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Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ Establishing Salaah

August 18, 2015

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عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، رضى الله عنهما قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم،

مِفْتَاحُ الْجَنَّةِ الصَّلاَةُ وَمِفْتَاحُ الصَّلاَةِ الْوُضُوءُ

Hazrat Jabir bin ‘Abdullah Radiyallahu Anhu narrated:  Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said: The key to Paradise (Jannah) is Salaah, and the key to Salaah is Wudhu.

Islam is built on five pillars. After the Kalima, the next most important pillar of this structure of Deen, is Salaah. The implementation of Salaah becomes a great shield against sins and acts of disobedience. The very first A’mal (deed) concerning Huququllah (the rights of Allah), of which man will be questioned on the day of Qiyamah, will be Salaah.

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam had given a very stern warning regarding the person who abstains from performing Salaah. The Hadith mentions: “For the person who adheres to Salaah, on the Day of Resurrection, his Salaah will become a means of his Nur (light), Burhan (proof) and Najaat (salvation). And, for the person who discards it , there will be no Nur, no Burhan and no Najaat on that day. He will be (resurrected) with (evil ones like) Qaroon, Firoun, Hamaan and Ubay bin Khalaf”. [Ibn Hibban, Ahmed, Daarimi]

Hence we learn, that the one who fulfills the obligation of Salaat, will be immersed and surrounded by Noor (light) and glad tidings on the day of Qiyamah, BUT the one who discards this important pillar and foundation of Deen, will be in total darkness on that day and in the company of disbelievers.

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Be Mindful of Your Salaah

Hazrat Ali Radiyallahu Anhu narrated that  the final words of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam when departing from this world were :

الصَّلاَةَ الصَّلاَةَ اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ فِيمَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَانُكُمْ “‏”
(Sunan Abu Dawud)

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam mentioned “  الصَّلاَةَ الصَّلاَةَ” … “As-Salaat , As-Salaat” twice … be mindful of your Salaah …  be mindful of your Salaah. Many are hasty in performing the postures of their Salaah. 

Therefore, one should guard his Salaah by :

● Performing Wudhu correctly

Performing the Salaah at its prescribed time and being punctual.

● Performing the Salaah with Khushu and Khudoo (concentration and devotion) and great care should be taken not to be heedless and negligent in carrying out of the various postures (Qaumah, Ruku, Sujood, etc) of the Salaah.​ Many people ​rush through their Salaah…they barely stand up erect for Qaumah, after making Ruku’, and rush down into Sujood.

● Making a concerted effort in perfecting the Faraa’idh (compulsory actions), Sunnan (Sunnah actions), Mustahabbat (desirable acts) and Aadaab (etiquettes) of Salaah.

● Not discarding one’s Salaah during the day due to work activities, and then at night, cover up and read Qadha of all the missed Salaah of that day, at home.. Rather, one should read one’s Salaah at its prescribed times.

Salaah teaches one discipline, and if the Salaah becomes correct, then all other A’maal (deeds and actions) will automatically become correct.

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Ramadaan 1436 ~ Programmes

June 30, 2015

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AFTER FAJR Lessons From Hadith Shareef

AFTER TARAWEEH Session One | BREAK | Session Two

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• 21ST NIGHT _ Tuesday 7 July _ After Taraweeh 1 >  Searching for Lailatul Qadr | Guidelines for I’tikaaf | Zikrullah | Dua

• 21ST NIGHT _Tuesday 7 July _ After Taraweeh 2 > 40 Durood & Salaam | Etiquette of Dua | Dua

• Wednesday 8 July _ After Fajr  >  Hadith Lesson | Kindness to Women

Wednesday 8 July _ After Taraweeh 1  Brief Explanation of Selected Verses of Surah Yaseen | Qasida Burda Explanation and Naath | Dua

Wednesday 8 July _ After Taraweeh 2 40 Durood & Salaam | Isitgihfaar and Taubah | Dua

Thursday 9 July _ After Fajr >  Hadith Lesson | Importance of Salaah

• 23RD NIGHT _ Thursday 9 July _ After Taraweeh 1 >  Brief Explanation of Selected Verses of the 24th Juz of the Qur’aan | Scenes of Qiyamah 1 | Ikhlaas – Sincerity of Intention | Never Lose Hope in the Mercy Of Allah | Zikrullah | Dua

