Sunday, June 14, 2015

Happy Ramadan 2015

With Ramadan Approaching we wish all of our readers a very happy Ramadan 2015, filled with blessings and Joy!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Ramadan Kareem 2012

We would like to wish everyone around the world a very happy Ramadan, Ramadan started all over the world today and South Asia will be celebrating the 1st of Ramadan 2012 from tomorrow July 20. May all your prayers be answered.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Ramadan Kareem 2012

Hello Everyone,
Welcome back to the Ramadan blog, every year we have people from all over the world come and enlighten us about the holy month of Ramadan Kareem, As Ramadan approaches everyone is asking the common question, when is Ramadan the holy month of Islam starting in 2012.

My friends Islamic Calendar is based on lunar sightings and thus there is no decided date for Ramadan Kareem untill the sighting of the moon, but the estimated date for the start of the holy Ramadan in 2012 is 20th July.

Ramadan Kareem to all of you.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Last Ten Nights of Ramadan

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Hadith - Al-Tirmidhi #2102, Narrated Anas ibn Malik; Ubayy ibn Ka'b

The Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam was accustomed to engage in private devotion in the mosque during the last ten nights of Ramadan; but one year he sallallahu alaihi wasallam omitted it and he engaged in it for twenty nights the next year.

[Tirmidhi transmitted it, and AbuDawud and Ibn Majah transmitted it from Ubayy ibn Ka'b.]

Hadith - Al-Tirmidhi #2107, Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar [Ibn Majah transmitted it.]

When the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam observed a period of private devotion in the mosque, his bedding was placed for him, or a couch was put down for him, behind the column of repentance.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Number of Tarawih Rakat

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According to Sheikh al-Albani:

The Prophet (sallallahu aleihi wa sallam) did not pray more than eleven rak'at for qiyam (thirteen if we count the two short introductory rak'at).

'Umar (r.a.) commanded Ubayy Bin Ka'b (r.a.) and Tamim ad-Dari (r.a.) to lead the people in tarawih with eleven rak'at, in accordance with the authentic Sunnah.

All reports that the people at the time of 'Umar (r.a.), or any of the noble sahabah, prayed twenty rak'at are unauthentic and contradict the truly established reports. Similarly, all claims that the sahabah (r.a.) have made an ijma' (consensus) to pray twenty rak'at are baseless.

Even if a weak report were considered authentic by some people, one should still follow the well established authentic report, because it agrees with the number established in the Sunnah. One may not desert the Sunnah for anybody's understanding or practice.

With our certitude that the Prophet's (saaws) consistent practice is the best, it becomes obvious that one should adhere to the number established in the Sunnah, and refrain from adding to it. This has been the position of many 'ulama.

And even if we concede to the often misquoted and misunderstood statement that, "There are good innovations," we must adhere to the consensus among the scholars that following Sunnah is better that any innovation. 'Abdullah Bin Mas'ud (r.a.) said: "Doing little according to the Sunnah is better than doing much in way of bid'ah." [Authentic report recorded by ad-Darimi, al-Bayhaqi, and al-Hakim. The latter verified it to be authentic - to which ath-Thahabi agreed.]

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Originally Persian. This is a very delicious and rich dessert. I prefer to use sukary dates which are soft and sweet. The soft exterior goes perfect with the crunch inside and the topping is a perfect mix to tune down the sweet taste of the dates. Arabs love to have this dish with Arabic coffee to sugar the taste. This dessert is usually served in a large baking dish however I think its much more elegant to serve in individual small baking dishes. Make sure your dishes are oven proof.

1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 teaspoons ground cardamom
24 fresh dates, stoned
12 walnuts, cut into half
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts, almonds or pistachios
dash ground cardamom

1. Pre-heat oven to 350. Place a walnut half inside of each date. Carefully arrange in 1 large baking dish or several small ones. Bake for 15 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, In a saute pan on low heat add flour. Stir until color turns beige and a delicate aroma arises. Avoid burning flour. Make a well in the middle of the flour and add butter and 2 teaspoons of cardamom. Whisk continuously until mixture is well combined.

3. Carefully pour mixture over prepared baked dates. Sprinkle top with chopped nuts and cardamom.

Yields: 6 servings

Noor is the author of Ya Salam Cooking

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Applying perfume while fasting

Is it permissible to wash the body with water and soap during the day of Ramadan? Does having a wet dream invalidate Sawm (Fast)? Also, does applying perfume invalidate Sawm?

Firstly: It is permissible for the fasting person to wash their body during the day of Ramadan with water and soap. Secondly: If someone has a wet dream during the day of Ramadan while fasting, this does not invalidate their Sawm; but they should perform Ghusl (ritual bath following major ritual impurity) if Maniy (sperm/vaginal secretions) is ejaculated. Thirdly: Sawm is not invalidated by applying any kind of perfume during the day of Ramadan while fasting, but one should not inhale incense or powdered perfumes such as musk.

May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions!

Adapted from Alifta

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Donation for Computer Institute

An NGO in Lahore Pakistan is establishing a job training center for the underprivileged and is in desperate need for 30 Computers. The average cost for these used computers is roughly $80 each. If anyone is interested in donating computers or sponsoring computers for this worthy cause feel free to email me at

Monday, August 01, 2011

under his olive tree..

fellow blogger ali dahmash has organised a wonderful ramadan event for orphans in amman.. i urge you all to visit the facebook page of this event and support it as you see fit..

