We need to think in a different way as to why the world is not comfortable with Islam, and why Muslims are normally being targeted, insulted and ridiculed.
Jealousy; fear, apprehension and insecure feeling that Islam will become a dominant force in the world – these are some reasons why Islam is being made to hate in the world today.
Muslims being the Blessed Nation, is the principal reason why Islam and Muslims, down the ages, happen to be always at the receiving end.
In this post, as the title says, we will try to find out the reasons as to how Muslim Ummah is the Blessed Nation, a distinction conferred by none other than the Lord of the worlds Himself, Who Alone has the prerogative right to bestow honour and dignity on whomsoever He wills.
Note: This is re-blogged with some modifications.
Please read, and circulate to spread the word. Jazakallaahu Khayra.
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At the outset, I express My thanks to you for making Me so happy in the month of Ramadhaan, giving Me lots of kisses, holding Me to your heart most of the time, giving Me all your love and affection, reading a page here, memorizing a surah there – my happiness reached such a level that I don’t know whether I was lucky to have Myself in your hand or were you so fortunate to have Me in your hand.
After finding so much care and love from you, I now weep in solitude. Do you know that even?
Imagine that you are the apple of everyone’s eyes. All Muslims in the world like you so much. People come to you and talk to you so affectionately, they shower all their love and warmth. They even touch you with respect. They love you like anything…
…..And then, suddenly they stop coming…
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Eid-ul-Fitr marks the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Islamic calendar.
Fasting six days of the month of Shawwal is mentioned in authentic hadeeth.
Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
“Whosoever fasted in Ramadhaan and then followed up with six fasting days of Shawwal, it is like fasting every day.” (Muslim)
Please think over, O Muslim brothers and sisters!
Alhamdulillah, some more questions to check out your knowledge of the glorious Qur’an. Wanna try it?
Allah Tabaaraka Wa Ta’aala repeats this ayah وَلَقَدْ يَسَّرْنَا الْقُرْآنَ لِلذِّكْرِ فَهَلْ مِن مُّدَّكِرٍ four times in Surah al Qamar.
In the Qur’an, where there is repetition of an ayah, there is emphasis. There is meaning. There is a loud and clear message.
This ayah, which is profound in its message, is a crystal clear proclamation from Allah subhanahu wa Ta’aala that He has “indeed made the Qur’an easy“. Let us understand this ayah by splitting into three parts:
Here are another set of questions. Try to answer, Inshaa’Allah.
Dear brothers and sisters, Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah.
Check out the new Home Page that is done in view of the Laylatul Qadr and the last Ten Days of Ramadhaan.
Jazakallaahu Khayra for visiting this blog. I am thankful to you for this honour.
All Praise belongs to Allah alone.
Sal-lal-laahu ‘Alaa Muhammad, Sal-lal-laahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam.
PS: Check out the new Home Page in view of Laylatul Qadr, Inshaa’Allah. Thank you. Jazakallaahu Khayra.
Br. Abdul Malik Mujahid has done things easy for those finding it difficult to decide as to what to do and what not during the Last Ten Days of Ramadhaan.
The pointers suggested by him are sufficient enough for anyone wishing to take advantage of the glorious days and nights of the blessed month of Ramadhaan. Read on to act upon……Inshaa’Allah.
This is a transcript of a Friday Speech delivered by the famous Orator and Qaari Haafidh Ali Abdur Rahman al Huthaifee. He minces no words and speaks to the point!
Sharing this for the benefit of one and all, Inshaa’Allah.
This Qur’an Quiz comes in the form of list. It may not be as easy as Quiz 1. Want to try, Inshaa’Allah?
An excellent treatise on the “Legacy of the Prophet sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam” based on his advice to Abdullah ibn Abbas (radhiyallaahu anhu) by Hafiz ibn Rajab al Hanbali.
Rich explanation of a very popular hadeeth:
“Safeguard Allah and He will safeguard you. Safeguard Allah and you will find Him in front of you. Know Allah in times of ease and He will know you in times of hardship. When you ask, ask Allah. When you seek aid, turn to Allah. The Pen has dried (after having written) all that will occur………..”
As atrocities continue on the oppressed Gazans in particular and the hapless Palestinians in general, and while global Muslims make tons of du’aas beseeching Allah’s help, we need to have hope that things are not always as they seem.
