Repentance in Ramadan is essential

Sayyidi wa sanadi Shaikh Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani (Allah preserve him and allow us to benefit from him abundantly, Amin!) said, ‘It is absolutely essential (fardh e ‘ain) that we make genuine repentance for all our sins during this month. This is to avoid being the subject of the supplication made by Sayyidna Jibrael (Allah’s […]

Post Ramadan effort: preserving the momentum

– For development and maintenance of  reverence of God (taqwa) in our post-Ramadan life sayyidi wa sanadi Shaikh Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani (Allah preserve him) said, 1.Leave sinful activities: Be strict on holding your lower (nafsani) desires. Make a firm determination. Do not yield to these sinful desires easily. These desires and Satan are our […]

Genorosity in Ramadan

The Prophet (Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him) was the most generous person, and he used to become more so (generous) particularly in the month of ramadan because Gabriel used to meet him every night of the month of ramadan till it elapsed. Allah’s Apostle used to recite the Qur’an for him. When Gabriel met […]

Increasing worship in Ramadan

Someone asked Hakim al-Umma Hadhrat Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi (may Allah have mercy on him) if performing extra worship and acts of devotion (ibadat) in Ramadan is not contrary to the generally accepted view that one should be constant and punctual in his routine worshipful acts (ibadat).  Hahdrat Hakim al-Umma replied: “Should one exceed his normal actions in worship (ibadat) in […]

Ending Ramadan with Shukur & Istigfar

Arif billah Hazrat Dr Abdul Hayy ra said; Once I led a prayer jamah. After finishing I said aloud, “Alhumdulillah“. A person from the audience enquired, “is it appropriate to be thankful on a worship filled with deficiencies?” “Yes! Indeed”, I told him. “Look at the tawfeeq from Allah SWT and thank for it. It […]


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Make a practical and doable time table for daily activities. The point to remember is that in Ramadan acts of primary form of worship are to be increased. These lead to an increasing direct relationship with Allah SWT (i.e. ta’luq ma’Allah). This must include the following: Tahajjud Salah: Easier than usual […]