Ramadhan Reader

Yemen-Daurah-623Ramadhan Reader – Recommended Reading in Preparation for Ramadhan

From Majlis Al-Muwasolah Singapura:

From Muwasala.org:

From Ustadh Musa Furber’s Accessible Conspectus (External, Fiqh Ash-Shafi’y):

The Degrees of Fasting

The Degrees of Fasting extracted from Habib Muhammad bin Abdullah Al-Aydarus’s Ramadhan compendium, Ramadhan Lessons for the Muhammadan Nation (Ad-Durus ar-Ramadhaniyyah lil-Ummah al-Muhammadiyyah)

Muhammad Al-Aydarus

Imam Al-Ghazali (may Allah be pleased with him) says, “Know that fasting is of three degrees:

  • The Fast of the Masses (Sawm al-Umum)
  • The Fast of the Elite (Sawm al-Khusus)
  • The Fast of the Elect of the Elite (Sawm Khusus al-Khusus)

The Fast of the Masses (Sawm al-Umum) is leave of the stomach and the genitals from fulfilling desires whilst the Fast of the Elite (Sawm al-Khusus) is leave of the hearing, the sight, the tongue, the hands, the feet, and all the different body parts from sin. As for the Fast of the Elect of the Elite (Sawm Khusus al-Khusus), it is the fasting of the heart from worldly concerns and worldly thoughts – leave from everything except Allah, Mighty and Majestic, in completeness.”

It is narrated that al-Hasan al-Basri had passed by a group of people who were laughing merrily and said:

إن الله جعل في شهر رمضان مضمارًا لخلقه يستبقون فيه لطاعته، فسبق قوم ففازوا، وتخلف أقوام فخابوا، فالعجب كل العجب للضاحك اللاعب في اليوم الذي فاز فيه المسابقون وخاب فيه المبطلون


Editor’s note:

The people of Tarim are known to extol Ramadhan by exerting their bodies and hearts in worship of Allah throughout its days and nights – completing the Qur’an recital several times in a single Ramadhan, and constantly occupying themselves in zikr (remembrance), supererogatory solah (the recommended, non-obligatory ritual prayer), and doa (supplications).

Traditionally, the mosques of Tarim hold Tarawih at different times of the night between Isha’ and Subuh. This tradition allows the people of Tarim to perform Tarawih at different mosques within their blessed city each night in Ramadhan. Hence, it is not uncommon to find Tarimis performing 100 rakaats of Tarawih or more every night. May Allah help us emulate the people of Tarim in giving Ramadhan its due, wherever we may be. Amin.

Fawaid: Recommended Recitation on the Night of 15th Sha’ban

Kanzul NajahRecommended recitation on the night of 15th Sha’ban adapted from Shaykh Abdul Hamid bin Muhammad Ali Quds Al-Makkiy Ash-Shaf’iy’s Kanz an-Najah wa as-Surur (Treasures of Success and Felicity)

It is the practice of many of the pious people of the Ummah to recite Surah Ya Sin three times on the 15th night of Sha`ban. The first time, it is read with the intention of being blessed with a long life spent in obedience to Allah, the second time with the intention that calamities are diverted, and the third time with the intention of not being in need of people and being blessed with a good ending. After each reading of Surah Ya Sin, the following supplication is read:

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الحمد لله رب العالمين

اللهم صل على سيدنا محمد و آله و صحبه و سلم

اللهم يا ذا المَنِّ ولا يُمَنُّ عَلَيْهِ يا ذا الجَلالِ والإكْرام ياذا الطَوْلِ والإنْعام لا إلهَ إلا أَنْتَ ظَهْرَ اللاَّجِينَ وجَارَ المُسْتَجِيرينَ وأَمَانَ الخائِفِينَ

