The blessed month of Ramadan has arrived! RAMADAN MUBARAK!
Zaytuna has confirmed the reliability of new crescent moon sightings in the San Diego area by several trustworthy witnesses [Saturday, Sept. 23rd after sunset]. We have also received other unconfirmed reports from San Diego, Dallas, and other parts of Texas. We will begin the Tarawih prayer tonight and the first day of the fast tomorrow [Sunday] insha'Allah.Ramadan Mubarak and Ramadan Kareem to all of my brothers and sisters in the world! May Allah Ta'ala grant each and every one of us the purest intentions and the greatest tawfiq and taysir in doing such actions which will please Him the most in this blessed month.
As we all know, there have been some controversies in regards to moon sighting versus the new 'fatwa' on calculations.
To sight or not to sight, that is the question. What's YOUR opinion on moonsighting? take the poll (on the right side of the link's web page)
Ramadaan mubarak to all.
May Allah grant us all the strength to complete this month and may the blessings of Allah be with us all during this holy month and throughout the year
May all your good deeds and duas be accepted
And may our sins be forgiven – AameenI take this as time to ask for forgiveness for any thing I have said and/or done to offend anyone intentionally or not, so I ask for your forgiveness. May Allah Ta'ala show mercy upon you and your family during this blessed month and every month to come.
May Allah Subbhanahu Wa Taa'Laa accept our fasting, accep our do'aas, bless us with patience and have mercy on us all. Ameen
May Allah accept it from all of us and make our Ramadan a source of benefit, enrichment, and closenes to Allah, Most High.
May Allah accept our fasting, accept our tears, forgive our sins, and extend our years. May this blessed month be a source of mercy, guidance, unity, and peace that permeates throughout the world. Ameen.
Please remember us in your du'aas during this amazing month of Ramadan!
ps Also, in preparation for the month of Ramadan, I would recommend listening to the lessons on the fiqh of Ramadan from Mufti Abdurrahman ibn Yusuf
pps Since using the siwaak or toothbrush (minus the paste!) is mustahab while fasting, please check the following link out for the benefits (and scientific proofs) for using the siwaak (aka: the "Arabic toothbrush" ;))