10 Tips to prepare for Ramadhanย 

10 Beneficial Tips to Prepare for Ramadhan ๐ŸŒ™

by Shaykh Abdul Raheem hafizahullah
1. To fast some days in the month of Sha’baan
This will get you in the system, and then fasting will become easy. The Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam used to fast in the month of Ramadhan perpetually. 

2. Sincere tawba & Istghfaar 

It cleanses the heart so the NOOR and Barakah of Ramadhan can enter the heart 

3. Pray 

We should start praying 5 times a day with Jamaat and Takbeere Ulaa 

4. Zakat 

We should calculate our Zakat and pay in Sha’baan, or you can pay it gradually throughout Ramadhan 

5. Giving Up Sins 

We should give up all our bad habits before Ramadhan starts.if we don’t, they will carry on in Ramadhan too. 

6. Have Great Terms With Close Ones 

Forgive one another, help one another, advise one another. Spring clean the heart 

7. Qaza 

If you have missed any fast from last Ramadhan, make up for them before Ramadhan starts. Also make up for any salah, kafaraa etc.. 

8. Plan Your Daily Schedule 

This will help you throughout Ramadhan 

9. Dua 

The Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam used to make this Dua:

 ุงู„ู„ู‡ู… ุณู„ู…ู†ูŠ ู„ุฑู…ุถุงู† ูˆุณู„ู… ุฑู…ุถุงู† ู„ูŠ ูˆุชุณู„ู…ูˆ ู…ู†ูŠ ู…ุชู‚ุจู„ุง

10. Social media

Minimize it, only use it for Necessity. This will help you focus to worship Allah more. 

Transcribed by Ali Qaisar from Shaykh’s ‘Preparation for Ramadhan’ lecture delivered on 07/05/17

The Morning Azkaar

So beneficial Alhamdulillah. Via Shaykh Abdul Raheem

The Morning Azkaar (Remembrance)

1- Surah Ikhlas

2- Surah Falaq

3- Surah An-Naas

(Recite These Surahs Once Each)

Recorded In Musnad Ahmad, Sunan Abu Dawud, Sunan Tirmizi and Sunan Nasaโ€™i

ุฃูŽุตู’ุจูŽุญู’ู†ูŽุง ูˆูŽุฃูŽุตู’ุจูŽุญูŽ ุงู„ู’ู…ูู„ู’ูƒู ู„ูู„ู‘ูŽู‡ู ูˆูŽ ู„ูŽุง ุฅูู„ูŽู€ูฐู‡ูŽ ุฅูู„ู‘ูŽุง ุงู„ู„ู‡ู ูˆูŽุญู’ุฏูŽู‡ู ู„ูŽุง ุดูŽุฑููŠูƒูŽ ู„ูŽู‡ูุŒ ู„ูŽู‡ู ุงู„ู’ู…ูู„ู’ูƒู ูˆูŽู„ูŽู‡ู ุงู„ู’ุญูŽู…ู’ุฏู ูˆูŽู‡ููˆูŽ ุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ูƒูู„ู‘ู ุดูŽูŠู’ุกู ู‚ูŽุฏููŠุฑูŒุŒ ุฑูŽุจู‘ู ุฃูŽุณู’ุฃูŽู„ููƒูŽ ุฎูŽูŠู’ุฑูŽ ู…ูŽุง ูููŠ ู‡ูŽุฐูŽุง ุงู„ู’ูŠูŽูˆู…ู ูˆูŽุฎูŽูŠู’ุฑูŽ ู…ูŽุง ุจูŽุนู’ุฏูŽู‡ูุŒ ูˆูŽุฃูŽุนููˆุฐู ุจููƒูŽ ู…ูู†ู’ ุดูŽุฑู‘ู ู…ูŽุง ูููŠ ู‡ูŽุฐูŽุง ุงู„ู’ูŠูŽูˆู…ู ูˆูŽุดูŽุฑู‘ู ู…ูŽุง ุจูŽุนู’ุฏูŽู‡ูุŒ ุฑูŽุจู‘ู ุฃูŽุนููˆุฐู ุจููƒูŽ ู…ูู†ูŽ ุงู„ู’ูƒูŽุณูŽู„ูุŒ ูˆูŽุณููˆุกู ุงู„ูƒูุจูŽุฑูุŒ ุฑูŽุจู‘ู ุฃูŽุนููˆุฐู ุจููƒูŽ ู…ูู†ู’ ุนูŽุฐูŽุงุจู ูููŠ ุงู„ู†ู‘ูŽุงุฑู ูˆูŽุนูŽุฐูŽุงุจู ูููŠ ุงู„ู’ู‚ูŽุจู’ุฑู

