What Jesus (pbuh) said about Fasting

by Imam Shabir Ally The Gospel of Matthew shows that Jesus “fasted forty days and forty nights” (Matthew 4:21). The Gospel of Luke adds the detail that “in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered” (Luke 4:2). Since Jesus fasted, his true followers [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:08+00:00June 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|

A Month of Fasting, Not Feasting

Just as a balance must be maintained between the demands of our daily routines and our Ramadan resolutions, a conscious effort should be made to establish a similar symmetry with reference to our consumption of food and socialization during Ramadan. “For some reason, Ramadan has given rise to a culture [...]

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

Bay Area Muslims set to fast, observe Ramadan starting Saturday

By Chris De Benedetti NEWARK -- Ramadan is a yearly time of self-sacrifice and generosity, during which Muslims for a month go without food and drink during daylight hours while refocusing attention on God and others. Though steeped in centuries of Islamic tradition, Ramadan's daily rituals present modern challenges for [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:09+00:00June 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|

When Islam came to Australia

By Janak Rogers The white lines are faint but unmistakable. Small sailing boats, picked out in white and yellow pigment on the red rocks of the Wellington Range in Arnhem Land, northern Australia, tell a different story from the one most Australians accept as the history of their nation. They [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:43+00:00June 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The Muslim World

Fourteen hundred years ago, God sent Angel Gabriel to reveal the religion of Islam to Muhammad, peace be upon him (pbuh). God transformed him from an ordinary man to the last of the Prophets. He was given the responsibility of guiding humanity to righteousness and the worship of One God [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:43+00:00June 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Who Is Leading the Muslim Peace Movement? Millions of Muslims, That’s Who.

By Jack Jenkins It’s not altogether unusual to find anti-Islamic rhetoric in conservative circles these days, but a particularly vitriolic breed of Islamophobia was on full display on Monday at the Heritage Foundation, where speakers at a panel mercilessly mocked and berated a Muslim student who asked about religious diversity. The event [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:44+00:00June 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Muslim woman has MP hopes

By Cherie Howie New Zealand could soon have its first female Muslim MP. The Herald on Sunday understands Hamilton chartered accountant Anjum Rahman performed well at a recent Labour Party conference, and is expected to be ranked inside the party's top 30 candidates for the September 20 general election. In [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:44+00:00June 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|
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