• 23RD NIGHT _ Thursday 9 July _ After Taraweeh 2 40 Durood & Salaam | Dua

• Friday 10 July _ After Fajr  >  Hadith Lesson | Virtues of Friday (Jumuah)

• Friday 10 July _ After Taraweeh  > Brief Explanation of Selected Verses of the 25th Juz of the Qur’aan | Scenes of Qiyamah 2 | Deception of Shaytaan | Explanation of the 3 Types of Nafs | Zikrullah | Dua

• Saturday 11 July _ After Fajr >  Hadith Lesson | Adhkaar (Remembrance of Allah) After Fard Salaah

• 25TH NIGHT _ Saturday 11 July _ After Taraweeh 1 >   Brief Explanation of Selected Verses of Surah Hujuraat | Social Etiquettes and Manners | Mocking Others | Harms of Gheebat (Backbiting) and Suspicion | Dua

• 25TH NIGHT _ Saturday 11 July _ After Taraweeh 240 Durood & Salaam | Dua

• Sunday 12 July _ After Fajr  >  Hadith Lesson | Tolerance | Forgive your Oppressors | Rewards For Not Taking Revenge

Sunday 12 July _ After Taraweeh  Brief Explanation of Selected Verses | The Believers will be Granted Light (Noor) on the Day of Qiyaamah | Preparation for Aakhirah | Hasten towards Good Deeds | Dua

• Monday 13 July _ After Fajr  >  Hadith Lesson | Visiting the Sick

• 27TH NIGHT _ Monday 13 July _ After Taraweeh 1 > The Azmat of the Quraan Shareef and the Azmat of the Haafidh of the Quraan | Dua

• 27TH NIGHT _ Monday 13 July _ After Taraweeh 2 > 40 Durood & Salaam | Zikrullah | Dua

• Tuesday 14 July _ After Fajr  >  Hadith Lesson | Bounties of Jannah 1

• Tuesday 14 July _ After Taraweeh >  Brief Explanation of Selected Verses of Surah Qalam | Zikrullah | Dua

• Wednesday 15 July _ After Fajr  >  Hadith Lesson | Bounties of Jannah 2

• 29TH NIGHT _ Wednesday 15 July _ After Taraweeh 1 > Steadfastness (Istiqaamat) After Ramadaam | Dua

• 29TH NIGHT _ Wednesday 15 July _ After Taraweeh 2 > 40 Durood & Salaam | Zikrullah | Dua

• Thursday 16 July _ After Fajr  >  Hadith Lesson | Spreading Salaam

• Thursday 16 July _ After Taraweeh >  40 Durood & Salaam | Zikrullah | Dua

• Friday 17 July _ After Fajr  >  Hadith Lesson | Six Fasts of Shawwal | Laylatul Jaai’za (Night of Prize Giving)

• Friday 17 July _ After Esha  >  Eid Night Majlis | Lailatul Jaa’iza | Yaseen Recitation | Zikrullah | Dua

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AFTER FAJR Lessons From Hadith Shareef

AFTER TARAWEEH Tafseer Of Selected Ayaat Read In Taraweeh

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• Tuesday 30 June _ After Fajr  >  Hadith Lesson | The Great Rewards of Wudhu

• Tuesday 30 June _ After Taraweeh   Brief Explanation of Selected Verses of Surah Bani Israeel | Explanation of Verse 13 | Man’s actions are recorded by the Angels and will be revealed to him on the Day of Qiyamah 

• Wednesday 1 July _ After Fajr  >  Hadith Lesson | The Virtues and Benefits of Using the Miswaak

• Wednesday 1 July _ After Taraweeh  >  Brief Explanation of Selected Verses of Surah Maryam and Surah Taha | The Wisdom, Qudrat and Power of Allah Ta’ala in relation to : 1) Bestowing Hazrat Zakariyya AS with a son Yahya AS, despite his old age and his wife being barren 2) Bestowing the chaste and pure Maryam AS a son, Isa AS, without the medium of a husband 3) Protecting Hazrat Moosa AS from the proud tyrant Fir’oun

