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Fasting in Islam (saum)

Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam. Fasting is fard or obligatory for Muslims in the month of Ramadan. Outside of Ramadan, voluntary or nawafil fasts can be observed on any day of the year except for some prohibited days. Muslims observe fasts for various reasons. Fasting starts at the time of dawn,… read more »


Adam Alayhis Salam is the first of mankind (al-Insan), the father of all human beings and the first of a line of prophets sent by Allah, culminating in the prophet Muhammad صَلَّى ٱللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ وَسَلَّمَ   Word Origin Many have stated that the word Adam comes from “Adim al-Ard” meaning “surface of the Earth”… read more »

Introduction to Islam

This page was written to provide general information about Islam. This is not a substitute for formal Islamic studies. Moreover, this site neither seeks nor claims to be a religious authority that can give real-world advice.   INTRODUCTION Islam is a monotheistic religion whose adherents are called “Muslims.” The word “Islam,” means “submission (to God)”… read more »