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August 12, 2011

99 NAMES OF ALLAH (SWT)

99 NAMES OF ALLAH (SWT)
Ar Rehman

(The Beneficent)

One who recites this name 100 times will get sharp memory.

Ya ‘Adl

(The Just)
One who eats the bread after writing this name Friday night, will obey his order.
Ya ‘Afuw

(The Pardoner)
One who recites this name frequently, his sins will be pardoned.
Ya Ahad

(The One)
Recitation of this name 1000 times opens certain secrets.
Ya Akhir

(The Last)
One who recites this name frequently will lead a good life and at the end of this life will have a good death.
Ya-A‘ali

(The Most High)
Frequent recitation of this name helps in destiny and in Traveling.
Ya Alim

(The All Knowing)
One who recites this name will become luminous

and can be revealed by divine light (Noor).
Ya Awwal

(The First)
Recitation of this name, 1000 times for 40 Fridays will help in getting a child.
Ya Azim

(The Great One)
One who recites this name frequently will get respect from others.
Ya ‘Aziz

(The Mighty)
Recite this name 40 times after fajr (morning) prayers for 40 days to be independent from need from others.
Ya Baatin

(The Hidden)
One who recites this name three times in a day will be

able to see the truth in things.
Ya Badi

(The Incomparable)
One who recites this name 70 times will be free from all troubles.
Ya Baa’is

(The Resurrector)
One who recites this name will gain the fear of Allah.
Ya Baqi

(The Everlasting)
One who recites this name 100 times before sunrise will be

saved from all disasters.
Ya Barr

(The Source of all Goodness)
One who recites this name for his child, the child will be free from misfortune.
Ya Basir

(The All Seeing)
One who recites this name 100 times after Friday Prayers (Namaz) will get the esteem in the eyes of others
Ya Basit

(The Expander)
One who recites this name 10 times after morning Prayers (Namaz) with open hands will get wealth.
Ya Fattah

(The Opener)
One who recites this name will face the victory.
Ya Ghaffar

(The Forgiver)
One who recites this name, his sins will be forgiven.
Ya Ghafur

(The All Forgiving)
Recitation of this name helps in healing from headache, Fever & depression.
Ya Ghani

(The Self Sufficient)
One who recites this name will be contented and not covetous.
Ya Hadi

(The Guide)
One who recites this name frequently will gain spiritual knowledge.
Ya Hafiz

(The preserver)
One who recites this name 16 times each day will be

protected against calamities.
Ya Hakam

(The Judge)
One who recites this name frequently at night,

many secrets will be revealed to him / her.
Ya Hakim

(The Wise)
One who recites this name continuously will

prevent him / her from the difficulties in work.
Ya Halim

(The Forbearing One)
Write this name on the piece of paper and put it where the seeds are sown, this will prevent from any disaster & calamity.
Ya Hamid

(The Praiseworthy)
One who recites this name will be loved and praised
Ya Haqq

(The Truth)
One who recites this name will get his lost thing.
Ya Hasib

(The Reckoner)
One who starts reciting this name 70 times beginning Thursday for seven days and nights and at the 71st time recites “Habiyallah ul Hasib” will be free of fears from robbery & Jealousy.
Ya Hayy

(The Alive)
One who recites this name will have long life.
Ya Jaame

(The Gatherer)
One who recites this name will find lost things.
Ya Jabbar

(The Compeller)
Recitation of this name helps to prevent from violence, severity or hardness.
Ya Jalil

(The Sublime One)
One who writes this name on a piece of paper with musk and saffron, washes it, and drinks the water from a ceramic container made of earth, will be revered among men.
Ya Kabir

(The Most Great)
One who recites this name 100 times will get esteem.
Ya Karim

(The Generous One):
One who recites this name will have esteem in this world.
Ya Khabir

(The Aware)
One who recites this name will be quickly freed from the bad habit.
Ya Khafid

(The Abaser)
Recitation of this name, 70,000 times in gathering after fasting for 3 days will be safeguarded from enemy.
Ya Khaliq

(The Creator)
Recitation of this name at night will create an angel.
Ya Bari

(The Evolver)
Recitation of each 21 times will help women during child birth.
Ya Musawwir

(The Fashioner)
Ya Latif

(The Subtle One)
One who recites this name 100 times after performing two rakats of Namaz will gets all his desires fulfilled.
Ya Majeed

(The Noble)
One who recites this name, his heart will be enlightened.
Ya Majid

(The Most Glorious One)
One who recites this name will gain glory.
Ya Malik

(The Sovereign Lord)
One who recites this name frequently will be respected and treated accordingly by others.
Ya Malik-Al-Mulk

(The Eternal Owner of Sovereignty)
One who recites this name will get esteem.
Ya Maani

