Friday, June 12, 2020

Umrah


What is Umrah

In Arabic, the word Umrah is derived from I'timaar which means a visit. However, Umrah in islamic terminology, means paying a visit to Kaaba, performing tawaaf (circumambulation) around it, walking between safaa and Marwah seven times. A Performer of Umrah puts off his Ihram by having his hair shaved or cut. Umrah can be  performed along with hajj and in other days as well.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Halal and Haram



What is Halal 


According to the Islamic Council, 'halal' is an Arabic word, meaning lawful or permitted in Sharia (Islamic law).  The term applies to food and beverages, meat products, cosmetics, medicines, food items - everything.In general every food is considered halal in Islam unless it is specially prohibited by the Qur’an or the Hadith . By official definition, halal foods are those that are:
  1. Free from any component that Muslims are prohibited from consuming according to Islamic law (Shariah).
  2. Processed, made, produced, manufactured and/or stored using utensils, equipment and/or machinery that have been cleansed according to Islamic law.

Fitra

What is fitra 

                 

Fitra is given after the completion of Ramadan, that is, Eid's moon.  It is a kind of Sadka (charity) which is a duty on every Muslim whether it is a child, old man, woman or girl.  Every Muslim should be fit.
Fitra is the amount that the people of wealthy families give to the financially weak people.  It is necessary to perform it before the Eid prayers.  The amount of Fitra is also given to the poor, widows and orphans and all the needy.The big difference between zakat and fitra is that paying zakat is as important as fasting and praying, but giving fitra is not necessary under Islam. it is decided to pay 2.5 per cent in zakat while there is no limit for fitra.  Man can give as much fitra according to his status.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Hajj

What is hajj ?

              

It is one of the five core pillars of Islam, and it is a religious duty to be fulfilled at least once in its lifetime, the duty of every Muslim, whether a woman or a man. Muslim from around the world are converging on Mecca ,Saudi Arabia, to fullfill the last of the five pillars of Islam.  Millions embark on this five day spiritual journey annualy, making it one of the largest gatherings in the world. Unlike mosque gathering where women and men are separated.both genders stand side by side at the grand mosque. Physically and financially capable muslims must perform hajj once during their lifetime. Pilgrims retrace and re-enact the experiences and rituals of the prophets during the five days of hajj. Mecca is the holiest city in islam because its believed to be the birth place of the prophet Mohammed and the site of his first revelation of the Quraan. That's why muslims pray 

World's famous Mosques

World's Famous Mosque

In Islam Mosques are the religious center of Muslims. The Mosque is the main place for faith lifting. Muslims conduct their prayers, hold the Friday Khutbah (congregational sermon), Ramadan night prayers, etc.there are some famous and beautiful Mosques-

Umrah

What is Umrah In Arabic, the word Umrah is derived from I'timaar which means a visit. However, Umrah in islamic terminology, means payi...