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Ramadan: a Sign of God’s Mercy and Might

In the month of Ramadan, Muslims are required to apply themselves more and increase their worship more than they do in ordinary days. In addition, Ramadan is also a more opportune season for contemplation and re-discovery of the self. Because of its deep transformative power, Ramadan
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Ramadan and Being Present with God

“Stay tenaciously in the companionship of those who call their Lord morning and evening, seeking His countenance; and let not your eyes overlook them, seeking the splendor of the worldly life. And do not obey the one whose heart We have made heedless of Our remembrance, and who has fo
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Ramadan: Insights from the Story of Joseph and his Brothers

Just like Joseph [peace be upon him], Ramadan is a month which sweeps clean our messes in the other months of the year. Did not Joseph kindheartedly acquit his brothers of their mischievous act, telling them (No blame will there be upon you today. Allah will forgive you; and He is the
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On the Mysteries of Fasting

Know that fasting is of three grades, namely, the fasting of the general public (ṣawm al-ʻumūm), the fasting of the select few (ṣawm al-khuṣūṣ), and the fasting of the elite among the select few (ṣawm khuṣūṣ al-khuṣūṣ). The fasting of the general public involves refraining from satisf
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Fasting Inner Conditions

Everyone who truly under­stands fasting and its secret knows that he who abstains from food, drink, and sexual intercourse but commits [all manner of] sins is like the person who, in performing the ablution runs his hand over one of his members thrice, thereby outwardly fulfilling the
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Spiritual Perfection [Iḥsān] in Ramadan

Ramadan offers us a rare opportunity to think about ourselves, our behaviors and finally our relation with God. The purpose of the fast is to elevate one’s spirituality and to enable him/her to attain awareness to God.
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