Ramadan A Gift From The Creator
Ramadan – A gift from the Creator
Written by: Dr. Maulana Mohammad Najeeb Qasmi
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Edited by: Adrian Mahmood Usmani
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) came with a universal message. His message was not restricted to a certain tribe or a nation. It was not meant for a limited period either. Rather the message he was shouldered with was general and timeless.
After the departure of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) from this world, entire Muslim Ummah, in general, and Ulama, in particular, were entrusted with the noble responsibility of preserving that eternal message of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and passing it on to the subsequent generations. So the interpreters of the Qur’an and scholars of Hadith and Fiqh of different eras have served Islam using the best available resources at their times.
Modern technologies such as websites, WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube and mobile apps are being used currently for sharing Islamic messages and spreading teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). But it needs to be accelerated to maximize the advantages of these technologies.
Some of my sincere friends extended their technical and financial support to me so that I may also take my part in service of Islam by using modern technologies. Our team launched our website ( www.naieebqasmi.com) in 2013 and two mobile applications ( Deen-e-lslam and Haii-e-Mabroor ) in 3 languages in 2015. 18 Ulamas of India and Pakistan and different Islamic institutions have given their reviews about these two apps appreciating the glorious efforts made by me and my team in bringing out such Islamic apps.
While preparing these apps, my articles (around 200) were translated into English and Hindi languages. They were edited by the experts. Hindi translations of the said articles are simple and easy to understand.
By the grace of Allah, English and Hindi translations of these articles have been compiled into 14 books in each language according to subject, totaling them to 28 books in all. Apart from this, seven books were written earlier in Urdu. Nine more books are being compiled in Urdu. These books are collections of various articles which were published in newspapers and magazines at different times.
The month of Ramadan is the ninth one in order, amongst the lunar months. The word “Ramadan” is derived from “Ramada”, which linguistically means “to burn”. Since Allah Almighty purifies and burns away sins of true Muslims, that is why it is called Ramadan. The book, “Ramadan – A gift from the Creator”, describes about the blessings and virtues associated with the holy month of Ramadan. It also describes about various issues associated with fasting in Ramadan and Shawal and rules and legislations concerning Eid-ul-Fitr, sadaqat-ul-fitr and I’tikaaf.
I pray to Allah to accept this small effort made by me with the sole intention of serving Islam. I also pray to Allah for the scholars who wrote encouraging reviews, well-wishers who provided their technical and financial support for this project, translators, editors and designers.
Special thanks to Hazrat Maulana Abul Qasim Numani (Muhtamim of Darul Uloom Deoband), Maulana Mohammad Asrarul Haque Qasmi, M.P. (India) and Professor Akhtar Alwasey (Ex-director of Zakir Hussain Institute of Islamic Studies) for their valuable reviews on the books.
I also express special gratitude to Mr. Adnan Mahmood Usmani for editing these books and to Dr. Shafa’atullah Khan for his consistent support throughout this project.
Mohammad Najeeb Qasmi, Riyadh
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