What is Eid al-Adha?

Islam has two primary holidays, the first is called Eid al-Fitr (Holiday of the Feast). This holiday takes place at the end of the month of Ramadan. The second holiday is called Eid al-Adha (Holiday of Sacrifice) and is considered the holier of the two holidays. Eid al-Adha takes [...]

2018-08-13T17:31:55+00:00August 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2018-05-13T15:48:48+00:00August 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2017-12-01T21:37:57+00:00August 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:02+00:00February 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:23+00:00January 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:29+00:00December 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:38+00:00October 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|
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