Call Us: +1 714 798 9997
Mail Us:
السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ

Why Ramadan is Celebrated?

Ramadan Celebration:

Ramadan is a holy month. This is why Muslims are to help the poor and needy and it is celebrated to feel sympathy for them. And people are celebrated for focusing on their religion and their relationship with Allah. This month is celebrated by the Islamic community because of this month’s great importance in Islam. It is obligatory to fast this month. These fasts are observed before Fajr and are opened after sunset Celebrating Ramadan is an honor to the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W) and a way to control ourselves. The second reason for celebrating Ramadan is that the Qur’an was revealed in this month.

Importance of Ramadan:

The month of Ramadan is a month of blessings. It is the month for a Muslim to become a Muslim and make his deeds pleasing to Allah, to please Allah through wealth to the rich, and to do good to the poor in spite of their poverty. When this month comes, the atmosphere becomes light. Gives a wave of happiness to the believers and older people are driven by good deeds with sincerity. The children see them and join them in worship.

The importance and blessings of Ramadan can be gauged from this when Ramadan comes; the devils are imprisoned by the command of Allah. The gates of Heaven are opened and the gates of hell are banded. A demon whose work, men forbids good deeds and says evil deeds so, in this blessed month, cruel and dirty deeds are stopped. Therefore, the strongest proof of this is that most sinners avoid sins and worship Allah.

The Virtue & Worship of Ramadan:

In the Islamic, Calendar Ramadan is the 9th month. Ramadan is very important in Quran and Hadith. Ramadan is a blessed month that is mentioned in the Quran. In Quran, Allah says: The Quran was revealed in the month of Ramadan. (Surah Al-Baqarah Verses 185). And Verses 9 of Surah Al-Qadr says that one night (Laylatul al-Qadr) comes in this month which is better than a thousand nights. Hazrat Salman (RA) narrates that Muhammad said the last date of Shaban There is a month above you which is a blessed month. This night is more than a thousand nights. Allah made fasting obligatory in this month and made the night stay in it a reward.

Read More

When was the Quran Revealed?

As everyone knows, the Quran is the word of Allah and it is safe. The Quran was revealed two times, once in Bait-ul-Ma’moor (which is the place of worship of the angels). And the second time it was revealed to Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W.W) little by little over a period of 23 years. The revelation of the Quran two times is clear from the style of the Quran itself. Numerous narrations have been narrated from Hazrat Abdullah bin Abbas, The summary of which is that the Qur’an was first revealed to the whole sky at once, and the second time to Muhammad (S.A.W.W).

The purpose of revealing the Quran two times was to evaluate the glory and glory of the Quran. And the angels were told that this is the last book of Allah which is to be sent down for the guidance of the people of the earth. Now the question is when was the Qur’an revealed? According to the correct view, the revelation of the Quran took place on a single night of Ramadan. But there is no definite tradition as to what night it was. According to some scholars, the night of Ramadan is 17 known from some says 19, and from some narrations says 27 Ramdan. In Quran Surah Al Baqrah verse 185, Allah says: In the month of Ramadan, the Quran was revealed as a guide for the people in which are clear signs of right guidance and a standard (between truth and falsehood).

Beginning of revelation to Muhammad (S.A.W.W):

The first verses that were revealed to Muhammad were the first 5 verses of Surah Al-Alaq. The first verses that were revealed to Muhammad were the first 5 verses of Surah Al-Alaq. In Sahih Bukhari, Hazrat Aysha (R.A) narrates this incident as follows: Muhammad (S.A.W.W) had true dreams before revelation. After that Muhammad (S.A.W.W) became interested in solitude.

During this time Muhammad spent many nights in Ghar-e-Hira and worshiped.  Until one day Muhammad (S.A.W.W) through Hazrat Jibril (AS) received revelation from Allah. Beyond this, Muhammad himself says that Gabriel said: Iqra (Read) then prophet Muhammad said, “I am not educated.” Upon this answer of Muhammad, (S.A.W.W) Gabriel (A.S) grabbed him, and released him. then said: Iqra (Read),  then he gave the same answer. And Muhammad (S.A.W.W) said: then he again grabbed me for the third time and released me.

Then Gabriel recited the first 5 verses of Surah Al-Alaq and he asked Muhammad (S.A.W.W) to read. Read, (Oh Prophet) in the Name of your Allah Who created. Who created man from a clinging clot. Read! And your Allah is the Most Generous. Who taught with pen. He taught humans what they did not know. (Surah Al- Alaq Verses 1 to 5.) This period is called the period of revelation. Three years after the revelation, the Hazrat Gabriel (A.S) appeared again between heaven and earth. He (Jibraeel A.S) recited the verses of Surah Mudassir and after that, the same series of revelations continued for 23 years.

Purpose of the revelation of the Quran:

The purpose of the Qur’an is to guide mankind to the straight path. And also its purpose is also to translate the other three Holy books (Torah Zaboor & Injeel) because the previously revealed books kept changing with time and circumstances.

The real purpose of the revelation of the Quran is to guide humanity but even then we read it for the sake of reward, which is why we are deprived of the guidance of Allah. And ignorance is upon us. By the grace is Allah, He has given us such a book if we make it a real guide in our life So the possibility of error in life is never possible. Muhammad (S.A.W.W)said In his last sermon: I am leaving two things between you, if you hold fast to it you will never go astray and if you leave it you will go astray, And then he said: One of them is Quran and one is my Sunnah.

