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Blog posts, essays and articles by IOK's seminary scholars and students

God’s Month: What to do? | Muḥarram and & ʿĀshūrāʾ⁠⁠⁠⁠

Thursday, Sept 21 is our Islamic New Year, and it’ll be the year 1439; the date marked by the…

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10 Days of Dh Al-Ḥijjah | ʿĪd Al-Aḍḥā

Dh al-Ḥijjah, ʿArafah, Uḍḥiyah, Takbīrāt, Ayām al-Tashrīq, and ʿĪd al-Aḍḥā We’re about to enter the greatest days of the…

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Prophetic Guidance for the Solar Eclipse

Next Monday, August 21st, there will be a solar eclipse. This is when the physical disc of the moon…

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Zakāh on 401 (k)

It is a very common practice among the Muslim community for individuals to pay their zakāh during the month…

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Zakāh on Gold and Silver Jewelry

Zakāh is one of the pillars of Islām. As the Prophet ﷺ told us, “Islām is built upon five:…

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Tarāwīh Q&A

In just a few days we’ll be welcoming the blessed month of Ramadān; the month of the Qur’ān, worship,…

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The Issue of Moon Sighting

The month of Ramadan brings out the best of the Muslim community. People dedicate themselves to fasting in the…

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Preparing for Ramadān

Alḥamdulillah, by the grace and mercy of Allah ﷻ Ramadān is right around the corner. In just a few…

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Preservation and Compilation of the Qur’ān pt. 3: The Era of ‘Uthmān (ra)

During the Caliphate of  ‘Uthman (ra), Islam had spread far and wide, reaching North West Africa to the West…

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Preservation and Compilation of the Qurʾān pt.2 : The Era of Abu Bakr (ra)

During the caliphate of Abu Bakr (ra) the entire Qurʾān was compiled into a single book. The era of…

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Reflections on the Life of Imām Al-Nawawī

Islām means submission. In Arabic, the person who does the action described by the verb aslama (أسلم). In this…

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Preservation and Compilation of the Qurʾān pt.1 : Era of the Prophet ﷺ

The Qurʾān is the only revealed scripture that has been guaranteed protection by Allāh ﷻ. Allāh ﷻ Himself took…

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Sincerity: The Path

Muslims notably reiterate the importance of sincerity towards God in their intentions as the essential quality of what qualifies…

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Kitāb al-ʿIlm (The Book of Knowledge)

The very fact that the first revelation given to The Last and Final Messenger ﷺ, sent to all of…

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