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The Significance of Fasting

Fasting, is abstaining from eating, drinking and coitus from daybreak to sunset as a devotional ritual. Allah, the Almighty Says in the Noble Quran (what means): "O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may... More

Stories in the Quran

The story of Haroot and Maroot – I

One of the stories in the Quran, is the story of Haroot and Maroot. Allah Says what means: “And they [i.e., the Children of Israel] followed [instead] what the devils had recited during the reign of Sulayman (Solomon). It was not Sulayman who disbelieved, but the devils disbelieved,... More

Towards Animals and Environment

Ecology and Islamic values - I

I could understand "do not drink the water." Or even "no swimming—polluted water." But "do not touch the water"!? Something about that sign, and the reality it pointed to seemed deeply, irrevocably wrong. The fact that it was the nearest campground... More

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Fasting

The Significance of Fasting

Fasting, is abstaining from eating, drinking and coitus from daybreak to sunset as a devotional ritual. Allah, the Almighty Says in the Noble Quran (what means): "O you who have believed, decreed...More