Category Archives: Current Issues

Longing for Hajj and Preparing Early for it – II

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How does man show his longing for Allaah The Exalted and for His House, and not think that there is no obstacle that may prevent him from reaching this House that Allaah The Almighty cannot remove? Or that any impediments … Continue reading

Longing for Hajj and Preparing Early for it – I

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The preparation for Hajj is among the important issues linked to Ramadhaan. We should make an early start in order to get ready for it so that Allaah The Almighty may guide us to perform Hajj to His Sacred House. … Continue reading

What Islam offers the Earth?

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One of the amazing things that strike the reader of the Quran is its significant and multifaceted emphasis on the relationship of man to the environment. This is not merely about self, family and surroundings. It’s about the whole universe—heavens … Continue reading

Eid Reflection

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The word Eid in Arabic means: ‘a gathering of a group at any day.’ It is also related to the meaning: ‘to return’ which indicates that this day returns again every year. From an Islamic perspective, Eid is the day … Continue reading

Keeping Ramadan Alive the Rest of the Year

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Almost invariably it happens a few days after the end of Ramadan: the letdown. Fasting is finished; the nightly prayers are over; the group gatherings to break the fast have vanished. We can eat, drink, and be merry again when … Continue reading

The door is about to close – Farewell to Ramadan

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Normally, a guest does not stay long with his host. After dropping by for a while and completing his purpose or courtesy call , he shall finally say goodbye and depart. When he will return is something that cannot be … Continue reading

The blessed Night of Power

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The blessed month of Ramadan is coming to an end. The first one-third of the month was for seeking mercy, the middle one-third for forgiveness and the last one-third for salvation from the Fire of Hell. In the last part … Continue reading

The Fasting of Ramadan: A Time for Thought, Action, and Change! 2-2

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6. Fasting elevates the human spirit and increases our awareness of God. It strengthens our will-power as we learn to rise above our lower desires. The institution of fasting is both unique and a shared experience in human history. From … Continue reading

The Fasting of Ramadan: A Time for Thought, Action, and Change! 1-2

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“Fasting in Ramadan develops in a person the real spirit of social belonging, of unity and brotherhood, and of equality before God. This spirit is the natural product of the fact that when people fast they feel that they are … Continue reading

Taraweeh Prayers in Ramadan Special prayers are said each evening of the holy month

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When the month of Ramadan begins, Muslims enter into a period of discipline and worship:  fasting during the day, and praying throughout the day and night.  During Ramadan, special evening prayers are conducted during which long portions of the Qur’an … Continue reading