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Muhammad Fathi is the managing editor of the Shari`ah page, AboutIslam.net and a former Imam and teacher at the Quran Institute of America, MI, USA.

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4 Questions and Answers About Ihram

After you have made the necessary preparations – paid your debts, repented, absolved yourself of any wrongdoing toward others, etc. – you are ready to take the first step in the blessed journey: ihram. What is ihram? The word ihram has three meanings: 1. The two pieces of cloth that male pilgrims wear during Hajj. …

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Who Should Perform Hajj?

Who Should Perform Hajj?

Hajj is the 5th pillar of Islam. As the new season of Hajj is approaching; the question rises about who are obliged to perform this great worship. Hajj is obligatory on male and female Muslims who meet the following conditions: 1. Muslim The acts of worship are accepted only from Muslims. If non-Muslims pray, fast, …

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5 Questions About Hajj and `Umrah

5 Questions About Hajj and `Umrah

Only few weeks separate us from the annual season of Hajj, where Millions of Muslims from all corners of the globe gather in Makkah to perform the rituals of Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam. Below are answers for basic questions on Hajj and `Umrah and their rituals. 1. What are Hajj and`Umrah?  Hajj and `Umrah …

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Huge Reward for Small Acts: Why?

Huge Reward for Small Acts: Why?

A good number of the Prophet’s hadiths promises huge rewards for seemingly small acts of worship. For example, in one hadith the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) tells us that reciting surat Al-Ikhlas is equal to reciting one third of the Qur’an, that is, you can earn the reward of reciting the whole Qur’an in …

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10 Special Offers After Ramadan

10 Special Offers After Ramadan

The month of Ramadan was a chance to taste the sweetness of worship and drawing nearer to Allah. It also broke the psychological barrier between us and many acts of worship that seem difficult in regular days. Ramadan proved that fasting is not that difficult thing even in the scorching heat of the summer. Standing …

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