Recorded In Sahih Muslim

ุงูŽู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ูู…ู‘ูŽ ูุงุทูู€ุฑูŽ ุงู„ุณู‘ูŽู…ูŽุงูˆูŽุงุชู ูˆูŽุงู„ุฃุฑู’ุถู ุนุงู„ูู€ู…ูŽ ุงู„ุบูŽู€ูŠู’ุจู ูˆูŽุงู„ุดู‘ู€ู‡ุงุฏูŽุฉู ุฑูŽุจู‘ูŽ ูƒู€ู„ู‘ู ุดูŽู€ูŠุกู ูˆูŽู…ูŽู„ูŠู€ูƒูŽู‡ ุฃูŽุนู€ูˆุฐู ุจููƒูŽ ู…ูู† ุดูŽู€ุฑู‘ู ู†ูŽูู’ุณู€ูŠ ูˆูŽ ุดูŽู€ุฑู‘ู ุงู„ุดู‘ูŽูŠู’ู€ุทุงู†ู – ูˆูŽุดูู€ุฑู’ูƒูู‡ ุฃูŽูˆู’ ุฃูŽู‚ู’ุชูŽู€ุฑูููŽ ุนูŽู„ู€ู‰ ู†ูŽูู’ุณู€ูŠ ุฐูŽู†ู’ุจู‹ุง ุฃูŽูˆู’ ุฃูŽุฌูู€ุฑู‘ูŽู‡ู ุฅูู„ู€ู‰ ู…ูุณู’ู€ู„ูู…

Recorded in Musnad Ahmad and the addition at the end is found in Sunan Tirmizi and Musnad Ahmad

ุงูŽู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ูู…ู‘ูŽ ุฃูŽู†ู’ุชูŽ ุฑูŽุจู‘ููŠ ู„ูŽุง ุฅูู„ูŽู€ูฐู‡ูŽ ุฅูู„ู‘ูŽุง ุฃูŽู†ู’ุชูŽุŒ ุฎูŽู„ูŽู‚ู’ุชูŽู†ููŠ ูˆูŽุฃูŽู†ูŽุง ุนูŽุจู’ุฏููƒูŽุŒ ูˆูŽุฃูŽู†ูŽุง ุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ุนูŽู‡ู’ุฏููƒูŽ ูˆูŽูˆูŽุนู’ุฏููƒูŽ ู…ูŽุง ุงุณู’ุชูŽุทูŽุนู’ุชูุŒ ุฃูŽุนููˆุฐู ุจููƒูŽ ู…ูู†ู’ ุดูŽุฑู‘ู ู…ูŽุง ุตูŽู†ูŽุนู’ุชูุŒ ุฃูŽุจููˆุกู ู„ูŽูƒูŽ ุจูู†ูุนู’ู…ูŽุชููƒูŽ ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู‘ูŽุŒ ูˆูŽุฃูŽุจููˆุกู ุจูุฐูŽู†ู’ุจููŠ ููŽุงุบู’ููุฑู’ ู„ููŠ ููŽุฅูู†ู‘ูŽู‡ู ู„ูŽุง ูŠูŽุบู’ููุฑู ุงู„ุฐู‘ูู†ููˆุจูŽ ุฅูู„ู‘ูŽุง ุฃูŽู†ู’ุชูŽ

