[dropcap]A[/dropcap]isha (may Allaah be pleased with her) said that whenever one of her relatives died, the women assembled and then dispersed to their respective homes except her relatives and close friends. As soon as she heard of one’s passing, she (may Allah be pleased with her) would order a pot of Talbina as well as…
On Sunday, August 19th, 2.2 billion Muslims all around the globe will be celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the celebration that comes at the end of the blessed month of Ramadan.
I am indeed a stranger in a strange land. It is nothing like the Ramadan that I’m used to. Yet, despite the environment that I find myself in, I have actually been quite blessed this Ramadan.
During the last few nights of Ramadan, Muslims engage in more acts of worship in the hopes of catching the Night of Power. Here is a glimpse of how some Muslims are spending their Ramadan nights in America and abroad.
They say that the last two minutes before iftaar is one of the craziest. It’s when we are quickly frying the last pakoraas or frantically searching for the dates in the fridge or staring at the plate of food in front of us while we wait for the exact second it officially becomes maghrib. Those last couple of minutes are wasted in acts like these and show us how we foolishly overlook one of the major blessings of Ramadan.
Talbina is a simple dish that was enjoyed by the prophet Muhammed (pbuh) and his companions. It is made from barley flour, milk, water and is often sweetened with honey. The prophet (pbuh) used this dish as a means for curing the sick and to comforting those who have lost loved ones. Here’s how you can make it in 3 easy steps…
As we finish up the second ten days of Ramadan, the days of forgiveness, I stop to ponder – what are some different things I can do to attain Allah’s forgiveness?
Allah promises us that He will forgive all our sins if we fast under two conditions: that we do it with sincere faith and we do it to please Him. What does it mean to have sincere faith while fasting? Allah says in the Qur’an that fasting was prescribed to us so that we may become righteous (2:183). But how does fasting lead to righteousness?
If only I was equipped with a telescope so I could determine the first night of Ramadan myself, because time was passing by and it was the first of August, but no Moroccans seemed to be buzzing about with the spirit of the holy month.
The taxi driver looked at me in a panicked state and exclaimed, “Quran! Quran!” Frantically attempting to communicate with me in Arabic, he hoped that we would at least understand each other through a commonality of faith. I nodded in agreement and felt a sense of relief.