Worldwide impacts of Coronavirus / Zakah - A solution to poverty / Alas! A growing trend of missing fasts / Those for whom angels make Du’a for mercy / Significant Events of Ramadan-ul-Mubarak at a Glance

The outbreak of coronavirus is certainly a tragedy which has affected hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. It spread across the globe like a wildfire, claiming many lives and rocking global economy. Coronavirus has had significant social, moral, political and economic effects on the societies. Its devastating impacts have extended to almost all sectors and wreaked havoc on many industries such as tourism, education, construction, transportation, automobile, oil and gas, etc. This pandemic has posed a serious challenge to health and medical facilities of both developed and underdeveloped countries; even the financial and political stability have come at stake. It has shaken up business on a massive scale, plunging market and business activities to the lowest level. It is really one of the most difficult times the world has ever witnessed. However, being a Muslim, we should never lose hope, and should patiently face all difficulties with the intention to earn reward. The Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has stated: Whatever grief, trouble, sorrow, distress, hurt and pain befalls a Muslim, even if a thorn pricks his foot, Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ forgives his sins because of it. (Sahih Bukhari, vol. 4, pp. 3, Hadees 5641)

Another Hadees states: ‘On the Day of Judgement, when Sawab will be given to troubled people, the people who live with peace and safety will wish, “If only their skins had been cut with scissors in the world’. (Sunan-ut-Tirmizi, vol. 4, pp. 180, Hadees 2410)

Let’s have a look at some specific impacts of Coronavirus.

Poverty

Lockdown is no less than a disaster for even a single country, but due to this pandemic, the whole world had to go through it. It is as if the world became static all of a sudden which caused an instant break to economy. People of all classes have suffered its affects irrespective of whether they are businessmen, salaried employees or daily wagers. This has given rise to poverty, and especially affected the lower class of the society. We should collectively overcome this problem by feeling the pain of the needy around us and helping them financially to our last extent.

Lack of food supplies

Production of staple crops such as wheat, rice, and vegetables has been affected as well, disrupting the global food trade system and pushing the world into another crisis of food shortage. Underdeveloped countries are the worst hit areas where people were already battling poverty and hunger. Apart from poor food supplies, markets and warehouses are running out of stock due to an avoidable issue. Masses are active enough to store as much food as they can, making others’ life miserable. It is a serious global issue, so each individual should consider it their responsibility to avoid hoarding and purchase only as much food as required. They should stay away from greed and also provide food to people who cannot actually afford it.

Pharmaceutical shortage

The coronavirus pandemic has alarmingly led to the shortages of surgical masks, surgical gloves, sanitizers, several essential medicines, other medical products, and even raw materials for many key drugs, such as antibiotics. Moreover, people have also faced shortage of a large number of pharmaceuticals used for chemotherapy, neurological diseases, and psychological and psychiatric disorders.

Education

At first, Coronavirus not only attacked people, but it also attacked and invaded the education system, leading to the temporary closures of schools, colleges and universities worldwide. The efforts made to provide students with quality education online could not produce the desired results, especially in developing countries due to lack of resources. However, students are advised to have courage and leave no stone unturned to cover this educational loss.

Some positive impacts of Coronavirus

Surprisingly, Coronavirus has also had some really positive impacts on the society. People have learnt the significance of giving time to their family in this era of technology. They have learnt to live a simple life, have simple food, survive in limited resources, help and support each other, avoid wasting time roaming around outside, adopt cleanliness, remain patient in difficult situations, and follow rules and regulations. They have also learnt to live with unity despite having differences of opinions in many matters. In short, Coronavirus has brought people closer and forced them to form an exemplary society. Most importantly, people have turned to Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and His Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. They have started practising Islam practically, as all the aforementioned positive impacts are not new to us; these are actually the Islamic teachings which we had failed to follow since decades.

