Basics of Ramadan

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Ramadan is one of five Pillars of Islam. This word Ramadan comes from an Arabic word (“RAMMIDA”) which means scorching heat. In Ramadan Muslims of the entire world abstain from all kind of food and drinks from Fajr till Magrib.

In Islam it is compulsory for every healthy adult Muslim to observer fasting throughout Ramadan, from second year of migration of Makkah to Madinah of Muslims, when it was made an obligation for all Muslims. If someone is ill or travelling then he is free from keeping the fast.

“When Ramadan arrives, the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of hell are locked up and devils are put in chains.”(Sahih al-Bukhari 1899)

The Dates of Ramadan for year 2018 are as,

Starting: Wednesday (16th may 2018) In-Sha-Allah

Ending:  Thursday (14th June 2018)

Eid-ul-Fitr: Friday (15th June 2018)

These dates are not final

Practices and Blessings:

Ramadan is the most blessed month of Islamic calendar among the other months. Throughout this blessed month Muslims of this entire world fast and they perform deeds which are closer to Allah (SWT). This blessed month pinnacles with the blessed religious festival (EID-UL-FITR) which Muslims celebrate with great religious warmth.

In Ramadan

  • Muslims spend great time in reading quran
  • They perform duas
  • They do dhikr (Zikr) of Allah (SWT)
  • Fasting teaches Muslims tolerance and perseverance
  • Muslims learn self-control by eliminating all negative emotions like anger etc
  • Muslims offer Tarawih (Extra prayer) after isha.

Sehri and Iftar:

In Ramadan Muslims wake up before fajr and eat sehri (Pre-dawn meal) and after this pre dawm meal muslims offer fajr prayer and start their day. Then when they hear azam for magrib prayer they break their fasts, mostly with dates, then they ask for Allah’s Sustenance

Best things to do in Ramadan:

  • Do maximum zikr of Allah (SWT).
  • Read and learn from Quran as much as possible
  • Go for a holly pilgrimage

{So race to [all that is] good. To Allah is your return all together.} [Quran 5:48]

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:

 “Performing two ‘Umrahs expiates the sins committed in the interval between them. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

and in Ramadan we all know that Allah increases the reward of good deeds by 70 percent. So Umrah performed in Ramadan is of much greater value than Umrah performed in any other month of the Islamic calendar. Muslims around the globe try their best to perform this spiritual obligation in Ramadan because of the increased reward by Allah (SWT).

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Islam Is a Complete Code of Life (Part 1)

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Islam is the complete code of life and it gives full details and mentions about each and every phase of life. Thus, by following the instructions of Islam and Holy Quran one can live the worldly life in the most excellent manner? Though, there are others who believe that following the principles of religion Islam alienates them and takes them away from this earth and hinders in their way of attaining success in this life. Such an idea about Islam is completely wrong and it has nothing to do with genuine message of Islam.

Islam encourages its followers to live this worldly life in the most excellent manner by following the rules and instructions of Islam.

Besides the rewards and pleasures of the world hereafter, the other main role that religion performs is of teaching ethical principles to a person. Furthermore, these moral principles are not only to be study or understood, rather they are need to be put to practice in this world so that the followers of the religion Islam represent their religion on the greatest manner and on the base of the life they live, they get a suitable reward in the world hereafter.

* Believe In ALLAH Almighty:

The first and chief significant thing that can assist a believer live the life in an Islamic manner and achieving success through it believes in ALLAH Almighty. When the belief of a Muslim increases in ALLAH Almighty and he or she realizes the reality that ALLAH Almighty is the sole provider, He is the Supreme and each and everything comes from Him, then the faith of the believer becomes more strong and out of this faith whatever activity he or she do it comes with conviction, and when something is done with pure intention, the chances of success boost naturally. ALLAH Almighty says in Holy Quran verse 2:165,

Verse 2:165 of Holy Quran,

“And [yet], among the people are those who take other than ALLAH as equals [to Him]. They love them as they [should] love ALLAH. But those who believe are stronger in love for ALLAH. And if only they who have wronged would consider [that] when they see the punishment, [they will be certain] that all power belongs to ALLAH and that ALLAH is severe in punishment”.

Thus, in life the increased and greater faith of a Muslim in ALLAH Almighty is a symbol of his or her differentiation from the rest of the religions and their Believers, and this faith is what will bring success to a Muslim.

Strive For Better:

Another Islamic theory basing the life upon which guarantees achievement in this world as well as in the world hereafter is the striving for honesty. Being a Muslim it is the main responsibility to be good and strive for spreading goodness.

Verse 29:69 of Holy Quran,

“And those who strive for us – We will surely guide them to our ways. And indeed, ALLAH is with the doers of good”.

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Minor Pilgrimage to Makkah

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Umrah is a minor pilgrimage which is performed by undertaking sacred journey to Makkah, this sacred pilgrimage is not an obligation to perform but as it is highly recommended in religion Islam so it should be performed by Muslims at least once in their whole life. Muslim’s intention behind performing the rites and rituals of minor pilgrimage and doing other acts of worship should be done sincerely and honestly. The intention of Muslim for performing acts of worship defines their religious responsibility and looking for the pleasure of ALLAH Almighty.

The sole intention of performing minor pilgrimage should be gaining and earning pleasure of ALLAH Almighty.

