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|

Not Just Prayer

by Habeeba Husain I attended a lecture in the month of Ramadan a few years ago, and the speaker mentioned Muslims are supposed to remember God often. He explained “often” meant the majority of the day. While Muslims pray five times a day already, their remembrance of God does [...]

2017-12-01T00:17:43+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|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|

Islamic Shariah

By Saulat Pervez When the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, first began to receive revelations from God in 610 A.D., little did he know that they were the foundational stones for the formation of a future state to be refined piecemeal over the next 23 years. Complete with [...]

2017-12-01T22:03:18+00:00 October 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Mosques and Congregational Prayer

Prayer in congregation is considered to have more social and spiritual benefit than praying by oneself. The congregation is led by a person called an imam, who is usually chosen as the person with the best knowledge of the Quran, preferably someone who has memorized the entire Quran (a hafiz). [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:03+00:00 September 4th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Spiritual Benefits of Prayer

Prayer, or Salat, was made obligatory for all Muslims, whether they be rich or poor, strong or weak, black or white, male or female. Prayer allows the believer to enrich their spirituality and cultivate the soul’s right to love and worship the Creator, Allah. “Verily, I am Allah! There is [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:06+00:00 July 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|