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The Sun Will Shine Again

First friday prayer is at 12:30 pm . second friday prayer is at 2:00

The Sun Will Shine Again

“The sun will shine again, and the grass will grow back. Give it time.” In life, it is sometimes challenging to keep our faith and trust in Allah strong. We go through hardships that seem to come at the worst possible time as we perceive. We seem to go across barrier after barrier after barrier […]

What is Your Legacy?

The Islamic tradition promotes excellence and high achievements. Allah ﷻ states, “Race toward forgiveness from your Lord and a Garden whose width is like the width of the heavens and earth, prepared for those who believed in Allah and His messengers…” (Quran 57:21). Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was reported to have said, “When you ask Allah […]

More than a Contract: (1)

Understanding Marriage as a Covenant What comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘marriage’? Putting aside the cultural and traditional associations such as festivals, wedding venues, and honeymoons, the Quran goes deeper to associate marriage with a vivid, memorable image that, if honored, will undoubtedly lead to a healthy, lasting relationship. The Quranic […]

Start With What Allah Started With

We may become a little lost during our lives. Our sins accumulate into mountains, and our hearts become filled with impurities. We begin to stroll on the path. We stumble, get distracted, and sometimes peek our heads over the limits of the course of Allah. We first venture into the grey areas and then into […]

Light upon Light (part 1)

“Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. His light is like a niche in which there is a lamp, the lamp is in a crystal, and the crystal is a shining star, lit from the oil of a blessed olive tree, located neither to the east nor the west, whose oil almost […]

Fasting and Spiritual Maturity

Fasting is not starvation; it is a spiritual discipline that awakens our Fitrah, or natural disposition toward God, and keeps in check different negative traits of our human ego. Thereby, through mindful fasting, our souls can transform from a soul that has become accustomed to evil tendencies to a serene soul firmly aligned to the […]

Fasting and the Path of Taqwa

  Rediscovering Ingredients Required for Developing Taqwa through Fasting Is there a relationship between fasting and developing piety? According to the Quran, fasting during the month of Ramadan is closely tied with taqwa, a term usually translated as ‘piety or righteousness’ and derived, linguistically, from the concept of protection. It is not difficult to connect […]

What Medications are Allowed During Fasting?

There is confusion among patients and physicians about which medications can be used during fasting without breaking it. Even when consensus is reached among scholars, it takes a long time for Muslim physicians to learn about the rulings and inform their patients what they can and cannot use during their fast. To settle differences in […]

Ramadan, the Believer’s Fortress

I pray that Allah blesses each of you with the best of the blessed month of Ramadan. It is a month of remembrance and reflection, a time for renewed faith and spiritual elevation. We are fortunate to witness the coming of the month, and I pray that our worship and charitable deeds are accepted and […]

Winter Blues: An Islamic Perspective on Sadness

Many people, young and old, of both genders, experience sadness during the winter season due to many reasons, including the temperature dropping, staying indoors, and the shortened daylight hours. In general, sadness is a normal emotion experienced by healthy human beings at different points in their lives due to particular circumstances. In the Quran, we […]

Hajj Changes Lives

When Al-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X) was in Makkah, he wrote a letter to his loyal assistants in Harlem… from his heart: “Never have I witnessed such sincere hospitality and overwhelming spirit of true brotherhood as is practiced by people of all colors and races here in this ancient Holy Land, the home of Abraham, […]

Treat Others As You Wish To Be Treated

  Throughout His book, Allah the Most High has emphasized the importance of treating others with the utmost respect and kindness. He says, speaking of His covenant to the people of Moses, “…And say and do to people that which is good.” In commanding our Prophet ﷺ, he says: “…And tell My servants to say […]

Trying Our Best Is The Best We Can Do

If you think deeply and reflect on your path to Allah, you cannot help but become overwhelmed by the daunting nature of the journey ahead. Our path to Allah and salvation with Him is one of constant struggle and strain, an uphill path in which gravity itself is every step of the way pulling at […]

ZAKAT Q&A

Zakat: The Third Pillar of Islam  Introduction with answers to 15 frequently asked questions One of the most important principles of Islam is that all things belong to God, and human beings hold wealth in trust. The word Zakat means both ‘purification’ and ‘growth.’ Our possessions are purified by setting aside a portion for those […]

Re-Opening Our Masjid

As you may have heard by now, the governor of Illinois has launched phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan, which allows the re-opening of places of worship based on certain criteria and maximum numbers for gatherings. The Mosque Foundation is following the State guidelines and preparing its facilities for the implementation of the new guidelines while taking into consideration the safety and well-being of our congregants.

Virtues of Thul-Hijjah and Meaning of Udhiya

As the sacred month of Thul-Hijjah begins, it’s worth remembering the Hadith of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, “No good deeds done on other days are superior to those done on the first ten days of Thul-Hijjah.” When the companions asked: “Not even Jihad?” the Prophet ﷺ replied: “Not even Jihad, except that of a man who […]

Have a True Green Ramadan

We are blessed to welcome Ramadan again this year. It is a time for fasting, spiritual fulfillment, emotional rebalancing, mental reflection and physical purification. Ramadan is the ideal time for balancing the spirit, the mind and the body. Fasting is a universal exercise of patience, self-control and altruism, but it is only one among many […]

The Seeds of Ramadan

Allah, the Most High, mentions in the verses regarding fasting that which translate to: “O you who have believed, fasting has been prescribed upon you all as it has upon those who have proceeded you for you to attain “Taqwa” [reverence and true fear and dutifulness to Allah and protection from the punishment of the […]

Al-‘Ihsaan – Good Citizenship

A topic we have addressed in the past is one that touches every one of us, and that is the construct of ‘ihsaan, seeking excellence, as defined to us by our beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ in the following Hadeeth related by Abu Ya’la Shaddad bin Aws: “Verily Allah has prescribed ‘ihsaan (perfection) in all things. […]

The Mosque Foundation During the COVID-19 Crisis

The Mosque Foundation During the COVID-19 Crisis Respected Community Members, Assalamu Alaikum The Mosque Foundation is rising to the challenges we are facing by offering religious, educational, and social-emotional programming. Conducting our Al-Siddiq and MFCC weekend classes online, in addition to the Quran memorization program—hundreds of students continue to learn Livestream DAILY programs throughout Ramadan […]