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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

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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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    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

By |July 2nd, 2014|Fasting, On Faith|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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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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    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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    Personal Perspectives on Ramadan

    Saulat Pervez Every year, Muslims experience a unique excitement and jubilation as Ramadan approaches. Homes are cleaned, groceries are stocked, children are prepped – but, above all, many resolutions are made. A time for spiritual nourishment and self-introspection, Ramadan heralds a classic opportunity to draw closer to God, and to bask in the many blessings […]

Personal Perspectives on Ramadan

Saulat Pervez

Every year, Muslims experience a unique excitement and jubilation as Ramadan approaches. Homes are cleaned, groceries are stocked, children are prepped – but, above all, many resolutions are made.

A time for spiritual nourishment and self-introspection, Ramadan heralds a classic opportunity to draw closer to God, and to bask in the many blessings that accompany

By |September 8th, 2010|Fasting|2 Comments
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    Spiritual and Moral Reawakening

    10/15/04 – Today is the first of Ramadan, the month for spiritual reawakening and reaffirmation of faith. It is the month in which Allah “sent down the Criterion to His servant, that it may be an admonition to all worlds”. Allah said, “When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them); […]

Spiritual and Moral Reawakening

10/15/04 – Today is the first of Ramadan, the month for spiritual reawakening and reaffirmation of faith. It is the month in which Allah “sent down the

By |June 24th, 2010|Fasting|0 Comments