Bismillah!

Bismillah!

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Ramadan Mubarak!!

Assalamualaykum wa Rahmatullah Everyone!

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.

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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)

Yet, despite all of these new trials our ummah is being faced with...we must realize the real purpose and intent of blessed Ramadan and connect our hearts to the Qur'an and our Lord, most High. Here are some beautiful du'aas from some friends and family for the blessed month of Ramadan:

Ramadan Kariem

I wish you, your family and your loved ones a Ramadan Mubarak.
May Allah (SWT) bless you and accept all your righteous deeds during Ramadan and after.
May Allah (SWT) unite the Muslim Ummah, and help us and guide us to stand firm for what is right and keep us away from what is evil. Amin.

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 – Aameen

I 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.


Tawfiq, insha'Allah..
Please remember us in your du'aas during this amazing month of Ramadan!

Was'salaam
Shamira

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" ;))


2 comments:

  1. Ahmed9:15 AM

    Ramadan Mubarak!

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  2. Anonymous6:06 PM

    American Christians Keeping the Fast of Ramadan



    Ramadan 1427 / 2006
    To our Muslim brothers and sisters everywhere:

    All praise and thanks be to the one God whom we all worship, who has called you to worship Him after the manner of al-Islam, and us to worship Him according to the gospel of Jesus, whom both faith traditions hail as the Messiah: it is our deep wish that God strengthen you in your devotion to Him, your love of Him, and your trust in Him during this month of Ramadan, and that everything that you do for His sake may be pleasing to Him.

    We have joined you in keeping the fast of Ramadan this year, as a freewill offering to God accompanying our prayer for peace, justice, and a spirit of love to grow among the peoples of the Abrahamic religions. It is our desire that all over the world, if God so wills, Muslim, Jew and Christian can learn to stand together in brotherhood in the sight of their Creator. But we are mourning many of the deeds of our government and our people, as they continue to involve themselves in the affairs of Islamic peoples, and the lives of Muslim detainees held at United States facilities, without sufficiently caring or understanding what they are doing to the people whose lives they affect. To our sorrow, we see many American Christians trusting, supporting, and following policy-makers whose guiding principle seems to be “let us do evil, that good may come of it,” as if they did not know that our own scripture explicitly condemns it (Romans 3:8).

    Our power to make the world’s leaders humble themselves, question their own behavior, and repent, seems very small. And yet we draw hope from our certainty that we are listened to by the true Ruler of this world, who sees everything and holds all power. This month we curb our natural appetites during daylight hours to be more mindful of the One to whom we must return, the Highest, our Helper. We perceive, sadly, that many American Christians lack understanding of what it means to be a Muslim. How better to change that than for some of us to join the Muslim world in its Ramadan fast? We also hope that such self-restraint as we gain from the fast might help restore a spirit of self-restraint to American culture, in however small a way, for on our learning self-restraint now seems to depend the saving of the world from ruin.

    Advised by Jesus himself to fast privately and without open display (Matthew 6:16-18), we make ourselves available for responses to this communication but without identifying ourselves individually by name. May God comfort you, sustain you in hope, and bestow on you every blessing.


    Ramadan Fasters of Christ
    christsfasters@aol.com

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