“In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful.”
Is Suicide Bombing a Part of Islam?
Comiting suicide in general is Haram in Islam.
Suicide bombing is Haram - Prohibited!
Committing suicide is completely prohibited in Islam, and here's why. According to the Holy Qura'an:
“Give generously for the cause of God and do not with your own hands cast yourselves into destruction. Be charitable; God loves the charitable.” (Quran: Ch 2, verse 195)
Killing innocent human being is prohibited in Islam:
“That was why We laid it down for the Israelites that whoever killed a human being, except as punishment for murder or other villainy in the land, shall be deemed as having killed all mankind; and that whoever saved a human life shall be deemed as having saved all mankind.” (Quran: Chapter 5 verse 32)
Learn your Deen for the sake of what you are fighting for.
The only destiny for the one that commits suicide bombing is the HellFire - FOREVER! And Allah knows best.
“Whoever fasts Ramadan and follows it with six days from Shawwal, it is as if they fasted the entire year.” [Muslim, Thirmidhee, Abu Dawud]
It is highly recommended to fast six days of the month of Shawwal.
How to Fast in Shawwal after Ramadan/Eid al-Fitr
It is best to fast six days consecutively. It is also permitted to fast these six days separately/ non-consecutively throughout the month, after Eid al-Fitr, during Shawwal.
However, delaying the fast can result in one becoming lazy and not fasting, so it is best to fulfill the sunnah by fasting six days consecutively immediately after Eid al-Fitr in Shawwal. However, neither is disliked and both consecutive and non-consecutive days will fulfill the sunnah, inshallah. If you fear that you will not be able to fulfill the recommendation due to laziness or forgetfulness, then you should hasten to fast the six days consecutively immediately after Eid al-Fitr.
Reward for Fasting Six Days of Shawwal after Ramadan
The reward is equivalent to having fasted for the entire year. “Whoever fasts Ramadan and follows it with six days from Shawwal, it is as if they fasted the entire year.” [Muslim, Thirmidhee, Abu Dawud]
Also, a good deed in Islam is rewarded 10 times, so fasting 30 days in Ramadan and 6 days more days after Eid al-Fitr during Shawwāl is equivalent to fasting the whole year in terms of reward.
Can I Fast on Eid al-Fitr?
No. However, you may start your six days of fasting beginning the day after Eid al-Fitr, in the month of Shawwal.
When is the First Day of Shawwal?
The first day of Shawwāl is Eid al-Fitr.
Fasting Six Days of Shawwal after Ramadan is Like Fasting the Entire Year
If you are able to fulfill this sunnah, you should take advantage of this opportunity of acquiring such an enormous reward.
“Whoever prays during the Night of Decree/ Lailatul-Qudar, with firm belief and expecting reward for it, his previous sins are forgiven,” -Bukhari and Muslim
When is the Night of Degree?
The Night of Decree is one of the odd nights of the last ten nights in Ramadan.
The Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “I was informed (of the date of the Night of Decree) but I was caused to forget it (or I forgot); so, search for it in the odd nights of the last ten nights of the month of Ramadan.” Reported by Muslim
Signs of Laylatul-Qadr: The Morning After Laylatul-Qadr
The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, described the morning after Lailatul-Qadr, so that we may know when it occurred. The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “On the morning following Lailatui-Qadr the sun rises not having any rays, as if it were a brass dish, until it rises up.” -[Muslim, Abu Dawud, Tirmithi and Ibn Majah]
Special Invocation for the Night of Decree
Supplicate by saying “O’ Allah! You are the Most Forgiving, and You love forgiveness; so forgive me.”
Strive more in worship during the last ten nights of Ramadan.
Stay awake all night for prayer and devote all your time to worshiping your Lord
Get the whole family involved by making sure they are also worshipping Allah.
Devote yourself in worshipping Allah, and seeking His forgiveness.
Be more diligent in worshipping Allah during the last ten nights of Ramadan.
Allah (SWT) says in his noble Quran: “Verily, We sent it (the Quran) down in the night of Al-Qadr (Decree)* And what will make you know what The Night of Decree is? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. Therein descend the angles and the Ruh (Gabriel) by Allah’s permission with all Decrees (All that nights), there is peace (and goodness from Allah to His believing slaves) until the appearance of dawn”[Al-Qadr:97]. Whoever is deprived of its good is really deprived (of something great).
Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam. Spending in charity and doing kind acts during the month of Ramadan is more virtuous than during any other month.
Zakat is a certain amount of wealth and property that a muslim has to pay yearly for the benefit of the poor. Every muslim with a certain amount of wealth must pay zakat. It purifies one’s wealth. If you are not sure how much you have to pay, ask your Imam.
“And those who hoard up gold and silver (zakat of which has not been paid) and spend them not in the way of Allah, announce unto them a painful torment. On the day when that wealth will be heated in the fire of Hell and with it will be branded on their foreheads, their flanks, and their backs, (and it will be said unto them): This is the treasure which you hoarded for yourself. Now taste of what you used to hoard.” [9:34-35]
The Recipients of Zakat
As mentioned in the Quran, the recipients of zakat fall within eight groups of people:
Zakat for the poor
Zakat for the needy who do not beg
To attract the hearts of those who have been inclined towards Islam
To free the captives
For those in debt
For Allah’s cause: those fighting in war for the cause of Islam
To a traveler who is cut off from everything, and
Those employed to collect funds for the above
“And let not those who covetously withhold of that which Allah has bestowed on them of His bounty (wealth) think that it is good for them; the things which they covetously withheld (Zakat) shall be tied to their necks like a color on the Day of Resurrection.” [3:180]
The Night Prayer/At-Tarawheeh means to stand in prayer at night during the month of Ramadan. It starts after the ‘isha’ prayer until the start of fajr.
“Whoever stood in the prayer in Ramadan with faith and hoping for the reward, will have his previous sins forgiven.” Bukhari and Muslim
How to Perform At-Tarawheeh
The night prayer is in pairs if two. You should perform eleven raka’aat, pronouncing the tasleem after every two, and then concluding the prayer with one rak’ah of Witr.
The sunnah for Tarawheeh prayers is eleven rak’ahs. The tasleem (as-Salamu ‘Alaykum) should be done after every two rak’ahs.
“two by two; and if any of you fears that the dawn is about to break, then he should pray one rak’ah, which will be witr for what he has already prayed.” Bukhari and Muslim
It is Recommended to Prolong the Tarawheeh Prayers
Praying slowly and prolonging the prayers is better and more complete, as long as it does not cause any hardship. Praying extremely quickly will cause the prayer to be invalid because it could cause abandonment of obligatory acts and pillars of prayer.
Can Women Attend the Tarawheeh Prayers?
Women can attend the Tarawheeh prayers; however, they must dress modestly and not beautify themselves with perfume or makeup, or anything that will cause fitna.
Sunnah: The Night Prayer/At-Tarawheeh
It is the sunnah to perform the taraeheeh prayer in the nights of Ramadan. He who performs the Tarawheeh prayer with the imam until the end, it would be considered as though he had spend the whole night praying.