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SafaAuditore
08-24-2011, 04:27 AM
**WARNING** May contain girly/womanly crap not suitable for brothers – unless they can help me!!

I am SOOOOOOOO angry right now!!! Tonight is the second of the five odd numbered nights that laylatul qadr might be on! I’ve prayed and read quran and did everything the other day, but tonight…………………………………… …….my period decided to come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =((((((((

I swear I am legit madd right now, it’s such a disappointment.

But then I thought – wait… we don’t control our periods, it’d be no fair if god didn’t give us this chance at laylatul qadr just because our womanly crap decide to come! Right?! Well dats why I came here, to ask you lovely people wth do I do as a nonpraying, nonquran-reading girl, on laylatul qadr, with my period on……… because I need it this year, I need laylatul qadr and I need allah now more than I ever have before. It’s sooooo hard to explain, but let’s just say this past week, I’ve let death breathe on me 9 times XD

Please please help me =(

IT IS ALREADY THE NIGHT OF THE 23rd SO PLEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAASE ANSWER ASSAPPPP!!!!!!!! <33
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MustafaMc
08-24-2011, 10:17 AM
Can't you still be awake during these times and make dhikr and du'a? Can't you supplicate to Allah (swt) beginning with something like, "O Allah, You alone are worthy of worship and praise. You know my heart and my desire to worship You. You have willed that I should not be able to offer tahajjud salah and fast these last days of Ramadhan even though I so very much desire to, O Allah. You know my needs and You alone can help me." And then include whatever it is that you need in your supplications.
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Tyrion
08-24-2011, 10:22 AM
Make it a night of epic du'a.

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MustafaMc
08-24-2011, 10:30 AM
Sister, wasn't last night the night of the 24th? The night precedes the day in Islam. This would make tonight the 25th of Ramadhan.
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Innocent Soul
08-24-2011, 10:32 AM
Assalamualaikum

We know sis that it's difficult for you :D. You should not be so angry :hmm:. Calm down it's just a test from Allah. It's something we just have to accept :exhausted. It's not just reciting the Holy Quran and prayers through which we get good deeds. You can do other things which are mentioned here. Please read the ahadith also :).

A women's guide to spirituality in Ramadan

9 things a women can do in Ramdan

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri: Some Ansari persons asked for (something) from Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) and he gave them. They again asked him for (something) and he again gave them. And then they asked him and he gave them again till all that was with him finished. And then he said "If I had anything. I would not keep it away from you. (Remember) Whoever abstains from asking others, Allah will make him contented, and whoever tries to make himself self-sufficient, Allah will make him self-sufficient. And whoever remains patient, Allah will make him patient. Nobody can be given a blessing better and greater than patience." (Sahih Bukhari: Book #24, Hadith #548)

Narrated 'Aisha: Allah's Apostle entered upon me at Sarif while I was weeping (because I was afraid that I would not be able to perform the ,hajj). He said, "What is wrong with you? Have you got your period?" I replied, "Yes." He said, "This is a matter Allah has decreed for all the daughters of Adam, so perform the ceremonies of the hajj as the pilgrims do, but do not perform the Tawaf around the Ka'ba." Allah's Apostle slaughtered some cows as sacrifices on behalf of his wives.(Sahih Bukhari: Book #68, Hadith #466)
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Pure Purple
08-24-2011, 10:55 AM
Originally Posted by Gothique
But then I thought – wait… we don’t control our periods, it’d be no fair if god didn’t give us this chance at laylatul qadr just because our womanly crap decide to come! Right?!
It happens sister.Relax ,Sis Innocent soul has given very good answer.Read it and you will be cooled off.:statisfie
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ardianto
08-24-2011, 01:33 PM
Assalamualaikum, sister.

You were waiting for laylatul qadr and you have prepared yourself for it. But then your period is coming and it makes you feel disappointed. My question, why you feel disappointed ?

Allah is always fair, sister.

