Written by: Zaghra Savahl
Eid Ul Fitr signifies the culmination of the month of Ramadan. It is a holy day which Muslims celebrate around the world.
On the 29th night of Ramadan, the new moon is sighted. If the new moon is sighted with the naked eye in your country, then Eid Ul Fitr would be the following day. If the new moon is not sighted, then another Fasting day would be observed, meaning that Ramadan would consist of 30 days. Eid Ul Fitr is the start of the new month which means it takes place on 1st Shawal.
Muslims celebrate Eid Ul Fitr in a variety of ways as traditions differ from country to country. In countries that have Muslims as a majority, Eid Ul Fitr is usually a National Holiday. In countries where Muslims are a minority, a day off is usually requested. Whether it is gift-giving, little children receiving money when they visit their neighbours to wish them Eid Mubarak, or partaking in feasts, the one thing that is a common tradition amongst Muslims all around the world is the spirit of spreading joy and love.
By: Zaghra Savahl
In a few days time, Muslims around the world will be observing the Holy month of Ramadan. It is the most important month in the Islamic calendar as not only is it a time where blessings and rewards are increased, but it is also the month in which the Holy Qur`an was revealed.
The following Qur`an verse says: “Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur’an as a guide to mankind also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (between right and wrong). So everyone of you who is present (at his home) during that month should spend it in fasting but if anyone is ill or on a journey the prescribed period (should be made up) by days later. God intends every facility for you He does not want to put you to difficulties. (He wants you) to complete the prescribed period and to glorify Him in that He has guided you; and perchance ye shall be grateful.” (Surah Al Baqarah: Ayah 185)
During Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset every day. As citizens that contribute to the economy, Muslims need to balance their daily work with that which is required of them while observing fasting. Although this can be testing, here are five ways in which you can manage your workday during Ramadan to ensure balance:
By: Zaghra Savahl
Do you ever feel that there’s so much you need to make Dua for that you don’t know where to start?
Allah (SWT) promises us that when we turn to HIM in supplication, He will listen. That’s reason enough to always make Dua for anything your heart desires, as there is nothing that is impossible for Allah (SWT) to grant you if He so wishes.
Whatever you need or want, ask Allah (SWT) at anytime, anywhere and in any language that is easiest for you. While sincerity is the most important aspect of making Dua, the most common etiquette to apply while in sincerity is to start by praising Allah (SWT), ask for blessings to be granted upon Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), invoking Allah (SWT) by His Names, making Dua for others, asking for anything your heart desires, and concluding with Ameen.
Halal clothing is a modern topic in the fashion world. Nowadays, Halal clothing has become a sensation. Many people do not know about the growing market for halal clothing. Introducing new Halal clothing items can become a leader in the business world.
If you want a profitable business in Halal clothing, there are several ways to be successful.
Today, the business world has opened doors for unique ideas like modest clothing. For a halal clothing business, one must understand the basics.
The Basics of Halal Clothing
The word “halal” is an Arabic word that means permitted or lawful. In Islam, certain goods, foods, acts, and clothing is not allowed for Muslims.
The halal/haram is not applied to food and behaviors only. Islam preaches halal clothing that encourages modesty.
Islam has set certain rules for Men and Women regarding clothing. Halal clothing is the way of clothing that is according to Shariah laws.
You can better understand Halal clothing by reflecting on the Muslim lifestyle presented by Muslim Pro. Some of the Islamic rules regarding clothing for Muslims are:
By: Zaghra Savahl
Qur’an Journaling is a deeply rewarding practice.
The benefits include learning about the Qur’an in such a way that it can have a profound effect on your life. It is a practice that encourages you to engage directly with the beautiful words of Allah (SWT) and embody its meaning.
Through Qur'an Journaling you will be able to focus on the Quran, recite, ponder, and even memorize verses if you’re able to.
If you’re not sure how to go about it or you need some help getting started, follow our tips below.
1. Have your journal and Qur’an ready
A pretty journal can be really motivating to get you started. We encourage purchasing a Verily Journal along with a Wasila deck (which consists of various Qur’an Ayahs) and a Qur’an with Tafsir and translation. Along with a pen, these are the tools you’ll need. If you have access to internet, save a few website links that are dedicated to Qur’an studies for deeper analysis.
By: Zaghra Savahl
*For this article, we will be focusing on Hijab for Muslim women, even though it is compulsory for both men and women.
Hijab in Islam remains to be a center of discussion when it comes to Muslim women and till this day, has many misconceptions around it. Yet, the reason behind observing Hijab is simple. Hijab should be observed by both Muslim men and Muslim women as it is a commandment from Allah (SWT).
Let’s explore this beautiful decree by the Almighty (SWT) and find out why Muslim women take pride in it and embrace the Hijab.
1. What is Hijab?
It should be noted that the term “Hijab” has evolved into something that is used interchangeably with the headscarf worn by Muslim women today. However, Hijab in essence means the concept of decency and modesty, of which dress code is only part of it.
In the Holy Qur’an, the part that refers to dress code is the plural term “Khumur” which means head covering. The singular term is known as Khimar. In the Holy Qur’an, Allah (SWT) first gives the commandment of Hijab in terms of observing modesty and decency, and then goes on to provide the commandment of the dress code.
By: Zaghra Savahl
Salah is one of the five pillars of Islam and its importance cannot be emphasized enough. In a Hadith, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Salah is the key to Jannah.” This is the magnitude of the reward one achieves when fulfilling each Salah with correct focus. However, we are human and one of the challenges many Muslims face is to be consistent in your daily prayers.
Here are some tips to help you be consistent with your Salah and in doing so, help you strive to achieving Jannah.
1. Learn about the importance of Salah
Salah is much more than a daily ritual.It is the favorite form of Ibadah by Allah (SWT). It is mentioned in a Hadith where Allah (SWT) says:
Out of all the ways through which my servant gets closer to Me, Salah is the dearest to Me (Bukhari).
Once we understand how important Salah is, it will lead us to become more consistent. The more we understand its importance, the more we understand our purpose in life and would come to realise that we cannot afford to miss any of our prayers.