Source : IslamReligion / 29 Sep 2014
Haj is one of the five pillars of Islam. Muslims declare that there is no god worthy of worship but Allah and that Muhammad is His messenger; they pray, they fast, they pay obligatory charity, and they go for Haj. Haj is a pilgrimage to the city of Makah in Saudi Arabia. At the mosque and in the surrounding area, Muslims perform prayers and rituals. Haj is an obligatory act performed once in a lifetime by all mentally, physically and financially able Muslims.
Source : The National / 20 Sep 2014
Twenty-three young African footballers converted to Islam at the end of a two-month training camp in Dubai.
The men, all in their twenties, are members of a football academy for poor, homeless and orphaned youngsters in Cameroon.
Source : OnIslam and News agencies / 04 Sep 2014
Assisting new reverts in their first steps in Islam, an Islamic center in Dubai has hosted a gathering to welcome new reverts who have found Islam recently to offer them a better understanding of the faith and help them stay firm in their beliefs.
Source : News agencies / 29 Aug 2014
Locked up in a Nevada prison since 2008 and denied a recent appeal, O.J. Simpson has turned to religion and is embracing Islam with plans to become a Muslim.
The National ENQUIRER reports that Simpson, 67, became interested in the religion through fellow inmates and was even put in touch with former pro boxer Mike Tyson, who is devout Muslim.
Source : TheDeenShow.com / 16 Aug 2014
I am a typical American in many ways that are reflected in both my professional and personal lives. Professionally, I am a supervisor with a major police department, and I have been in the military, both active duty and in the reserves for the majority of my adult life. Personally, I live in the suburbs of a Midwestern town with my wife and child, drive a pickup truck, and occasionally wear cowboy boots. I pay my bills, treat my neighbors well, and prior to my journey to Islam, I followed my religion in the manner in which I had been instructed.
Source : About.com / 11 Aug 2014
In Islam, mistreating an animal is considered a sin. The Quran and guidance from the Prophet Muhammad, as recorded in hadith, give many examples and directives about how Muslims should treat animals.
Source : OnIslam / 24 Jul 2014
Offering a deep insight into the lives of Dutch reverts to Islam, a new exhibition is held in the Amsterdam Museum which puts a spotlight on increasing number of reversions and elaborates upon the spiritual process as well as the practical aspects of this change.
Source : Saudi Gazette / 23 Jul 2014
A German engineer embraced Islam after he was convinced its teachings and its suitability for all times.
The 69-year old engineer changed his name to Sami Shafeeq.
Source : The National / 19 Jul 2014
Geraldine Paraiso, 28, could hardly contain her joy and excitement at the prospect of celebrating Eid Al Fitr with her husband at the end of the month.
The Filipino couple has spent each day of Ramadan fasting, praying and enjoying iftar meals at their home in Dubai’s Hor Al Anz area.
Source : Presstv / 19 Jul 2014
Venezuelans have been acquainted with the religious customs at the holy month of Ramadan during a variety of celebrations held in the Muslim communities, press TV has reported.