The Fast of the Prophet

THE NINTH MONTH on the Islamic calendar—twenty-nine or thirty days of community fasting (Ṣawm), from crescent to crescent, Ramadan—is, among other things, a celebration of Al-Ra ḥmân’s renewal of guidance to mankind. Our Ramadan and Its Associations with Revelation One of the great…

How to Return to the Qur’an | Part 1

Trans. by Ghada Khafagy THOUGH AN UNLETTERED nation, when the Arabs received the Noble Quran they did so with attentive hearts. Before memorizing it, they first implemented it in their lives and their conduct. This came as a direct and enthusiastic response…