawful things), and prohibits them as unlawful Al Khabaa'ith (all evil and unlawful things) [al-Araaf :157]

 

 It is harmful, not only to the one smoking, but also to the ones around him. It is also a means of wasting ones wealth.

The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "There should be no harming or reciprocating harm."

This is especially true during fasting and it invalidates the fast. (Fatwa -Ibn Uthaymeen)

Some people wait until the adhaan finishes or even several minutes after that, just to be on the safe side. However, the Sunnah is to hasten to break the fast, which means breaking fast whenever the adhaan starts, right after the sun has set. Aaishah (RA) said: This is what the Messenger of Allaah (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) used to do. (Muslim)

 
The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "The people will continue to do well so long as they hasten to break the fast." (Bukhaari, Muslim)


Determine to the best of your ability, the accuracy of your clock, calendar, etc. and then have tawakkul on Allaah and break your fast exactly on time.

Some people put so much food in their plates when breaking their fast and continue eating, enjoying dessert, drinking tea, etc., until they miss Maghrib. That is obviously not right. The Sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh) was that once he broke his fast with some dates, them he would hasten to the prayer. Once you are done with the prayer, you can always go back and eat some more if you wish.

The prayer of the fasting person is guaranteed to be accepted at the time of breaking fast.


The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "Three prayers are not rejected: the prayer of a father, the prayer of a fasting person, and the prayer of a traveler." (al-Bayhaqi, saheeh by al-Albaani).


Instead of sitting down and making Dua at this precious time, some people forego this beautiful chance, and are too busy frying samosas, talking, setting the food, filling their plates and glasses, etc. Think about it....Is food more important than the chance to have your sins forgiven or the fulfillment of your Duas.

Exams or work is NOT one of the excuses allowed by the Shariah to not fast. You can do your studying and revision at night if it is too hard to do that during the day. Also remember that pleasing and obeying Allaah is much more important than good grades. Besides, if you will fulfil your obligation to fast, even if you have to study, Allaah will make it easy for you and help you in everything you do.


"Whosoever fears Allah, He will appoint for him a way out and provide for him from where he does not expect, Allah is Sufficient for whosoever puts his trust in Him." (Surah at-Talaaq 2-3)

Although inviting each other for breaking fast is something good and encouraged, some people go to extremes with lavish Iftaar parties with all sorts of disobedience to Allaah, from flirting, mixing of the sexes and hijaab-less women, to show-off and extravagance, to heedlessness to Salaah, and Taraweeh to even music and dancing.


Stay Happy and Blessed,

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahe Wa Barakatuhu

Your brother in Islam,  (Muhammad Ibrahim Abdallah) CADANRE

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cadanre at 03:49 PM, 16/08/2010 (9 years ago)
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May Almighty Allah accepts our Ibadats, Amin thumma amin.