 

Coronavirus will leave such marks on human history that the generations to come will always remember the deadly tragedy. Nobody knows how long we will face the aftershocks of this pandemic. However, it has proved that all technological advancement in this scientific era is simply worthless in front of a virus which cannot even be seen with an unaided eye! Coronavirus has reminded humankind that despite having apparent power, he actually has no power at all. He cannot even blink his eye without the will of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. Only Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ is All-Powerful. May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ protect us from the disastrous impacts of Coronavirus, by the blessings of this holy month of Ramadan.

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What leads to poverty?

Poverty claims approximately over one million lives every year in the world because it has a massive impact on the life of the poor. 50% suicides are committed due to economic hardships and extreme destitution. Poverty is a complex phenomenon and an outcome of financial inequality which results in the lack of basic human needs. Out of many, one major element of global poverty is the accumulation of wealth in few hands for long periods. In the current system, money generally flows only in one direction, from bottom to top. Wealthy people have great power to make more money as compared to poor ones. On the other hand, unfortunately, this money never leaves their bank accounts. Thus, like a monopoly, they keep withholding this money from society, forcing the most vulnerable people into poverty, homelessness, and starvation. Trillions of dollars are saved in banks, unused, whereas millions die from hunger. This grim scenario is no less than an act of modern cruelty and widespread apathy towards underprivileged humans.

Islamic ideology and the purpose of Zakah

Zakah is the third pillar of Islam. The Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has stated: The foundation of Islam is on five: To testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and Muhammad (صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم) is His Rasool; to offer Salah; to pay Zakah; to perform Hajj; and to observe the Siyam [fasts] of Ramadan. (Sahih Bukhari, vol. 1, pp. 14, Hadees 8)

The basic ideology of Islam is that Allah Almighty is the real Owner of the wealth of the entire world. Islam has introduced and established the system of Zakah for the financial assistance of the destitute and the needy, and hence, it eradicates poverty. Zakah has been made Fard for Muslims which clearly shows that charity holds a greatly significant place in Islam.

The literal meaning of Zakah is ‘Taharah [purity]’, and ‘increment and blessing’. Since, in reality, Zakah becomes the cause of Taharah, increment and blessing for the remaining wealth [although it may not be apparent], it is called Zakah. (Durr-e-Mukhtar, Rad-dul-Muhtar, Kitab-uz-Zakah, vol. 3, pp. 203; summarised)

It provides financial security to the poor and ensures capital circulation in the society. This is a core benefit of Zakah that a Muslim contributes in the circulation of money in the society by paying it. So, Zakah is a form of charity that ensures that money does not accumulate only in the hands of the rich, but circulates in the whole economy, especially supporting the needy in a society. If one class of a society keeps on accumulating all the money and does not let others gain its benefits, it will obviously result in worsening the situation and triggering a threat for peaceful regions too. Zakah is a solution to it as it maintains financial balance in a society.

Benefits of Zakah

Zakah has many religious, moral, and social benefits. Some of them are as follows:

٭   Paying Zakah is a means of completion of Iman as the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: The completion of your Islam is that you pay Zakah of your wealth. (Attargheeb Wattarheeb, Kitab-us-Sadaqaat, vol. 1, pp. 301, Hadees 12)

٭   The mercy of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ descends upon the one who pays Zakah. It is stated in Surah Al-A’raf:

وَ رَحْمَتِیْ وَ سِعَتْ كُلَّ شَیْءٍؕ-فَسَاَكْتُبُهَا لِلَّذِیْنَ یَتَّقُوْنَ وَ یُؤْتُوْنَ الزَّكٰوةَ

And My Mercy encompasses all things, so I shall soon decree favours for those who fear and pay Zakat

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 9, Surah Al-A’raaf, Ayah 156)

٭   Taqwa is attained by giving Zakah.

٭   One brings smile on the face of his poor Muslim fellows.

٭   It makes the Islamic society a single family in which the rich class does not ignore the poor class.

