Ramadan ul Mubarak

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...

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...

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...

Honour without deeds

(Originally published in The News on June 9, 2015) I received an advertisement recently on WhatsApp that read something like this: “Saying no to the beverages produced by Ahmedis is the least one can do to honour Prophet...