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Holiest City

How Did Our Holiest City Start?

Makkah is the most sacred place on earth for Muslims. It’s a city in the Tihamah plain of western Arabian Peninsula. It lies at 70 km inland from the Red Sea in a narrow valley at a height of 277 m above sea level. According to 2012 estimates, Makkah had roughly two million people, although visitors …

Digital Solar Clock

Waking for a Sunless Suhoor by Solar Alarm

How can a solar alarm clock wake me up for suhoor, I thought when I saw an online ad for one. It was shortly before the beginning of Ramadan and the importance of waking early for suhoor was running through my mind.


Green Up Your Ramadan: Practical Tips

The month of Ramadan is now blessing our days and most of us have a list of goals for those special occasions. Ramadan is the best time to give up bad habits and start good ones, as Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) taught us that devils are chained during this month and their power to distract and tempt us is diminished.

Perfect the Religion

Why Did it Take Allah Several Prophets to Perfect the Religion?

Short Answer:  God made it man’s choice whether to obey His commandments or to challenge them. Out of His infinite Mercy God has sent His prophets to guide humans along the right path. Allah created the world with all its variegated bounties and put man in charge. And Guidance is given through the Prophets and Books. …

Psychological Blessings of Tarawih

Psychological Blessings of Tarawih

Ramadan is the month of multiple blessings. It is the time of fasting and of extensive spiritual exercise. It is the time when we change our everyday routine and set a new one: revolving around our religious duties more than around the worldly affairs.

The Turner of Hearts Turned Mine

The Turner of Hearts Turned Mine to Him

The lack of any kind of spirituality in my family caused my heart to become restless. The older I became, the heavier this restlessness impacted my whole being. I was looking, searching, screaming, crying for that restlessness to be taken away from me…

Islam Is a “Yes Religion”?

Islam Is a “Yes Religion”?

When I was seven years old, I used to attend a halaqa (Class that teaches religion) of what I would call today “the Islam of No’s”. One summer day upon entering class, my stoic teacher and I got into this dialogue. “What is this?” My teacher glared at my hand. A shinny bracelet wrapped around …

Leigh Story - God Gave Me What is Better

Leigh’s Story - God Gave Me What is Better

Leigh explains: “My life felt like a storm. But I found so much peace in my new faith. My husband continued to attack my faith and eventually threatened me with divorce if I did not leave my religion. I refused, and he made good on his promise.”


Is Religion Too Much for Your Children?

Faith and religion are important to every God-fearing family when it comes to raising a child. Any and every religious person will claim that the path he is on is the most correct path.  Who would knowingly choose wrong for their children?  Parents take on the responsibility of raising their children to become productive adults. …

The Priest who Converted to Islam Tells His Reason

The Priest who Converted to Islam Tells His Reason

My previous experience with Muslims took me to a different direction. I started wondering ‘Why Islam? Why do we blame Islam as a religion for the action of terrorists who happened to be Muslims, when no-one accused Christianity of terrorism when some Christians have acted the same way?

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