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Common errors to avoid in Ramadan

Post by Admin on Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:30 pm

Common errors made during Ramadhan (10 Lessons)


source: Al-Jumuah Magazine, Vol 8, Issue 9




1. Excessive spending: Ramadhan should be a time to avoid being wasteful, and learning to be prepared in facing harder times by distinguishing the needs from the luxuries. Unfortunately, many people go beyond their limits to spend during Ramadhan. Whether in the varieties of food that they savor each night, or by the other types of spending.

2. Staying awake during the night and sleeping during the day: Some people sleep during most of the day when they are fasting. Ramadhan is not a time of being lazy, and this do not allow the full benefit from the experience of fasting. It is as if they have only inverted their nights into days and vice versa. In addition, some may spend a great portion of the night indulging in eating and drinking and socializing

3. Spending more time in socializing: Because people invite each other more often during Ramadhan they do tend to spend more time socializing with friends, and relatives. While it is a good deed to feed the fasting person, this should not result in precious time lost in vain talk. Use the occasion for remembering Allah and offering additional prayers, and for the Da'wah to Allah.

4. Insisting on performing a certain number of Rakaas during the Tarawih (night) prayer to the point of not praying behind the Imam and thus forfeiting the benefit of congregational prayer. This might also bring hatred and disagreement between the Muslims of one community.

5. Reading Qur'an too fast: Some insist on finishing the whole Qur'an once or more, even if they have to read very fast. Although reading the Qur'an many times is desirable, this should not be done hastily, especially during the Tarawih prayer without pondering upon its meaning. Allah ta'ala said: "This is a Book which We have sent down to you, full of blessings that they may ponder over its verses," (Saad 38:29), and the Prophet sallallahu alayhe wa sallam said: "Those who read the Qur'an in less than three days do not grasp [its meaning]"

6. Socializing in l'tikaf: Many people are eager to do I'tikaf but some confine themselves in the masjid not to pray and worship Allah but to talk and socialize.

7. The ways of doing good are numerous in Ramadhan Many people try to perform more than they are able to. By going beyond their capabilities, they end up not performing any deed in the desired way.

8. Scholars and Dai'ahs should assume a more prominent role in educating the people - both by talking to them and by giving the best example in their behavior which should comply to the Shariah and following the Sunnah.

9. The Muslim should realize that his priorities dictate that he does what benefits him in the Hereafter and should not put worldly interests first.

10. The Muslim should apply himself to deepen his sense of following the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhe wa sallam, in every aspect of his life, at all times and especially during the month of Ramadhan. This necessitates seeking more knowledge about the Fiqh of fasting and its etiquette, assimilating the wisdom and goals of fasting, and facilitating the means that allow all the Muslims to benefit from their fasting.

We ask Allah to accept our fast and our good deeds.
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Re: Common errors to avoid in Ramadan

Post by dj_hyper1985 on Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:26 am

this is very helpful for me to use for another sister i am helping out at the minute,
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Re: Common errors to avoid in Ramadan

Post by dj_hyper1985 on Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:43 pm

i passed this on to a mate of mine. she is very gratefula nd wanted me to thank ye all on her behalf, so thanks sis,, may allah reward ye for yer kindness,,

Note from Admin. Sister can you please re-read the rules. It is not permissible to share something from the forum without the consent of the original author. Also in another post you put something up without giving the references. Please correct that also. Members must keep within the rules.
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Re: Common errors to avoid in Ramadan

Post by dj_hyper1985 on Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:17 am

as i have broken this rule when i send u money for the top, i will donate an extra 10 euros for my errors i.e references were missing (so i have updated them) and also the above, actually i didnt really use all the info but a few particular lines, i was asked where i read that , i said oh online, left it at that, i actually tbh did not see the point in the rules where it said not to use the info. so again apologizes for that. i have now re read the rules..


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Re: Common errors to avoid in Ramadan

Post by Admin on Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:29 am

Masha Allah DJ you don't have to do that - you are still fairly inexperienced on the site and we will make 70 excuses for you insha Allah.

We are very strict on the rules though - we have to be if we want this to fulfill it's purpose. I have tried to guide you by putting ADMIN notes on the posts that don't meet our standards and if you could check them and correct them if necessary, you should learn a lot. And don't forget your mistakes will benefit other new members also! So it is nothing to be ashamed of. It is a learning curve for us all.

You can put things on the Facebook page that you can't put here because the rules are specifically for the online forum. Please don't feel that you are being "picked on". Shahada was always getting into trouble because she hadn't read the rules. Masha Allah now she never breaks them! PM her for details!

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