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15: Fall in Love with Qiyam

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15: Fall in Love with Qiyam

If only we knew the treasures the night can hold: The peace and silence; the calm and tranquility not found during the day. Lights out, family and children asleep, a phone line which might as well be dead. If only we recognized the night as our chance to talk – uninterrupted – with our Lord. If only we understood it as our chance to draw closer to Allah. To know that He descends, subhanahu wa ta’ala, every night in the last third of the night to the nearest heaven, in a way befitting His Might and Majesty.

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14: Guard My Tongue

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14: Guard My Tongue

“Man does not utter a single word except that there is an observer nearby, ready [to record].” [50:18]

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13: Eyes & Ears

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13: Eyes & Ears

There are people whose stomachs fast from food and drink, but their eyes graze freely in a field of forbidden sights. Their ears soak in the sounds of music and other forbidden speech. These people have never tasted the true essence of fasting. O Servant of Allah… your eyes and your ears are windows to your heart, openings to your soul. O Servant of Allah, let your eyes and your ears fast from the unlawful things in the same way you abstain from food and drink…

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11: Running Out of Time?

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11: Running Out of Time?

A third of Ramadan has passed. Ten days are over… only twenty more are left. Were you able to make the most of Ramadan, or did the first third pass you by? How was your worship during the first ten days? Did you stand at night to pray? Did you leap for your salah? Did you manage to give charity, daily, even if it was small? Were you good to your parents, did you give time to your children? Did you consistently pray for the Ummah? Did you find your heart – that feeling of sincerity and devotion – while making du’aa to your Lord? How close did you grow to the Book of Allah?

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9: Careful Sleep

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9: Careful Sleep

If you’re like many of us, then you’re struggling to find balance in your life during Ramadan, and especially with regards to sleep. How do you get enough rest so you can function throughout the day? How do you avoid sleeping too much so can put in worship at night? We found the following tips helpful with regards to guarding sleep, and hope that you will, too:

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