My Islamic teacher told me, if we have intention to do something good but then something happen and we cannot implement our intention, our intention still be counted. You have intention to perform ibadah in laylatul qadr, but your period is coming and prevent you to implement your intention. Like my teacher said, your intention still be counted. So, although you cannot perform salah and cannot do i'tikaf like other people, InshaAllah you still get reward, and InshaAllah, same like reward for people who do i'tikaf.
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Souljette
08-24-2011, 02:03 PM
Asalamualaykum,
There is a thread by brother Hamza that explains what you can do when you have your menses, i'll look for it and send it to you rite now inshallah
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Souljette
08-24-2011, 02:05 PM
http://www.islamicboard.com/fasting-...o-ramadan.html
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Ansariyah
08-24-2011, 03:06 PM
As Allah decrees Sister nothing to worry about. You can still make dua, you can still do good deeds, Allah swt will not reject your good deeds because you are on your period. There are still odd nights coming, continue making dua, you can read the quraan from your heart too.=) So inshaAllah just say Alhamdulilah as Allah decrees.=)
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Hamza Asadullah
08-24-2011, 03:52 PM
Originally Posted by Gothique
**WARNING** May contain girly/womanly crap not suitable for brothers – unless they can help me!!

I am SOOOOOOOO angry right now!!! Tonight is the second of the five odd numbered nights that laylatul qadr might be on! I’ve prayed and read quran and did everything the other day, but tonight…………………………………… …….my period decided to come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =((((((((

I swear I am legit madd right now, it’s such a disappointment.

But then I thought – wait… we don’t control our periods, it’d be no fair if god didn’t give us this chance at laylatul qadr just because our womanly crap decide to come! Right?! Well dats why I came here, to ask you lovely people wth do I do as a nonpraying, nonquran-reading girl, on laylatul qadr, with my period on……… because I need it this year, I need laylatul qadr and I need allah now more than I ever have before. It’s sooooo hard to explain, but let’s just say this past week, I’ve let death breathe on me 9 times XD

Please please help me =(

IT IS ALREADY THE NIGHT OF THE 23rd SO PLEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAASE ANSWER ASSAPPPP!!!!!!!! <33

Asalaamu Alaikum, Why are you mad & dissapointed when you can earn the same if not more reward than those not on a perioud?

The following article which some members have already given you the link to proves that:

9 things a Women on Menses can do in Ramadan



Almighty Allah has made it easy for a women in Ramadan during her menses for she is still able to get the same rewards as men.

The good deed accounts don't stop when a women is menstruating for the angels are continuing writing down good deeds as long as a women is doing good actions in order to please Allah.


The following are 9 good deeds a women can do whilst on her menses during Ramadan and throughout the whole year:


1. Listen to Qur'an recitation:



Listening to recitation is the perfume of the souls, the calmer of hearts, and the food of the spirit. Is is one of the most important psychological medicines. It is a source of pleasure, even to some animals – and pleasure in moderation purifies inner energy, enhances the functioning of the faculties, slows down senile decay by driving out its diseases, improves the complexion, and refreshes the entire body. Pleasure in excess, on the other hand, makes the illnesses of the body grow worse.

Abu Nu’aim states, in his Tib an-Nabbi, that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said that the benefits of listening to recitation are increased when it is understood – that is, when its meaning is understood.

Allah Himself says:…so give good news to My slaves, those who listen to the word and then follow the best of it…(Qur’an: 39.17-18)

Source: As-Suyuti’s Medicine of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)


2. Read the tafseer and meanings of the Qur'an



To reflect upon the verses of Allaah is a form of worship; it is something that will draw one close to Allah, Most High.

Allaah, Most High, Says in the Quran (what means): "Then do they not reflect upon the Quran? If it had been from [any] other than Allaah, they would have found within it much contradiction." [Quran: 4:82]

We should try to understand the Qur'an:

Ibn Kathir says regarding tafsir of [Soorah al-A'raf (7): 179]:The similitude of the one, who memorizes the Qur'an but does not act in accordance to it, is like a donkey, which carries a load of books, but does not understand!

We should read and study the deeper meanings of the Qur'an and act upon everything we read as this is what the Sahaaba did. Some of the Sahaaba took a very long time finishing the Qur'an because they wanted to implement everything they read before moving on to the rest of the Qur'an.


