Ramadan and Fasting

Ramadan and Fasting

Fasting during the ninth lunar month of Ramadan is one of the best-known of the prescribed practices in Islam and the forth pillar of Islam. The Arabic term for ‘fasting’ is sawm. The practice is outwardly reflected in an abstention from food or drink between the...
What is Namaz?

What is Namaz?

The relationship between faith and rituals is a paradox. To the outsider, ritual is the most obvious sign of the character of a religion and the identity of its believers. Yet ritual can never capture faith, for faith transcends form and imagery. In Islam the most...
What is Hajj?

What is Hajj?

The Hajj to Mecca and its surrounding areas is the annual ritual lasting up to seven days. It takes place in the first half of the last month of Islamic year, known as Dhu’l Hijja. On the seventh day of the month, pilgrims in a state of ritual purity (ihram) make a...
What is Zakat?

What is Zakat?

Zakat, commonly translated as “almsgiving” or “alms tax” is the third pillar of Islam. Namaz and Zakat are frequently mentioned in Quran as the two principle obligations in Islam. Zakat is not meant to be a solitary act, given in some void from on believer to another;...
Eid-ul-Adha (The Eid of Sacrifice)

Eid-ul-Adha (The Eid of Sacrifice)

Eid-ul-Adha is also called Bakr Eid, Eid-ul-Adha, is a festival of great rejoice. Special prayers and exchange of greetings gifts marked the Eid-ul-Adha, the festival of sacrifice, celebrated with traditional fervour and gaiety in the world. Eid-ul-Adha is a remainder...
Importance of Layla tul Qadr

Importance of Layla tul Qadr

Among the rewards that Almighty Allah has given to the Muslim Ummah with the blessings of the Prophet Mohammad, is one of the greatest prizes, “Layla tul Qadr”. It is also called the night of decree، night of power or night of blessings. The reward for...