The justice and spirituality movement was founded by Imam Abdessalam Yassine in the early 70s of the twentieth century. The main rationale of the movement could be summed up in the maxim which the leaders as well as members keep citing “we repent to God and call on people to repent along with us”...
Arafa is the 9th day of Dhul Hijja of the Islamic calendar, right before the major annual Islamic feast of sacrifice, Eid al-Adha. It is the day when pilgrims are required to gather in the place called the mountain of Arafa in the Holy City of Mecca... Arafa is important because Prophet Muhammad, God bless him and grant him peace, said: “The best of days is Arafa.” Its countless benefits and blessings include...
The present translation now extends this profoundly powerful message to readers of English. The French title has a degree of shock value -as the singular inversion of the secularist phrase moderniser l’islam (“modernizing Islam”)- that cannot be reproduced in English. “Islamicizing” is no more at home in English than “Christianizing” or “Hinduizing,” and “modernity” is similarly fuzzy. Translating a serious and important argument is not an appropriate occasion for coining novel and ambiguous phrases. The operative sense of islamiser is “to convert to, to transform by means of, Islam,” “to make something or someone Islamic.”
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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
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 [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful.”
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 difference between Qur’anic knowledge and other philosophical concepts.