Category Archives: Ramadan

Welcome Greeting for Ramadan

This is a traditional greeting to welcome the blessed month of Ramadan. The origin of this greeting is unclear. But what is crystal clear is the command of the Prophet of Allah (upon him be blessings and peace) to honour and serve guests to the best of our ability and means. The blessed month of […]

Khutba to Welcome Ramadan – 2

On the last day of Sha’ban, the day before the advent of Ramadan, the Messenger of Allah (upon him be blessings and peace) delivered this soul-enriching and heart-inspiring sermon [khutba] to his beloved companions (may Allah be pleased with them): “O people! There comes over you now a great month, a blessed month in which […]

Khutba to Welcome Ramadan – 1

This khutba was delivered by the Messenger of Allah (upon him be blessings and peace) to welcome the blessed month of Ramadan: “O people! The month of Ramadan has approached you with His mercy and blessings. This is the month that is the best of all months in the estimation of Allah. Its days are the […]

The Inner Fiqh of Fasting

The proof of Islam [hujjatu-l islam] Al-Imam Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazzali (may Allah be well pleased with him) has elucidated succinctly in his magnum opus, “ihyâ ‘ulûmu-d dîn” (Revival of the Islamic Sciences), the inner dimensions of fasting. The late “Sultan of translators” Sidi Mukhtar Holland (may Allah have mercy on him) translated the Imam’s sublime words in […]

The Outer Fiqh of Fasting

As the fast of Ramadan is a once-a-year religious obligation, it is highly recommended to refresh our memories with the outward rulings pertaining to this sacred act. In this regard, we present here the summary of the Fiqh or “jurisprudence” of Fasting according to the Hanafi and Shafi’i madhahib or “schools of jurisprudence”. Hanafi The Fiqh […]