Understanding Islam


VIRTUE OF UDHIYA/QURBAN Praise be to Allah Alone, the Lord of the universe. Peace and blessings be upon the Last Prophet, his Family and all his Companions. “Udhiya” is an Arabic term which means ‘sacrificing an animal’, and “Qurban” is an Arabic word which literally means an act performed to seek Allah’s pleasure. It is […]

Understanding the Obligations of Zakaat Al-Fit’r

Zakaat Al-Fitr is an individual obligation upon every Muslim who can afford it, prescribed by the Sharee‘ah (Islamic legislation) based on the texts of the Quran and Sunnah (Prophetic tradition), and scholarly consensus. It was ordained, along with fasting, in the second year after Hijrah (Emigration). The recipients of Sadaqat Al-Fitrare the same recipients of general Zakaah (obligatory charity), based on what Allah The Almighty Says (which […]

Quranic Verses and Hadith on the Month of Ramadan

Al-Qur’an: “The month of Ramadan (is the month) in which the Qur’an has been sent down as guidance for mankind containing clear signs which lead (to the straight road) and distinguishing (the truth from falsehood)..” (Q 2:185) Oh you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that […]

Islamic legal rules of Fasting

Islamic legal rules of Fasting All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the worlds. We testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad ﷺ is His slave and Messenger. Allah s.w.t. says in the Qur’an: “O you who believe, fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed […]