“So for this let the competitors compete.” (Surat al Mutaffifin, verse: 26)
وَفِي ذَٰلِكَ فَلْيَتَنَافَسِ الْمُتَنَافِسُون
An opportunity for those who would like to compete in goodness
Great opportunities for fasting in the month of Muharram
💎 Tuesday 18th Sept. ~ 8th Muharram
💎 Wednesday 19th Sept. ~ 9th Muharram (The day before ‘Ashoora)
💎 Thursday 20th Sept. ~ 10th Muharram ( ‘Ashoora –> Expiation of minor sins of year before)
💎 Friday 21st Sept. ~ 11th Muharram (Day after ‘Ashoora)
💎 Saturday 22nd Sept ~ 12th Muharram
💎 Sunday 23rd Sept. ~ 13th Muharram
💎 Monday 24th Sept. ~ 14th Muharram (Weekly Sunnah Fasting)
💎 Thursday 27th Sept. ~ 17th Muharram (Weekly Sunnah Fasting)
He (salla Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) was asked about observing fast on the tenth day of Muharram, and he replied,
“It is an expiation for the sins of the preceding year.” [Muslim]
And He (salla Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said:
“If I remain alive till the next year, I shall also observe fast on the ninth of Muharram.” [Muslim]
📣 Share this reminder with our family and friends, for you cannot tell who will benefit as a result of sharing it. The one that directs others to goodness get the same reward as the doer of that good act.
The Sacred month of Rajab is here and we have an excellent fasting opportunity this week.
Jareer ibn ‘Abdullaah (Radia Allaahu ‘anhu) narrated that the Prophet ﷺ said: “Fasting three days of each month is fasting for a lifetime, and ayaam al-beed are the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth.”
[Narrated by al-Nasaa’i (2420); classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Targheeb, (1040)]
We praise Allah abundantly for allowing us to reach the month of Sha’ban; a month which most people do not pay attention to.
عن أُسَامَةُ بْنُ زَيْدٍ، قَالَ قُلْتُ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ لَمْ أَرَكَ تَصُومُ شَهْرًا مِنَ الشُّهُورِ مَا تَصُومُ مِنْ شَعْبَانَ . قَالَ “ ذَلِكَ شَهْرٌ يَغْفُلُ النَّاسُ عَنْهُ بَيْنَ رَجَبٍ وَرَمَضَانَ وَهُوَ شَهْرٌ تُرْفَعُ فِيهِ الأَعْمَالُ إِلَى رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ فَأُحِبُّ أَنْ يُرْفَعَ عَمَلِي وَأَنَا صَائِمٌ ”
Usamah bin Zaid (Radia-Allahu ‘anhu) said: “I said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, I do not see you fasting any month as much as Sha’ban.’ He said: ‘That is a month to which people do not pay much attention, between Rajab and Ramadan. It is a month in which the deeds are taken up to the Lord of the worlds, and I like that my deeds be taken up when I am fasting.“‘ [An-Nasaa’i]
Because the month of Sha’ban falls between the month of Rajab (which is a sacred month) and the month of Ramadan (which is a great month of fasting), people are occupied with these two months and neglect Sha’ban. Read the rest of this entry