Overview

Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic Calendar and the most meritorious month in the whole year. The philosophy of Ramadan is of ibadah, that muslims dedicate this month to only worshiping Allah (S.W.T.A). This is why Allah (S.W.T.A) multiplies the rewards of good actions in this month and makes it easy for us by chaining the Shaya'teen. In this month we should try our best to perform as much ibadah as we can, and completely recite the book of Allah (SWT) at least once.

Zakat-ul-Fitr

Hanafi:(3.6 lbs. wheat)
Shafi'i:(4.8 lbs. wheat)
Barley:(7.2 lbs.)
Dates:(7.2 lbs.)
Raisins:(7.2 lbs.)
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَِ‏َ O you who believe! Observing As-Saum (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqun
عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ أَتَاكُمْ رَمَضَانُ شَهْرٌ مُبَارَكٌ فَرَضَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ عَلَيْكُمْ صِيَامَهُ تُفْتَحُ فِيهِ أَبْوَابُ السَّمَاءِ وَتُغْلَقُ فِيهِ أَبْوَابُ الْجَحِيمِ وَتُغَلُّ فِيهِ مَرَدَةُ الشَّيَاطِينِ لِلَّهِ فِيهِ لَيْلَةٌ خَيْرٌ مِنْ أَلْفِ شَهْرٍ مَنْ حُرِمَ خَيْرَهَا فَقَدْ حُرِمَ ‏"‏َ Abu Hurairah (RA) narrates that The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: 'There has come to you Ramadan, a blessed month, which Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, has enjoined you to fast. In it the gates of heavens are opened and the gates of Hell are closed, and every devil is chained up. In it Allah has a night which is better than a thousand months; whoever is deprived of its goodness is indeed deprived. " (Sunan-An Nasa'i)
عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرََةَ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَقُولُ لِرَمَضَانَ ‏‏مَنْ قَامَهُ إِيمَانًا وَاحْتِسَابًا غُفِرَ لَهُ مَا تَقَدَّمَ مِنْ ذَنْبِهِ Abu Hurairah (RA) narrates that he heard Allah's Messenger (SAW) saying regarding Ramadan, "Whoever prayed at night in it (the month of Ramadan) out of sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven." (Sahih Al Bukhari)

Do's

  • 20 rakaats Taraweeh is Sunnah.
  • Try to sight the moon yourself.
  • Decorate the month with reciting Quran.
  • Increase daily 'ibadah and nawafil.
  • Give Zakat-ul-Fitr before Eid.
  • Use 18 degrees calculation for Imsak.

Don`ts

  • Read 8 rakaats of Taraweeh and leave.
  • Commit major and minor sins.
  • Do not get into fights or arguments.
  • Tell lies or backbite.
  • Eat unlawful things and earn from unlawful sources.
  • Do not burden your employees with difficult tasks.