٭   It is an excellent expression of Islamic brotherhood. The Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: Indeed, a Mu’min is like a building for a Mu’min; one strengthens the other. (Sahih Bukhari, Kitab-us-Salah, vol. 1, pp. 181, Hadees 481)

٭   It serves as a bridge to enter the Paradise.

٭   It prevents financial crimes such as robbery, corruption, etc.

٭   It is a source of salvation from the intense heat of the Day of Resurrection.

٭   It purifies and increases wealth. The Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: Give Zakah of your wealth as it is the one that purifies; it will purify you. (Al-Musnad Imam Ahmad Bin Hanbal, vol. 4, pp. 274, Hadees 12397)

Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has stated:

وَ مَاۤ اَنْفَقْتُمْ مِّنْ شَیْءٍ فَهُوَ یُخْلِفُهٗۚ-وَ هُوَ خَیْرُ الرّٰزِقِیْنَ(۳۹)

And whatever you spend in the path of Allah, He will give more in return. And He is The Best Provider.

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 22, Surah Saba, Ayah 39)

٭   Charity erases sins as water extinguishes fire.

Attention Required!

In fact, poverty amongst Muslims should not even exist because Islam strongly persuades us to help others and encourages philanthropy. We have wonderful examples in the history of ‘Muslim world’ that the rich would try to find the poor for paying Zakah, but they would hardly find one. Islam has created this institution to combat poverty, but the question arises as to why there is poverty despite this perfect system. If millions of Muslims pay Zakah, the huge amount can help many to manage for food, clothing and shelter. Unfortunately, there seems to be a neglecting attitude of Muslims towards this important pillar of Islam. Remember, not paying Zakah after it becomes Fard is a major sin! The significance of Zakah can be noticed by the fact that its commandment is mentioned with Salah in the Glorious Quran 32 times as stated:

وَ اَقِیْمُوا الصَّلٰوةَ وَ اٰتُوا الزَّكٰوةَ

And keep Salah (obligatory prayer) established and pay Zakah (obligatory charity).

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 1, Surah Al-Baqarah, Ayah 43)

It is mandatory for the Muslims who meet certain conditions to pay Zakah but regretfully, a large number of Muslims do not pay attention to it today. So, there is a crying need for motivating people to fulfil this religious obligation.

Effective role of Zakah

Zakah is an act of worship for which one receives reward from Allah Almighty. Zakah can be given to the following: (1) Faqeer (2) Miskeen (3) ‘Aamil (4) Riqaab (5) Ghaarim (6) Fee-Sabeelillah [فِیْ سَبِيْلِ الله] (7) Ibn Sabeel [اِبْن اَلسَبِيْل] (i.e. traveller). (Al-Fatawa Al-Hindiyyah, Kitab-uz-Zakah, vol. 1, pp. 187)

Zakah can eradicate poverty which in turn will obviously help in eradicating corruption, social injustice, human trafficking, and many other crimes. Most importantly, it protects the honour and dignity of a human being. In the present scenario, when Coronavirus has badly affected the world economy, many of our Muslim fellows need financial help to survive. If Zakah is paid properly, meeting all the requirements of Shari’ah, it is very definite that soon Muslims will successfully combat poverty. However, to witness the effectiveness of paying Zakah in the society, it is immensely important that our Zakah reaches the right person. So, there is a dire need that Muslims across the globe come forward for fulfilling this obligation of Zakah and ensure paying full Zakah wholeheartedly, ascertaining that their money reach the bottom, the most deserving souls, through a proper distribution system.

For learning more about Zakah and its rulings, please read the book ‘Blessings of Zakah’ published by Maktaba-tul-Madinah. It is also available online on Dawat-e-Islami’s website: www.dawateislami.net.

   

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Fasting is Fard for every individual who meets certain conditions. It is stated in the Holy Quran:

یٰۤاَیُّهَا الَّذِیْنَ اٰمَنُوْا كُتِبَ عَلَیْكُمُ الصِّیَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِیْنَ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُوْنَۙ(۱۸۳)

O believers! Fasting has been made obligatory upon you,
like it was made obligatory upon those before you, that you may attain piety.

