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Ramadan

Zakat al-Fitr (following the madhhab of Imam ash-Shafi'i)

Every Muslim who has provision for more than one day and is alive by the time of sunset on the eve of 'Eid-ul-Fitr (that is, on the eve of the day of Uraza-Bayram) is obliged to pay Zakat al-fitr. If a child is born prior to that, then for him it is necessary to pay zakat al-fitr, and if someone dies before this time, then zakat-ul-fitr is not paid from him.
 
 

Laylat al-Qadr - the Night of Decree

Almighty Allah has honored the month of Ramadan with night of Laylat al-Qadr, the night of power and predestination. 
 
 

Ramadan recipes: Egyptian grandmother’s old school kunafa

Believed to have originated in the Levant, kunafa is said to have been introduced to what is now known as Egypt during the era of the Fatimids.
 
However, if you spent any time at all in my grandmother’s household, you would think that she herself invented the deliciously crunchy dessert, she is such an expert.
 
She often tells me of how, when growing up in Cairo, she would purchase the dough from a street-side man swirling the batter round and round on a drum-like furnace made of clay.
 

What makes Ramadan in Old Jeddah special

Old Jeddah (Al-Balad) is one of the most popular historic landmarks of the city. Locals and non-locals enjoy walking down the old alleys and admiring the remnants of old Hejaz, making it a favorite tourist attraction in the city.
 
According to Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) sources, its existence may date back to the era before Islam. Some of the buildings are 400 years old, and Old Jeddah is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
 

A look at the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan

Hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world began fasting on Thursday from sunrise to sunset for the month of Ramadan, a time of contemplation, fortitude and intense worship.
 
Here are some questions and answers about Islam’s holiest month and how it’s observed:
 
WHY DO MUSLIMS FAST?
 
 

Sounds of Ramadan that ring out through the ages

The Mesaharati, or public waker, is one of the oldest and most deeply rooted of Ramadan customs. The title is given to a person who voluntarily takes it on himself to wake up Muslims during the holy month to eat the suhoor meal before they start their fasting at the Fajr prayer call at dawn. 
 
Abdul-Muhsen Doom, the mesaharati in Al-Balad’s Ramadan Festival, said that the practice was mainly created because people used to go to bed after Taraweeh prayers every night. 
 
 

Top 5 heart-warming Ramadan soups to begin your iftar

Source : Al Arabiya | 08 July 2014

This year the holy month of Ramadan falls in the summer, making fasting a tough task for Muslims, who abstain from food and drink until sunset.

As the body loses liquids during the fast, Muslims need to rehydrate themselves after Iftar to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Soup, a traditional dish at Iftar, adds variety to every table during the holy month of Ramadan. With its many different types and flavors, it’s not only a delicious tradition, but also offers many health benefits.

 

Reliving Ramadan traditions

By Hina Zahir Imam / 5 Aug 2013

Muslims from around the world observe Ramadan in their unique ways. Every community welcomes the holy month with their distinctive traditions and practices. With the holy month coming to an end, we take a look at some interesting Ramadan customs in different parts of the world:

 

Things You Can Do on the Night of Power

 

Source : Soundvision.com / 31 Jul 2013

Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power) is described in the Quran as: {better than a thousand months} (Al-Qadr 97: 3)

Any action done on this night such as reciting the Quran, remembering God, etc. is better than acting for one thousand months which do not contain the Night of Power.

"Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to exert himself in devotion during the last ten nights to a greater extent than at any other time." (Muslim)

 
 

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