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A Ramadan Reader: A Comprehensive Answers Guide to Getting the Most Out of Ramadan

 

Preparing for Ramadan

The Complete Guide to Fasting

Imam Tahir’s 5 Simple Steps to Prepare for Ramadan

Preparing For Ramadan Advice from Habib Umar bin Hafiz

Ramadan Detox‬‏ for a Healthy Ramadan

40 Hadiths on Ramadan

Tarawih

Can I Pray 8 Rakats for Tarawih?

Should We Stop Praying Tarawih Once the Qur’an is Completed?

Is it Necessary to Perform Tarawih Prayers in the Mosque?

Is it Obligatory to Complete the Entire Qur’an During Tarawih Prayers?

Performing Tarawih Prayers Again as an Imam

Is It Valid for a Child to Lead Tarawih?

The Ruling of the Tarawih Prayer: A Confirmed Sunna

Reciting From a Copy of the Qur’an (Mushaf) in Tarawih and Other Prayers

Expiatory Payment (Fidya) for Missed Ramadan Fasts

Brief Overview of Expiatory Payments (fidya) for Missed Ramadan Fasts

Feeding People to Expiate For a Corrupted Fast

Is Expiation (kaffara) Necessary For Not Fasting in Ramadan?

When Is Expiation Required For A Fast?

How Many Expiations Are Required For Multiple Broken Fasts?

Can My Sister Pay Expiatory Payments (fidya) For Missed Fasts Due To Her Diabetes?

Can I Pay Fidya for Missed Days of Fasting Due to Menses?

Can a Healthy Person Skip Prayer and Fasting and Pay Expiation?

The Expiation (Kaffara) for Having Sex While Fasting

Must I Fast 180 Days as Expiation for 3 Broken Fasts?

 

 

Things that Break the Fast

Principles on what invalidates the fast

Does Watching Pornography While Fasting Break One’s Fast

Using Creams, Powders, or Topical Medications While Fasting

Does Swallowing Phlegm Break Your Fast?

Vaseline On Lips While Fasting, and Hitting Kids

Applying Medicine to One’s Teeth: Does it Invalidate the Fast?

Ramadan: Injections, Eye Drops, And Doubts

Using Chapstick While Fasting

Accidental & Forgetful Breaking of the Fast: What Is the Difference?

What Corrupts a Fast: Questions About Water Entering the Body

Bleeding Gums While Fasting

The Effect of Smoking on Fasting, and the Effect of Sins on Faith

Using Asthma Medication: Is My Fast Invalidated?

Accidentally Inhaling Perfume While Fasting

Does breathing in Air break one’s Fast?

Passionate Kissing While Fasting

Fasting and Illness

Too Sick to Fast in Ramadan, Too Poor to Pay the Expiatory Payment (Fidya)

Long-Term Illness that Prevents Fasting

How Can I Benefit From Ramadan When I Can’t Fast Due to Being Ill?

Laylat al-Qadr

When is Laylat al-Qadr?

Worship & Prayer on Laylat al-Qadr

Making Up Missed Fasts

Making Up Missed Fasts and Illness

Can I Combine My Intentions for a Missed Ramadan Fast and An Optional Sunnah Fast?

Do I Have To Make Up Missed Fasts Within A Year?

Making up Obligatory Fasts and Prayers

Making of Missed Fast

Years of Missed Fasts and Expiation (kaffara)

Breaking One’s Fast/Not Fasting Due to Hardship

Breaking One’s Fast Due to Weakness & Migraines

Can I Break My Fast If My Job Makes Fasting Too Difficult?

Fasting in Extreme Latitudes

Attending Juma, Praying and Fasting While Training to be a Firefighter

Can I Break My Fast If My Job Makes Fasting Too Difficult?

Fasting and Pregnancy

Pregnant Women & Fasting

Pregnancy & Making Up Fasts: Does She Really Have To?

