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GeneralTowards Understanding Islam – MawdudiIslam: The Way of RevivalIslam in Focus – AbdallatiRevolution by the Book – Jamil Al-Amin HistoryMuhammad: An Authentic Overview – Mustafa UmarIn the Footsteps of the Prophet – Tariq RamadanLost Islamic HistoryIslam and the World – Abul Hasan Nadwi BeliefsIslam: The Natural Way – HamidGod, Islam, and the Skeptic Mind Islamic […]

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Is the 15th of Shaʿbān Special?

Many people ask whether the 15th of the month of Shaʿbān has any special significance or not. One group of Muslim scholars help that there is nothing special about this day and that it is no different than any other in the same month. The other group of scholars was convinced that the middle of […]

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Halloween and Conformity

Introduction Halloween is around the corner once again. It is the second largest holiday in the US after Christmas. Every year Muslims are compelled to make the difficult decision of whether to participate in the festivities of Halloween occurring around them or to simply ignore what people are doing with the hope that they will […]

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What is the day of ʿĀshūrā’?

ʿĀshūrā’ is the 10th day in the month of Muḥarram, which is the first month in the Muslim lunar calendar. When the Prophet migrated to Madīnah he noticed that the Jews living there used to fast on this day and celebrate. Upon asking them why, they responded that this was the day when Allah saved […]

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Do I Have to Perform the Friday Prayer [Jumʿah] if ʿĪd [Eid] is on Friday?

I begin in the name of Allah, the most kind and merciful: Summarized Answer Scholars, past and present, have differed over this issue, so it should not be turned into a matter of dispute. It appears to me that Muslims should pray both the ʿĪd and Friday prayer. However, whoever decides to follow the other […]