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chik001 at 09:31 PM, 16/08/2010 (9 years ago)
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Quote from: cadanre on 03:49 PM, 16/08/2010
May Almighty Allah accepts our Ibadats, Amin thumma amin.
What is the meaning of all this symbols?
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mubaji at 09:44 PM, 16/08/2010 (9 years ago)
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Quote from: chik001 on 09:31 PM, 16/08/2010
Quote from: cadanre on 03:49 PM, 16/08/2010
May Almighty Allah accepts our Ibadats, Amin thumma amin.
What is the meaning of all this symbols?
they are all Islamic-symbols, peculiar to Muslims alone; mosque, greeting-card, and other sorts of ....
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mubaji at 09:51 PM, 16/08/2010 (9 years ago)
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May Allah grant your desires, Cadanre.
i love this your article.
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chik001 at 09:58 AM, 17/08/2010 (9 years ago)
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Quote from: mubaji on 09:44 PM, 16/08/2010
Quote from: chik001 on 09:31 PM, 16/08/2010
Quote from: cadanre on 03:49 PM, 16/08/2010
May Almighty Allah accepts our Ibadats, Amin thumma amin.
What is the meaning of all this symbols?
they are all Islamic-symbols, peculiar to Muslims alone; mosque, greeting-card, and other sorts of ....
I hope you will not be the first to criticise the Christians when they use the Cross and other pictures which is also peculiar to Almighty Christianity
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mubaji at 09:23 PM, 17/08/2010 (9 years ago)
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Quote from: chik001 on 09:58 AM, 17/08/2010
Quote from: mubaji on 09:44 PM, 16/08/2010
Quote from: chik001 on 09:31 PM, 16/08/2010
Quote from: cadanre on 03:49 PM, 16/08/2010
May Almighty Allah accepts our Ibadats, Amin thumma amin.
What is the meaning of all this symbols?
they are all Islamic-symbols, peculiar to Muslims alone; mosque, greeting-card, and other sorts of ....
I hope you will not be the first to criticise the Christians when they use the Cross and other pictures which is also peculiar to Almighty Christianity
criticise?!
why would i?!
I won't criticise christians for using cross, so far they don't worship the cross; if they do i see no different between them and the Idol-worshippers.
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chik001 at 01:14 PM, 18/08/2010 (9 years ago)
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Quote from: mubaji on 09:23 PM, 17/08/2010
Quote from: chik001 on 09:58 AM, 17/08/2010
Quote from: mubaji on 09:44 PM, 16/08/2010
Quote from: chik001 on 09:31 PM, 16/08/2010
Quote from: cadanre on 03:49 PM, 16/08/2010
May Almighty Allah accepts our Ibadats, Amin thumma amin.
What is the meaning of all this symbols?
they are all Islamic-symbols, peculiar to Muslims alone; mosque, greeting-card, and other sorts of ....
I hope you will not be the first to criticise the Christians when they use the Cross and other pictures which is also peculiar to Almighty Christianity
criticise?!
why would i?!
I won't criticise christians for using cross, so far they don't worship the cross; if they do i see no different between them and the Idol-worshippers.

I think am lost here... What do you mean by USE and WORSHIP in this context?
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abdulk at 03:46 PM, 18/08/2010 (9 years ago)
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its a free world everybody should worship how he knows best
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cadanre at 07:00 PM, 18/08/2010 (9 years ago)
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Quote from: chik001 on 01:14 PM, 18/08/2010
Quote from: mubaji on 09:23 PM, 17/08/2010
Quote from: chik001 on 09:58 AM, 17/08/2010
Quote from: mubaji on 09:44 PM, 16/08/2010
Quote from: chik001 on 09:31 PM, 16/08/2010
Quote from: cadanre on 03:49 PM, 16/08/2010
May Almighty Allah accepts our Ibadats, Amin thumma amin.
What is the meaning of all this symbols?
they are all Islamic-symbols, peculiar to Muslims alone; mosque, greeting-card, and other sorts of ....
I hope you will not be the first to criticise the Christians when they use the Cross and other pictures which is also peculiar to Almighty Christianity
criticise?!
why would i?!
I won't criticise christians for using cross, so far they don't worship the cross; if they do i see no different between them and the Idol-worshippers.

I think am lost here... What do you mean by USE and WORSHIP in this context?

You are at lost since from the beginning of your life. You people wear cross and believe it represents Jesus Christ. You believe cross protects you, brought to you fortunes and make things better for you, that is why you put it everywhere. I am not saying this up head, I have a proof. I once said it here, that one of my Christian friends, one day narrowly escaped being harmed. He pointed at the cross and told me that if not because of this cross, he would have been dead by now. What does this mean? I believe only God can protect me from evil, and He is the One who brought fortunes to me, not an object. Then, if you can relate a cross with something that can protect you, what is its difference with God (to you) then?

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cadanre at 07:03 PM, 18/08/2010 (9 years ago)
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Quote from: mubaji on 09:51 PM, 16/08/2010
May Allah grant your desires, Cadanre.
i love this your article.


AMEEN THUMMA AMEEN MY BROTHER.

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omorewa at 05:34 PM, 19/08/2010 (9 years ago)
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lolzzzzzzzzzzzz

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mubaji at 08:54 PM, 19/08/2010 (9 years ago)
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Quote from: chik001 on 01:14 PM, 18/08/2010
Quote from: mubaji on 09:23 PM, 17/08/2010
Quote from: chik001 on 09:58 AM, 17/08/2010
Quote from: mubaji on 09:44 PM, 16/08/2010
Quote from: chik001 on 09:31 PM, 16/08/2010
Quote from: cadanre on 03:49 PM, 16/08/2010
May Almighty Allah accepts our Ibadats, Amin thumma amin.
What is the meaning of all this symbols?
they are all Islamic-symbols, peculiar to Muslims alone; mosque, greeting-card, and other sorts of ....
I hope you will not be the first to criticise the Christians when they use the Cross and other pictures which is also peculiar to Almighty Christianity
criticise?!
why would i?!
I won't criticise christians for using cross, so far they don't worship the cross; if they do i see no different between them and the Idol-worshippers.