The Spiritual Retreat (I`tikaf)

The Spiritual Retreat (i`tikaf)

The Three Types of I’tikaf (Spiritual Retreat)

Ramadan Advice, Benefits and Inspiration

Worship in Ramadan For a Menstruating Woman

How Do I Make The Most Of Ramadan?

Fasting Its Principles and Virtues-Imam Ghazali from al-Arab’in

Inner Dimensions of Fasting-Imam Ghazali

The Spiritual Purpose of Fasting – Closeness to Allah

Practical Tips for Fasting During Ramadan

Work Ethics for Muslims Fasting During Ramadan

Prophetic Supplications for Fasting

Virtues of Fasting in the Summer

Health Benefits of Fasting, and the Maximum Recommended Fast

General Ramadan Answers

When and Where Do I Break My Fast on a 20 Hour Airline Flight?

Should I Feel Bad for Not Fasting When I Had to Travel?

At What Age Must One Start Fasting?

Eating After Dawn & Breaking The Fast For An Invitation

The Chaining of Shayateen (Devils) During Ramadan

Does Each Makeup Prayer During Ramadan Count as 70 Makeup Prayers?

Intercourse during the month of Ramadan

Is Your Ramadan Fast Still Valid If You Stop Eating and Make Your Intention to Fast Between Fajr and Islamic Midday?

Should I Feel Bad for Not Fasting When I Had to Travel?

Brief Miscellaneous Q & A Relating to Fasting

Newlyweds Having Intercourse While Fasting During Ramadan

A Reader on Rajab

What’s so special about the Islamic month of Rajab? This reader gathers resources about this month and it’s qualities such as blessings and answered prayers. rajab

Rajab does more than mark the sixty-day countdown to Ramadan. It’s also a month of blessings and sanctity, a month where forgiveness is accepted, and a time to sow the seeds of Ramadan.

What Are the Virtues of the Month of Rajab?

Rajab is the Month of Allah

This Rajab, Let’s Remember How Sacred Time Is – Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

Getting the most out of Rajab

Welcoming the Sacred Month of Rajab – Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

The Secrets of Rajab by Habib Umar and Habib Kadhim

 

 

 

Modern Scholars on the Importance of Seeking Knowledge: A Reader

The new term is just around the corner. A group of modern scholars have taken their time to speak on the importance of seeking knowledge. See what they have to say.

 

And say, “My Lord, increase me in knowledge.”” (Sura Ta Ha 20:114)

 

The Obligation of Seeking Knowledge – Shaykh Salek bin Siddina

Four Keys To Knowledge That Benefits – Habib Ali al Jifri

The Blessing of Knowledge – Shaykh Faid Muhammad Said

The Importance of Seeking Knowledge – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

How To Be Successful In Seeking Knowledge – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Knowledge is Light: The Urgency of Learning & Spirituality in Testing Times – Dr. Umar Abd-Allah

The Path of Seeking Knowledge: What, How and Why We Study – 01 – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

The Struggle of the Seeker of Knowledge – Shaykh Rami Nsour Stories of Scholars: Past and Present

There’s Nothing More Virtuous Than Knowledge – Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

How to Seek Islamic Knowledge – Imam Subki’s Counsel by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Articles

Ten Adab of Seekers of Knowledge – Notes by Ayaz Siddiqui

The Etiquette of Seeking Knowledge – Nur Sacred Sciences

The Blessed Experience of Seeking Knowledge, by Shaykh Faiz Qureshy

How Can We Balance Classes When Seeking Knowledge? [Video]

Knowledge: What, How and Why We Study

Seeking Knowledge- Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

Seeker’s Expectations – How to Seek Knowledge

Parenting – A Reader

Parenting can be a challenging endeavour. This reader gathers various resources on parenting from an Islamic perspective.

