Why Muslims Fast

An excerpt from AbdulWahid Hamid's Islam The Natural Way Every year, for one complete lunar month-the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, adult Muslims are required to fast. From dawn to sunset in the month of Ramadan, they refrain from all food and drink and sexual relations with the spouse. [...]

2017-12-01T00:22:08+00:00 June 24th, 2010|Fasting, Ramadan|

Pilgrimage (Hajj)

Hajj literally means, “to continuously strive to reach one’s goal.” The Hajj, or Pilgrimage to Mecca, is a once-in-a-lifetime obligation for those who have the physical and financial ability to undertake the journey. The Hajj is essentially a re-enactment of the rituals of the great prophets and teachers of faith. [...]

2017-12-12T01:13:55+00:00 June 24th, 2010|Hajj, Islamic Teachings, Pilgrimage|


Fasting is an act of deep personal worship to God in which Muslims seek to raise their level of God-consciousness. The act of fasting redirects the heart away from worldly activities and towards the remembrance of God. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. It begins with [...]

2017-12-01T00:22:08+00:00 June 24th, 2010|Fasting, Ramadan|

Hajj: One Year Later

Hesham A. Hassaballa, M.D For the rest of my life, this time of year in the Islamic calendar will always be dear to me. This is the Hajj season, and Muslim pilgrims from all over the world are descending upon the holy cities of Mecca and Medina to perform the [...]

2017-12-01T00:22:08+00:00 January 1st, 1970|Hajj, Pilgrimage|
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