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The virtue of Ramadan

Alhamdulillaah, wa shalaatu wa salaamu ‘ala Rosulillaah

wa ‘alaa aalihi wa shohbihi ajma’iin.

Soon we will be stepping on the month of Ramadan. It is time we prepare our knowledge to meet that holy month. Hopefully with the preparation of the knowledge, our worship at Ramadan are getting better than ever.

Ramadan is a month revealed the Holy Qur’an.

Ramadhan is a month of glory. This month was chosen as the month for fasting and also in this month the Qur’an was revealed. As Allah the Most High said,

شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِي أُنْزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآَنُ هُدًى لِلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِنَ الْهُدَى وَالْفُرْقَانِ فَمَنْ شَهِدَ مِنْكُمُ الشَّهْرَ فَلْيَصُمْهُ

“The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the Criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month…”

(QS. Al Baqarah: 185) (more…)

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The book to the left is “Kitaab Usool al-Imaan” (The Book of the Foundations of Faith) and it has been authored collectively by Shaykh Saalih as-Suhaymee, Shaykh Abdur-Razzaaq al-Abbaad, Shaykh Ibraaheem ar-Ruhaylee, and the two Shaykhs, Alee Naasir al-Faqeehee, and Ahmad bin Atiyyah al-Ghaamidee aided in checking it and helping to put it together in its form and sequence. The book was printed by the Qur’an printing complex, in the city of Madinah (1421H).
The book provides an excellent foundation for knowing and understanding the six pillars of faith (Eemaan), and is great for Muslims and new Muslims, as well as non-Muslims wanting to get a grasp of what Muslims believe (from Muslims themselves!). The content in this article has been based around the relevant section in this book (p. 263) and has been adapted for easier reading. Additional quotes, references and notes may be provided for further benefit and understanding.

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From Jabir ibn Abdullah radhiallaahu ‘anhu said, “The Apostle shalallaahu ‘alayhi wasallaam came out towards us, then said, ‘Just out of me my love angel Jibreel, he told me, ‘O Muhammad, By The One who sent you with truth. Allaah has a devotee Among many devotees that do worship to Him as long as 500 years, he lived on a mountaintop in the middle of the sea. It is 30 cubits width and 30 cubits in length. The sea distance from each cardinal direction throughout 4000 farsakh. Allaah created a finger-sized of spring water at the top of the mountain, the spring water is very fresh, its flowing little by little and flow down to the foothills.
Allaah also grown a pomegranate tree, which bear a ripe pomegranate fruit every night to be eaten during the day afterwards. In the evening before the sunset, the devotee went downstairs the hills to take wudhu’ (ritual ablution) and also to pick a pomegranate to be eaten. Then he prayed. He prayed to Allaah Almighty and begged, (more…)

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