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Profiles in Islam Sayidatina Fatimah Ra

Sayidatina Fatimah (ra) is the youngest daughter of our beloved Prophet SAW. Out of all the children, she was the most beloved to him. He said, “The Queen of the ladies in Jannah is Fatimah.” He also said, “Fatimah is part of my body. Whoever grieves her, grieves me.” When …

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How Isha Prayers are Offered by Muslims

Allah, “the Exalted in Might, the Wise,” created man out of a tiny clot for the sole purpose of worshiping him without ascribing partners of any kind to him. Every Muslim must obey and submit oneself totally to the will of Allah. Man is destined to remember and worship Allah at all …

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Story of the Prophet Sulaiman

Dawud, prophet and second king of the United Kingdom of Israel and Judah, had nineteen sons who all wanted to inherit his throne. With Allah’s guidance Dawud chose as his heir the youngest, Sulaiman, for his wisdom. When Dawud died Sulaiman became prophet and king at the age of thirteen. …

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Pilgrimage to Mecca why Muslims Perform Hajj

Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam. It is the pilgrimage that all able bodied Muslims are required to take to the most holy city of Mecca. The pilgrimage is made annual between the 8th and 12th days of the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah. This pilgrimage brings Muslims from …

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Muslim Funeral

For Muslims, an Islamic funeral ceremony is the process of changing realities rather than just a burial. The soul may have left the body but the rituals of death are not over. If the person is still able to speak in their final moments it is recommended to prompt them …

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Yahya John the Baptist

In the era of unrighteousness, Zakariya was apprehensive to find an heir to carry on his godly task. His prayer was answered when, in his prime of life, was born a son Yahya (John), in the midst of prodigies; Yahya was the herald of Jesus (Isa), son of Mary (Mariam) and was …

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Hajj Dress Code Ihram

Hajj is the Arabic word for pilgrimage, and it is a time where Muslims from all over the world gather at the Kaaba in Makkah for worship. It is a time for togetherness and unity, a time where there is no difference between a king and a beggar. To that …

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Why does Islam allow Polygamy

A true religion is the one which is for all land and all time, which doesnot change or need changes with time. The true religion should keep in mind the weaknesses and strengths of man, and should inculcate the need for the betterment of the society as a whole. IT …

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Finding Halal Food

How to Find Halal Food in Non-Muslim Countries When people who travel for extended periods are asked what they miss most about their home country, they invariably answer, “the food.” While Burger King, Dunkin Donuts, Chili’s, and the like seem to be pandemic across the globe, what of dietary restrictions? …

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Story of the Prophet Ibrahim

Prophet Ibrahim, known as the father of all prophets was born on the 14th of Rajab which is the 7th month of the Islamic lunar calendar. He took birth in an idolater house in Babylon and his father was the sculptor of hundreds of such idols. However Ibrahim did not …

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