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Ramadan Virtues, Blessings & Essential Elements

Ramadan Virtues, Blessings & Essential Elements
by Iman Badawi In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, Most Compassionate
All praise is to Allah, Whom we thank and seek for His help and forgiveness.
We seek refuge in Allah from the evils of ourselves and the burden of our evil deeds.
Whomsoever He guides, will never be misled, and whomsoever He misguides, will never find enlightenment.
I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Mohammad is His slave and Messenger. Allah said, what translated means, “O you who believe! Fear Allah as He should be feared, and die not except in a state of Islam” [3:102],also, “Mankind! Be dutiful to your Lord, Who created you from a single person (Adam), and from him (Adam) He created his wife (Eve), and from them both He created many men and women and fear Allah through whom you demand your mutual (rights), and (do not cut the relations) of the wombs (kinship)! Surely, Allah is Ever an All- Watcher over you.” [4:1]
and, “O you who believe! Keep your duty to Allah and fear Him, and speak (always) the Truth.” [33:70]. The best of speech is the Book of Allah, and the best of guidance is the guidance sent with Muhammad – peace be upon him. The worst of matters are Bid’ahs (innovations in the religion), every Bid’ah is a Dhalalah [misguidance], and every Dhalalah is in the Hellfire. read more

Lailat Al Qadr

(From on high, We [Allah] bestowed it [i.e. the Qur’an] on the Night of Decree. Would that you knew what the Night of Decree is! The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. On that night, the angels and the Spirit by their Lord’s permission descend with all His decrees. That night is peace, till the break of dawn.) (Al-Qadr 97:1-5)

This surah speaks (loosely translated as “the Supreme Society,” including Allah and the angels). That night marked the beginning of the revelation of the Qur’an to Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), an event unparalleled in the history of humankind for its splendor and the significance it has for the life of humankind as a whole.Its greatness is far beyond human perception. read more