“If greatness of purpose, smallness of means, and astonishing results are the three criteria of a human genius, who could dare compare any great man in history with Muhammad? The most famous men created arms, laws, and empires only. They founded, if anything at all, no more than material powers which often crumbled away before their eyes. This man moved not only armies, legislations, empires, peoples, dynasties, but millions of men in one-third of the then inhabited world; and more than that, he moved the altars, the gods, the religions, the ideas, the beliefs and the souls.
And [Solomon] reviewed the birds, and he said, “Why do I not see the hoopoe, or is he of those … Continue Reading Birds in the Quran
“Actions are (judged) by motives (niyyah), so each man will have what he intended. Thus, he whose migration (hijrah) was to Allah and His Messenger, his migration is to Allah and His Messenger; but he whose migration was for some worldly thing he might gain, or for a wife he might marry, his migration is to that for which he migrated.”
Iqama is an arabic word and it has two meanings:
An “Iqama” is a reference to the second call to prayer that is performed in the masjid prior to the start of salah. This call to prayer is quieter than the first, and more urgent. It signals the people within the masjid to hasten to fulfill the obligation of prayer and to fortify their connection with Allah (swt).
An “Iqama” can also be used as a reference to documents of identification or citizenship.
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In an effort to explore the intricacies of the Muslim American Identity, we interviewed William Antoun Salame, the Outreach Director for … Continue Reading Unapologetically Muslim: Islam, Leadership, and Service
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.
The Muslim community of Grand Rapids has grown significantly since the 1980s. Today there are at least 6 masjids that serve the diverse community and provide services to the greater public. In our interview with Dr. Metwalli, we learn more about the history of the Muslims of western Michigan and the various community services they provide
Mr. Sufian Nabhan is the President of the Islamic Center of Detroit (ICD), a Detroit-Michigan based grassroots membership organization that seeks to empower the American Muslim community through faith, education and social activism.
He uses his platform as president of the organization to encourage the youth to actively take a role in the community. Muslim Youth ICD (also known as MY-ICD) is highly regarded as one of the most impactful Muslim youth groups in the United States.
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Muhammed (peace be upon him) was the final prophet and in better understanding his life, habits, and characteristics we can … Continue Reading Prophet Muhammed (PBUH)
The Sahabah (may god be pleased with them) were the companions of the Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him). Who … Continue Reading Sahabah
What better way to learn history than by means of fun interactive game cards that can be collected with each … Continue Reading Islamic History & Trivia
There are 25 Prophets (may Allah be pleased with them) mentioned in the Quran and Iqama Magazine is dedicated to … Continue Reading Prophets of Islam
If you are new to Islam or are interested in learning more about it, this is the magazine for you. … Continue Reading Islam 101