Ramadhan Essential

Islamic Months – Merits and Precepts

An ebook “Islamic Months – Merits and Precepts” by Justice Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani can be downloaded from here.

The objective of the book is to explain what one should or should not do in a particular month or date with reference to the orignal sources of Shariah.

 

Fidyah

The following are few of the important matters regarding the Fidyah.

Laylatul Qadr [Night of Power]

“We indeed revealed this (message) in the Night of Power.”

And what will explain to you what the Night of Power is?

The Night of Power” is better than a thousand months.

Last ten days of Ramadan

The Practice of the Prophet Sall Allaahu`alayhi wa sallam During The Last Ten Nights of Ramadhaan

‘Aa’ishah, radhiallaahu ‘anha, reported: “When the last ten days of Ramadhaan came, the Prophet sall Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam would stay up all night, wake his family and gird his loins”. [Al-Bukhaari & Muslim]. In the book of Imaam Muslim the narration read: “He strove hard and girded his loins”. Imaam Ibn Hajar, rahimahullaah, said: “His staying all night was in worship and acts of obedience, and the reason he woke his family was for them to pray the optional night prayers, and girding his loins referred to him abstaining from sleeping with his wives”.