On RamadanMay 23, 2018by Soumaya Elmahboub-Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, a month of intense prayer and dawn-to-dusk fasting. The fast is intended to bring the believer closer to God and to remind them of the suffering of those less fortunate. Ramadan is a month that God has distinguished and revealed his eternal miracle to the Day of Judgment, the miracle of the Holy Quran, God Almighty says : “The month of Ramadan [is that] in which was revealed the Quran, guidance Continue Reading
The Muslim in RamadanMay 18, 2018by Abdelhak Bzioui-The gift of the year Setting the scene for Ramadan, God, the Most High, says: “The month of Ramadan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur'an, guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey - then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and Continue Reading
Welcoming the month of RamadanMay 16, 2018by Abdelhak Bzioui-Many people have moved away from the proper understanding of the reality of fasting. Ramadan for them has transformed into a period of festivities marked by the presentation of varied food, drinks, treats; a period of vigils in front of the satellite television channels. They prepare well before the advent of the month of Ramadan for fear of not being able to possess certain food or to see their prices increasing. They prepare special dishes and check satellite TV menus Continue Reading
The Distinction between Qur’anic Knowledge and Other ConceptsApril 20, 2018by Yassine Hicham-Islam is not logical and philosophical hair-splitting and rationalization: it is the generation of consequences and achievements through practical struggle. Therefore, Islam is not meant for opium addicts and lotus-eaters. It is meant for people who relish action and like to lead an active and meaningful life on earth. This is the point where Qur’anic guidance supersedes all other forms of knowledge on account of its emphasis on the practical and utilitarian aspects of human life. There is a great Continue Reading
The True Believer treats himself as an object for improvement and correction, so as to avoid meeting God with a faulty, deformed spiritual character. He forbids his soul to follow passion and commands it to practice true devotion.