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8 Reasons Why You Should Learn Arabic - And How To Get Started!

Arabic is one of the oldest languages to ever exist in this world. Spoken by millions of people worldwide, the Arabic language holds a great position among the most spoken languages today. People strive to learn simple Arabic for various reasons, are...
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Alhamdulillah: The Ultimate Thanksgiving

The notions of gratitude and thankfulness always go up in popularity when November comes around as Thanksgiving themed commercials, products, and foods start taking all of the public and sometimes private space. As Muslims, we know however that ...
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Why do we say "SallAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam"?

"SallAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam" is a phrase that we should hear often, and yet, it seems that we do not hear it as much and as often as we should. As we near the end of the blessed month of Rabi' al-Awwal, the month during which our beloved Prophet (ﷺ...
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7 Ways To Increase Your Love For The Prophet (SAWS)

We are often told, especially during the special month of Rabi' al-Awwal during which Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) was born, that we should work on increasing our love for him. But many of us just do not know how! It can be very difficult to love someone ...
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The Hijri Calendar Explained

Most Muslims and many non-Muslims know about the month of Ramadan - the fasting month in Islam. But how many among them know what the Hijri calendar (or Islamic calendar) is, and what the Arabic names and meanings of the other 11 months are? Yet, the...
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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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[FREE DOWNLOAD] Monthly Prayer Chart

Great tool to encourage yourself or your child to build a strong prayer habit insha'Allah!  

Keep track of your obligatory and voluntary prayers with this FREE Monthly Prayer Chart! We have included 31 days so that you can use it throughout the year. You can also go by the Hijri months. Great tool to encourage yourself or your child to build a strong prayer habit insha'Allah! 

Pro tip: laminate it and use an erasable marker to wipe and reuse each month!  

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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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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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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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"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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