8 Tips for a Successful Ramadan

8 Tips for a Successful Ramadan

By Samuel Gonzalez Ramadan is a time of great joy for many Muslims throughout the world – for in this month, the Noble Qur’an was revealed to mankind. The function of Ramadan is multiple: 1. To draw our attention away from this world and towards mindfulness of...
8 Benefits of Fasting in Ramadan

8 Benefits of Fasting in Ramadan

By Umarrah Javed Al-Hadi 1. Taqwa Fasting is a way to achieve taqwa (God-consciousness). It helps develop self-control and mindfulness of our actions and words, as we abstain from physical pleasures and distractions during the day. This increased mindfulness and...
The Meaning of Ramadan in Arabic

The Meaning of Ramadan in Arabic

By Umarrah Javed Al Hadi What is Ramadan? Ramadan is one of the most sacred months in the Islamic calendar during which Muslims across the world fast from sunrise to sunset. This month unifies Muslims and the fast is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, which are the...
What is Zakat al-Fitr?

What is Zakat al-Fitr?

By Fatima A From the name, we know that Zakat al-Fitr must be associated with one of the biggest Islamic celebrations of the year, Eid al-Fitr, which comes after Ramadan. There is a lot of information out there about Eid and Ramadan, but what about Zakat al-Fitr? In...
The Month In Which The Quran Was First Revealed

The Month In Which The Quran Was First Revealed

By Malika Kahn Do you ever wonder in which month the Quran was first revealed? Knowing the history of the Quran and the nature of its revelation allows one to appreciate it all the more. The Quran is the speech of Allah transmitted to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) by...