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5. This Ramadan. . .Be The Master Of Your Own Intentions

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5.The truth is, as much as we would like to dedicate all of our time in the month of Ramadan to acts of worship, we all have responsibilities and commitments that don’t cease simply because Ramadan starts. That’s why turning every “mundane” action into a form of worship is the optimal way to stay engaged in worship throughout the day.

For example, cooking iftar can cut into valuable time during the day. You can be irritated that you’re “wasting” your time on cooking, or you can transform your intention. You’re now cooking to feed your fasting family:

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) said: “Whoever gives iftar to one who is fasting will have a reward like his, without that detracting from the reward of the fasting person in the slightest.”

If your intention is to please Allah through making food for the people you love, every moment you spend stirring and kneading and rolling and baking will be rewarded inshaAllah.

Ka’b ibn Ujrah reported: A man passed by the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and the companions of the Messenger of Allah saw his vigor and hard work. They said, “O Messenger of Allah, if only this were done in the path of Allah.” The Prophet said, “If he goes out striving to benefit his small children, then it is in the path of Allah. If he goes out striving to benefit his elderly parents, then it is in the path of Allah. If he is striving in order to suffice himself, then it is in the path of Allah. If he goes out to show off and boast, then it is in the path of Satan.”

Source: Mu’jam Al-Kabeer 15640

The above hadith is very comforting as many of us usually feel like we’re missing out on rewards in Ramadan because of work or school; but Alhamdulillah with intentions they can become for the sake of Allah too. 

So don’t feel bad this Ramadan if you have exams, or your work is taking up much of your time, Allah knows, and insha Allah you’re being rewarded for it.

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4. This Ramadan. . .Enjoy Your Salah.

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Waking up in the morning, have to get dressed for work/school, the kids are screaming, breakfast isn’t ready yet;
On the way to work- someone scratches your vehicle, someone wrongfully overtakes you;  At school/work – someone offends you, someone makes you angry;
Everything is just so stressful. .uurgh! You’re just looking to take your mind off things.

Allah(SWT) has given us times of respite during the day and it is Salah.

The Prophet S.A.W.S said that the “coolness of my eyes lies in salah“. {Nisa’i, Bayhaqi & Musnad Ahmad}

When you begin your prayer saying “Allahu Akbar”, you have essentially testified aloud that Allah is Greater than any of the thoughts, pending work, or worries you might have. You have made an open announcement that He, ‘azza wa jalla, is More Important than anything else at that moment. Then why let thoughts of this or that disturb your mind the moment you start your prayer.

This Ramadan, start viewing your Salah from a different angle. Stop taking it as a burden or a chore but as an escape from the chaos of this world and enjoy your time together with your Creator.

Today, as soon as you say “Allahu Akbar”, say it with the realization that Allah, in front of whom I am standing, is Bigger and More Able than anyone to solve my problems, help finish my tasks, and dispel my worries. Your prayer will take an entirely new dimension!

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3. This Ramadan. . .Make The Qur’an Your Best Friend 

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Day 3: This Ramadan….make the Qur’an your best friend

Think about it for a moment: “who is a best friend”? It is someone we really like & care about and this causes us to always keep in touch. Someone we intend to have a life-long relationship with.

The Qur’an contains the actual words of Allah (swt), the Almighty, the Majestic. It is His personal message to every one of us on how to gain success in this world and the next. No doubt, is a treasure chest of gems.  

And what better to do with such a treasure if not to make it our best friend?

This ramadan, let this be our biggest goal. Let us recite the Qur’an on a daily basis with contemplation. Let us make it a point to know the meaning of what we are reading so that we can enliven our lives with it. Let us become so close to it that it considers us it’s companion on the day of qiyamah.

“(This is) a Book (the Quran) which We have sent down to you, full of blessings that they may ponder over its Verses, and that men of understanding may remember (Q38:29)

O Allah, the Turner of hearts, make our hearts inclined to Your Qur’an and our character a living witness of it, ameen thumma ameen.

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2. Reconcile with Others. 

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Day 2: Reconcile with Others.

