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Charity does not decrease wealth, no one forgives another except that Allah increases his honor, and no one humbles himself for the sake of Allah except that Allah raises his status.” – Sahih Muslim 2588
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يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ

(O you who have believed, fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you that you may attain taqwaa – 2:183)

“Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying:
Charity does not decrease wealth, no one forgives another except that Allah increases his honor, and no one humbles himself for the sake of Allah except that Allah raises his status.” – Sahih Muslim 2588

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 Prayer Times

Ramadan begins on April 13, 2021

May 15, 2021

Shawwal 3, 1442

PrayerBeginsIqamah
Fajr4:39 am4:59 am
Sunrise5:54 am
Zuhr1:15 pm1:30 pm
Asr5:15 pm5:30 pm
Maghrib8:35 pm8:35 pm
Esha10:13 pm10:00 pm
Jumuah1:30pm

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Ramadan 2021 Calendar

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As per the Fiqh Council of North America:

The Fiqh Council of North America recognizes astronomical calculation as an acceptable Shar’i method for determining the beginning of Lunar months including the months of Ramadan and Shawwal.  FCNA uses the criteria of European Council of Fatwa and Research (ECFR), which are that somewhere on the globe, at the sunset, the elongation should be at least 8 degrees and moon should be at least 5 degrees above horizon. If these conditions are met, the new crescent will be visible somewhere on earth. Hence the new lunar month will start the next day, otherwise it will start on the day following next day.

On the basis of this method the dates of Ramadan and Eidul Fitr for the year 1442 AH are established as follows:

Ramadan 1442 AH:

The Astronomical New Moon is on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 2:33 Universal Time. On that day, everywhere in North and South America at sunset the elongation is at least 8 degrees and moon is at least 5 degrees above the sun. Therefore, first day of Ramadan 1442 is on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, insha’Allah. Tarawih prayer will start on Monday night April 12.

Eid ul-Fitr 1442 AH:

The Astronomical New Moon is on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 19:02 Universal Time. On that day there is no place on earth where at sunset the elongation is 8 degrees and moon is 5 degrees above the sun. Therefore Shawwal 1442 cannot start the next day. Hence first day of Shawwal is on Thursday, May 13, 2021, insha’Allah. Eid-ul-Fitr will be on Thursday May 13, 2021.

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Remember to pay fitrah ($10/person) well in advance of eid.

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Fidya for anyone unable to fast is also $10/person/day.

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Duas & Hadeeths

Dua for Starting the Fast

 وَبِصَوْمِ غَدٍ نَّوَيْتُ مِنْ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ

(I intend to keep the fast for tomorrow in the month of Ramadan)
Dua for Breaking the Fast

اللَّهُمَّ اِنِّى لَكَ صُمْتُ وَبِكَ امنْتُ وَعَليْكَ تَوَكّلتُ وَ عَلى رِزْقِكَ اَفْطَرْتُ

(Oh Allah, I fasted for You and I believe in You and I put my trust in You and I break my fast with Your sustenance)

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him): The Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) was the most generous amongst the people, and he used to be more so in the month of Ramadan when Gabriel visited him, and Gabriel used to meet him on every night of Ramada till the end of the month. The Prophet used to recite the Holy Qur’an to Gabriel, and when Gabriel met him, he used to be more generous than a fast wind (which causes rain and welfare) [Sahih Bukhari]

The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) used to supplicate saying, “O Allah! I seek refuge in you from the withholding of your favor, the decline of the good health you have given, the suddenness of your vengeance and from all forms of your wrath.” (Bulugh al Maram)

AbdurRahman ibn AbuBakrah said that he told his father: Oh my father! I hear you supplicating every morning: “O Allah! Grant me health in my body. O Allah! Grant me good hearing. O Allah! Grant me good eyesight. There is no God but Thou.” (Sunan Abi Dawud)

Check out our 2020 Ramadan Program

Ramadan Resources

New Moon: Sighting or Calculating?

Islamic Institute of Toronto is following the position of the Fiqh Council of North America on this issue.

How to Benefit From Ramadan Optimally

Ramadhan is the most blessed month in the Islamic calendar. It is primarily a spiritual training course intended to help us cultivate essential virtues and skills in order to lead a meaningful life.

Qur'an

Tafseer

2016 Fatwa Session on Ramadan & Fasting

Question and Answer’s with the IIT’s resident scholar, Shaikh Ahmad Kutty in regards to Fasting & Ramadan

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The sunnah and elements of flexibility in determining the times of fajr and imsak (beginning of fasting)

The following essay is an attempt to clarify the issue of fajr al-sadiq (the true dawn) and the cut-off point for suhur (the pre-dawn meal), in light of the Qur’an, the authentic traditions, and the sound practices of the companions, their successors, and the venerable imams and scholars.

Ramadan 2015: Another Ramadan, Another Opportunity with Shaikh Abdool Hamid

Ramadan 2015: Flashback - Gems of Qur'anic Wisdom

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Sadaqa Jariya?

Sadaqa jariyah means ongoing or perpetual charity.

It is a form of charity which, unlike other charities, survives the donor and continues to be a source of blessings for the donor long after they have passed. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “When a person dies, all his works cease except three things: ongoing charity, beneficial knowledge, or righteous offspring that pray for him.” (Reported by Muslim and others on the authority of Abu Hurayrah)

In order to explain this further, let us explain the concept of charity in Islam.

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What is Zakah?

“And they have been commanded no more than this: To worship Allah, offering Him sincere devotion, being true (in faith); to establish regular prayer; and to practise regular charity; and that is the Religion Right and Straight.” (Al-Bayyinah:5)

The Arabic word ‘Zakah‘ is generally translated as ‘poor due’ or ‘religious levy’ but literally it means purification, growth, blessing and appreciation. Islamically speaking, however, Zakah is the community’s share in the produced wealth. More specifically, according to M. Umer Chapra, the renowned Islamic economist, Zakah is the financial duty of a Muslim “to pay out of his net worth or agricultural output, if these are higher than the threshold of Zakah, a specified portion as an indispensable part of his religious duties.”

Although some writers mistakenly refer to Zakah as charity, it is not charity. Al-Sadaqah is charity as opposed to Zakah which is a compulsory religious duty conferred by God Almighty upon all Muslims whose wealth exceeds the prescribed limit. If a person’s wealth exceeds that limit, he/she is required to pay the rate of 2½% of total income or wealth to the Bait Al-Mal (the public treasury) annually for the upkeep of the poor and the needy. In the words of the Prophet (peace be on him): “Riches (i.e. Zakah) should be taken from the rich and returned to the poor.”

What are the Obligations of Zakah?

The main purpose of Zakah is to help the poor and needy. When Zakah is applied effectively, it goes a long way in eradicating poverty from the society–as it was demonstrated in the history of Islam. Although the primary recipients of Zakah are the poor and needy, part of Zakah can also be given to causes that are beneficial for the cause of Islam. In our time and age, this includes supporting institutions that provide essential services for the community in places where funds for such projects are not readily available.

Zakatul Fitr (Fitra) and Eid

There are two types of Zakah in Islam. The first is the regular, compulsory charity (levied on the rich), also referred to specifically as Zakatul mal; it is the third pillar of Islam. The other is Zakatul Fitr, also known sadaqatul Fitr. In this book, we are concerned only with Zakatul Fitr. Zakatul Fitr is due on every person who has sufficient means to maintain himself and his family beyond the day and night of Eid, and it must be paid on behalf of every member of one’s family including infants.

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