he Hajj, or the Muslim Pilgrimage to the Holy Places in Mecca and Medina, is not merely a religious undertaking of devotion for Muslims; it is a global annual event that included political, social, economic, and intellectual
Out of His Wisdom with His slaves, God the Almighty has singled some times and places out for greater estimation and veneration so that people will compete to seize their advantages and rewards, and make progress in their status with their Lord, Allah (Glory be to Him).
Fasting in Ramadan With the advent of another Ramadan, a mixture of feelings overwhelm the hearts of Muslims all over the world.
Though Prophet Muhammad used to offer prayers while facing Jerusalem in Mecca, he would also face the Ka`bah in the same direction as Jerusalem. However, when he immigrated to Medina, he could no longer face the Ka`bah and Jerusalem at the same time, which aggravated Prophet Muhammad’s feelings of sadness, pain, and agony driven by homesickness and estrangement.
Jumu`ah or Friday is so important in Islam. It is considered the best day of the week for Muslims. It is the day where the Muslims gather to offer prayer in congregation. The day of Jumu`ah is one of the blessings that the Muslim nation has been endowed with. Imam Ibn Kathir said, "It was named Jumu`ah because it is derived from the word Al-Jam` in Arabic which means to gather, as Muslims gather on this day every week, and Allah has commanded the believers to gather for His worship.
Upon becoming Muslim, one must fast the month Ramadan, the second act of worship that Allah enjoins upon us, every year. One must abstain from anything that breaks the fast; eaing, drinking and sexual intercourse, from the time of fajr (dawn) until maghrib (sunset) as an act of obedience to Allah. In this e-book, we will try to help you to make this Ramadan your best Ramadan ever.