The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wa salam) said: “He who boycotts his brother for more than three days and dies during this period will be from the people of hellfire.” 

He (salAllahu alayhi wa salam) also said: “The doors of heaven are open every Monday and Thursday, and Allah pardons in these days every individual servant who is not a polytheist, except those who have enmity between them; Allah says: “Delay them until they reconcile with each other.” 

The worst thing you can do to your Ramadan is completely render it void because of a dispute you have with someone. It contradicts the entire essence of fasting and seeking the pardon of your Lord because it is jot befitting to request forgiveness if you’re unable to forgive others. The doors of heaven are open every Monday and Thursday on normal days which is why the Prophet(salAllahu alayhi wa salam) would fast them, but they are open the entire month of Ramadan. Imagine if everyday as your fasting, Qur’an recitation, etc. is presented the Allah this month, He responds to the angels to delay your pardon until you reconcile with your brother. 

Ramadan is the best opportunity to write that email or text message to that lost family member or friend and say “its not worth it to lose Allah’s forgiveness over this” and “I’M SORRY.” 

Even if you’ve been avoiding someone and theres an implicit, unofficial or unspoken boycott, make sure you end that today so that you don’t jeopardize your fasting Don’t do it for that person, do it for yourself and for the sake of Allah. 
Oh Allah, clear our hearts from enmity, give us the ability to forgive, and pardon us for we have wronged ourselves.(Ameen)

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1. This Could Be Your Last Ramadan. . .

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Take out your phone. Open a blank text and address it to yourself. Write the following: “(your name) has passed away. Inna lillahi wa inna illayhi raji’un. Janazah will be held at our local masjid. Please try to attend and pray for him/her maghfirah”. Now how did that make you feel? How many of such texts have we opened since last Ramadan? Take a moment and recall how many people you were together with last Ramadan who have now passed away.

If you’re reading this then it means you’re alive and have reached another Ramadan, do you realise how lucky you are? Do you know the blessing that has been bestowed upon you? Read the hadith below so you can understand;

Talha ibn ‘Ubaydallah (radhiallahu anhu) reported that two men came to the Prophet (sallallahualayhi wa sallam) who had accepted Islam at the same time. One of them used to partake in Jihad more-so than the other, and so (one day) he fought in a battle and was martyred therein. The other remained behind him for another year, and then he passed away.

Talha said, ‘I saw in my dream that I was at the door of Paradise when behold, I was with both of them (the two men). Someone came out of Paradise and allowed the man who passed away later to enter first. Then he came out again and allowed the martyred one to enter. Then he returned and said to me, ‘Go back, for your time has not come yet.’

Talha woke up and began to inform others about this and they were all surprised. This reached the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) and when they informed him of it, he said: He (sallallahualayhi wa sallam) said, ‘What are you surprised about?’ They said, ‘O Messenger of Allah! Out of them both, this one strove harder (in Jihad) then he was martyred but this other one was entered into Paradise before him.’ The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) said,

‘Did he not remain behind him for one year?’ They said, ‘Yes (he did).’ He said, ‘Did he not reach Ramadan, fast and pray with such and such number of prostrations in the year?’ They said, ‘Yes.’ The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘So the difference between them is greater than what is between the heavens and the earth .
Sahih narration from Ibn Majah (2/345, 346) and al-Albani’s ‘al-Silsilah al-Sahihah’

We have a precious opportunity in our hands, don’t take it for granted. There’s no guarantee that we’ll reach another Ramadan, there’s not even a guarantee that we’ll reach the end of this one! So let’s put in our best efforts to see that it’s our best ever Ramadan yet!

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This Ramadan. . .On Deensisters! 

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This Ramadan. . .On Deensisters! 


Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu ! 

The Deensisters are happy to announce their Upcoming Series which will be featured in Ramadan titled ‘This Ramadan…’ We were inspired by the numerous Ramadan series going on and so we decided to do ours. 

It comprises of 30 to-dos for each day with hadiths, verses and more to help us reach our goal of coming closer to Allah this ramadan. It’s going to be amazing and enlightening in shaa Allah so don’t miss it. 

