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Seven occasions of the Holy Month of Ramadan

Seven occasions of the Holy Month of Ramadan

7 Ramadan, year 10 of the appointment of Prophet Muhammad as Prophet: Death of Abu Taleb, the Prophet’s uncle. 10 Ramadan, year 10 of the appointment of Prophet Muhammad as Prophet: Death of Sayyeda Khadija (peace be upon her), the first woman in Islam and the beloved wife of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his Household). 15 Ramadan, year 2 of the Hegira: The Birth of Imam Hassan, ... Read More »

The Sermon of Prophet Muhammad on the Month of Ramadan

The Sermon of Prophet Muhammad on the Month of Ramadan

Imam al-Rida, quotes his forefathers, peace be upon them, who in turn quote Prophet Muhammad saying: “O people! A month has approached you laden with blessing, mercy and forgiveness; it is a month which Almighty Allah regards as the best of all months. Its days, in the sight of Almighty Allah, are the best of days, its nights are the best of nights, and its hours are the best of ... Read More »

Ramadan: The Month of Mercy

Ramadan: The Month of Mercy

Allah says in the Holy Quran: {The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs of the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong).} (The Heifer, verse 185) What emphasizes the necessity of preparation for this holy month is that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his Household) used to give his family the good tidings of the advent of ... Read More »

Google embraces Islam by releasing a tool for Ramadan

Google embraces Islam by releasing a tool for Ramadan

Today Google is specifically embracing Islam by releasing a tool for Ramadan. The unimaginatively named ‘My Ramadan Companion’, which will help Muslims to observe this very holy month. “To help you get the most out of Ramadan, we’ve launched My Ramadan Companion (g.co/Ramadan), which gives you customized and locally relevant information, tips, and other content highlighting the richness of what the web can offer during Ramadan around you. You can ... Read More »

Mosque in Tatarstan to launch “free Ramadan taxi” for elderly, disabled

Mosque in Tatarstan to launch “free Ramadan taxi” for elderly, disabled

Yardim mosque in Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, which is a Muslim-majority region of the Russian Federation, will kick off the charity campaign called “Ramadan Taxi” on Thursday, the first day of the holy month of Ramadan. Participants in the free taxi service will transport the elderly and disabled people after Iftar as well as after Isha and Taraweeh prayers from mosques to their homes in a ... Read More »

New Jersey Muslims Urged To Share Ramadan

New Jersey Muslims Urged To Share Ramadan

Seeing Ramadan as opportunity to spread peace and love among New Jersey faiths, an online initiative has urged Middlesex County Muslims to share food with their neighbors and friends during the holy fasting month. “As the Month of Fasting or Ramadan approaches, we would like to encourage Muslims near and far to take part in the Ramadan Sharing Initiative,” South Brunswick resident and Board of Education member Azra Baig was ... Read More »

U.S. Mosque welcomes over 50 School District staff

U.S. Mosque welcomes over 50 School District staff

About 50 teachers and administrators at one Pennsylvania school district attended a recent training session on Islam and Arabic culture, While there they learned about the practice of Islam, watched an afternoon Muslim prayer service. The workshop in the town of Lebanon was led by a former district Arabic translator, Mohamed Omar, who “took time off from his new job as a case worker for the Department of Human Services ... Read More »

Californian Muslims brace for Ramadan celebrations

Californian Muslims brace for Ramadan celebrations

Like Millions of Muslims across the world, Muslims in the US are preparing to observe the holy fasting month of Ramadan, which starts on Thursday, with a religious flavor. At southern California’s multi-cultural mosque, the Islamic Society of Orange County, preparations are going on to host thousands of Muslims on the first Saturday of Ramadan. A huge canopy is being installed in the courtyard of the mosque where a large ... Read More »