Fasting On The 9th of Dzulhijjah

“Mom, my teacher said I have to save for sacrificial animals. Why  do I have to sacrifice?” asked my son. “To share for those who are not able to so that they can enjoy the delicious taste of lamb meat or beef too,” I ...

Ramadan Preparation

Ramadan, the Holy Month of fasting from sunrise to sunset as practiced by millions of Muslims all over the world is likely to begin on June 28, 2014 with the sighting of the moon in the night sky. The Holy ...

Results of aMuslima’s Survey on How Sunnah Fasting Will Help You Perform Better in Life

THE RESULTS ARE IN!  aMuslima published several writings on obligatory fasting (Ramadan) and sunnah fasting such as fasting on Mondays and Thursday, fasting in the middle of the month of Hijr calendar (13th,14th,15th), or fasting as did the the Prophet Daud (AS). ...

Don’t Forget to Fast Asyura

Dear akhuwaty muslimah, please take note that 10th of Muharram is on Thursday, 14th of November 2013.  It is sunnah to fast for 2 days (either 9/10 Muharram or 10/11 Muharram)! Allah’s sacred month of Muharram is a blessed and important month. It is ...

I am so excited aren’t you? Reminder: Fasting 101

Narrated Abu Huraira Radiyallahu anhu: Allah’s Apostle said, “When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained.” (hadits narrated by Bukhari). Narrated Ibn `Umar: I ...

Fasting is Exclusive to Islam? Not True. Followers of Prior Prophets Must Abide by This Too!

Fasting (Shaum) is a great act of worship or ibadah in Islam for the Muslim and one of the “Pillars of Islam”, which we perform by neglecting our desires to please Allah Subhanahu wata’ala and hopes for Allah reward. In Islam, fasting ...

O Muslima, We Still Have Time to Gain Award of Make up Missed Days of Ramadan (Qadha Shaum)

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabaraakatuuh My dear akhuwaty muslimah, soon is Ramadan, the blessed month is coming. We are now in the middle of Rajab . Do we have made up (Qadha shaum) the fasts that we missed during last Ramadan? Fasting is one of ...