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-Or simply just send in your number and we’ll add you to our whatsapp group (Females Only). 

{Bonus: Whatsapp Group Members get to receive Daily Duas from last year’s series😉}

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Be So Close to The Quran. . .

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🌙So Close To The Quran Series 

♡♡ Be so close to the Qur’an that with every turn of its page, your heart also turns.

♡♡ You undergo a change of character; and come out better. You come closer to Allah and you understand your religion more.

♡♡ Be so close to the Qur’an that not only do you consider it to be your companion in life, but it also considers *you* to be its companion both here and on Yawm al-Qiyamah (Day of Resurrection).

♡♡ Be so close to the Qur’an that whenever you open to read it, it draws you in deeply and takes you on amazing journeys through power concepts and thought-provoking dialogue, through history and the undisputed facts of the future and Hereafter; learning life lessons and learning about yourself. The journey doesn’t end until you end it (by closing the Book).

♡♡ Be so close to the Qur’an that you make it your first point of judgement and guidance when you quarrel or fall out with a relative, spouse, friend or stranger. You place it before you with the sincerity to resolve matters and follow the causes for peace.

“… If they both desire reconciliation, Allah will cause harmony between them. Indeed, Allah isever Knowing and All-Aware.” [al-Nisa: 35]

♡♡ Be so close to the Qur’an that if you happen to miss your daily portion of it, it preoccupies your mind and you are not at peace until you take your regular nourishment from it.


♡♡ Be so close to the Qur’an that just hearing the words, “O you who believe…” strikes something within your heart. You are all ears and attentive; ready to respond.

♡♡ Be so close to the Qur’an that you truly feel its blessings in your life.

♡♡ Be so close to the Qur’an that while many love listening to music and lyrical tunes, for you nothing can beat the melodious recital of your favourite Surah (chapter).

♡♡ Be so close to the Qur’an that you actually walk F E A R L E S S. In every place, at all times, and every stage of your life. Your fear is only from One Being, and He is above His Throne, `azza wa jall.

♡♡ Be so close to the Qur’an that the mere contemplation of a verse brings tears to your eyes.

♡♡ Be so close to the Qur’an that after a long and tiring day, all you want to do is make wudhu’ (ablution) and sit down with a cuppa tea in a cosy spot for some heartwarming reading and reflection.

♡♡ Be so close to the Qur’an that it becomes the first companion you turn to when you need to hear comforting words, or a shoulder to lean on in difficult times, or guidance in times of confusion. It becomes your first point of contact alongside salah (prayer) and du’a (supplication).

♡♡ Be so close to the Qur’an that its melodious verses drown away the meaningless chatter of this world and you prefer listening to it instead of listening to much of Mankind…

♡♡ Be so close to the Qur’an that you become recognised for it; in your character and the way you carry yourself through life.

♡♡ Be so close to the Qur’an that being in its company makes you feel like you are in the best company; the most serene, thought-provoking, heart-warming, and tranquil of gatherings. People think you are alone… but you are anything but alone.

♡♡ Be so close to the Qur’an that you can’t fathom the idea of dying without having memorised it. You can’t see yourself standing.in front of Allah in complete ignorance of His Book, His Verses, His Words.

♡♡ Be so close to the Qur’an that everytime you hear a verse, you stop and check yourself against it. Is it a command/

prohibition which you adhered by?

Divine advice which you’ve taken on

board? Wisdom which you’ve learnt

from? Check yourself against every verse

and be the first to benefit from it,

because you are that close.

♡♡ Be so close to the Qur’an that before

embarking on the path of knowledge, you first immerse yourself in it. You do not place any branch of ‘ilm before knowledge of the Book, and thus you spend your early learning days learning all about it.

♡♡ Be so close to the Qur’an that its verses replay melodiously in your mind…

♡♡ Be so close to the Qur’an that you can find for yourself a verse reflecting every moment of your life. You will always know what to do.

♡♡ Be so close to the Qur’an that the worldy chaos around you only increases your yearning towards secluding yourself,

reciting its verses and being in its

beautiful company.

♡♡ Be so close to the Qur’an that nothing, nothing can come in between it and you.

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