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The Traditional Fanoos and DIY Ramadan Lanterns

In many Muslim countries, particularly Egypt, it is common to decorate for Ramadan with a fanoos (plural: fawanees). These traditional lanterns are made from metal and often have multi-colored glass and beautiful and unique shapes and patterns.C...
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Ramadan: Do This, Not That!

Ramadan is a blessed Holy Month for Muslims around the world.  Although fasting is a big part of the month, there are other things one should do during this month, as well as certain things we should avoid.  Use this quick and easy guide as...
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Points to Remember for Laylatul Qadr

When we think about Layla tul Qadr, we think about everything that we can do in order to reap all of the rewards from that night.Of course, why wouldn't we right?And, don't worry, we will get to that below. However, before we do, it's important to kn...
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Welcome Ramadan!

The blessed month of Ramadan is just a few days away! A month of forgiveness, connection, devotion, remembrance, brotherhood and sisterhood... May it be a month of healing and reawakening for all of us, Ameen. Here is one of my favorite hadith (proph...
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A Ramadan Dua

One of the most beautiful Ramadan duas (supplications) we are taught by the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) is the following:Allahumma innak...
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[Infographic] Zakat - Purifies Your Heart and Wealth

What is Zakat? Zakat is a pillar of Islam and an obligation ordained on every able Muslim. It is a portion of wealth that is designated for the poor, due annually. It's Meaning?​ The term 'Zakat' is derived from the Arabic root word meaning...
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Ramadan: The Month of Mercy, Forgiveness, and Duas

Alhamdulillah, we are upon a great month; The month of infinite mercy and forgiveness. The time has come to focus on our Ibaadat and Duas and escape this Dunya for a while.It was narrated from Abu Hurairah (R) that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:"Th...
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Amazing Health Benefits of Fasting

Some Amazing Health Benefits of Fasting! "…...to fast is best for you, if you only knew." (Quran 2:184)Fat burning begins- As glucose depletes, the body starts burning fat for fuel. Being active during fasting further reduces fat.Fasting is the best ...
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Connect with the Quran this Ramadan!

Abu Umamah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) saying, "Read the Qur'an, for it will come as an intercessor for its reciters on the Day of Resurrection." [Muslim]Establish a clear intention for connecting to t...
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How to Have a Great “Socially Distanced” Ramadan

We are about to face a "socially distanced" Ramadan. Sorrow and sadness might be daunting. The missing out on Taraweeh prayers, enjoying the Imam's beautiful recitation, meeting with family and friends, sharing iftar, eating and laughing, and praying...
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