The Meaning and Virtues of Al-Fatihah (The Opening of the Book)

What do you know about surat #Al-Fatihah? Why is it such an importance chapter of the Qur’an? Why the salah is incomplete without reciting it?

First Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah: Special Season of Worship

Like no other days in the Islamic calendar, the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah have a very special status. What should we do in these cherished great days? How could we get the utmost benefits of these days?

Praying on Time: Between Deep Faith & Fashionable Identity

Anywhere on earth prayer can be performed. An American Muslim sister tells her experience with prayer and how she made and felt the balance…

Nawafil (Supererogatory) Prayers: Their Significance and Rulings

What are nawafil prayers, and why are they legislated? Should it be offered in one’s house or in mosques? Is it acceptable for one to make nawafil while sitting even though he has the ability to stand?

New Muslims and the Valentine’s Day Traps

Since in Islam, we do not “date” and intermingle with the opposite sex, how does a new Muslim feel in their “journey of love”? How should we, Muslims, feel about the intended methods of expressing love in Islam?

Muhammad’s Relationship with Nature: Faith throughout the Mission

How did the Prophet’s life in the desert fashioned him and his outlook on creation and the Creator? What did the desert, apparently devoid of life, teach him about life? How does living close to nature impact one’s faith?

Prophet Muhammad: A Gentle Father and a Merciful Human

What type of father was the Prophet? How did he treated his daughters? How were women treated and regarded at the time of the Prophet?

Ghusl (the Complete Ablution): Its Rulings from Qur’an and Sunnah

Ghusl means to wash the entire body with water. What are the rulings of ghusl from Qur’an and Sunnah? When is it obligatory?

The Four Pillars and the Social Message of Islam

What do the pillars of Islam have to do with the social relations? What message do they have for the benefit and wellbeing of society? How do these pillars impact our relations with others?

Sadaqah: Its Virtues and Benefits in Qur’an and Sunnah

What is the difference between zakah and sadaqah? What are the benefits of sadaqah? How does it impact the giver and the whole society?