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at-Tirmidhī, Ibn Mājah and Ibn Khuzaymah narrated in one report:

“When the first night of the month of Ramaḍān comes, the devils and rebellious Jinn are chained up and the gates of Hell are closed, and not one gate of it is opened. The gates of Paradise are opened and not one gate of it is closed. And a caller cries out:

يا باغي الخير أقبل ، ويا باغي الشر أقصر ، ولله عتقاء من النار وذلك كل ليلة

‘O seeker of good, proceed (come forth!!); O seeker of evil, desist. And Allāh has those whom He redeems from the Fire, and that happens every night.”
 [صحيح الجامع ٧٥٩ ، وحسنه الألباني]

From Abu Hurairah [رضي الله عنه] who said: The Messenger of Allaah [ﷺ] used to give good news to his Companions with the arrival of Ramadan, he would say:

«قد جاءكم شهر رمضان شهرٌ مبارك ، كتب الله عليكم صيامه ،فيه تفتح أبواب الجنة وتغلق فيه أبواب الجحيم ، وتغل فيه الشياطين ، فيه ليلةٌ خيرٌ من ألف شهر ، من حُرِمَ خيرها فقد حُرِم.»

❝Indeed the month of Ramadan has arrived, a blessed month. Allaah has prescribed fasting for you. In this month the doors of Paradise are opened and the doors of hell are closed. The devils are shackled. In Ramadan there is a night better than a thousand months, whoever is prohibited from the good in that night then indeed he has been prohibited from good.❞
[Collected By al-Mundhari In Targheeb Wa Tarheeb | Authenticated By Albaani, (1/490)]

Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali said:

❝Some of the scholars said: This hadeeth is a foundation for some people congratulating others with the month of Ramadan.

How can one not give good news to the believer with the doors of Paradise opening.

How can one not give good news to the sinful that the doors of the Hell fire have been closed.
How can one not give good news to the intelligent one with that the devils are shackled.

Where can this time period be compared to any other time.❞

 [Lata’if al-Ma’arif, (1/158)]


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Shaykh ul-Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah -Rahimullaah- said regarding the Mawlid of the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- :

‘The Salaf as-Salih did not do this even though they could have done it and there was no prevention in doing so. If the Mawlid was good or seen as beneficial the Salaf -Radi Allaahu anhum- would have had more of a right to it than us because they were the greatest in love for the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- and in respect for him, compared to us, and were more concerned for goodness.

Indeed loving him completely and respecting him is by following him -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-, obeying him and following his commands, reviving his Sunnah outwardly and inwardly and conveying what he was sent with, striving upon that with the heart, hand and tongue, as this was the way of the foremost to embrace Islaam from the Muhajireen, the Ansar and those who followed them in goodness.’

From: ‘Iqtida’ as-Siraat al-Mustaqeem’ Vol.2 p.619


Related Posts:

Various Fataawa/articles regarding celebrating the Mawlid (Prophet’s birthday)
 How can one actualise one’s love for the Messenger (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam)?

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 “I guarantee a house in Jannah for one who gives up arguing, even if he is in the right; and I guarantee a home in the middle of Jannah for one who abandons lying even if he is joking; and I guarantee a house in the highest part of Jannah for one who has good manners.”

[Abu Da’wud, 4800; also found in ‘Tahdhib al-Kamal’, 3/498; ‘Mu’jam al-Kabeer’, 7488; ‘al-Bayhaqi’, 10/249 and others – graded as Hasan by al-Albani in ‘Saheeh al-Targheeb wat-Tarheeb’, 6/3; and Ibn Baz in ‘Khashiyah Buloogh al-Maraam’, 810]

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The Prophet’s (sallallahu alayhi wa salam) Noble Manners

Ibnul Qayyim summarized the extent of the Prophet’s noble manners by saying:

“The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa salam) used to greet the children when he passed by them. Sometimes, a little girl would take him by the hand and he would allow her to lead him wherever she wanted. He (Salla Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) used to lick his fingers after eating. He (Salla Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) would be in the service of his family when at home.

Never would he become angry because of something personal. He (Salla Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) used to repair his own sandals and mend his own torn clothes. He would milk his goat himself for his own family. He would feed his own camel. He used to eat with his servants, sit in the company of the poor people, and personally take care of the needs of widows and orphans.

He would be the one to initiate the greeting when meeting people. He would respond to the humblest of invitations.

He (Salla Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) lived a very modest lifestyle, a man of soft manners, naturally kind, easy to get along with, having a pleasant smile on his face, gracefully humble, extremely generous but not wasteful. Soft-hearted and gentle in his dealings with each and every Muslim, lowering the wings of humility to the believers, bearing their companionship in such a gentle way.”

