Pillars of Islam
This articles focuses on time management and how time should be properly implemented in a way that pleases Allah.
This article speaks in detail on how every Muslim should assess themselves and the record of good and bad deeds.
Watching TV and videos has become the most popular modern pastime for young people. Business people have made good use of this and are continually producing more and more exciting, enthralling films. We can sit down to a smorgasbord of soap operas, live talk shows, scary films, horror films, science-fiction films, action films, old black-and-whites,
In Ramadan, Muslims everywhere in the world enter into a season of intensive worship, which is characterized by fasting, praying, and training for self-control and discipline, in order to become a better and spiritually purified human being. This season is the month of Ramadan, which is the ninth month in the lunar calendar. A sacred
This consists of specialized terms relating to Hajj with their meanings.
All Muslims who fulfill certain conditions must perform Hajj at least once in their lifetime.
The first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah have been singled out especially for great merits and excellences like no other days in the Islamic calendar
Muslims must make greater efforts to understand tawheed - worshipping Almighty Allah alone.
Report for the year 2000 ranked the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 26th.
There are means in Islam that strengthen a person's connection with God, one of which is Hajj.
This article is about the benefits of the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah.
Fatwas and questions addressing matters newly introduced into Hajj and juristic rules pertaining to important rituals.
For any deed to be accepted from an Islamic perspective, it has to meet certain criteria: it should be both righteous and sincere. Allah the Almighty says in His Ever-Glorious Qur’an: [whoever expects to meet his Lord, let him work righteousness, and, in the worship of his Lord, admit no one as partner] (Al-Kahf 18:110).
Hajj is considered a healing program because it touches the human self.
In every worship there is wisdom; it just needs some reflection and meditation to explore the secrets.
The fifth Pillar of Islam is the pilgrimage to Makkah and its surroundings known as Hajj. All Muslims are obligated to make Hajj once in their lifetimes if they can afford it and are otherwise able to do so. The Hajj is made from the eighth to the twelfth of the Islamic month of Dhul-Hijjah.Muslims
The article provides the ways to reflect on the story of Prophet Ibrahim and how he was willing to sacrifice his child Isma`il (Pbuh).
The drape or covering of the Kabah, known as the kiswah, has an interesting history through different eras. Some scholars argue that the first kiswah was made by the Prophet Ismail (peace and blessings be upon him). It is mentioned by others that the first kiswah was made by Adnan ibn Ad, a great- great-grandfather
The basic principles required from the person who intends sacrificing Udhiyah to mark Eid al Adha festival.
Inspired by the verses of the Qur’an and the traditions and practices of the Prophet and his Companions, the giving of Sadaqah (charity) to individuals or institutions has remained widespread among the Muslims. The Prophet was the most generous of men. He used to give with his own hand. When asked for anything, he never
The model of sacrifice that can be learnt from the story of Prophet Ibrahim and his son Isma'il who was himself a prophet of Allah.
Zakah is a portion of one’s wealth that must be given to the poor or to other specified causes. The word “zakah” comes from the verb meaning to purify or cleanse. It is the third Pillar of Islam and is obligatory for all those who are financially able. Zakah means the giving of a specific share of one’s
The Muslim individual is required to pay zakah as an expression of obedience to Allah. It goes hand in hand with salah (ritual Prayers)
Charity is of two types in Islam. One that is compulsory called Zakat, and voluntary charity which is referred to as (Sadaqah).
The article discusses the conditions that a Muslim should observe before engaging in the duty of fasting the month of Ramadan.
Ibn `Abbas used to say to his tongue, “O tongue! Say something good to win, or abstain from evil to be safe.” Surely Allah will be merciful to those who check their utterances and weigh their words. He Almighty says [Not a word does he utter but there is a sentinel by him, ready (to
The joy that millions feel as Ramadan comes upon them once more is difficult to put into words. Those who are not Muslim cannot imagine what Ramadan is really like. It must seem like a severe diet that lasts for a month. How, they say, can people look forward to going without food and drink
As we are spiritually preparing for the month of Ramadan, I would like to suggest the following program to help everyone—including those who go to work early in the morning or to school—have an enjoyable, organized, and well-spent month. Many people hold the perception that fasting in Ramadan demands a tremendous amount of energy, and
The merits of Qiyam al layl (The Night prayer) in several hadith mentioning the reward and weight of the deed as a form of encouragement.
