What is it that we celebrate in Ramadan? In this inspiring khutbah on the eve of the Holy Month, Ustadh Nouman takes us back to the story of Adam (AS) who was so dignified by Allah that He spoke to him directly. But even though Allah dismissed Adam from janna, He promised to give him a way back up through repeated guidance. Allah promised those who follow this guidance that they will know no fear or sadness in this life. The last time this promise was fulfilled was when Allah sent his final message, the Quran. In Ramadan Allah revealed his extended rope from the sky to the earth to teach us that there is hope, no matter how lost we feel or how far we have fallen. Ramadan is the opportunity Allah gave us to celebrate our connection with Him.
In this video, Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah reminds us of the ultimate purpose of fasting Ramadan: to find Allah Most High. He highlights the many means to attaining consciousness of God in the month of Ramadan, including leaving sin, vice, and everything that busies away from Allah. Amongst these, he puts particular emphasis on fulfilling the obligations due upon us, the most important of which are the five daily prayers.
Dr. Bilal Philips delivers a powerful lecture explaining about effects of fasting; the outer effect (fast of the body) and the inner effect (fast of the soul), and why it is important to ensure that the goal of Ramadan is put in its right place.
Laylat al-Qadr – Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi explains the timing and meaning of the most blessed night of the year.
Indeed, We sent the Qur’an down during the Night of Decree. And what can make you know what is the Night of Decree? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter. Peace it is until the emergence of dawn. ~ [Surat Al-Qadr]
Ramadan, the month of uncountable blessings and a golden opportunity for a Muslim to elevate himself spiritually and get even closer to his Creator; is a time of the year like no other. Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan explains in detail the historical background of Ramadan and reasons why Muslims are the chosen ones to be blessed with such unique gift, in an exclusive 2-day event at FANAR on 27th – 28h June 2013.
Imam Zaid Shakir discusses the beautiful opportunity of fasting the entire month of Ramadan and its reward. He stresses that it is a month of mercy, forgiveness, building a store house of good deeds, and liberation from the fire of hell.
As human beings we cultivate relationships throughout our lives. From the day we are born to the day we will die our lives are surrounded by multiple forms of relationships. Some are formal, some are necessary while others are casual . We have relationships with our friends, relationships with our work colleagues, relationships with our neighbors, and relationships, even with our pets but why is there a need to have a relationship with a book that is fourteen hundred years old and for many of us in a foreign language? This is the question! For the answer listen to the lecture and pray for the Shaykh.
Ramadan is a month dedicated to strengthening the intimate relationship between Allah and His creation. Join Imam Tahir Anwar, as he shares with us key principles of how to fulfill the purpose of Ramadan. Along with studying the rules of fasting, we will cover practical spiritual exercises proven to reconnect us to Allah through His revelation, the Qur’an.
Among the topics covered, some are:
– Obligation & History of Ramadan
– In Preparation of Fasting
– How to Fast: Intention, Methodology & Exemptions
– Benefits of Ramadan & Setting Goals
– Connecting to the Qu’ran
In this lecture Mufti Abdur Rahman shares some advice on the Secrets of Ramadanic Success. And how one should spend their time wisely and to ask for barakah in the months of Rajab and Shaban to finish off any ongoing projects to help to take full benefit of the blessed month of Ramadhan.
The month of Ramadan is only weeks away inshallah and the IC wants to help you be ready for it. For the second year, join us each Wednesday night as Imam Khalid Latif presents a different topic each through lecture and interactive exercises tailored to make sure you get the most out of your Ramadan inshallah. Topics will include, but not be limited to,:
-Intention: Confidence vs. Arrogance
-Making and Breaking Habits
-The Fiqh of Fasting
-Understanding Mercy, Compassion, Forgiveness and Your Emotions
-How to Build a Relationship with the Qur’an
-Effective Du’aa: being ready for the conversation
-Building a Relationship with Allah and His messenger, salallahu ‘alayhi was’salaam
-Rights upon Yourself: Physically Benefiting from your Fasting