Source : Al Arabiya | 21 Jan 2014
An Afghan national has set an example of piety by never missing one single prayer behind the imam of the Prophet’s Mosque.
Haji Muhammad has become very popular in Saudi Arabia's Madinah because for a quarter of a century he has appeared on Saudi TV wearing the same black turban while standing on the right side of the first line behind the imam.
He told a Makkah-based daily that he arrived in the Kingdom when he was 19.
He has been working as a plumber for 37 years and only traveled once to Afghanistan.
Performing Salah to Perfection – A Reason for the Descent of Material Blessings
By Shaykh Said Afandi Al-Chirkawi ad-Daghestani an-Naqshbandi
Describing the characteristics of God-fearing people, Allah says: “They are people striving to perform the five times daily prayers with hudhur, fulfilling all its foundations and conditions, performing each bow and prostration to the utmost, and are consistent in it.”
Source : Agencies | 08 Jul 2013
Muslims all around the world are ready to welcome the holy month of Ramadan which will begin tomorrow, the 9th of July and will continue for 30 days.
Fasting during Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars (fundamental religious duties) of Islam. It is a time of self-examination and increased religious devotion.
Many Muslims, except children, the sick and the elderly, abstain from food, drink, and certain other activities during daylight hours in Ramadan.
By Reuters | 27 Dec 2012
Iran's parliament has banned on airplanes from flying in the country during the Azan call to Islamic prayer, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported on Wednesday.
"According to the new directive, airplanes are banned from flying during Azan, especially during the call to morning prayers," Mehr quoted the spokesman for parliament's cultural committee Ali Taheri as saying.
The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “The world rests on four things: the scholarship of the ‘alims, the justice of the rulers, the generosity of the wealthy, and the prayers of the fuqara (people who are conscious of Allah)”.
Source : Agencies | 14 Aug 2012
Muslims throughout the world will celebrate Laylat al-Qadr, or the Night of Power, today, marking the anniversary of the night on which the revelation of the Holy Quran first began.
Known as Laylat al-Qadr in Arabic, the Night of Power is traditionally accepted as the night between the 26th and 27th days of Ramadan. It is believed that the Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad through the Angel Gabriel on this night. It is, therefore, the most sacred night of the entire year.
By Anatolia News Agency | Ankara | 16 Feb 2012
Malaysian astronaut Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor travelled to space as the ninth Muslim astronaut to show how a prayer could be made in space.
“Everyone who goes to space feels a miracle. During my trip in space that took place in the holy month of Ramadan, I heard a ‘call to prayer’ in the Space Station,” Shukor said in an interview with Anatolia news agency.
Source : BostonChannel | Boston / 29 Nov 2011
As the nation's Muslim population grows, so does debate over religious accommodation.
In Boston, one university has taken steps to help Muslim students maintain an important ritual: bathing before prayer.
At the center for English Language and Orientation at Boston University students come from all over the world to master English. The largest group is Muslims.
"We have to pray five times, and every five times we have to wash," said student Reeema Alashgar.
It's a ritual that includes washing the feet.
By Dmitry Solovyov : Reuters | Almaty / 30 Sept 2011
Kazakhstan's top Muslim cleric hit out on Friday at a tough new law on religious activity and warned that the restrictions it imposed on pious Muslims could spur extremism.
Article 7 of the bill, which was passed by the Senate on Thursday and has already been approved by the lower house, bans prayer rooms in all state institutions.