Having said that, I would like you to recall the most inspiring advice our glorious Prophet, Sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam gave to his companion-in-hiding:
Some random questions on the glorious Qur’an that came to my mind in the Month of Qur’an, alhamdulillah.
Every year, 17th of Ramadhaan reminds us of this historical battle.
We know that Ramadhaan is the Month of Jihad.
Allah, the Lord of the worlds, designated it as Yaum al Furqaan. (please read this post)
What is our stance concerning the slaughter of Muslims in Palestine and other parts of the world that is happening right now, where houses are being destroyed, farms are being wrecked, children are being killed, the wounded are being detained in the streets, houses are being bombarded and people are being prevented by the Jews and others, from buying the food and drink that they need?
What can I, as a Muslim, do?
Ongoing Israeli Airstrikes Kill 14 In Gaza, Death Toll 121 reports Countercurrents.
Israel bomb hits disabled centre in Gaza says Al Jazeera
Israel targets Gaza mosque as death toll passes 120 reports The Hindu.
News – and Muslim News – such as the above do not matter!
Watching World Cup is more important than voicing concern for human life.
Who cares whether a Muslim is burnt alive or a mosque is destroyed in Gaza!
What the International community and Human Rights organisations are doing?
Where are the people who designed the slogan ‘War on terror’? Sleeping? or Pretending to sleep?
Stop hypocrisy and be a man. Be a human being.
Stop double-standards and show that you care. By stopping the aggressors!!
I was referring to some links and found this useful, so sharing here. Baarakallaahu Feekum.
As summer is scorching, this is a reminder of the fire of Jahannum.
Allaahumma ajirnaa min-nan-naar. O Allah! Save us from the Hell-fire. Aameen.
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Living in UAE in hot summer is extremely uncomfortable. It is only a blessing of Allah that people are able to withstand and are happily continuing with their fasts despite heatwaves, alhamdulillah.
Well, I would like to share with you a lesson-rich experience which I encountered today.
While walking to the masjid for Zuhr prayer, I was looking for shadows of the buildings around to walk under the shade to protect myself from the scorching sun. After offering sunnah prayers, I started continuing with my Tilawah. After reciting only a few verses I came across this ayah which spoke about the same very thing I was doing just before coming to the masjid: find shadows to protect you! Subhanallaah!
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Your Sa’aa will make you or mar you.
Either Allah will appreciate your Sa’aa and reward you accordingly or that your Sa’aa may bring you untold miseries.
What then is Sa’aa?
We come across many Islamic scholars and websites discussing about Ramadhaan as the month of forgiveness, of tawbah, of Qur’an, of generosity, of patience etc. Seldom do we find people discussing Ramadhaan as the month of Jihad.
If you read the biography of Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-lahu-alaihi-wa-sallam, you will come to know very well that Ramadhaan has been the month of striving against evil. The Prophet sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam never found any excuse of Ramadhaan being the month of fasting and spiritual upliftment and thus delaying or postponing his mission of striving against evil.
What you do matters. Try to do these things in a sincere and committed way.
Your life here and hereafter will be successful, Inshaa’Allah.
Making du’aa to Allah through His very own Names is an ibadaah in itself. A very sweet and enchanting experience.
This is a short three page model of some du’aas which one can use any time, and more so during the blessed month of Ramadhaan.
Even though the Jumu’ah Khutbah page is available for regular updates on Friday sermons, I thought of giving this as a separate post because of the context and relevance to the glorious month of Ramadhaan.
I believe – and it’s true – that Allah’s help is always there. To give an example: I was inactive in this blog for quite sometime but then Allah kept it active! More than a hundred hits the post on this inspiring ayah alone gets on a daily basis. Alhamdulillaah and Maa’shaa’Allah.
Without the help and grace from your Lord, you cannot do anything. Nor can you achieve anything!
نَصْرٌ مِّنَ اللَّـهِ وَفَتْحٌ قَرِيبٌ is yet another most inspiring ayahs of the glorious Qur’an.
As Ramadhaan is round the corner, I am changing the home page accordingly.
The purpose is to highlight the importance of the month even as I intend and pray to Allah that the message reaches far and wide across all continents wherever internet’s reach is there, Inshaa’Allah and bi-ithnillaah.
I request all my dear readers, brothers and sisters, to use the resources to the maximum, Inshaa’Allah.
Ramadhaan is the Month of Qur’an, the Month of Fasting, the Month of Forgiveness, the Month of Mercy, the Month of Charity, the Month of Blessings, the Month of Qiyamul Layl……the Month better than a thousand months.
