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14 Phrases Used Daily By Muslims Around The World!

Even though the majority of Muslims around the world are not native Arabic speakers, the Arabic language remains a cornerstone of the Islamic faith. As a matter of fact, many Muslims who do not speak or understand Arabic at all (or so they think...
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What Is Ashura?

Allah SWT has selected some days or times of the year to be more special and blessed than others. The Day of Ashura, the tenth day of the sacred month of Muharram, is one of them. There are many reasons why it is so unique and sho...
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What Hajj Looks Like During Covid-19

Every year, around 2.5 million people perform Hajj. However, assembling this many people in one area could have dramatic repercussions in a global pandemic. For the second year in a row, due to COVID-19, the Saudi authorities declared that Hajj ...
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What Are The Best Deeds In The Eyes Of Allah SWT?

As Muslims, we strive to please Allah SWT and gain His blessings with as many good deeds as we can so that we may benefit in this life with success, ease, good health, and other blessings, but also and most importantly earn the ultimate reward: ...
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7 Reasons Why Islamic Homeschooling Is Great For Your Children

Homeschooling - most of us nowadays have heard about this not-so-new way of providing children with the learning opportunities they need to grow and develop intellectually, but also personally and spiritually. But most people's knowledge of what...
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What Is Eid ul-Fitr?

The blessed month of Ramadan is already coming to an end, subhanAllah! As we are putting in our best effort to try and make the most of these last few days, nights, hours and minutes insha'Allah, we also start looking forward to the celebration that ...
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10 Gift Ideas for Ramadan & Eid

Ramadan gifts  Ramadan is a sacred, holy month for Muslims. It's a time of reflection, prayer, and giving. People fast from dawn until dusk, doing away from worldly and bodily needs and strengthening their faith in Allah. The end of Ramadan is m...
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[FREE DOWNLOAD] Ramadan Flashcards

With just a month left before Ramadan insha'Allah, time to bring your Ramadan vocabulary A game!

Download these FREE Ramadan flashcards to learn the Arabic writing, pronunciation and meaning of the important words we use during the blessed month of Ramadan!

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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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The Do's and Don'ts of "Insha'Allah"

inshallah meaning  The Islamic phrase "insha'Allah" is well known by Muslims and non-Muslims alike. But do we really understand what it means or when and how to say it? Why do we even say "insha'Allah"? And even as importantly: do we know when N...
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The Meaning Behind "As-Salaamu 'Alaykum"

The Islamic greeting "as-salaamu 'alaykum" literally translates to "Peace be upon you", written in Arabic as ٱلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ‎ and pronounced [as-salāmu ʿalaykum]. Muslims use this greeting whenever first meeting with one another, upon entering ...
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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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[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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