The (quick) fiqh of Fasting
By: Shaykh Mansur Ali
Definition: Fasting is to refrain from eating, drinking, smoking, and having sexual intercourse from dawn till dusk with the intention of worship.
Types of fasting:
6 Tips to Help You Fast From Your Phone this Ramadan
By: Abu Safiyyah
Phones! Every has one and many of us simply can’t live without them. Phones have come a long way and they now allow us to access tons of information from our finger tips. Our phones are constantly pinging due to notifications from email clients, social media apps, news apps, games and instant messaging apps etc. In the blessed month of Ramadan, we mustn’t let our phones distract us, let’s use this month to get closer to Allah. These 6 tips will help you ‘fast’ from your phones this Ramadan.
Incredible archer shows his speed-shooting skills (Video)
Lars Andersen is an amazing archer. He is the opposite of modern competitive archers who are stationary and shoot at distant targets. His runs and jumps on walls while he shoots, maintaining deadly accuracy. He can fire three arrows in 0.6 seconds. He can leap in the air to catch and arrow, load it, and hit a target before his feet hit the ground.
5 Lessons we can learn from the Exodus
By: Abu Safiyyah
The 10th of Muharram marks the day Musa (peace be upon him) and the Children of Israel were saved from Pharaoh and his army. Historically, Jews would keep a fast to mark this occasion and Muslims have continued this tradition by keeping an optional fast on this day as well as an additional fast a day before or a day after. The incident is mentioned in various places in the Qur’an and it is also mentioned in the Old Testament in the ‘Book of Exodus’.
The story of the splitting of the sea is well known but what lessons can we learn from this? Here are 5 lessons we can learn from Musa’s escape from Pharaoh.
Your Favorite Fast Food Chains Might Be Using Expired Meat In China (Video)
Fast food giants McDonald’s and KFC have apologized to Chinese customers for using expired meat from a local supplier in China. Now Starbucks and Burger King have also been engulfed in the mess. The revelation was made in a local Chinese TV investigation. Food safety is a big concern in China after a 2008 milk scandal which led to the death of six kids and made thousands sick.
10 WAYS AMERICAN MUSLIMS CAN HELP SAVE THE WORLD
The world, it appears, has completely lost its mind. It seems that our tiny planet is staged for a complete disaster with the West and Muslim world as the co-stars. What’s sad is that all of these problems are based on misunderstandings and lies spread by hate mongers with one interest: growing their bank accounts. To add insult to injury, citizens from the West and the Muslim world are starting to detest each because they feel the other side is this Great Evil trying to enslave them. Then there are those caught in the middle: the American Muslims, aka, you and I. We’re blessed with the conundrum of being, both, Muslims and Americans. We know that Islam is not about killing the innocent, but, also know that reality tv is not the reality of Western culture. So what’s a brother/sister to do?
Documentary: Fast food, fat profits (Video)
One out of every three Americans is obese, but food revolutions are underway and some are fighting back.
Obesity in America has reached a crisis point. Two out of every three Americans are overweight, one out of every three is obese. One in three are expected to have diabetes by 2050.
Minorities have been even more profoundly affected. African-Americans have a 50 per cent higher prevalence of obesity and Hispanics 25 per cent higher when compared with whites.
How did the situation get so out of hand?
On this week’s episode of Fault Lines, Josh Rushing explores the world of cheap food for Americans living at the margins.
What opportunities do people have to eat healthy? Who is responsible for food deserts and processed food in American schools?
Fault Lines finds food revolutions taking place and speaks with the people that are fighting back.
Zulhijjah, and the meaning of sacrifice
By: Mufti Taqi Usmani
Zulhijjah is the last month of the Islamic calendar. Literally, it means ” the possessor of hajj.” Obviously, this name of the month indicates that the great annual worship of “hajj” is performed in this month, which gives it special significance. Some specific merits and rules relevant to this month are mentioned below:
10 Tips for Maintaining Your Health After Ramadan
By: Nadine Kamal
Every year, the Holy month of Ramadan provides us with the opportunity to eliminate unhealthy eating patterns and gives our overburdened digestive systems a much needed break. During this sacred month, the rituals of fasting, night prayer and reading the Holy Qur’an on a daily basis can have a transformational effect on our overall sense of well-being and contentment.
However, now that the blessed month of Ramadan has passed and the Eid ul-Fitr festivities are over, here are 10 tips for maintaining the incredible health benefits and habits that you worked so hard to gain in Ramadan.