By Imam Numaan Cheema (Boston, Massachusetts) Ramadan. It’s a time for all to reconnect spiritually to our Lord. But are we ready for it? We hear the hype: how Ramadan is meant to be a life changing experience and how we’re supposed to come out reformed in Shawwal. But are we ready for it? It tends to simply… Read More Ramadan Prep
“O Believers, the fast [of Ramadan] has been mandated upon you just as it was upon those before you, so that you may develop taqwa.” (2:183) The Prophet ﷺ said, “Ramadan has come to you, a month containing blessings in which Allah surrounds you [with His Love]. He sends His Mercy, erases your sins and… Read More Ramadan Essentials
by Dr. Mateen Khan (Trenton, New Jersey) The end is near! Stop daydreaming about iftar lassis and kunafa. Grab your Qur’ans. Straighten your kufis and tighten your hijabs. Head for the closest masjid. Ramadan is coming to an end! In these last days, I thought I would remind ourselves of a few things to accomplish: I’tikāf Vacation in the masjid and receive a second, much greater vacation in the ākhirah. This sunnah mu’akkada1 was… Read More The End Is Near!
By Imam Numaan Cheema (Boston, Massachusetts) Alhamdulillah, as we approach the last ten days of Ramadan, it’s time to contemplate on our situation and priorities. It is a time to reaffirm our resolve in doing even more worship in this blessed month. All in hopes of obtaining and securing a ticket to jannah and most importantly, seeking… Read More I’tikāf: Seclusion for the One
By Dr. Mateen Khan (Trenton, New Jersey) The following is part of Enter the Sunnah’s Fiqh Series, concise posts on various fiqh topics about why we do what we do with proofs from the primary sources in Islam according to the usool of the Hanafis. In our last post, we discussed what breaks the fast.… Read More Sawm: What Doesn’t Break the Fast?