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How often do Muslims pray?

How often do Muslims pray?   There are five daily obligatory prayers. These are the dusk prayer (Maghrib), night prayer (Ishaa), dawn prayer (Fajer), noon prayer (Zuher), and the afternoon prayer (Asr). Besides these there are a few other prayers that should be performed only on certain occasions, but not ...

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Is it ‘revert’ or ‘convert’?

Is it ‘revert’ or ‘convert’?   Both terms are correct. However, often people who convert to Islam often call this a “reversion” as opposed to a “conversion”, because of the understanding that Islam is simply the extension of our innate human nature (fitrah). Because of this, these converts feel that ...

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Who are the Ahlulbayt?

Who are the ahlulbayt?   “Ahlulbayt” literally means “People of the House” (‘Ahl’ means “people”, while ‘bayt’ means “house”). Its meaning in context of Islamic vernacular is “members of the household of the Prophet”. The Ahlulbayt are one of the two most important sources of Islamic guidance after the demise ...

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Hajj (Pilgrimage To Mecca)

Hajj (Pilgrimage To Mecca)   Every Muslim who has attained puberty and has sufficient means not only to undertake a journey to Mecca but also for the subsistence of his dependants during his absence, must once in his life time perform pilgrimage. Kaaba is the edifice which was presented to ...

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Finding the Truth

Finding the Truth Mohammed Habib Sow Birth and upbringing: Brother Mohammed Habib Sow was born in a village called Gambia which is linked to the province of Labey, in the year 1968, in the country of Ghania. He was raised and brought up practicing the Wahabi school of thought. The ...

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My Journey to Allah

My Journey to Allah Sr.Heather I am a new Muslimah. I took shahada on August 15, 2002. I am so glad I did. Life is much better with Islam. I had been searching all my life for a way to Allah. I was raised Christian. I explored many different faiths ...

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Bahlool and the commander of Kufa

Ishaq bin Mohammad bin Sabah was the commander of Kufa. His wife bore him a daughter. For this reason the commander was very sad and depressed. He stopped eating and drinking. When Bahlool heard about this he went to the Amir and said, “O the commander, why this sorrow and ...

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My Road to Islam

My Road to Islam In the Name of God the Most Merciful My road to Islam started when I made the decision about thirty years ago to find this Kingdom of God that Jesus told us to seek.  I struggled with the idea of a Sovereign God that was in ...

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