May 14, 2019

Highlighting Some Errors Committed during the Blessed Month of Ramaḍān and on ʿĪd Day

In 1437 (2016 CE) and 1438 (2017 CE), we presented an extensive Ramaḍān series entitled A Clarification of Some Common Doubts and Misconceptions Affiliated with the Month of Ramaḍān. Following on from this series, in 1439 (2018 CE), 1440 (2019 CE) and 1443 (2022 CE), we present the following  errors surrounding Ramaḍan and the day of ʿĪd. As for the errors that some fasting people or Muslims commit during the month of Ramaḍān, then they are numerous.19 Al-ʿAllāmah Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān The Errors:  Relying on Astronomical Calculations to Determine the Beginning of the Month Fa…

May 14, 2019

A Clarification of Some Common Doubts and Misconceptions Affiliated with the Month of Ramaḍān

Consequently, when some doubts and misconceptions affiliated with the month of Ramaḍān became widespread, I saw it fit to clarify some of them so that people will not be deluded by them, for how many a time have you heard the expression: Whoever dies during Ramaḍān will enter paradise without any reckoning, or that they will not be punished in the grave? Or the expression: The beginning of Ramaḍān is reserved for Allāh’s mercy, its middle for His forgiveness, and its end for redemption from the Fire? Musa Shaleem Mohammed A Clarification of Some Common Doubts and Misconceptions Affiliated…

Apr 6, 2019

Hope and Fear: The Two Wings of a Believer

The illustrious scholar, Shaykh Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb رحمه الله (d. AH 1206) states in his Kitāb al-Tawhīd: أَفَأَمِنُوا مَكْرَ اللَّهِ فَلا يَأْمَنُ مَكْرَ اللَّهِ إِلا الْقَوْمُ الْخَاسِرُونَ Did they then feel secure against the Plan of Allāh. None feels secure from the Plan of Allāh except the people who are the losers. [Sūrah al-ʾArāf, 7:99] The noble scholar, Shaykh al-ʿAllāmah Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá al-Najmī رحمه الله (d. AH 1429) comments on this verse: The people of knowledge mention that the servant is required to be in a state between hope and fear. The servant should neither fee…

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