Eid Al-Adha

Eid al-Adha is known by many names worldwide. It is called Eid al-Kabīr (or the greater Eid), or Eid al-Baqarah (Eid of cows) by many in the Arabic speaking world. It is referred to as the Festival of the Sacrifice in English, Opferfest in German, and Kurban Bayramı in Turkish.

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Quran Excerpts: The Ocean

“And He committed the sea to serve you; you eat from it tender meat and extract jewelry which you wear. And you see the ships roaming it for your commercial benefits, as you seek His bounties, that you may be appreciative.” [ 16:14]

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What is the Islamic New Year?

To understand the  Hijri calendar…we have to go back to the days of the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh). In 622 Common Era (CE) the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) emigrated from Mecca to Medina (which was called Yathrib at the time). This was the point in time that was designated as the start of the Islamic Hijri calendar.

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Featured Prophet: Ibrahim

He is considered the Father of Monotheism because he is the earliest prophet, aside from Adam (as), which Muslims, Christians, and Jews agree upon. The lineage of most of the prophets and their people can be traced through Ibrahim’s (as) 2 sons, Ishaaq (as) or Isaac and Ismael (as) or Ishmael. Ishaaq (as) was the father of Yaqoob (as), also known as Jacob or Israel. Yaqoob (as) had 12 sons, which are known as Bani Israel, or the 12 tribes of Israel.

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