Hamilton Canada Ramadan 2011 Sehar & Iftar Timings

Ramadan Kareem to all our readers from all over the world. This year Ramadan will be starting from Monday the 1st of August in most parts of the world and some countries will have the month beginning on the 2nd of August depending on the sighting of the Ramadan moon.We wish everyone a very blessed holy month.

Find below a timetable for Ramadan 2011 for Sehr and Iftaar timings in Hamilton, Canada.

Abottabad Ramadan 2011 Sehar & Iftar Timings

Ramadan Kareem to everyone visiting our Page, please go through our archives for 100's of articles related to Ramadan. Below please find a timetable for Ramadan 2011 Sehr and Iftaar Timings for the City of Abottabad in Pakistan.

Sialkot Ramadan 2011 Sehar & Iftar Timings

We wish all our readers a very happy Ramadan, may you all have a fulfilling Ramadan and may all our prayers be answered in this holy month of Allah. Following please find a timetable for Ramadan 2011 Sehr and Iftaar timings for the city of Sialkot in Pakistan.

Multan Ramadan 2011 Sehar & Iftar Timings

Ramadan is upon us and this is the month of worship for all muslims, it is a month where all our sins are forgiven if we seek forgiveness sincerely. May Allah accept our worship and fasts this Ramadan. Ramadan Kareem to everyone all over the world.

Below find Ramadan 2011 timetable with times for Sehr and Iftaar for the city of Multan in Pakistan.

Peshawar Ramadan 2011 Sehar & Iftar Timings

A very blessed holy month for all our viewers in the City of Peshawar in Pakistan, May you have a very fulfilling Ramadan and may there be peace all over the world. Following find a timetable for the month of Ramadan 2011 for Sehr and Iftaar Timings in the city of Peshawar.

Hyderabad Ramadan 2011 Sehar & Iftar Timings

Wishing you all a very blessed Ramadan Kareem. May all your prayers be fulfilled in this holy month and may we all have the strength and devotion to fulfil our religious obligation in this blessed month for all Muslims. Find below the Ramadan timetable for the City of Hyderabad in Pakistan for Ramadan 2011.

Muzzafarabad Ramadan 2011 Sehar & Iftar Timings

Following you will find the timetable for the month of Ramadan 2011 for Muzzafarabad AJK. Wishing you all a very happy Ramadan full of blessing and joy.

Sargodha Ramadan 2011 Sehr and Iftaar Timings

A very blessed Ramadan to all our visitors from Sargodha, Please find below timetable for the month of Ramadan 2011 for Sargodha with timings for Sehr and Iftaar for the holy month.

Gujranwala Ramadan 2011 Sehr and Iftaar Timings

Ramadan kareem to everyone from all over the world, find below Ramadan timetable for Sehr and Iftaar for the month of Ramadan 20011 in Gujranwala, Pakistan.

Sahiwal 2011 Ramadan Sehr and Iftaar Timings

Following please find Iftaar and Seher Timings for the city of Sahiwal in Pakistan. Ramadan Kareem to all our visitors.

Sukkur Ramadan 2011 Sehr and Iftaar Timing

Wishing you all a very Happy and Blessed Ramadan. Find below the Sehr and Iftaar Timetable for the city of Sukkur, in Pakistan for Ramadan Kareem 2011.

Jehlum Sehr & Iftaar Timing Ramadan 2011

Wishing all the muslims around the world Ramadan Kareem, may Allah's blessings be with all of you in this holy month and may we have the strength to fulfil all our religious obligations during Ramadan. People from all over the world fast from sunrise to sunset during the holy month as commanded by Allah, here we have compiled a timetable for the city of Jehlum for sehr and iftaar timings for the Ramadan of 2011.

Faisalabad Ramadan 2011 Sehr and Iftar Timings

Ramadan is starting from Monday August 1st 2011 in most of the world, so wish you all a very happy and blessed Ramadan . Below you will find Sehr and Iftaar times for the City of Faisalabad in Pakistan for the Ramadan 2011. May all our prayers be answered and may we be able to fulfil our religious obligations in this holy Month.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

2011 Ramadan Timetable for Chendgu China

Fasting has been made Mandatory for Muslims by Allah Almighty as he 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 [Quran: Chapter 2:183]’’

Like other parts of the world many Muslims call Chengdu in China their home and reside and work here, for these Muslim brothers and sisters we have tried to compile a timetable with the times for Seher and Iftar during the month of Ramadan in the year 2011. The sehar and Iftar timing for Chengdu, China are stated below.

Ramadan 2011 Timetable Nanjing China

The Ramadan timings for sehar and iftar vary from place to place. It is almost impossible to provide timings information about each and every place or city with accuracy. The timing of Suhar and Iftar for Nanjing, CHINA are stated below. Like other parts of the world many Muslims reside in this city of china and we have made an effort to try to find accurate times for Seher and Iftar for our Muslim brothers and sisters observing Ramadan in this part of the world. May our prayers be answered this Ramadan.

Ramadan 2011 Seher & Iftar Timings Rawalpindi /Islamabad

Ramadan is celebrated all over the world, Muslims from around the world fast during the month of Ramadan Kareem from sunrise to sunset as commanded by Allah and His messenger. Our Muslim brothers and sisters from Islamabad and Rawalpindi will  be observing Ramadan this year from either Tuesday the 2nd of August or Wednesday the 3rd of august 2011. Following we have made a timetable for people living in Islamabad and Rawalpindi stating times for Seher and Iftaar During the Holy Month of Ramadan.