Recorded In Sahih Bukhari 

ุจูุณู’ู…ู ุงู„ู„ู‡ู ุงู„ู‘ูŽุฐููŠ ู„ูŽุง ูŠูŽุถูุฑู‘ู ู…ูŽุนูŽ ุงุณู’ู…ูู‡ู ุดูŽูŠู’ุกูŒ ูููŠ ุงู„ู’ุฃูŽุฑู’ุถู ูˆูŽู„ูŽุง ูููŠ ุงู„ุณู‘ูŽู…ูŽุงุกู ูˆูŽู‡ููˆูŽ ุงู„ุณู‘ูŽู…ููŠุนู ุงู„ู’ุนูŽู„ููŠู…ู

(Recite This Once)

Recorded In Musnad Ahmad and Sunan Tirmizi

ุงูŽู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ูู…ู‘ูŽ ุฅูู†ู‘ููŠ ุฃูŽุณู’ุฃูŽู„ููƒูŽ ุงู„ู’ุนูŽุงูููŠูŽุฉูŽ ูููŠ ุงู„ุฏู‘ูู†ู’ูŠูŽุง ูˆูŽุงู„ู’ุขุฎูุฑูŽุฉูุŒ ุงูŽู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ูู…ู‘ูŽ ุฅูู†ู‘ููŠ ุฃูŽุณู’ุฃูŽู„ููƒูŽ ุงู„ู’ุนูŽูู’ูˆูŽ ูˆูŽุงู„ู’ุนูŽุงูููŠูŽุฉูŽ ูููŠ ุฏููŠู†ููŠ ูˆูŽุฏูู†ู’ูŠูŽุงูŠูŽ ูˆูŽุฃูŽู‡ู’ู„ููŠุŒ ูˆูŽู…ูŽุงู„ููŠุŒ ุงูŽู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ูู…ู‘ูŽ ุงุณู’ุชูุฑู’ ุนูŽูˆู’ุฑูŽุงุชููŠุŒ ุงูŽู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ูู…ู‘ูŽ ุงุญู’ููŽุธู’ู†ููŠ ู…ูู†ู’ ุจูŽูŠู’ู†ู ูŠูŽุฏูŽูŠู‘ูŽุŒ ูˆูŽู…ูู†ู’ ุฎูŽู„ู’ูููŠุŒ ูˆูŽุนูŽู†ู’ ูŠูŽู…ููŠู†ููŠุŒ ูˆูŽุนูŽู†ู’ ุดูู…ูŽุงู„ููŠุŒ ูˆูŽู…ูู†ู’ ููŽูˆู’ู‚ููŠุŒ ูˆูŽุฃูŽุนููˆุฐู ุจูุนูŽุธูŽู…ูŽุชููƒูŽ ุฃูŽู†ู’ ุฃูุบู’ุชูŽุงู„ูŽ ู…ูู†ู’ ุชูŽุญู’ุชููŠ

Recorded In Sunan Abu Dawud and Musnad Ahmad

ุฑูŽุถููŠุชู ุจูุงู„ู„ู‡ู ุฑูŽุจู‘ู‹ุงุŒ ูˆูŽุจูุงู„ู’ุฅูุณู’ู„ูŽุงู…ู ุฏููŠู†ุงู‹ุŒ ูˆูŽุจูู…ูุญูŽู…ู‘ูŽุฏู ุตูŽู„ู‘ูŽู‰ ุงู„ู„ู‡ู ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ูˆูŽุณูŽู„ู‘ูŽู…ูŽ ู†ูŽุจููŠู‘ู‹ุง

Recorded In Musnad Ahmad and Sunan Abu Dawud

ูŠูŽุง ุญูŽูŠู‘ู ูŠูŽุง ู‚ูŽูŠู‘ููˆู…ู ุจูุฑูŽุญู’ู…ูŽุชููƒูŽ ุฃูŽุณู’ุชูŽุบููŠุซู ุฃูŽุตู’ู„ูุญู’ ู„ููŠ ุดูŽุฃู’ู†ููŠ ูƒูู„ู‘ูŽู‡ู ูˆูŽู„ูŽุง ุชูŽูƒูู„ู’ู†ููŠ ุฅูู„ูŽู‰ ู†ูŽูู’ุณููŠ ุทูŽุฑู’ููŽุฉูŽ ุนูŽูŠู’ู†ู

