A Brief Overview of Ramadan

About Ramadan, the famous Persian Muslim poet Rumi once wrote: “O moon-faced Beloved, the month of Ramadan has arrived. Cover the table and open the path of praise.” The ninth month of the Hijri calendar holds special significance to Muslims around the world. It was during Ramadan that the Prophet Muhammad (S) received the first…

From the Sunnah to the Kitchen

[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…

7 Steps: HOW TO make a du’aa list

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.

Top tips for Ramadan success

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?