Worship in Islam

877-WHY-ISLAM Brochure Request a copy View in PDF In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Since the beginning of human history, worship has played a central role in people’s lives. Devotion to a higher being continues to tie humanity together [...]

2017-12-01T00:17:42+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Declaration of Faith

The Shahada or Testimony of Faith The First Pillar of Islam The word “Muslim” means one who submits to the will of God, regardless of their race, nationality or ethnic background. Becoming a Muslim is a simple and easy process that requires no pre-requisites. One may convert alone in [...]

2017-12-01T21:37:57+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Towards Purification

For Abdullah Alvarez, Ramadan is a time of intense focus on Islam. He tries to spend as much time at the mosque as possible, reciting Quran and attending any study circle. One of the things which helped him last Ramadan was to create a schedule around the 99 names of [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:02+00:00 February 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Prayer

God has ordered Muslims to pray at five set times of day: Dawn, before sunrise: Fajr. Midday, after the sun passes its highest point: Dhuhr. The late part of the afternoon: Asr. Just after sunset: Maghrib. Late evening: Isha.   Prayer sets the rhythm of the day This prayer timetable [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:23+00:00 January 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Interfaith Action On Hunger: A Shared Obligation

J. Andreas Hipple With more than 1 billion undernourished people – many of them children – across the globe, hunger is a problem that affects all religions and nationalities. The roots of hunger are as diverse as the communities that it affects; conflict, natural disaster, water shortages, disease, climate change, [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:28+00:00 December 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Adhan: Call to Prayer

It’s the first thing recited in the ears of a newborn babe; it's often the first thing recited in a new home. And it rings out in mosques, Islamic schools, homes, and on the street in Muslim communities five times a day. The adhan, or Islamic call to prayer, is [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:29+00:00 December 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Becoming Spiritually Punctual

by Daliah Merzaban Praying the five daily prayers on time Before I genuinely began to cultivate and nurture my relationship with God, I regarded the five daily prayers that Islam enjoins on believers as laborious. It seemed impractical to expect that I would be able to stop what I was [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:38+00:00 October 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Festival of The Sacrifice

Azra Awan Muslims from all over the world anticipate the annual three-day celebration of a historical event that took place thousands of years ago during the time of Prophet Abraham [pbuh]1. This occasion, known as Eid-ul-Adha or the Festival of Sacrifice, is a representation of two significant Islamic events: [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:57+00:00 October 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Universal Lessons of Hajj

Faisal Kutty Millions of pilgrims from all over the world will be converging on Mecca in the coming days. They will retrace the footsteps of millions who have made the spiritual journey to the valley of Mecca since the time of Adam. Hajj literally means, "to continuously strive to [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:57+00:00 October 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|
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