• Obligation of the five daily prayers

    Published on : 26 05 2016

    Prayer is the most obligatory of the Five Pillars of Islam next to the Two Testifications of Faith (I bear witness that there is no deity (worthy of worship) but Allah. And I bear witness that Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger), and it was ordained in the best and the most perfect way for an act […]

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  • Fasting in Sha’bān

    Published on : 23 05 2016

    Sha’bān is the name of the (eighth) month, and it is so called because in this month the Arabs used to disperse (tasha’aba) in search of water, or it was said that they dispersed to carry out raids and forays. Or it was said that it is so called because it sha’aba (branches out or […]

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  • A Righteous Sha’bān

    Published on : 18 05 2016

    We have come to the end of the sacred month of Rajab. The first of Sha’bān 1437 corresponded with Sunday 9th May 2016. Now that we are upon another Sha’bān we must ask: What is the difference between Sha’bān 1436 and Sha’bān 1437?

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  • Islam and Modernity

    Published on : 29 03 2016

    Modernity signifies “both a historical period as well as the ensemble of particular socio-cultural norms, attitudes and practices that arose in post-medieval Europe and have developed since, in various ways and at various times, around the world. While it includes a wide range of interrelated historical processes and cultural phenomena, it can also refer to […]

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  • Prophet Ibrahim: Father of the Prophets

    Published on : 17 03 2016

    The birth of a Great Prophet Ibrahim was born in a house of idolaters, in the kingdom of Babylon. His father Aazar was a well known idol sculptor that his people worshipped. As a young child, Ibrahim used to watch his father sculpting these idols from stones or wood. When his father was done with […]

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  • Husband and Wife Mutual Rights and Obligations

    Published on : 15 03 2016

    In order to ensure an atmosphere of harmony and to promote a cheerful and successful life in the newly established nest of the newlyweds, Islam has provided guidance in defining the relationship between husband and wife and in distributing the rights and obligations arising from this relationship.

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  • Women and the Masjid: Avoiding Extremes

    Published on : 06 03 2016

    Does Islam require — or even permit —- a coed masjid? Without using the term —for obvious reasons—- many people in the US are making suggestions that point in that direction.

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  • How to get ready for death?

    Published on : 24 02 2016

    A Brief Description of the Question: How to get ready for death? The Answer: Allah (SWT) states he created death in this world with his might pursuant to his wisdom by saying in his book, the All-Wise Qur’an: “He Who created Death and Life, that He may try which of you is best in deed: […]

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  • Why Do We Muslims Not Celebrate Valentine’s Day?

    Published on : 16 02 2016

    This question may be answered in several ways: 1- In Islam, the festivals are clearly defined and well established, and no additions or subtractions may be accepted.

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  • Muhammad & the Last Monotheists of Old

    Published on : 07 02 2016

    When Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, was sent with God’s Message to humanity, his mission was not only to bring the truth to a world steeped in ignorance and idolatry, but also to come to the aid of those few people who still clung to true monotheism. Some […]

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