3. Dhikr of Allah:


A women on her menses can do excessive dhikr night and day. We will all have utter regret for each second wasted without remembering Allah:

Mu`adh Ibn Jabal (RA) said that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: "The People of Paradise will not regret anything except one thing alone: the hour that passed them by in which they made no remembrance of Allah." Narrated Bayhaqi in Shu`ab al-iman (1:392 #512-513)

The highest rank in Jannah are for those who remembered Allah the most:

Abu Sa`id (RA) narrates the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) was asked, "Which of the servants of Allah is best in rank before Allah on the Day of resurrection?" He said: "The ones who remember him much."I said: "O Messenger of Allah, what about the fighter in the way of Allah?" He answered: "Even if he strikes the unbelievers and mushrikin with his sword until it broke, and becomes red with their blood, truly those who do Dhikr are better than him in rank." (Ahmad, Tirmidhi, & Bayhaqi)

Therefore we should remember Allah as much as we can & glorify him night & day, not just in Ramadan but until our very last breath. What better time to start remembering Allah more than in this most blessed month.

So we should set ourselves daily targets of doing as much Dhikr as we can. We can remember & glorify Allah whatever we are doing throughout the day. At work, whilst cooking, shopping & even whilst relaxing. We should remember Allah in our heart's & not just by our tongues. We should also contemplate over his magnificence & his creations & imagine him in front of us as we glorify & remember him.


The following are 10 Dhikr, supported by Hadith that we can recite throughout the day & night in Ramadan until our last breath:


Note: We should try & aim to recite each of these 10 Dhikr a 100 times each which makes a total of 1000 a day minimum.

1. Allahumma innaka 'afuwwun tuhibbul 'afwa fa'fu 'annee - Recite this abundantly during the last ten nights of Ramadan.

2. Subhaanallah

3. Alhamdulillah

4. Allahu Akbar

5. Laa ilaaha illallah

6. LA HAWLA WA LA QUWWATA ILLA BILLAH-HIL ALIYYIL ADHEEM

7. Asthaghfirullah-halladhee Laa ilaaha illa-huwal Hayyul Qayyuumu Wa athoobu Ilay

Or short version: Asthaghfirullah

8. SUB-HAAN'ALLAAHi WA BI-HAM'DIHI SUB-HAAN'ALLAH-IL ADHEEM

Or short version: SUB-HAAN'ALLAAHi WA BI-HAM'DIHI

9. Subhāna-llāhi, wa-l-hamdu li-llāhi, wa lā ilāha illā-llāhu, wa-llāhu akbar. Wa lā hawla wa lā quwwata illā bi-llāhi-l-aliyyi-l-azīm

10. Lā ilāha illā-llāhu waḥdahu lā sharīka lahu lahu-l-mulku wa lahu-l-ḥamdu yuhyi wa yumītu wa huwa ḥayyu-llā yamūtu abadan abada, ḏū-l-jalāli wa-l-ikrām, biyadihi-l-khayr, wa huwa alā kulli Shay-in qadīr

Or the shortened version:

Laa ilaaha illal-laahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu wa huwa ‘alaa kulli shay-in qadeer

We should also recite much of durood e Ibrahim which is the durood that is recited towards the end of Salaah.

Or the shortest durood is: Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallim


4. Dua & Repentance


A women in her menses can make excessive Dua to Allah night and day.

Almighty Allah says in the Qur'an: "When my servants ask you concerning me, (tell them) I am indeed close (to them). I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calls on me." [2:186]

The place of Dua is so high in front of Allah, that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallim) has said: "Nothing is more honourable to Allah the Most High than Dua." [Sahih al-Jami` no.5268].

Allah loves repentance & loves those who turn to him in sincere repentance:

Truly Allah loves those who turn [to Him] in repentance... (Qur'an 2:222)

Many of us rush our Dua’s & quite often our hearts are not present whilst we are making dua to Allah. That is why we lose out on much of the benefits & blessings of Dua. Therefore we should not let our minds wonder whilst in Dua & we should concentrate more, making sure our hearts are present whilst asking of Allah. Whilst we are in dua we should imagine Almighty Allah in front of us & so we should humble ourselves in front of him in a state of meekness & humility.

It may also help if we made a list of what we want to ask Allah during our dua’s. We can then refer to this list as a reminder so that we can cover everything we need to ask him, which may help in making our Dua’s longer & more sincere. This is because we will not always remember everything we want to ask Allah unless we note it down & refer back to it when we need to.