General Guidance

Rights of Children in Detail 

Islamic Parenting: Ten Keys to Raising Righteous Children – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Raising Muslim Children On The Straight Path-Shaykh Walead Mosaad

Ibn Khaldun on the Instruction of Children and its Different Method

Traditional Methods of Raising Children 

When Should Children Start Praying?

Helping our children find the light in dark times, by Hina Khan-Mukhtar

Six Steps to Instilling the Attribute of Courage in Muslim Children 

Rethinking Our Actions and How They Affect Our Children

Raising Children With A Sound Heart – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

The Sunnas of Parenting

40 Hadiths on Parenting

How To Make the Prophet Muhammad Real for Small Children

Raising Your Children with Deen & Dunya – Radio Interview with Hina Khan-Mukhtar 

Our Children: Nurturing the Prophet’s ﷺ Spiritual Intelligence

Explaining a Hadith on Disciplining Children 

The Prophet Muhammad’s Love, Concern, & Kindness for Children

Playing with your Children – Advice from Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz

 

Parenting in Challenging Situations

Parenting in the Age of Social Media, by Ustadha Rania Awaad and Hosai Mojaddidi

A Ragged Shirt and Toast Crust: Raising Successful Children

How Do We Deal With Parents Who Emotionally Abuse Their Children

How Can I Raise My Children in the West?

Who Gets Custody of the Children After a Divorce?

Is There a Dua Protecting Children from Bad Intentions of People?

How Do I Protect my Children from Bad Influences in Society?

How To Talk To Children About Death

How Is a Child with Autism Viewed in Islam?

Fitrah and What Happens to Children Who Die Before Puberty 

How to Raise Children in Difficult Environments?

Why Worry About Children If We Know They Will Go to Paradise?

Wanting Children and Infertility

Is It Obligatory to Try to Have Children?

Infertility: Why does Allah Not Bless Some With Children 

Struggling to Have Children: Ten Key Etiquettes of Du’a

My Husband Doesn’t Want to Have Kids. What Can I Do?

Supplications for Having Children and For Dealing With Pain

Is It Obligatory to Try to Have Children? 

The Virtues of Having Children and Stillbirth

Creating a Blessed Home : A Reader

Thiblessed homes reader covers various topics relating to creating and nurturing a happy and blessed home.

A Blessed Home

The Adab of Homes – Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Prophetic Supplication For Moving to a New House

Look At Everything as a Blessing from Allah and Nurture Gratitude

How Not to Let Stress Get Your Down

Is Seeking Counselling A Sign of Weakness? by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

How Should I Uphold My Family Ties?

What Are the Rewards of Cleaning One’s Home?

On Family – Pause for Thought with Journalist Abdul-Rehman Malik

Guiding One’s Family Towards the Good

A Blessed Marriage

Love, Marriage, and Relationships in Islam: All Your Questions

What Makes A Marriage Work – Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

What Can Help Endure a Difficult Marriage Due to Financial Issues?

How Do I Deal With an Unhappy Marriage?

A Wife’s Right to Housing Seperate From Her In-Laws

Keys to Successful Muslim Marriages

Blessed Parenting

The Powerful Dua of a Parent 

How To Make the Prophet Muhammad Real for Small Children

Our Children: Nurturing the Prophet’s ﷺ Spiritual Intelligence

A Ragged Shirt and Toast Crust: Raising Successful Children 

Keeping Family Ties Through Intergenerational Trauma – Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

Keep Calm and Mother On–Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil 

An Exhausted Mother’s Eid Reflections

 

 

 

 

Biographies of Influential Muslims – A Reader

This reader gathers various SeekersHub resources on inspiring saints, scholars, and other influential Muslims of the past and present.