[Madaarij As-Saalikeen, 3/111-112]

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WasSalaatu WasSalaamu ‘Alaa RasooliLLAH

As salaamalaikum Wa RahmatuLLAH


Ruling on celebrating the Mawlid (Prophet’s birthday)


“The Prophet (peace be upon him) is the best of creatures and he is the teacher and advisor, yet he (peace be upon him) did not celebrate his birth.

Similarly, his Rightly-Guided Caliphs did not celebrate his birthday,

and the rest of Sahabah (may Allah be pleased with them all) who were the most knowledgeable, loved the Prophet (peace be upon him) more than anyone of us, and were the most well-informed of his Sunnah did not celebrate it.

This indicates that this celebration is Bid`ah and all kinds of Bid`ah are deviation from the right way as stated by the Hadith of the Prophet (peace be upon him):

 Every Bid‘ah is a Dalalah (deviation). 

The earliest and best three centuries of Islam passed and there was no celebration of the birthday of the Prophet (peace be upon him) during these times…”

Ref: http://www.alifta.org/Fatawa/FatawaChapters.aspx?View=Tree&NodeID=219&PageNo=1&BookID=10


Ruling on celebrating the Mawlid in Rabi‘ I as a tribute to the Prophet

The Mawlid was not celebrated by the Sahabah who loved and followed the Prophet the most

The exact date of the Prophet’s birth, holding competitions, sacrificing sheep and delivering lessons on that occasion

Attending the celebration of the Mawlid although convinced of its impermissibility

Eating meat slaughtered on the occasion of the Mawlid or other birthdays

Is celebrating the Mawlid a good Bid`ah?

Refuting the arguments of those who approve of the Mawlid





The Ruling Concerning Milâdun-Nabî

Imaam ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Ibn ‘Abdullaah Ibn Baaz (rahimahullaah)



Celebrating the Prophet’s Birthday …

Shaikh Al-Albani (rahimahullaah)



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Abu Hurairah said that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wassallam said:

‘The best fasting after Ramadhaan is the month of Allah, Muharram, and the best prayer after the obligatory prayer is prayer at night.’

[Muslim, 1163]

Don’t forget to fast on the day of Ashura (10th of Muharram) plus to fast a day before it  which is the (Taasu’a: 9th of Muharram) or after which is the (11th  of Muharram) to be different from the Jews.

Ibn `Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “If I remain alive till the next year, I shall also observe fast on the ninth of Muharram.

Imam An-Nawawi said commenting on this hadeeth: Some people think these words stand to mean that `he will observe Saum on the 9th of Muharram only. But this interpretation does not agree with other Ahadith. In order to oppose the Jews, he (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) resolved to observe one more Saum with that of 10th of Muharram and ordained it for the Muslims. 

Read more on this topic ”here

Whats the reward of  fasting on Ashura you may ask?

The Prophet, Peace be upon him, said:

“For fasting the day of ‘Ashura, I hope that Allah will accept it as expiation for the year that went before.” [Reported by Muslim, 1976]


“The Muhkama al-U’liyaa (The Supreme Court) of Saudi Arabia  and The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia Shaikh Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah Aal Al-Sheikh has announced that Tuesday is the tenth day of Muharram”


The day of Ashoorah will be on Tuesday the 6th of December

and the 9th  of Muharram on Monday 5th of December – 

Source taken from : here and here


So don’t lose this chance to get Ajr from Allah!

And May Allah Accept it from us Ameen!

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The Prophet, peace be upon him, said:

For fasting the day of ‘Ashura, I hope that Allah will accept it as expiation for the year that went before.” [Reported by Muslim, 1976]

Ibn ‘Abbas, may Allah be pleased with them both, said:

I never saw the Messenger of Allah, upon whom be peace, so keen to fast any day and give it priority over any other than this day, the day of ‘Ashura, and this month, meaning Ramadhan.” [Reported by al-Bukhari, 1867]

Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas,may Allah be pleased with them both, said:

When the Messenger of Allah,peace be upon him, fasted on ‘Ashura and commanded the Muslims to fast as well, they said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, it is a day that is venerated by the Jews and Christians.’ The Messenger of Allah,peace be upon him, said:

If I live to see the next year, insha’Allah, we will fast on the ninth day too.’

But it so happened that the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, passed away before the next year came.” [Reported by Muslim, 1916]

Why is it recommended to fast on this day?

It is the day on which Allah granted Prophet Musa (‘Alayhissallaam) emancipation from Pharoah and so they (the Jews) observed Sawm (Fasting) in token of their joy. On this, he (Salla Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said that Muslims have greater right to observe Sawm than the Jews , consequently, he (Salla Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) also observed Sawm on the 10th of Muharram. Then he said that if he lived the following year, he would observe Sawm on the 9th of Muharram also, so that muslims would be different from the Jews.

Many scholars are of opinion that the fasting of ‘Ashoura was obligatory in the beginning then it was abrogated by the fasting of Ramadan.

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