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China Forces Shops to Remove Arabic, Halal Signs - About Islam

China Forces Shops to Remove Arabic, Halal Signs

Government authorities in Beijing have ordered shops and halal restaurants to remove Arabic script and symbols associated with Islam from their signs, Reuters reported. “They said this is foreign culture and you should use more Chinese culture,” said the manager of a Beijing noodle shop, who, like all restaurant owners and employees who spoke to …

Working on My Relationship With the Quran

Working on My Relationship With the Quran

As I opened the Quran for the first time, I felt completely overwhelmed. Arabic text was like nothing I had ever seen before. As I glared down at the first page of the Quran, I felt disheartened, I felt like I had failed before I had even begun. I tormented myself…

The Issue of Translation of the Quran

The Issue of Translation of the Quran

We have dozens of beautiful translations of The Quran and one Version; the Original Arabic. I’ve not heard of one piece of writing, ancient or modern, where the translation from the original text is not compromised to a certain degree.

You Find it Hard to Pray in Arabic? 4 Tips Will Help You

You Find it Hard to Pray in Arabic? 4 Tips Will Help You

If you have difficulty learning Arabic, you should at least learn Al-Fatihah, and you can recite the essential utterances of prayer in your own language. If you have only learned part of Al-Fatihah, you should recite Al-Fatihah as best as you are able…

Do I Have to Speak, Read and Write Arabic to Be Muslim?

Do I Have to Speak, Read and Write Arabic to Be Muslim?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: Althoughlearning Arabicis so important, as it’s thelanguage of the Quran, there is nothing in the sources of the Shari`ah to indicate that it is a prerequisite forconversion …

Is Praying in Arabic Difficult For You?

Is Praying in Arabic Difficult For You?

For a new convert to Islam, praying in Arabic may seem a bit complicated at first. Praying is a meeting between you and God, and if you were a Christian or a Jew before, you certainly got used to performing it in your own language.

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Were All Prophets Arab? Arabic the "Language of Heaven?"

Short Answer:No, not all Prophets were from among the Arabs, and no, Arabic is not the “language of Heaven.” It’s easy to assume such considering how many prophets in recorded historywere Arab, but God says he sent all people a warner from among their own people before Prophet Muhammad, who was the final prophet for …

Translation of Prayer - What Are We Actually Praying?

Translation of Prayer: What Are We Actually Praying?

As Muslims, we may offer prayer five times a day, every day, but do we actually understand the meaning of what we recite during our prayer? Do we know the significance of the words we are actually uttering? It is pertinent for every Muslim to not just know…

Answers to Questions American Muslims Are Commonly Asked

9 Commonly Asked Questions to American Muslims

Where Are You From? Many of us are from your home state. When I get this question in Long Island, I say New Jersey. My friend gets this question in Michigan and she says New York. We are all met with the follow-up, where are you really from? While many…



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