Tag Archives: ‘Hajj’

Nation of Islam

In the early 20th Century something was happening in the United States. In addition to the struggles of the Depression and two world wars – Islam in America was changing. At least among one population. In the early 1930’s a form of Islam was being

Faith

The Five Pillars of Islam – the profession of faith, prayer, zakat, Ramadan and the Hajj – are considered the foundation of the faith. A Muslim must believe in the oneness of Allah – God had no parents, siblings or children. Allah is singular and

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Ten Lessons

Ten Lessons Ibn al-Mubarak Taught Us ‘Abdullah bin al-Mubarak was a scholar known for simultaneously combining numerous traits of virtue. In fact, his friends would sit and count all of the good things that were part of his character and …personality. adh-Dhahabi related that they

Major Muslim Holidays

Two major Muslim holidays are celebrated around the world: Ramadan, the month of fasting, and Hajj, the month designated for pilgrimage to Mecca for Muslims who can afford it. Several other holidays are celebrated by most Muslims, including Eid Al-Fitr, which falls at the end

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The Requirements of Islam – 5

The Requirements of Islam The five “pillars” of Islam make up the framework of a Muslim’s life, they are: 5. ‘Hajj’ or Pilgrimage Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Makkah (in Saudi Arabia), is a once-in-a-lifetime obligation for those who are physically and financially able to