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20 YEARS OF SUCCESS!20th Anniverary


We are celebrating a milestone and wish to thank our readers for making this success possible. When we started our very first issue, way back in 1991, we never imagined we would come so far. Allah (SWT) has been very generous with our publication and has blessed us every step of the way. We are very excited with so many new additions and developments in the works.

The first new item on our agenda is the new Hajj guide. It is a detailed up-to-date Hajj guide meant to ease the trip for pilgrims making their way to Mecca. This Hajj guide holds a very special place in our heart – we have seen it evolve and translationed into 21 languages, including Chinese, Farsi, Spanish, Tagalog, and Tamil to make it even more endearing to Muslims throughout the world. We have also included information about the new Mecca metro train, which will transport pilgrims to and from Mecca, Mina, Muzdalifah, and Arafat. This Hajj guide was especially designed for this addition of the Bulletin to assist our readers when utilizing this new Mecca metro train. Just as the Hajj ministry is striving to make improvements in the transportation of their pilgrims, it is also our aim to do the same. That is why we are always striving to improve our readership and update our technologies.

With that thought in mind, we have implemented barcodes for the Islamic Bulletin website. Readers who have an app to scan barcodes will be able to download newsletters, Hajj guides, ebooks, and much more. With all of this 'new' technology around us, it is a testament to our mission that we have remained true to our roots. Our main goal for our newsletter has always been, and still remains, to share with our readers relevant and uplifting articles about our peaceful religion.

In this issue we are pleased to bring you so many exciting features. Do you know which president of the United States was first to include a copy of the Holy Quran in his personal library? Well, we didn't know either until after reading the article. Also included in this issue is a fascinating story of a Muslim man who reverts back to Islam. In addition to our regular features such as Cook's Corner, Kid's Corner, Stories of the Sahaba and Quran & Science, our How I Embraced Islam with Rick Fenton is an inspiring story of how an American brother came into Islam.

Like always, we thank you for making the Islamic Bulletin the wonderful publication that it is!

Looking forward to celebrating more milestones together,

The Islamic Bulletin Staff


The Islamic Bulletin
P.O. Box 410186, San Francisco, CA 94141-0186

Vol. XX, No. 26
Note from the Editor
Letters to the Editor
Everyday Dua'a
Giving Up Sins
Thomas Jefferson's
Finding Islam
in America
The Wisdom in Islam
Women in Islam
How I Embraced Islam
Mecca Metro Station
Hajj / Umrah Guide
99 Names of Allah
Supplications After
Remembering Allah
Stories of the
Quran & Science
Cook's Corner
Excellence of Reading
the Quran
The Arabic Alphabet
Tajweed Chart
Islamic Dietary Laws
Kid's Corner