Nowhere in the Qur’an is it written that kiss it, apply to eyes and place it on a high place. Yes, this is a recommended method and comes with respect which no one can deny. Therefore, it is necessary to read the Qur’an with understanding so that one can understand the real purpose of the revelation of this book.

Quran is the source of guidance:

Allah has revealed the Qur’an to us for guidance at the very beginning of the Qur’an, The guidance of the Qur’an is very comprehensive. One of the characteristics of Islam is that if you look at the religion of Musa (A.S), you will find a few commandments. If you look at the religion of Isa (A.S), you will find ethics. But completely where there are rules and there is also morality, that is the Quran. And it is not that this book is giving guidance in one field of man and has left the other field. You will not see any space in this Book. Understand that there is not a single moment in the book from the purpose of life of man to the fulfillment of his purpose of life in which the Qur’an has not given guidance. Allah has said: Alif-Laam-Meem.

This is a book that no doubt, Guidance for those who fear Allah (Surah Al Baqra Verses 1 to 2). Quran Contains Everything a man needs to know. and this is a guide for its readers. Because there is no possibility of any kind of error or misinterpretation in this. The Quran is a light for those who distinguish between right and wrong and guide them. It is said in Surah Al-Anfal, referring to the true believers: And when the verses of Allah are recited to them, they increase their faith. (Surah Al-Anfal Verse No 2).  All the chapters of this book shed light on all human aspects and confirm the earlier holy books.

Read More

Rediscovering your love with Allah

All of us grew up listening to how Allah (SWT) loves us abundantly.

“He loves us seventy times more than our mothers.”

“His love and mercy are there for us, even when we sin!”

There are countless such statements spoken by our elders, denoting the ceaseless affection of Our Lord for us. But, let me ask you a trick question:

How many of us reciprocate this love? Do you ever cry just because you love Allah so much?

Sadly, we are caught in the hustle of this life. The rat race going around us makes it impossible to make time for Allah (SWT). We offer Salah like we are throwing off a burden from our shoulders. We rush through our Duas, paying no heed to the words that we utter.

The state of our Imaan is despicable!

But let’s snap ourselves out of the rut. Allah (SWT) questions us in the Quran:

“Fa’ayin’a Tazhaboon?”

It seems like a common question. Yet, when you reflect on it, you will discover it is brimming with the love of Allah (SWT). He adoringly asks His servants, “so, where are you going?”

“Where are you headed to, Ali?”

“What is your destination Zaid?”

“What will you get out of it, Hamid?”

Allah wants us to pause and evaluate our condition. Good for you that you have reached your goal of becoming a doctor or a teacher. However, what’s the game plan for your future?

The Action Plan

Being a Muslim, it is our ultimate duty to serve Allah. Besides worshipping him and obliging all His commands, we should serve the creation too. Remember that Allah (SWT) does not depend on us to defend His religion.

It is for our sake that we indulge in any activities beloved to Allah (SWT). You can only do so if you love Him back. There are plenty of ways to elevate your connection with Allah (SWT). Here are a few:

  • Recite Quran daily
  • Understand Quran through Tafseer
  • Study the Seerah of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)
  • Spend more on charity
  • Recite Adhkar
  • Make Dua

Parting Notes

Remember, Allah (SWT) knows how messed up we are. If you begin fixing the connection today, He (SWT) will value your efforts. For instance, if you can’t attend a Halaqah on-site, there are plenty of virtual options available nowadays. Enroll yourself in an online Quran class or look for someone who teaches Tafseer online. Your sincerity towards the task will help you reach credible tutors, inshaAllah.

May Allah (SWT) make us tread on the Right Path. Aameen!


Read More

3 ways to implement and follow the Sunnah lifestyle

The Sunnah includes all that our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) said, did, and all of his actions and behaviors. It would suffice to say that everything he said and every gesture he made during his life was a Sunnah.

In a broader sense, Sunnah also includes wishes. And prohibitions from Allah (SWT) levied on Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). Allah (SWT) tells us, time and again, in the Quran that we should follow the footsteps of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) if we want to prove our love for Allah (SWT). His whole life was a walking Quran, and following him is the path that will lead us to the Gardens of Paradise.

Importance of the Sunnah

The Sunnah of Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) is an excellent source of satisfaction and happiness in a Muslim’s life. In fact, there were many habitual actions of the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) that science proves to be highly beneficial today. For example, he used to wake up early every morning. Today, being an early riser has been scientifically proven to bring better productivity and extensive health benefits.

No wonder why Allah (SWT) says in the Quran:

You have a good model in the Messenger of Allah for one who hopes for Allah and the Last Day.” [Qur’an 33:21]

We all have firm faith that this world will come to an end. It will be a day of chaos, and the Ummah of Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) holds a good chance of being saved if they follow the Sunnah with sincere intentions. It is about time we explore the lifestyle provided by Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). Signing yourself up for an online Quran course that you always wanted to should happen right away!

Merely chanting that “I love Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)” without showing any practical examples is not enough. Allah (SWT) wants concrete proof, and that comes if you try to implement a Sunnah lifestyle.

Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) once said,

“None of you will be regarded to have believed. Unless he loves me more than himself, his father, his children, and everybody.” [Bukhari and Muslim]

How to implement a Sunnah lifestyle?

Implementing the teachings and sayings of Prophet Muhammad

Read More