Destruction of Janatul Baqi

By: Murtaza Haider One of the most prominent places in Islam is the cemetery known as Al-Baqi, located to the southeast of Masjid-un-Nabawi in Madina al-Munawwara, Saudi Arabia. Al-Baqi is also referred to as Jannatul Baqi, meaning the “Garden of Baqi.” However, none of its former greenery is left due to Wahhabi destructions. The cemetery of Jannatul Baqi is a …

Farewell Ramadan

By: Zahra Merchant I hadn’t imagined that I would miss the long fasts.      But I now yearn for Ramadan once again. I hadn’t imagined that I would miss refraining from food and drink.      But I now yearn for the constant awareness of the Almighty. I hadn’t imagined that I would miss the frequent hunger pangs.   …

INTRODUCING THE MA’RIFA

Welcome to Jaffaria Islamic Center’s new blog for Islamic issues, community affairs, current events, and more! All community members are encouraged to write. Please contact Sister Zahra Merchant for more information.