Age of Jahiliyah

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Archive for the day “October 1, 2006”

Qari Abdul Basit Calls to Prayer (Adhan)

The following is the Arabic transliteration and the English translation of what you hear:

Allahu Akbar
Allah is Great
(said four times)

Ashhadu an la ilaha illa Allah
I bear witness that there is no god except the One God (Allah).
(said two times)

Ashadu anna Muhammadan Rasool Allah
I bear witness that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.
(said two times)

Hayya ‘ala-s-Salah
Hurry to the prayer (Rise up for prayer)
(said two times)

Hayya ‘ala-l-Falah
Hurry to success (Rise up for Salvation)
(said two times)

Allahu Akbar
Allah is Great
[said two times]

La ilaha illa Allah
There is no god except the One God (Allah)

For the pre-dawn (fajr) prayer, the following phrase is inserted after the fifth part above, towards the end:

As-salatu Khayrun Minan-nawm
Prayer is better than sleep
(said two times)

The Ramadan Sonnets by Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore

Here you will find poetry about Ramadan by Daniel Abdal Hayy Moore.

Daniel Moore Poetry

Reflecting on Islam

Leaders call on Muslims to promote unity, fight ignorance during month of Ramadan

Beth Duckett
The Arizona Republic
Sept. 23, 2006 12:00 AM Valley Muslims begin their holy month of Ramadan today, after the sighting of the new moon Friday night. For the next month, Muslims will fast during the day, abstain from smoking and strive to be better individuals.

This year’s Ramadan comes at a time when Islam has been on the minds of people across the world as a result of Pope Benedict XVI’s comments about Islam, the war between Israel and Hezbollah and the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Read more…

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