Recorded In Sunan Nasaโ€™i

ุงูŽู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ูู…ู‘ูŽ ุจููƒูŽ ุฃูŽุตู’ุจูŽุญู’ู†ูŽุงุŒ ูˆูŽุจููƒูŽ ุฃูŽู…ู’ุณูŽูŠู’ู†ูŽุงุŒ ูˆูŽุจููƒูŽ ู†ูŽุญู’ูŠูŽุงุŒ ูˆูŽุจููƒูŽ ู†ูŽู…ูู€ูˆู’ุชู ูˆูŽุฅูู„ูŽูŠู’ูƒูŽ ุงู„ู†ู‘ูุดููˆุฑู

Recorded In Musnad Ahmed, Sunan Abu Dawud and Sunan Tirmizi 

ุฃูŽุตู’ุจูŽุญู’ู†ูŽุง ุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ููุทู’ุฑูŽุฉู ุงู„ู’ุฅูุณู’ู„ูŽุงู…ู ูˆูŽุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ูƒูŽู„ูู…ูŽุฉู ุงู„ู’ุฅูุฎู’ู„ูŽุงุตูุŒ ูˆูŽุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ุฏููŠู†ู ู†ูŽุจููŠู‘ูู†ูŽุง ู…ูุญูŽู…ู‘ูŽุฏูุŒ ูˆูŽุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ู…ูู„ู‘ูŽุฉู ุฃูŽุจููŠู†ูŽุง ุฅูุจู’ุฑูŽุงู‡ููŠู…ูŽุŒ ุญูŽู†ููŠููŽุง ูˆูŽู…ูŽุง ูƒูŽุงู†ูŽ ู…ูู†ูŽ ุงู„ู’ู…ูุดู’ุฑููƒููŠู†ูŽ

Recorded In Musnad Ahmad and Sunan Daarimi

ุณูุจู’ุญูŽุงู†ูŽ ุงู„ู„ู‡ู ูˆูŽุจูุญูŽู…ู’ุฏูู‡ู: ุนูŽุฏูŽุฏูŽ ุฎูŽู„ู’ู‚ูู‡ูุŒ ูˆูŽุฑูุถูŽุง ู†ูŽูู’ุณูู‡ูุŒ ูˆูŽุฒูู†ูŽุฉูŽ ุนูŽุฑู’ุดูู‡ู ูˆูŽู…ูุฏูŽุงุฏูŽ ูƒูŽู„ูู…ูŽุงุชูู‡ู

(Recite this Three Times)

Recorded In Sahih Muslim

ู„ูŽุง ุฅูู„ูŽู€ูฐู‡ูŽ ุฅูู„ู‘ูŽุง ุงู„ู„ู‡ู ูˆูŽุญู’ุฏูŽู‡ู ู„ูŽุง ุดูŽุฑููŠูƒูŽ ู„ูŽู‡ูุŒ ู„ูŽู‡ู ุงู„ู’ู…ูู„ู’ูƒู ูˆูŽู„ูŽู‡ู ุงู„ู’ุญูŽู…ู’ุฏูุŒ ูˆูŽู‡ููˆูŽ ุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ูƒูู„ู‘ู ุดูŽูŠู’ุกู ู‚ูŽุฏููŠุฑูŒ

(Recite This Ten Times)

Recorded By Ibn Hibban In His Sahih

ุณูุจู’ุญูŽุงู†ูŽ ุงู„ู„ู‡ู ูˆูŽุจูุญูŽู…ู’ุฏูู‡

(Recite This One Hundred Times)

Recorded In Sahih Muslim

The Evil Eyeย 

New car? Take a selfie. Put it on social media. 

Child’s birthday? Take a slefie. Put it on social media. 

New job? Take a selfie. Put it on social media. 

Nice meal? Take a selfie. Put it on social media. 

