The Prophet s said, “Whoever fasts Ramadan and follows it with six days from Shawwal it is as if they fasted the entire year.” (Sahih Muslim) Based on the above hadith the majority of scholars, hanafi, Shafi`i, and Hanbali schools, state that it is recommended to fast six days of the month of Shawwal.
It is permitted to fast these six days separately throughout the month, or consecutively, after Eid al-Fitr and they consider it prohibitively disliked (makruh tahriman - hanafis) and sinful to fast on Eid day itself.
"Ramadan is the (month) in which the Quran was sent down, as a guide to mankind and a clear guidance and judgment (so that mankind will distinguish from right and wrong).." (Q 2:183)
Oh you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you many learn piety and righteousness" (Q 2:183) Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may attain taqwaa." (Q2:183)
FYI Post and Courier News Flash: Central Mosque of Charleston invites public to learn more about Islam
They believe in God and the Last Day, and enjoin the doing of what is right and forbid the doing of what is wrong, and vie with one another in doing good works: and these are among the righteous. al-Qur'an 3:114 (Click for Arabic)
LOVE FOR GOD IN ISLAM at: http://www.islamicity.com/articles/Articles.asp?ref=SI0903-3827
Muslims in South Carolina: Dated March 3, 1753:
Muslims from North Africa, appear in the records of South Carolina. In the South Carolina Council Journal, dated March 3, 1753--No. 21, Pt. 1, pp. 298-299. Two men by the name Abel Conder and Mahamut (Mahomet) petitioned the South Carolina royal authorities in Arabic for their freedom. ALMOST 260 YEARS AGO!!!
Today in 2014
The Central Mosque of Charleston, situated at 1082 King Street, in downtown Charleston, is a house of worship of God for people with ethnic backgrounds of about thirty different nationalities, including blacks, whites, Arabs and non-Arabs. It is open to every Muslim and non-muslim regardless of race, language or ethnicity.
PRAYERS (SALAH) / Worship Services
The Mosque is open for five daily prayers. The weekly religious service, “The Jumuah Prayer”, is held at 1:30pm on Fridays. The CMC also provides wedding and funeral services to Muslims.
Please call the Mosque at 843-720-8614 or use the Contact Us link to schedule a visit at your organization.
Islam – The Straight Path
With over 1 .7 billion Muslims, Islam is the second largest religion of the world. There are about six million Muslims in the U.S.A. Islam is a universal religion for the entire mankind. It is based on the belief and worship of One and Only One God of all. Islam is the Straight Path as given by the Messengers of God, which include Adam, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad. Peace be on all.
The Central Mosque of Charleston Presented a Mega Friday on 12/27/13! Thank you for your participation!
Dinner for all was followed by Evening lecture: Our connection with the Quraan by IMAM AL-QUDAH