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Ramadan or Ramzan in the light of Ahadiths:

O who believe, fasting is decreed for you as it was decreed for those before you; perchance you will guard yourselves.

The month of Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was sent down, a guidance for the people, and clear verses of guidance and criterion. [Quran: Chapter 2, 183]

Ramadan by Suheil Laher

It is appropriate that every Muslim should receive the blessed month of Ramadan with repentance, sincerity, resoluteness and earnestness. He/she should make the intention to perform extra acts of devotion and worship therein, including the Night Prayer (qiyam), recitation of Qur’an, and abundant charity to the poor and needy.

On the authority of Anas (may Allah be pleased with him): The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace), used to say the following when the month of Rajab began. “Oh Allah! Bless us in Rajab and Sha`ban, and bring us, oh Allah, to Ramadan.” [Narrated by Tabarani and Ahmad]

The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) addressed his companions on the last day of Sha`ban, saying, “Oh people! A great month has come over you; a blessed month; a month in which is a night better than a thousand months; month in which Allah has made it compulsory upon you to fast by day, and voluntary to pray by night. Whoever draws nearer (to Allah) by performing any of the (optional) good deeds in (this month) shall receive the same reward as performing an obligatory deed at any other time, and whoever discharges an obligatory deed in (this month) shall receive the reward of performing seventy obligations at any other time. It is the month of patience, and the reward of patience is Heaven. It is the month of charity, and a month in which a believer’s sustenance is increased. Whoever gives food to a fasting person to break his fast, shall have his sins forgiven, and he will be saved from the Fire of Hell, and he shall have the same reward as the fasting person, without his reward being diminished at all.” [Narrated by Ibn Khuzaymah]

In another hadith, the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) says, “Ramadan has come to you. (It is) a month of blessing, in which Allah covers you with blessing, for He sends down Mercy, decreases sins and answers prayers. In it, Allah looks at your competition (in good deeds), and boasts about you to His angels. So show Allah goodness from yourselves, for the unfortunate one is he who is deprived in (this month) of the mercy of Allah, the Mighty, the Exalted.” [Narrated by Tabarani]

The preceding hadiths bring attention to readiness and preparation for receiving Ramadan. This is achieved by having a clear understanding of this month in one’s mind, and greeting Ramadan with love and yearning. Also, one should have the determination and intention to perform good deeds and worship, and one should lay down a program to accomplish this in the days of the blessed month.

It is communally obligatory upon the Muslims to seek the crescent at the time of sunset on the 29th day of Sha`ban, and the 29th day of Ramadan, in order to verify the status of the start and end of their fasting. When seeing the crescent, it is sunnah for the Muslim to supplicate with the following supplication, which has been reported from the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace).

On the authority of Talhah ibn `Ubaydullah (may Allah be pleased with him): when the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) saw the crescent, he used to say, “Oh Allah! Cause it to appear over us with prosperity, faith (Iman), security and Islam. (Then to the moon:) My Lord and your Lord is Allah.” [Narrated by Tirmidhi, who said it is a good (hasan) hadith.]

Qatadah said that he was informed that the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) used to say, when seeing the crescent, “A crescent of goodness and orientation, a crescent of goodness and orientation, a crescent of goodness and orientation. (To the moon:) I believe in Allah who created you.” (Three times), and then he would say, “Praise be to Allah who has taken away such- and-such month and brought such-and-such month.” [Narrated by Abu Dawud]

The month of Ramadan has excellences over the other months, as is testified to by the Qur’an and Sunnah, and out of these we will bring to attention the following virtues:

1. It is the month of the Qur’an, with regards to revelation and study. (“The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Qur’an.” [Qur’an, 2:185]). On the authority of Ibn `Abbas: Angel Gabriel used to meet the Prophet every night in Ramadan and used to study Qur’an with him.

2. It is the month of seclusion. Ibn `Umar said, “The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) used to seclude himself for the last ten days of the month of Ramadan.”

3. It is the month of generosity. Ibn `Abbas said, “The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) used to be at his most generous in Ramadan.”

4. It is the month of standing (in voluntary night prayer). On the authority of Abu Hurayrah: The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) said, “Whoever stands (in voluntary night prayer) during Ramadan, with faith and in expectancy of reward, his previous sins are forgiven him.”

