question about I’tikaaf

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Question   i have some question about I'tikaaf. which i have not found on web site, if u can give me plz.   i would like to DO i'TIKAAF. BUT THE QUESTION IS DO I HAVE TO SIT IN ONE PLZCE ALL THE TIME, OR I CAN DO HOME WORK? LIKE COOKING AND  ALL THAT?   SECOND IS IF I AM ALOW TO COOK THEN DO I HAVE TO MAKE ANOTHER NIYYAH FOR SITTING AGAIN, LIKE ONE TIME I HAVE DO NIYYAH THAT I AM DOING THIS I'TIKAAF. BUT IF MY WOUDHU IS … [Read more...]

sitting in Sunnat / Nafl Ihtikaaf

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Question I was hoping you that you could please shed some light on the present day procedure for sitting in Sunnat / Nafl Ihtikaaf in Musjidun Nabawie?  I mean, there are soo many thousands of people who saved up to go for Ramadaan Umrah and so many men who would love to sit for Ihtikaaf in the Sacred Mosque but surely they cannot accommodate everyone who wants to sit in Ihtikaaf in the Musjid. … [Read more...]

VIRTUES OF RAMADHAAN

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VIRTUES OF RAMADHAAN HADITH No. 1 Salmaan (RA) reports, "On the last day of Sha-baan Rasulullah (SAW) addressed us and said, '0 people there comes over you now a great month, a most blessed month in which lies a night more greater in virtue than a thousand months. It is a month in which Allah has made Fasting compulsory by day. And has made sunnah the Taraaweeh by night. … [Read more...]

RAMADHAAN RECIPES

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1. Es Teler, a Malaysian iced fruit salad drink for Iftar 1 can of ripe jack fruit 1 can of young coconut meat in coconut juice can of longan in syrup 1 can of palm seed in heavy syrup 3 ripe avocados 1 can of coconut juice vanilla flavoring Cut jack fruit, coconut meat and palm seeds in to small pieces. Scoop avocado meat with spoon, then add all ingredients and syrup together and serve over ice. 2. Qatayef, an Egyptian sweet for … [Read more...]

AN AROMA OF TAQWA

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People try to read more and more Qur'an, offer nawafil and spend their time in dhikr during Ramadhan, a Pakistani sister said. "Allah instills in you more sabr and gratitude, and despite the difficulty of tasting, it is spent in a very happy mood." They also become conscious of things like watching television and listening to music and try to avoid it, she said.As Ramadhan nears completion, particularly during the last 10 days, people's worship … [Read more...]

RAMADHAAN TREATS

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Perhaps ironically, food is one of the most important elements of this fasting month. In Tunisia, the women prepare for Ramadhan by stocking up on groceries and cleaning their kitchens. If they need to buy any new utensils, this is the time to do it, Amer said.It is a must for suhur in Somalia, Esse, of Toronto, Canada, said. Pakistanis enjoy special dishes such as 'pheni', thin vermicelli, and "khajla," chunky pieces made from flour served in … [Read more...]