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The Blessings of the Lunar Calendar – By : Karima Burns

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When Al-Bara' was asked, "Was the face of the Prophet (as bright) as a sword?" he answered, "No, but (as bright) as a moon” (Bukhari). When the Prophet was asked about those entering paradise, he responded, "The first batch (of people) who will enter Paradise will be (glittering) like a full moon…" The Islamic calendar, based purely on lunar cycles, ... Read More »

How Should the Udhiyah Be Divided?

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Question and answer details Name of Questioner   :Elizabith Reply date                  :2014/10/06 Question                     :Dear scholars, As-salamu `alaykum. How should the meat of udhiyah (sacrifice) be shared out? consultant                   :Muhammad Saleh Al-Munajjid Answer Wa `alaykum as-salamu ... Read More »

Considering Alternatives to the Animal Sacrifice? Reflections on Eidul Adha & Udhiya : by : Bina Ahmad & Fatima Ashraf

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Eid-ul-Adha is a very important holiday for 1.3 billion Muslims around the globe. It marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage and also commemorates the story of Prophet Ibrahim’s (may peace be upon him) sacrifice. A traditional animal sacrifice, the Udhiyah, has been an integral part of this holiday, with meat being shared between friends, family and those in ... Read More »

The future belongs to Muslims

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Russia's Orthodox archpriest Dmitri Smirnov said that Muslims were closer to the teachings of Jesus than Christians. World Bulletin / News Desk In a sermon that reportedly took place in a church in Moscow on Sunday, Russia's Orthodox archpriest Dmitri Smirnov said the future belongs to the Muslims after comparing them to Christians. Recalling an experience shared with him by ... Read More »