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What Does Tayammum Mean?

What Does Tayammum Mean?   Tayammum is the Islamic term for “dry ablution”. This is the type of ablution performed when clean water is not readily available, or it is not feasible for a person to perform regular ghusl or wudhu because of medical reasons or similar issues. In such ...

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What does “Ghusl” mean?

What does “Ghusl” mean?   Ghusl literally means “bath”. In cetain circumstances Muslims are required to bathe completely with clean water as a means of purification. This ritual bath in Islam is called “Ghusl”. The circumstances where ghusl is required include (but is not limited to): . After ejaculation (through ...

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What does Wudu Mean?

What does Wudu Mean?   Wudhu is the ritual ablution in Islam. It is the act of washing or wiping specific parts of the body with clean water, which Muslims perform prior to certain acts of worship (primarily Salah).

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Do all Muslims pray the same way?

Do all Muslims pray the same way?   No. There are many different denominations within Islam, and the mothod of offering prayers by certain denominations may differ from that of others. For example, the Ja’fery Shia method of offering prayers is different from that of Hanafi Sunnis. These differences arise ...

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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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