Here comes a treasure in the form of Notes prepared by a hard working teacher. Nicely done and beautifully explained, these notes will help all those who are learning the famous Arabic books by Dr. V Abdur Rahim: Durus al Lughatul Arabiyya li ghairi naatiqeena biha, Arabic Language Reader for non-Arabic speaking people. Go ahead and download the files in pdf, Inshaa’Allah.
Sharing this inspiring story through Br. Nouman Ali Khan and Sr. Hena Zuberi.
Read on ….and listen to the 11 Minutes-video to get rejuvenated, Inshaa’Allah…..
Sometimes we land in a spiritual slump and want to stop doing what we are doing, and then Allāh sends us inspiration when we need it most. I watched this last night and had to share this with our readers, although it has probably been shared all over the world, on forums, Facebook pages, and websites (yes, even soap opera sites). It deserves to be shared, māshā’Allāh. Continue reading
How delightful Jannah is going to be for the deserving inmates, no genius worth his salt, can imagine! It can only be described by its Creator!
One sample of such a description is given in Surah Muhammad, Chapter 47 of the glorious Qur’an.
And, Subhanallaah, this one description is enough to motivate people to yearn for it. Continue reading
The glorious Qur’an directs every human being to seek Light from the Source of Light as Almighty Allah alone can bring out a person from darknesses to Light. So man must understand that he to whom his Creator grants not light, for him there is no light!
Through the “Light Verse” of the Qur’an we understand the importance and significance of Light and Knowledge.
True believers in Islam are those who follow the Light that was sent down with Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam. Continue reading
Note: I want more and more readers to read this post, hence I am re-posting this. Please click the link above to go ahead with reading. Thank you and Jazakallaahu Khayra.
Originally posted on YasSarNal QuR'aN:
Dear brothers and sisters, Assalamu Alaikum.
Most of you would have experienced that every year when the month of Rabi al Awwal arises in our life, e-mails start pouring in with arguments and counter-arguments on Prophet’s birthday. Islamic blogs and websites come up with hundreds of articles and posts on the topic Mawlid/Meelad-un-Nabi.
Do you know how many Suwar (pl. for Surah) in the Qur’an begin with Alhamdu-lil-laah?
And what are their names?
I was reading a book on Tafseer and just thought of sharing this simple info. Continue reading
It is only sad, I can say, that despite knowledge explosion and awareness of Islam through Friday speeches, books, videos, lectures, websites etc. many Muslims are still unaware of what constitutes something to be Islamic.
How to look at a particular thing and then conclude whether it is Islamic or un-Islamic or simply Muslim?
This post will clarify some misconceptions and make things clear, Inshaa’Allah. Continue reading
NOTE: While this post (actually a re-post) discusses the Islamic perspective on celebrating New Year, I mean no offence to my christian friends nor I am trying to lecture on righteousness. This is just an effort in educating my Muslim friends about celebrating New Year. Thank you.
1st January. Consciously or subconsciously, directly or indirectly, willingly or unwillingly the world is under the influence of the New Year craze.
When I told one of my friends that we should not say Happy New Year and that we Muslims should not celebrate the New Year, I got the retort: Why are you like this?
The start of the Gregorian calendar is based on mythological concepts! I am sure many of our Christian brothers and sisters themselves will not be aware of this fact! Continue reading
A simple presentation on the basic differences and similarities between Islam and Christianity.
A good effort in having a glimpse on the beliefs of Muslims and Christians. Proceed to download, Inshaa’Allah. Continue reading
It doesn’t matter whether you are a man or a woman. You are equally rewarded. No disparity, no gender bias. The only concern must be whether one has these qualities or not.
May Allah help us to take sincere efforts to adopt these qualities in us. Aameen.
Muslims have been at the receiving end. Rape and Loot at the hands of the powers that be. In and around MuzaffarNagar, a town in Uttar Pradesh in Northern India.
Reproducing here the Exclusive Cover Story on Muzaffarnagar riots published in the current issue of Outlook India News Magazine. The story brings into focus the face of shameless India. The brazen facts brought to us by the magazine’s writer/reporter, Neha Dixit, scream to tell the world that this happens only in India. The naked dance of communalism and organised rape at the hands of a heartless village chief! A tearful saga of a community that struggles to survive! Read on… Continue reading
Dear brothers & sisters, Assalamu Alaikum.
Presenting the Tafseer of verses 9 to 11 of Surah al Jumu’ah by Allamah Ibn Kathir. Continue reading
Dear brothers and sisters, Assalamu Alaikum.
Whenever I Enter this Cave, I Come Out with Treasure. Subhanallah.
Surah al Kahf consists of many Verbs of Movement, Striving and Endeavor – أفعال الحركة والسعى
This Surah for sure calls for harakah on the part of Muslims.
Life must be dynamic, not static.
Active, not passive. Energetic, not lethargic.
This Surah starts by giving glad tidings to the Believers Who Do Righteous Deeds that they will have a good reward وَيُبَشِّرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ الَّذِينَ يَعْمَلُونَ الصَّالِحَاتِ and ends with the Command: Do Righteous deeds فَلْيَعْمَلْ عَمَلًا صَالِحًا Continue reading
Surah al Kahf is an encyclopedia in itself! Subhanallaah!
As we read and understand the Surah, we come across four different aspects of Dawah.
Dawah is to call people to Islam, to advise people about what is Right and what is wrong, to remind those who have forgotten their duties and to stand up against injustice and oppression. Continue reading
أذان Azaan or Adhaan translated as ‘Prayer Call’ or ‘Call to Prayer’ originates from the Arabic root أذن azina which means “to listen, to allow, to permit, to hear, to learn, to call, to announce, to make known, to inform, to notify, to call to prayer, to exhort, to urge, to herald”.
Azaan is the perpetual International Anthem of Muslims. It is also Islam’s official Broadcasting Channel. Azaan is in fact the Global Announcement of Muslims – the Proclamation of the oneness of Almighty Lord - echoed throughout the world via hundreds and thousands of minarets spread across every nook and corner of Planet Earth – not once but five times in a day.
Going beyond the popular cliche 24-7, I can say that the Muslim Prayer Call, Azaan, is much more than any Live Feed, Live Streaming!
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! Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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: Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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.” * Continue reading
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 Continue reading
Today, 10th Dhul Hijjah/15th October, is Eid al Adhaa in UAE and Saudi Arabia, to mention two countries
تقبّل الله منّا ومنك Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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! Continue reading