The virtue of fasting six days of ShawwaalWhat is the ruling on fasting six days of Shawwaal? Is it waajib (obligatory)?

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9: The virtue of fasting six days of ShawwaalWhat is the ruling on fasting six days of Shawwaal? Is it waajib (obligatory)?

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Fasting six days of Shawwaal after the obligatory fast of Ramadaan is Sunnah Mustahabbah, not waajib. It is recommended for the Muslim to fast six days of Shawwaal, and in this there is great virtue and an immense reward. Whoever fasts these six days will have recorded for him a reward as if he had fasted a whole year, as was reported in a saheeh hadeeth from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). Abu Ayyoob (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever fasts Ramadaan and follows it with six days of Shawwaal, it will be as if he fasted for a lifetime.” (Narrated by Muslim…

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 Is it better to fast on Mondays and Thursdays or on three days of each month?

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1:Which is better in fasting – fasting three days of each month or fasting on Mondays and Thursdays?

What are the ahaadeeth which have been narrated concerning these fasts? When are the three days of each month – is it the 13th, 14th and 15th of each month? What is the hadeeth?.
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If we want to discover which is better, fasting on Mondays and Thursdays or fasting three days of each month, we find that fasting on Mondays and Thursdays is better than fasting on three days of each month, because if a person fasts on Mondays and Thursdays each week, that means that he is fasting eight days each month, so he will have done both: fasted on Mondays and Thursdays and fasted three days of the month.

The three days of each month may be fasted at the beginning of the month, in the…

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Using Aromatherapy and Essential Oils to Treat Depression

For nearly 6,000 years essential oils have been used for therapeutic purposes. A number of ancient civilizations including the Chinese, Indians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans used them for cosmetics and perfumes as well as for rituals and spiritual reasons. Oils are documented by the Greek physician and botanist Pedanius Dioscorides in the first century in…

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JUZ 18 – POINTS TO PONDER (Part 1)

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The first part of this section consists of the entire Surah Al-Muminoon (Chapter of the Believers). The name is taken from the first verse: “The believers must (eventually) win…” The message of this chapter is one of hope and strength to the early Muslim community, who at the time were facing persecution at the hands of the polytheistic leaders in Makkah. The chapter starts out by describing a Muslim believer and other worthy qualities. The verses then remind the believer of the glory of Allah’s creation, the promise of reward in the Hereafter, and the pending punishment for those who disbelieve. Readers learn a bit about the lives and messages of the Prophets Noah (Nuh), Moses (Musa), and Aaron (Harun).

Surah Al Mu’minoon

  • [23: 1- 10] Do you see yourself as a ‘mu’min’? Here’s your checklist:
    • You have Khush’u (humility/ tranquility/ fear of Allah) in…

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