Posts Tagged ‘laylat al-qadr’

When Fasting Becomes a Chore

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When Fasting Becomes a Chore

I click lazily at yet another Ramadan article in my inbox. It would have been a good read – except that I’ve already come across quite a few articles in the same vein. An all-consuming yawn almost knocks the computer backward, and I look wearily at the clock. Sigh. Still some eight hours to go before Maghrib.

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Taking a break. We’ll be back insha’Allah.

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Taking a break. We’ll be back insha’Allah.

The last ten nights are here, and as the doors of Allah’s mercy and forgiveness are wide open, we’re preparing to take a break from our regular posting activities at IGIC. Our advice to everyone is to do the same – to spend time away from the internet, and to give as much time as possible to the worship of Allah. Make i’tikaaf if possible, for all ten nights or as many as you can. Pour your heart and soul into the coming days, into your du’aa and prayer and hope in Allah. The last ten nights are here, and Laylat al-Qadr could be any night, including tonight.

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Building Homes in Jannah

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Building Homes in Jannah

Specifically to our sisters who may not be praying or fasting at this time, don’t lose hope, for this is a matter Allah has written upon the daughters of Adam. You can still take advantage of your time. Make du’aa. Plan out your day. And keep your tongue moist with the dhikr of Allah:

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The Night of Power

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The Night of Power

With the last ten days of Ramadan upon us, it is important for us as smart, practicing Muslimahs to take advantage of the blessings that Allah has bestowed on the night of Laylatul-Qadr. The night is so important that an entire surah was dedicated to it in the Quran.

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I Wore My Best Hijab Today

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I Wore My Best Hijab Today

I wore my best hijab last night, a beautiful, shiny hijab with bright embroidery and sequins. I never wear bright scarves when I go out. I try for dull, matte colors – usually black, if I’m being honest – to match the black abayas I wear. I don’t want to look bad when I go out, but I don’t want to look particularly attractive or decorated when I’m outside my home either.

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