A Muslim who is willing to go on the sacred journey of life, it is very necessary to know about all the rites and rituals of minor pilgrimage. A person who is oblivion about the proper execution and procedure of performing rites of minor pilgrimage will suffer a lot when he or she reaches Makkah. So it is highly advised to all Muslims to learn and get proper knowledge so that they will not face any trouble while performing minor pilgrimage. In order to learn and know about the procedure of performing minor pilgrimage a Muslim can take guidance of an Aalim or authentic religious scholar or he or she can also read books written by authentic writers and nowadays many apps are designed to guide Muslims so you can download them but make sure that whatever source you are opting that must be providing authentic and genuine information regarding performance of the rites and rituals of minor pilgrimage and every other information concerned to the sacred journey.

A Muslim before travelling should memorize the important supplication and Talbiyah so that he or she will not look for anyone’s help there. If a Muslim do not give importance to the learning of step included in the performance of minor pilgrimage and is neglect this factor then he or she realizes it after reaching there and this thing also can put him in great trouble.

Sacred journey to Makkah should be done by every adult, financial and physically able Muslims who can afford the journey of life. When a person becomes enough financial able then Hajj becomes compulsory and obligatory on him to perform and he should also perform minor pilgrimage. Another most important thing linked to this sacred journey is that a person should be of sound mind and sane for this reason it is said that children should perform pilgrimage when they becomes able to understand the actual meaning and essence of this sacred journey. For performing minor pilgrimage Flights Link is offering Cheap Umrah Deals 2018, so hurry up and grab your favourite package.

Ihram For Umrah And December Umrah Packages

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Ihram is an Arabic terminology that actually shows a sacred state of purity in which a Muslim gets into before entering in Holy Makkah in order to perform minor pilgrimage Umrah. Wearing Ihram is an important part in performing Umrah. While being in the state of Ihram a person should avoid committing some acts which are utterly prohibited and forbidden for the sake of ALLAH Almighty for the particular period of time.

Umrah is a minor or lesser pilgrimage to Makkah and every year almost millions of Muslims visit Makkah to perform the rites and rituals of Umrah. To perform the Umrah the initial step which is required to do by pilgrim is making strong intention of performing minor pilgrimage and then the most importantly is to enter in the sacred state of Ihram, being in the state of Ihram is getting in a state of special spiritual cleanliness and purity.
Generally Ihram for men is the two sheets of white coloured cloth (Usually it is of white colour but necessary to wear Ihram of white colour) that pilgrims wear during the performance of umrah, ihram defines a complete set of Muslims personality and a person is required to follow all the condition of this sacred state when wear it. When a person makes the intention of performing Umrah and proclaim Talbiyah, there are some common activities and things that are permissible to him, but become forbidden for a pilgrim when he or she enters in the state of ihram. Ihram For women is completely different. Women should to cover their whole body by wearing loose general clothes or they can use Abaya but women can not cover their face and hands because it is prohibited while performing the Umrah pilgrimage.
In order to perform umrah, Muslim women and men has to enter in the sacred state of Ihram. Without wearing Ihram, one cannot perform the rites and rituals of Umrah. Ihram is all about coming in sacred state which is very important to perform the required rituals in order to complete Umrah.

During the Umrah, pilgrims perform many different rituals. It is an ideal time when pilgrims can dedicate themselves completely to ALLAH Almighty. For performing Umrah Muslims visit Holy Makkah from many different corners of the world and while performing minor pilgrimage Muslim from all countries, backgrounds, wealth, irrespective of culture, job ethnicity etc are completely equal to each other. All gathered for one common reason which is performing Umrah and worshipping ALLAH Almighty. A person should consider himself blessed when he reaches Makkah because he get the opportunity to wash away his sins and ask forgiveness from ALLAH Almighty for all the past committed wrongdoings and sins.

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RACISM IS A SOCIAL EVIL

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The general meaning of term Racism is the feeling and demonstration of a person’s distinction over other peoples. This superiority takes in many different forms like the most prevailing and common one is thinking of white people are better than the black people. Other forms include linguistic chauvinism in many of the countries, and also the discrimination on the basis of creed and cast, these are some types that are commonly observed throughout the world. Racism is an act that is considered as one of the dangerous and biggest social evils.

Individuals have different characteristics and qualities, but it really does not mean that they start thinking themselves better than other peoples. The Holy Prophet (PBUH), in His last sermon address to general people and stressed on zikr or remembrance of One True God ALLAH Almighty, for completion of faith and belief in Ideology of Islam demands first to have complete and strong belief in the Supreme Power of the

ALLAH Almighty. Prophet (PBUH) also talked about the avoiding discrimination among one another. So, there is no need to consider a person’s pre-eminence over the other just because of being white or black and Arab or Non Arab, and vice versa. The only way to become better and superior to others is having Taqwa and strong Faith in ALLAH Almighty.

Before the arrival of Religion of peace Islam, Arabs used to have so many tribal and cultural differences among each other, where some of the tribes and clans considered themselves as superior to other tribes. They had forgotten the true knowledge and actual instructions of the past Prophets and that’s why they trapped in many community problems, and racism was among one of them. Slaves and other tribes peoples were treated worse than animals, and inter ethnic quarrels were also quite common. It was too hard to call them towards harmony and unity. In Islam there is no room for racism as this is one of greatest social evils. The standard of superiority of a person over the others should not be judged and evaluated on other person’s nation, tribe, class, skin colour, property, or language etc but it should be restricted solely to the ability of a person to indulge in committing actions of rectitude. It clearly means that

ALLAH Almighty does not consider how much a person possesses the pleasant and classy appearance or have amount of wealth or money, rather ALAH Almighty only sees our faith or Iman (our devotion towards the Islamic convictions) in our hearts, soul and intentions of our deeds.

There is not any space for racial, cultural, ethnic, national or tribal, discrimination whatsoever. Being a Muslim we should avoid involving in racism and should equally treat all peoples.

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