• Thursday 2 July _ After Fajr  >  Hadith Lesson | Rewards for Exercising Patience upon Trials, Afflictions, Ailments

• Thursday 2 July _ After Taraweeh  >  40 Durood & Salaam | Zikrullah | Dua

• Friday 3 July _ After Fajr  >  Hadith Lesson | The Significance and Excellence of Durood Shareef

 • Friday 3_July _ Jumu’ah > Jumu’ah Lecture The Importance of Sincere Repentance (Taubatan Nasooha)

 • Friday 3 July _ After Taraweeh > Brief Explanation of Selected Verses of Surah Noor | The Slander against Sayyiddina Ayesha RA and her Vindication by Allah

• Saturday 4 July _ After Fajr  >  Hadith Lesson | Sincerity of Intention

• Saturday 4 July _ After Taraweeh >  Brief Explanation of Selected Verses | Friendship of Wicked Persons will be a Matter of Regret in the Hereafter

• Sunday 5 July _ After Fajr  >  Hadith Lesson | Some Aspects of Dua (Supplication)

• Sunday 5 July _ After Taraweeh  >  Brief Explanation of Selected Verses | Qarun’s Pride and Obsession with Wealth | The Harms of Pride, Arrogance and Conceit

• Monday 6 July _ After Fajr  >  Hadith Lesson | Having Tawakkul ( Reliance and Trust) upon Allah Ta’ala

• Tuesday 7 July _ After Fajr >  Hadith Lesson | Tahujjud Salaah

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Ramadaan Reminder ~ A Fasting Person Should Constantly Be Aware of the Object of Fasting ~ Benefits of Taqwa*

June 26, 2015

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Ramadaan Reminder ~ A Fasting Person Should Constantly Be Aware of the Object of Fasting ~ Benefits of Taqwa*

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ

O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed
upon those before you that you may become righteous
~ Surah Al-Baqarah 2:183

The purpose and aim of fasting, is acquiring Taqwa. Unfortunately, very many of us fast in the month of Ramadaan without conscientising ourselves with the aim and object of fasting. The objective of fasting is “La ‘allakum tattaqoon” …  so that you may gain Taqwa.

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A Few Benefits of Taqwa Mentioned in the Qur’aan

When a person has Taqwa, then:

1) He is most honoured in the sight of Allah.

إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِندَ اللَّهِ أَتْقَاكُمْ ۚ
Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you ~ Surah Hujuraat 49:13

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2) He becomes the Friend of Allah

وَاللَّهُ وَلِيُّ الْمُتَّقِينَ
And Allah is the friend of the righteous ~ Surah Al- Jaathiyah 45:19

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3) He gets the Ma’iyyat of Allah (proximity and closeness to Allah)

إِنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَ الَّذِينَ اتَّقَوْا
Indeed, Allah is with those who fear Him and those who are doers of good ~ Surah An Nahl 16:128

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 4) Allah Ta’ala wipes out his sins

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5) Allah Ta’ala increases his rewards

وَمَن يَتَّقِ اللَّهَ يُكَفِّرْ عَنْهُ سَيِّئَاتِهِ وَيُعْظِمْ لَهُ أَجْرًا
And whoever fears Allah – He will wipe out his sins and make great for him his reward ~ Surat At-Talaq 65:5

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6) Allah makes his matters easy for him

وَمَن يَتَّقِ اللَّهَ يَجْعَل لَّهُ مِنْ أَمْرِهِ يُسْرًا
And whoever fears Allah – He will make for him of his matter ease ~ Surah At-Talaaq 65:4

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7) Allah will make perfect his deeds.

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَقُولُوا قَوْلًا سَدِيدًا
O you who have believed, fear Allah and speak words of appropriate justice

يُصْلِحْ لَكُمْ أَعْمَالَكُمْ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ
He will [then] amend for you your deeds and forgive you your sins ~ Surah Al Ahzaab 33:71

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8) Allah will make an opening for him from all difficulties

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9) Allah will provide sustenance for him from unseen sources

وَمَن يَتَّقِ اللَّهَ يَجْعَل لَّهُ مَخْرَجًا
And whoever fears Allah – He will make for him a way out ~ Surah At Talaq 65:2

وَيَرْزُقْهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَحْتَسِبُ
And will provide for him from (unseen sources) where he does not expect ~ Surah At Talaq 65:3

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10) Allah will give him the ability to distinguish between Truth and Falsehood.

