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Eid Al- Adha, the feast of Sacrifice

وَأَتِمُّوا الْحَجَّ وَالْعُمْرَةَ لِلَّهِ ۚ فَإِنْ أُحْصِرْتُمْ فَمَا اسْتَيْسَرَ مِنَ الْهَدْيِ ۖ وَلَا تَحْلِقُوا رُءُوسَكُمْ حَتَّىٰ يَبْلُغَ الْهَدْيُ مَحِلَّهُ ۚ فَمَنْ كَانَ مِنْكُمْ مَرِيضًا أَوْ بِهِ أَذًى مِنْ رَأْسِهِ فَفِدْيَةٌ مِنْ صِيَامٍ أَوْ صَدَقَةٍ أَوْ نُسُكٍ ۚ فَإِذَا أَمِنْتُمْ فَمَنْ تَمَتَّعَ بِالْعُمْرَةِ إِلَى الْحَجِّ فَمَا اسْتَيْسَرَ مِنَ الْهَدْيِ ۚ فَمَنْ لَمْ يَجِدْ فَصِيَامُ ثَلَاثَةِ أَيَّامٍ فِي الْحَجِّ وَسَبْعَةٍ إِذَا رَجَعْتُمْ ۗ تِلْكَ عَشَرَةٌ كَامِلَةٌ ۗ ذَٰلِكَ لِمَنْ لَمْ يَكُنْ أَهْلُهُ حَاضِرِي الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ ۚ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ And complete the Hajj or `Umra in the service of Allah. But if ye are prevented (from completing it) send ... [Read More]

Eid Al- Adha: Wednesday 23rd or Thursday 24th of September, 2015/AH1436

وَأَتِمُّوا الْحَجَّ وَالْعُمْرَةَ لِلَّهِ ۚ فَإِنْ أُحْصِرْتُمْ فَمَا اسْتَيْسَرَ مِنَ الْهَدْيِ ۖ وَلَا تَحْلِقُوا رُءُوسَكُمْ حَتَّىٰ يَبْلُغَ الْهَدْيُ مَحِلَّهُ ۚ فَمَنْ كَانَ مِنْكُمْ مَرِيضًا أَوْ بِهِ أَذًى مِنْ رَأْسِهِ فَفِدْيَةٌ مِنْ صِيَامٍ أَوْ صَدَقَةٍ أَوْ نُسُكٍ ۚ فَإِذَا أَمِنْتُمْ فَمَنْ تَمَتَّعَ بِالْعُمْرَةِ إِلَى الْحَجِّ فَمَا اسْتَيْسَرَ مِنَ الْهَدْيِ ۚ فَمَنْ لَمْ يَجِدْ فَصِيَامُ ثَلَاثَةِ أَيَّامٍ فِي الْحَجِّ وَسَبْعَةٍ إِذَا رَجَعْتُمْ ۗ تِلْكَ عَشَرَةٌ كَامِلَةٌ ۗ ذَٰلِكَ لِمَنْ لَمْ يَكُنْ أَهْلُهُ حَاضِرِي الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ ۚ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ And complete the Hajj or `Umra in the service of Allah. But if ye are prevented (from completing it) send ... [Read More]

Letters and Comments of some of Abdikadir’s Students.

These are comments and letters from some of my students. The students range from elementary to college from my Islamic studies programs. Students’ names were abbreviated to hide their identities. Abdikadir Ibrahim: He is a great person who influences other people with great ideas. He also inspires others to be the best they can in this world. Abdikadir is a role model for many people; he is someone who works very hard, inspirational, patient, and encouraging. He is someone who enjoys solving problems other than math since I have met Abdikadir, he loves helping others find their way of understanding. He ... [Read More]

Rights of Children upon Parents: Tips on Successful Parenting

Abdikadir Ibrahim 7/28/2014 Children are the ways and means, in which God has decreed for human to continue life on this world. They are blessings from God, perhaps, one of the greatest blessings that God has given to human beings. In this life, they are our sources of energy that help us move in the morning, in the afternoon, during the day, and during the night; they give us endurance and patience to carry on our lives. Unlike other jobs, parenting is the only job that does not have a break throughout the year. Yet, it is one of the most rewarding ... [Read More]

Autism in the Somali Community: Where are We Missing the Point?

Abdikadir Ibrahim 12/23/2013 With the release of the University of Minnesota study, Autism is a current topic in the Somali community that raises some intriguing questions. What percentage of Somali children in Minnesota have autism? What causes it? Why do so many Somali children have it? Do immunizations have anything to do with causing it? What are the solutions? Autism is a developmental disability or brain disorder that causes developmental problems in communications, social interaction skills, and reparative behavior. It is a spectrum that could have wide array of symptoms in different people. It could be a mild or severe. Symptoms could appear ... [Read More]

The Valuable Knowledge for Every Muslim is Ready!

Every Muslim is required to study and have some knowledge about his or her religion, as Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) stated in a hadith.Knowing and understanding the lives of the Prophets (peace be upon all of them) in general, and the seerah (way of life) of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in particular is the essential for comprehending Islam. Also learning and acting upon the Quran, Aqeedah (creed), fiqh (jurisprudence), and history of Islam will not only guide a Muslim person in this life, but will also assist and give that ... [Read More]

Your Daily Guidance is Ready!

The word “Islam” comes from the Arabic root of silm. It means both peace and submission to the will of one Creator-Allah. Peace has several levels and categories, internal peace and external peace, as both interconnected. In the same token, there are individual peace and communal or collective peace, as the two interdependent. Thus, without internal peace, external peace will not possible, similarly, without individual peace, communal or collective peace will not be possible as well. When one is peaceful to his or her self, they surely will be peaceful to the rest ... [Read More]

Humanity desperately needs Coexistence and Mutual Respect

Abdikadir Ibrahim 09/21/2012 Humans are the vicegerents of God on earth for all its inhabitants. Humans are expected to carry this responsibility for themselves and for other creatures as well. Freedom, justice, and equality are rights for everyone. When it comes to freedom, it does not matter who you are in terms of religion, ethnicity, and socio-economic background. Everyone loves to have and knows that these are essential for human dignity and honor. Even those who don’t believe in God, the creator of the universe, believe that every person is born as a free individual. The freedom we all seeking and fighting ... [Read More]

Self – Social Development: 21st Century Critical Skill

Abdikadir Ibraim 01/30/2012 Dictionary.com defines “self” as a person’s nature and character or the ego; that, which knows, remembers, desires, and suffers.  It refers to the essential qualities that constitute a person's uniqueness. Also, the same dictionary describes the word “social” as living in companionship with others or in a community, rather than in isolation. That is a characteristic of living organisms, especially the interaction of humans with other humans in a collective co-existence. Furthermore, the dictionary definition of “development” is the act of developing; growing or progressing. It is a continuation of steps that lead to improvement. Development is a broad term and it ... [Read More]

Spiritual Development

Abdikadir Ibrahim 11/29/2011 A human being consists of two important elements - body and soul - and each of these elements has special needs.  For example, in order for the body to grow, it needs food, medicine, exercises, etc. - and this is what many people put emphasis on these days.  It is important to put stress on this part. However, the soul also needs the same care, if not more. The care of the soul is not by means of food, nor medications, or exercises, but through education, that connects one to the Creator through good deeds, sincerity, and perfection (ihsan). ... [Read More]


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