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Ramadan: A centuries-old American tradition

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Many forget that the first Muslims to celebrate Ramadan in America were African slaves.

his weekend marks the beginning of Ramadan. Nearly one-fourth of the world will observe the annual fast and eight million Muslims in the United States will abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset during the holy month. A gruelling task at any time of the year, Ramadan this year will be especially daunting during the long and hot summer days. ..more:aljazeera.

The Key to Building Strong Families

Many of the people that have great manners excel at worship and are very serious about teaching their children the “deen” but many of their children end up turning away from those teachings. In fact, many instances of rebellion against…

The Best Prayer the Prophets Have Said

The Prophet صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم‎ said: “The best thing that I and the Prophets have said on the evening of ‘Arafah is :

 لَا إِلهَ إِلاّ اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ المُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمدُ، وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيءٍ قَدِير

None has the right to be worshipped but Allah* alone, Who has no partner. His is the dominion and His is the praise, and He is Able to do all things.” At-Tirmithi. Silsilatul-‘Ahadith As-Sahihah

the word Allah –as the scholars say – is a name for the One Who Truly Exists and Who encompasses all the Attributes of  Divinity  (Al-Uloohiyyah), Who is described with all the Attributes of Lordship (Ruboobiyyah), and that it is not permissible to call anyone else with it (Allah), as mentioned by Al- Qurtubi  and others.