Got married? Take a selfie. Put it on social media. 

Performed Hajj/Umrah? Take a selfie. Put it on social media. 

New look? Take a selfie. Put it on social media. All done? 

Then we wonder why things go terribly wrong. 

Allah Almighty says ‘And from the evil of the envier when he envies’. (113:5)
The Messenger ุตู„ู‰ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุนู„ูŠู‡ ูˆุขู„ู‡ ูˆุตุญุจู‡ ูˆุณู„ู… said ‘the evil eye is real’. (Hadeeth)
A private life, is a safe life. But it’s difficult to kill the ego and desire, and not share half of our lives with half the world. 
May Allah Almighty protect us all from the evil eye
Moulana Khalid Docrat

Performing Salah with new ยฃ5 inside the pocket

โ€‹Q: What is the fiqhi ruling with regards to performing Salah with the new ยฃ5 note inside the pocket? 


Answer provided by mufti Ahmed Peerbhai of Leicester, UK.

ุจุณู… ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุงู„ุฑุญู…ู† ุงู„ุฑุญูŠู…

In relation to praying แนขalฤh whilst having polymer bank notes in oneโ€™s pocket, the following points are to be considered.

1) Polymer bank notes are widely used by many countries throughout the world due to their durability and strength. Polymer is a substance which has a molecular structure and it is made of many other molecules all strung together. So basically, a polymer is made up of a great variety of substances, not just one substance.

2) One of the many substances which are at some point used to produce a polymer bank note is tallow. Bank notes use stearic acid which is derived from tallow sourced from beef fat. Obviously the fat is not used in its raw form. Rather, it goes through various processes and chemical reactions which completely change its original molecular structure. In Fiqh terminology this is known as โ€œInqilฤb al-สฟaynโ€ or โ€œTabdฤซl al-mฤhiyaโ€.

3) Therefore, if one was to offer แนขalฤh whilst having such notes in oneโ€™s pocket, the แนขalฤh will be valid as the notes are considered to be ritually pure based on the fact that โ€œInqilฤb al-สฟaynโ€ has occurred.

4) Even if the fat was to be used in its raw form and โ€œInqilฤb al-สฟaynโ€ is noteffectuated, แนขalฤh would still be valid. This is because:

a) The amount of beef tallow used in a single note is so miniscule and insignificant that the validity of the prayer is not compromised at all. For the beef tallow to invalidate the prayer, the amount must be that of a Dirham which is approximately 3g as calculated in Awzฤn al-Sharฤซสฟah. The weight of a polymer five pound note is 0.7g.

The total weight of 0.7g is inclusive of all the substances and materials used in the production of the note. The actual amount of tallow is vanishingly small; almost non-existent.

b) The note is kept in the pocket and the pocket is considered to be an inner lining of the cloth. The ruling is that if the inner layer is impure but the outer layer is pure then แนขalฤh will still be valid[i].

c) One of the many processes in the production of a polymer banknote involves melting the polypropylene. The ruling in relation to this is that, if impurity is burned to a degree where the moisture no longer remains then that impurity will no longer contaminate anything[ii]. Hence, the note will not become contaminated.

d) Intestine, bladder and stomach lining from a sheep (for example) which has not been slaughtered in accordance with the rules of Sharฤซสฟah, are impure. However, if they are cleansed and corrected then แนขalฤh is permissible with items which have been derived from them[iii]. As explained above, stearic acid is a derivative of beef tallow. Considering that such derivates do not invalidate the prayer, the polymer bank note will also not invalidate the prayer.

And Allฤh Knows Best.