(The Preventer)
One who recites this name will have a good family life.
Ya Matin

(The Firm One)
One who recites this name will be freed from any troubles.
Ya Mu’akhkhir

(The Delayer)
Reciting this name 100 times helps to love only Allah.
Ya Mubdi

(The Originator)
Recitation of this name on pregnant woman will prevent her from abortion.
Ya Mughni

(The Enricher)
One who recites this name 10 times for 10 Fridays will become self sufficient.
Ya Muhaymin

(The Protector)
One who recites this name with complete ablution, their inner being will be luminous.
Ya Muhsi

(The Reckoner)
One who recites this name 1000 times will have easiness on the judgment day.
Ya Muhyi

(The giver of life)
One who recites this name will be helped in heavy burden.
Ya Mur’id

(The Restorer)
Recitation of this name 70 times will helpful in safe return of the missing person.
Ya Mu’izz

(The Honorer)
Reciting 140 times after isha prayer will help in attaining dignity in the eyes of others.
Ya Mujib

(The Responsive)
Recitation of this name will fulfill appeals.
Ya Mu’min

(The Guardian of Faith)
One who recites this name will be free from any harm.
Ya Mumit

(The Creator of Death)
One who recites this name will be prevented from enemy.
Ya Muntaqim

(The Avenger)
One who recites this name frequently will be victorious against his enemies.
Ya Muqaddim

(The Expediter)
Recitation of this name is helpful in the battlefield
Ya Muqit

(The maintainer)
One who recites this name on a glass of water and gives this water to bad mannered child, it will help the child in attaining good manners.
Ya Muqsit

(The Equitable)
One who recites this name will be free from the harm of the devil.
Ya Muqtadir

(The Powerful)
Recitation of this name helps to know the truth.
Ya Muta’ali

(The Most Exalted)
One who recites this name frequently will gain the benevolence of Allah.
Ya Mutakabbir

(The Majestic)
Recitation of this name before having intercourse with wife will blessed with righteous child.
Ya Muzill

(The Dishonorer)
One who recites this name 75 times will be prevented from jealousy.
Ya Naafi

(The Propitious)
One who recites this name continuously for four days will be prevented from any harm.
Ya Nur

(The Light)
One who recite this name will have inner light.
Ya Qabiz

(The Constrictor)
One who writes this name on 50 pieces of food (fruit, bread, etc) for 40 days will receive ample sustenance.
Ya Qadir

(The Able)
Recitation of this name helps in fulfilling one’s desires.
Ya Qahhar

(The subduer)
One who recites this name will be made free from the attractions of the world and gain inner peace.
Ya Qawi

(The most Strong)
One who recites this name with the intention of not being harmed, will be safe from his enemy.
Ya Qayyum

(The Self Subsisting)
One who recites this name will not fall into inadvertency.
Ya Quddus

(The Holy)
One who recites 100 times every day will be free from anxiety.
Ya Raafi

(The Exalter)
Reciting this name 100 times during day and night will make the person higher and rich.
Ya Rahim

(The Merciful)
One who recites this name seven times will be under Allah’s protection.
Ya Raqib

(The Watchful)
One who recites this name seven times will be under Allah’s protection.
Ya Rashid

(The Guide to the Right Path)
One who recites this name 1000 times between Maghrib and Isha Namaz will be safe from troubles.
Ya Ra’uf

(The Compassionate)
Recitation of this name gives the blessing of Allah.
Ya Razzaq

(The Provider)
One who recites this name will be provided with sustenance from Allah.
Ya Sabur

(The Patient)
One who recites this name 3000 times will be rescued from any difficulty.
Ya Salaam

(The Source of Peace)
One who recites this name 160 times to a sick person will regain health.
Ya Samd

(The Eternal)
One who recites this name frequently will be helped in need.
Ya Samii

(The Al Hearing)
One who recites this name 100 times without speaking to anyone on Thursday after the Zuhr prayer, Allah will bestow on him / her any desire.
Ya Shaahid

(The Witness)
One who recites this name will get obedient child.
Ya Shakur

(The Appreciative)
Recitation of 41 times will helps in healing from depression.
Ya Tawwab

(The Acceptor of Repentance)
One who recites this name frequently, his repentance will be accepted.
Ya Waali

(The Governor)
One who recites this name and breathes it into his house, his house will be free from danger.
Ya Wali

(The Protecting Friend)
One who recites this name will be the protected one
Ya Wadud

(The loving)
Reciting this name 1000 times on food before eating will help in making compromise between two persons.
Ya Wahhab

(The Bestower)
One who recites this name 100 times after two rakats of Namaz will get all needs fulfilled.
Ya Wahid

(The Unique)
One who recites this name alone and in a quiet place will be free from fear and delusion.
Ya Wajid

(The Finder)
One who recites this name will have richness of heart.
Ya Wakil

(The Trustee)
One who recites this name will have long life.
Ya Warris

(The Supreme Inheritor)
One who recites this name will have long life.
Ya Wasi

(The All Embracing)
Recitation of this name will eradicate poverty.
Ya Zaahir

(The Manifest)
One who recites this name 15 times after Friday prayer, will get divine light in his heart.
Ya Zaarr

(The Distresser)
One who recites this name will gain status.
Ya Zul Jalal Wal Ikram

(The Lord of Majesty and Bounty)
One who recites this name frequently will get good wealth.

