Every Friday, for more than one thousand four hundred years, it has been the practice of thousands of Muslims the world over to recite the Surah al Kahf.
This Surah, like other suwar of the Qur’an, has in its fold an ocean depth of meanings that gives Muslims a purpose to live, a sense of direction.
Today I would like to highlight an important aspect about the personality of the glorious Prophet, Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam, which this amazing Surah brings into limelight.
This aspect of our Prophet’s personality is often ignored by most of the Muslims in the world. Those who talk a lot about the fiqhi or jurisprudential aspects of religious matters seldom get time even to ponder over this aspect of the Messenger of Allah.
Hardly we find Muslims in the world today observing this sunnah.
Even if we adopt one percent of what our Benefactor use to feel, we would be doing a great service to our own selves in our day to day life. And those who have dedicated their life – such fortunate ones are unfortunately less in the world – to care and share the treasure of Islam to humanity, are really worthy of being called true followers of Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam. May Allah make us one among those fortunate few. Aameen.
Well, what is that thing that was in the person of the Prophet which is badly lacking in most of us? Continue reading
Amr bil Maroof wa Nahi ‘anil Munkar is an important aspect of Islam.
It is in fact the rai·son d’être of the Muslim Ummah.
Either you do it and give meaning to your existence, or you don’t care about it and get lost!
What, then, is this Amr bil Maroof wa Nahi ‘anil Munkar?
Israeli aggression, brutality and barbarism continues unchecked and unabated.
While the world is shamelessly silent over the latest Israeli intrusion, the UAE Foreign Minister condemns the move. Read on….
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Today is Total Lunar Eclipse: 8th October 2014 (visit this page)
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.
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Everyone, except the war-mongers, want peace to prevail in the society.
Presenting “The Prescription” for attaining Peace at all levels: Peace with oneself, Peace with one’s environment and Peace with one’s Creator.
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In his Farewell Address of surgical precision, Prophet Muhammad – the Benefactor of Humanity, peace be upon him, laid down the International Charter of Human Rights while presenting Islam in a nutshell.
This Address provides guidance to the followers of Islam so that they can lead a righteous life on their sojourn at Planet Earth.
The content of this Farewell Speech also calls upon the people at the helm of affairs, including the men at the United Nations Organisation, to reflect upon and imbibe its teachings in the charter of human rights.
Imbibe and act upon. The world needs peace, enough of talking!!
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There is a great deal of similarity and difference in the Inshaa’Allahs uttered by two great Prophets of Allah, Prophet Moosa and Prophet Ismaeel (May Allah’s peace and mercy be upon them)
Through their stories, let us try to learn a basic fact that nothing in the world can happen without the permission and will of Allah, Inshaa’Allah…..
It has been officially announced by the Saudi Press Agency that the crescent for the new month has been sighted.
Confirmed reports say that UAE also announces the same. So accordingly:
1st of ذو الحجة Dhul Hijjah 1435 will correspond to 25th September 2014.
The Day of Arafah which falls on 9th ذو الحجة Dhul Hijjah 1435 will correspond to 3rd October 2014.
Eid al-Adha is on 10th ذو الحجة Dhul Hijjah 1435, and will correspond to 4th October 2014.
CHECK OUT THIS RESOURCE PAGE, Inshaa’Allah.
An apology to the lovers of Quiz for the delay.
Take this simple Quiz, Inshaa’Allah, and see where you stand.
The Adhkaarأذكار or supplications after Tasleem is from the established Sunnah of Rasoolullaah sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam.
Tasleem, by the way, is to end the Salah by saying Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah, Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah.
If you are an Imaam (the one who leads prayers) you need to take time not only for yourself but also facilitate things to those who are being led by you in the congregational Salah.
A simple way to make one realize the importance of learning to recite the Qur’an with understanding. Have a look at the presentation, Inshaa’Allah.
It has become common now a days among some sections of Muslim community to greet one another on Fridays verbally or by sending text messages like Jumu’ah Mubarak’.
What is the basis for this? What it a custom among the companions of the Prophet sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam to greet each other on Fridays? Are we allowed to greet with such a greeting? Let us find out, Inshaa’Allah.
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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