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It is reported that on the first night of Ramadân, ‘Umar – Allâh be pleased with him – would pray Maghrib, then say (to the people):

Sit down. Then he would give a small address: Verily the fasting of this month has been made a duty upon you, and standing in night prayer has not been made a duty upon you, but those amongst you who can stand in prayer should do so, for it is from the extra good deeds about which Allâh told us: so whoever cannot stand in prayer, let him sleep on his bed.
And beware of saying: I will fast if so and so fasts and I will stand in night prayer if so and so stands in prayer. Whoever fasts or stands in night prayer, he must make this for Allâh. And you should know that you are in prayer as long as you…

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image In accordance with the hadeeth of the Messenger of Allaah ﷺ: _

“Fast when you see the crescent. If it is obscured to you, then complete thirty days of Sha’baan. And break your fast when you see the crescent. If it is obscured to you then fast thirty days.”

[transmitted by al-Bukhaaree and Muslim]. _

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The Month of Rajab..

قال أبو بكر البلخي:  مثل شهر رجب كالريح ، ومثل شعبان مثل الغيم ، ومثل رمضان مثل المطر ، ومن لم يزرع ويغرس في رجب ، ولم يسق في شعبان فكيف يريد أن يحصد في رمضان 

Abu Bakr al-Balkhi said: “The Month of Rajab is like wind, the Month of Shabaan is like clouds, and the Month of Ramadan is like the rain. Whoever doesn’t plant and sow in Rajab and doesn’t irrigate in Shabaan how are you going to expect plants in Ramadan? “

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Ibn Rajab:

How can a believer not shed tears at the departure of Ramadhaan, when he doesn’t even know whether he’ll be alive for its return or not?

[Lataaif p. 217]

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Extremely comprehensive yet potent with much benefit, this Ebook offers a synopsis of essential matters surrounding the ‘Eid prayer which every Muslim who wishes to align himself to the Sunnah of Muhammad (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) should be familiar with.
This treatise was written by Shaykh ‘Abdul Qaadir Ibn Muhammad al-Junyad (حفظهالله) and was translated by Abu Afnaan Muhammad ‘Abdullah (حفظهالله) with the explicit permission and approval of the Shaykh.

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~ The Chapter Headings ~

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I. The Legislative Validity of The ‘Eid Prayer
II. Making Ghusl For The ‘Eid
III. Adorning Oneself with The Best Clothes and Wearing Fragrance/Scents for The ‘Eid
IV. Eating Before Going to The ‘Eid Prayer Area
V. Leaving for The Prayer Area and Returning From It
VI. The ‘Takbeer’ on The Day of ‘Eid al-Fitr
VII. Raising The Hands Whilst Making The Initial Takbeer of The ‘Eid Prayer and The Successive Extra Takbeers of The ‘Eid Prayer
VIII. Reading The Opening Supplication in The ‘Eid Prayer
IX. If The Imaam Forgets The Extra Takbeers or Some of Them
X. Making Up The ‘Eid Prayer
XI. Listening to The ‘Eid Khutbah
XII. Giving ‘Eid Greetings
XIII. Beginning The Khutbah with Takbeer (from the Imaam)
XIV. The ‘Eid is Two Khutbahs and Not One
XV. Tahiyyatul Masjid
XVI. Fasting On The Two ‘Eids

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An excerpt taken from the ChapterListening to The ‘Eid Khutbah
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Al-Haafidh Ibn Battal mentioned in ‘Sharh Saheeh al-Bukhaaree’, vol.2, pg. 572: “The scholars considered the people talking as the Imaam gives the khutbah as being makrooh (disliked).”

Regarding the hadeeth: “Indeed, we will give the khutbah, thus whoever wishes to stay for the khutbah is to sit and stay and whoever wishes to leave, may leave.”

The majority of the People of Knowledge are of the opinion that this hadeeth is mursal and from those scholars who were of this opinion include: Ibn Ma’een, Abu Zur’ah ar-Raazee, an-Nasaa’ee, Abu Daawood, al-Bayhaqee and al-Waadi’ee. And mursal is from the categories of weak hadeeth.
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DOWNLOAD: http://mpubs.org/ramadhaan/583-ebook-the-legislative-rulings-for-eid-ul-fitr-by-shaykh-abdul-qaadir-al-junayd

 

 

 

 

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Ibn Rajab (rahimahullaah) said:

“O servants of Allaah, indeed the month of Ramadhaan has prepared to leave, and nothing remains except a few more days.

Whoever has done well during the month should continue to do well, and whoever was deficient, should try to end the month in good, for indeed actions are according to their completion.

Therefore, take advantage of what remains of the month, and give the month the best farewell and peace.”

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Excerpt from: Ibn Rajab’s book “Lataif al Maa’rif”
Translated by: Mustafa George

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