99 NAMES OF ALLAH (SWT)

99 NAMES OF ALLAH (SWT)
Ar Rehman

(The Beneficent)

One who recites this name 100 times will get sharp memory.

Ya ‘Adl

(The Just)
One who eats the bread after writing this name Friday night, will obey his order.
Ya ‘Afuw

(The Pardoner)
One who recites this name frequently, his sins will be pardoned.
Ya Ahad

(The One)
Recitation of this name 1000 times opens certain secrets.
Ya Akhir

(The Last)
One who recites this name frequently will lead a good life and at the end of this life will have a good death.
Ya-A‘ali

(The Most High)
Frequent recitation of this name helps in destiny and in Traveling.
Ya Alim

(The All Knowing)
One who recites this name will become luminous

and can be revealed by divine light (Noor).
Ya Awwal

(The First)
Recitation of this name, 1000 times for 40 Fridays will help in getting a child.
Ya Azim

(The Great One)
One who recites this name frequently will get respect from others.
Ya ‘Aziz

(The Mighty)
Recite this name 40 times after fajr (morning) prayers for 40 days to be independent from need from others.
Ya Baatin

(The Hidden)
One who recites this name three times in a day will be

able to see the truth in things.
Ya Badi

(The Incomparable)
One who recites this name 70 times will be free from all troubles.
Ya Baa’is

(The Resurrector)
One who recites this name will gain the fear of Allah.
Ya Baqi

(The Everlasting)
One who recites this name 100 times before sunrise will be

saved from all disasters.
Ya Barr

(The Source of all Goodness)
One who recites this name for his child, the child will be free from misfortune.
Ya Basir

(The All Seeing)
One who recites this name 100 times after Friday Prayers (Namaz) will get the esteem in the eyes of others
Ya Basit

(The Expander)
One who recites this name 10 times after morning Prayers (Namaz) with open hands will get wealth.
Ya Fattah

(The Opener)
One who recites this name will face the victory.
Ya Ghaffar

(The Forgiver)
One who recites this name, his sins will be forgiven.
Ya Ghafur

(The All Forgiving)
Recitation of this name helps in healing from headache, Fever & depression.
Ya Ghani

(The Self Sufficient)
One who recites this name will be contented and not covetous.
Ya Hadi

(The Guide)
One who recites this name frequently will gain spiritual knowledge.
Ya Hafiz

(The preserver)
One who recites this name 16 times each day will be

protected against calamities.
Ya Hakam

(The Judge)
One who recites this name frequently at night,

many secrets will be revealed to him / her.
Ya Hakim

(The Wise)
One who recites this name continuously will

prevent him / her from the difficulties in work.
Ya Halim

(The Forbearing One)
Write this name on the piece of paper and put it where the seeds are sown, this will prevent from any disaster & calamity.
Ya Hamid

(The Praiseworthy)
One who recites this name will be loved and praised
Ya Haqq

(The Truth)
One who recites this name will get his lost thing.
Ya Hasib

(The Reckoner)
One who starts reciting this name 70 times beginning Thursday for seven days and nights and at the 71st time recites “Habiyallah ul Hasib” will be free of fears from robbery & Jealousy.
Ya Hayy

(The Alive)
One who recites this name will have long life.
Ya Jaame

(The Gatherer)
One who recites this name will find lost things.
Ya Jabbar

(The Compeller)
Recitation of this name helps to prevent from violence, severity or hardness.
Ya Jalil

(The Sublime One)
One who writes this name on a piece of paper with musk and saffron, washes it, and drinks the water from a ceramic container made of earth, will be revered among men.
Ya Kabir

(The Most Great)
One who recites this name 100 times will get esteem.
Ya Karim

(The Generous One):
One who recites this name will have esteem in this world.
Ya Khabir

(The Aware)
One who recites this name will be quickly freed from the bad habit.
Ya Khafid

(The Abaser)
Recitation of this name, 70,000 times in gathering after fasting for 3 days will be safeguarded from enemy.
Ya Khaliq

(The Creator)
Recitation of this name at night will create an angel.
Ya Bari

(The Evolver)
Recitation of each 21 times will help women during child birth.
Ya Musawwir

(The Fashioner)
Ya Latif

(The Subtle One)
One who recites this name 100 times after performing two rakats of Namaz will gets all his desires fulfilled.
Ya Majeed