Checked by Sufi Tฤhir แนขahib (Blackburn)

[i] ูˆูŽูููŠ ุงู„ู’ููŽุชูŽุงูˆูŽู‰ ุฅุฐูŽุง ุซูŽู†ูŽู‰ ุซูŽูˆู’ุจูŽู‡ู ูˆูŽุงู„ู’ุฃูŽุนู’ู„ูŽู‰ ุทูŽุงู‡ูุฑูŒ ุฏููˆู†ูŽ ุงู„ู’ุฃูŽุณู’ููŽู„ู ูŠูŽุฌููˆุฒู (ุงู„ูุชุงูˆูŠ ุงู„ู‡ู†ุฏูŠุฉ)

[ii] ุฅุฐูŽุง ุณูŽุนูŽู‘ุฑูŽุชู’ ุงู„ู’ู…ูŽุฑู’ุฃูŽุฉู ุงู„ุชูŽู‘ู†ูู‘ูˆุฑูŽ ุซูู…ูŽู‘ ู…ูŽุณูŽุญูŽุชู’ู‡ู ุจูุฎูุฑู’ู‚ูŽุฉู ู…ูุจู’ุชูŽู„ูŽู‘ุฉู ู†ูŽุฌูุณูŽุฉู ุซูู…ูŽู‘ ุฎูŽุจูŽุฒูŽุชู’ ูููŠู‡ู ููŽุฅูู†ู’ ูƒูŽุงู†ูŽุชู’ ุญูŽุฑูŽุงุฑูŽุฉู ุงู„ู†ูŽู‘ุงุฑู ุฃูŽูƒูŽู„ูŽุชู’ ุจูŽู„ูŽู‘ุฉูŽ ุงู„ู’ู…ูŽุงุกู ู‚ูŽุจู’ู„ูŽ ุฅู„ู’ุตูŽุงู‚ู ุงู„ู’ุฎูุจู’ุฒู ุจูุงู„ุชูŽู‘ู†ูู‘ูˆุฑู ู„ูŽุง ูŠูŽุชูŽู†ูŽุฌูŽู‘ุณู ุงู„ู’ุฎูุจู’ุฒู

[iii] ุฅุฐูŽุง ุฃูŽุตู’ู„ูŽุญูŽ ุฃูŽู…ู’ุนูŽุงุกูŽ ุดูŽุงุฉู ู…ูŽูŠูู‘ุชูŽุฉู ููŽุตูŽู„ูŽู‘ู‰ ูˆูŽู‡ููŠูŽ ู…ุนู‡ ุฌูŽุงุฒูŽุชู’ ุตูŽู„ูŽุงุชูู‡ู ู„ูุฃูŽู†ูŽู‘ู‡ู ูŠูุชูŽู‘ุฎูŽุฐู ู…ู†ู‡ุง ุงู„ู’ุฃูŽูˆู’ุชูŽุงุฑู ูˆู‡ูˆ ูƒูŽุงู„ุฏูู‘ุจูŽุงุบู ูˆูŽูƒูŽุฐูŽู„ููƒูŽ ุงู„ู’ุนูŽู‚ูุจู ูˆูŽุงู„ู’ุนูŽุตูŽุจู ูƒุฐุง ู„ูˆ ุฏูŽุจูŽุบูŽ ุงู„ู’ู…ูŽุซูŽุงู†ูŽุฉูŽ ููŽุฌูุนูู„ูŽ ููŠู‡ุง ู„ูŽุจูŽู†ูŒ ุฌูŽุงุฒูŽ ูˆูŽู„ูŽุง ูŠูŽูู’ุณูุฏู ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ุจูŽู†ู ูˆูŽูƒูŽุฐูŽู„ููƒูŽ ุงู„ู’ูƒูŽุฑูุดู ุฅู†ู’ ูƒุงู† ูŠูŽู‚ู’ุฏูุฑู ุนู„ู‰ ุงุตู„ุงุญู‡. (ุงู„ุจุญุฑ ุงู„ุฑุงุฆู‚)

Ruling on Binary Options Trading

โ€‹Q: What is the ruing on Binary options trading?


ุงู„ุฌูˆุงุจ ุญุงู…ุฏุง ูˆู…ุตู„ูŠุง ูˆู…ู†ู‡ ุงู„ุตุฏู‚ ูˆุงู„ุตูˆุงุจ

A:  Please see the following link:


Binary options (all-or-nothing options) are simply another form of call or put options and are not sanctioned in Islam.



And Allah knows best.

Mufti Mohammed Zubair Butt

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