اللهم إِنْ كُنْتَ كَتَبْتَنَا عِنْدَكَ أَشْقِياءَ أَوْ مَحْرومينَ أَوْ مَطْرودِينَ أَوْ مُقَتَّراً عَلَيْنَا في الرِّزْقِ فَامْحُ اللهم بِفَضْلِكَ شِقَاوَتَنا وحِرْمَانَنا وطَرْدَنا
وإِقْتَارَ أَرْزَاقَنَا وأَثْبِتْنَا عِنْدَكَ في أُمِّ الكِتابِ سُعَداءَ مَرْزوقينَ مُوَفَّقِينَ لِلْخَيْراتِ
فَإِنَّكَ قُلْتَ وقَوْلُكَ الحَقُّ في كِتابِكَ المُنْزَل على  لِسَانِ نَبِيِّكَ المُرْسَل – يَمْحُو اللهُ ما يَشَاءُ وَيُثْبِتُ وعِنْدَهُ أُمُّ الكِتَابِ

إلهَي بِالتَّجَلِّي الأَعْظَمِ في لَيْلَةِ النِّصْفِ مِنْ شَعَبانَ المُكَرَّمِ الَّتي يُفْرَقُ فِيها كُلُّ أَمْرٍ حَكِيمٍ وَيُبْرَمُ نَسَأَلُكَ أَنْ تَكْشِفَ عَنَّا مِنَ البَلاءِ ما نَعْلَمُ
وما لا نَعْلَمُ وما أَنْتَ بِهِ أَعْلَمُ إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الأَعَزُّ الأَكْرَمُ

وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم

Transliteration:

BismiLlāhi’r-Raḥmani’r-Rahīm al-Ḥamdu liLlāhi Rabbi’l`ālamīn

Allāhumma ṣalli `alā Sayyidinā Muḥammadin wa ālihi wa ṣaḥbihi wa sallim

Allāhumma yā dhā’l-Manni wa lā yumannu `alayhi yā Dhā’l-Jalāli wa’l-Ikrām yā Dhā’ṭawli wa’l-In`ām, lā ilāha illa anta Zahra’l-lājīna wa jāra’l-mustajīrīna wa amāna’l-khā’ifīna

Allāhumma in kunta katabtanā `indaka ashqiyā’a aw maḥrūmīna aw maṭrūdīna aw muqattaran `alaynā fī’r-rizqi fāmḥu Allāhumma bifadhlika shiqāwatanā wa ḥirmānanā wa ṭardanā wa iqtāra arzāqanā wa athbitnā `indaka fī ummi’l-kitābi su`adā’a marzūqīna muwaffaqīna li’l-khayrāti, fa innaka qulta wa qawluka’l-ḥaqqu fī Kitābika’l-Munzal `alā lisāni Nabiyyika’l-Mursal (yamḥū Allāhu mā yashā’u wa yuthbitu wa `indahu Ummu’l-Kitābi)

Ilhayi bi’t-tajallī’l-l`aẓam fī Laylati’n-Niṣfi min Sha`abāna al-Mukarrami’llatī yufraqu fīhā kullu amrin ḥakīmin wa yubramu nasaluka an takshifa `annā mina’l-balā’i mā na`alamu wa mā lā na`alamu wa mā anta bihi a`alamu innaka anta al-`Azzu al-Akramu

Wa ṣallā Allāhu `alā Sayyidinā Muḥammadin wa `alā ālihi wa ṣaḥbihi wa sallim

Translation:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Compassionate.All praise is due to Allah Lord of the Worlds.

O Allah, bestow peace and blessings upon our Master Muhammad and upon his Family and Companions.

O Allah, the Bestower of favours. No one has favour over You. O Possessor of Majesty and Nobility, the One Who constantly bestows His bounties. There is no god but You, the One who grants safety and refuge to those that seek it and to those in fear.

O Allah, if You have recorded us as being wretched, deprived, cast out or if You have recorded that our provision be restricted then erase this by Your bounty. Instead record us in “the Mother of the Book” as being felicitous, as having plentiful provision and grant us the ability to do good works. Truly You have said, and Your word is true, in Your revealed Book, on the tongue of Your Prophet: Allah erases and confirms what He wishes and with Him is the Mother of the Book.

O Allah, through Your most mighty manifestation on the fifteenth night of Sha`ban the Ennobled, in which every decreed affair becomes distinct and unchangeable, we ask You to remove all tribulations, those that we know and those that we do not know and those about which You know more, truly You are the Most Mighty, the Most Generous.

O Allah, bestow peace and blessings upon our Master Muhammad and upon his Family and Companions.