(The Noble)
One who recites this name, his heart will be enlightened.
Ya Majid

(The Most Glorious One)
One who recites this name will gain glory.
Ya Malik

(The Sovereign Lord)
One who recites this name frequently will be respected and treated accordingly by others.
Ya Malik-Al-Mulk

(The Eternal Owner of Sovereignty)
One who recites this name will get esteem.
Ya Maani

(The Preventer)
One who recites this name will have a good family life.
Ya Matin

(The Firm One)
One who recites this name will be freed from any troubles.
Ya Mu’akhkhir

(The Delayer)
Reciting this name 100 times helps to love only Allah.
Ya Mubdi

(The Originator)
Recitation of this name on pregnant woman will prevent her from abortion.
Ya Mughni

(The Enricher)
One who recites this name 10 times for 10 Fridays will become self sufficient.
Ya Muhaymin

(The Protector)
One who recites this name with complete ablution, their inner being will be luminous.
Ya Muhsi

(The Reckoner)
One who recites this name 1000 times will have easiness on the judgment day.
Ya Muhyi

(The giver of life)
One who recites this name will be helped in heavy burden.
Ya Mur’id

(The Restorer)
Recitation of this name 70 times will helpful in safe return of the missing person.
Ya Mu’izz

(The Honorer)
Reciting 140 times after isha prayer will help in attaining dignity in the eyes of others.
Ya Mujib

(The Responsive)
Recitation of this name will fulfill appeals.
Ya Mu’min

(The Guardian of Faith)
One who recites this name will be free from any harm.
Ya Mumit

(The Creator of Death)
One who recites this name will be prevented from enemy.
Ya Muntaqim

(The Avenger)
One who recites this name frequently will be victorious against his enemies.
Ya Muqaddim

(The Expediter)
Recitation of this name is helpful in the battlefield
Ya Muqit

(The maintainer)
One who recites this name on a glass of water and gives this water to bad mannered child, it will help the child in attaining good manners.
Ya Muqsit

(The Equitable)
One who recites this name will be free from the harm of the devil.
Ya Muqtadir

(The Powerful)
Recitation of this name helps to know the truth.
Ya Muta’ali

(The Most Exalted)
One who recites this name frequently will gain the benevolence of Allah.
Ya Mutakabbir

(The Majestic)
Recitation of this name before having intercourse with wife will blessed with righteous child.
Ya Muzill

(The Dishonorer)
One who recites this name 75 times will be prevented from jealousy.
Ya Naafi

(The Propitious)
One who recites this name continuously for four days will be prevented from any harm.
Ya Nur

(The Light)
One who recite this name will have inner light.
Ya Qabiz

(The Constrictor)
One who writes this name on 50 pieces of food (fruit, bread, etc) for 40 days will receive ample sustenance.
Ya Qadir

(The Able)
Recitation of this name helps in fulfilling one’s desires.
Ya Qahhar

(The subduer)
One who recites this name will be made free from the attractions of the world and gain inner peace.
Ya Qawi

(The most Strong)
One who recites this name with the intention of not being harmed, will be safe from his enemy.
Ya Qayyum

(The Self Subsisting)
One who recites this name will not fall into inadvertency.
Ya Quddus

(The Holy)
One who recites 100 times every day will be free from anxiety.
Ya Raafi

(The Exalter)
Reciting this name 100 times during day and night will make the person higher and rich.
Ya Rahim

(The Merciful)
One who recites this name seven times will be under Allah’s protection.
Ya Raqib

(The Watchful)
One who recites this name seven times will be under Allah’s protection.
Ya Rashid

(The Guide to the Right Path)
One who recites this name 1000 times between Maghrib and Isha Namaz will be safe from troubles.
Ya Ra’uf

(The Compassionate)
Recitation of this name gives the blessing of Allah.
Ya Razzaq

(The Provider)
One who recites this name will be provided with sustenance from Allah.
Ya Sabur

(The Patient)
One who recites this name 3000 times will be rescued from any difficulty.
Ya Salaam

(The Source of Peace)
One who recites this name 160 times to a sick person will regain health.
Ya Samd

(The Eternal)
One who recites this name frequently will be helped in need.
Ya Samii

(The Al Hearing)
One who recites this name 100 times without speaking to anyone on Thursday after the Zuhr prayer, Allah will bestow on him / her any desire.
Ya Shaahid

(The Witness)
One who recites this name will get obedient child.
Ya Shakur

(The Appreciative)
Recitation of 41 times will helps in healing from depression.
Ya Tawwab

(The Acceptor of Repentance)
One who recites this name frequently, his repentance will be accepted.
Ya Waali

(The Governor)
One who recites this name and breathes it into his house, his house will be free from danger.
Ya Wali

(The Protecting Friend)
One who recites this name will be the protected one
Ya Wadud

