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Discover the Significance of Shahadah: The Pillar of Islamic Faith

Shahadah and Its Significance

The Muslim faith statement, Shahādah, states that only one God exists and that Muhammad (ﷺ) is His prophet. The shahādah is the first of five pillars of Islam (arkān al-Islām). Every Muslim must recite it at least once in their lives, aloud, correctly, and purposefully, with complete knowledge of its significance and hearty acceptance.  In […]

The 6 Kalimas and Its Benefits: Pillars of Faith and Unity in Islam

Six Kalimas Benefits

In comparison to other parts of the world, South Asian nations like Pakistan emphasize teaching Muslims the Six Kalimas, an integral aspect of their religious beliefs. However, since the six pillars of Islam convey the most essential and fundamental principles, all Muslims worldwide must comprehend them. Acquire the knowledge that ALLAH is the sole and […]

Understanding the Significance of the Day of Ashura in Islam

Day of Ashura

ʿĀshūrāʾ is a sacred day to Muslims celebrated on the 10th of Muḥarram, the first month of the Muslim calendar (Gregorian date varies). The name comes from the Arabic word for the number ten. The word Muḥarram comes from the Arabic root ḥ-r-m, which can indicate “forbidden” (ḥarām). Traditionally, Muḥarram is a sacred month prohibiting […]

Evolution of the Caliphate: From Prophet Muhammad to the Ottoman Sultanate

Caliphate

When the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) died in 632, he left behind a governmental organization that revolved around Him. He was a political and military leader who provided revelations. When political or societal problems arose, they resolved them with the help of Muhammad’s (PBUH) suggestion and through the revelation of Allah himself. Muhammad’s (PBUH) important role […]

Understanding the Sharia: The Intersection of Islamic Law

Sharia

The Islamic religious law is viewed as an expression of God’s command for Muslims and, in practice, consists of a set of duties imposed on all Muslims based on their religious beliefs. The Sharīʿah (roughly, “road leading to the watering place”) is a divinely prescribed way of conduct that guides Muslims towards a practical manifestation […]

All About Fatwa: An Islamic Legal Edict

All About Fatwa

A fatwā is a reasoned opinion in Islam made by a mufti, a scholar pronouncing verdicts on Sharia or Islamic law. A fatwa is typically issued at the request of an individual or a court to resolve an obscure issue of Islamic jurisprudence(fiqh). In the early days of Islam, eminent academics issued fatwas to guide […]

The Differences between Shia Vs. Sunni Muslim

Shia Vs. Sunni

  Though the two major sects of Islam, Sunni, and Shia, agree on the majority of core Islamic principles and practices, a deep divide between the two dates back 14 centuries. The schism began with a disagreement over who should succeed the Prophet Muhammad as the leader of the Islamic faith he established. The most […]

Tahajjud Prayer And Its Benefits

Tahajjud Prayer Benefits

  Muslims must pray five times a day. Muslims can offer more prayers than these five to win Allah’s favor. These prayers are known as nafl or supererogatory prayers. Nafl is shorthand for getting more. Numerous nafl prayers exist, such as Ishraq, Tahyat ul Wudhu, Chasht, and Awabeen. However, Tahajjud is the most fruitful and […]

Rights of Parents in Islam – With References to the Quran and Hadith

Islamic Parental Rights Guide

Parents are one of Allah’s (SWT) greatest blessings. Everyone in the world must love and respect their parents. Only Islam places such a high value on parents. Islam has granted parents rights, and every Muslim child is required to exercise these rights. As Muslims, we should always express gratitude to our parents. Parents at various […]