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The Blessings of Bismillah

“And I (Allâh) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me (Alone).” Al-Quran: 51:56 Rasulullah Hazrat Mohammad SAW is reported as saying that any dua which begins with  “Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Rahim” (In the name of Allah, the most Gracious, the most Merciful) is not rejected . By saying Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Rahim …

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The Muslim Expression Allahu Akbar

The Muslim expression Allahu Akbar is a commonly said phrase which basically means “Allah (God) is the Greatest.” When this phrase is recited it is called “Takbir” (in Arabic), and often times when Muslims are happy and wishing to express their happiness and joy will say Takbir, and then others …

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How to Wear Hijab to Work

Salaam alaykum or Peace be upon you. Wearing Hijab in the workplace needs to be done from the day you start your job. Otherwise it may create an issue with the employer if you suddenly change your dress. At the very least, it will be uncomfortable to walk into work …

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What is Ramadan in Islam

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic Lunar calendar and the holiest of the four holy months. It begins with the sighting of the new moon after which all Muslim men and women of good physical health are obliged to abstain from all food and drink. It is also …

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Science and the Quran a History

I have been looking into the assertion that the Quran was predictive of science. Sciences that could have have only been know, according to believers, well after the advent of the Quran. It has taken a while to sort things out. There has been a lot of misconception and outright …

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Understanding the five Pillars of Islamic Faith

The ‘five pillars’ of Islam are the fundamental deeds which form the basis of a Muslim’s faith. No matter to which part of the world the Muslim belongs, these five pillars define the basic identity of Muslims and encompass the unity of their faith, their beliefs and their practices. Prophet …

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Who is Required to Perform Hajj

The Hajj is a pilgrimage to Mecca that must be carried out at least once in the lifetime of a Muslim. The Hajj occurs on the last month of the Islamic calendar, Dhu al-Hijjah, from the 8th to the 12th day. The Qur’an makes Hajj a religious duty of every …

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Prophet Muhammad as a Role Model

Since the creation of mankind, God has sent numerous Prophets and Messengers to bring His message and to serve as role models for the people to emulate, in order to find the true path of righteousness and success. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), the last Messenger of Islam, …

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