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The Role of the Messenger

faheemmJul 21,2021
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Maulana Dr. Waffie Mohammed Islam is the last of the Revealed Religions. It us based on the principle of belief that there is only one Creator of the entire universe. So anyone who believe that No creature can be like the Creator is called a believer. To be a believer

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Worship Allah until there is Certainty

faheemmJun 7,2021
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Haji Ishmael Khan By His (swt) divine will, Allah (swt) has brought to an end the beautiful month of Ramadhaan.  He (swt) commands us to celebrate Eid ul Fitr as a reward for completing the end of a month of fasting and self-discipline. We should however try and maintain our

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Making the Right Choices

faheemmJun 7,2021
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Maulana Dr. Waffie Mohammed Praises are for Allah, the Originator of the skies and the earth. He created everything from nothing. He alone is the All-Knowing, the All-Wise. Allah is the Lord of Mercy. He says that His mercy encompasses everything. As the Creator, He says that no creature can

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EID BEFORE SAWINE: A HISTORICAL VIEW OF MUSLIMS IN TRINIDAD

faheemmJun 7,2021
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MAI Institute Islamic History Team: We have come to associate Eid in Trinidad with sawine and other sweet meats (like the ‘orange cockset’) that were introduced by the East Indian immigrants during the period of Indentureship. We acknowledge that although the conditions were very unfavorable for many of them, the

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What Ramadan Means to Me – Guardian

faheemmJun 7,2021
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Ramadan means ‘to burn’. And it really does feel like it. Having to avoid food and drink (amongst other things) from break of dawn through sunset means I feel the burn in my stomach, at several points throughout the day. Sometimes in my throat as well, when I am required

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Perfecting Your Fast for Ramadan

faheemmApr 1,2021
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We are in a time when we are open to the world of information, misinformation and disinformation… all coming at us on our phones on demand, wherever we are. This is great for instant access, and for inquiry, but also exposes us to a range of different practices, justifications and

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Memorizing the Holy Qur’an

faheemmJun 24,2020
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The Holy Qur’an is the book of Almighty Allah divinely revealed (Quran 15:9) through the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be on him) for the benefit of, and as guidance to all mankind (Quran 3:19; 3:85; 5:3; 6:90; 7:158; 25:1; 33:40; 57:25). Muslims are instructed to follow its guidance (Quran 6:92;

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The Science of Tajweed

faheemmMar 30,2020
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Tajweed is the science of recitation of the Holy Qur’an, according to specific rules which define the correct pronunciation and intonation of every letter of the Holy Qur’an. Accuracy of recitation of the Qur’an is essential in its recitation. The Qur’an, as the direct words of Almighty Allah revealed to

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Reading Arabic

faheemmMar 28,2020
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Arabic is kind of a big deal… Arabic is an important language. Apart from being the liturgical language for approximately 2 billion Muslims globally, it is one of six official languages of the United Nations, the official language of 26 states and a regional / minority language in several others.

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The Rise of Islamophobia

faheemmFeb 5,2020
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and the Muslim Response As part of its series of seminars commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the MAI Institute, the public is invited to participate in the seminar on The Rise of Islamophobia and the Muslim Response. This seminar would feature Maulanas and other scholars of the MAI institute faculty

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