Advice For New Muslims – What Is Dhikr & Athkar?

In Islam, we are often aware of the obvious forms of worship such as prayer, fasting, and giving charity. But there are also many other means of performing various acts of worship throughout the day, which, if done correctly and sincerely, can carry with them a heavy weight in reward. One of these is referred to as remembrance of Allah, known in Arabic as dhikr, … Continue reading Advice For New Muslims – What Is Dhikr & Athkar?

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”

Translation & Explanation of Some Common Islamic Words & Phrases

Whether it’s in books, talks, or general conversations with other Muslims, after turning to Islam you may find that you’re suddenly coming across a lot of unfamiliar Arabic words and phrases. There is a definite beauty in sharing a common language throughout the entire religion. No matter where you go, Muslims will greet each other with the same “asalaamu alaykum”; and the most beautiful thing … Continue reading Translation & Explanation of Some Common Islamic Words & Phrases