Ramadan Prep 2011

Virtues of Fasting in Summer: “If the price is low, everyone will buy…”

Ibn Rajab commented on the virtues of fasting in the heat in ‘Lata’if al-Ma’arif’ (pp. 272-273): “…And from the acts of worship whose reward is multiplied during the heat is fasting, and this is because of the thirst that one experiences in the mid-day heat. This is why Mu’aadh bin Jabal expressed regret on his […]

Post-Ramadan Guilt/Stress Disorder

…can be resolved by taking some steps towards ensuring that you have a productive life after Ramadan. We all face Ramdan blues. We all hate that feeling. But most of us live with that feeling. Let’s use this strong feeling for His Sake and change our lives! Sh. Muhammad al Shareef’s doing the ‘Bring-it’ Event […]

Qiyam al Layl – The Blessed Habit

If you make Qiyam al Layl a habit, why wouldn’t Allah SWT honor you upon your death when you preferred Him over your needs (sleep/rest)? We worry so much about our bedrooms and the beds…but what about our grave? What would illuminate it? Isn’t it time we realized that sleep must be the least of […]

Sh. Haitham’s Ramadan Series: Regarding Duaas

Last 10 Days of Ramadaan – a Motivational Email

Received a very motivating email, mashaa’Allah. Thought I’d share. Please make duaa for the one who shared and for all of us. ~ Let’s avoid long hours in kitchen (eat simple), on computer, chatting / socializing, telephones, emails, shopping, errands, etc etc. IT’S ONLY TEN NIGHTS and these ten nights can determine the future of […]

Last 10 Nights of Ramadan – Marriage of the Two Loves: Hifdz & Qiyaam al Layl

Final Call: If you really absolutely totally want to build a habit of memorizing the Quraan and Qiyam al-Layl, then the next 10 nights (and even days) must be utilized to combine your two goals. Each will help the other. Inshaa’Allah these are the habits you must strive to keep for the rest of your […]

Over 1/2 of Ramadan GONE: Don’t Stop just Yet!

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. At least, continue with whatever Ramadan goals you can achieve. Don’t abandon them altogether. You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place : just Jannah or Jannatul Firdaus al ‘Ala? Great souls have wills; […]