A Select Book List about Halal and Haram

Islamic Dietary Concepts and Practices by M.M. Hussaini and Ahmad Sakr The Lawful and Prohibited in Islam by Yusuf Al-Qaradawi Halal Food Productionby Mian N. Riaz and Muhammad M. Chaudry Halal and Haram (According to Christian, Jewish & Muslim Scriptures) by Muhammad Umar Chand A Comprehensive List of Halal Food Products in U.S. and Canadian [...]

Muslim Celebrations

Muslims have two major annual celebrations called Eid, which means ‘recurring happiness’: Eid-ul-Fitr (Eid of Fast-Breaking) and Eid-ul-Adha (Eid of Sacrifice). Eid-ul-Fitr (Eid of Fast-Breaking): Eid-ul-Fitr is an Islamic holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting. Fiṭr means "to break the fast" and therefore symbolizes the breaking of the fasting period. [...]

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How To’s of Fasting

The Obligation Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam. It is an act of obedience and submission to Allah's commands through the highest degree of commitment, sincerity and faithfulness to seek Allah's mercy, to atone for sins, errors, and mistakes and to avoid condemnation to Hell. It is done out of deep love [...]

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Inner Dimension of Fasting

Excerpts from Imam Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali Inner Dimention of Islamic Worship Three grades of fasting It should be known that there are three grades of fasting: ordinary, special and extra-special. Ordinary fasting means abstaining from food, drink and sexual satisfaction. Special fasting means keeping one's ears, eyes,tongue, hands and feet-and all other organs-free from sin. [...]

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The Fasting of Ramadan: A Time for Thought, Action, and Change!

Taha Ghayyur & Taha Ghaznavi “Fasting in Ramadan develops in a person the real spirit of social belonging, of unity and brotherhood, and of equality before God. This spirit is the natural product of the fact that when people fast they feel that they are joining the whole Muslim society (which makes up more than [...]

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Why Should You Fast?

An excerpt from Abdul Wahid Hamid's Islam The Natural Way Every year, for one complete lunar month-the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, you as an adult Muslim are required to fast. From dawn to sunset in the month of Ramadan, you are required to refrain from all food and drink and sexual relations with [...]

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The First 10 Days of Zul Hijjah

Why They Matter Even for those not performing the pilgrimage, Hajj, the first ten days of this month are considered very sacred and a time for increased reflection, seeking Allah's forgiveness, doing good and various other forms of worship. Prophet Mohammed (peace and blessings be upon him) has said about the first ten days of [...]

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