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Kalima Shahada the first Pillar of Islamic Faith

The ‘five pillars’ of Islam are the foundation of a Muslim’s life. They are the fundamental deeds which form the basis of a Muslim’s faith, namely belief in Allah and his messenger, establishing the daily prayers, concern for the needy, self-purification through fasting during Ramadan, and going for the pilgrimage …

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Islamic Story of Prophet Ibrahim

The story of the prophet Ibrahim is one of courage, constancy and sacrifice. This story carries many different forms amongst three of the world’s major religions- Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. However, for Muslims, the story of the prophet Ibrahim’s life carries a special significance in the rational belief of the …

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Eid Prayers Mosque

Eid unity and moments of euphoria Since moving to the United States from Pakistan ten years ago, Eid to me seemed to be a day tinged with sadness. This was more marked in the first few years I celebrated Eid here. I remember crying when my parents called and missing …

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Surah Al Fil

The early revealed Meccan Surah Al-Fil (The Elephant) refers to an event that occurred in the year of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh). Consequently, that particular year was known as the “Year of the Elephant” as a result of the incident narrated in the five verses of …

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Al Asr

Al-Asr, meaning “The time” is the 103rd chapter (sura) of the Quran, and one of the shortest, with just four verses. The Companions of Prophet Mohammed, may Allah bless him and grant him peace nevertheless considered this sura significant to the extent that when they met, they would not depart …

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Muslims and non Muslims

Webster’s defines the word harmony as: a pleasing or congruent arrangement of parts It is indeed possible for Muslims and Non- Muslims to live in harmony. Understanding culture, diversity, and religion takes work on both parts. It is easy to make assumptions, and judgments about others, but it is harder …

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Islamic Wedding Ceremony

The Islamic faith encourages Muslims, when they reach adulthood to marry, for marriage is believed to be a state designated by God. Marriage is seen as a positive force for stability, not necessarily about the joining together of two soul mates, but rather the joining of two families, strengthening the …

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Quran Study Surah Al Lail

Within the splendid creation of Almighty Allah lay differences, mysteries and opposites with the objectives of consoling man in his spiritual yearning. Endeavoring our utmost towards the Creator will undoubtedly confer ease and fulfillment. “By the Night as it conceals (the light); By the Day as it appears in glory;” …

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Fatwasislamic Extremism Islam Muslims Scholars – Yes

Contrary to Christianity or Judaism, Islam does not have anything remotely similar to a canonical hierarchy such as the Vatican and the pope so there are no real leaders of Islam especially in modern times. Historically speaking Islam was disseminated firstly by the Prophet Muhammad and his companions and later …

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