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Five Pillars

Ramadan (Fasting)
August 21, 2014

Ramadan: A typical day of fasting

A goal for all Muslims in Ramadan is to make it different from all other months. It's a break from routine and a chance to form good habits, that can…
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Ramadan (Fasting)
August 20, 2014

Pillar 3: Ramadan (Fasting for the month)

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and it is the month in which the Qur'an was revealed to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. It is the month of fasting,…
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Salah (Prayer)
August 12, 2014

Nafl prayer: The optional prayers

Overview Nafl salah, like Sunnah salat, is not obligatory but has extra benefits on the person performing them. Types of Nafl prayers Nafl salah can be prayed before or after…
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Wajib (Almost Obligatory)
August 12, 2014

Wajib Prayer: Eid

Salah al Eid (Arabic: صلاة العيد‎) is the special prayer offered to commemorate two Islamic festivals. The two Islamic festivals are: Eid Al Fitr (Arabic: عيد الفطر‎) is celebrated on the…
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Wajib (Almost Obligatory)
August 6, 2014

Wajib Prayer: Almost obligatory prayers overview

Wajib prayers are the ones not mentioned in the Quran, but indicated to be obligatory according to the Sunnah of the Prophet. These are prayers that seemed Fard according to…
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Sunnah (Encouraged)
July 16, 2014

Sunnah Prayer: Taraweeh (Ramadan Night Prayer)

Taraweeh prayers are prayed only in Ramadan, after Isha prayers. Sunni Muslims believe it is customary to attempt a 'khatm' (complete recitation) of the Qur'an in Ramadan by reciting at…
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Sunnah (Encouraged)
July 16, 2014

Sunnah Prayer: Tahajjud (Late Night Prayer)

Tahajjud is also known as the "night prayer" and is a voluntary prayer. It is not one of the five obligatory prayers required of all Muslims, but it has been…
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Sunnah (Encouraged)
July 15, 2014

Sunnah Prayer: Istikhara (Guidance Prayer)

Istikhara means to ask Allah to guide one to the right thing concerning any affair in one’s life, especially when one has to choose between two permissible alternatives, e.g. a…
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