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Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha (عيد الاضحى; eed-all-ah-d-khah) – the Feast of Sacrifice, also named “the Greater Eid.”   Eid al-Adha is a Muslim holiday celebrated on the 10th day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah (the 12th month of the Muslim calendar), and lasts four days. This Eid (“holiday” in Arabic) marks the conclusion of the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, and where Muslims offer sacrifices to Allah, God. There are two ways of celebrating the holiday: for those in Mecca, and those across the world. At home, people celebrate the holiday through a ceremony resembling the same day in Mecca. First …

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The Night of Isra & Miraj?

Introduction: The Isra and Mi’raj event holds great significance and lessons in the hearts of Muslims. The event occurred after a difficult year for Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), and it served to uplift him from the state he was in after the loss of his uncle and wife, who were his pillars of support. The journey was a test of the Prophet’s faith in God and a test of the sincerity and truthfulness of the Muslims. Some believed in the Prophet’s journey, while others denied it. The journey of Al-Israa’ and Al-Mi’raj was a gift from God to …

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Why do Muslims pray five times a day?

In Islam, a Muslim who believes in God Almighty must maintain their prayers because it is the first thing for which a person will be held accountable on the Day of Resurrection. Additionally, prayer is the key to a Muslim’s communication with God in times of distress and happiness. Prayer in Islam brings happiness and comfort to Muslims. During Muslim prayer, it is a time when Muslims can feel comfort, tranquility, and reassurance. Muslims know that God alone understands them and can solve their problems and difficulties. So, when Muslims pray, they turn to God in their prayer, and their …

Interview with Jenna Khatib: Feminism and head coverings

A political activist, a Muslim who wears a Hijab, a master’s degree student at Bar Ilan, and a feminist woman: Those are all part of Jena Khatib’s identity. Jenna, 24 years old from Jaljulia, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication and political science and is now a master’s student in gender studies at Bar Ilan University. She is one of the founders and members of the executive faculty in the academic organization in the village of Jaljulia….

Headscarfs in Islam

Different types of headscarfs/The head covering in Islam According to Sharia (الشريعة), Muslim law, a religious woman must wear head coverings from the time she reaches the age of puberty, in the presence of older men who are not members of her family. The Jewish and Christian traditions choose different time points. Therefore, the Muslim woman, when leaving the house, must wear a head covering. In recent decades, you can see a growth in the number of women who aspire to cover their heads all over the world, as well as in Israel. It is interesting to note that those …

5 Pillars of Islam

The 5 Pillars of the faith are the core foundations of Muslim life, which were recorded in the hadith of Jibril (Gabriel). Muslims believe that following these pillars is essential for living their lives by the Prophet Muhammad’s example. The 5 Pillars are as follows:

The Qur’an

The Qur’an is the primary religious text in Islam, believed to be orally revealed by God to the Prophet Muhammad through the angel Jibril (Gabriel) over a number of years. As such, Muslims believe the Qur’an is the literal word of God.

The Sunnah and Hadith

The ‘sunnah’ refers to the traditions and practices of the Prophet Muhammad, which are believed by Muslims to be a model for them to follow. The sunnah are documented in the hadith, which are the records of Muhammad’s teachings, deeds, and sayings, as noted by his companions.