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The Requirements of Islam The five “pillars” of Islam make up the framework of a Muslim’s life, they are: 3. ‘Zakah’ or Obligatory Annual Charity The word “Zakah” means purification and growth. An important principle of Islam is that all things belong to Allah. Muslims are enjoined to earn and spend their wealth in ways […]

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The Requirements of Islam The five “pillars” of Islam make up the framework of a Muslim’s life, they are: 2. The ‘Salah’, or Formal Obligatory Prayer Prayer was practiced in some form throughout history by all prophets and their followers as an indispensable part of Allah’s religion. Islam, the final message to humanity, considers prayer […]

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The Requirements of Islam The five “pillars” of Islam make up the framework of a Muslim’s life, they are: 1. The ‘Shahadah’ or Declaration of Faith 2. The ‘Salah’, or Formal Obligatory Prayer 3. ‘Zakah’ or Obligatory Annual Charity 4. ‘Siyam’ or Fasting 5. ‘Hajj’ or Pilgrimage 1. The ‘Shahadah’ or Declaration of Faith To […]

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Muslims believe in predestination, whether good or bad, which Allah has measured and ordained for all creatures according to His previous knowledge and as deemed suitable by His wisdom. Allah, the All-Knowing, knows everything that happened in the past, everything that is happening now and all that will happen in the future. Human kind has […]

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VISITING A PATIENT It is your duty to visit your Muslim brethren in time of illness. This will enhance and nourish the bond of Islam and the brotherhood among you. As a committed Muslim, do not undervalue the great reward from Allah. Imam Muslim reported that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: ‘A Muslim visiting […]

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A Daughter “On the Day of Qiyaamah you will be called by your (own) names and the names of your fathers. Therefore keep good names.” [Sunan Abi Dawood] One of the teachings of our beloved Prophet صلي الله عليه و سلم is that we should choose good names. It is also mentioned in a Hadith […]

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The Holy month of Ramadan came like seasonal rain and passed by. This rain did not water the plants and crops -it showered upon the hearts of believers. It is sad, but true, that the hearts of the majority of Muslims are stricken with spiritual drought and spiritual decadence. It is a drought caused by […]

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Zakat Fitr Allah says in the Qur’an-e-Majid that one who gives “Zakat” and remembers Him will get salvation. Here, Zakat means “Fitra” and remembrance of God means the recitation of the following Takbir on the night and morning of Eid-ul-Fitr. “Allaaho Akbar, Allaaho Akbar, Laa ilaaha illallaah wallaaho Akbar, Allaaho Akbar, Wa lillaahil hamd. Alhamdulillah […]

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Day and Night Aam’-aal Day and Night Aam’-aals should be performed every day and every night throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan. 1) The best A’mal in it’s days and nights is the recitation of the Holy Quoran. The Holy Prophet (‘s) and the Ahlul Bait (‘a) used to recite the Holy Quoran in totality […]

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Every night Aa’-maal 1.Surah Al Qadr 1000 times 2.Surah Al Dukhaan 100 times “Allaahumma rabba shahri ramaz’aanal lad’ee anzalta feehil qur-aana waftarz’ta a’laa I’baadika feehis s’iyaama s’alli a’laa Muh’ammadin wa aali Muhammad waszuqnee h’ajia baytikal h’araam fee a’amee haad’aa wa fee kulli a’am waghfir lee tilkad’d’unoobal I’z’aam fa’innahoo laa yaghfiruhaa ghayruka yaa rah’maan yaa a’llaam.” […]