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Ramadan Reflections

Ramadan Reflections

Muslims haste in Ramadan to do even more good deeds. The Quran was revealed in Ramadan, which makes Ramadan the month of Quran; echoing serene and beautiful daily recitations and night prayers; at homes and in mosques

Welcome to Ramadan -Embrace An Awakening

There is one month of the year that Muslims eagerly await the countdown. It is the blessed month of Ramadan; the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. It falls on different dates each year, thus it has no seasonal boundaries, making each memory so more remarkable. Muslims fast from dawn till sunset. To the …

Fasting

Fasting; A Hardship to Relieve All Hardships

There is genuine power in the practice of fasting that is recognized in almost every spiritual tradition in the world. Fasting, we are told, can purify the mind and elevate our consciousness by refining our perceptions; giving us a more meaningful perspective on reality. Self-restraint is an act of volition that can give us a sense …

Allah Does Not Look at Your Appearance

Allah Does Not Look at Your Appearance

Abu Hurairah reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Allah does not look at your appearances or your financial status, but He looks at your hearts and your actions.”  (Al-Bukhari) In any community, there must be a means to measure and evaluate each other. The lack of evaluation and …

I’tikaf Through Woman’s Eyes

I’tikaf Through Woman’s Eyes

When the last 10 nights of Ramadan approach, Muslim men around the world prepare for I’tikaf – a time of seclusion, prayer and meditation in the masjid. It is a truly blessed time that any Muslim would be honored to participate in. Separation from worldly stresses and distractions to focus solely upon Allah; who could …

Ramadan and the Ups & Downs of Faith

Ramadan and the Ups & Downs of Faith

For me, Ramadan is like a spiritual reset button. It’s an opportunity for self-evaluation and action. The extra reward for even the smallest deeds, the community feeling that comes with days of fasting and nights of worship, and special night of decree…

A Journey to God The Start of the Journey

A Journey to God (Folder)

This is a journey. A journey for Allah, with Allah, and to Allah Almighty. Although Allah is near to us, we are journeying to Him because we are far. The journey is in steps, every step takes us closer to Allah Almighty.

Rekindle Your Ramadan Passion Through Week Two!

Rekindle Your Ramadan Passion Through Week Two!

After the first week of Ramadan, the high curve of spirituality, zeal and passion that mark the first days Ramadan begins to abate. We start to lag behind when the time of prayer comes; our attention and focus during salah seems harder to maintain, and somehow that keenness to focus and reflect on our Qu’ran …

What Quran Recitation Really Mean

What Does Quran Recitation Really Mean?

Tilawah is the word that the Quran uses to describe the act of its reading. No single word in English can convey its full meaning. ‘To follow’ is the closest to its primary meaning. ‘To read’ is only secondary, for in reading too, words follow each other, one closely behind the other, in an orderly …



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