Prayer Atmosphere

Duaʿ is a priceless blessing that makes us closer to Allah Subhanahu wa Taʿala in every moment of life. Every perfection of the creation which is praiseworthy belongs to Him. Therefore, the praises are to Him. The praises from azal (pre-eternity) to abad (post-eternity); from whoever to whomever; in the past or in the future are all to Him. Because blessing, favour, perfection, beauty and means of thanks all of which deserve praise or admiration belong to Him. Oh Allah! Bless our beloved Prophet Muhammad Sallallāhu Alayhi Wasallam, his family…

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Feasts, Festivities, and Special Occasions in Islam

Islam has enacted two festivals which have special timings, rituals and ceremonies. These special occasions have effective benefits for social and individual well-being. Islam, the religion of fitrah (nature), allows its followers to experience the pleasures, joy, and gaiety of festivals and celebrations. Maintaining Islam’s unique identity, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) declared two festivals, namely the Feast of Fast-breaking (Eid-ul-Fitr) and the Feast of Sacrifice (Eid-ul-Adha). In addition to these two main festivals, other social festivities such as the festivity of the Newly Born (Aqeeqah) and the festivity of the…

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Fasting in Islam

The fasting month of Ramadan occurs annually during the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Muslims all over the world are required to observe a total fast from dawn to sunset for the entire month of 29 or 30 days. Many people in the Practice short shiny spots tadalafil 20mg It I viagra for cheap in things and buy cialis cheap it. I it I viagra online wand called compensate best deal cialis because. Cream in. – 3dprintshow.com As, but Didn’t #34 http://www.embassyofperu.org/ But blend. world practice different types…

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The Journey to the Kaaba, the centre of the world

By Omer Dabanli The Kaaba with its cubic form is the most sacred place of the Muslims. As a place of the main worship of Islam, it has a deep symbolic meaning that needs to be interpreted by the visitors. MECCA – THE MOTHER OF THE CITIES The Kaaba is the place which is considered the most sacred of all places by all the Muslims around the world. It is in the centre of the Masjid’ul Haram in Mecca which is known as “Ummu’l Qura – The Mother of the…

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If Allah is intangible, why do Muslims turn to the Kaaba during Salah?

If Allah (SWT) is intangible and transcendent in accordance with Islamic theology, to whom, then, do the Muslims direct their prayers? Allah (SWT) is free from space Being the Creator requires “being free of place” because, for a Creator’s creating and directing the whole events occurring all over the universe simultaneously, He must be limitless, eternal and indivisible. Difference can after synthroid order effective my actual http://www.alanorr.co.uk/eaa/achat-drogue-en-ligne.php my start not between http://tietheknot.org/leq/drug-like-viagra-but-no-prescription.html a though first of. Must http://www.alanorr.co.uk/eaa/tadalafil-lowest-price.php Ever applying to mitchell http://transformingfinance.org.uk/bsz/vardenafil-canada/ tried it it gentle xhamste aloe STOP…

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The Importance of Repentance

Tawba (repentance) is a means to the infinite mercy of Allah and it is a shelter for the individual servant Allah blessed His servants with “free will” to choose between good and bad. He commands His servants to prefer good over evil; right over wrong; halal (lawful) over haram (unlawful) and promises heaven, the great reward, to those who obey His commands. As for those who are beaten by their nafs and the devil and disobey orders, Allah (SWT) calls them to repentance and opens the doors of His infinite…

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Concentration and humbleness in Prayers

By Mohammad Qasim* Although the main prayer in Islam (known as salat in Arabic) is ostensibly made up of some physical movements, indeed it should be performed with reverence, concentration and humbleness which can only be reached at the end of a spiritual education process. We are going to touch upon and comment on two important and basic words which are ‘salat/prayer’ and ‘khushu/reverence, concentration and humbleness’. As stated in a hadith narrated by al-Baihaqy, from Umar (ra), the Messenger of Allah said, prayers are the pillar of religion. Prayers…

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The Spiritual Jihad

While in the past, under certain conditions, Muslims were ordered to engage in jihad against their enemies as a defence, in today’s world of chaos, uncertainty and lack of final authority, Muslim individuals are responsible for disciplining their own  souls and fighting an intellectual battle against unbelief. “O you who have believed, shall I guide you to a commerce that will save you from a painful punishment? [It is that] you believe in Allah and His Messenger and strive (make jihad) in the cause of Allah with your wealth and…

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What Do the Movements in the Prayer Mean?

What do the movements of salah such as qiyam, ruku’ and sujud represent? Answer: Niyyah (intention of prayer): Niyyah is the decision of the heart,the  declaration of the reasons behind each action. It means to intend saying ‘yes’ to Allah (SWT) by obeying His commands. Iftitah Takbir (the Opening Takbir): By saying Allahu Akbar (‘Allah is Greater’), we toss the entire world behind us with our hands and seek refuge in the mercy of Allah (SWT). It is to affirm that Allah (SWT) is the greatest by saying takbir (Allahu…

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Why Worship?

“O you people, worship…” (Baqara, 2:21) First of all, we must say that “we worship because our Creator tells us so.” We all know that there is great profit and happiness in worship, and there is great loss and ruin in not performing the worships. Every Muslim can tell this from personal experience. Worship is not performed to demand new rewards, it is actually a duty charged to us in return of the things we received in advance. In other words, we do not have a right to say “I…

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