5 Things You Need to Know about Qurban (Korban/Udhiyah) Abroad
Qurban

5 Things You Need to Know about Qurban (Korban/Udhiyah) Abroad

Where are you performing your Qurban this year? In many countries, qurban rituals continue to be postponed to another year for the second year running due to the pandemic. The prolonged outbreak makes the process of importing livestock to some countries and organising the rituals at the mosques with strict SOPs challenging. To keep the

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Fasting 6 Days in Shawwal - 5 Things You Need to Know
Fasting

Fasting 6 Days In Shawwal | 5 Things You Need To Know

Alhamdulillah, we have been blessed with yet another Ramadan this year. As we celebrate Eid in the new normal, let’s continue to keep up the highly rewarded deeds that we have practiced during Ramadan, such as reading the Quran, qiyamullail (waking up before dawn for prayers) and fasting.  Related: Tips on How to Celebrate Eid

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5 Ways to Maintain Good Habits after Ramadan
Ramadan

5 Ways to Maintain Good Habits after Ramadan

How long does it take for a behavior to become a habit? According to a 2009 study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, it takes 18 to 254 days for a person to form a new habit. While on average, it takes 66 days for new behaviors to turn automatic. Similarly, last Ramadan

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How do Muslims around the World Celebrate Eid
Eid Al-Fitr

How do Muslims around the World Celebrate Eid

Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting for Muslims. Throughout Ramadan, Muslims abstain themselves from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset, among other things, as an act of worship. It takes a lot of self-control and dedication to bring oneself spiritually closer to Allah, the Creator of the world. Related:

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Tips on How to Celebrate Eid al-Fitr in the New Normal
Eid Al-Fitr

Tips on How to Celebrate Eid al-Fitr in the New Normal (again!)

Billions of Muslims around the world will soon bid farewell to the blessed month of Ramadan by celebrating Eid al-Fitri (also written and pronounced as Eid ul-Fitr) to commemorate a month of fasting and worshipping.  Sadly this year, many Muslims will be celebrating the Islamic holiday in self-isolation or in lockdown, as the pandemic continues

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Fasting

Ramadan Fasting

Intention to Fast An obligatory fast is not considered valid unless a person has made known their intention by reciting a dua to affirm the intention to fast during some part of the night.  The purpose of making our intentions clear—before any deed for that matter—is to remind our inner selves of our intention which

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Ramadan The Month Of Mercy
Ramadan

Ramadan: The Month Of Mercy

Ramadan may seem like a month of fasting and restraint. But to a Muslim, it is nothing short of a miracle month filled with  mercy, blessings, and contentment.  For millions,  it’s a month where rewards are multiplied manifold and prayer is accepted. But just how far is the mercy in the month of Ramadan and

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Types Of Zakat In Islam
Zakat

What Are the Types of Zakat You Can Pay in Islam (Part 2)

This is the second edition of a two-part series on the types of zakat in Islam. Read on to find out what types of assets are considered zakatable. (Read the part 1 from here) Previously, we’ve established that zakat is derived from the words purify and increase. Zakat is also an obligatory form of charity that

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How to calculate Zakat In Islam
Zakat

How to Calculate Zakat in Islam?

Giving out zakat is an obligation for all eligible Muslims. But admittedly, formulating how much you need to pay for your zakat can be confusing. Hence, we came up with this mini guide to help you navigate the different facets of paying your zakat. But before we dive right in, it’s always good to remind

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