2ND CHANCE BOOKS

“They feed the needy, the orphan, and the prisoner, out of love for Him.” (76:8)

2nd Chance Books for Prisoners Program

2nd Chance Books is a 501c3 non-profit organization that was founded in order to assist incarcerated Muslims by providing them with educational materials, a support system, and tools for rehabilitation. The organization is comprised of a team of dedicated, devoted individuals, including the founders of this organization, who came together to provide services for those in need and those seeking guidance. 

A Beginner’s Guide to Salah

A Beginner’s Guide to Ṣalāh is an instruction manual that aims to introduce and teach the basic steps of ṣalāh to new and young Muslims. In addition to the significance of ṣalāh, this pamphlet features step-by-step instructions on how to perform ṣalāh, with transliterated Arabic and translations. This is the perfect guide for those who are just learning how to perform ṣalāh or wish to improve their understanding of this daily ritual!

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Day of ʿArafah

Day of ʿArafah

Eid ul-ʿAḍḥā is the celebration that marks the completion of the Ḥajj pilgrimage on the 10th of Dhul Ḥijjah in Mecca. This pilgrimage is an obligatory one upon every able Muslim, where Muslims of every race and color from all over the world unite at the Kaʿbah (the...

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Eid ul-Fiṭr

Eid ul-Fiṭr

The word Eid has its origin in the Arabic term ‘awd’ which means to return. In this sense, Eid is the day of man’s return towards his Lord. After passing through the month of Ramaḍān, during which a believer purifies his soul, he may find his original fiṭrah, or...

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Why Imām ʿAlī ̇(ʿa)?

Why Imām ʿAlī ̇(ʿa)?

One may ask, what is wilāyah (guardianship)? What does it have to do with me? Why do I need to concern myself with what happened after the death of the Messenger of Allah (ṣ)? Why do I need to follow someone after his death when I can just follow his traditions? ...

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