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Preparing for the Month of Rajab

InshāAllāh, the believers will begin the 1st of Rajab in a day or two. The Academy for Learning Islam (A.L.I.) presents the following tips to prepare for this distinguished month of worship. 1)     Go out to seek the hilāl (crescent) in your area. Upon sighting the new crescent, recite the following Du‘ā as practiced by the Messenger of Allah … Read more

Media Article on Hajj

A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land The Saudi Arabian city of Makkah will soon be abuzz with the excitement and bustle of the arrival of pilgrims from around the world. By air, land, and sea, Muslims have descended on this city to perform the annual pilgrimage of Hajj. Over two million Muslims will converge in ... Read more

Lesson Plan on Hajj

Objectives Children should learn: that religious beliefs, ideas and feelings can be expressed in a variety of form that pilgrimage in Islam is consists of various rituals carried out in a specific order and at a specific time. Activities What is the difference between an ordinary journey and a pilgrimage journey? What would it feel ... Read more

MP3 Audio for the Month of Ramadhan

The below Arabic MP3s appear to follow the order of Mafatih al-Jinan. Sermon of the Holy Prophet (s) in praise of the blessed month and it's a'maal A'maal for the month General a'maal for both the days and nights Dua for every day of the month from Imam Sadiq (a) General dua for the month ... Read more

Daily Duas for the Month of Ramadan

Day 1 اَللّـهُمَّ اجْعَلْ صِيامي فيهِ صِيامَ الصّائِمينَ، وَقِيامي فيهِ قيامَ الْقائِمينَ، وَنَبِّهْني فيهِ عَنْ نَوْمَةِ الْغافِلينَ، وَهَبْ لى جُرْمي فيهِ يا اِلـهَ الْعالَمينَ، وَاعْفُ عَنّي يا عافِياً عَنْ الْمجْرِمينَ ALLAH, on this day make my fasts the fasts of those who fast (sincerely), and my standing up in prayer of those who stand up ... Read more

10-Minute YouTube Reminders on Ramadhan

Each session has a discussion on a Hadith of Masumeen (a) about the holy month of Allah. The Hadith are derived from the book Sharullah fil Kitab wal Sunnah (The month of Allah, in the Book and the Sunnah) by Muhammad RayShahri. Inspire yourself daily. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 ... Read more

Surahs for Laylatul Qadr

Sadly, the holy month of Ramadhan is heading to its close - the month in which we had the privilege of being Allah's guests. We must take stock of ourselves before its too late. And there's no better time to do this than this Shab-e-Qadr. We may not be alive next year... Ever thought why ... Read more

15 Ways to Kick Bad Habits in Ramadhan

Few things are more demanding than eliminating bad habits, since they are part of our daily routines and personality. It takes days of patience and practice to break old habits. However, the good news is, Ramadan offers a perfect and natural environment for moral training. Interestingly, researches from “positive psychology” (scientific study of successful people) ... Read more

Newspaper Article on Eid ul-Fitr

The Muslim community is getting ready to celebrate the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan with communal prayers and various festivities. Ramadan is the month on the Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims abstain from food, drink and other sensual pleasures from break of dawn to sunset. The end of Ramadhan marks the beginning ... Read more

Newspaper Article on Ramadhan

Month of Ramadhan Muslims around the world have begun fasting this month. It is the month of Ramadhan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Families prepare for a time of self-restraint and increased worship, and plan how they will deal with the practicalities of changes in eating schedules, activities, and even sleeping times. The ... Read more