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The Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessings be upon him) said:

"It is not an act of piety to fast while on a journey." [Al-Bukhari]

The Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessings be upon him) said:

15 ways Ramadan special for your kids

by Sound Vision Staff writer

With barely a few weeks left, there's little time for us to prepare kids for Ramadan. Here are a couple of ideas to help make it special this year.

Hold a family meeting about Ramadan

A week before Ramadan, hold a family meeting to explain what Ramadan is, that the sighting of the moon indicates its beginning, what Muslims do and how the family's schedule will change. Also ask for suggestions of what everyone would like to do during the month. For instance, would they like to take a trip somewhere, eat a specific type of food, etc.

What Breaks Fasting

Fasting has its advantages from the point of view of health and hygiene. Islam wants a Muslim to be healthy, clean, alert, agile and energetic. "Fast to be healthy," had said the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.). And physicians today acknowledge the many benefits of fasting that ensure health and the soundness of one's body and mind. Some of these positive points have a direct influence on psychology and physique of the fasting individual.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF RAMADAN FASTING

By Shahid Athar, M.D.

This year the Islamic month of Ramadan will start on December 20th. Muslims all over the world will start this month with fasting from dawn to dusk daily for 30 days as ordained in Quran.

"O you who believe fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you so that you can learn Taqwa" (Quran 2:183)

The Arabic word Taqwa is translated in many ways including God consciousness, God fearing, piety, and self restraining. Thus we are asked to fast daily for one month from dawn to dusk and avoid food, water, sex and vulgar talk during that period.

The story of Prophet Eesaa -II

In the first part of the Story of Prophet 'Eesaa (Jesus)  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention we highlighted the most important events in his life: his miraculous birth, his childhood, the opposition of the Jewish authorities to his mission, his miracles, etc. Here we continue his story:

Prophet 'Eesaa  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention continued calling people to Almighty Allaah and laying down for them what might be called the 'Law of the Spirit.' Once, when standing on a mountain surrounded by his disciples, 'Eesaa  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention saw that those who believed in him were from among the poor, the wretched, and the downtrodden, and their number was small. Some of the miracles which 'Eesaa  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention performed had been requested by his disciples, such as their wish for a 'holy table-spread' to be sent down from heaven.

Gateways of Goodness in Ramadan-I

Allaah The Almighty Says (what means): {The month of Ramadan [is that] in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it.} [Quran 2:185]

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“Nor does he speak from [his own] inclination. It is not but a revelation revealed.” [Quran 53:3-4]
It is necessary for complete understanding of the meaning of the Sunnah to appreciate and understand the way Sunnah originates from the person of the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam. In essence, this took place in three forms or ways:Through sayings, actions, as well as his physical characters and per­sonal attributes and his approvals of others’ acts and sayings:
 

Â’ishah relates that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Allah loves that when one of you engages in any work, he should carry it out with proficiency.” The hadîth is related by al-Bayhaqî in Shu`ab al-Îmân (5080, 5081 and 5082) and authenticated by al-Albânî. This hadîth applies to all lawful endeavors. Its meaning is universal. Whenever a person shows concern for his work, others will value it more. When a chef prepares the main course, he makes it stand out from the other dishes. He takes every care in its preparation and its presentation… and it shows.

The Arabic word “Sunnah” can be literally translated as a “well-trodden path,” and may be understood to mean the customary practice of a person or group. Within an Islamic context, the Sunnah refers to the religious teaching and customary religious practice of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). With regard to the Sunnah, the Qur’an repeatedly proclaims that Muslims are to obey the Prophet Muhammad and to follow his illustrious example of behaviour and conduct. As such, the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is religiously authoritative and binding on all Muslims.