I think am lost here... What do you mean by USE and WORSHIP in this context?
it's what you comprehend from that context i really mean.
or tell me what christians use the cross for
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chik001 at 01:41 PM, 20/08/2010 (9 years ago)
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Quote from: cadanre on 07:00 PM, 18/08/2010
Quote from: chik001 on 01:14 PM, 18/08/2010
Quote from: mubaji on 09:23 PM, 17/08/2010
Quote from: chik001 on 09:58 AM, 17/08/2010
Quote from: mubaji on 09:44 PM, 16/08/2010
Quote from: chik001 on 09:31 PM, 16/08/2010
Quote from: cadanre on 03:49 PM, 16/08/2010
May Almighty Allah accepts our Ibadats, Amin thumma amin.
What is the meaning of all this symbols?
they are all Islamic-symbols, peculiar to Muslims alone; mosque, greeting-card, and other sorts of ....
I hope you will not be the first to criticise the Christians when they use the Cross and other pictures which is also peculiar to Almighty Christianity
criticise?!
why would i?!
I won't criticise christians for using cross, so far they don't worship the cross; if they do i see no different between them and the Idol-worshippers.

I think am lost here... What do you mean by USE and WORSHIP in this context?

You are at lost since from the beginning of your life. You people wear cross and believe it represents Jesus Christ. You believe cross protects you, brought to you fortunes and make things better for you, that is why you put it everywhere. I am not saying this up head, I have a proof. I once said it here, that one of my Christian friends, one day narrowly escaped being harmed. He pointed at the cross and told me that if not because of this cross, he would have been dead by now. What does this mean? I believe only God can protect me from evil, and He is the One who brought fortunes to me, not an object. Then, if you can relate a cross with something that can protect you, what is its difference with God (to you) then?
The problem with you and your fellow critics is arrogance, ignorance[/b], misconception and lack of objectivity. When you understand not to generalise a persons action to a whole; a whole new horizon will open to you. Put you criticism and arrogance aside and look at this:

We use The Bible just as you use your Koran
We use the Cross the same way you use the Kabba, the Star and Crescent.
We use the Church the same way you use your Mosque.
We use the Pastors and other men of God the same way you use your Imams and Oustaz.
Some people use the Spiritualist the same way you use your Mallams and Marabouts.
Some people use the pictures of Christian saint and other symbols the same way you and some Muslims use the picture of The Kabba, Macca, Serign Touba and Serign Amadou Mbacke.

If a man says he was saved by the Cross, You as a rational person I think you should be is supposed to look at the cross as a symbol to Christianity.
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mubaji at 08:57 PM, 20/08/2010 (9 years ago)
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@ chik001
cut abusive-words out of this discussion and be objective, concentrate on the issue you started concerning symbols and not calling people names.
besides, answer the question i asked you before your last post "what do christians use cross for?"
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chik001 at 09:55 PM, 20/08/2010 (9 years ago)
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Quote from: mubaji on 08:57 PM, 20/08/2010
@ chik001
cut abusive-words out of this discussion and be objective, concentrate on the issue you started concerning symbols and not calling people names.
besides, answer the question i asked you before your last post "what do christians use cross for?"

Am sorry if I used any abusive words. Cross is a symbol peculiar to Christianity.

The significant of The Cross  has a more personal and individual meaning to we Christians’. We use it as a symbol or an image for the path of transformation, for what it means to follow Jesus The Christ.  It means to die and rise with The Christ.

