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 [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:58+00:00 September 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:59+00:00 September 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Islam in North America: Introduction

North America has been home to Muslims for a long time Muslims first arrived in North America centuries before Columbus due to trading expeditions with Native Americans. After Columbus, the slave trade transported African Muslim slaves, who retained their spiritual practice and religious identity, to the Americas. Over the next [...]

2018-05-13T15:52:23+00:00 September 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Baghdad: Foundation

The Founding of Baghdad Abbasid Caliph al-Mansur founded Baghdad on July 20, 762 C.E., intending it to serve as the capital of Islam and calling it “Madinat-us-Salaam,” or City of Peace. Baghdad was also known as the Round City because it was constructed in a circular shape, consisting of [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:59+00:00 September 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Rush to Virtue

By Abu Zayd Muhammad, the final prophet of Islam, stated: “Every Muslim should give charity.” He was asked, “What if one cannot?” He replied, “Then he should go find work and help himself and others.” He was asked, “What if one cannot?” The Prophet, peace be upon him (pbuh), replied,“Then [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:59+00:00 September 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Women in Islam

877-WHY-ISLAM Brochure Request a copy View in PDF 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 [...]

2018-05-03T15:38:16+00:00 September 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|
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