5. It is the month of the compulsory fast, because of Allah’s saying, “So, whoever among you witnesses the month should fast.” [Qur’an, 2:185] A terrible error prevalent among people is to talk about Ramadan just as they talk about the obligation of fasting, as if Ramadan and fasting are synonymous, each carrying the meaning of the other and not anything more nor less. Yet, fasting is one of many acts of worship in Ramadan.

Many reports have been narrated from the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) explaining the distinction of Ramadan, of which we have selected the following.

“The month of Ramadan has come to you; a month of goodness and blessing.” [Ibn Khuzaymah]

“The Master of the Months is Ramadan, and the Master of the days is Friday.” [Ibn Khuzaymah]

“Whoever fasted Ramadan with faith and in expectancy of reward, his previous sins are forgiven him.” [Bukhari and Muslim]

“When Ramadan comes, the gates of Heaven are opened, the gates of Hell are closed, and the devils are chained.” And in a narration from Nasa’i, the following words are added: “and a caller calls out every night: ‘Oh seeker of Good, draw near! Oh seeker of Evil, desist!’ “

Knowledge of Unseen (In the light of Quran and Sunnah)


Ahlus-Sunna wal Jam’ah believe that Allah has given the knowledge of the Ghayb (unseen), to the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace), and that it is also permissable to say that our Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) knows the knowledge of the Ghayb. However, it is not possible, nor permissable to say that the Prophet’s (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) knowledge of the Ghayb is equal to that of Allah – or even like the knowledge of Allah, since Allah’s knowledge is His own and the Prophet’s (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) knowledge has been given to him by Allah.

1. Allah Subhan Wa Taalah says in Quran:

“He (alone) knows the Unseen, nor does He make any one acquainted with His Mysteries Except an apostle whom He has chosen: and then He makes a band of watchers march before him and behind him” (72:26/27) Read full Article at

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The legal and religious status of celebrating the birth of the Holy Prophet (saw) in light of the Qur’an and Sunnah:

And Indeed everyone rejoices except for Shaytan and his counterparts, because:

أن إبليس رن أربع رنات حين لعن وحين أهبط وحين ولد رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وحين أنزلت الفاتحة

Iblis cried loudly four times, first when Allah declared him as cursed, second when he was thrown out, Third When Prophet (salallaho alaihi wasalam) was born and fourth when Surah Fatiha was revealed [Ibn Kathir in Al Bidayah wan Nihayah, Volume 2, Page No. 166]

Muslims rejoice on birth of Prophet (salallaho alaihi wasalam) because Allah has told us to rejoice on his bounties and mercies, This following text shall be based on A) Quran and its sciences B)Hadith literature C) Sayings of eminent scholars and fuqaha D) Counter refutation of proofs cited against Mawlid.

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  1. Hello,

    My name is Vinay – am a Hindu and friend of Indian muslims. The problem is that Deobandis and Tablighis are trying to radicalize the community, and most non-muslims don’t really hear voice of moderate Barelvis (aka India’s own brand of Islam, which is moderate and tolerant). Please make your voice heard over the Deobandi nonsense which we hear daily through their fatwas. Thanks, and Jai Hind. Vinay

  2. Salam O Alikum

    SIR maine more mail ki laiken kahi se koi reply nahi aya sir please main bhi Pakistani ho Main apne liye kis UMEED rakho sir please main bhut perechan ho sir please main kha Apni awaz ko sent karo jis ko RAHIM aa jaye please sir very very request you sir meri awaz kon sune ga OR main kis se UMEED rakho………

    Please sir consider my case to you are plate forum

    Dear Honorable Sir
    I am Mubashir Ali S/O Mobarak Ali (late) Sir Please requested you that I am our Government organization Pakistan Telecommunication are continue Apply for job Son Qouta Basis due to my Father approx.50 years job on this organization Please sir i am since 10 Years continue Apply to this Organization (PTCL) but no reply , please sir my problem are solved due to my country & My Family are very love you , please sir I hope to my problem solved me if after my god , please sir my total record to PTCL are already submitted & Check now , please sir my finically very huge problem please sir I am married & my two daughter please sir i am very very requested you my personal complete detail as follow:

    Name : Mubashir Ali
    Father’s Name : Mubarak Ali Qureshi (Late).
    C.N.I.C No. : 42101-3126358-1
    Marital Status : Married.
    Contact No. : 021-34987919
    Cell No. : 0333-3348567
    Address : House No. C-22 Gulshan-e-Iqbal Block-4/A Near Imam Baragha Abul Hassan Isphani Road Karachi.

