Laylat al-Qadr — The Ismaili org

In his Khamsa, Shab-i Qadr (the Night of Power), the renowned Persian poet Amir Khusraw Dihlavi (d. 1325 CE) tells the story of a saint who made a failed attempt to stay awake until the Laylat al-Qadr. Courtesy of the Aga Khan Museum   Laylat al-Qadr — the Night of Power — commemorates the night…

Layla tul Qadr — Islam’s Birthday Anniversary

Layla tul Qadr — The Night of Destiny and Power The Holy Quran was revealed on the 23rd night of Ramadan celebrated as Layla tul Qadr — the Night of Power when Angel Gabriel descended to deliver God’s message to Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him: Iqra, bi-ismi rabbika allathee khalaq Khalaqa al-insana min AAalaq…

Big Iftar dinner held at West London Jamatkhana

Ismaili Council for the UK President Amin Mawji breaks bread with Yemeni Ambassador, His Excellency Abdulla Ali Al-Radhi during the Iftar hosted at the West London Jamatkhana. Photo: Courtesy of the Ismaili Council for the UK London, 22 July 2014 — British Muslims and friends of the community gathered at West London Jamatkhana yesterday evening,…

Buddhist Musings in Ramadan — by Jalees Rehman on 3Quark daily com

Ramadan is the month of fasting and a time for spiritual growth among Muslims. The traditionalist approach to “spiritual growth” is for Muslims to complement their fasting with performing additional prayers at night and regular reading of the Quran throughout the month. My own approach is somewhat different, I tend to complement my fasting with…

Laylat al-Qadr – A Night Better than a Thousand Months

From PBSJ archives: Laylat al-Qadr – A Night Better than a Thousand Months Layla tul Qadr – The Night of Power and Destiny — Ismaili Web Amaana Laylat al-Qadr: Qur’ānic Revelation and Prophetic Inspiration —Ismaili Gnosis com Laylat al-Qadr The Concept of God in the Teachings of Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III —…

Ramadan and Eid ul Fitr — By Amaana

The holy month of Ramadan begins on the first day of Ramadan which is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. This year it starts on July 8, 2013. After 30 days or so, dependent on the sighting of the moon, the end of the fasting month is celebrated by Eid where the devout…

Islam and Environmental Protection: Embracing a Greener Ramadan — CG News/Qantara de article on "In the Koran, God states that he has placed humanity as a ‘vicegerent on Earth’ and Muslims believe we should protect our earth

The month of Ramadan is a time of fasting and prayer, but more and more Muslims are also using this time to reflect on their relationship with the environment, writes Ryan Strom, Communications Manager for Green Muslims Ramadan is the holiest month of the Islamic year. This Ramadan, many Muslims are looking at a new…

Layla tul Qadr – The Night of Power and Destiny — Ismaili Web Amaana

Man kana yarjoo liqaa Allahifa-inna ajala Allahi laatin wahuwa assamee AAualAAaleem Whoever hopes to meet Allah, the term appointed by Allah will then most surely come; and He is the Hearing, the Knowing. – Quran 29:5 Please visit my previous Layla tul Qadr page where I describe traditional details of this holy night of Ramadan….

The Cave of Hira – the Place of the First Revelation of the Holy Qur’an

“snip” A close-up of the Cave of Hira. The small cave is about 3.5 meters long and 2 meters wide. It was Prophet Muhammad’s most adorable place for meditation. Part of Al-Alaq – 96th sura of the Quran – the first revelation received by Prophet Muhammad   Read full article and view on Simerg com  ->>>>><<<<<-

Laylat al-Qadr – A Night Better than a Thousand Months

Compiled by Simerg with contributions from Karima Maghraby In his Khamsa, Shab-i Qadr (the Night of Power), the renowned Persian poet Amir Khusraw Dihlavi (d. 1325 CE) tells the story of a saint who made a failed attempt to stay awake until the Laylat al-Qadr. This image is taken from a folio in the Aga…