Islamic Articles

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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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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The Treatise on Rights by Imam Zain Al-Abideen (as)

In the Name of Allah, the All-merciful, the All-compassionate Know – God have mercy upon you – that God has rights against you and that these encompass you in every movement through which you move, every rest through which you rest, every way-station in which you reside, every limb which …

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