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Islamic Information

What is Tajweed

“Tajweed ” is an Arabic word meaning correct pronunciation during recitation. It is a set of rules which dictate how the Qur’an should be read.

When Islam was being spread not everyone’s tongue was accustomed to the Arabic letters and sounds. Therefore, when reciting the Qur’an, much error and flaw occurred and the Muslim scholars feared that there was error and distortion. It was at this point that some of them recorded the rules and foundations that regulate the correct pronunciation of Qur’an, and they named this the Science of Tajweed. The rules were not made up by these Scholars. In fact, all they did was closely observe the perfect readers who read as they were taught by the Prophet and wrote down for later generations the rules of recitation of the earlier generations.

From the outset, Tajweed was a Science that cannot be learnt only from a book and will always retain this inherent quality. The most important part of Tajweed is learning about correct positions of the organs of speech and the manner of articulation. The Qur’an can lose its meaning if the letters are not pronounced correctly.

Objective of Adhan

We love to hear soothing, relaxing, and beautiful tones. This is the law that Allah has created us with, if there
is a displeasing sound that is heard in our ear, we will suddenly try to avoid listening to it or if we have to listen
to it whether we like it or not, it will not go beyond the ears.

If the Adhan is beautiful, the person who rarely goes to the Masjid may go to Masjid thereby getting an
opportunity to get closer to other acts of Ibadah Inshallah.

It’s one of the great alternatives to Music!!! Something to keep humming, and hymning during other times and
keep getting reward at the same time for praising the name of Allah S.W.T.

Facts about the Qur’an

The Glorious Qur’an is the Word of Allah as revealed to His Prophet, Muhammad, peace be on him and his progeny.

On reading the Qur’an one is at once convinced that it is the Word of Allah, for no man can write such perfect guidance on so many subjects.

The Holy Qur’an says that no man will be able to forge even a part of it and that no corruption shall touch it from any side. It is a miracle that the Holy Qur’an has remained unchanged and unaltered during all these 1400 years and it shall remain so till the Day of Resurrection, for Allah, has taken it on Himself to protect it.

The Book of Allah is like an ocean. The less learned, like children, collect pebbles and shells from its shores. The scholars and thinkers, like pearl divers, bring out from it the highest philosophy, wisdom and rulse of a perfect way of living.

For easy dailiy recitation, the Qur’an is divided into thirty equal parts. One part takes only twenty-four reading minutes, and the whole Book requires twelve reading hours. There are 114 chapters, and 6,226 verses, containing 99,464 words made up of 330, 113 letters.

Millions of Muslims read the Qur’an daily. Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq has said that, the minimum dailiy reading of the Qur’an should be fifty verses or one-fourth of the part, about five minutes reading.

Excellent Adhan penetrates the hearts by which Muslim can have more interest in their prayers.

Our Dawah

“Dawah ” is a word in Arabic that means “to invite” or “to offer to share.” This is a very important part of being a Muslim and it can be somewhat difficult at times. Yet it is not impossible. Keep in mind at all times that you are on a special mission to deliver a message of inviting people to worship Allah according to the way that He wants to be worshipped.

You are to call them to know the truth and how to follow it. You do this with both your kind words and correct actions. Islam has the proof for everything that it teaches. Our sources are authentic and original, and we invite our Muslim brothers and sisters by the three main things we follow:

1. Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala
2. The Quran
3. Teachings of Muhammad PBHU (Hadith)

Islamic Holidays

Muharram (1 Muharram)

The Islamic New Year

The month of Muharram marks the beginning of the Islamic liturgical year. The Islamic year begins on the first day of Muharram, and is counted from the year of the Hegira, year in which Muhammad emigrated from Mecca to Medina (A.D. July 16, 622). The Islamic New Year is celebrated relatively quietly, with prayers and readings and reflection upon the hegira.

Mawlid al-Nabi (12 Rabi 1)

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)’s Birthday

This holiday celebrates the birthday of Muhammad (PBUH), the founder of Islam. It is fixed as the 12th day of the month of Rabi I in the Islamic calendar. Mawlid means birthday of a holy figure and al-Nabi means prophet. The day is commemorated with recollections of Muhammad (PBUH)’s life and significance. Fundamentalist Muslims, such as the Wahhabi sect, do not celebrate it.

Eid al-Fitr ” (1 Shawwal)

The Celebration concluding Ramadan

Ramadan, the month of fasting, ends with the festival of Eid al-Fitr. Literally the “Festival of Breaking the Fast,” Eid al-Fitr is one of the two most important Islamic celebrations (Eid al-Adha is the other). At Eid al-Fitr people dress in their finest clothes, adorn their homes with lights and decorations, give treats to children, and enjoy visits with friends and family.

A sense of generosity and gratitude colors these festivities. Although charity and good deeds are always important in Islam, they have special significance at the end of Ramadan. As the month draws to a close, Muslims are obligated to share their blessings by feeding the poor and making contributions to mosques.

Eid al-Adha ” (10 Dhu’l-Hijjah)

The celebration concluding the Hajj

Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, commemorates the Prophet Abraham’s willingness to obey Allah by sacrificing his son Ishmael. According to the Qu’ran, just before Abraham sacrificed his son, Allah replaced Ishmael with a ram, thus sparing his life./

One of the two most important Islamic festivals, Eid al-Adha begins on the 10 day of Dhu’l-Hijja, the last month of the Islamic calendar. Lasting for three days, it occurs at the conclusion of the annual Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca. Muslims all over the world celebrate, not simply those undertaking the hajj, which for most Muslims is a once-a-lifetime occurrence.

The festival is celebrated by sacrificing a lamb or other animal and distributing the meat to relatives, friends, and the poor. The sacrifice symbolizes obedience to Allah and its distribution to others is an expression of generosity, one of the five pillars of Islam.