The last ten days of Ramadan are very special days in the life of every Muslim. They are the most blessed days in the blessed month of Ramadan
Voluntary abstinence from food has been a spiritual purification rite in many religions. The Qur'an also indicates that as a practice of the past religions.
The article shows us some of the things that a fasting person is supposed to do, and how they are related to the concept of piety.
The benefits of Ramadan are not limited to either "spiritual" or "temporal" elements of life. What are the significances of fasting?
The article identifies some moral benefits and objectives of fasting in Islam. How it helps to develop quality behaviors
The heart of one who sincerely fasts is open to the contemplation of the magnificence of the countless bounties of God
Physical purity means cleanliness of the body, clothing and environment. Muslims must have perfect physical purity to pray the Salah.
The article shares some important tips in order to enable us to benefit optimally from our performance of hajj.
Zakah is an obligatory act of Islam. It is one of the pillars of Islam. Muslims have to observe this as a form of obedience to Allah.
Details about things that the pilgrim after assuming the state of ihram (intention for hajj) must avoid for him to perfect his worship.
Hajj is more than being rituals. The faithful hope that it will bring about a deep spiritual transformation.
The first ten days are a great blessing from Allah to His servants, which is appreciated properly by the righteous persons
Hajj and `Umrah are the pilgrimages of Islam. Hajj is usually referred to as the major pilgrimage, and `Umrah as the lesser one
A brief explanation to the best way of performing 'Umrah in Islam, its pillars and how it differs from Hajj.
When a person travels to perform the rites of Hajj, he is reminded of his journey to Allah and the Hereafter
The article addresses the kind of connection that exists between Hajj and life, as they need special preparation and goals
Among the good deeds we have done during Hajj days and which we should always do is supplication
The rites of Hajj are spread over only a few days, as symbolic guidelines, they stand people in good stead for the rest of their lives.
Muslims who are performing Hajj should be keen to know the meaning and values of Hajj and learn to internalize them.
The article highlights the essential sheria (Juristic) objectives and benefits of Hajj rites and practices.
On the Day of `Arafah, Allah's mercy and forgiveness are showered on His servants. Do you know how great and immense is Allah's mercy?
Zakat al Fitr is a small amount that Muslims are obliged to pay as charity at the end of Ramadan. It is unanimously recognized by all schools of Islamic Law as a pious duty of every Muslim man or woman.
I beheld the mosque on Arafah—Masjid Namirah—through the early morning mist. Thousands on foot, in buses and cars heading in the same direction. With purposeful movements men and machine moved towards Arafah.
The kiswah is traditionally made of black material with a three-foot-wide band of inscription covering on all four sides of the Ka`bah
The Muslim Ummah is unanimous that fasting in the month of Ramadan is obligatory upon every person who is capable (mukallaf)
List of some good deeds which the Muslim should strive to do during the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah
Circumambulating the Ka`bah is a symbolic act of worship, whose wisdom may be hidden from some. It indicates the believers’ utter submission to Almighty Allah alone
The Prayer is made of a series of postures and movements, each set of which is called a rak‘ah. Each Prayer consists of two or more rak‘ahs (the Arabic plural is rak‘aat). The Prayers must be said in Arabic (except for new Muslims who cannot yet do so). Before beginning the Prayer, the worshiper must have the proper intention to
Prerequisites of Ritual PrayerFirst and foremost, the worshiper should be physically and ritually clean. The body and clothes must be free of urine, feces, blood (other than your own, which is forgiven), et cetera. However, sweat, mud, dust and the like are not impurities and need not be removed. To be ritually clean, the worshiper
The articles under this series elaborate on how to perform ritual prayers in accordance to the way of the Prophet (Pbuh).
Allah (all glory be to Him) tells us in the Holy Quran about Ramadan that, “(He wants you) to complete the prescribed period (of fasting), and to glorify Him in that He has guided you; and perchance ye shall be grateful.” (2:185) Many benefits, in addition to the spiritual, result from completing this prescribed period