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|

Belief in Prophets

On their own, human beings cannot be fully guided, understand God, the hereafter, or the purpose of life. Accordingly, God communicated to mankind by selecting prophets who would deliver his message to the rest of humanity. To convey the purpose of existence to humans, God sent clear and practical instructions [...]

2017-12-01T00:17:43+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Muslims and Marriage

by Habeeba Husain It was my freshman year of college when I was first asked, “Do you have a boyfriend?” A fellow freshman girl who shared two of my four classes raised the question during a conversation consisting of mostly small talk. I proceeded to answer her in the negative [...]

2017-12-01T00:17:44+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Nabra Was Chosen

by Habeeba Husain Our hearts are heavy in these last days of Ramadan. The Muslim community lost a young, beautiful soul, 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen from Virginia some days ago. After completing the pre-dawn meal with her friends, she was on her way back to the mosque when a man took [...]

2017-12-01T00:17:44+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

The Night Prayer Experience

by Habeeba Husain One of my earliest memories of Ramadan is going with my family to the prayer space across the street from my house to participate in special prayers that take place during Ramadan nights called Taraweeh. As a seven-year-old, I would squeeze in between the taller women next [...]

2017-12-01T00:17:44+00:00 June 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

God or a Chocolate Chip Cookie?

With the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to sunset. This is a requirement for all Muslim adults who are physically able. Nevertheless, many excited children fast for part of the day. A few days ago, my eight-year-old daughter was practicing fasting. I told her that when she feels [...]

2017-12-01T00:17:44+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|
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