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The Pilgrimage To Makkah
When Al-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz was in Makkah, he wrote a letter to his loyal assistants in Harlem... from his heart: Never have I witnessed such sin . . .
The Essence of Hajj
The significance of Hajj as a pillar of Islam is quite evident from the reward this act of worship brings to its performer. As has been reported from . . .
An American in Makkah
I am a Muslim. I revere the same Allah as my Christian mother and my Jewish father. Allah is simply the Arabic word for the God of Abraham, Moses and . . .
The meaning of faith: Faith is a combination of belief, statement, and deed.
It entails that the heart believes firmly in Allah and His Messenger (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and everything that comes in t . . .
Girls and Women
Sadly, in China, India and elsewhere today, female infanticide or abortion is widespread, and in many places girls receive less maintenance or educati . . .
Reason and Questions of Faith
Islam affords the faculty of human reason with a lofty status. It is what allows us to think, contemplate, and draw conclusions. It is what gives us t . . .
Nick Berg
When Islam came to this world there were no international organizations or treaties. Instead, Islam brought a revelation from Allah that came to secur . . .
The Scientific Paradigm Given in the Qur?an
Fourteen centuries ago, God sent down the Qur?an as a guide to all humanity. At the time the Arab society was in a state of complete degeneration, . . .
Thoughts on Modesty
This statement made some 1400 years ago by the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) is just as relevant today as it was then. The Prophe . . .
Up to Seven Doors Away
The Qur?an tells us that all of mankind is descended from one couple, Adam and Eve. Thus we are all brothers and sisters, and our differences in langu . . .
Hajj, why?
The advent of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, marked the end of severe wars, conflicts and relentless attacks that were spread . . .
A Constructive, Unified Society
The unity of mankind is conceived in the light of the common parentage of Adam and Eve. Every human being is a member of the universal family establis . . .
Kindness to a Non-Muslim Neighbor
The neighbor holds a special status in Islam. Islam encourages Muslims to treat their neighbors in a gentle way that reflects the true and genuine spi . . .
Eid Al-Fitr`: A Return to the Original State of Purity
Many of us have a certain concept of `Eid in our minds. When the day comes, if that concept is not practically realized, we tend to think that our `Ei . . .
The Islamic Concept of Celebrating
Islam teaches Muslims how to celebrate the `Eids. On these days, the Muslims take a bath and wear their best clothes. Even though fasting is not p . . .


The Pilgrimage To Makkah
Never have I witnessed such sincere hospitality and overwhelming spirit of true brotherhood as is practiced by people of all colors and races here in this ancient Holy Land, the home of Abraham, Muhammad and all the other Prophets of the Holy Scriptures. For the past week, I have been utterly speechless and spellbound by the graciousness I see displayed all around me by people of all colors.
The Essence of Hajj
The significance of Hajj as a pillar of Islam is quite evident from the reward this act of worship brings to its performer. As has been reported from the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him), the person performing the Hajj is forgiven and purified as if he/she is a newborn baby. Although its importance and formalities are generally known and talked about, its essence, spirit, and impact on a performer?s behavior and personality are not generally understood or remembered.
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