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 2, Surah Al-Baqarah, Ayah 183)

Fasting is the fourth pillar of Islam, linked with true faith in Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. Fasting is not meant to tire oneself as some people might think, but to train oneself for having patience as the one who fasts refrains from physical desires, even the lawful ones.

The Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: There is Zakah (charity) for everything, and the Zakah of your body is fasting; and fasting is half of patience. (Sunan Ibn Majah, pp. 347, vol. 2, Hadees 1745)

Fasting is a shield from Hellfire. The Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has stated: As any one of you has a shield for protection during war, likewise, fast is also your shield from Hell, and three fasts every month are the best fasts. (Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, pp. 301, vol. 3, Hadees 2125)

Fasting in Ramadan compensates for sins as stated in a blessed Hadees: If anyone fasts in Ramadan, realising its limits and avoiding what should be avoided, this will compensate for all his previous sins. (Al-Ihsan Bit-tarteeb Sahih Ibn Hibban, pp. 183, vol. 5, Hadees 3424)

Despite great excellence and virtues of fasting in Ramadan, it is sadly being observed that people have started missing fasts habitually, displeasing Allah Almighty. Alas! This trend is growing every year. The youth is indulged in this bad habit comparatively more than the elderly. Some people show great religious zeal and fast enthusiastically, fulfilling all the requirements, in the initial days of Ramadan but then start missing fasts. The same trend has been observed previously for Taraweeh Salah as well that people offer it enthusiastically in the first few days of Ramadan only. The number of such people is growing each year.

Remember! Fasting is Fard in the complete month of Ramadan, not only in the initial days. Missing a single fast of Ramadan without Shar’i permission is Haraam which leads to Hell. Moreover, one must offer complete 20 Rak’aat Taraweeh Salah for the whole month of Ramadan as it is Sunnah Mu’akkadah. It should be kept in mind that heedlessness can lead to Hell, having dire consequences! A part of Hadees 7455 of Musnad Imam Ahmad states: ‘May the person who finds Ramadan but is not forgiven before it departs be disgraced!’

Dear Islamic brothers! It is an undeniable fact that success can never be achieved by displeasing Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. We must obey the commandments of Allah Almighty if we want to be successful in this life as well as the afterlife. Today we are alive, so we can perform good deeds but once we meet death, we will not be having this precious opportunity. Let’s repent of all the previous sins we have committed, especially the sin of missing fasts. Let’s make a firm intention that we will never miss a single fast of this blessed month without a Shar’i reason. Moreover, to carry out an act of worship properly, it is necessary to acquire its knowledge first. ‘Blessings of Ramadan’, a publication of Maktaba-tul-Madinah, is really a remarkable book in this regard where you will find a treasure of knowledge present in a simplified way for readers to understand easily.

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There are some fortunate bondmen of Allah Almighty who perform such deeds by virtue of which angels make Du’a for mercy and forgiveness for them. A few blessed Ahadees have been mentioned below. In these blessed Ahadees, such deeds have been mentioned which when a person performs, angles make Du’a for mercy for him.

Waiting for Salah

The Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: If someone amongst you sits in order to wait for Salah, it is as though he is in Salah; as long as he is in the state of Wudu, angels keep making Du’a for him [in these words]: O Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ! Forgive him, O Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ! Have mercy on him. (Muslim, pp. 261, Hadees 1511)

Those who join (Jama’at) in the front row

The Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: Allah Almighty and His angels send Salat upon those who join the front rows. Allah Almighty does not like any other step more than the step which a person takes to join the row [of congregational Salah].  (Abu Dawood, vol. 1, pp. 227, Hadees 543

Hakeem-ul-Ummah Mufti Ahmad Yar Khan Na’eemi رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه has said: i.e. angels make Du’a for mercy for the Salah-offering Muslims who stand in the front row and Allah Almighty shows them mercy. It has been learnt that Allah Almighty likes the steps which are taken for going to a good place. Fortunate are those who go to Haramayn Sharifayn with these feet. (Mirat-ul-Manajeeh, vol. 2, pp. 186)

