Various publications by Imam Mohamed Bainanonie
Zakaatul-Fitr, the charity of breaking the fast, is obligatory on each Muslim young or old, male or female, rich or poor, if he owns extra food that exceeds the needs of him and his dependents for a period of twenty-four...
Islamic Guidelines for Determining the Beginning and End of Ramadan
(Adopted by the Islamic Center of Raleigh, NC since March 23, 1987) Just as fasting the month of Ramadan is a pillar of Islam, the criteria that marks the start and end of Ramadan is set by Islam as...
A Prayer for Universal Peace
In response to unrest in the Middle East, The Islamic Association of Raleigh along with with other faith and non-profit organizations, joined to participate in a "Hope for Middle East Peace Community Prayer Day". Nearly 1,000 people - Jews, Christians,...
Prophet Muhammad is a Mercy for al-'Alameen (Eid Speech Delivered by Mohamed Baianonie, Imam of the Islamic Center of Raleigh, N.C. on October, 23, 2006) Alhemdulilaah, Allaah has given us the will power to fast during Ramadaan and the...
Fasting the Month of Ramadaan
Fasting the Month of Ramadaan (Prepared by Mohamed Baianonie, Imaam of the Islamic Center of Raleigh, NC) The blessed month of Ramadaan is just around the corner. We should prepare ourselves to receive this month with sincerity in our...
Building the Muslim Family (Section II)
The Muslim family deteriorates when its members are ignorant about the Islamic teachings of how a Muslim family should be.
Building the Muslim Family (Section I)
The deterioration of the family not only affects the spouses, but it inevitably affects the whole family and even the whole community. This could mean the destruction of society and the failure to pass on Islam to the next generation.
The Basics of Fiqh (continued)
Going To the Bathroom 1. If a person is outdoors, then he should be away and obscured from others. 2. A person should say before uncovering himself “Bismillah, Allahumma inny auzou beka menal khubuthy wal khaba’ith.” 3. A...
The Basics of Fiqh
Prepared by Prepared by: Mohamed Baianonie (Imam of the Islamic Center of Raleigh, NC) What are Physically Impure Things? They can be placed in three different categories: 1. Confirmed Impurities (agreed upon by all scholars). 2. ...
How Do I Pray?
Salah is the second pillar of Islam. It refers to the five compulsory daily prayers. Salah is offered five times a day individually or in congregation. We offer Salah to remember Allah. It brings us closer to Him. Allah says in the Noble Qur'an, what can be translated as, “Establish Salah to remember Me (Allah).” (20:14)
Zakat purifies the heart from the detested trait of stinginess, and also purifies the wealth by giving out a portion of that wealth. It also causes the wealth to grow through Allah's blessings. While regular charity is strongly recommended and abundantly rewarded by Allah (SWT), Zakat is a debt we owe Allah (SWT), and must be paid as a part of our belief in Him.
Step by Step Guide for Hajj and Umrah
Al-Eh-raam – Eh-raam is mandatory (waajib). Male pilgrims must take off their regular clothes and put on the two unstitched pieces of clothes (Ezaar and Redaa). They cannot wear shoes that cover the top of their feet. Female pilgrims can wear any loose-fitting decent dress covering the entire body except face and hands.
The Basic Rules of Islamic Funerals
"Every soul shall have a taste of death; and only on the Day of Resurrection shall you be paid your full recompense. Only he who is saved far from the Fire and admitted to Paradise, he indeed is successful. The life of this world is only the enjoyment of deception (a deceiving thing)."
[surat Al-Imran, verse 185]