What Motivates Someone To Avoid Food And Drink For So Many Hours? Imam Khalid Latif

What seems like hours on end without food and water;  days and nights in continuous worship and restraint…what are the motivating factors of Ramadan? Why take part in it? What do I get out of it? And how do I sustain it? Join Imam Khalid Latif on an introspective exploration on the meanings and motivations behind Ramadan, its […]

Elevation of Spirit: Attitudes and Approaches to Fasting, by Shaykh Faid Muhammad Said

Muslims the world over will soon observe the fast of Ramadan, abstaining from all food consumption and other circumscribed activities from dawn till dusk.  The annual cycle of Ramadan in the calendar continues to coincide with the longer days of summer, at least in the western hemisphere, making for a debilitating experience.  But Muslims need […]

Should I Break My Fast upon Hearing the Adhan Even If It Is Performed Too Early?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I understand that we should hasten to break our fast once the adhan starts at Maghrib. However, where I am from, all of the mosques in the country follow the timings of a single mosque in the capital of the country. This makes my local mosque pronounce the adhan […]

Virtues of Fasting in the Summer Taken from: Ibn Rajab al-Hanbalī’s “Latā’if Maʿārif”

Virtues of Fasting in the Summer Taken from: Ibn Rajab al-Hanbalī’s “Latā’if Maʿārif” أعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم As the blessed month of Ramaḍān coincides with the summer months, many Muslims are apprehensive of the long fasts which lie ahead and, admittedly, not looking forward to staying hungry and thirsty for […]