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5 months ago 4839
Praise be to Allah alone, who guides His servants to worship Him and blesses them with special seasons, days and nights as opportunities to draw closer to Him and His Pleasure. The 9th Day of Dul-Hijjah is one such day and it is known as the Day of Arafat. It is the day when millions of pilgrims gather at the plain of Arafat as an obligatory ritual of Haj.
Almost anyone who has performed Haj agrees that the standing on Arafat is the...
5 months ago 8069
Every year millions of Muslims from all over the world travel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the Major and Minor Pilgrimages. These pilgrims use a variety of land, air and sea routes to reach their destination, according to where they are travelling from. However you will never have met a pilgrim who has made a truly testing journey as the man we are going to tell you about. A Muslim pilgrim from Bosnia left his home town in the December...
6 months ago 4716, By : Mufti Usman
The Muslim calendar holds two Eid festivals. The first, Eid al-Fitr, that marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. The second, known as the Eid al-Adha, commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim A.s to sacrifice his son Ishmael as an act of obedience to Allah.
Eid al-Adha (the Feast of Sacrifice), which is the tenth day of the month of Dhu’l-Hijjah. It comes after the completion of the Hajj, for when the Muslims complete...
7 months ago 5264
An atheist once asked me that if the universe was created by God, then who created Him; or, if your God was there at first then I can say that the big bang was there at first.
If you say that the Big Bang came before everything else, then you have not studied the Big Bang theory and you are contradicting its meaning and basic idea. Because this theory affirms that if it is proven that the universe is constantly expanding it means it was...
7 months ago 7493
Muslims don't drink alcohol or use alcohol-based products when cooking. Why is alcohol forbidden in Islam?
Alcohol and other intoxicants are forbidden in the Quran, as they are a bad habit that drive people away from the remembrance of God. Several different verses address the issue, revealed at different times over a period of years. A complete ban on alcohol is widely accepted among Muslims, as part of wider...
8 months ago 8600, By : Mohammad El Sadafy
Dr. Ali Ahmed Mashael, Grand Mufti at the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD), answers your questions
A UAE resident asks, 'Can I hug my wife while fasting'?
Dr. Ali Ahmed Mashael: In Ramadan, it could stir desire and therefore, hugging and kissing is forbidden.
Physical affection between a married couple during Ramadan corrupts the worship.
A couple must refrain from doing this...
8 months ago 5521, By : Mufti Usman
This Kashmiri Muslim is one of millions of worshipers across the globe who are praying on the final Friday in Ramadan
These Pakistani Muslims are performing the ritual of washing before their prayers, during their most solemn period of the year
Thousands attended prayers in the grand Faisal mosque in Islamabad in preparation for the end of Ramadan on Tuesday
Thousands were forced to...
8 months ago 4355
Ramadan is one of the holiest months in the Islamic calendar. It is a month in which the faithful can receive countless blessings from Allah and be engrossed in prayer and worship to him. As Ramadan has come and is now slowly nearing towards its end, the last 10 blessed nights of Ramadan are upon us.
Below we will give you a few useful tips to get the best out of Lailatul Qadr. Many Muslims wrongly believe that only the night of 27th...
8 months ago 13490
Under the fold of Islam there are many things that one may have to take into account as per the requirement that he or she is not violating any of the laws and commandments that are laid down in Islam. There have been quite a lot of modernizations in today's time regarding which we have little or no information. Over the years there have been certain concepts that have been revised regarding a lot of different topics. Today's read is...
1 year ago 5230
When a person accepts Islam, reconfirms his or her faith, or prays any of the five daily prayers, they also affirm their belief in Muhammad (peace be upon him) as a Prophet of God; the final Prophet.
In addition to this over 1.5 billion people the world over believe that Prophet Muhammad’s life is worthy of being emulated and aspired to. However many people embrace Islam without really knowing Prophet Muhammad (may the mercy and...
1 year ago 5502, By : Amal Al-Sibai
Five times a day, Muslims all over the world face the direction of the Kabah in Makkah, to perform the obligatory prayers. Prayer is the second pillar of Islam; meaning it is compulsory on every Muslim to pray at the prescribed times.
The Muslim prayer, unlike in other religions, combines the physical, mental, and spiritual. The prayer or salah involves a series of movements, along with the recitation of certain verses of the Holy...
2 years ago 7192, By : DVORA MEYERS
One very spiritual day in L.A.
On May 3rd, a cohort of twenty Jews and Muslims in Los Angeles got together to do something they usually do without the other — pray.
From sunrise until sunset, the fellows from NewGround, a nonprofit that fosters dialogue and partnerships between Muslims and Jews at the community level, moved from one site to another all over Los Angeles. They started at the beach in Santa Monica at dawn and then...
2 years ago 5588
2 years ago 7011
The Islamic call to prayer knowns As The adhan, calls us to gratitude, appreciation and attentiveness--things.
The prayer carpet is carried by the Muslim when he travels abroad. At the times of prayer, he will determine the direction of Mecca, roll out his prayer carpet, and say his prayers to Allah.
The Muslim is called to prayer five times a day. The call to prayer is heard at dawn, at the midday, about the middle of the afternoon,...
2 years ago 9750
All are welcome
In many oghtf the world's most beautiful mosques, visiting hours are limited and non-believers must tread warily. But not Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The gleaming white, fairytale-like structure, unveiled in 2007, was built with the express purpose of promoting interactions between not only Muslim cultures, but between Islam and other religions as well.
Diversity is reflected by the mosque’s...