Author:  Sana Shah
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Sana Shah

How quickly time flies…just about three weeks ago Ramadan began and Muslims around the world commenced their first fast and today it is approaching its last ten days. Now of course we all know that fasting is important spiritually as it teaches us to be patient, be self-aware, and to have restraint (“O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint.” al-Qur'an 2:183). But did you know there are many physical and mental benefits of fasting?

Let’s start with physical benefits:

 

It’s #GIVINGTUESDAY! 

 As salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu, If you appreciate that Islamic knowledge is made free and accessible for all and for you to continue your learning journey with Alim.org, this #GivingTuesday , please consider donating to the Alim Foundation by visiting to our secure site below:

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Author:  Wendy Díaz
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Wendy Díaz
The year 2017 is coming to an end, insha’Allah, and it has been a year full of turmoil and emotional ups and downs. As time goes on, we witness the forewarnings spoken by our beloved Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, unfold before our very eyes.

However, amid this chaos, there are still rays of hope shining from the Heavens, as we hold fast to the rope of Allah and stand in supplication, and we watch Islam continue to grow, despite the adversities.

 

Author:  Wendy Díaz
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The Islamic calendar consists of twelve months, the first of which is the month of Muharram. The name “Muharram” is derived from the word “haram,” which means forbidden or impermissible, as it is considered unlawful to engage in any war or fighting during this month. This was the case even before the advent of Islam for the people of Makkah and surrounding tribes. Muharram can also be defined as “sacred,” and it is a blessed month which has been mentioned by God Almighty, Allah, in the Qur’an as one of the four sacred months of the Islamic lunar calendar.
 

Ramadan is approaching fast, insha'Allah, are you ready? What goals have you set for yourself this year?

We know that while the month of Ramadan is upon us, life continues. The majority of us will still have to go to work, rush to school, take care of household responsibilities, look after our families, etc.

Although our schedules will still be jam-packed, insha’Allah, we will strive to make whatever adjustments are needed to wake up for Suhoor, read more Qur’an, make it to taraweeh, and wake up for tahajjud prayers.

 

We are excited to announce that the Alim team will be at the annual ICNA-MAS Convention in Baltimore, MD this coming Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-30. Booth # 838

We will be sharing many exciting plans, insha’Allah, to optimize our mobile apps and website, to bring you more of what you have come to expect from Alim.

The Alim Foundation has been working diligently to improve all of our products and services.

 

Assalamu Alikum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatuhu,

 

As we approach the end of 2015, we’re humbled to be able to serve the community through Alim’s comprehensive platform.  We first thank Allah SWT, who has enabled us so that we can carry on this work of Da’wa.  Secondly, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our generous donors for their continuous support and encouragement. 

 

 

The month of Rabi-ul-Awwal is famous for the birth and passing of the Holy Prophet Muhammad P.B.U.H. Did you know that there are some of historic events that also occurred in this month. Here are some of the few highlights.

•The Holy Prophet migrated from Makkah to Madinah Munawwarah.

•Battle of Buwaat took place in the year 2 A.H.

•Battle of Saf'vaan took place in the year 2 A.H.

•The first Caliph Abu Bakr (RA.) was appointed.
 

Did you miss the #GivingTuesday? There is still time left to donate and support this noble cause,
 

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