As such a mega month is fast approaching us, I am presenting here as usual :) some e-books and links that would help remind you about Ramadhaan and its significance, Inshaa’Allah.
I found this article addressing directly to my heart and mind. Please take time to read and reflect. May Allah guide us all on the Straight Path and take our souls in the state of Eemaan. Aameen. Read on……Inshaa’Allah….
What’s the difference between Shabaan 1434 and Shabaan 1435?
This question may seem confusing or pointless, but before you read on, I want you to ponder for a moment over what you feel the difference is.
وَذَكِّرْ فَإِنَّ الذِّكْرَىٰ تَنفَعُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ
“And remind, for indeed, the reminder benefits the Believers”.
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As Ramadhaan is round the corner, you may come across lots of books/articles on internet etc. discussing about fasting, zakah and all.
Of all the books, I would rate this short and sweet write-up by one of the most prolific writers of modern times, late Ustadh Khurram Murad*, as No. 1 – the top most book ever written on the subject ‘Making the Most of Ramadhaan’.
I request all my readers to please take time to read this 34-page book well before the coming of the blessed month, Inshaa’Allah. Even if you have read this book before, still this is worth-reading again.
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Things become easy for a person if he/she is in a habit of doing something regularly, and in advance.
The one who practices charity on a regular basis finds it very easy to give out Zakah once in a year.
The student who studies and prepares himself in a systematic way, finds it easy while sitting for the exams.
Establishing Salah is not hard on those who are in the habit of offering nafl, that is extra/supererogatory prayers, regularly.
Islam appreciates this approach in order to make things easy FOR THE MAIN EVENT.
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Merchandise. Investment and Returns. Buying and Selling. Profit and Loss. Balance Sheet. Asset and Liability. Stocking Taking and Accountability. Audit and Auditor.
These terms go beyond the normal meaning of business, trade or commerce.
Islam is business with Allah. You invest your time, talents, wealth and your own life in His cause, and He gives you in return, an unfailing reward.
This ‘Business’ with Allah brings nothing but profit. Other than this, by Allah! every other endeavor of man is an exercise in futility
Dear brothers/sisters, Assalamu Alaikum.
Every year in the month of Rajab we find Muslims around the world talking, discussing etc. about this unique incident that took place in the glorious life of Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam. It has become a common ‘belief’ among us that this fascinating episode took place in the month of Rajab while the fact is otherwise!
I was reluctant to have this re-posted for the fear of becoming one among those who “follow the crowd”. But then I gave second thought and reconsidered to go ahead with the sole intention to educate and convey the truth of the matter.
Two articles are given here, one is in pdf form, which gives a thorough analysis on different aspects of al Israa wa Me’raaj and the other one is a short article, a fatwa, on whether to celebrate the occasion or not.
This Windows Phone application is very beautiful and highly useful.
Rich and colourful in appearance, this application is recommended especially because its Tajweed layout is superb.
NOTE: This compilation is not mine. I got it from someone through e-mail. Sharing here as it worth reading.
Allah loves the following seven qualities. Hence, we should try to enrich our lives with them.
Note: If you are not based in UAE, kindly ignore this post.
PS: This programme is over.
Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam said, “خيركم من تعلم القرآن وعلمه” ‘The Best Among You IS The One Who Learns The Qur’an and Teaches It”. Certainly the best among us is Dr. Abdul Azeez Abdul Raheem, the founder of this amazing website. Continue reading
PS: A pdf of this post is given at the end.
Most of the time I feel that I am unable to follow the gloriously graceful guidance provided to me by my Creator when it comes to talking with people and communicating with others. It could be due to lack of patience and wisdom. It could be due to my foolhardiness or because of the boisterous nature. This happens to me especially when I get agitated or angry due to circumstances or situations. And later on you end up feeling regret for not following the Qur’anic guidance.
One lesson life has taught me is if you want to prevail over your own self and hence over the situation, change your approach by adopting the Qur’anic guidance on communication and dialogue. People will listen to you, and you will be able to make your point clear. Continue reading
A very useful programme by the King Fahd Glorious Qur’an Printing Complex, Saudi Arabia.
This programme is very effective and efficient for learning the Recitation of the glorious Qur’an, Mashaa’Allah.
The programme is meticulously done with learner-friendly features such as: Continue reading