Special Live 'Itikaf' lectures of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr.Muhammad Tahir-Ul-Qadri
From: Jamia al-Minhaj I'tikaf Lahore
Date: Starting 13 Sep
Time: Daily 8.30am (British Standard Time)
The 2nd largest Itekaaf in the whole world takes place in Lahore, Pakistan. It is attended by over 50,000 people. *Spiritual sitting during the last 10 days of Ramadan as practiced by the Prophet Muhammad (Blessings and peace be upon him)
Philosophy of Fasting
Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
One of many purposes to be realised by religion is the purification and purgation of self, soul and beliefs. It is for this purpose that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) said that he was raised as a Prophet for the perfection of moral excellence. It is in this context that the ideal before the mankind is the attainment of highest moral standards, which is possible through purification of self. Going by the teachings of religions of the world, it becomes certain that every religion has highlighted the importance of spiritual purification and moral edification in one form or the other.
THINGS THAT DO NOT BREAK THE FAST
To eat and drink something unintentionally.
A mosquito, fly or any other object going down the throat unintentionally.
Water entering the ears.
Dust or dirt going down the throat.
Swallowing oneâ€™s own saliva.
Taking an injection.
Applying of surma (kuhl: antimony) into the eyes.
Taking a bath to keep cool.
Rubbing oil onto the body or hair.
To vomit unintentionally.
Applying itr or perfume. It is not permitted to inhale the smoke of loban or agar batti whilst fasting. It is also not permitted to smoke cigarettes or inhale its smoke.
Brushing the teeth without tooth paste or powder, e.g., using a miswak, etc.
A dream which makes ghusl wajib (necessary) does not break the fast.
The title's pretty self explanatory.
But basically i'm just curious as to what do you get, if anything at all, from fasting in Ramadan?
If you get nothing, why do you think that is? And what would you ideally LIKE to get?
Muslim Youth League & Farghana Institute presentâ€¦
Ramadan Returns 2009 Spiritual Retreats with Imam Khalid Hussain and Shaykh Ramadan Qadri
Retreat 1: Sat 29th & Sun 30th August 2009 (Sat 7pm - Sun 7pm)
Theme: An Evening of Remembrance & Reflection
Speakers: Shaykh M. Ramadan Qadri (Principal, Farghana Institute)
Performers: Qadri Boudshishi Munshideen
Retreat 2: Sat 12th & 13th September 2009 (Sat 7pm - Sun 7pm)
Topic: Seerat-ur-Rasool (p.b.u.h.): The Model of Integration
Speakers: Imam Khalid Hussain (Leicester) & Shaykh M. Ramadan Qadri
Non Residential: Free Admission
Residential: Â£10 (Iftari & Sehri Included)