In today’s Khatirah, Shaykh Dr Yasir Qadhi delivers an exceptional reminder about Surah Yasin. It is known as “The Heart of the Qur’an” as the Prophet(SAW) said! The Prophet(SAW) also reminded us that Surah Yasin should be recited over the dead.

One of the main themes found in Surah Yasin is The Importance of Time. Allah (SWT) says: “Exalted is He who created all pairs – from what the earth grows and from themselves and from that which they do not know. And a sign for them is the night. We remove from it [the light of] day, so they are [left] in darkness.And the sun runs [on course] toward its stopping point. That is the determination of the Exalted in Might, the Knowing.” {36:36-38}

Of the signs of Allah’s power, is the night and the day. The day is stripped away so that the night comes, and we are left in darkness. Even the sun rotates in a pre-ordained orbit, showing the power of Allah (SWT).

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The 27th Night Of Ramadan. It is one of the strongest candidates for Laylatul Qadr. Anything one does on Laylatul Qadr is equivalent to more than 1000 months. It is without a doubt an opportunity one must take full advantage of.

A month ago, AlMaghrib Institute launched a new da’wah project, Faith IQ. I myself have been answering some of the top questions asked about Ramadan. We plan to keep Faith IQ running throughout the entire year and to continue releasing one video every single day.

On this blessed 27th night of Ramadan, I am calling you to be a part of this great cause that will help Muslims all around the globe. Donating to this project will ensure the release of a video every single day of the year and will keep it completely FREE.

Donate and support this project: https://www.launchgood.com/project/faith_iq#/


In today’s Khatirah, Shaykh Dr Yasir Qadhi delivers an important reminder about Verse 63, from Surah Al-Furqan. “And the servants of the Most Merciful are those who walk upon the earth easily, and when the ignorant address them [harshly], they say [words of] peace,” {25:63}

The believers are peaceful. Indeed they are successful, those who are humble in their prayers, and those who turn away from vain talk. Turning away from such actions are key characteristic of the righteous and the believers. Their tongues do not get involved in that which will bring harm or in that which is of no use to them.

The Prophet(SAW) said: “Whoever guarantees me two things, I guarantee him paradise”

*Find out in the Full Khatirah!*
Link: https://youtu.be/ACqQdhhYzNs

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During these last days of Ramadan, let’s finalize the project of a school for refugee and orphan children in Kashmir.

The picture shows a fully-built READ Foundation school in the vicinity of the one we are raising funds for. It is an example of what READ can do. It is a fully-functional, state of the art, self-financed school that caters to 400 children.
I have seen first-hand how effective READ Foundation is in building and managing over 250 schools in the region.

Our project (the one I am raising funds for) is for a new school, in the Basnara region, that will cater primary for refugee and orphans who have fled violence and are living in extremely desperate circumstances.

Alhamduillah, through your generous support, we have managed to raise enough funds to build a basic school, but we are now raising funds to make it a state-of-the art facility that will, amongst other things, generate its own water and electricity (so that there will be no need to pay bills) and have advanced classrooms.

Please give whatever you are able, and if you are giving zakat, there is an option when you donate to mark it as ‘zakat’, in which case it will be used for the orphans.

https://www.launchgood.com/project/read_foundations_school_for_needy__orphan_children#/

A 17 year old girl, Sr. Nabra, was brutally attacked and fatally beaten to death with a baseball bat after leaving ADAMS Center (one of the most prominent masjids in America) and having suhoor with her friends at a local restaurant.

May Allah have mercy on her, and give sabr to her family! The perpetrator has been caught.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/briannasacks/a-muslim-teen-was-kidnapped-and-murdered-outside-a-virginia?utm_term=.uaxWMrZrq#.awGEwBrBO

I’m also just hearing of the brutal attack outside Finsbury Masjid in London.

May Allah keep us all safe! Such tragic news from both sides of the Atlantic (and of course the tragedies of other lands such as Kashmir, the Philippines, Burma, Syria, etc., continue…).

A Muslim Teen Was Kidnapped And Murdered Outside A Virginia Mosque

A man has been charged with murder after police found the body believed to be a 17-year-old who went missing after leaving a mosque with friends this weekend.


Q: When do make up my fasts & when should I pay the fidyah or kaffarah?

Allah (SWT) never tests a soul with more than what it can handle. Missing days of fasting can very well happen for legitimate reasons such as being ill or being an elderly person. When should one make up these missed fasts from Ramadan? Also, when should this person pay the fidyah?