إِن تَتَّقُوا اللَّهَ يَجْعَل لَّكُمْ فُرْقَانًا
If you fear Allah, He will grant you a criterion (to distinguish between right and wrong) ~ Surah Al Anfal 8:29

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11) Allah Ta’ala will protect him from the fire of Jahannum

وَإِن مِّنكُمْ إِلَّا وَارِدُهَا ۚ كَانَ عَلَىٰ رَبِّكَ حَتْمًا مَّقْضِيًّا
And there is none of you except he will come to it. This is upon your Lord an inevitability decreed

ثُمَّ نُنَجِّي الَّذِينَ اتَّقَوا وَّنَذَرُ الظَّالِمِينَ فِيهَا جِثِيًّا
Then We will save those who feared us and leave the wrongdoers within it, on their knees ~ Surah Maryam 19:72

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12) Allah will grant him Jannah

تِلْكَ الْجَنَّةُ الَّتِي نُورِثُ مِنْ عِبَادِنَا مَن كَانَ تَقِيًّا
That is Paradise, which We give as inheritance to those of Our servants who  had Taqwa ~ Surah Maryam 19:63

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13) Allah will grant him success

وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ
And fear Allah that you may succeed ~ Surah Al Baqarah 2:189

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Ramadaan Reminder ~ The Three ‘Ashra’s of Ramadaan

June 25, 2015

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Ramadaan Reminder ~ The Three ‘Ashra’s of Ramadaan

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said :
“This is a month, the first part of which brings Allah’s Rahmah (Mercy), the middle of which brings Allah’s Maghfirah (Forgiveness), and the last part of which brings Najaat / ‘Itqun minannaar (Emancipation from the Hellfire).” ~ Bukhari

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Ramadaan Reminder ~ Restraining One’s Self

June 24, 2015

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Ramadaan Reminder ~ Restraining One’s Self

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala has commanded the fasting person to abstain from even Halaal permissible acts such as eating, drinking and having relationships with our spouses. If so much of emphasis has been placed on acts that are Halaal and permissible, then imagine those acts that are totally impermissible? Speaking lies, deceiving, backbiting, fighting, quarrelling, becoming angry, exhibiting pride and arrogance, harbouring jealousy and enmity become ‘more’ serious offences in the month of Ramadaan …

If one is able to suppress the dictates of ones Nafs by refraining from Halaal pleasures, then it becomes easy for a person to restrain himself from Haraam.

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Ramadaan Reminder ~ Awareness of Allah Ta’ala and Having Istiqaamat (Steadfastness)

June 23, 2015

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Ramadaan Reminder ~ Awareness of Allah Ta’ala and having Istiqaamat (Steadfastness) 

As the fasting person goes into the month of Ramadaan, he gradually increases in Taqwa. His awareness of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala becomes stronger. He bears in mind that Allah Ta’ala is watching him all the time. It is through this “consciousness” of Allah Ta’ala watching him, that enables him to refrain from taking just a sip of water whilst fasting, even when he is all alone and in privacy … He is conscious that Allah is watching him.

For 30 days a person is ‘conscious’ of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala watching him all the time. Through this “consciousness”, the Noor of Taqwa accumulates within himself … However, if this Istihzaar (awareness) of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala decreases in him (by him committing sins), then, this Noor decreases and can eventually all be lost…

Importance of Istiqaamat

After the month of Ramadaan, if a person feels that he has now been “freed” from some shackle, or is free like a bird out of a cage … then he has lost the essence of Ramadaan. Ramadaan is not here to shackle us. Yes, it is a training period of disciplining the Nafs by exercising patience and endurance over temporary difficulties and hardships. Infact, there is great enjoyment that one experiences when fulfilling the Hukum (command) of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala.

