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12th Rabi ul Awwal Mawlid (Milad) Hazrat Mohammad Mustafa Rasul Allah (saw), Medina 11AH/632CE: The prophetic character – The Times of India

The twelfth of Rabi ulAwwal, the third month of the Hijrah, Islamic calendar is both the day Prophet Muhammad came into this world and left for the Hereafter. On the same date he arrived in Madinah, the hijrah, migration happened from Makkah marking the beginning of the Hijrah calendar. This month invites reflection on the Prophetic personality. Continue reading

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Transcendence: A Sufi Music Festival

Join us for a virtual Sufi music festival featuring world-renowned performers from Morocco, France, Iran, and India. Through dance, recitation, poetry, and prayer, Sufis have long engaged within the spiritual practices of sama (“listening”) and dhikr (“remembrance”) to gain transcendence … Continue reading

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1 Muharram 1442 – Kul Am Wa Antum Bikhayr – Hijri New Year

May this year, and every year greet you in good health. May Allah (swt) shower blessings on you and your families, Insha’Allah!

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Hajj perspective #2 – prepare the heart for Hajj

‘Amr ibn Al-‘Aas narrates, “When Islam entered my heart, I went to the Messenger of Allah and said, ‘Give me your hand so that I may pledge allegiance to you.’ The Prophet (SAW) spread his hand, but I withdrew mine. … Continue reading

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The Uighurs and China’s Long History of Trouble with Islam

Islam was of little concern to China’s rulers when the religion arrived in the seventh century. Then problems began to arise. In late 2018, I spent several days at the Forbidden City, the gargantuan palace in the middle of Beijing … Continue reading

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