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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

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 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

Muhammad's Charter of Freedom of Religion to St. Catherine's Monastery

By Dr. Aslam Abdullah
In 628 CE, Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, sent a charter of freedom of religion to St. Catherine’s Monastery at the foot of Mt. Sinai, during a time in history when no one was talking about freedom of religion, cultural pluralism and tolerance, or protection of human life.
Prophet Muhammad’s Statement to […]

By |April 9th, 2014|Common Ground, Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)|0 Comments

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

Islam is the culmination of the universal message of God taught by all of His prophets. Muslims believe that a prophet was chosen for every nation at some point in their history, enjoining them to worship God alone and delivering guidance on how to live peacefully with others. Some of the prophets of God include […]

By |June 28th, 2013|Muhammad, Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), Prophethood|11 Comments

Prophet Abraham (pbuh)

Islam, along with Judaism and Christianity, is an Abrahamic faith. In other words, Muslims revere Abraham as a prophet and true follower of God’s religion. In the Quran, the holy book of Islam, God describes Prophet Abraham, peace be upon him (pbuh), as His friend:

Who could be better in religion than those who direct themselves […]

By |June 27th, 2013|Abraham (Peace Be Upon Him), Prophethood|7 Comments

Jesus

Muslims respect and venerate Jesus, peace be upon him. They consider him to be one of God’s greatest messengers to humankind. The Quran re-affirms his miraculous birth and his miraculous abilities. Furthermore, his mother Mary is regarded as one of the most pure and exalted women of all creation.

At the same time, Islam teaches that […]

By |June 28th, 2012|Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him)|40 Comments

Moses

Moses (Musa), peace be upon him, is a prophet mutually revered by Muslims, Christians, and Jewish people. God relates the story of Moses repeatedly throughout the Quran, His final revelation. While it is similar to the Biblical narrative, it also differs in some crucial places.

The Quran chronicles his journey as an infant into the palace […]

By |June 26th, 2012|Moses (Peace Be Upon Him)|3 Comments

Huffington Post Video: The Journey to Mecca

 

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