 

Companions and Pious Predecessor

Sayyiduna Ja’far: A Tale of Love and Sacrifice

Was Uwais al-Qarni Martyred? And a Unique Source for His Biography

Biography of Malik ibn Dinar

Muadh ibn Jabal and the Night of Mid-Sha’banBiographies of Influential Muslims

Contemporary Scholars

A biography of Shaykh Muhammad Adib al-Kallas

Glimpses of the Life of Sheikh ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Shaghouri 

“He Brought Us Back To Life” – A Tribute To The Late Dr Ahmad Sakr

Key Lessons from the Life of Shaykh Murabit al-Hajj 

Shaykh Abd al Rahman Ba ‘Abbad

Habib Abbas al Saqqaf

Habib Abd Allah bin Shihab

The Demise of Habib Hamid bin Muhammad Hamid Ba’Alawi

Biography of Habib al-‘Ajami 

A Great Female Servant of God 

The Muslim 500 – SeekersGuidance’s Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Interview with a Productive Muslim: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Interview with Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

Living the Ihya in South Africa – Shaykh Seraj Hendricks

Applying the Prophetic Sunna to the Modern World – Sayyid Naquib al-Attas

Influential Figures

Caribbean Calling, An Interview with Ustadh Nazim Baksh

On Facing My Mortality, by Ustadh Usama Canon

Muhammad Ali-The Acts That Help When We Die 

 Daniel Abdal Hayy Moore

A Female Gnostic: The Story of Umm Iyad

The great Muslim philanthropist, Abdul-Sattar Edhi, returns to his Lord

Three Acts That Formed The Core Of Abdul Sattar Edhi’s Life

Amjad Sabri’s death: Yearning for God till his Last Breath

Mustafa Davis on Spiritual Artists, Social Media and Third Spaces

The Death of a Star – On the Passing of Aminah Assilmi

Other Resources

Recommended Works on the Life of the Prophet

What Are Some Resources on the Life of the Mother of the Believers, Sayyida Aisha? 

What Are Some of the Best Works Dedicated to Biographical Data of Saints and Scholars?

Zakat: A Comprehensive SeekersGuidance Reader

Zakat forms the fifth chapter of Imam Al-Ghazali’s seminal work, the Ihya, which is widely regarded as the greatest work on Islamic spirituality in the world.

Here, we share some of the best SeekersHub resources available on this subject plus video recordings from SeekersHub Toronto, where live sessions will be held everyday this Ramadan.

 

The Compilation of the Quran: A Reader

“We, Ourselves, have sent down the Dhikr (the Qur’ān), and We are there to protect it.” [15:9]

How Was the Qur’an Preserved?

The Compilation of the Qur’an and Why `Uthman Ordered That Some Copies Be Burned

Was the Originally Compiled Qur’an During the Era of Abu Bakr Incomplete?

What is the Basis for the Ten Modes of Recitation of the Qur’an?

Lecture

How the Qur’an Was Revealed and Compiled – By Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

Recommended reading

The History of the Qur’anic Text from Revelation to Compilation : A Comparative Study with the Old and New Testaments (Muhammad Mustafa al-Azami)

Provision and Work: A Reader

“In fact, Allah is the All-Sustainer, Possessor of power, the Strong.” Qur’an [51:58]


Allah Is the Provider

Allah’s Names Explained: Al-Razzaq – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

A Reader on Patience and Reliance on Allah

The Meaning of Rizq (Provision) When Used in the Qur’an and Sunnah

Distress in Seeking One’s Provision

How to not be Overwhelmed by my Fear of Unemployment?

Did Allah Deny Me a Job Because of My Sins?

Supplications Related to Seeking One’s Provision

Are There Any Invocations To Help Me Find A Job?

How Does One Perform The Prayer Of Need (salat al-haja)?

What Are Some Prophetic Supplications That Can Help Me Deal With Trials in My Life?

Could You Give Me a Supplication to Increase My Chances of Entering a Nursing Program?

Bringing Barakah Into Your Wealth and Life

Is There a Prayer I Can Make So That My Co-Workers Will Cooperate and Work Better With Me?

