This simple, one-page reminder is for all the lovers of the glorious Qur’an.
An inspiration to explore the miracles of the Qur’an! Read more »
Dear brothers and sisters, Assalamu Alaikum.
Regular readers must be aware that last night I posted my reflections on the so-called news of Angola banning Islam.
This I did after reading the news in this popular Islamic website and also going through this newsmagazine.
I didn’t verify about the authenticity of this ‘news’ as the scholars’ response didn’t leave any room for any doubt to creep in my mind. Read more »
This news is false.
For people who live in a desert, Rain is something which is unusual. And this once-in-a-blue-moon thing is happening in the United Arab Emirates!
Man, however, is an extremist by nature. When there is no rain, he yearns for it. And when it rains, he becomes restless and shows signs of ingratitude.
As a Muslim we need to know that our Prophet sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam not only sought rain but when it rained, he also enjoyed it as much as he could. Read more »
The 10th of Muharram is popularly known as Aashura.
Fasting on this day is highly encouraged.
There seems to surround some confusion with regard to the dates.
As per the Saudi announcement, Aashura falls on Thursday, the 14th November. As per the dates given in UAE Awqaf Ministry’s website, 10th Muharam falls on Wednesday, 13th Nov.
While it is true that we must always go by the local announcement about the sighting of the moon and the commencement of the month, in this case I feel it is better to fast on both days, i.e. 13th and 14th November, Inshaa’Allah.
Some of the merits of the fast of Aashura are mentioned below: Read more »
Post Script: UAE UPDATE
Today, November 3rd 2013, Inshaa’Allah a total solar eclipse will be visible from parts of Africa. The eclipse will be partial for people in some parts of Asia, Europe, North America and South America.
The partial eclipse will begin over the Indian Ocean and end over eastern United States.
To know about Eclipse timings/details for Dubai, click here.
To find out the timing and details of Eclipse at your location, go to this link and type the name of your city in the box provided there
Dear brothers and sisters, as Muslims we are obligated to know the Islamic perspective on this natural phenomenon even as we are encouraged to perform Salatul Kusoof, Prayer of the Eclipse. Read more »
Ka’bah plays a pivotal role in the life of a Muslim. It is an indispensable part of a Muslim’s life.
It is a Muslim’s anchor and nucleus. It is the centre of our life and existence. It is our Qiblah.
Ka’bah is the symbol of monotheism. The flag of Islam.
Yet Ka’bah itself is an empty building with nothing inside. Read more »
I love this great companion of the glorious Messenger, Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam. His life and teachings, dedication and contribution has been tremendously marvellous. He is truly an inspiration for all times to come.
Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaih-wa-sallam said about Mu`aadh ibn Jabal:
“Verily, when the people of knowledge will be present before their Lord, the Mighty and Sublime, Mu`aadh will be one step ahead of them.” * Read more »
Salman, al Faarisee is one of the leading heroes of Islamic history.
The burning desire he possessed to seek the Straight Path – the Right Way of Life – right from his childhood has become a benchmark for those in quest of Truth.
Presenting here an amazing account of this great companion (radhiyallaahu anhu) authored by Dr. Saleh as Saleh Read more »
Today, 10th Dhul Hijjah/15th October, is Eid al Adhaa in UAE and Saudi Arabia, to mention two countries
تقبّل الله منّا ومنك Read more »
Ramadhaan and Dhul Hijjah are two special months in Islam. These two months are like two eyes of a Muslim.
Today let us try to have a bird’s eye view of some less talked about things connecting these two months. Read more »
I found this to be very beneficial, so sharing here, alhamdulillaah.
InShaa’Allah, you’ll learn how to be productive through the Surah that made the Prophet (salallahu alayhi wa salam) smile!
Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said, The Holy Prophet was among us. In the meantime he dozed; then he raised his head, smiling, and said, “A chapter was revealed to me earlier.” Then he read, “Indeed, We have granted you al-Kawthar. So, pray to your Lord and sacrifice. Indeed, the one who insults you, he is cut off… [Saheeh Muslim]
Surah al-Kawthar is the shortest surah of the Quran and many of us have memorized it, but do we truly feel it when we recite it? What does this surah have to do with us? It was the powerful emaan booster given by Allah (‘azza wajal) to His Prophet and the community in a very difficult time, so let’s find out how we can use it to boost our faith and make us more productive! Read more »
Islam applauds a true believer’s sincere effort. Appreciates hard work. Rewards dedication. And, guarantees reward.
The Almighty Lord is much pleased with a believer if he/she does things approved by Him with purity of motive and sincerity of purpose.
In the glorious Qur’an, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’aala has used some amazing words like AjRan Kabeera, AjRan Hasana and Maq’ad Sidq to announce glad tidings to those Muslims who not only truly believe in Him but are also righteous in their thoughts and deeds.
Zulfaa is another such amazing word. This word is so pleasing that you feel like saying it again and again. Listening to it again and again. Read more »
In the post on Fearing the Merciful, long back though, we tried to understand an important reason why we need to fear the One Who is Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
Weeping is human. People weep for different reasons. On various occasions. In different situations.
Do we weep for Allah?
When was the last time you wept thinking of Allah’s grandeur, recalling your sins?
Weeping for the fear of Allah is a sign of a living heart. Read more »
Dear brothers and sisters, Assalamu Alaikum.
As Friday and Surah al Kahf are intimately connected, I am presenting a simple but meaningful presentation on this lesson-rich Surah.
May Allah bless the one who made this presentation. Read more »
There was a time when we used to call those who talk while being all alone as ‘mad’ or ‘insane’.
Thanks to the advancement in mobile gadgets and technology, we now witness a phenomenal progress in this ‘madness’. Two people sitting at the same table and yet not talking to each other but each busy with his own handset!
I witnessed a family of four in a restaurant. Poor guys might have come out to dine ‘thinking to spend time together’ but the worst thing happened to them was ‘each one was spending time with their respective mobile phones, ultimately none speaking to each other!
Sometimes it is so irritating that you go to meet someone in person, and while you are with him he says ‘excuse me’ and starts talking to someone else over his ‘smartphone’! Read more »
This hadeeth is an inspiration for all Muslims, and on the other hand an eye-opener to the brothers of Tableegh Jamaat. Read more »
The story of Ya’juuj and Ma’juuj (Gog and Magog) in Surah al Kahf is not only interesting but it also has many lessons for us.
Many Muslims read Surah al Kahf on Fridays, and blessed are those who try to understand and ponder over its teachings.
I came across an interesting Question and Answer on Gog and Magog, and would like to re-post here for the benefit of all readers. Read more »
After a gap of about two months, I am continuing, alhamdulillaah, with the series on Yaaa Ayyuhal Lazeena Aamanu.
Today’s discussion is on Ayah No. 200 of Surah Aali ‘Imran, the last ayah of this Surah.
This one short ayah is the sum and substance of Islam. It sums up all the obligations laid upon the Muslim Ummah by Shariah. This ayah is quintessential to all Muslims – Muslim individuals, Muslims as a Community and Islamic State.
Allah commands the Believers to adopt the most vital elements of Imaan, Islam and Ihsaan in their life. Read more »
Oppression is everywhere!
In a beautiful hadeeth, Allah’s Messenger, sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam, said: Read more »
This is one of my very old write-ups.
I was curious, so I did a google search, to find if this is listed.
To my sadness, I found lots of links that present Islam in an abusive language. Allah Kareem!
Today, amid a growingly aggressive and Islamophobic media, there is need to present Islam as it is.
Thought of re-posting this with some modifications for the benefit of my readers. Read more »
If you read the Qur’an, you will find confirmation of the place from which pure, noble love originates.
You will find it discussed in: Read more »