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:
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
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.