John Ragon

30 Days of Fasting During Ramadan (Pillar 4)

Ramadan Fasting (sawm) The month of Ramadan commemorates the time when the Qur’an was handed down to Muhammad, and the Qur’an directs all healthy adults to participate. During the ninth … Continue reading

John Ragon January 13, 2022
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How To Pray For Muslims During Ramadan 2022

April 2 – May 2, 2022 April 2 marks the annual 30 days of fasting by Muslims around the world. This morning, 1.8 billion men, women, and children started their day … Continue reading

John Ragon January 2, 2022
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Alms Tax for the Poor and the Needy (Pillar 3)

Required Tax for the Poor and Needy (zakat) Islamic law requires Muslims to pay a tax, referred to as “alms” (zakat). This tax is usually a 2.5% tax levied on … Continue reading

John Ragon December 10, 2021
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The 5 Daily Prayers of Islam (Pillar 2)

Five Daily Prayers (Salat ) Muslims are required to pray fives times each day, facing Mecca in the East. These prayers are delivered up to Allah at dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset, … Continue reading

John Ragon December 9, 2021
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The Muslim Profession of Faith (Pillar 1)

What is the Muslim Profession of Faith (Shahadah)? “There is no God but God, and Muhammad is his prophet.” The Shahadah is the one key thing required for someone to … Continue reading

John Ragon December 8, 2021
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Advent: Some Worship and Some Reject

Day 25 Personal Study “And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For … Continue reading

John Ragon November 25, 2021
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Advent: The Birth of Jesus Christ

Day 24 Personal Study “Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was … Continue reading

John Ragon November 24, 2021
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Advent: Zechariah’s Prophecy

Day 23 Personal Study “And his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied, saying, ‘Blessed be the Lord God of Israel,for he has visited and redeemed his … Continue reading

John Ragon November 23, 2021
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Advent: The Birth of John the Baptist

Day 22 Personal Study “Now the time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she bore a son. And her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown great … Continue reading

John Ragon November 22, 2021
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Advent: The Magnificat: Mary’s Song of Praise

Day 21 Personal Study “And Mary said, ‘My soul magnifies the Lord,and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.For behold, … Continue reading

John Ragon November 21, 2021
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