Monthly Archives: May 2017

Ayatollah Sistani: Things that make a fast void

Things which make a Fast void There are nine acts which invalidate fast: Eating and drinking Sexual intercourse Masturbation (Istimna) which means self abuse, resulting in ejaculation Ascribing false things to Almighty Allah, or his Prophet or to the successors of the Holy Prophet Swallowing thick dust Immersing one’s complete …

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Ayatollah Sistani: What is Makrooh whilst fasting?

Certain things are Makrooh for a person observing fast, some of them are mentioned below: Using eye-drops and applying Surma if its taste or smell reaches the throat. Performing an act, which causes weakness, like blood-letting (extracting the blood from the body) or going for hot bath. Inhaling a snuff …

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An overview of Fasting by Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi

The Tradition of Fasting Fasting during the month of Ramadhan is one of the pillars of Islamic teachings. Almighty Allah says: “O you who believe! Fasting has been prescribed for you as it had been prescribed for those (communities) who came before you. So that you may guard yourself (against …

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Q&A: The fast of a traveller

In the month of Ramadan, one should not keep fast during any travel in which one’s duty is to offer qasr prayer and should keep fast during travels in which one should offer full (four-rak`ah) prayers, like when they intend to stay at a place for 10 days or if …

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Muslim Community in Myanmar thank AIM

“Whatever you spend of good is to be for parents and relatives and orphans and the needy and the traveller. And whatever you do of good – indeed, Allah is Knowing of it.” – The holy Quran (2:215) In March 2017, AIM launched a fundraiser for the community in Myanmar, …

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Announcement for the beginning of Ramadan 1438

In His Name, the Most High Congratulations to the Muslim world on the advent of the holy month of Ramadan. There have been verified sightings of the new crescent on the night of Friday 26th May 2017 in the Middle East and in other parts of the world, and although …

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Shaykh Mansour Leghaei: The Benefits of Fasting

1) Physical Healing It is quoted from the Prophet of Islam to have said: “Fast, you’ll be healthy”. An Egyptian pyramid inscription in 3800B.C also reads: “Humans live on one-quarter of what they eat; on the three-quarters live their doctor!” The three fathers of Western Medicine; (Hippocrates, Galen & Paracelsus) …

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A Silent Cry: The Shia of Bahrain

While the world continues to remain distracted, there are people in Bahrain silently screaming. The world repeatedly turns a blind eye to the atrocities perpetrated by the Saudi-backed Al-Khalifa regime. Days after US President Donald Trump highlighted their relation with Bahrain was set to improve, the Bahraini Government carried out …

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Nine acts that invalidate the fast

Nine acts invalidate the fast according to Ayatollah Khamenei   Eating and drinking Sexual intercourse To masturbate; To attribute to Allah, the Holy Prophet SAW, or infallible Imams a thing which is not true; To let thick dust to reach the throat; To immerse the whole head under the water; …

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Shaykh Mansour Leghaei: Ramadhan Awareness (Part 1)

Definition of Ramadhan Ramadhan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is the month during which Muslims observe fasting from morning twilight (Fajr Prayer) to the evening twilight (Maghreb Prayer). The term Ramadhan is literally driven from al-Ramd which means ‘burning heat of the sun’.[1] It is believed …

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Q&A: Ways to Establish the New Lunar Month

Are the beginning and end of Ramadan determined through sighting the crescent or by means of the calendar, even if Sha‘bān was not thirty days?   A: Deciding the beginning of any lunar month is possible through one of the following methods: sighting the new moon by the mukallaf himself; …

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Organisations write to Mayor of London to reject Al-Quds Day ban

AIM amongst other organisations taking part in the annual Al-Qud’s Day rally in London have written to the city’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan, asking him to resist efforts by pro-Zionist groups to have the march banned. The letter writing campaign from the ‘North London Friends of Israel’ and ‘We Believe in …

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