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7 months ago 5631
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...
7 months ago 8882
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...
7 months ago 5524, 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...
8 months ago 6071
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...
8 months ago 8298
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...
9 months ago 9395, 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...
9 months ago 6012, 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...
9 months ago 4797
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...
9 months ago 15680
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 5685
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...