Thursday, June 26, 2014
Ramadan dates, links, etc.
Start of the 9th Islamic Month of Ramazan-ul-Mubarak 1435 AH
Some important events of this month are as follows:
7th Death of Hazrat Abu Talib(as) (possible date)
10th Death of Hazrat Khadija(as)
11th Moakhat – Brotherhood between Muhajireen and Ansaar
13th, 14th and 15th – Ayyam-e-Bayz – the bright days
15th Birth of Imam Hasan(as) – the 2nd Holy Imam – (3 AH)
17th Victory at Battle of Badr – (2 AH)
19th Evening – First probable night of Qadr Shab-e-Qadr
19th Youm-e-Zarbat – Imam Ali(as) got injured from attack during prayers (40 AH)
20th Conquest of Makkah (8 AH)
21st Evening – Second probable night of Qadr – Shab-e-Qadr
21st Shahadat of Imam Ali(as) – (40 AH)
23rd Evening – Third probable night of Qadr – Shab-e-Qadr
27th Evening – Another probable night of Qadr – Shab-e-Qadr
25th July – Jumatul Wida – last Friday of Ramazan-ul-Mubarak – International day of Quds
Inshallah separate detail emails will be sent on each occasion during this month.
Please note that some of the dates mentioned above are not definite dates but some traditions suggest these dates for those events.
When is it likely to be the 1st of Ramazan?
According to scientific projections at http://www.moonsighting.com, the new moon can be sighted easily on Saturday, 28 June 2014 all over the world.Accordingly, the 1st of Ramazan is likely to be the 29th of June 2014 in all parts of the world.
Welcoming the holy month of Ramazan:
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.) says that the month of Ramazān
was nearing and three days of Shabaan were left when the Holy Prophet
(sawaw) told Bilal(r.a.) to call people to him. When people came, then
Holy Prophet Muhammad al-Mustafa (sawaw) mounted the pulpit and
praised and glorified Allah . Then he said,
“The month, which you are going to have now is supreme among all other
months. There is a night in this month, which is better than a
thousand months. The doors of Hell are closed in this month and the
doors of Paradise are opened. One who is not forgiven in this month –
Allāh also distances him. Similarly, a person has parents and is not
able to get himself forgiven Allah distances him. One who does not
recite Salawat when my name is mentioned in front of him, his
salvation is not possible and Allah distances him.”
[Reference: Sawaabul A’amaal page 98]
Special duas during Ramazan
Special duas to be recited during the forthcoming Ramazan have been
added at http://www.ziaraat.com/aamal/ramzan/ramzan.php. These
1) Duas on the advent of Ramazan to be recited upon sighting the moon.
2) Common duas to be recited in each night of Ramazan.
4) Duas after every Wajib prayer during Ramazan.
5) Duas for each day of Ramazan.
6) Duas in the last 10 nights of Ramazan.
7) Aamal of Shab-e-Qadr
Arabic Text, Urdu translation, transliteration, English translation
and Audio recitation of almost all the above duas are availabe.
Kindly confirm in your local place the exact date of Shabaan to
determine the last 3 days.
Special consideration for fast of Yawm-al-Shak
(doubtful if month of Ramazan has begun)
30th day of Shabaan is called Yamul Shak (doubtful day) if you do not
receive news about Ramadan, the moonsighting on 29th evening or before the end of 30th day.
It is haram to fast on 30th Shabaan with the intention of 1st of
It is Mustahab to keep fast on 30th Shabaan but the Niyyat (intention)
should be either:
(a) with the Niyyat of Ma fiz-zimma (to discharge my responsibility),
(b) with the Niyyat of any Qaza fast of previous Ramadan, if any, or
(c) with the Niyyat of Mustahab Shabaan fast.
If you do a double Niyyat of fasting (i.e. 30th Shabaan or 1st
Ramadan), then such a Niyyat is wrong according Ayatullah Khui, but it
is OK according to Ayatullah Khomeini and Ayatullah Seestani.
If you are fasting on 30th Shabaan, and if, at any time on that day,
you get the news of moon sighting of 29th Shabaan, then you must
immediately change Niyyat to Niyyat of 1st of Ramadan.
If you have fasted on 30th Shabaan (with any Niyyat), and afterwards
you come to know that it was 1st of Ramadan, then your fast will
automatically be counted as fast of 1st of Ramadan.
If you are not fasting on 30th Shabaan, then following actions are
necessary on you:
(a) If you get the news after sunset of 30th Shabaan or later that the
moon had been actually sighted on evening of 29th Shabaan, then you
have to keep Qaza of 1st Ramadan after the month of Ramadan.
(b) If you get the news of moon sighting after Zawal time (Islamic mid-
day), then it is haram to eat or drink or do anything, which is not
allowed during fasting from that time onward until Iftar time on that
day, and you have to do Qaza of 1st of Ramadan later on.
(c) If you get the news of moon sighting before Zawal time (Islamic
(i) if you have not eaten or drunk anything or done anything which
breaks fast, you must immediately do the Niyyat of fasting of Ramadan
for that day,
(ii) if you have eaten or drunk something or have done anything which
breaks fast, then you have to act as if fasting for the rest of the
day, and then do Qaza of 1st of Ramadan later on.