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7 Tips to Prepare for Ramadan 2021 (Pandemic or Not)

Last year, as Ramadan was approaching, we were still in a state of confusion. Would the mosques be open? Would there be taraweeh (night prayers during the month of Ramadan)? The words "Ramadan" and "pandemic" had never been paired before. At least no...
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The Blessings of Friday

Friday is a special day for Muslims and there are many blessings associated to it. We have gathered here a few ahadeeth (prophetic narrations) and aya...
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[FREE eBOOK] My Dua Companion

21 Selected Duas for a Muslim's Life 

Download our FREE "My Dua Companion" eBook which compiles 21 duas (invocations, supplications) selected from the Quran and Sunnah. This eBook is perfect to quickly reference, learn and memorize important duas that pertain to a Muslim's life in the following areas: knowledge, health, provision, family (parents, spouse, children, siblings), forgiveness, protection, worldly life and hereafter, prayers upon the Prophet (ﷺ).

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Focusing the Heart in Prayer: A Beautiful Benefit of Learning Arabic

In his great seminal work, Ihya Ulum al-Din (Revival of the Religious Sciences), the luminary scholar Imam al-Ghazali discusses some of the deeper and...
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[FREE eBOOK] Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ): The Greatest Person

Learn about the exemplary character of Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ)

Download our FREE eBook to learn about the best person to ever walk the face of this earth: Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ). We have compiled ayaat (verses) from the Qur'an and ahadeeth (narrations) that talk about just a few of the many amazing character traits of the Prophet (ﷺ) so that we may learn more about him (ﷺ), spread this knowledge to others around us, and try our best to follow his example (ﷺ) in all aspects of our lives insha'Allah.

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Islamic Calendar: The Month Of Rabīʿ al-Awwal

Do you know the names and order of the months in the Islamic Hijri calendar? Do you ever wonder what their names mean and what important events happened during that month in the Islamic history? Knowing the Arabic language is key! Read on to find out...
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12 Mental Health Tips From The Quran And Sunnah

According to recent research conducted by leading mental health organizations, one in four people will experience mental health issues during their lifetime. At the end of 2019, it was estimated that one in 12 people suffer from depression, while a t...
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The Role And Status Of Teachers In Islam

Today is World Teachers' Day and this year's edition is quite special. The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased the number of challenges that teachers across the world were already facing. From moving to online education overnight to making s...
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[VIDEO] The Five Pillars of Islam

Meet Ibrahim and learn about the five pillars of Islam in this short animation video!  The Five Pillars of Islam (transcript) As-salaam 'alaykum! My name is Ibrahim. I'm a Muslim. I live with my family. [Adhaan, call to prayer] It's ti...
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"Here I am, O Allah..."

We are in the blessed season of Hajj, the holy pilgrimage to Mecca, and the season of talbiyah - that special prayer on every pilgrim's lips when they are nearing the Sacred House: A sea of millions upon millions of hujjaj (pilgrims), from all walks ...
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[Infographics] Hajj - The fifth pillar of Islam

 Introduction Text Goes Here What is Hajj? Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam, along with the Shahaadah (testimony of faith), Salah (prayer), Zakat (alms-giving) and Sawm (fasting). Hajj is the pilgrimage to the Ka'bah, the House of Allah ...
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What Does the Quran Say About Mary? Part 2

Despite being very much a religion unto itself, Islam can lay exclusive claim to only a handful of prophets and individuals. The vast majority of the characters which appear in the Quran are also mentioned in other sacred texts and worshipped in othe...
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What Does the Quran Say About Mary? Part 1

Mary, mother of Jesus, should be one of the most important figures in any religion which reveres Jesus as a prophet. However, this is not always the case. Within Christianity, for example, dedication to Mary rises and falls from denomination to denom...
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Children in Islam, Part 1

Islam is the single fastest growing religion in the world. With nearly two billion adherents worldwide, it is expected to overtake Christianity as the leading world religion by the end of this century. Much of Islam's rapid growth can be traced back ...
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Children in Islam, Part 1

Pre-Islamic Arabia was very much centered around adult males. Unsurprisingly, then, the society in which they lived was very much rigged in their favor. Women and children were often an afterthought, with few rules in place to ensure their health and...
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Between Praise and Gratitude: The Meanings of Hamd & Shukr

Between Praise and Gratitude: The Meanings of Hamd & Shukr Three Words for 'Praise': Hamd vs. Thana and Madh There are three words that have the g...
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Muhammad's Life Before His First Revelation: Part One

Click on any online ranking of the most important people in history and you're sure to find the Prophet Muhammad somewhere near the top, if he isn't listed as number one. It should come as no surprise that Muhammad is thought of so highly by historia...
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10 Inventions You Didn't Know Came From Muslims

It is often said that no religion has had a greater impact on our world and its culture than Christianity. It is certainly true that many of our greatest works of art and literature were inspired by the Bible and the ministry of Jesus. However, in th...
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Why You Should Read Surah Al-Kahf Every Friday

Surah Al-Kahf is the 18th Surah of the Quran. Comprised of 110 verses and translating to "The Cave", it is considered by many to be among the most important Surahs in the entire Quran. That is not to say that any Surah in the Quran is unimportant or ...
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The Linguistic Meaning of "Eid" & Some Eid Greetings :)

    Eid...   ...is a day of gathering. The word is derived from `aada / ya`oodu, the verb that means "he returned or he is returning" because people c...
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