Etiquette in Seeking One’s Provision

Seeking nearness to Allah, the ultimate aim in our worldly work

The Muslim Standard of Excellence in Work and Life – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

What Does it Mean to Have “Beautiful Restraint and Balance” in one’s Work, Career, and in Seeking one’s Provision?

Trust in Allah and Provisions for Seekers of Knowledge

RizqWise: Episode 1 – The Problem with Letting Money Run your Life

Healthy but Tasty: Entrepreneurship with a Higher Purpose

Seeking One’s Provision and Worship

How Can I Pray on Time With My Very Busy Job and Very Long Hours?

What Should I Do If I Have No Time To Pray At Work?

Can I Break My Fast If My Job Makes Fasting Too Difficult?

Is It Permissible to Miss the Friday Prayer in the West Because of Work?

I Work in My Parents’ Restaurant and They Do Not Let Me Pray on Time. What Do I Do?

Can I Make Tayammum at Work to Avoid Disturbing Customers by Getting the Floor Wet?

Seeking One’s Provision in a Permissible Way

How to Avoid Riba (Usury): A Reader

Bank Employment: When is it Permissible?

As a Man Can I Work as a Hair Stylist and Cut Women’s Hair?

Is It Permissible to Work As a Real Estate Agent or Broker?

Is It Permissible to Work for a Casino Valet Parking Company?

Women & the Workplace: Is it Impermissible for Me to Work Even If I Observe Proper Limits?

Working for a Company Providing IT Solutions in Un-Islamic Markets

Can I Work at a Supermarket Checkout That Sells Pork and Alcohol?

Investing in Stocks and Working as a Stock Broker

Related Courses

Money Matters: Islamic Finance in Everyday Life

Excellence in Faith & Action (from Ghazali’s 40 Foundations of Religion)

Islamic Law for Seekers (Hanafi): Transactions

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The Reality and Etiquettes of Supplication: A Reader

“I answer the prayer of the suppliant when he crieth unto Me”[2:186]

The Reality of Supplication

Why is Supplication (dua) Considered Worship in Islam?

What’s the Point in Supplicating?

Can Supplication Change Destiny?

Etiquette

Struggling to Have Children: Ten Key Etiquettes of Du’a

How Should the Hands Be Held During Supplication?

Supplicating in Prostration

Are Supplications Made After the Entire Qur’an Has Been Recited Considered Accepted By Allah?

Lecture on the Reality and Etiquettes of Du’a

Allah Most High says, “I am near – I answer the call of the one who calls upon me” (2:186).

Yet, many of us wonder: Are my du’as being answered? Is there a certain du’a I have to read for each of my concerns? Do my du’as have to be in Arabic?

In this series of short talks, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains the reality of du’a (supplication) and how to turn to Allah. It is based on a classical text on the same subject.

Sections covered:

1. The reality of du’a
2. Our being called on to make du’a
3. The great virtue of du’a
4. The integrals of supplication, its wings, and its means
5. The conditions of supplication
6. Its proper manners
7. The times of du’a and the state in which it should be made
8. Signs of acceptance of du’a
9. Explaining the religious ruling of du’a
10. Some encompassing supplications
11. Explaining what the greatest Divine Name is

You can see these lessons here.

Supplication and Intermediaries

Tawassul: Supplicating Allah through an Intermediary

Is It Permissible to Make Tawassul Through Awliya (Saints)?

Various Supplications

How Does One Perform The Prayer Of Need (salat al-haja)?

Supplication for Those Who Want to Memorize the Qur’an

Is There a Special Supplication to Recite to Overcome Laziness?

Supplication for Overcoming Difficulty

What Are Some Prophetic Supplications That Can Help Me Deal With Trials in My Life?

What Supplication Can I Recite to Get a Good Night’s Sleep?

Prophetic Supplication For Moving to a New House

Invocations To Bear Children

Supplications for Having Children and For Dealing With Pain

Supplication for a Spouse

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