Aids to worship and prayer that are common in our times: Compass, Dhikr beads, Prayer mat, Mushaf stand, Phone apps: Islam 3.3

Objectives: Identify aids to worship and understand their use. The compass and prayer mat: Muslims can turn any suitable place into a musallā (place of … Continue reading

The Prayer Hall (Musallā) in the Mosque and its features: Islam 3.2

Objectives: Understand the main features of a prayer hall (Musallā) and understand its uses. The Mosque is at the heart of the Muslim community and … Continue reading

BBC Interview: “Non-Muslim Feminist” talks about her Research into Salafi Women: Niqab, Conversion, Religious Compulsion and Terrorism: Dr Anabel Inge

“Dr Anabel Inge is the first researcher to have gained open access to women in the UK Salafi community.” BBC (Sunday 20th November 2016) What … Continue reading

The Mosque: its construction and design: Islam 3.1

Islam 3.1 The Mosque: Exterior design The Mosque: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever builds a mosque (masjid) for Allaah, then Allaah will … Continue reading

The purpose and importance of the Five Pillars: Islam 2.10/2.11

The Pillars are important acts of worship that develop the Muslim character and strengthen Islam. Muslims are commanded by Allah to carry out these duties … Continue reading

Hajj: Its obligation and its tremendous virtues: Islam 2.8/2.9

Hajj: Its Obligation And Its Tremendous Virtues Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, has said: “That they may witness benefits for themselves and mention the name … Continue reading

Jesus the Messiah in Islam, in Christianity and in reality

The Status of Jesus in Islam & Christianity Christians and Muslims have differed for centuries over the nature and status of Jesus Christ. Both religions … Continue reading

What is Hajj? An introduction, some rules and virtues (Islam 2.7)

The Hajj is the pilgrimage to Makkah and it is the fifth pillar of Islam. The pilgrimage is a sacred physical and spiritual journey made … Continue reading

What Fasting in the month of Ramadān means to Muslims (Islam 2.6)

DOWNLOAD PDF: Ramadan for beginners and non-Muslims What does fasting in Ramadan mean to Muslims? The fourth pillar of Islam is fasting (in Arabic: Siyām). It … Continue reading

Zakāh: The obligatory ‘poor due’ that must be paid by the rich to the poor (Islam 2.5)

The third pillar, zakaah, is only a duty for wealthier Muslims whose wealth has reached a minimum “threshold amount” that has been in their possession … Continue reading