Those who recite Salat

The Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: The one who sends Salat upon me, angels keep making Du’a for mercy for him as long as he keeps sending Salat [upon me]. Now it is up to the person whether he recites less or more. (Ibn-e-Majah, vol. 1, pp. 490, Hadees 907)

Serving fast-observing person with Iftar

The Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said, ‘The person who serves a fast-observing person with Iftar with Halal food or water, angels make Du’a for mercy for him during the moments of Ramadan, and (Sayyiduna) Jibraeel Ameen عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام makes Du’a for mercy for him in Layla-tul-Qadr.’ (Mu’jam Kabeer, vol. 6, pp. 261, Hadees 6162)

Visiting an ill person

Sayyiduna Ali رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ has narrated that he heard the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم saying: The Muslim who goes to inquire after an ill Muslim in the morning, seventy thousand angels keep making Du’a for mercy for him until the evening, and if he visits an ill person in the evening, seventy thousand angels keep making Du’a for mercy for him until the morning, and there will be a garden for him in Paradise. (Tirmizi, vol. 2, pp. 290, Hadees 971)

Leaving for gaining Islamic knowledge

The Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: Whoever leaves for gaining knowledge in the morning for pleasing Allah Almighty, Allah Almighty opens a door of Paradise for him and angels spread their wings for him and the angels of heavens and fishes in the ocean make Du’a for mercy for him. (Shu’ab-ul-Iman, vol. 2, pp. 263, Hadees 1699)

Fulfilling need of Muslim

The Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: The one who goes to fulfil the need of his Muslim brother, Allah Almighty shows him mercy through [His] seventy-five thousand angels and angels make Du’a for him. (Makarim-ul-Akhlaq, pp. 237, Hadees 92)

Meeting Muslim brother

Sayyiduna Abu Razayn رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ has stated that the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said to him, ‘Do you know when someone leaves his home for meeting a Muslim brother, seventy-thousand angels make this Du’a for him: ‘O Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ! He has established relations for Your sake, you too establish relations with him.’ So, if you can do this, you must do it.’ (Shu’ab-ul-Iman, vol. 6, pp. 492, Hadees 9024)

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Blessed day of the birth of Ghaus-e-Pak رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه (1st Ramadan-ul-Mubarak)

Sayyiduna Shaykh Abdul Qaadir Jilani رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه was born on 1st Ramadan-ul-Mubarak 471 AH. He is a Hasani, Husayni Sayyid and is positioned at the rank of Ghausiyat. He is an Abid and Zahid (a worshipper and an ascetic), a Wali-e-Kamil (among highest ranks of friends of Allah), and 17th spiritual guide of the Qaadiriyyah Razawiyyah spiritual chain. (For further information, read Monthly magazine, Faizan-e-Madinah, Rabi-ul-Aakhir, 1438, 1439, 1440, 1441 AH editions).

Urs of Fatimah-tuz-Zahra رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ عَنْهَا (3rd Ramadan-ul-Mubarak)

The daughter of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, Sayyidatuna Fatimah-tuz-Zahra رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ عَنْهَا, passed away on 3rd Ramadan-ul-Mubarak, 11 AH in Madina-tul-Munawwarah. She was married to Sayyiduna Ali رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ. She is the mother of Hasnayn-e-Karimayn and chief of the women of Paradise. (For further information, read the Monthly magazine, Faizan-e-Madinah, Ramadan-ul-Mubarak 1438, 1439, 1440 AH editions).

Urs of Khadija-tul-Kubra رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ عَنْهَا (10th Ramadan-ul-Mubarak)

Sayyidatuna Khadija-tul-Kubra رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ عَنْهَا, the blessed wife of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, passed away in Makkah-tul-Mukarramah on 10th Ramadan-ul-Mubarak, in the 10th year of the declaration of Nubuwwah, and was buried in Jannat-ul-Mu’alla. (For further information, read the Monthly magazine Faizan-e-Madinah, Ramadan-ul-Mubarak 1438 AH edition).

