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The First Caliph, Abu Bakr (632-634 A.C.) Abu Bakr (‘The Owner of Camels’) was not his real name. He acquired this name later in life because of his great interest in raising camels. His real name was Abdul Ka’aba (‘Slave of Ka’aba’), which Muhammad (peace be on him) later changed to Abdullah (‘Slave of God’). […]

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Hawwa was the first woman and the first Muslimah to be created by Allah (s.w.t).In fact, her name means “the source of life”. The name Hawwa itself is not mentioned in the Qur’an but is mentioned in hadeeth literature. For it is there that we get such information as the meaning of her name, how […]

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The meaning of “Tauheed” is to believe that there is no Partner to Allah in His Being and in His Attributes. In other words, how Almighty Allah is, we do not believe that there is another being like Him. If any person believes on the contrary, then his belief would constitute Shirk. We should remember […]

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As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah’s Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you) In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Jumma day is a Blessed Day, a day on which Hazrath Adam alayhis ‘salam was born and so the Blessed day. […]

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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 of Ramadan, and Eid Al-Adha, which occurs at the end […]

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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 born centered on the African American experience. Wallace D. Fard […]

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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 unique. faith is the belief in the existence of angels. […]

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Since Islam’s earliest days, women had been taking a prominent part in the preservation and cultivation of hadith, and this function continued down the centuries. At every period in Muslim history, there lived numerous eminent women-traditionists, treated by their brethren with reverence and respect. Biographical notices on very large numbers of them are to be […]

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As prayer (Salah) is the second Pillar in Islam, we wanted to know whether you pray the five compulsory times a day, how often do you pray if not five times, have you never prayed yet and would like to try the muslim form of prayer! Sincere answers though. nd who is more astray than […]