I had an Egyptian Muslim friend during that period who I spent a lot of time with. I witnessed the unity of the their family during Ramadan and it was something that really stood out and appealed to me. I sat at my computer one day and I googled “what does it take to become Muslim,” and to my surprise, all it took was saying a few words!
Muslim in Ontario’s city of Mississauga have raised $250,000 to support an emergency care program in their city hospital as they held the community’s 4th annual Family Walkathon.
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'Ashura' commemorates the day that Allah saved the Children of Israel from Pharaoh. rophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, was asked about fasting on the Day of Ashura (10th of Muharram). He answered: “It atones for the sins of the preceding year.” Reported by Muslim.
“Fasting the day of Ashura (is of great merits). I hope that Allah will accept it as an expiation for (the sins committed in) the previous year.” Reported by Muslim. It is reported in Saheeh al-Bukharee.
Milestones are markers fundamental to the human psyche. As we near the end of the calendar year, outside of the controversies surrounding the months of Ramadan and Zul Hijah, have we given any thought to the other months of the Hijri (Islamic) calendar? In fact, could we even say that we know the Islamic months and could we recall them in order?