The times when Dua's are most accepted during Ramadan are:

1. The third portion of the night shortly before sehri ends. 2. Whilst fasting. 3. Between Asr & Maghrib. 4. Just before fast opens. 5. On Jumma before & after khutba. 6. Between Adhan & Iqamah. 7. Whilst raining. 8. After Qur'an recitation. 9. The Night of Qadr

Let us not be of those who pass by Ramadan without gaining any forgiveness:

Rasullullah (sallahu’ ‘alaihi wasallam) said: ...the angel Jibra’il appeared before me and said: Destruction to him who found the blessed month of Ramadan and let it pass by without gaining forgiveness...’ Upon that I said: ‘Amin.’ (Al-Bukhari, Al-Tabrani)

We should ask of Allah to accept all of our good deeds & efforts throughout Ramadan & be hopeful that Allah will accept it from us. We should also have FULL hope that Allah will accept our Dua’s if not in this world then in the hereafter. We should accept his decree for he knows best in all matters.

Narrated ‘Ubaadah that the Messenger of Allah said, “Whoever seeks forgiveness for the believing men and believing women, Allah will write for him a good deed for EACH believing man and believing woman.” (Tabarrani)

Subhanallah this deed can be done in EVERY dua and can you imagine how many rewards can be gained for each and every Muslim you make dua for from Adam alayhis 'salam until now and the last Muslim on earth. This is the easiest way to earn rewards that go into the billions and the more you make these dua's then the more your good deed account wil get filled!

Every night in the last ten nights the following dua should be recited abundantly:

Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, said: I asked the Messenger of Allah (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallim):: 'O Messenger of Allah, if I know what night is the night of Qadr, what should I say during it?' He said: 'Say:

"Allahumma innaka 'afuwwun tuhibbul 'afwa fa'fu 'annee"

O Allah, You are pardoning and You love to pardon, so pardon me.' " (Ahmad, Ibn Majah, and Tirmidhi).


5. Learning Islamic knolwedge:


A women in her menses can learn Islamic knowledge as much as she can through books, online, teachers etc

"Allah will exalt those who believe among you, and those who have been granted knowledge to high ranks."
(Qur'an)

"Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim (male and female)." (Hadith)

THE VIRTUES OF KNOWLEDGE

Allah (Most Exalted is He), Who created us and gave us sustenance, has also given us guidance. He said:

"Verily We have created man into toil and struggle… Have We not made for him a pair of eyes; and a tongue, and a pair of lips; and shown him the two ways (obedience and disobedience)?"
(Qur'an, Al-Balad 90:4-10)

After providing us with the capability to contemplate, think and differentiate between things, He instructed us to know Him, to know his Prophets and to know His Deen, Islam. He said:

"So know that there is no god save Allah, ask forgiveness for your sins and for the believing men and the believing women. Allah knows well your moving and your place of rest."
(Qur'an, Muhammad 47:19)

This verse shows the importance of knowledge and the virtues that Allah has given to it. It also shows that knowledge comes before deeds, since Allah instructed His Prophet to know that He is One and the only One worthy of worship. After that, He commanded him to ask forgiveness for himself, his family and for his Ummah.

If Muslims truly realise the importance Islam places on knowledge and its virtues, they will definitely be keen to learn and teach others. They would start with themselves and their families; then their neighbours and the community at large.


6. Serving your parents:


A man once asked the Prophet Muhammad (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallim):

"'Should I join the jihad?' He asked, 'Do you have parents?' The man said, 'Yes!' The Prophet (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallim) said, 'Then strive by serving them!'" (Sahih Al-Bukhari, No. 5972)

Therefore serving one's parents is even better than jihad so serve your parents as much as you can and gain rewards you can NEVER imagine!

Treating your parents the best:

To be obedient and to show kindness to parents has been enjoined in the Holy Quran in such a manner as to say that among the noble deeds, to obey parents, treat them respectfully and to show kindness to them is next to worshipping Almighty Allah.

The Quran says, "Your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him, and that you be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honour." - Surah Al Isra (17:23).

The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) said:“What a loss is for him! What a loss is for him! What a loss is for him!” Someone asked: “Who, O Allah's Messenger?” He replied: “He whose parents reach old age, either one or both of them, and he does not use their presence (by being good to them, etc.) to cause him to enter Paradise.” (Muslim)


Abdullah bin Mas'ood (RA), observed: "I asked Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) which deed was the best." He replied: 'The Prayer at its appointed hour.' I (again) asked: "Then what?" He replied: 'Kindness to the parents.'... (Sahih Muslim: 120)

So a women in her menses should do what she can to serve her parents in anyway that she can like for eg clean the house so that her parents do less, attend to their every need etc. Surely she will be pleasing Allah so much and gaining unimaginable rewards!


