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Welcoming the month of Sha’ban

Shaʽban is the eighth month of the Islamic Calendar. It is the month of “separation”, so called because the pagan Arabs used to disperse in search of water. The fifteenth night of this month is known as the “Night of Records” (Laylat al Bara’at or Shabe Bara’at) However, observance of this day is disputed. Sha’ban is the […]

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Adam – the first Prophet on Earth

Image credit – Arnaud-Mesureur Did you know there were around 124,000 prophets that were sent to mankind with a universal message of monotheism (worshipping of only single creator GOD)? The first Prophet sent on the Earth was Adam (A.S.), as described in the Quran and the other GOD’s scriptures before the Quran like the Gospel, […]

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The history of Ramadan

Main Image Credit – Hasan Almasi When was Ramadan, Islam’s holy month of fasting, first observed? And how have its practices changed over time? Ramadan is Islam’s holy month of fasting and it’s been observed and celebrated by all Muslims around the world for more than 14 centuries. Ramadan is a time of peace, seeking […]

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The Battle of Karbala explained

The Battle of Karbala was fought on the bare deserts on the way to Kufa on October 10, 680  (10 Muharram 61 AH). Both Husayn ibn Ali and his brother Abbas ibn Ali were buried by the local Banī Asad tribe, at what later became known as the Mashhad Al-Husayn. The battle itself occurred as a result […]

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Karbala explained

Karbala is a city in central Iraq, located about 100 km southwest of Baghdad, and a few dozen miles east of Lake Milh.  Karbala has an estimated population of 750,000 people (2020). The city, best known as the location of the Battle of Karbala in 680 CE or the Shrines of Imam Husayn and Abbas. The city […]

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THE DAY OF ARAFAH

This is a very significant day. Many people are recommended to fast and make supplication On this day. The gates of heaven are open on this day. It is believed sins are forgiven on this day. The pilgrims do not fast, only those who do not go to Hajj. The significance is prayer fasting and […]

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