Fasting Mondays & Thursdays

With Ramadan fast approaching, now is a great time to start getting our bodies into a familiar habit of fasting. A common habit of our Prophet (may the blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) was to fast twice a week, particularly on Mondays and Thursdays. According to a hadith narrated by Abu Hurayrah (RA), Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is reported to have said, “Deeds … Continue reading Fasting Mondays & Thursdays

Following Our Prophet’s Example – Showing Respect & Kindness to Non-Muslims

As someone who is new to Islam, you may come across Qur’an verses which (when taken out of context) appear to instruct Muslims not to take non-Muslims as friends. But often, the best place to search for guidance and an example on how Muslims are expected to live and behave, is through the example set by our Prophet, (may the blessings and peace of Allah … Continue reading Following Our Prophet’s Example – Showing Respect & Kindness to Non-Muslims

Begin With “Bismillah”

‘Bismillah’ is a word you will come across repeatedly as a Muslim. You may have already noticed that (almost) every surah in the Qur’an begins with ‘Bismillahi Rahmaani Raheem’, which in basic translation means, ‘in the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful’. As demonstrated by our Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), it is a beneficial … Continue reading Begin With “Bismillah”