Ramadan Prep

In addition to the above mentioned dua ask Allah for all the blessings mentioned and promised for His slaves during this month as mentioned in Quran or Hadith (sayings of our beloved Prophet, Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him). Tell Allah that I do not deserve them but I am in extreme need of […]

Relationship with Allah Post-Ramadan

Sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Mohammed Taqi Usmani (Allah preserve and protect him) said, ‘The prescription for maintaining a relationship with Allah (ta’aluq ma’Allah) after Ramadan is to include in one’s daily routine supplication (dua), being thankful for all the bounties of Allah (shukr) and excessive remembrance of Allah (dhikr). At least spare half an hour daily […]

Dowazdah tasbih in Ramadan

A seeker inquired, In Ramadan I recite the dowazdah tasbih as per my regular routine after fajar/tahajjud. Is it okay to do so? The restrictions of not doing it on a full stomach or after drinking cold water (for an hour prior) do they apply here also? Sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani (Allah […]

Ramadan: daily wird & excessive tilawet 

   A seeker inquired, If in Ramadan I change my daily schedule of recitations and dhikr to include excessive recitation of Quran e Kareem everything becomes messed up. So I usually follow my daily schedule of recitations etc and after its completion I try to read excessively from Quran. Is this okay? Sayyidi wa sanadi […]

“The Rules of Ramadan” by Mufti Muhammad Shafi Usmani (ra) – PDF available for download

The Rules of Ramadan, a translation of أحكام رمضان authored by Mufti Muhammad Shafi Usmani (ra). Translated by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Harun Abasoomar (db). In this concise booklet the Honourable Muftī Muhammad Shafi Sahib (r.a.) has outlined the very basic rules of the blessed month of Ramadān. These rules are undoubtedly very pertinent and important. […]

Welcome Ramadan

Hadhrat Ubaadah bin Saamit (Radi Allahu Anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) used to teach the Sahaabah (Radi Allahu Anhum) the following Dua at the approach of the Month of Ramadhaan: اَللَّهُمَّ سَلِّمْنِيْ لِرَمَضَانَ وَسَلِّمْ رَمَضَانَ لِيْ وَسَلِّمْهُ لِيْ مُتَقَبَّلاً Allahumma Sallimnee Liramadaana Wa Sallim Ramadaana Lee Wa Sallimhu li Mutaqabbila “O Allah! Safeguard […]

Preparing for Ramadan

Sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani (Allah preserve him) said, ‘There is going to be a downpour of Allah’s mercy (in Ramadan). Preparation is needed in advance to derive real benefit from each and every moment of Ramadan. Because an individual may start this month in a state of heedlessness (ghaflah) and (virtuous) activities […]

A Ramadan routine

Sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani (Allah preserve him) said, ‘In this month (Ramadan) the learned and lay Muslims should spare some time trying to understand from a reliable translation and exegesis (tafsir) of the blessed Quran. This is in addition to its recitation. This is because, Quran is such a (phenomenal) thing that […]