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.
Al-Hassan ibn Ali was the first child of Fatimah, the daughter of Prophet Muhammad and Khadijah. Prophet Muhammad expressed great joy at the birth of his first grandchild and named him Al-Hassan, himself.
The Message of Madinah Islam’s Success Through Diversity Living the Prophet’s Example The Message of Madinah As I sit in yet another restaurant waiting for my main course, I dip pieces of the freshly baked gourmet bread into a mix of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. This Italian tradition from one of my favorite countries …
Our beloved Prophet was a man of love, unity, and bringing the hearts together. You know sometimes I ask myself, the way that we carry on would this have had pleased him? We live in a time now where we need to start focusing more on respecting one another, loving one another, and bringing hearts together.
If we remember this directionality and goal-oriented thinking in our communities and organizations, we can have better unity. Instead we often can only see the small picture and lose sight of the direction in which we should all be travelling, toward Allah, seeking His pleasure, in worship of Him alone as one community.
How can we establish peace between Sunni and Shia Muslims?
An American Muslim non-profit organization invited people of different to share a meal that symbolized unity and peace in their Sunset Park community in Brooklyn.
Remembering late Jo Cox, Nottingham Muslims came together on Thursday, June 15, in a public iftar to remember the pro-immigrants MP who was killed in hate crime last year.
Members of a Memphis mosque and Presbyterian church went out in a picnic on Sunday afternoon, breaking bread and barriers together.
Perhaps the most challenging task for the Prophet would be to reach out to Muslim communities in all corners of the U.S. and plead with them to live in love, fear and hope in God. Would he succeed?