(The loving)
Reciting this name 1000 times on food before eating will help in making compromise between two persons.
Ya Wahhab

(The Bestower)
One who recites this name 100 times after two rakats of Namaz will get all needs fulfilled.
Ya Wahid

(The Unique)
One who recites this name alone and in a quiet place will be free from fear and delusion.
Ya Wajid

(The Finder)
One who recites this name will have richness of heart.
Ya Wakil

(The Trustee)
One who recites this name will have long life.
Ya Warris

(The Supreme Inheritor)
One who recites this name will have long life.
Ya Wasi

(The All Embracing)
Recitation of this name will eradicate poverty.
Ya Zaahir

(The Manifest)
One who recites this name 15 times after Friday prayer, will get divine light in his heart.
Ya Zaarr

(The Distresser)
One who recites this name will gain status.
Ya Zul Jalal Wal Ikram

(The Lord of Majesty and Bounty)
One who recites this name frequently will get good wealth.

Some Common Mistakes in Ramadaan

*Some Common Mistakes in Ramadaan


*Lets Strive Not to Repeat the Same.*




*1 : Taking Ramadaan as a ritual*


For many of us Ramadaan has lost its spirituality and has become more of a ritual than a form of Ibaadah We fast from morning to night like a zombie just because everyone around us is fasting too. We forget that its a time to purify our hearts and our souls from all evil....we forget to make
dua, forget to beseech Allaah to forgive us and ask Him to save us from the Fire. Sure we stay away from food and drink but that's about all.


Although the Prophet (Sall Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said:


“Jibreel said to me, May Allaah rub his nose in the dust, that person to who Ramadaan comes and his sins are not forgiven, and I said, Ameen. Then he said, May Allaah rub his nose in the dust, that person who lives to see his parents grow old, one or both of them, but he does not enter Paradise (by not serving them) and I said, Ameen.
Then he said, May Allaah rub his nose in the dust, that person in whose presence you are mentioned and he does not send blessings upon you, and I said, Ameen.’”


(Tirmidhi, Ahmad, others. Saheeh by al-Albaani)




*2 : Too much stress on food and drink** *


For some people, the entire month of Ramadaan revolves around food. They spend the ENTIRE day planning, cooking, shopping and thinking about only food, instead of concentrating on Salaah, Quraan and other acts of worship. All they can think of is FOOD. So much so that they turn the month of fasting into the month of feasting. Come Iftaar time, their table is a sight to see, with the multitudes and varieties of food, sweets and drinks. They are missing the very purpose of fasting, and thus, increase in their greed and desires instead of learning to control them. It is also a kind of waste & extravagance.


".....and eat and drink but waste not by extravagance, certainly He (Allaah) likes not Al-Musrifoon (those who waste by extravagance) " [al-Araaf :31]




*3 : Spending all day cooking** *


Some of the sisters (either by their own choice or forced by their husbands) are cooking ALL day and ALL night, so that by the end of the day, they are too tired to even pray Ishaa, let alone pray Taraweeh or Tahajjud or even read Quraan. This is the month of mercy and forgiveness. So turn off that stove and turn on your Imaan!




*4 : Eating too much*


Some people stuff themselves at Suhoor until they are ready to burst, because they think this is the way to not feel hungry during the day and some people eat at Iftaar, like there is no tomorrow, trying to make up for the food missed. However, this is completely against the Sunnah. Moderation is the key to everything.


The Prophet (Sall Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "The son of Adam does not fill any vessel worse than his stomach; for the son of Adam a few mouthfuls are sufficient to keep his back straight. If you must fill it, then one-third for food, one-third for drink and one-third for air." (Tirmidhi, Ibn Maajah. saheeh by al-Albaani).


Too much food distracts a person from many deeds of obedience and worship, makes him lazy and also makes the heart heedless.
It was said to Imam Ahmad: Does a man find any softness and humility in his heart when he is full? He said, I do not think so.




*5 : Sleeping all day*


Some people spend their entire day (or a major part of it) sleeping away their fast. Is this what is really required of us during this noble month? These people also are missing the purpose of fasting and are slaves to their desires of comfort and ease. They cannot bear to be awake and face a little hunger or exert a little self-control. For a fasting person to spend most of the day asleep is nothing but, negligence on his part.






*6 : Wasting time*


The month of Ramadaan is a precious, precious time, so much so that Allaah calls this month "Ayyamum Madoodaat" (A fixed number of days). Before we know it, this month of mercy and forgiveness will be over. We should try and spend every moment possible in the worship of Allaah so that we can make the most of this blessing. However, there are some of us who waste away their day playing video games, or worse still, watching TV, movies or even listening to music. Subhaan Allaah! Trying to obey Allaah by DISOBEYING him!


