Five Pillars of Islam

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    Towards Purification

    For Abdullah Alvarez, Ramadan is a time of intense focus on Islam. He tries to spend as much time at the mosque as possible, reciting Quran and attending any study circle. One of the things which helped him last Ramadan was to create a schedule around the 99 names of God. He chose three names […]

Towards Purification

For Abdullah Alvarez, Ramadan is a time of intense focus on Islam. He tries to spend as much time at the mosque as possible, reciting Quran and attending any study circle.

One of the things which helped him last Ramadan was to create a schedule around the 99 names of God. He chose three names per […]

By |February 15th, 2015|Fasting, On Faith, Social Ties|0 Comments
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    Worship in Islam

    877-WHY-ISLAM Brochure. Request a copy View in PDF In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful   Since the beginning of human history, worship has played a central role in people’s lives. Devotion to a higher being continues to tie humanity together despite differences in customs and a variety of beliefs. We […]

Worship in Islam

877-WHY-ISLAM Brochure.

Request a copy View in PDF

In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

Since the beginning of human history, worship has played a central role in people’s lives. Devotion to a higher being continues to tie humanity together despite differences in customs and a variety of beliefs. We often associate worship with […]

By |January 10th, 2015|Articles of Faith, Brochures Online, On Faith, Prayer|10 Comments
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    Prayer

    God has ordered Muslims to pray at five set times of day: Dawn, before sunrise: Fajr. Midday, after the sun passes its highest point: Dhuhr. The late part of the afternoon: Asr. Just after sunset: Maghrib. Late evening: Isha. Prayer sets the rhythm of the day This prayer timetable gives Muslims a pattern for their […]

Prayer

God has ordered Muslims to pray at five set times of day:

Dawn, before sunrise: Fajr.
Midday, after the sun passes its highest point: Dhuhr.
The late part of the afternoon: Asr.
Just after sunset: Maghrib.
Late evening: Isha.
Prayer sets the rhythm of the day
This prayer timetable gives Muslims a pattern for their day.

In Islamic countries, the public call to […]

By |January 9th, 2015|Five Pillars of Islam, On Faith|10 Comments

Interfaith Action On Hunger: A Shared Obligation

J. Andreas Hipple
With more than 1 billion undernourished people – many of them children – across the globe, hunger is a problem that affects all religions and nationalities. The roots of hunger are as diverse as the communities that it affects; conflict, natural disaster, water shortages, disease, climate change, and, of course, poverty are among […]

By |December 11th, 2014|Charity, Common Ground, Society|0 Comments
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    Adhan: Call to Prayer

    It’s the first thing recited in the ears of a newborn babe; it’s often the first thing recited in a new home. And it rings out in mosques, Islamic schools, homes, and on the street in Muslim communities five times a day. The adhan, or Islamic call to prayer, is an integral part of the […]

Adhan: Call to Prayer

It’s the first thing recited in the ears of a newborn babe; it’s often the first thing recited in a new home. And it rings out in mosques, Islamic schools, homes, and on the street in Muslim communities five times a day. The adhan, or Islamic call to prayer, is an integral part of the […]

By |December 10th, 2014|On Faith, Prayer|0 Comments
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    Declaration of Faith

    The Shahada or Testimony of Faith The First Pillar of Islam The word “Muslim” means one who submits to the will of God, regardless of their race, nationality or ethnic background. Becoming a Muslim is a simple and easy process that requires no pre-requisites. One may convert alone in privacy, or he/she may do so […]

Declaration of Faith

The Shahada or Testimony of Faith
The First Pillar of Islam
The word “Muslim” means one who submits to the will of God, regardless of their race, nationality or ethnic background. Becoming a Muslim is a simple and easy process that requires no pre-requisites. One may convert alone in privacy, or he/she may do so in the […]

By |November 16th, 2014|Five Pillars of Islam, On Faith|21 Comments

Hunger: Our Responsibility and Ultimate Reality!

By Mahbubur Rahman
For the first time in human history, the number of people suffering from chronic hunger has reached one billion! Today, one out of every six persons in the world is starving. According to a UN report, about 25,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes. More unfortunately, it is children who […]

By |November 13th, 2014|Charity, Social Ties, Society|0 Comments
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    Becoming Spiritually Punctual

    by Daliah Merzaban Praying the five daily prayers on time Before I genuinely began to cultivate and nurture my relationship with God, I regarded the five daily prayers that Islam enjoins on believers as laborious. It seemed impractical to expect that I would be able to stop what I was doing during my busy work schedule […]

Becoming Spiritually Punctual

by Daliah Merzaban
Praying the five daily prayers on time
Before I genuinely began to cultivate and nurture my relationship with God, I regarded the five daily prayers that Islam enjoins on believers as laborious. It seemed impractical to expect that I would be able to stop what I was doing during my busy work schedule to take […]

By |October 19th, 2014|On Faith, Prayer|0 Comments
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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