Religion

Eid Mubarak to All

June 4, 2019 Arabic Culture,Religion
عِيْدُ الفِطْرِ When Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) entered Madinah, after migration from Mecca, he found the people of Madinah having two days of big celebrations—the Day of Nairooz نَيْرُوز and the Day of Mahrajan مَهْرَجَان…

The Month of Ramadhan

May 6, 2019 Arabic Culture,Religion
The Meaning of Ramadhan: What is the meaning of Ramadhan? Ramadhan رَمَضَان is the name of the ninth month of the lunar calendar. It is the only month that is mentioned in the Holy Quran, namely in Surat al-Bagarah, ver…

Origins of Shia Islam

March 5, 2019 Arabic Culture,Religion
Origins of Shia Islam The origins of Shia Islam المَذْهَبُ الشِّيْعِي dates back to the early days of Islam; therefore, it is the oldest branch of political Islam. More specifically, it emerged during the era of third c…

What is Islam?

November 13, 2018 Arabic Culture,Religion
What is Islam? Islam is the submission to Allah, that is to submit one’s soul, destiny, all matters to Him. A man may feel that no one on earth or the heavens above has authority over him, and that he has the freedom to…

Pre-Islamic Beliefs of Arabs

November 4, 2018 Arabic Culture,Religion
In the pre-Islamic period or Jahiliyyah الجَاهِلِيَّة, Arabs were not all monotheists. Like many other nations at the time, they had more than one faith دَيَانَة. Quraish قُرِيْش and neighboring tribes were principally p…

Origins of Islamic Political I…

October 24, 2018 Arabic Culture,Religion
Following the death of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), there was never a discord about the essence of Islam. The pillars of Islam, the Quran, the matters of worship, and all other principles that guided and organized Muslim…

Modern Religious Ideologies in…

October 9, 2018 Arabic Culture,Religion
Most Arabs define being an Arab as one who speaks Arabic and views the history of Arabs as an integral part of his/her cultural identity. Arabs are predominantly Muslims, but they have different religious ideologies. Thi…