We are in the final nights of Ramadan, please support this project by donating to Faith IQ here:

https://www.launchgood.com/project/faith_iq#/


In today’s Khatirah, Shaykh Dr Yasir Qadhi delivers a valuable reminder about The Neglected Prayer, Tahajjud. Allah(SWT) says in the Qur’an: “And from [part of] the night, pray with it as additional [worship] for you; it is expected that your Lord will resurrect you to a praised station.”
{Surah Al Isra, Verse 79}

Do we know the actual concept/importance of Tahajjud and Qiyaam Al Layl? Even the Prophet(SAW) was encouraged to pray Tahajjud as the second revelation of the Qur’an came down!

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I am so out of touch with the world of sports that I had no idea of the much-anticipated cricket match today until multiple people came up to me before taraweeh prayers yesterday begging that I make a special du’a in witr prayer for their team to win!!

Needless to say, no such du’a was made. 😀

In any case, since my parents are from Pakistan and my wife is Indian, regardless of who wins, I will be able to claim victory 😬😎.

Back to what’s important: finishing my daily portion of Quran!!

#IndvsPak
#SorryToRemindYouButItWasTheBritsWhoPartionedUsAndTaughtUsCricket
#AndOurBiryanisAreIndistinguishable!!!


Q: Should I read the Qur’an in Arabic or a translation that I understand?

During this blessed month of Ramadan in which the Qur’an was revealed to our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the Qur’an plays a big a role. Reading the Qur’an in Ramadan, especially during these final nights of Ramadan is a doing everyone must engage in. Not everyone understands Arabic however. Is it permissible for a person who does not know Arabic to read a translation of the Qur’an instead of actually reading the Qur’an in Arabic?

Please donate to Faith IQ to keep these videos coming all year long.

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Shaykh Dr Yasir Qadhi delivers a crucial reminder about one of the primary pillars of Islam, Zakat. He also provides the blessings of Zakat as well as its dangers.

The word ‘Zakat’ linguistically has two meanings, to purify and to grow. Allah (SWT) has commanded us more that 70 times in the Qur’an to pay Zakat. By giving Zakat, one is not only purifying, but also growing that same wealth.

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Link: https://youtu.be/deICMZrWVaA

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Q: When is Laylatul Qadr?

We are now in the last 10 days of Ramadan. Everybody knows that these last 10 days of Ramadan are the most crucial days of Ramadan. Among these final nights is Laylatul Qadr. When is the night of power? What did the Prophet (PBUH) say about this?

Imagine walking in mountainous regions for up to two hours, only to end up in a ‘classroom’ like this. And having to do this routine for your entire childhood.

While we can’t change the route they walk, we CAN give them a better education, and try to help them with brighter prospects for their future.

These are children in Kashmir – refugees and orphans trying to make the best of a very, very terrible situation.

I’ve partnered up with READ Foundation to build a school for them, and alohamduillah we’ve raised 85% of what we need! Just a small amount left and we will have a school up and running with 18 months insha Allah (and I intend to visit and follow up on this project directly).

In these last ten nights, please be generous and give to a great cause that is a perpetual charity, and will be a source of blessings for many, many more years to come insha Allah.

Log on now and let’s raise the final amount in these most blessed of days:
https://www.launchgood.com/project/read_foundations_school_for_needy__orphan_children#/


If you’ve been watching my recent videos answering questions on Ramadan, you’ve been getting just a taste of what’s to come, insha Allah.

AlMaghrib Institute just released the First Islam Q&A Portal in Interactive Video and we aim to carry on releasing new videos every single day even beyond Ramadan.

Partner with us in this new opportunity in making Islam easy to understand and practice.

Donate here: https://www.launchgood.com/project/faith_iq#/


Q: Can I Pray Taraweeh Behind A Child?

Imagine walking into the masjid, and hearing a child reciting and leading the salah. Some people think to themselves, Is this okay? A child that is leading the prayer in front of hundreds of people.


Q: Can I follow the beautiful live broadcast of taraweeh from Makkah in my home?

There is no doubt that taraweeh at the haram in Makkah is incomparable to any other. One can say that they enjoy it more than praying at their local taraweeh. Is this permissible to do?