*7 : Fasting but not giving up evil*


Some of us fast but do not give up lying, cursing, fighting, backbiting, etc. and some of us fast but do not give up cheating, stealing, dealing in haraam, buying lotto tickets, selling alcohol, fornication, etc. and all kinds of impermissible things without realizing that the purpose of fasting
is to not stay away from food and drink; rather the aim behind it is to fear Allaah.


“O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqoon (the pious)” [al-Baqarah 2:183]


The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "Whoever does not give up false speech and acting upon it, and ignorance, Allaah has no need of him giving up his food and drink." (Bukhaari)




*8 : Smoking*


Smoking is forbidden in Islam whether during Ramadaan or outside of it, as it is one of al-Khabaaith (evil things). And this includes ALL kinds of smoking material eg.cigars, cigarettes, pipes, sheesha, hookah etc."he allows them as lawful At Tayyibaat (all good and lawful things), and prohibits them as unlawful Al Khabaa'ith (all evil and unlawful things) [al-Araaf :157]




It is harmful, not only to the one smoking, but also to the ones around him. It is also a means of wasting ones wealth. The Prophet (Sall Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "There should be no harming or reciprocating harm. ”This is especially true during fasting and it invalidates the fast. (Fatwa-Ibn Uthaymeen)




*9 : Skipping Suhoor** *


The Prophet (Sall Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "Eat suhoor for in suhoor there is blessing."(Bukhaari, Muslim).


And he (Sall Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "The thing that differentiates between our fasting and the fasting of the People of the Book is eating suhoor." (Muslim)


*10 : Not fasting if they missed Suhoor*


Some people are too scared to fast if they miss Suhoor. However, this is a kind of cowardice and love of ease. What is the big deal if you missed a few morsels of food? Its not like you will die. Remember, obedience to Allaah overcomes everything.




*11 : Delaying breaking fast** *


Some people wait until the adhaan finishes or even several minutes after that, just to be on the safe side. However, the Sunnah is to hasten to break the fast, which means breaking fast whenever the adhaan starts, right after the sun has set. Aaishah (RA) said: This is what the Messenger of Allaah (Sall Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) used to do. (Muslim).




The Prophet (Sall Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "The people will continue to do well so long as they hasten to break the fast." (Bukhaari, Muslim) Determine to the best of your ability, the accuracy of your clock, calendar, etc. and then have tawakkul on Allaah and break your fast exactly on time.


*12 : Eating continuously until the time for Maghrib is up*


Some people put so much food in their plates when breaking their fast and continue eating, enjoying dessert, drinking tea, etc., until they miss Maghrib. That is obviously not right. The Sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh) was that once he broke his fast with some dates, them he would hasten to the prayer. Once you are done with the prayer, you can always go back and eat some more if you wish.




*13 : Missing the golden chance of having your Dua accepted*




The prayer of the fasting person is guaranteed to be accepted at the time of breaking fast.


The Prophet (SallAllaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "Three prayers are not rejected: the prayer of a father, the prayer of a fasting person, and the prayer of a traveler." (al-Bayhaqi, saheeh by al-Albaani).


Instead of sitting down and making Dua at this precious time, some people forego this beautiful chance, and are too busy frying samosas, talking, setting the food, filling their plates and glasses, etc. Think about it....Is food more important than the chance to have your sins forgiven or the fulfillment of your Duas.


*14 : Fasting but not praying*


The fasting of one who does not pray WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. This is because not praying constitutes kufr as the Prophet (Sall Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "Between a man and shirk and kufr there stands his giving up prayer."(Muslim)




*15 : Not fasting because of exams or work*




Exams or work is NOT one of the excuses allowed by the Shariah to not fast. You can do your studying and revision at night if it is too hard to do that during the day. Also remember that pleasing and obeying Allaah is much more important than good grades. Besides, if you will fulfil your obligation to fast, even if you have to study, Allaah will make it easy for you and help you in everything you do.


"Whosoever fears Allah, He will appoint for him a way out and provide for him from where he does not expect, Allah is Sufficient for whosoever puts his trust in Him." (Surah at-Talaaq 2-3)




*16 : Mixing fasting and dieting*


DO NOT make the mistake of fasting with the intention to diet. That is one of the biggest mistakes some of us make (esp. sisters). Fasting is an act of worship and can only be for the sake of Allah alone.




*17 : Praying ONLY on the night of the 27th*


Some people pray ONLY on the 27th to seek Lailat ul-Qadr, neglecting all other odd nights, although the Prophet (Sall Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "Seek Lailat ul-Qadr among the odd numbered nights of the last ten nights of Ramadaan." (Bukhaari, Muslim).




*18 : Wasting the last part of Ramadaan preparing for **Eid*


Some people waste the entire last 10 days of Ramadaan preparing for Eid, shopping and frequenting malls, etc. neglecting Ibadah and Lailatul Qadr. although, the Prophet (Sall Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) used to strive the hardest during the last ten days of Ramadaan in worship (Ahmad, Muslim) and not in shopping. Buy whatever you need for Eid *before *Ramadaan so that you can utilize the time in Ramadaan to the max.


