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Is There a Special Prayer for Laylatul Qadr?

I think it’s time for some Laylatul Qadr prayer 101. I asked around to get the details on how to pray during this night, and this is what I got. Laylatul Qadr is not fard (obligatory). It is more mustahab (recommended), even mu’akidah (highly recommended). Depending on which sect you follow, the way to pray…

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A Muslim woman prays during Laylat al-Qadr in front of the Dome of the Rock, on the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City during the holy month of Ramadan in this August 14, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Ammar Awad/Files

Why Is Laylatul Qadr so Important?

This evening is the blessed 25th night of Ramadan 1442. This means it may be the night that we all anticipate and eagerly hope that Allah allows us to see, insh’Allah — Laylatul Qadr! In regards to Laylatul Qadr, Allah (SWT) gives us the message that, “This night of decree is better than 1000 months.”…

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A young Bahraini Shiite Muslim girl reads the Koran, Islam's holy book, during the holy fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in the village of Sanabis, west of Manama, on July 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH/AFP/Getty Images)

Here’s What To Do if You’re on Your Period in the Last 10 Nights of Ramadan

Ladies, we’ve been waiting all month long for the holiest point of our Ramadan journey, and that dreaded visit from our period has made its appearance. But what about the Night of Power, Laylatul Qadr, that we’ve been waiting for this whole month? The struggle is real, am I right? So you might be asking…

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7 Muslim Girls Talk About Their First Time Fasting

Let’s be real, people: fasting ain’t easy for the faint of heart. Scratch that. Fasting just ain’t easy. Periodt. So, whenever someone chooses to do it willingly, for the first time, we admire them for their sacrifice. Whether it’s to join their Muslim friend in solidarity for the month of Ramadan, or because they are…

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3 Traditional Saudi Dishes To Try This Ramadan

Ramadan Mubarak! I don’t know about you, but at the end of a long and tiring day of reminding myself that chips are a no-no until sunset, I want nothing more than a huge plate of comfort food. This pandemic has really impacted the way we experience Ramadan, which is a super social and family-oriented…

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16 Muslim-Owned Businesses for All Your Gifting Needs

It’s that time of year again where we are not only fasting for Ramadan, but also gearing up for Eid celebrations. Eid celebrations mean deciding on gifts for our loved ones — and ourselves. Perhaps we are also preparing for Hajj (insha’Allah). And because it’s May, we may be getting ready for tons of family…

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5 Common Misconceptions About Ramadan and Women

As Ramadan is now upon us, more than a billion Muslims around the world have now completed their first few fasts of 2021. This year, like last year, is unlike any other Ramadans we have observed pre-pandemic. Pandemic aside, this month in our Islamic calendar has been made more notable because of the rewards we…

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5 Suhoor Superfoods To Nourish Your Body

Every Ramadan, I start off making these big breakfasts and imagine that I’m going to keep this going throughout the entire month. Zeit and za’atar, lebneh, hummus, eggs, olives, baba ghanouj, and maybe some nabulsi cheese — basically, everything. It’s the most, right?! Although my kid finds this exciting, a few days into it and…