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Dua when Breaking the Fast

This dua is to be said at the time when breaking the fast. ‘Umar said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to say when breaking his fast: “Dhahaba al-zama’ wa abtalat al-‘urooq wa thabata al-ajr in sha Allah (Thirst is gone, the veins are moistened and the reward is certain if Allah wills).” Narrated by Abu Dawood, 2357 The thirst has gone, the veins have been moistened and the reward has been fixed if Allah wills. « ذَهَبَ الظَّمَأُ وَابْتَلَّتِ الْعُرُوقُ وَثَبَتَ الأَجْرُ إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ ».

Ramadan - Dates for Breaking Your Fast

Muslims around the globe have started fasting the holy month of Ramadan, and it’s a well-known tradition for Muslims to break their fast with dates. It is actually recommended to break our fast on dates”, as Prophet Mohammad (peace and blessings be upon him) used to do: “ Break your fast by eating dates , if not, do it by water as it is purifying. ” (Narrated by Ahmad). He said in another Hadith: “ The date that is from Al-`Aliyah [district in Al-Madinah] is a cure. ” (Narrated by Muslim and Ahmad.) Let’s look at the characteristics and benefits of dates. Date palm, Phoenix dactylifera L., is one of the oldest fruit trees in the world, known as the tree of life. The place of origin of the date palm is uncertain. Some claim that the date palm first originated in Babel, Iraq, while others believe that it originated in Dareen or Hoff, Saudi Arabia or Harqan, an island on the Arabian Gulf in Bahrain. The date palm is a perennial plant and is characterized by its slow growth. T

COVID-19: Saudi Suspends Taraweeh Prayer in Ramadan

Ramadan, the holy Muslim month of fasting, is expected to begin on April 23. As we await the holy month, Muslims are facing unprecedented restrictions and the prospect of worship in isolation in the shadow of the COVID–19 outbreak. Six weeks after suspending Umrah and mosque prayers, religious authorities in Saudi Arabia have announced that Taraweeh prayers during Ramadan will only be performed at home. The Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance added that the suspension of prayers at mosques would not be lifted until the end of coronavirus, Gulf News reported. “The suspension of performing the five daily prayers at mosques is more important than the suspension of Taraweeh prayers,” Al Riyadh newspaper quoted Dr. Abdul Latif Al Sheikh, Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs, as saying. “We ask Allah the Almighty to accept Taraweeh prayers whether held at mosques, or homes, which we think is better for people’s health. We ask Allah the Almighty to accept prayers f

Tips to Ease Anxiety and Stress amid the Coronavirus Outbreak

A recent poll conducted by the American Psychiatric Association found that more than one-third of Americans think the coronavirus crisis is seriously affecting their psychological health. If you are feeling anxious, depressed, and angry, it’s understandable, as reported coronavirus cases have surpassed the terrifying mark of infecting over 1.5 million people worldwide. The United States has the largest number of infected individuals and Muslims around the country are reporting higher incidences of sleeplessness nights, anxiety, and confusion, as the death toll steadily rises daily. “I haven’t been able to sleep for weeks. I am an entrepreneur and am currently out of work since the massive shutdown amid the pandemic. I am having trouble assisting my children with their digital learning, as I am desperately trying to find work to stabilize my family,” Aisha Turner, single mom of three, told us. Anxiety and stress are global crises, as mental health helplines have reported an e