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The Quran is a guidance for humanity. It is the eternal and literal word of Allah. It is a divine book of wisdom, commands, and laws with instructions for nearly every aspect of life. It was revealed about 1500 years ago, on the heart of prophet Muhammad (SAW) over a period of 23 years through angel Jibril. It is divided into 30 sections (juz), 114 chapters (surahs) and over 6000 verses (...

The Arabic word Hijra means migration. It marks the beginning of the new year in the Islamic calendar and refers to the migration of Muhammad (SAW) and his companions, from Mecca to Madina. The Hijra was a great historical event marking a significant change in Islamic history. The early Muslims gained a position of strength and authority following the Hijra. The Hijri calendar...

Al Fathiha means “the opening.” Surah Fathiha is the opening chapter and introduction to the Quran. It was the first complete Surah revealed to Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in Mecca, during the early period of prophethood. The main content of Surah Fathiha is the establishment of the fundamental principles of Islam. An angel asked Muhammad (SAW) about Surah Fathiha, to which the Prophet...

العَالَمِيْن Praise be to Allah, the Exalted and the Lord of the Universe. It is His blessings that we are approaching المُحَرَّم (Al-Muharram), the first month of the Islamic (Hijri) year 1442. This is a reminder that 1441 years ago Prophet Mohammad, SAW took the dangerous but under the guidance of Allah SWT journey from Mecca to Madina for improving the chance of Islam’s success, join...

Alhamdulillah, it is the Greatness of Allah, Subhanahu Wa Taala (the Exalted) who has honored the Muslims with sacred days and sanctified nights throughout the Islamic year. Just about two months after Ramadan, the Holiest month, Allah SWT has chosen for us the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah, that are highly blessed and paramount days of the year.

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Praise be to Allah, the Creator and Cherisher of the worlds and peace be upon his prophet Muhammad SAW. The blessed month of Ramadan is near completion. A month which brings mercy, forgiveness, and freedom from fire if completed virtuously. The month of Shawwal, which follows Ramadan, also has unique opportunities to continue to earn Allah’s blessings. Muhammad SAW said, “The one who fasts...

Praise be to Allah. Every year Muslims celebrate two major religious Holidays- Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. Both celebrations commence after completing an obligational worship prescribed by Allah. Eid al-Fitr follows 30 days of fasting during Ramadan, and Eid al-Adha is celebrated after the Hajj. Fasting and Hajj are the third and fourth pillars of Islam.

We are in the blessed month of Ramadan, the month of fasting, extra prayers, and charity. Our Creator, Allah SWT, requires us to fulfill our obligation to (1) Him, the Lord of the universe, and (2) his creation, with humans being the most important of those creations. We can accomplish this by (1) worshipping Allah and (2) giving charity (both obligatory and voluntary).

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