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Remembrance & Revival O beloved Muslim Brothers and Sisters: We Brothers and Sisters at The Shield join you in thanking Allah (swt) for blessing us to welcome another month of Ramadaan.  We thank Allah (swt) for allowing us another opportunity to purify our hearts, focus our minds, and strengthen our actions for His (swt) Sake. […]

Open Letter to the Muslim Ulema

“Each one of you is a guardian, and you are all responsible for your guardianship. The Imam is a guardian of the people, and he is responsible for his guardianship of the people.” Prophet Muhammad On the 15th of Rabee’ ul-Awwal 1433 (February 7, 2012), as many as 107 Muslim scholars (Ulema) issued a declaration […]

Ramadan and the Virtue of Righteousness

“The month of Ramadan is that in which the Quran was revealed, a guidance to men and clear proofs of the guidance and the distinction; therefore whoever of you is present in the month, he shall fast therein, and whoever is sick or upon a journey, then (he shall fast) a (like) number of other […]

How Muslims Perceive Ramadan

    “Ramadan is the (month) in which the Qur’an was sent down as a guide to mankind, also Clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (between right and wrong). So every one of you who is present (at his home) during that month should spend it in fasting, but if any one is ill, or on […]

What a Muslim Should Know About Fasting

Fasting in Ramadan is fard (obligatory) for every Muslim who is mature and sane. It is not allowed for the woman who has just had a baby and is impure from that nor the woman during her monthly period to fast until they become clean from that and they are obliged to make up the […]

Ramadan Values

“Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur’an as a guide to mankind, also clear (signs) for guidance and judgment (between right and wrong), so every one of you who is present (at his home) during that month should spend it in fasting…” TMQ 2:185 The graceful month of Ramadan has set […]

Constitution for Mankind

“It was the month of Ramadhan in which the Qur’an was [first] bestowed from on high as a guidance unto man and a self-evident proof of that guidance, and as the standard by which to discern the true from the false” (TMQ 2:185) Introduction Ramadhan is the month of Qur’an. We have often read and […]

Ramadhan-Made History

“We have indeed revealed it, (Al-Quran) in the night of power.” (TMQ 97:1) No doubt that Ramadan is very special to Muslims. As we enter the marked month of forgiveness and mercy, it is important to tie our past with our present, and learn from the Prophet (saw) and his followers what Ramadhan meant to […]