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Zakah – (Alms giving)

Zakat (Alms giving) is a part of devotion enjoined upon Muslims by the Holy Quran. It is a means where the well-off pay a set amount of their wealth. Zakat means to purify oneself. It is obligatory on Muslims to pay a little...

Hajj – (Pilgrimage to Mecca)

Hajj is the fifth Pillar of Islam and another form of worship. It is an annual pilgrimage to the holy sites in Mecca which each adult Muslim, who can afford it, has to perform once in life time. Apart from the financial aspect...

Juma-tul-Mubarak (Friday Prayer)

Of all the religious obligations of a Muslim, the most important is Prayer of Salat. It is compulsory for all Muslims, men and women equally. The Holy Quran states: "Observe Prayer in the prescribed form. It is enjoined on...

Eidul Adha

Eid-ul-Adhia is a festival that is celebrated on the 10th of Dhul Hijja and marks the close of the Hajj ceremony or Pilgrimage to the Ka'aba. A Muslim is required to perform the pilgrimage at least once in his lifetime, provided...

Who are the Servants of Gracious God

[25:64] And the servants of the Gracious God are those who walk on the earth in a dignified manner, and when the ignorant address them, they say, ‘Peace!’ [25:65] And who spend the night before their Lord, prostrate and...

Rewards of Fasting

Every act of goodness is rewarded. Rewards are given based on the sincerity of the intention. Fasting is the only worship about which Allah has said that He Himself is the reward for it. This means that one develops such a close...

The Holy Quran on Fasting

O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may become righteous. (2:184) The prescribed fasting is for a fixed number of days, but whoso among you is sick or is on a...