[Audio] We Need a Ramadhan!

Subhanallah! Inspirational! Insha’Allah this will move you to action!

We Need A Ramadhan”

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  • Transcription by: Umm Hasna Firdous Bint Jabir

Study Materials to Prepare for Ramadan

The following list was put together by

  1. Albaseerah Newsletter 9 – Ramadaan, The Month of Blessings
  2. 2006-10-14 Ramadan 1427 = 2006 by Shaykh Muhammad Al-Maaliki
  3. 2009-09-06 Ramadhaan Questions & Answers by Shaykh Ali Al-Hudhafi
  4. 2006-09-30 Ramadhaan Part 2 by Shaykh Abdullaah al-Ghudyaan
  5. 2006-09-23 Ramadaan – The Month of Blessings by Shaykh Abdullaah Al-Ghudyaan
  6. 2005-10-15 Virtues of Fasting by Shaykh Abdul Azeez Aal-Shaykh
  7. Virtues of Fasting
  8. Ramadaan – The Month of Blessings
  9. Ramadan 1427 = 2006
  10. Guidance of Salaf in Ramadaan
  11. Ramadan 1427 = 2006
  12. 2004-10-16 Obligation of Muslims in Ramadaan by Shaykh Saalih al-Luhaydaan
  13. 2006-10-14 Ramadan 1427 = 2006 by Shaykh Muhammad Al-Maaliki
  14. 2006-09-23 Ramadaan – The Month of Blessings by Shaykh Abdullaah Al-Ghudyaan
  15. Guidance of Salaf in Ramadaan
  16. 2004-08-22 Prohibition of Difference and Iktilaafaat by Shaykh Abdullaah Al-Jarboo
  17. 2008-11-29 Building and Maintaining the Houses of Allaah by Shaykh Abdullaah Al-Jarboo
  18. 2005-05-21 Al-`Uloo (Transcendency) of Allaah by Shaykh Dr. Saalih as-Saalih
  19. 2009-09-06 Ramadhaan Questions & Answers by Shaykh Ali Al-Hudhafi

Self Assessment at the Start of Ramadhaan

Upon greeting the month of Ramadhaan an individual must return to his own self and search it for what it has sent forth concerning abiding by what Allaah has obligated and staying away from the prohibitions.

If his condition was good such that he was abiding by what Allaah ordained and abstaining from what Allaah prohibited, then he praises Allaah and shows gratitude to his Rabb (Lord) for this tawfeeq (granting him this success).

If however, he had some shortcomings (taqseer) such that he left off a waajib (obligation) or did what Allaah  prohibited him from, then he must return to Allaah in repentance. He must make tawbah (seek forgiveness from Allaah) for what he did in the past and he must abandon the sin and have firm conviction that he will not return to that sin, and he must regret what he did concerning that sin; this is if the sin was related to the rights of Allaah.

However, if the sins were related to the rights of mankind, then

  • If he is able to return the right to its owner he should do so.
  • If he is unable to, then he should seek his companion’s forgiveness so that he forgives him for the sin.
  • If it is with respect to a monetary right and he is unable to return the wealth to its owner, then he should give that wealth in sadaqah with the intention that he is doing this using the wealth of the owner (i.e. he gives sadaqah on the owner’s behalf).
  • If he had spoken about the reputation of someone by criticizing him, then he should also give in sadaqah on his behalf and supplicate for him.
Ramadhaan Q&A Session by Shaykh Abdullaah Al-Ghudyaan 30th August, 2008