A Sunni Scholar's Message on the Sacrifice of Sayyidina Imam Husayn (A.S)

"Among the believers are Men, who delivered their promise to Allah" ( Ayah 23/Surat Al-Ahzab). If history has taught us anything, it has certainly delivered a message with unequivocal resonance; Haqq and freedom are not something that is given

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Power of “Istighfar” Seeking Forgiveness from Allah

This is a moving true story about Imam Ahmed Ibn Hanbal and a pious baker reminding us of the power of saying Istighfar (seeking forgiveness from Allah) frequently. Let’s not forget that the Prophet (saws) used to say Istighfar frequently every day. Tafseer Al-Qurtubi states

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Eid Mubarak to All Muslims

On the great and unique occasion of joy and celebration of Eid al-Adha ISRA offers you its heartfelt congratulations and warmest wishes. As this joy and celebration revolve around sacrifice It would be great to reflect that only those who understand the joy of giving that touches others’ lives is far greater than the joy of receiving. Lets make a difference in some ones life with a good deed. Eid Mubarak to you


Eid-ul-Adha Will be on Wednesday October 16 in North America

There were no authentic moon sighting reports from anywhere in North America on Saturday, October 5, 2013 (Zul-Qadah 29, 1434.) As such, Zul-Qadah will complete 30 days and Zul-Hijjah will begin on Monday, October 7, 2013

Eid-ul-Adha will be on the 10th of Zul-Hijjah, Wednesday, October 16, 2013. ISRA wishes a most happy and joyous Eid to all Muslims around the world. Eid Mubarak !


Is Eid-ul-Adha Eid-ul-Hajj?Concerning the Dates of Eid al-Adha and Hajj

Concerning the different rituals of worship of Salat and fasting in Islam, one may not be made to depend on the other. Similarly, Eid-ul-Adha and Hajj are two separate rituals of worship not dependent upon each other.

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ISRA Mourns the passing away of Sidi Noor Upshaw

With heavy heart and immense grief ISRA announces the passing away of Sidi Noor Upshaw, one of its humble leaders and a silent servant of the ummah of Prophet Muhammad (saws) after a prolonged illness on Wednesday September 25, 2013 corresponding to 19 Zul Qadah 1434 H at 10:15 a.m. in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhee Raji'un.

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Hajj : An Inward Voyage

Hajj is a journey on many planes, Abdul Hakim Murad takes us through the emotions involved in connecting with the unseen..

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Indonesian ‘Hijabers’ Shun West, Buy Into an Islamic Economy

Indonesian event organizer Risti Rahmadi wears an Islamic head scarf, uses halal lipstick and knows that it’s time to pray when an app on her BlackBerry emits Koranic verses five times a day. She is a member of the “Hijabers Community,” an Islamic all-women's business network which is part of a Muslim consumer boom jostling for market share with Western firms keen to take advantage of Indonesia’s strong growth..

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Resting in Peace: Burial in the Prophetic Chamber Part 2

A common misunderstanding is that burial of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) in the room of Sayyidah Aishah (Allah be pleased with her) is from the special prophetic qualities (khasais al-nubuwwah) which do not apply to others.

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Excerpts from the Immense Ocean

Prophet Muhammad At A Glance: Mercy For All

“Love is the most captivating sentiment that captures the heart of the lover and fills it with love and awe for the beloved. For the lover, his eyes are filled with tears whenever the name of his beloved is mentioned..."

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Excerpts from the Immense Ocean

Excerpts from the Immense Ocean

“And keep thy soul content with those who call on their Lord morning and evening, seeking His Face; and let not thine eyes pass beyond them, seeking the pomp and glitter of this Life..."

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Saudi Destruction

Why don't more Muslims speak out against the wanton destruction of Mecca's holy sites?

Muslims are often criticized for not speaking out more vocally on key issues that affect their community.

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