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The Qiblah - One Direction One God one People

The Qiblah - One Direction, One People, One God

The qiblah was not always oriented towards Makkah. The first Muslims prayed towards the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Around sixteen months after Prophet Muhammad and his followers migrated from Makkah to the city of Madinah, the qiblah was changed to the Ka’bah.

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Mom Doesn't Pray, What to Do?

In this counseling answer: •The best thing to remember, especially when dealing with our parents and elders, is to be kind, to teach them by setting an example and not to be condescending with them. •Approach your mother and your sister with love, talk to your mother; tell her how much you love and care …

Prayer Concessions For People With Valid Excuses

Prayer Concessions For People With Valid Excuses

Traveling is the only legitimate reason for shortening prayers; it is not allowed in situations other than traveling. As for combining prayers, the reasons permitting it include necessity and valid excuses. This makes it possible when needed.

Want to Have Khushu in Prayer? Try These Tips

Want to Have Khushu in Prayer? Try These Tips

Khushu’ can be defined as the careful attentiveness of the mind to what is being said and done during prayer, with due consciousness of the Exalted Status of the Lord before Whom you stand and speak. This puts the heart into a state of gentleness…

Help! I Struggle to Pray on Time or at All!

Help! I Struggle to Pray on Time or at All!

I teach a professional development course at a high school in Michigan. Although the school isn’t an Islamic school, the majority of my students are Muslim. They’re also majority the children of immigrants, they live in a low-income area and they face unique challenges because they are Muslim children of immigrants in a low-income community. …

How to Embrace the Power of Prayer

How to Embrace the Power of Prayer

Prayers are a time of reflection and submission to our creator, to Allah (glorified and exalted). We let go of this world, even if only for a minute. In this submission we find calmness, we release our emotions and the power of prayer impacts us. Prayer in itself is a gift, a blessing, a powerful coping …

What is Special About Congregational Prayer?

What is Special About Congregational Prayer?

Allah’s profound Wisdom regarding congregational prayer is manifest. With shoulder touching shoulder and worshipers of all categories and walks of life saying one supplication together, repeating one glorification together, bowing and prostrating…

Your Salah is Your Oxygen

If you are new to Islam or are just becoming more serious about your Islam, salah may slip your mind throughout the day, as you are not used to making time for it on a regular basis. The good news is that once you do make a point to pray on time every time, it becomes second nature and you will feel it missing no matter what you are doing.

Your Salah Is Your Oxygen!

We need oxygen to keep our bodies alive. We need praying to keep our souls alive! Your Salah is Your Oxygen

New Muslims - 3 Easy Tips to Fall in Love with Prayer

New Muslims - 3 Easy Tips to Fall in Love with Prayer

Devote a small corner in your home, if possible, to create your own prayer space. Make it unique from the rest of the home so that family, and even visitors, recognize the space as a place of worship. You can decorate the corner with wallpaper, a colorful prayer…



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