Imam Zaid Shakir

Posted on 2010-08-12


During Ramadan we celebrate the Qur’an. This is fitting owing to the close association between the month of fasting and the Qur’an. Allah mentions in the Qur’an, The month of Ramadan in which the Qur’an was revealed (Q. 2: 185). Perhaps this association is connected to the fact that during the month we recite the sacred scripture as often as we can. Reciting the Qur’an is a highly rewarded act of worship. The Prophet, peace and blessings upon him, mentioned in this regard, “Whoever recites a single letter from the Qur’an will have a reward, and that reward… Read More - All articles

Imam Zaid Shakir

Posted on 2009-09-25


Imam Zaid talks about the fast of Ramadan in EMEL Magazine. Read More - All articles

Imam Zaid Shakir

Posted on 2007-09-20


Based on Lata’if al-Ma’arif By Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali [1] Abu Hurayra, may God be pleased with him, relates that the Prophet, peace upon him, said: “The reward of every action undertaken by the human being is for him—and good deeds will be rewarded from ten up to seven hundred times—God says: ‘Except for fasting, that is for Me and I will determine its reward. He [the fasting person] has abandoned his lawful desire for sexual intimacy, food, and drink for my sake. The fasting person has two delights: The delight he experiences at the time he breaks his fast, and… Read More - All articles

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