Significance of Eid ul Fitr

Eid ul Fitr, also known as Ramadan Id, is celebrated by Muslims across the world, at the end of the month of Ramadan. It signifies the breaking of the fasting period, with the sighting of new crescent moon in the evening, on the last day of Ramadan. The celebration extends to a fiesta of three days and is also called ‘Choti Eid’, starting on the More...

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By Peoples Daily On Friday, June 16th, 2017
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Getting Ready for Laila-tul-Qadr

Here are some steps that one can take to prepare for the nights of Laila-tul-Qadr.Here are some steps that one can take to prepare for the nights of Laila-tul-Qadr. 1) Get in high gear for the next 10 nights and More...

By Peoples Daily On Friday, May 26th, 2017
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Ramadan 2017: Why is it so important for Muslims?

Ramadan is the holiest month for Muslims. Every year, Muslims around the world fast during daylight hours, but what is it really about? What is Ramadan? Ramadan is the ninth month in the Muslim lunar calendar. Healthy More...

By Peoples Daily On Friday, November 4th, 2016
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2016 hajj: An improved version in many ways (II)

By Maryam Garba Hassan While Nigeria’s pilgrims were transported to the King AbdulAziz Abdulłahi international airport in Jedda with only the approved 8kg hand luggage, other countries pilgrims were seen struggling More...

By Peoples Daily On Friday, October 28th, 2016
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2016 hajj: An improved version in many ways (1)

By Maryam Garba Hassan Nigeria’s pilgrims’ journey to the holy land for this year’s hajj began on the 8th of August, 2016 through an inaugural flight from Sokoto State. As usual the National Hajj Commission More...

By Peoples Daily On Thursday, September 15th, 2016
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The first ten days of Zul Hijjah: Why they matter

By Samana Siddiqui Even for those not performing the pilgrimage, Hajj, the first ten days of this month are considered very sacred and a time for increased reflection, seeking Allah’s forgiveness, doing good and More...

By Peoples Daily On Thursday, September 15th, 2016
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One Hajji’s apprehension (then acceptance) of the animal sacrifice

By Abdul Wahid Hamid Sacrificing certain types of animals during Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha are part of Islamic rites. Islam is not the only religion which prescribes animal sacrifice. In recent times, due to influence More...

By Peoples Daily On Friday, September 2nd, 2016
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Lessons from Hajj (III)

Ibn Abbas reported that the Messenger said, “He is not one of us who imitates other than us. Do not imitate the Jews and the Christians.” [At- Tirmidhi] Also, the Prophet said, “Whoever brings More...

By Peoples Daily On Friday, August 19th, 2016
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Lessons from Hajj (I)

“For Hajj are the months well known. If anyone undertakes that duty therein let there be no obscenity or wickedness nor wrangling in the Hajj. And whatever good you do Allah knows it. And take a provision More...

By Peoples Daily On Friday, August 5th, 2016
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The First of the Four Sacred Months – Dhul Qa’dah

The First of the Four Sacred Months – Dhul Qa’dah By Shaykh Abdalla Idris Ali, Bismillah. In my previous articles on the Islamic calendar months, I mentioned two things: 1) The Islamic calendar months are based More...