Blessed day of the birth of Imam Hasan رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ (15th Ramadan-ul-Mubarak)

Sayyiduna Imam Hasan رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ was born on 15th Ramadan-ul-Mubarak, 3 AH in Madina-tul-Munawwarah. He is the son of Sayyidatuna Fatimah and Sayyiduna Ali رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُما, the grandson of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, and the chief of the youth of Paradise. (For further information, read the Monthly magazine Faizan-e-Madinah, Ramadan-ul-Mubarak 1438, 1441 AH editions).

Urs of the Martyrs of Badr (17th Ramadan-ul-Mubarak)

The first war between believers and non-believers was fought at the site of Badr on 17th Ramadan-ul-Mubarak 2 AH. During this war, 14 companions (6 Muhajir and 8 Ansaar) embraced martyrdom, 70 unbelivers were killed, and 70 were arrested. (For further information, read the Monthly magazine Faizan-e-Madinah, Ramadan-ul-Mubarak 1438, 1439 AH editions).

Urs of Sayyidatuna Aaishah Siddiqah رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ عَنْهَا (17th Ramadan-ul-Mubarak)

Umm-ul-Mu’mineen, Sayyidatuna Aaishah Siddiqah رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ عَنْهَا passed away on 17th Ramadan-ul-Mubarak 57 or 58 AH in Madina-tul-Munawwarah. She is the daughter of Sayyiduna Abu Bakr Siddiq رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ and the beloved wife of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. She is a scholar, a pious, an ascetic, a virtuous and a chaste woman. She is also a Muhaddisah (a narrator of Hadees), a Fiqihah (an Islamic jurist), and Mujtahidah (a religious scholar recognized as competent to interpret, derive, and frame religious laws, rules, etc). (For further information, read the Monthly magazine, Faizan-e-Madinah, Ramadan-ul-Mubarak 1438, 1439 AH editions).

Urs of Sayyiduna Ali کَرَّمَ اللّٰە وجہَەُ الکریم (21st Ramadan-ul-Mubarak)

The fourth caliph, Ameer-ul-Mu’mineen Sayyiduna Ali کَرَّمَ اللّٰە وجہَەُ الکریم, embraced martyrdom on 21st Ramadan-ul-Mubarak 40 AH. He is the cousin and husband of the Prophet's daughter. He is the first among children who embraced Islam. (For further information, read the Monthly magazine, Faizan-e-Madinah, Ramadan-ul-Mubarak 1438, 1439, and 1440 AH editions).

Urs of Ruqayyah Bint-e-Rasoolullah (Ramadan-ul-Mubarak 2 AH)

Sayyidatuna Ruqayyah رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ عَنْهَا, the daughter of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, passed away in Ramadan-ul-Mubarak 2 AH in Madinah. She was married to Sayyiduna Usman-e-Ghani رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ, the third caliph. (For further information, read the Monthly magazine, Faizan-e-Madinah, Ramadan-ul-Mubarak 1438 AH edition).

The Conquest of Makkah (Ramadan-ul-Mubarak 8 AH)

Makka-tul-Mukarramah was conquered in Ramadan-ul-Mubarak 8 AH. The Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم cleared the blessed Ka’ba from idols and offered prayer inside the Holy Ka’ba. (For further information, read Monthly magazine Faizan-e-Madinah, Ramadan-ul-Mubarak 1438 AH edition).

May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ shower His mercy on all of them and forgive us for their sake without any accountability.  اٰمِیْن بِجَاہِ النَّبِیِّ الْاَمِیْن صلَّی اللہ علیہ واٰلہٖ وسلَّم

Significant Events of Ramadan-ul-Mubarak at a Glance

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