The days of Hajj are a remembrance of great events. The rites of our pilgrimage have their roots deep in the history of God's noble Prophets from the time of Abraham to the time of Muhammad (peace be upon them all).
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America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases from its society the race problem. Throughout my travels in the Muslim world, I have met, talked to, and even eaten with people who in America would have been considered white...
While Biblical traditions tell us that Noah was a virtuous man, the Quran goes further and says that he was a shining example of righteousness in a time rife with lawlessness and sin. Noah’s narrative in the Bible is remarkably consistent with his story in the Quran with two notable exceptions.
The more I pray the more I turn to the Lord, the more I just try to understand how beneficial the religion is. In the Quran, for example, for every struggle you’re going through, there is something in there that relates to it, if you open your heart to relate to it.
Why would God, the Most Merciful, misguide people if He didn’t like misguidance? Why would He misguide them, then take them into account for their deeds in the hereafter? God has given human beings many opportunities to recognize guidance.
Hajj is performed because God has invited the believers to congregate together. Regardless of place of birth, nationality, ethnicity, gender, or status, all are welcome, and all are equal in the sight of God. The Muslims gather to meet one another...
The phenomenon of the sun eclipse is very dangerous. That's because the sun is the lamp that transmits lights and dangerous radiations. The most dangerous radiation is infrared which is transmitted via the sun on a permanent basis but does not harm us because we don't look directly to the sun.
Allah swears by the Fajr, the early hours, the day break, and He swears by the ten nights. The overwhelming majority of those who have explained the Qur’an say that those ten nights are referring to the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah.
Prophet Muhammad was the most compassionate of human beings. His compassion was not only limited to those who accepted his message. It extended as far as those disbelievers who were enough opposed to Islam to go into battle with the believers.
The burkini truly is liberating for me as a Muslim woman, it allows me to socialize more in different settings, it allows me to enjoy leisure activities and time with my children.
My advice is based on my personal experience and a matter of priorities. I’ve seen pilgrims arrive to the city of Makkah and immediately starting to perform voluntary – non-obligatory – deeds of worship. You have traveled for hours, sometimes more than a day, to get there.