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Article: A Concise Study Guide to Fasting

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

For some reason, many of us forget the rules and regulation related to fasting (although we study it every year).

So, as usual, here’s something for this year: A Concise Study Guide to Fasting During the Month of Ramadan

It’s a translation of the chapter on fasting from the book “Akhsarul Mukhtasaraat” (The Most Concise Summary)  by Imam Ibn Al-Balban (rahimahullah) who died…..350 years ago.

The book, from where this chapter comes from, is one of the most famous books of Hanbali* fiqh (jurisprudence). In fact, it’s one of the basic books that students are advised to start with.

[*For those who might be unaware: This is one of the four schools of fiqh, the others being Hanafi, Shafi and Maliki.]

The translator, may Allah reward him, has added some parts of Shaikh Saleh Al-Fawzan’s explanation of this book.

I’d advise everyone to read through it.

Note: If you want something more detailed or if you prefer audio, you can find plenty of resources in the relevant categories in the top navigation bar (or you can just use the search bar. That’s what I do – and I wrote all the posts!)


An Introduction to the Lord of the Worlds – Day 15

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

[Note: I haven’t forgotten to reply to all your comments. It’s on my to-do list (along with a whole bunch of other stuff…).]

So, Allah says that because He is the Ever Living One, we need to put our trust in Him.

Think about it. Anyone else that we might depend upon like a family member, a friend, etc is just a created being who is going to die one day.

And what happens if they die BEFORE us?

Are we going to rely upon someone else?

And what happens if they too die BEFORE us?

See how it goes? None of them can be relied upon completely.

Allah, on the other hand, will never die so we should feel completely relaxed and put our trust in Him.

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Book: The Declaration of Faith

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

If you ask the average Muslim a few questions about Ramadan and fasting (the 4th Pillar of Islam), he/she would know quite a bit.

If you ask that same person a few questions about the Shahaadah (the 1st Pillar of Islam), he /she will be less likely to answer them.

Why? Well, honestly, I have no clue.

I can’t understand why people who give no importance to the first three pillars of Islam would give so much importance to the fourth one. Haven’t they heard of “priorities”?

So, how  much do we all know about the first pillar of Islam? After all, the entire religion is based on this statement.

We can easily give a one hour talk on it………..right?

If the answer is no, then it’s time to  learn about this statement right now.

Here’s nice, easy, comprehensive book which talks about the meaning and benefits of the Shahaadah:

The Declaration of Faith by Shaikh Saleh Al-Fawzan

[Click on the image to download the book.]