Adapted from http://muwasala.org/prayer-on-the-fifteenth-night-of-shaban

Fawaid: Sha’ban Supplications of Habib Abu Bakr Al-Adniy Al-Masyhur

 al-habib-abubakar-al-adni-bin-ali-al-masyhur


اللهم بارك لنا  في شعبان وبلغنا رمضان✨
اللهم بلغنا شهرك الكريم ونحن ننعم بالصحة والعافيه✨
اللهم إرحم نفوسا كانت تتشوق لصوم رمضان وهي اليوم تحت الثرى
اللهم برد عليهم قبورهم وٲفتح لهم ٲبواب تهب منها نسائم الجنه ✨
❤اللهم آمين❤

Fawaid: Selawat Bulan Sya’ban

Fawaid: The Salutation of the Month of Sha’ban

The Salutation of the Month of Sha’ban* by Al-Habīb Abu Bakr Al-‘Adny Bin ‘Ali Al-Masyhur

ٱلْلٰهُمَّ يَا مَنْ جَعَلْتَ شَهْرَ شَعْبَانَ شَهْرَ النَّبِيِّ الخَاتِمِ المَعْصُوم

O Allah (O He) Who has made Shabān the month of the infallible Prophet

وشَقَقْتَ لَهُ القَمَرَ في نِصْفِهِ المَعْلُومِ

and split the moon

وعَرَّفْتَ فيه الأُمَمَ شَرَفَ الصَّلَاةِ عَلَىٰ

You have manifested to the nations the virtues of sending blessings upon him in the unseen dominion and celestial presences

{بآيَةِ {إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا

by saying, ‘Verily, Allah and His angels are sending blessings to the Prophet, o believers send blessings and immense salutations upon him’

صلِّ اللهم وَسَلِّمْ عَلَيْهِ مَا دَارَتِ الأَفْلَاكُ بِالنُّجُومِ

Bless him as long as stars travel in the orbits around

صلَاةً وَسَلَاماً دَائِمَيْنِ مُتَلَازِمَيْنِ إِلَىٰ يَوْمِ القَضَاءِ المَحْتُومِ

and continue to bless him to the Last Day in a way unbound

وعَلَىٰ آلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ وَسَلِّمْ

and upon his family and companions

Salawat Sha'ban

* translated by Shaykh Ahmed Sa’ad al-Azhari


💎 صلاة شهر شعبان 💎
 ✨ ٱلْلٰهُمَّ يَا مَنْ جَعَلْتَ شَهْرَ شَعْبَانَ شَهْرَ النَّبِيِّ الخَاتِمِ المَعْصُوم ِ✨ وشَقَقْتَ لَهُ القَمَرَ في نِصْفِهِ المَعْلُومِ ✨ وعَرَّفْتَ فيه الأُمَمَ شَرَفَ الصَّلَاةِ عَلَىٰ ذَاتِهِ في عَالَمِ المَلَكُوتِ وَأَطْبَاقِ التُّخُوم ِ✨ بآيَةِ {إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا} ✨ صلِّ اللهم وَسَلِّمْ عَلَيْهِ مَا دَارَتِ الأَفْلَاكُ بِالنُّجُومِ ✨ صلَاةً وَسَلَاماً دَائِمَيْنِ مُتَلَازِمَيْنِ إِلَىٰ يَوْمِ القَضَاءِ المَحْتُومِ ✨ وعَلَىٰ آلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ وَسَلِّمْ ْ✨
🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿
💎 من الصلوات النبوية المباركة للحبيب أبي بكر العدني ابن علي المشهور لشهر شعبان
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@alhabibabobakr

Fawaid: Selawat Bisighah adh-Dhomir

Beneficial practice taught by Al-Habib Musa Al-Kazim bin Ja’afar As-Seggaf:

This salutation (الصلوات بصيغة الضمير – lit. The Salutation with the Formula of Pronoun) is one of the simplest and easiest forms of salutations to recite and is mentioned by Al-Imam Ad-Dailami in Musnad Firdaus.

The formula is as follows:Bisighah adh-Dhomir

Habib Kazim’s counsel can be downloaded here.