Archive for March, 2014

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Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

  The practice of Islam arguably comes down to two things: gratitude-motivated worship of Allah (ie. ibadat) and service works toward fellow humans (ie. mu’amalat). The well-known five pillars can be classified roughly under the two groups with shahadah, salat, sawm, and hajj under ibadat, and zakat under mu’amalat. There remains a debate about the […]

Blog post 2

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

O Muslim, spend not thy day in repose alone, But keep that Ancient Text by thee. Let its words divinely revealed Refresh thy soul all through thy days.   O Muslim, read not thy text in leisure, But in standing at thy mosque recite its words. Make no haste its pages to render, Recite at […]

Blog post 1

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

This image explores the central role occupied by the Qur’an in Islamic piety, whether in upbringing of Muslim children or in culturally motivated uses of the supposed holy writ. In Ziauddin Saddar’s reading from the first discussion section, he recalls his early exposure to the text that was revealed to Muhammad for the following of […]

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Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

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