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The Etiquette of Eating and Drinking in Islam

The Etiquette of Eating and Drinking in Islam

Bismillah, all praise be to Allah, the Lord of the universes who provide for His obedient and disobedient servants. Allah has provided His servants with food and water as sustenance. As servants, we are obliged to be grateful for the favours bestowed. Besides being...

4 Things You Need to Know about Hijrah in The Prophet’s Era

4 Things You Need to Know about Hijrah in The Prophet’s Era

The month of Muharram has recently concluded. However, the month of Muharram and the Hijrah of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ will always be engaging topics of conversation. Consequently, it is a privilege for us to discuss the month of Muharram and this Hijrah. When Does...

Embarking on a Spiritual Hijrah

Embarking on a Spiritual Hijrah

Muslims around the world have just celebrated the Islamic New Year on 1st Muharram. Starting from the hijrah or migration of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ from Mecca to Medina, hijrah has a profound meaning for every Muslim. The word hijra الهجرة means “emigration”, it is...

History of The Day of Ashura

History of The Day of Ashura

The word of ‘Ashura’ is a familiar term for us as a Muslim. The day of Ashura is a special historical day. This is mainly because the day of Ashura is in the month of Muharram that is included in the four sacred months which are often referred as the month of Allah...

Sunnah Acts in the Month of Dhulhijjah

Sunnah Acts in the Month of Dhulhijjah

The month of Dhulhijjah, when Muslims perform the Hajj, is one of the holy months. This month contains ten days that are specifically mentioned in the Quran. Allah said: “By the dawn, and the ten nights.” [Al Fajr: 1-2] Ibn ‘Abbas stated that the night was the tenth...

The History of Safa Marwa

The History of Safa Marwa

The race between the Safa and Marwah mountains is part of the obligatory rites of the great pilgrimage (al hajj) and the small pilgrimage (al ‘umra). اِنَّ الصَّفَا وَالْمَرْوَةَ مِنْ شَعَاۤىِٕرِ اللّٰهِ ۚ فَمَنْ حَجَّ الْبَيْتَ اَوِ اعْتَمَرَ فَلَا جُنَاحَ عَلَيْهِ...

How to Achieve Hajj Mabroor?

How to Achieve Hajj Mabroor?

As a faithful Muslim, naturally we would have the desire to fulfill all the pillars of Islam. Including the 5th pillar of Islam, performing the obligations of pilgrimage (Hajj) worship for people who have been able to fulfill all the requirements. There are various...

The Prophet’s ﷺ Way to Deal with Hardship

The Prophet’s ﷺ Way to Deal with Hardship

From every perspective, the Prophet ﷺ is the best role model to follow. He has received Divine revelation, and Allah has acknowledged him in His book about the Prophet ﷺ uswatun hasanah. As an apostle who was sent to correct a society that had strayed far from the...

Life Lessons You Can Learn from the Hardships

Life Lessons You Can Learn from the Hardships

We believe that hardships and struggles build character, make us stronger and allow us to grow in all aspects of our lives. Learning to control our thoughts and emotions will help us understand ourselves better and be at peace with who we are. To alleviate hardship,...

Reflections on Faith After Ramadan

Reflections on Faith After Ramadan

The joy of the coming of Syawal is one of the forms of joy mentioned by the Prophet  ﷺ in his words: “For the fasting people there are two joys; when breaking he rejoices, and when he meets his Lord he is happy with his fast.” – Muttafaqun ‘alaih.  Islam has...

The Importance of Fasting the Six Days of Shawwal

The Importance of Fasting the Six Days of Shawwal

Just like the holy month of Ramadan that is full of blessings, the month of Shawwal also has its significance. Shawwal comes from the verb ‘syala’ which means to ‘lift or rise’. Shawwal also becomes a month of proving the values of taqwa, it’s an opportunity to prove...

Crescent Moon Sighting and Its Significance for Ramadan

Crescent Moon Sighting and Its Significance for Ramadan

As we know, Muslims have always waited for the sight of the hilal (new moon) to determine the beginning of the month. Determining the beginning of Hijri month is important for us because it’s related to the time of worship, especially in Ramadan, Shawwal, and Dhul...

The Virtues of Shaban and Recommended Acts of Worship

The Virtues of Shaban and Recommended Acts of Worship

Shaban comes before Ramadan, the important month in which we fast as part of the five pillars of Islam, hence Shaban should be taken as a month of preparation. One of the sunnah of Allah is that a human being does not go from one state to another without preparation,...

Reflecting Upon the Blessings of Being Muslim

Reflecting Upon the Blessings of Being Muslim

One of the most beautiful lessons Islam teaches us is how to be grateful for everything you have, and while we naturally think about things like our families, our sustenance and our health, we often forget that the biggest blessing Allah has granted us is being...

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