NOW’S THE TIME! – Fasting in SHAWWAL after Ramadan


NOW’S THE TIME! – Fasting in SHAWWAL after Ramadan


Asalamu ‘alaykum!

Let’s draw near to Allah with obligatory and voluntary acts of worship! Let us follow the Sunnah of The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him with sincerity and be of those Allah loves and forgives!

So we’re halfway through Shawwal 1439, it’s been two weeks  and a bit post Ramadan. How are you feeling iman-wise?


olives n breadPerhaps we’ve slacked a little on our Qur’an recitation regime…

Perhaps we’re not praying much optional prayers…

Perhaps we’ve fallen into the same bad habits pre-Ramadan…

Feeling regretful? That’s the first step to change. Let us acknowledge our faults, and seek Allah’s forgiveness. Let us resolve to change for the better.

WE STILL HAVE A CHANCE!

Let’s revive the Ramadan atmosphere by increasing our ibadah, by quality and quantity in sha Allah!

We under 2 weeks left to make a positive difference!


Top Tips to revive our iman (faith, in statement and action) after Ramadan


 

  1. Let us make more istighfar, seek Allah’s forgiveness, saying Astaghfirullah, SubhanAllahi wabihamdi, Astaghfirullaha wa atoobo ilayhi, and this amazing dua called sayyid al istighfar you MUST learn (click here!)
  2. Strive to pray the five prayers on time
  3. Strive to spend in charity
  4. Do good and remind others to do good and keep away from and forbid evil, trying hard to practice what we preach.
  5. Read more Qur’an at least a page or so a day, try to read some tafsir or translation too.
  6. Have good character/perfecting it
  7. Make someone smile : )
  8. More remembrance of Allah, subhanaAllah, walhamdulillah, wallahuakbar, wa la ilaha ilallah! Because it’s all about Allah Who is Al-Wahid, alone!
  9. Do sunnah acts, optional prayers
  10. Fast 6 days of Shawwal! Here’s an awesome opportunity…

Abu Ayyub (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “He who observes As-Saum (the fasts) in the month of Ramadan, and also observes As-Saum for six days in the month of Shawwal, it is as if he has observed As-Saum for the whole year.”

[Muslim].

Subhanallah, WOW! : o

Narrated Abu Ayyub:

The Prophet (ﷺ) as saying: If anyone fasts during Ramadan, then follows it with six days in Shawwal, it will be like a perpetual fast. 

Reference : Sunan Abi Dawud 2433, sahih Al-Albani

ALLAHUAKBAR!

Don’t forget to make up what you owe of this Ramadan first (if any obligatory ones are outstanding e.g. ladies during their days off -menses etc.). Let’s complete Ramadan before following it with the Shawwal fasts, in sha Allah)

What an amazing sunnah, let’s try to fulfil this in sha Allah and tell others too, for the sake of Allah. Alhamdulillah. May Allah grant us the ability to serve Him according to Qur’an and Sunnah,with sincerity and sound intentions. wasallallahu ala nabiyinaa Muhammad. ameen ya Rab al alameen!

By the way this is a reminder to me before it is to you, so do comment below on anything you may want to add! May Allah forgive us for any errors! ameen

With love for the sake of Allah

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I HAVE OCD! Battle satanic whispers & problems in wudu’/ablution & Salah/prayer


I HAVE OCD!

Battle satanic whispers & problems in wudu’/ablution & Salah/prayer


Do you feel like you can hardly keep wudu’?

Do you feel your purity is imperfect?

Do you feel like you passed something?

Do you run back and forth to the toilet?

Do you spend a long time in the bathroom?

Do you repeat wudu’ and wash over and over?

Do you repeat your salah, or sujud, or ruku’ and still never feel like you’ve completed your prayer?

Do these insinuations plague you EVERY SINGLE DAY?

TODAY IS THE DAY YOU WILL START TO BREAK THIS VICOUS CYCLE IN SHA ALLAH.

Allah gave us a SOLUTION, alhamdulillah.