7. Giving dawah:


"And who is better in speech than he who invites to Allah and does righteous deeds, and says: 'I am one of the Muslims.'" [al-Qur'aan, Fussilat(41):33]

A women on her menses can give dawah to other sisters and non Muslims. We should spend our lives inviting others towards Allah whether they are Muslim or non Muslim.

"Let there arise out of you a band of people inviting to all that is good, enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong. They are prosperous ones." (3.104)

We should not argue with them or use a harsh manner but use wisdom, tact and the best approach possible:

Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious. (16:125)

We should enjoin good and forbid evil for it is a duty upon us:

The Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: ‘Indeed, by Allah, you either enjoin good and forbid evil and catch hold of the oppressor and persuade him to act justly and stick to the truth, or, Allah will involve the hearts of some of you with the hearts of others and will curse you as he had cursed them’ (At-Tirmidhi)

Whatever beneficial knowledge we have we should convey it unto others so that they may also benefit from it:

Zaid b. Thabit (RA) narrated the Prophet(Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) said: "May Allah cause to have freshness and brilliance the man who hears what I say and keeps it in mind, then convey it to others. (Ahmad, 5-183)

We should know that any good action another does because of some beneficial knowledge we have shared then we will also have a share of it:

"Whoever guides [another] to a good deed will get a reward similar to the one who performs it." (Sahih Muslim)

So she can give dawah by text, e mail, direct or indirect


8. Best Manners, Character & Conduct


A women on her menses should show the best manners, character and conduct in this blessed month and throughout her life. She should strive to be of those with the best of characters and manners as that is what will elevate us in the hereafter:

Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alahi wasallam) used to say: The best amongst you are those who have the best manners and character. (Related by al-Bukhari)

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) said: There is none heavier in the scales of the Hereafter than good character, (Hadith narrated by al-Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud).

Subhanallah so if we show good character outside of Ramadan then it is of the heaviest on the scales but can you imagine the rewards of good character in Ramadan?

The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: "The best loved by me and the nearest to me on the seats on the Day of Resurrection are those who have the best manners and conduct amongst you, who are intimate, are on good terms with others and are humble, and the most hated by me and who will be on the furthest seats from me are those who are talkative and arrogant." (Tirmidhi)

So let us strive to perfect our manners, character and conduct and know that these good deeds will be of the heaviest on the scales and will enable us to reach the highest ranks of Jannah


9. Charity:


A women in her menses should spend in the way of Allah as much as she can for charity extinguishes sins save one from the fire:

The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) said: “Charity wipes out sins as water extinguishes fire.” (Tirmidhi)

Charity should be paid secretly:

The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) said: “Righteous deeds protect a person from an evil end; a charity spent in secret extinguishes Allah’s wrath; and maintaining good ties of kinship increases ones lifespan.” (Tabaraani)

Removing harmful objects from people’s way is also a charity:

The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) said:“I saw a man enjoying himself in Paradise (simply) because he removed from a road a tree that used to harm people.”(Muslim)
Providing for iftar for others gets one the reward of their fasts: So she can provide others with Iftaar meals even a date will suffice. She can make food and get it sent to the Masjid for those opening their fasts or she can invite others to the house to open iftaar.

She can involve herself in charity work in her local community or for a charity organisation. She can do various projects to raise money and awareness for good cauises.


Conclusion


Therefore a women on her menses must never feel that she is not able to gain the blessings and reward of the month of Ramadan. There is NOTHING stopping her from gaining IMMENSE rewards equal to that of a man. All that is required from her is effort, the right good intentions and sincerety in her actions.

