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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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    FAQ’s about Ramadan

    Q: What is Ramadan? A: Ramadan is the name of the ninth Islamic lunar month. It is the month God ordered the Muslims to fast since it was the month He revealed the Quran (the Muslims’ holy scripture) to Muhammad (the final Prophet of God). Muslims abstain from eating, drinking and intimate relations with their […]

FAQ’s about Ramadan

Q: What is Ramadan?

A: Ramadan is the name of the ninth Islamic lunar month. It is the month God ordered the Muslims to fast since it was the month He revealed the Quran (the Muslims’ holy scripture) to Muhammad (the final Prophet of God). Muslims abstain from eating, drinking and intimate relations with their […]

By |August 2nd, 2014|Fasting, On Faith|1 Comment
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    Fasting of Ramadan: A Time for Change

    Taha Ghayyur & Taha Ghaznavi “Fasting in Ramadan develops in a person the real spirit of social belonging, of unity and brotherhood, and of equality before God. This spirit is the natural product of the fact that when people fast they feel that they are joining the whole Muslim society (which makes up more than […]

Fasting of Ramadan: A Time for Change

Taha Ghayyur & Taha Ghaznavi
“Fasting in Ramadan develops in a person the real spirit of social belonging, of unity and brotherhood, and of equality before God. This spirit is the natural product of the fact that when people fast they feel that they are joining the whole Muslim society (which makes up more than one […]

By |July 21st, 2014|Fasting, Social Ties|0 Comments

Why Muslims Fast

Why Muslims Fast?

By |July 7th, 2014|Fasting, On Faith|0 Comments
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    Fasting, an Introduction

    Ælfwine Mischler Fasting the lunar month of Ramadan is such an important Pillar of Islam that Muslims believe that if one dies without having made up the missed fasts, the guardian (or heir) must make them up, for they are a debt owed to God. Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever […]

Fasting, an Introduction

Ælfwine Mischler
Fasting the lunar month of Ramadan is such an important Pillar of Islam that Muslims believe that if one dies without having made up the missed fasts, the guardian (or heir) must make them up, for they are a debt owed to God.

Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever observes fasts […]

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    Ramadan at College

    Fasting in the month of Ramadan at college can be both a challenging and rewarding experience. Juggling school work and exams along with personal goals and extra worship might be both stressful and frustrating at times. Yet, the ambience created by the presence of fellow Muslims becomes both heartening and spiritually uplifting. “It is more […]

Ramadan at College

Fasting in the month of Ramadan at college can be both a challenging and rewarding experience. Juggling school work and exams along with personal goals and extra worship might be both stressful and frustrating at times. Yet, the ambience created by the presence of fellow Muslims becomes both heartening and spiritually uplifting.

“It is more encouraging […]

By |July 2nd, 2014|Fasting, Social Ties|0 Comments
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    Ramadan: The Month of Fasting

    877-WHY-ISLAM Brochure. Request a copy View in PDF In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Fasting is a common form of worship among the various religions across the world. Its spiritual benefits are widely recognized even though its frequency, practice and duration may differ from faith to faith. Islam places great […]

Ramadan: The Month of Fasting

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

Fasting is a common form of worship among the various religions across the world. Its spiritual benefits are widely recognized even though its frequency, practice and duration may differ from faith to faith. Islam places great importance on […]

By |June 29th, 2014|Brochures Online, Fasting, On Faith|1 Comment

What Jesus (pbuh) said about Fasting

by Imam Shabir Ally
The Gospel of Matthew shows that Jesus “fasted forty days and forty nights” (Matthew 4:21). The Gospel of Luke adds the detail that “in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered” (Luke 4:2). Since Jesus fasted, his true followers will also fast, if they indeed […]

By |June 29th, 2014|Common Ground, Fasting, Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him)|2 Comments
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    A Month of Fasting, Not Feasting

    Just as a balance must be maintained between the demands of our daily routines and our Ramadan resolutions, a conscious effort should be made to establish a similar symmetry with reference to our consumption of food and socialization during Ramadan. “For some reason, Ramadan has given rise to a culture of month-long feasting within the […]

A Month of Fasting, Not Feasting

Just as a balance must be maintained between the demands of our daily routines and our Ramadan resolutions, a conscious effort should be made to establish a similar symmetry with reference to our consumption of food and socialization during Ramadan.

“For some reason, Ramadan has given rise to a culture of month-long feasting within the community,” […]

By |June 29th, 2014|Fasting, Muslim Heritage|0 Comments
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    Benefits of Fasting

    by Fatin Khairallah The blessed month of Ramadan is a time for inner reflection, self-discipline and self-improvement. If put into proper practice, these self-checks lead to purification of the inner-self. The fasting performed in Ramadan is one of the most successful ways to formulate good habits. When conducted for the worship of God, fasting gives […]

Benefits of Fasting

by Fatin Khairallah
The blessed month of Ramadan is a time for inner reflection, self-discipline and self-improvement. If put into proper practice, these self-checks lead to purification of the inner-self. The fasting performed in Ramadan is one of the most successful ways to formulate good habits. When conducted for the worship of God, fasting gives one […]

By |June 29th, 2014|Fasting, Social Ties|1 Comment
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