Faith & Beliefs

Ramadhan – Celebration of the Qur’an

A month in which even the most instinctive physical reflexes are upgraded to the status of worship. Crowned above all other months, it is a month honoured by being mentioned by name in the Qur’ān. Yet do the guests of this tremendous banquet stop to question the occasion for it’s …

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An overview of Fasting by Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi

The Tradition of Fasting Fasting during the month of Ramadhan is one of the pillars of Islamic teachings. Almighty Allah says: “O you who believe! Fasting has been prescribed for you as it had been prescribed for those (communities) who came before you. So that you may guard yourself (against …

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Shaykh Mansour Leghaei: Ramadhan Awareness (Part 1)

Definition of Ramadhan Ramadhan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is the month during which Muslims observe fasting from morning twilight (Fajr Prayer) to the evening twilight (Maghreb Prayer). The term Ramadhan is literally driven from al-Ramd which means ‘burning heat of the sun’.[1] It is believed …

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The Treatise on Rights by Imam Zain Al-Abideen (as)

In the Name of Allah, the All-merciful, the All-compassionate Know – God have mercy upon you – that God has rights against you and that these encompass you in every movement through which you move, every rest through which you rest, every way-station in which you reside, every limb which …

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Where Are The Rajabiyyūn?

That heavenly breeze returns once more, carrying with it the fragrance of hope and love. Hardened hearts begin to open, as softened ones prepare to blossom with all their splendour. It is as if the curtain of the Heavenly Kingdom begins to slowly be parted, permitting the inhabitants of the …

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Is Islam against desire and pleasure?

‘They ask you what is permitted to them? Say: all good things are permitted for you…’ (Qur’ān 5:4) Islām is here to show man the way to prosperity. The Creator of man – who knows him better than he knows his very own self – gave man religion (Islām). By …

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