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+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|

God or a Chocolate Chip Cookie?

With the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to sunset. This is a requirement for all Muslim adults who are physically able. Nevertheless, many excited children fast for part of the day. A few days ago, my eight-year-old daughter was practicing fasting. I told her that when she feels [...]

2017-12-01T00:17:44+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:05+00:00 August 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

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. [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:06+00:00 July 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:07+00:00 July 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

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, [...]

2018-05-03T15:40:18+00:00 June 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:09+00:00 June 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|
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