History of The Hajj

Hajj literally means ‘to set out for a place’.  Islamicly, however, it refers to the annual pilgrimage that Muslims make to Makkah with the intention of performing certain religious rites in accordance with the method prescribed by the Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy...

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Ramadan Concludes

The end of Ramadan ushers in one of two major celebrations in the Islamic calendar. A day of festivities called Eid ul Fitr.  In Arabic Eid means something which returns and is repeated every certain period of time.  The word eid, however, has evolved to mean a...

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Al-Qadr (The Night of Glory)

The chapter is famous for its declaration regarding the Night of Power (Laylat al-Qadr), during which the Quran was first revealed.  This is universally believed to have occurred during the month of Ramadan, as stated in Quran 2:185.  Muslims maintain that the Night...

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Understanding Jizyah

Some misguided critics who happen to always come across this verse, and show it to people who know little about Islam. They give the impression that Islam sanctions the killing of Jews and Christians at all times. It is important to always get info from the most...

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