Islamic Studies


What is the umrah? | Noor Academy

Umrah Umrah is a pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia that can be performed at any time of the year, unlike the annual Hajj pilgrimage that takes place during the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah. Umrah is also known as the “minor pilgrimage” or the “lesser pilgrimage.” Performing Umrah involves a set of rituals, including entering into a state of Ihram (a state of ritual purity), performing Tawaf (circumambulation) around the Kaaba, and performing Sa’i (walking

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What does inshallah mean? | Noor Academy

What does inshallah mean? Muslims say inshallah a lot, what does it mean? When to say it? How to reply to it? We will know the answers to those questions and more in this article. Inshallah “Inshallah” is an Arabic phrase that translates to “If Allah wills it” or “God willing.” It is commonly used by Muslims when talking about future events or plans, as a way of acknowledging that only Allah has control over what will happen in the

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bilal ibn rabah

Who is bilal ibn rabah? | Noor Academy

Bilal ibn Rabah, one of the most known companions, who is he? And what is his story? That’s what we will find out in this article. He was called “Bilal Habashi” and he was the first mu’azzin (the one who calls people for prayers) in Islamic history. He was one of the prophet’s loyal and trusted companions. The prophet himself choose him to be the mu’azzin. Bilal was the first black Muslim. Bilal was from the Banu Jumah Tribe which

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Umar ibn al Khattab

Who is Umar ibn al Khattab? | Noor Academy

Umar ibn al Khattab is one of the most known companions, who is he? What is he famous for? That’s what we will find out in this article. When was Umar ibn al Khattab born? Umar ibn al-Khattab was born in 583 AC, Mecca. And he died in 644, in Madinah. His father was Al-Khattab ibn Nufayl. His mother was Hantamah bint Hashim bin Al Mugheerah. How many wives did Umar ibn al Khattab have? Omar ibn Khattab had three

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Abu Bakr al-Siddiq

Facts about Abu Bakr al-Siddiq | Noor Academy

Abu Bakr al-Siddiq The closest friend to the Prophet Muhammad and his companion, Abu Bakr al-Siddiq, who is he? And what does the world know about him, that’s what we will find out. Here are some facts that all Muslims should know about Abu Bakr:       He was the first successor after the death of the prophet.       He was the first man to accept Islam.       The prophet (peace and blessing be upon

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Elias prophet

What is the miracle of Elias prophet? | Noor Academy

In this article we will learn about Elias prophet, his story, his miracle, and everything you need to know about him, let’s get started. We don’t know the full story of the prophet Elias; we only know what is mentioned about him in the holy Quran. what we know is that his people refused to believe in Allah so he said “Oh Allah, the Children of Israel have accepted nothing but disbelief in You and worshiping others. They do not

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Dua for going to sleep

What is the Dua for going to sleep? | Noor Academy

before we do anything in life we ask Allah for his protection, therefore we will learn the best dua for going to sleep. What is the dua for sleeping? Dua for going to sleep is a sunnah of the prophet to remember Allah and recite supplications before sleeping, and we should do the same, so, here are some of the dua for sleeping. 1-      بِاسْمِكَ رَبِّي وَضَعْتُ جَنْبِي، وَبِكَ أَرْفَعُهُ، فَإِنْ أَمْسَكْتَ نَفْسِي فَارْحَمْهَا، وَإِنْ أَرْسَلْتَهَا فَاحْفَظْهَا، بِمَا

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What does astaghfirullah mean? | Noor Academy

one important Dua is saying “astaghfirullah”, but why is that? And, what does it mean? That’s what we will find out shortly. Astaghfirullah in Arabic. Astagfurillah is written in Arabic as follows: أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللّٰهَ‎ (ʾastaḡfiru llāha), Which means “I ask forgiveness from Allah”). When to say astaghfirullah? You can say astafallah at any time when you feel down, anxiety, tired, or frustrated, there are many reasons to say it and you can even say it with no reason just to

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yajooj and majooj

Who is yajooj and majooj? | Noor Academy

In English, Yajooj Majooj is known as Gog and Magog, who are they, and why are they hidden? That’s what we will find out in this article. Gog and Magog are two huge tribes that caused a lot of destruction to earth until they were prisoned. When will yajooj majooj come? Even though they are prisoned, one day they will free themselves near the end times. They will kill many people and cause destruction to the world. One of the

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inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un

When do you say inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un?

We always hear Muslims say inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un (إِنَّا للهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ), but why do they say it? And, when? Let’s find out.  Innalillahiwainnailaihirojiun Meaning. Inna Lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un in English means “We surely belong to Allah and to Him we shall return”. In most cases, you hear it when someone passes away, or when someone experiences or goes through a tragedy. Inna lillahi wa Inna ilayhi rajioon is said in many cases like

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