    Sir meri november 23rd, 2009 ko Saubayi Mauhtasib Aala k pass PTCL k silsile main bolaya tha laiken PTCL ka Nauminde (Representative) ne kha k PTCL Ki POLICY main SON QUOTA nahi hai JO K MERA CASE CLOSED KARDIYA.
    Sir Miane First Apply , Year 1999 Main Kiya Or Time To Time Main Apni application Submit Karwat Raha Laiken PTCL jab bhi Koi Response Nahi Aya



    With due respect, I beg to say down the following few lines for your kind consideration.

    That I am the son of Mr. MOBARAK ALI QURESHI (late), who was retired from the service of Pakistan Telecommunication as HEAD CLERK in Karachi Region in 1991, and at present I am the only male member to bear the necessities of my family.

    I had also applied for ANY SUITABLE POST in your esteemed organization in 21st August 1996, Remind Applied in 02nd August 2005 & also again Remind applied in 10th October 2005, in STR #II Karachi Region on the basis of Quota Of The Son .

    Which might be kept pending in the office record, PTCL

    I am still jobless, I have no other alternative left but to approach your honor for ANY SUITABLE POST in your organization and enclosing my C.V. Containing my particulars Academic Qualification and Age etc.

    Keeping in view the above position, I hope that my request for Appointment under your kind control would be considered favorably and sympathically.

    Yours faithfully
    Mubashir ALi


      • @ Shahnawaz warsi
        @ Moderator
        @ Boss
        Mr Warsi please tell me or us unworthy disciples of yours , as to why “O” why, have you in all your wisdom, blocked my post in response to your comments in the above post (and also other posts) ????
        Come on get your act together, reinstate my response and please don’t block peoples post unless they have contravened any rules and regulations of this (your personal) website, EG. swearing, promoting hate and personal links etc etc…… I have not done any of these so, if I have responded to a personal comment made by you, and it is not to your satisfaction, or this comment shows that you are or maybe incorrect then you should really not react like this, as this is the main purpose of a healthy debate, this is how people learn and exchange information and ideology, this is how we learn patients and restraints and therefore this is what pushes us to conduct a research and obtain authentic source and arrive at a true conclusion etc, if you are not willing to do that then you should close the site down as it will just result in a one way traffic, just your traffic and your views only!
        Mr warsi you know this is not right… stop it!
        “Otherwise I am going to cut you off my Eid card list”

  4. when it is said by our beloved prophet(S.W.A) that muslims should not divide in sects and we have to follow only glorious Quran and Authentic Hadiths then why there are sunni, tabilqu indon’t know how many. I have question to all Scholars (Alim) irrespective of sects, you people will be held on the day of judgement if you mislead the muslims. Al hamdullilah I believe in Quran and Prophet (S.W.A) and inshallah trying to practice the same in life and i am a MUSLIM nothing else, because our beloved prophet said “My ummah will divide in 73 different sects only those will go to Janna who will follow only Quran and Hadiths”. May Allah bring us all on right path. Allaha Hafez

  5. asalamoalikum bahi kaya hall hai ap ka
    payre bahi main pakistan ka rahne wala hoon ap ki es website se mujay india main sunni brother k bare main sahe pata chalta hai main b sunni hoon aur inshallah sunni he rahoo ga ap ahla hazrat ki city se hain bohat achi bat hai
    ap ki es website se humain bohat kuch janney ko milta hai
    allah ap ko es ka ajar day ga

  6. Allah tala apne mehboob,aaq e kareem k sadqe har sunni ko lazzat eemani ata kare aur har badmazhab se hifazat ata kare aameen.

  7. assalam o alaikum brother warsi, SUBHANALLAH brother you are doing excellent work.Brother i’m from nepal and we are quite dependent of indian scholars on islamic education. It’s really important to be on touch with the sunni ulama of India so please keep on updating information and INSHALLAH the wahabis and deobandies will never take over nepal.

  8. yawaris haq waris nabiwaris aliwaris hasanwaris husainwaris aqawaris maulawaris merawaris sabkawaris allahwaris
    yawaris yawaris yawaris

  9. i just want to know did our beloved Prophet (S.A.W) and 4 khulafarasheedin said that they are SUNNI, TABLIQI, AHLE-HADDISI,OR SOMETHING ELSE which we are used today. If not then why should we should be say ourselves as just an ummati of Prophet

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