Aaishah (RA) said: “When the (last) ten nights began, the Messenger of Allaah (Sall Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam)) would tighten his waist-wrapper (i.e., strive hard in worship or refrain from intimacy with his wives), stay awake at night and wake his family.” (Bukhaari and Muslim).


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Some Common Mistakes in Ramadaan

*Some Common Mistakes in Ramadaan


*Lets Strive Not to Repeat the Same.*




*1 : Taking Ramadaan as a ritual*


For many of us Ramadaan has lost its spirituality and has become more of a ritual than a form of Ibaadah We fast from morning to night like a zombie just because everyone around us is fasting too. We forget that its a time to purify our hearts and our souls from all evil....we forget to make
dua, forget to beseech Allaah to forgive us and ask Him to save us from the Fire. Sure we stay away from food and drink but that's about all.


Although the Prophet (Sall Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said:


“Jibreel said to me, May Allaah rub his nose in the dust, that person to who Ramadaan comes and his sins are not forgiven, and I said, Ameen. Then he said, May Allaah rub his nose in the dust, that person who lives to see his parents grow old, one or both of them, but he does not enter Paradise (by not serving them) and I said, Ameen.
Then he said, May Allaah rub his nose in the dust, that person in whose presence you are mentioned and he does not send blessings upon you, and I said, Ameen.’”


(Tirmidhi, Ahmad, others. Saheeh by al-Albaani)




*2 : Too much stress on food and drink** *


For some people, the entire month of Ramadaan revolves around food. They spend the ENTIRE day planning, cooking, shopping and thinking about only food, instead of concentrating on Salaah, Quraan and other acts of worship. All they can think of is FOOD. So much so that they turn the month of fasting into the month of feasting. Come Iftaar time, their table is a sight to see, with the multitudes and varieties of food, sweets and drinks. They are missing the very purpose of fasting, and thus, increase in their greed and desires instead of learning to control them. It is also a kind of waste & extravagance.


".....and eat and drink but waste not by extravagance, certainly He (Allaah) likes not Al-Musrifoon (those who waste by extravagance) " [al-Araaf :31]




*3 : Spending all day cooking** *


Some of the sisters (either by their own choice or forced by their husbands) are cooking ALL day and ALL night, so that by the end of the day, they are too tired to even pray Ishaa, let alone pray Taraweeh or Tahajjud or even read Quraan. This is the month of mercy and forgiveness. So turn off that stove and turn on your Imaan!




*4 : Eating too much*


Some people stuff themselves at Suhoor until they are ready to burst, because they think this is the way to not feel hungry during the day and some people eat at Iftaar, like there is no tomorrow, trying to make up for the food missed. However, this is completely against the Sunnah. Moderation is the key to everything.


The Prophet (Sall Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "The son of Adam does not fill any vessel worse than his stomach; for the son of Adam a few mouthfuls are sufficient to keep his back straight. If you must fill it, then one-third for food, one-third for drink and one-third for air." (Tirmidhi, Ibn Maajah. saheeh by al-Albaani).


Too much food distracts a person from many deeds of obedience and worship, makes him lazy and also makes the heart heedless.
It was said to Imam Ahmad: Does a man find any softness and humility in his heart when he is full? He said, I do not think so.




*5 : Sleeping all day*


Some people spend their entire day (or a major part of it) sleeping away their fast. Is this what is really required of us during this noble month? These people also are missing the purpose of fasting and are slaves to their desires of comfort and ease. They cannot bear to be awake and face a little hunger or exert a little self-control. For a fasting person to spend most of the day asleep is nothing but, negligence on his part.






*6 : Wasting time*


The month of Ramadaan is a precious, precious time, so much so that Allaah calls this month "Ayyamum Madoodaat" (A fixed number of days). Before we know it, this month of mercy and forgiveness will be over. We should try and spend every moment possible in the worship of Allaah so that we can make the most of this blessing. However, there are some of us who waste away their day playing video games, or worse still, watching TV, movies or even listening to music. Subhaan Allaah! Trying to obey Allaah by DISOBEYING him!


*7 : Fasting but not giving up evil*


Some of us fast but do not give up lying, cursing, fighting, backbiting, etc. and some of us fast but do not give up cheating, stealing, dealing in haraam, buying lotto tickets, selling alcohol, fornication, etc. and all kinds of impermissible things without realizing that the purpose of fasting
is to not stay away from food and drink; rather the aim behind it is to fear Allaah.


