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What to Do in the Last Nights of Ramadan?

Observing a retreat in the mosque is of the best things we can do during the last ten nights of Ramadan. The last ten nights of Ramadan are very special. The first of these nights occurs on the eve of the 21st day of Ramadan. In other words, it is the night that commences after the completion of the 20th …

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An Unmatched Night: Don’t Miss

It’s hard to believe that Ramadan is heading down the final homestretch. The last few days of Ramadan are upon us, as Muslims from all over the world step up their efforts to make the most of every remaining moment. The time is prime to look back on the days of Ramadan that have already passed and see how you …

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What’s the Connection between Ramadan and the Quran?

What is it that makes Ramadan special? Allah is clear that the specialty of Ramadan is because it is the month in which was the descent of the Quran. The month of Ramadan [is that] in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. (Quran 2:185) It is the month where …

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Fasting in 24 Hours of Sunlight: Ramadan in the Arctic Circle

During Ramadan, Muslims living in the Arctic Circle are left pondering when they should begin and end each day of fasting. During summer months, this northern region sees days when the sun is up for nearly 24-hours. New guidelines are being put into place to regulate the hours of fasting for Muslims living in areas of the Arctic Circle where …

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5 Practical Ideas to Maximize Our Rewards in Ramadan

Another Ramadan is coming up Insha’Allah. This time, let’s try out some novel ways of maximizing our rewards. Here are five ideas I plan to adopt this Ramadan. Give them a try and share your experience with us! 1. Keep a Quran-diary We often feel reluctant to look for our own reflections on verses of the Quran, because we feel …

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5 Ways to Welcome Ramadan – The Special Guest

God says in the Quran: O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint. (Fasting) for a fixed number of days; but if any of you is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed number (should be made up) from days later.  For those who can do …

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6 Easy Steps For Preparing For Ramadan

Are we ready for Ramadan? As we are approaching the blessed month of Ramadan with only a few weeks left, what have we done to prepare ourselves for Ramadan? Throughout the year our hearts have been accumulating stains and rusts; did we purify our hearts yet? My brothers and sisters, it’s not too late…let’s start from now insha’Allah and make …

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Dua For Ramadan – Recite From Now Until Ramadan!

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Repentance and Its Conditions

It was reported by Ibn `Umar that Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “O people, seek repentance from Allah. Verily, I seek repentance from Him a hundred times a day.” (Muslim) The term tawbah (Arabic for ‘repentance‘) is an Arabic Quranic term which means “a retreat” or “a return”. Examining the Quran and the Hadith reveals that …

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Viral video of marriage proposal in front Holy Kaaba sparks outrage

Marriage etiquette has changed over the generations and of all the headline-grabbing proposals from around the world, TRT reporter Yusuf Akyön may have taken the cake when he popped the question to his girlfriend this week. Every culture has its own unique marriage traditions — many Muslims, for instance, prefer to propose to their significant others in the presence of …

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