Paul said:
"I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me."  Galatians 2:20.
The cross to Christians’ is an image for that path of Spiritual and Psychological transformation that leads to a new identity and way of being.
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attamem at 12:27 AM, 21/08/2010 (9 years ago)
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Quote from: chik001 on 09:58 AM, 17/08/2010
Quote from: mubaji on 09:44 PM, 16/08/2010
Quote from: chik001 on 09:31 PM, 16/08/2010
Quote from: cadanre on 03:49 PM, 16/08/2010
May Almighty Allah accepts our Ibadats, Amin thumma amin.
What is the meaning of all this symbols?
they are all Islamic-symbols, peculiar to Muslims alone; mosque, greeting-card, and other sorts of ....
I hope you will not be the first to criticise the Christians when they use the Cross and other pictures which is also peculiar to Almighty Christianity

Thanks be to Allah. Muslims never use symbols of humans and idols as symbols of Islam like you do.
We always use fact and real.
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mubaji at 08:39 PM, 21/08/2010 (9 years ago)
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Quote from: chik001 on 09:55 PM, 20/08/2010
Quote from: mubaji on 08:57 PM, 20/08/2010
@ chik001
cut abusive-words out of this discussion and be objective, concentrate on the issue you started concerning symbols and not calling people names.
besides, answer the question i asked you before your last post "what do christians use cross for?"

Am sorry if I used any abusive words. Cross is a symbol peculiar to Christianity.

The significant of The Cross  has a more personal and individual meaning to we Christians’. We use it as a symbol or an image for the path of transformation, for what it means to follow Jesus The Christ.  It means to die and rise with The Christ.

Paul said:
"I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me."  Galatians 2:20.
The cross to Christians’ is an image for that path of Spiritual and Psychological transformation that leads to a new identity and way of being.

perhaps you might have not seen this, but it's reality, the cherubim & seraphim church behind our home bows before the cross in the name of veneration same as the celestial churuch of christ close to my street; exactly like the idol-worshippers do. so i know no difference between the christian's cross and the pagan's idols.
or does it's use differ from one sect to another?
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chik001 at 07:42 PM, 22/08/2010 (9 years ago)
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Quote from: mubaji on 08:39 PM, 21/08/2010
Quote from: chik001 on 09:55 PM, 20/08/2010
Quote from: mubaji on 08:57 PM, 20/08/2010
@ chik001
cut abusive-words out of this discussion and be objective, concentrate on the issue you started concerning symbols and not calling people names.
besides, answer the question i asked you before your last post "what do christians use cross for?"

Am sorry if I used any abusive words. Cross is a symbol peculiar to Christianity.

The significant of The Cross  has a more personal and individual meaning to we Christians’. We use it as a symbol or an image for the path of transformation, for what it means to follow Jesus The Christ.  It means to die and rise with The Christ.

Paul said:
"I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me."  Galatians 2:20.
The cross to Christians’ is an image for that path of Spiritual and Psychological transformation that leads to a new identity and way of being.

perhaps you might have not seen this, but it's reality, the cherubim & seraphim church behind our home bows before the cross in the name of veneration same as the celestial churuch of christ close to my street; exactly like the idol-worshippers do. so i know no difference between the christian's cross and the pagan's idols.
or does it's use differ from one sect to another?

The point here is that you just want to find a reason to criticise.
 I know that when you want to pray you face the east; which is the location of The Kabba or Mecca.
Now, does it mean that you are bowing or praying to the eastern wind, Mecca or the Kabba?

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chik001 at 08:00 PM, 22/08/2010 (9 years ago)
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Quote from: attamem on 12:27 AM, 21/08/2010
Quote from: chik001 on 09:58 AM, 17/08/2010
Quote from: mubaji on 09:44 PM, 16/08/2010
Quote from: chik001 on 09:31 PM, 16/08/2010
Quote from: cadanre on 03:49 PM, 16/08/2010
May Almighty Allah accepts our Ibadats, Amin thumma amin.

What is the meaning of all this symbols?

they are all Islamic-symbols, peculiar to Muslims alone; mosque, greeting-card, and other sorts of ....

I hope you will not be the first to criticise the Christians when they use the Cross and other pictures which is also peculiar to Almighty Christianity


Thanks be to Allah. Muslims never use symbols of humans and idols as symbols of Islam like you do.
We always use fact and real.

Moslems' use Human symbols like:

Serign Touba:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui_PGCq5qdY" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">Touba Ahloubad&#39;Art Création, Serigne Touba Khadim Rassoul</a>


Serign  Mbacke
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLm2vYp--HA&amp;feature=fvw" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">SANTATI SERIGNE SALIOU MBACKE</a>


Go to Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea Bissau or Conakry, These are predominantly Muslim countries in west Africa.  Muslims there ties these peoples picture and wear it on their necks, in their cars and homes.
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