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Women in Islam

A perpetuated notion in current society states that women in Islam are deemed as second-class citizens, and are not only denied basic rights but are oppressed as well. These misinformed beliefs have been ‘substantiated’ by way of looking at Muslim women in the context of marriage, the Islamic gender roles and the lack of equality… read more »

Wudu, ablution in Islam

Wudu, or ablution, is a way of purification for Muslims. In Islam, purification is important because it is considered to be half of faith. [1]Jami` at-Tirmidhi Book 48 Hadith 148, Sunan Ibn Majah Arabic reference: Book 1 Hadith 293 English reference: Vol. 1 Book 1 Hadith 280 The Qur’an mentions [2]Qur’an, chapter 5, verse 6… read more »

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 »

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 »