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    Festival of The Sacrifice

    Azra Awan Muslims from all over the world anticipate the annual three-day celebration of a historical event that took place thousands of years ago during the time of Prophet Abraham [pbuh]1. This occasion, known as Eid-ul-Adha or the Festival of Sacrifice, is a representation of two significant Islamic events: the culmination of the Hajj (or […]

Festival of The Sacrifice

Azra Awan
Muslims from all over the world anticipate the annual three-day celebration of a historical event that took place thousands of years ago during the time of Prophet Abraham 1. This occasion, known as Eid-ul-Adha or the Festival of Sacrifice, is a representation of two significant Islamic events: the culmination of the Hajj (or pilgrimage

By |October 6th, 2014|On Faith, Pilgrimage|0 Comments
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    Universal Lessons of Hajj

    Faisal Kutty Millions of pilgrims from all over the world will be converging on Mecca in the coming days. They will retrace the footsteps of millions who have made the spiritual journey to the valley of Mecca since the time of Adam. Hajj literally means, “to continuously strive to reach one’s goal.” It is the […]

Universal Lessons of Hajj

Faisal Kutty
Millions of pilgrims from all over the world will be converging on Mecca in the coming days. They will retrace the footsteps of millions who have made the spiritual journey to the valley of Mecca since the time of Adam.

Hajj literally means, “to continuously strive to reach one’s goal.” It is the last of

By |October 5th, 2014|On Faith, Pilgrimage|0 Comments

Concept of God in Islam

Concept of God in Islam
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Monotheism, belief in one God, is the most important and foundational concept in Islam. Muslims believe in one God who created the universe and has power over everything within it. He is unique and exalted above everything He creates, and His greatness cannot be compared to His creation. Furthermore, He

By |October 1st, 2014|Concept of God, On Faith|40 Comments
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    Hajj: The Journey of a Lifetime

    by Ni’mah Isma’il Nawwab The hajj, or pilgrimage to Makkah, a central duty of Islam whose origins date back to the Prophet Abraham, brings together Muslims of all races and tongues for one of life’s most moving spiritual experiences. For 14 centuries, countless millions of Muslims, men and women from the four corners of the […]

Hajj: The Journey of a Lifetime

by Ni’mah Isma’il Nawwab
The hajj, or pilgrimage to Makkah, a central duty of Islam whose origins date back to the Prophet Abraham, brings together Muslims of all races and tongues for one of life’s most moving spiritual experiences.

For 14 centuries, countless millions of Muslims, men and women from the four corners of the earth, have

By |September 30th, 2014|On Faith, Pilgrimage|1 Comment
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    Hajj: Origin And Significance

    by Syed Abul Ala Maududi Introduction Hajj, or the Pilgrimage, is the last among those acts of Worship, which Islam enjoins upon you. Like the prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving, it mounds your life and prepares you so that you may live in surrender to Allah. The word Hajj means to make a resolve to visit […]

Hajj: Origin And Significance

by Syed Abul Ala Maududi
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Hajj, or the Pilgrimage, is the last among those acts of Worship, which Islam enjoins upon you. Like the prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving, it mounds your life and prepares you so that you may live in surrender to Allah.

The word Hajj means to make a resolve to visit a holy place:

By |September 30th, 2014|On Faith, Pilgrimage|2 Comments

Why are millions going to Makkah?

877-Why-Islam presents a brief talk given by Mubinul Kathrada at an interfaith luncheon hosted by Zubaida Foundation.

Hajj, or the Pilgrimage, is the last among those acts of Worship, which Islam enjoins upon its followers. Like Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving, it mounds their life and prepares them so that they may live in surrender to Allah

By |September 29th, 2014|Abraham (Peace Be Upon Him), On Faith, Pilgrimage|1 Comment
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    Women in Islam

    877-WHY-ISLAM Brochure Oppressed, inferior, and unequal – for many people, these are the first words that come to mind when thinking about women in Islam. These stereotypes confuse Islam with cultural practices and fail to recognize that Islam has empowered women with the most progressive rights since the 7th century. In Islam, women are not […]

Women in Islam

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Oppressed, inferior, and unequal – for many people, these are the first words that come to mind when thinking about women in Islam. These stereotypes confuse Islam with cultural practices and fail to recognize that Islam has empowered women with the most progressive rights since the 7th century. In Islam, women are not inferior

By |September 24th, 2014|On Faith|40 Comments

Are We Really Inspired by Prophet Muhammad?

By Tarek M. T. Ezzat
In June 2010, Muslims in the UK produced an excellent series of short videos titled “Inspired by Muhammad” to improve public understanding of Islam and Muslims.

This campaign gave an overview of many aspects of the manners, teachings and dealings of Prophet Muhammad which most non-Muslims are not familiar with, and which

By |September 18th, 2014|Muhammad, Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), On Faith, Prophet Muhammad|9 Comments
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    Remembering 9/11 Today

    By Saulat Pervez September 11, 2001, changed everything. We who had led carefree lives centering on our individual routines, blissfully uninformed about international events or the politics of far-flung places, were caught unawares. A stunned nation watched with horror, filled with hurt and anger. Grief engulfed our hearts, questions pricked our minds, and suspicions lurked […]

Remembering 9/11 Today

By Saulat Pervez
September 11, 2001, changed everything. We who had led carefree lives centering on our individual routines, blissfully uninformed about international events or the politics of far-flung places, were caught unawares. A stunned nation watched with horror, filled with hurt and anger. Grief engulfed our hearts, questions pricked our minds, and suspicions lurked in

By |September 11th, 2014|9-11, On Faith|3 Comments
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    Moment of Clarity

    By Daliah Merzaban When endeavouring to explain to someone how I uncovered my spirituality, I usually say it happened quite suddenly, in a moment of clarity. Throughout my childhood and young adult years, God remained in the background of my consciousness. I believed in Him, and performed some rituals of worship to express this belief. Yet […]

Moment of Clarity

By Daliah Merzaban
When endeavouring to explain to someone how I uncovered my spirituality, I usually say it happened quite suddenly, in a moment of clarity.

Throughout my childhood and young adult years, God remained in the background of my consciousness. I believed in Him, and performed some rituals of worship to express this belief. Yet He rarely

By |September 7th, 2014|God, On Faith|0 Comments