Zakat (Charity) – The third Pillar of Islam

Zakat (Charity) – The third Pillar of Islam

An introduction to the third pillar of Islam, the compulsory charity or zakat, the spiritual dimensions of zakat and charity, and how Islam views money in general. Charity is not just recommended by Islam, it is required of every financially stable Muslim. Giving...
Why Muslims Abstain from Pork

Why Muslims Abstain from Pork

The prohibition of pork in Islam is derived from the following verse of the Glorious Quran: {Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine, and that on which hath been invoked the name of other than Allah.} (Quran 5:3) Let us examine various...
Why Alcohol is forbidden in Islam

Why Alcohol is forbidden in Islam

Why Alcohol is forbidden in Islam Background An argument put forward by those who support the consumption of alcohol is that the greatest harms of alcohol are found when people don’t drink responsibly, and that the answer to the harms of alcohol is to encourage...
What is Ramadan

What is Ramadan

Fasting the lunar month of Ramadan is such an important Pillar of Islam that Muslims believe that if one dies without having made up the missed fasts, the guardian (or heir) must make them up, for they are a debt owed to Allah. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)...
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and Hazrat Aisha

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and Hazrat Aisha

The claim that Hazrat Aisha was nine years old when marrying Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is a recurring one among critics of Islam and people trying to malign the perfect character of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), so its foundation deserves close scrutiny. The...
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