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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Unapologetically Muslim: Islam, Leadership, and Service

In an effort to explore the intricacies of the Muslim American Identity, we interviewed William Antoun Salame, the Outreach Director¬†for the Islamic Organization of North American. In his interview, he reveals that the characteristics taught to Muslims by the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) (democracy, justice, equality, leadership, service, and integrity) are identical to the characteristics we […]

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The Other Ground Zero Masjid – The Assafa Islamic Center

Known by many as the Masjid on God Row, the sister to the ground zero masjid, and one of the facilities that spearheaded the development of the unique Muslim cemetery in New Jersey, the Assafa Masjid offers the Muslims of Manhattan a wide array of services. Mufty Luthfer Rahman Qasimy helps us get a better understanding of the history of this 6-story Islamic center and the community relationships that it has helped to develop.

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Prophet Muhammed (PBUH)

Muhammed (peace be upon him) was the final prophet and in better understanding his life, habits, and characteristics we can begin to better understand what it means to be a Mulslim. Honest, tustworthy, well mannered, peaceful, kind, generous, strong, resolute, modest, and considerate are only a few words that give us insight into his world. […]

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Sahabah

The Sahabah (may god be pleased with them) were the companions of the Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him). Who were they? Where did they come from? How did they impact our understanding of Islam? How did they interact with the Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him)? What were their distinguishing characteristic? It is up […]

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Islamic History & Trivia

What better way to learn history than by means of fun interactive game cards that can be collected with each edition? In every edition of Iqama Magazine, we provide a collection of Islamic history trivia cards, as more editions are published more cards and trivia game details will be released – stay tuned!

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