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9 Beginner Tips For Learning Tajweed

Tajweed (or Tajwid) is an Arabic term that translates as "proficiency". It is derived from the same root letters as the Arabic verb "Youjid" which means "to master something". Allah commanded us to read the Quran with proficiency and to learn how to ...
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Why Post-Ramadan Is The Best Time To Start A Quran Class

When Ramadan is over, many people strive to maintain the month's good spiritual rituals. Some people fast every Monday and Thursday, while others focus more on Sadaqah (charity), and still, others consider taking a Quran class. All of these are excel...
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Islamic Calendar: The Month of Shawwaal

As we approach the end of the blessed month of Ramaḍān, we start thinking about the celebration that will officially close this special time of year insha'Allah: Eid ul-Fitr. Did you know that Eid ul-Fitr is not part of the month of Ramadan in the Hi...
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6 Tips To (Re)boost Your Emaan Halfway Through Ramadan

Here we are, almost halfway through the blessed month of Ramadan, subhanAllah! While we should be grateful that there is still another half of Ramadan left, full of opportunities to do even more, many of us are feeling a bit down at this time of the ...
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Earth Day: Why It Matters - Everyday

Today is Earth Day, "an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection" (Wikipedia). Why should it matter for us as Muslims? Why should it matter especially for us as Muslims? Read on to find out! Today is Earth Day! Lea...
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Islamic Calendar: The Month of Sha'baan

With the sacred month of Rajab coming to an end and the blessed month of Ramadan getting so close insha'Allah, the month of Sha'ban is often neglected. By the time Sha'ban starts, we tend to get busy with the practical aspects of ...
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What is Al-Israa' Wal-Mi'raaj?

There is so much to be said about the miraculous event of Al-Israa' Wal-Mi'raaj. In this article, we focus on its linguistic meaning, what each word refers to of this exceptional journey, and its mentions in the Quran. Linguistic meaning of the words...
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Which kind of Arabic should I learn?

When starting, resuming, or rethinking your Arabic language learning journey, you might be confronted with questions like: which Arabic course is best for me? What course should I enroll in? What is the difference between the different types of ...
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Islamic Calendar: The Month Of Rajab

The Hijri month of Rajab is upon us! What do you know about the seventh month of the Islamic (lunar) calendar? Read on to increase your knowledge of Islam and Arabic insha'Allah! Meaning of Rajab The word Rajab (رَجَب) comes from the root l...
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Ijaazah: What It Is And How To Get One

When it comes to Islamic topics, we hear a lot of Arabic words that sound familiar because we - or others around us - use them all the time, and we might even be able to translate those words in our native language, but when someone as...
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