Author: Shaykh Ali Hammuda

Shaykh Ali Ihsan Hammuda is Islam21c's Tarbiya Editor. A UK national of Palestinian origin, he gained bachelors and masters’ degrees in Architecture & Planning from the University of the West of England, before achieving a BA in Shari'ah from al-Azhar University in Egypt. He is currently based in Wales and is a visiting Imām at Al-Manar Centre in Cardiff, and also a senior researcher and lecturer for the Muslim Research & Development Foundation in London. Shaykh Ali is the author of several books including 'The Daily Revivals', 'The Ten Lanterns' and 'The Friday Reminder'. He delivers sermons, lectures and regular classes across the country.

In this final episode, Shaykh Ali Hammuda encourages us to look at life hereon with a fresh perspective. Every day spent in obedience is an ‘Eid. And whilst we must resolve to wholeheartedly reject our bad habits, we should take our energy from Ramadan to ensure we enter this next phase of life filled with intentions to be better.

In Episode 27, Shaykh Ali Hammuda encourages us to continue searching for Laylatul Qadr even beyond the 27th night. Let us replace complacency with eagerness for reward and treasure each remaining hours of Ramadan 1444AH.

As we enter the final few days of Ramadan, the countdown to Eid has begun. People are already buying Eid presents and sending out invitations. After our Ramadan Ibādah, there is one final and important act of worship due before Eid prayers; the paying of Zakatul Fitr.

In Episode 26, Shaykh Ali Hammuda discusses how this should be paid so that it can be a purification for us following a month of obedience. May the work ethic we have earned in Ramadan continue to stay with us well beyond.

Laylatul-Qadr, the glorified and honoured night. It is night in which the angels, led by Archangel Jibrīl, descend and a Divine peace reigns until dawn. This night carries more worth an an entire lifetime. Why is it given such a distinct name?

In Episode 24, Shaykh Ali Hammuda discusses the meaning behind the Night of Power.

Is it true? Is there only a week left until Eid? Have the days of Ramadan slipped by and left us questioning whether we could have – or should have – done more?

In Episode 23, Shaykh Ali Hammuda discusses how to make the best of the remaining blessed days of Ramadan. The end is near. Now race towards the finish line!

We are so close to making nightly prayers a habit, and yet it can often feel like a struggle to maintain it, but the rewards, including Allah smiling upon you, is too great to let slip.

In Episode 21, Shaykh Ali Hammuda shares how we can maintain the momentum of Tarawīh prayer in Ramadan, so that we can make this a nightly habit beyond.