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Ramadaan Reminder ~ The Immense Reward for Fasting

June 21, 2015

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Ramadaan Reminder ~ The Immense Reward for Fasting

، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ ‏

“‏ كُلُّ عَمَلِ ابْنِ آدَمَ يُضَاعَفُ لَهُ الْحَسَنَةُ بِعَشْرِ أَمْثَالِهَا إِلَى سَبْعِمِائَةِ ضِعْفٍ ‏.‏ قَالَ اللَّهُ سُبْحَانَهُ إِلاَّ الصَّوْمَ فَإِنَّهُ لِي وَأَنَا أَجْزِي بِهِ‏

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (RA) mentioned that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said: “Every deed of the son of Adam is multiplied for him, between ten and seven hundred times.

Allah said: 

‘Except for fasting, for it is for Me, and I shall give the reward for it.'” 

~ (Sunan Ibn Majah)

The person who fasts in the month of Ramadaan, with Imaan (faith) and Ihtisaab (anticipating reward from Allah), is rewarded abundantly.

Why is there such an abundant reward for Fasting?

The Ulema explain that when a person does any good deed (Salaah, Zakaat, Sadaqa, Haj, Umrah etc), then he attains a fixed stipulated reward from Allah Ta’ala. However, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala does not stipulate a fixed amount of Sawaab for fasting!

Why? …  When a person performs good deeds  like Salaah, Zakaat, Haj, Umrah etc, these deeds are generally apparent to others. People can observe one performing these deeds. However, fasting is a ‘concealed and hidden form of ibaadat … Therefore in fasting there is this “additional” Ikhlaas (sincerity) in the person. The fasting person is able to focus better on doing it solely for the sake of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, as no one else observes this deed in him. Also, whilst fasting, one endures hardship on his Nafs, by refraining from even otherwise permissible things like eating etc. This Nafs-e-Ammaarah of his, is being trained to become Nafs-e-Mutma-innah by the month of Ramadaan.

Hence, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala in His ‘Immeasurable Mercy’ grants Immeasurable rewards for fasting.

In the Hadith, Allah says  :  وانا اجزي به
‘Wa ana ajzee bihi’

I Myself, will reward the fasting person …

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Ramadaan Reminder ~ Rewards of Good Deeds Multiplied in Ramadaan

June 18, 2015

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Ramadaan Reminder ~ Rewards of Good Deeds Multiplied in Ramadaan

قال : رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم
من تقرب فيه بخصلة من الخير كان كمن أدى فريضة فيما سواه ومن أدى فيه فريضة كان كمن أدّى سبعين فريضة فيما سواه

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said :

Whoever draws nearer (to Allah) by performing any of the optional good deeds (Nafl) in (this month) shall receive the same reward as performing an obligatory deed (Fard) at any other time, and whoever discharges an obligatory deed (Fard) in (this month) shall receive the reward of performing seventy obligations (70 Fard) at any other time.
~  [Ibn Khuzaymah]

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Ramadaan Reminder ~ Taming the Nafs

June 17, 2015

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Ramadaan Reminder ~ Taming the Nafs

، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم

“‏ إِذَا دَخَلَ شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ فُتِّحَتْ أَبْوَابُ السَّمَاءِ، وَغُلِّقَتْ أَبْوَابُ جَهَنَّمَ، وَسُلْسِلَتِ الشَّيَاطِينُ ‏“‏‏.‏

Hazrat Abu Hurairah, Radiyallahu Anhu narrated that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said:

“When the month of Ramadaan comes, the doors of Paradise are opened and the doors of Hellfire are closed,

and the devils are chained.”

~ [Bukhari]

The moment the month of Ramadaan enters, Allah Ta’ala opens the doors of Jannah, HE closes the doors of Jahannum, and HE fetters the Shayaateen;  thus indicating to us that HE wishes to bless this Ummah with HIS special Mercy and compassion during this blessed month.

Regarding the chaining of the Shayaateen, some Ulema are of the opinion that only the “big” Shayateen are chained and not the smaller ones. Others, however say, that all the Shayaateen are chained, but due to the fact that one has become so accustomed to following the dictates of his Nafs, egos, desires and passions the entire year, that he finds it difficult to abstain from committing sins even in the blessed month of Ramadaan.

It is therefore imperative that one makes a concerted effort in taming and controlling one’s Nafs…….

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