The Necessity of Learning Sacred Knowledge

“We left ignorance (jahilliya), but now we have returned to it.” stated a prominent Muslim scholar. His words resonate an undeniable truth that cannot be denied when we consider that in our times many people’s hair grows white in Islam, without them having even learned the basics of wudu. It is true that we do not all have to become scholars. However, certain knowledge is obligatory for every Muslim, male and female, who is sane and post-pubescent. This knowledge is known as fard ‘ayn (Read more…)

The Onset of Puberty

The beginning of puberty is a huge milestone in life and highly impacting on a child. In our current age it is considered as an indication of the beginning of teenagehood, but in Islam, it is considered as an indication of the beginning of adulthood. This is incredibly significant for our children as it indicates: When their obligations become binding When their sins begin to be recorded When they become responsible for themselves Because of this change of puberty, it is personally (Read more…)

How to Feel Close to Allah During Haidh

I have heard it time and time again; many women feel that when that time of the month is upon them, they are ‘cut off’ from worship, or some women view it as a ‘vacation’ from religion. However, we must realize that we are NEVER ‘cut off’ nor on ‘vacation’ from worship. How could it be so, when worship is the very purpose for which we were created? “I have created the jinn and humankind only for My worship.” (Quran 51:56) It is true that it is haram (forbidden) for a menstruating (Read more…)

Don’t Despair About Your Ibadah in Ramadan

  As we enter the blessed month of Ramadan most of us are filled with excitement over the many goals and aspirations we have set for ourselves for the month. Perhaps we are going to complete the whole Qur’an, perhaps we will pray twenty rakats tarawih each night and pray tahajjud before we sit for our suhur, or perhaps we are going to surpass all years with the amount of sadaqa we will donate. All our goals are set in hope that we will reach degrees and stations with Allah swt that we have (Read more…)

The Prophet’s (SAW) Sermon On Ramadan

Baihaqi reported on the authority of Salman Al-Farsi (Radhi Allah ‘Anh) that Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasalaam) delivered a sermon on the last day of the month of Sha’ban. In it he (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasalaam) said: “O People! The month of Allah (Ramadan) has come with its mercies, blessings and forgivenesses. Allah has decreed this month the best of all months. The days of this month are the best among the days and the nights are the best among the nights and the hours during Ramadan (Read more…)

30 Days Of Ramadan Good Deeds

Assalamu ‘alaykum. During Ramadan charity is a very important part of fasting, and can be performed in numerous ways. I have made a list of some good deeds that you can do as acts of charity during Ramadan or at any other time of the year Inshallah. This could be a great way to teach your children how vast the Deen is and how sadaqa is not limited to the giving of money only. They can learn that there are many ways to please Allah (SWT) and earn His reward, so that they can utilize their life-span (Read more…)