“O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqoon (the pious)” [al-Baqarah 2:183]


The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "Whoever does not give up false speech and acting upon it, and ignorance, Allaah has no need of him giving up his food and drink." (Bukhaari)




*8 : Smoking*


Smoking is forbidden in Islam whether during Ramadaan or outside of it, as it is one of al-Khabaaith (evil things). And this includes ALL kinds of smoking material eg.cigars, cigarettes, pipes, sheesha, hookah etc."he allows them as lawful At Tayyibaat (all good and lawful things), and prohibits them as unlawful Al Khabaa'ith (all evil and unlawful things) [al-Araaf :157]




It is harmful, not only to the one smoking, but also to the ones around him. It is also a means of wasting ones wealth. The Prophet (Sall Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "There should be no harming or reciprocating harm. ”This is especially true during fasting and it invalidates the fast. (Fatwa-Ibn Uthaymeen)




*9 : Skipping Suhoor** *


The Prophet (Sall Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "Eat suhoor for in suhoor there is blessing."(Bukhaari, Muslim).


And he (Sall Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "The thing that differentiates between our fasting and the fasting of the People of the Book is eating suhoor." (Muslim)


*10 : Not fasting if they missed Suhoor*


Some people are too scared to fast if they miss Suhoor. However, this is a kind of cowardice and love of ease. What is the big deal if you missed a few morsels of food? Its not like you will die. Remember, obedience to Allaah overcomes everything.




*11 : Delaying breaking fast** *


Some people wait until the adhaan finishes or even several minutes after that, just to be on the safe side. However, the Sunnah is to hasten to break the fast, which means breaking fast whenever the adhaan starts, right after the sun has set. Aaishah (RA) said: This is what the Messenger of Allaah (Sall Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) used to do. (Muslim).




The Prophet (Sall Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "The people will continue to do well so long as they hasten to break the fast." (Bukhaari, Muslim) Determine to the best of your ability, the accuracy of your clock, calendar, etc. and then have tawakkul on Allaah and break your fast exactly on time.


*12 : Eating continuously until the time for Maghrib is up*


Some people put so much food in their plates when breaking their fast and continue eating, enjoying dessert, drinking tea, etc., until they miss Maghrib. That is obviously not right. The Sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh) was that once he broke his fast with some dates, them he would hasten to the prayer. Once you are done with the prayer, you can always go back and eat some more if you wish.




*13 : Missing the golden chance of having your Dua accepted*




The prayer of the fasting person is guaranteed to be accepted at the time of breaking fast.


The Prophet (SallAllaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "Three prayers are not rejected: the prayer of a father, the prayer of a fasting person, and the prayer of a traveler." (al-Bayhaqi, saheeh by al-Albaani).


Instead of sitting down and making Dua at this precious time, some people forego this beautiful chance, and are too busy frying samosas, talking, setting the food, filling their plates and glasses, etc. Think about it....Is food more important than the chance to have your sins forgiven or the fulfillment of your Duas.


*14 : Fasting but not praying*


The fasting of one who does not pray WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. This is because not praying constitutes kufr as the Prophet (Sall Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "Between a man and shirk and kufr there stands his giving up prayer."(Muslim)




*15 : Not fasting because of exams or work*




Exams or work is NOT one of the excuses allowed by the Shariah to not fast. You can do your studying and revision at night if it is too hard to do that during the day. Also remember that pleasing and obeying Allaah is much more important than good grades. Besides, if you will fulfil your obligation to fast, even if you have to study, Allaah will make it easy for you and help you in everything you do.


"Whosoever fears Allah, He will appoint for him a way out and provide for him from where he does not expect, Allah is Sufficient for whosoever puts his trust in Him." (Surah at-Talaaq 2-3)




*16 : Mixing fasting and dieting*


DO NOT make the mistake of fasting with the intention to diet. That is one of the biggest mistakes some of us make (esp. sisters). Fasting is an act of worship and can only be for the sake of Allah alone.




*17 : Praying ONLY on the night of the 27th*


Some people pray ONLY on the 27th to seek Lailat ul-Qadr, neglecting all other odd nights, although the Prophet (Sall Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "Seek Lailat ul-Qadr among the odd numbered nights of the last ten nights of Ramadaan." (Bukhaari, Muslim).




*18 : Wasting the last part of Ramadaan preparing for **Eid*


Some people waste the entire last 10 days of Ramadaan preparing for Eid, shopping and frequenting malls, etc. neglecting Ibadah and Lailatul Qadr. although, the Prophet (Sall Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) used to strive the hardest during the last ten days of Ramadaan in worship (Ahmad, Muslim) and not in shopping. Buy whatever you need for Eid *before *Ramadaan so that you can utilize the time in Ramadaan to the max.


Aaishah (RA) said: “When the (last) ten nights began, the Messenger of Allaah (Sall Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam)) would tighten his waist-wrapper (i.e., strive hard in worship or refrain from intimacy with his wives), stay awake at night and wake his family.” (Bukhaari and Muslim).


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