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Two Phases of Qur'an Revelation : What Differences?

Two Phases of Quran Revelation: What Differences?

The growth and development of the Muslim Ummah is marked by two great phases: – The period in Makkah, before the Hijrah (622 CE) – The period in Madinah, after the Hijrah. Naturally the revelation from Allah to guide the Muslims also responded, to some extent, to these particular situations. The Makkan Phase The Makkan …

All You Need to Know About the Islamic Calendar

All You Need to Know About the Islamic Calendar

The Islamic or Hijri calendar is based on a lunar month of 29 to 30 days, with the day starting at sunset. The new moon announces the arrival of a new month, but due to differences in the weather (rain and fog, etc.) that may prevent a clear view of the moon…

9 Interesting Facts about the Islamic Calendar

9 Interesting Facts about the Islamic Calendar

A new rule-based variant of the Hijri calendar has come into the foray recently, which is called the Tabular Islamic calendar.
This calendar is worked on by arithmetic rules rather than by observation or astronomical calculation. It has a 30-year cycle…

Karbala’: Lessons for the Muslim Community

Karbala’: Lessons for the Muslim Community

The supporters of the theory that there are twelve Imams for the Muslim Ummah believe that the twelfth Imam will be Al-Mahdi. They have been waiting for his emergence for more than twelve hundred years now. We do not know when Al-Mahdi may appear.

A New Year.. All Ways Lead to Forgiveness

A New Year.. 3 Ways Lead to Forgiveness

A new hijri year has just started; a great chance to start afresh and to turn over a new leaf. You may have missed some of the blessed seasons last year; perhaps you did not do well during the past Ramadan or Dhul-Hijjah 10 days. Many of us certainly feel sad about that. It is painful, indeed, …

Muslim singers perform Tala'al Badru Alayna

5 Muslim Singers Perform Tala'al Badru Alayna (Watch)

Maher Zain, Hamza Namira, Mesut Kurtis, Raef and Irfan Makki performing Tala’al Badru Alayna live at The Apollo Theatre in London , United Kingdom. The concert was organized by Awakening Live in October 2014. Tala’al Badru Alayna was first sung by the people of Medina welcoming Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) upon arriving at their …

Family of Umm Salamah: Example of Boundless Dedication (Story)

Umm Salamah: Story of an Immigrant Family

Umm Salamah! What an eventful life she had! Her real name was Hind. She was the daughter of one of the notables in the Makhzum clan nicknamed “Zad Ar-Rakib” (which means the provision for the traveler) because he was well known for his generosity, particularly to travelers. Umm Salamah’s husband was `Abdullah ibn `Abdul-Asad and …

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