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Laylat Al-Qadr Posted by on May 26, 2019

It is the holy month of Ramadan, and today is the 21st of Ramadan, so we started the last ten days of the holy month. The last ten days are particularly important for Muslims because they include ليلة القدر ‘the Night of Decree’ or ‘the Night of Destiny’. This is a very special night for…

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Origins of Islamic Political Ideology Posted by on Oct 26, 2018

Following the death مَوْت of Prophet النَّبِي Mohammed (PBUH), there was never a discord about the essence of Islam. The pillars of Islam أَرْكَانُ الإِسْلام, the Quran القُرْآن, the matters of worship, and all other principles that guided and organized Muslims’ lives were all incontrovertible. Political conflicts الاِخْتِلافَات السِّيَاسِيَّة, however, began to emerge. These differences…

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Eid al-Adha Posted by on Sep 11, 2016

Eid al-Adha (عيد الأضحى‎) means “Festival of the Sacrifice” is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year. It honors the willingness of  Abraham (إبراهيم) to sacrifice his son, as an act of submission to God’s command, before God then intervened, through his angel  Gabriel (جبريل) and informs him that his sacrifice has already been accepted. To celebrate the…

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Celebrations Posted by on Dec 24, 2015

On the 23rd of December 2015, most Muslims around the world celebrated the birth of Prophet Mohammed (المولد النبوي), and on the 25th of 2015, Christians in many countries celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, or Christmas (عيد الميلاد). It is very inspiring and meaningful to have both occasions celebrated so close to each other…

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Fisal’s Dictionary: Posted by on Dec 17, 2015

   Ahlan, Arabic lovers! Today, we are going to go on a journey to the depths of the Arabic Dictionary in order to discover some of its secrets. We will dig deep into the root verb سـَــلـِــمَ /sa.’  and explore some of its derivatives. Yes, this is the root verb for so many Arabic words…

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How did the Islamic (Hijri) Calendar Begin? Posted by on Oct 14, 2015

    Ahlan أهــْــلاً , Arabic lovers! Today is the first day of the new Hijri year (1437), so Happy New Hijri Year to everyone! In today’s post we are going to know how this calendar was started and who started it. We have learnt in a previous post about the Arabic names of weekdays…

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Arafat Day Posted by on Sep 23, 2015

Arafat day (يوم عرفة) falls on the ninth day of Dhu Al Hijja (ذو الحجة) according to the hijri calendar. Taking place roughly 70 days after the end of Ramadan, Arafat Day marks the second day of pilgrimage (الحج). The occasion marks the day when a verse of the Quran revealed that Islam was perfected…

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