With the blessed month of Ramadan upon us, a lot of us promise ourselves that: “This will be the year I will bring about a major change in myself and my acts!”. Nevertheless, do we really change? Is the change in our lifestyle during Ramadan transitory or permanent? The reality is most of us who consciously incorporate religious habits and righteous deeds into our lives during Ramadan, end up going back to their normal routines once Ramadan ends. So why not start preparing for Ramadan a little early?
The blessed companions of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) really looked forward to the holy month and started their Ramadan preparations six months in advance so they were properly equipped to reap its benefits. Ramadan is a month of fasting, jam packed with blessings and unlimited rewards for this life and the Hereafter. It serves as a channel to strengthen our bonds with Allah (SWT) and reignites our sense of reverence, remembrance, humility and humanity.
Try these basic and simple ways to prepare yourself for your best Ramadan:
"Whoever fasted the month of Ramadan out of sincere Faith (i.e. belief) and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his past sins will be forgiven, and whoever stood for the prayers in the night of Qadr out of sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven”. (3:32:231 Bukhari)
Masjid Quba host daily iftar program during month of Ramadan.
The month of Fasting and Mercy is approaching, This Ramadan, host an Iftar party at Masjid Quba make your gathering about more than just food. We encourage you to book your day and take advantage of this great opportunity to increase your reward. Please contact office for more information.
Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said:
“Whoever gives food (Iftar) to a fasting person with which to break his fast, will have a reward equal to his without a slight decrease in the reward of the fasting person. “…… (Al-Tirmidhi).
There are few option to participate in iftar program
Masjid Quba holds Taraweeh prayers every evening during Ramadan and is led by maulana Nabeel and other Hufaz in Qu’ran recitation and taraweeh rulings.
According to the schedule our Taraweeh prayers led by ,
“Whosoever performs (optional Tarawih) prayers at night during the month of Ramadan, with Faith and in the hope of receiving Allah's reward, will have his past sins forgiven.” (Muslim 9:1188)
“Whoever stands with the Imam until he finishes, it is equivalent to spending the whole night in prayer.” (Ibn Khuzaymah 3:337)
Masjid Quba warmly invites and welcomes all brothers to its Ramadan 2017 I’tikaf program. To be part of our itikaf program you have to reserve your sport. Reservation is on first come first serve basis. For more information please contact office.
I’itikaf will begin at Maghrib on first night of last ashara of 2017 Ramadan and will continue till Eid, as announced by the GTA Hilal Committee. Qualified scholars of Islam will be present at all times.
I’tikaf is an ideal opportunity to remove oneself from the hustle and bustle and demands of daily life to reset one’s soul. In the pristine atmosphere of the house of Allah, removed from all distractions, it becomes very easy to boost one’s faith and strengthen one’s relationship with his Creator.
It was the Sunnah of our Messenger Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam to seek sanctuary within the walls of the masjid during the last ten days of Ramadan. The word “I’tikaf” comes from an Arabic root word meaning “to cling”. True to its meaning, the practice of I’tikaf is an act of ibadah in which the servant clings to the masjid seeking forgiveness from and closeness to Allah ta’ala in the blessed last days of Ramadan. It is an act of temporarily withdrawing from the world and reconnecting with Allah in a very deep and meaningful way.