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:
Researchers discover fasting is key to regenerate your immune system
The immune system is something that is highly misunderstood not just by everyday people but also by the many conventional doctors who we depend on for health advice.
Most people resort to things like synthetic vitamins and medicines (ignoring better natural alternatives) to deal with colds and improve immunity, but the cycle of sickness always seems to continue.
For people with compromised immune systems, there are many natural options, and now researchers have discovered what could well be one of the best ways to reset and recharge your immune system; one that happens to be free and is believed to work even in the elderly as well.
My name is Christina and this is how I accepted Islam
On Christmas Day, 2010, I embraced Islam and became a Muslim. Why? Simply because I felt ready, as a result of a gradual process of growth and change that had been slowly transforming my life over the past year.
I moved to Abu Dhabi, UAE, in the spring of 2010, to teach English. My first time in the Gulf, I didn’t know what to expect but I wanted to understand the culture around me and the religion, which are a vital aspect of everyday life in this part of the world. Hence began my journey to learn about Middle Eastern culture and the people around me, reading books about Islam and the Quran. I had no intention of changing my own religion. I just wanted to understand Islam.
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.
Download a copy of the Qur’an, Hadiths and other Islamic literature
Here is the Qur’an available for download in different languages:
Tafsir Ibn Kathir all 10 volumes (Commentary of the Qur’an) – All 10 volumes
Tafsir Surat Al-Kahf (Ibn Kathir)
The Miracles of the Quran
Islamic Creed (Belief)
Commentary on The Creed of At-Tahawi Part 1
Commentary on The Creed of At-Tahawi Part 2
Commentary on The Creed of At-Tahawi Part 3
Commentary on The Creed of At-Tahawi Part 4
Ibn Taymiyyah Expounds on Islam
Pillars of Imaan
The World of the Angels
The World of the Noble Angels
Paradise and Hell
Sunan Abu Dawud
Sunan Ibn Majah
Sunan At-Tirmidhi (arabic)
Muwatta – Imam Malik
Riyad-us-Saliheen vol 1 and 2
An Introduction to the Science of Hadith
110 Hadith Qudsi
100 Fabricated Hadith
Fiqh-us-Sunnah: The Book of Hajj
Forty Hadith – Imam An-Nawawi
Ahmad Ibn Hanbal’s Treatise on Prayer
Forgetfulness in the Prayer
A Description of the Prophet’s (pbuh) Wudhu
The Prophet’s (pbuh) Prayer Described (Abridged version)
The Prophet’s (pbuh) Prayer Described
A Guide to Prayer in Islam