In today’s Khatirah, Shaykh Dr Yasir Qadhi delivers a reminder about Verse 57 & 58, from Surah Yunus. Allah (SWT) says: “O mankind, there has to come to you instruction from your Lord and healing for what is in the breasts and guidance and mercy for the believers. Say, “In the bounty of Allah and in His mercy – in that let them rejoice; it is better than what they accumulate.”
{10: 57-58} Allah has sent down the Qur’an, and it is a means of cleansing, purifying and cleaning the diseases of the heart, and a guidance to tell us from truth to falsehood, from right to wrong, and a mercy for all the believers.

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Link: https://youtu.be/w122whrUu6U

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Q: Does kissing my spouse break my fast?

The Prophet’s Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, told us that the Prophet ﷺ would kiss her while he was fasting and therefore, we know it to be permissible. However, Muslim scholars have their reservations when it comes to kissing- and it has more to do with what kissing might lead to.


Q: Why do we still commit sins in Ramadan if Shaytan is tied up?

It is a well-known fact that during the blessed month of Ramadan, the shaytans are chained. Even though most of us refrain from a lot of the sins we may commit outside Ramadan, we still sin during Ramadan. What is the reason behind this if the shaytans are supposedly tied up?

Half the month has already disappeared! How quickly does this month seem to pass.

For those who slacked off in the first half, you still have an opportunity in the latter half. For those who consistently worshiped, now is the time to raise the standard even higher. We need to be our very best and at maximum output during the last ten nights.

So pace yourselves, brothers and sisters. Increase your speed, since you need to prepare for the finish line, but save that last and most precious energy when you’re within sight of that line, and when the odd nights begin.

May Allah bless us to be vigilant in worship on Laylat al-Qadr!!!


Q: 8 or 20 for Taraweeh?

As far as Muslim controversies go, 8 vs. 20 raka’ahs for Taraweeh has to be one of the most unnecessary.

We all agree that Taraweeh – the additional prayers after Isha during the month of Ramadan – is optional. Taraweeh is a nafl salah, and like all optional acts of worship, you are not sinful if you don’t do it. Can we then, as a community, justify creating trouble for each other if some pray more Taraweeh, or less?

The biggest problem with the 8 vs. 20 is that this problem even exists.


In today’s Khatirah, Shaykh Dr Yasir Qadhi delivers a reminder about Verse 51, from Surah At-Tawba. Allah (SWT) says: “Say, “Never will we be struck except by what Allah has decreed for us; He is our protector.” And upon Allah let the believers rely.” This verse talks about the reality of the relationship between the servant and the creator. It also talks about the very essential, Quranic concept of Tawakkul, of putting one’s trust in Allah(SWT), including the primary benefit of Tawakkul.

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Link: https://youtu.be/0oqATnjdnho

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Q: Can I use toothpaste and mouthwash while I’m fasting?

Using toothpaste and mouthwash while you are fasting has always been a dilemma for a lot of people. Many people want to use mouthwash or toothpaste to keep their mouth fresh while they are fasting. Is it permissible to do so? And if so, what precautions must be taken?

This is a current classroom that students in the refugee village of Basnara in Kashmir are using to study in.

This is Grade 7. Cardboard walls with tin roofs supported by beams that are near-collapsing. No protection from rain or wind. Broken chairs. Old textbooks that are tearing from the seams and held together by tape.

Let’s change their lives. Almost all of these children are refugees. 1 out of 10 is an orphan. Together, we can give them hope for a brighter future insha Allah.

It’s not even half of the month of Ramadan, and we’ve raised half of the amount needed by the blessings of Allah.

WE ARE ON TARGET, BUT WE NEED TO CONTINUE!!

Give your sadaqa or zakat today:

https://www.launchgood.com/project/read_foundations_school_for_needy__orphan_children#/

PS. It is my intention to visit this school after it is built as well, and give you all an update on its progress.

TRAVEL TO ANDALUS, AUG 2017, WITH SH. YASIR QADHI

These are the final few days of registration for our post-Ramadan Andalusia trip, Aug 4-12, 2017.

Keep the Ramadan spirit strong by traveling to one of the most historic sites in the world, and learning about the glory of Islamic Spain.

Daily lectures, salat in congregation, guided tours, great company, and of course the opportunity to interact with Sh. Yasir Qadhi during the trip. What more could you want?!

Only a handful of seats left. Register ASAP to secure them.

For further information, and to register, log on to:
http://www.darelsalam.com/spain-historical-tour-yq/

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