Listen carefully, Sheikh Haitham explains in this video:

And Allah knows best.

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You can share it below, click the share button, whatsapp, facebook, email, whatever you like.

May Allah The All-Able grant us victory over the devil. Allah destroy the devils plots. Allah cure us all. May Allah accept our ibadah, and enter us into Jannat al-Firdaus. Wasallallahu alaa nabiyyinaa Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Amin

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How To Wake Up for Fajr- Thurrock Muslims

In the name of Allah


How To Wake Up for Fajr- Thurrock Muslims


Want to stop missing Fajr? Here’s some top tips to get you back on track at the crack of dawn.

  1. Have the intention that you want to worship Allah by fulfilling the obligatory Salah on time
  2. Make lots of istighfaar (seek Allah’s forgiveness) and dua for help from Allah
  3. Sleep EARLY
  4. Finish dinner early
  5. Set loads of annoying alarms from Fajr to 30 minutes before sunrise
  6. Get a buddy to help wake you..

 

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May Allah help us to make the Fajr salah on time for His sake alone, wasallallahu alaa nabiyinaa muhammad ameen!

 

 

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Islam Explained (post 3)

In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.


Islam Explained post 3


Ever wondered what the five pillars of Islam are? Why do Muslims have to pray? Do you really stop eating for 30 days in Ramadan? What’s the Hajj?

Look no further for the answer:

The last messenger Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
‘ “Islam is built upon five [pillars]: the testimony that there is no god but Allaah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah; establishing regular prayer (salaah); paying the zakaah; Hajj (pilgrimage) and fasting Ramadaan.”

(Agreed upon; narrated by al-Bukhaari, no. 8) ‘

 

 

These are the five important matters and acts of worship which every Muslim must perform, (see further for more details):

1- Testimony of faith- Muslims must testify that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah alone without partners and associates, and that Muhammad peace be upon him is the final servant and messenger of Allah. 

This must be internalised, and uttered and adhered to in both word and deed.

2- Salah/establishing regular prayer- There are five compulsory prayers Muslims are obliged to perform each day. Reference for this obligation can be found in numerous verses of the Qur’an (Allah’s final book of revelation to us).

“Verily, As Salaah (the prayer) is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours”
[Qur’an chapter 4:103]

 The prayer is the second most important duty after upholding the testimony of faith, such that abandoning it is tantamount to disbelief. Details on the way to perform Salah, and its importance can be found in statements and narrations of the sayings and teachings of Muhammad peace be upon him, Allah’s final prophet.

3-Zakaah- The Obligatory charity- This requires Muslims whose wealth reaches the required threshold, to pay 2.5% of there wealth in charity to individuals eligible for Zakat funds as mentioned in the 9th chapter of the Qur’an (verse 60), each lunar year.

4- Ramadan/Fasting- Muslims are obligated to fast 29 or 30 days of the 9th month of the Islamic lunar calendar. This requires abstinence from food,drink and intimacy from the beginning of dawn to when the sun has set. Those unable due to a valid reason, e.g.travel, are to make up the days before the next Ramadan. There are more rulings regarding fasting which we have posted in previous blog posts. 

“O you who believe! Observing As-Sawm (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqoon (the pious)”

[Qur’an,  2:183]

 

5- Hajj/pilgrimage- This is a journey to Makkah and surrounding areas which Muslims undertake, at least once in their lifetime, in submission to the command of Allah. Muslims who are adults, sane, free, physically and financially able, (and for women, have a male family member to accompany them) must undertake this journey of devotion to The Supreme Creator, Allah.

“And Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah) to the House (Ka‘bah) is a duty that mankind owes to Allaah, those who can afford the expenses (for one’s conveyance, provision and residence); and whoever disbelieves [i.e. denies Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah), then he is a disbeliever of Allaah], then Allaah stands not in need of any of the ‘Aalameen (mankind, jinn and all that exists)”

[Qur’an 3:97]

Hope you like these short insights to Islam.

With peace,

Take care.

(Do leave your comments and questions below!)

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