May Allah enable us to gain he best of this month. Ameen



So sister now that you know the facts you can be happy, smile and get worshipping!!! Don't limit yourself to just the odd nights as Laylatul Qadr could be in any of the last 10 nights, so worship as much as you can every day and night for whatever remains of this blessed month. Remember us in your dua's to.
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SafaAuditore
08-24-2011, 10:56 PM
Originally Posted by Tyrion
Make it a night of epic du'a.
LOL :D

Originally Posted by MustafaMc
Sister, wasn't last night the night of the 24th? The night precedes the day in Islam. This would make tonight the 25th of Ramadhan.
Nooo TONIGHT is the night of the 24th lol it’s Wednesday the 24th and Ramadan over here started on august 1st :D

Originally Posted by Innocent Soul
Assalamualaikum

We know sis that it's difficult for you :D. You should not be so angry :hmm:. Calm down it's just a test from Allah. It's something we just have to accept :exhausted. It's not just reciting the Holy Quran and prayers through which we get good deeds. You can do other things which are mentioned here. Please read the ahadith also :)
ahhh thank you so muchhh!! Those are very helpfull!! <3

Originally Posted by Qurratulain
It happens sister.Relax ,Sis Innocent soul has given very good answer.Read it and you will be cooled off.:statisfie
I did and I did cool off, haha thank u so much all of u =)))

Originally Posted by ardianto
Assalamualaikum, sister.
You were waiting for laylatul qadr and you have prepared yourself for it. But then your period is coming and it makes you feel disappointed. My question, why you feel disappointed ?
Cause I thought I wouldn’t be able to be as sincere as I would be if I had the opportunity to pray and read quran, because I always read quran and pray alottt and cry and know it’s sincere and from the heart, but if I can’t do any of that it won’t even feel sincere.

Allah is always fair, sister.
I somehow forgot that :P

My Islamic teacher told me, if we have intention to do something good but then something happen and we cannot implement our intention, our intention still be counted. You have intention to perform ibadah in laylatul qadr, but your period is coming and prevent you to implement your intention. Like my teacher said, your intention still be counted. So, although you cannot perform salah and cannot do i'tikaf like other people, InshaAllah you still get reward, and InshaAllah, same like reward for people who do i'tikaf.
Yayyy, I’m so gladdd… thank you!!!

Originally Posted by Souljette
Asalamualaykum,
There is a thread by brother Hamza that explains what you can do when you have your menses, i'll look for it and send it to you rite now inshallah
I just finished reading it, thank you!!!


Originally Posted by Yanoorah
As Allah decrees Sister nothing to worry about. You can still make dua, you can still do good deeds, Allah swt will not reject your good deeds because you are on your period. There are still odd nights coming, continue making dua, you can read the quraan from your heart too.=) So inshaAllah just say Alhamdulilah as Allah decrees.=)
Alhamdulillahhhh :D

Originally Posted by Hamza Asadullah
Asalaamu Alaikum, Why are you mad & dissapointed when you can earn the same if not more reward than those not on a perioud?

So sister now that you know the facts you can be happy, smile and get worshipping!!! Don't limit yourself to just the odd nights as Laylatul Qadr could be in any of the last 10 nights, so worship as much as you can every day and night for whatever remains of this blessed month. Remember us in your dua's to.
Yes!! haha I’m smiling so big now :D Yea, I know, I’ve been making strong dua every day, and you guys are always sin my dua’s! =) Thank you soooo so much that is an amazing post you had brother, and it’s extremely helpful.




I realllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy appreciate all of thisss, you guys have no idea! lol ur my savioursss <3
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MustafaMc
08-25-2011, 02:13 AM
Originally Posted by Gothique
Nooo TONIGHT is the night of the 24th lol it’s Wednesday the 24th and Ramadan over here started on august 1st :D
Yes, I know today was the 24th, but Islamically the night precedes the day. It goes against our American upbringing of the night following the day. If I understand correctly today was the 24th of Ramadhan, but tonight is the 25th. Someone correct me if I am wrong.
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Hamza Asadullah
08-25-2011, 02:20 AM
Islamically the night comes before the day so the day starts at Maghrib and ends Maghrib next day. So tonight is the 25th night and tomorrow 25th day. Each night in the last ten nights could be Laylatul Qadr particularly the odd nights so lets get worshipping and grab those 83.4 years reward and get our sins past and present wiped out!
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Muslim Woman
08-25-2011, 05:13 AM
:sl:


God Wants Ease for You :)



Name of Counselor
Sahar El-Nadi


It is important to note that refraining from praying and fasting during menses is actually an act of worship — just like observing Prayers and fasting in normal days. A woman is rewarded in both cases for submitting to a divine command and showing obedience to Allah by refraining on specified times, as well as by obliging on other times.



Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, "When a slave falls ill or travels, then he will get reward similar to that he gets for good deeds practiced at home when in good health." (Al-Bukhari)



So, if a woman is a diligent worshipper everyday, her rewards while she is exempted would be equal to her best days of worship.



Make Up For Missed Fasting



Fasting is mandatory in a prescribed number of days a year. One can go on with their lives normally while fasting. It does not restrict one's daily routine to make up for missed fasting days after Ramadan. But when it comes to Prayer, it is quite different.



Prayer is not only about ticking boxes everyday. Prayer requires setting time aside, stopping anything we are doing, and performing physical movements in total focus and concentration.



The average woman menstruates 6 days X 5 Prayers a day = 30 missed Prayers each month. If she were required to make up for them, they will be added to her Prayers on the normal days as extra.



That means she will end up offering more Prayers than men nearly everyday, which is obviously unfair and very exhausting. It will put an added pressure on a wife and mother who already has a lot to take care of daily, which means turning her Prayers into a burden; a mechanical physical movement, and an obligation to get over with, rather than a unique connection with Allah to relax and recharge.



Allah is too Merciful on women to subject them to such hardship. So He so generously exempts women permanently from daily Prayers during that time.

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Being exempted from praying does not mean being "banished" from connecting with Allah. Muslim women can connect with Allah in many ways during this time, for example: by reading to increase your knowledge about Islam and other useful topics, by reciting supplications and dhikr (remembrance of Allah), by reading the Quran, or listening to Quran recitation or revising what you memorized silently, by doing charities and good deeds, by teaching others including children, and by attending Islamic lectures and lessons.

*{We Listen and We Obey}*



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Just_A_Girl13
08-25-2011, 09:16 AM
Originally Posted by Hamza Asadullah
Islamically the night comes before the day so the day starts at Maghrib and ends Maghrib next day. So tonight is the 25th night and tomorrow 25th day. Each night in the last ten nights could be Laylatul Qadr particularly the odd nights so lets get worshipping and grab those 83.4 years reward and get our sins past and present wiped out!
Salaam,

Does this mean I've been off by one day this whole time? :muddlehea Did I somehow manage to miss the first day of fasting and also get the first two (or possibly three) odd-numbered nights wrong? I'm so confused. What day would it be today if it's August 25th, 5:16 AM EST?

Jazak Allahu Khair :)
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MustafaMc
08-25-2011, 10:19 AM
Originally Posted by Just_A_Girl13
Does this mean I've been off by one day this whole time? :muddlehea Did I somehow manage to miss the first day of fasting and also get the first two (or possibly three) odd-numbered nights wrong? I'm so confused.
The first day of Ramadhan and to fast was August 1. As Brother Hamza indicated the Islamic 'day' begins at maghrib instead of midnight for Americans.
What day would it be today if it's August 25th, 5:16 AM EST?
Today is 25th Ramadhan so last night was an odd night of Ramadhan and the 26th begins tonight at sunset.
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Ramadhan
08-25-2011, 01:10 PM
Originally Posted by MustafaMc
The first day of Ramadhan and to fast was August 1. As Brother Hamza indicated the Islamic 'day' begins at maghrib instead of midnight for Americans.
Close, but not accurate.

The first day of Ramadan actually started on maghrib, 31 July. Remember, Islamic calendar starts on maghrib. And the first fasting was on 1 august, but maghrib 1 august was already 2nd ramadan.
I thought Islamic day begins at maghrib for everyone, not only americans?
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Hamza Asadullah
08-25-2011, 01:30 PM
Originally Posted by Just_A_Girl13
Salaam,

Does this mean I've been off by one day this whole time? :muddlehea Did I somehow manage to miss the first day of fasting and also get the first two (or possibly three) odd-numbered nights wrong? I'm so confused. What day would it be today if it's August 25th, 5:16 AM EST?

Jazak Allahu Khair :)
Asalaamu alaikum. Today would be the 25th fast and last night would be the 25th night as night comes before the day in an Islamic day. So tonight would be the 26 the night and tomorrow the 26th day. We should try and spend all the remaining nights in worship as any of these nights could be the night of power.
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