Why Do Muslims Fast? (part 2 of 2)

Fasting is primarily between the person and God, as no one can be sure that any person is actually fasting. ... more

Why Do Muslims Fast? (part 1 of 2)

{O believers! Fasting has been prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you in order that you become more conscious of God} [Al-Baqara:183]. ... more

Why were we Created?

Not just Muslims, but every single human being has to answer the most fundamental question at some point in his or her lifetime: "Why was I created? Why am I here? What am I doing in this world? Why did God create me?" These questions are questions which each and everyone of us reflects on at some point during their life. ... more

Prophetic Reflections on Ramadaan




Friday, 22 September 2006


A collection of Ahadeeth compiled and translated by Dr. Bilal. A detailed explanation of the Ahadeeth will be put up soon Insha Allaah.

1.Aboo Umaamah said: I came to Allaah’s Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and asked, ...

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Fasting - A Way of Life

The ultimate goal of the fast is to develop Taqwaa (consciousness of God) in humans, as Allah said, “...that you may become Al-Muttaqun.” [Al-Baqara 2:183]

{...لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ}
البقرة: ...
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Ramadan and Fasting

The word Ramadaan comes from the noun Ramad, which refers to “the heat of the stones arising from the intense heat of the sun.” The ninth month was named Ramadaan because when the Arabs changed the names of the months from the ancient language, ...
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Salaah at-Taraaweeh (The Night Prayer) & I'tikaaf

Taraaweeh literally means ?rest pauses.? This name was given in later generations to the night prayer during Ramadaan because of the pause observed after every four rak?ahs (units of prayer). ... more

Fast cure for depression

The steps for a “Fast” cure for depression. ... more

The Real Obstacle

The intent behind this topic is to elaborate on some of the fundamental conditions that are necessary for the Muslim Ummah to achieve what Allaah has made them responsible to achieve in this life. ... more

The Search for Inner Peace

The topic of inner peace addresses a universal need. There is nobody on this planet that does not desire inner peace. It is not a desire that is new to our time; rather, it is something that everybody has been searching for throughout the ages, regardless ... more

Zakat Al-Fitr

Sadaqah al-Fitr is a duty which is Wajib on every Muslim, whether male or female, minor or adult as long as he/she has the means to do so... ... more


Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips is a contemporary Islamic teacher, speaker, and author, resident in Qatar. He appears on Peace TV, which is a 24-hour Islamic satellite TV channel broadcasting to many countries around the world.

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