Sacred Reflections

Rajab – The Month of Virtue.

Bismillah. In my previous piece on the importance of the Islamic Calendar, we mentioned that Rajab is one of the 4 sacred months (the others are Dhul Qi’dah, Dhul Hijjah and Muharram).  Rajab is the one between Jumada Ath-Thani and Sha’ban. ...

Abu Salama: A Trusted Companion

Continuing our journey of recording major incidents of the Islamic calendar months, Jumada Al-Thani marked the death of Abu Salama Abdullah Al-Makhzomi.  Abu Salama was the husband of Um Salama who was married to the Prophet (SAW) after Abu...

A Historical Moment in Jumada Al-Awwal

Bismillah, According to Shaykh Mohammad Zahid, who documented the memorable occasions of the Islamic calendar months, Jumada Al-Awwal is famous for a historical debate between Sh. Al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah and the key sufi leaders of his time.  It is...

The Importance of the Islamic Calendar Months

Bismillah, When Allah (SWT) created the heavens and the Earth, he divided the year into 12 months.  In Surah At-Tawbah (The Repentance), Chapter 9, verse 36, Allah (SWT) says: “Indeed, the number of months with Allah is twelve months in...

Mercy to Mankind

Bismillah, The first issue of Lanterns is being released at a blessed time that coincides with the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), sent by Allah (SWT) as a mercy to all that exists. “And We have not sent you, , except as a mercy...

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