Category Archives: Knowledge

Day of Arafa

The Best Day of the Year

The Prophet ﷺ said there is no day in which Allah saves more people from the fire than the Day of `Arafah.[1] It has also been narrated that anyone who has an atom’s weight of faith in their heart will be forgiven by Allah on this...
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How to Pray

After embracing Islam one needs to seek an intimate relationship with their Creator which is achieved through prayer. Specifically these are the 5 daily prayers we are obligated to perform. If one is able to, one should seek out the Imam at the masjid to teach one the basics of prayer. If this is not feasible you should contact us via email (contact@lightofmercy.ca) so that we may go over the basics of prayer and address any questions you may have.

1st Caliph – Sayyiduna Abu Bakr

Sayyidina Abu Bakr as-Siddiq Shaykh Gibril Fouad Haddad Abu Bakr al-Siddiq, `Atiq ibn Abi Quhafa, Shaykh al-Islam, `Abd Allah ibn `Uthman ibn `Amir al-Qurashi al-Taymi (d. 13), the Prophet’s intimate friend after Allah, exclusive companion at the Prophet’s Basin (hawd) and in the Cave, greatest supporter, closest confidant, first spiritual inheritor, first of the men who believed...
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2nd Caliph- Sayyiduna Umar Ibn Khattab

`Umar ibn al-Khattab ibn Nufayl ibn `Abd al-`Uzza ibn Rayyah, Shaykh al-Islam, Amir al-Mu’minin, Abu Hafs al-Qurashi al-`Adawi al-Faruq (d. 23). Among the Companions who narrated from him: `Ali, Ibn Mas`ud, Ibn `Abbas, Abu Hurayra, and especially his son Ibn `Umar upon whose narrations Malik relied in his Muwatta’. He was described as fair-skinned with...
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