PS: As March 15 will witness a solar eclipse in some parts of the world, thought of reminding specific readers about Islamic perspectives on Eclipse. Baarakallaahu feekum.
لا حَوْلَ وَلا قُوَّةَ إِلا بِالله Laa Hawla Wa Laa Quwwata Il-la Bil-laah is one of the powerful statements proclaimed by the believers in Islam.
According to the glorious Prophet, Muhammad, peace be upon him, it is “one of the treasures of Paradise”.
“How To Be A Productive Muslim: Treasures of Wisdom From the Story of Prophet Moosa and Khidr”. I found this post to be beneficial, so sharing here.
The act of ‘turning to’ someone or something involves conscious participation on the part of the one who turns. You cannot force a person to ‘turn to’ something when he is not ready or not willing to turn.
Or a person may be willing ‘to turn’ but his laziness may not let him do so. So you need to ‘put life’ into the person so as to make him active and lively.
He who laughs last, laughs best. The last laugh always gives the satisfaction of ultimate triumph or success especially after being scorned or regarded as a failure. This proverb is very much Qur’anic.
Today, jesting, jeering and mocking at Muslims and Prophet Muhammad (sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam) has become the order of the day.
The method adopted by our glorious Prophet sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam to motivate his followers into doing good deeds is simply great.
When I received this hadeeth in my mobile phone, I immediately fell in love with it.
The brother who did this picture image has presented the hadeeth in a creative and attractive way. Subhanallaah!
Qur’an is ذكر Dhikr. Qur’an is الذِّكْرَىٰ Dhikra. Qur’an is تذكرة Tadhkira as well.
Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam, the one who presented the Qur’an to the world, is مذكّر Mudhakkir. One of the purposes of the Qur’an is to make people يتذكرون ‘Yatadhak’karoon’.
So, at the outset, what is the meaning of Dhikr, Dhikra and Tadhkira?
Last Friday this was the theme of the Friday Sermon in the UAE.
Even though, every week, I give the links to download the Jumu’ah Khutbahs, I felt like including this as a separate post for the benefit of wider audience. Read on, Inshaaallah.
Man loves to see, feel and enjoy things that are pleasant. He, by nature, hates things that are unpleasant, scary or gloomy.
You feel delighted when pleasant wind touches you. When you are at a lush green area, surrounded by exquisite fountains and beautiful flowers, you have a different feeling altogether.
As the weather changes, replacing pleasant wind with fiery, strong or stormy wind, your face also changes. Your feelings go topsy-turvy. You become sad.
Qur’an presents both the scenarios and highlights an important nature of man.
Qur’an uses rich words that are mind-boggling and overwhelming. Those that create a strong and vivid impression in the minds of the readers. Qur’anic vocabulary is expressively impressive and impressively expressive.
However, the purpose of the Qur’an is not to weave rich tapestry leading to intellectual exercises and literary debates on the part of the readers but the purpose is to convey the truth in the most miraculous a manner. So the Qur’an, which is a miracle in human language, serves to guide mankind in all spheres of life.
With clinical precision, Allah says about His inimitable Book in the following words:
Yusr, Yusra or Yaseer means ease or relief and ‘Usr, ‘Usra or ‘Aseer means hardship or difficulty.
Both are part and parcel of human life.
Everybody wants to make his or her life free of hardship and difficulties.
Islam guides people as to what leads to ease and comfort and what brings misery, distress and difficulties.
While mentioning people’s attitude towards the believers and followers of Islam, the Qur’an singles out the Christians highlighting their good nature and appreciable qualities.
A beautiful description I found and wish to share with you all. Read on….Inshaaa’Allah.
Allāh repeatedly describes the great Qur’ān as being a ‘light’, unmistakable, clear in articulation and beautiful in its instructions. He, the Most High says:
“So have faith in Allāh and His Messenger and in the Light We have sent down.” (Al-Qur’ān 64:8)
Note to non-Muslim readers: Some mistake Allah to be “Muslim God” or God of Muslims. This is far from truth. Allah is the proper name of the One, True and the Only Lord of all mankind and all that exists in the heavens and the earth. He is my Creator and your Creator. He is unseen and has no images. Thank you.
Given the fact that everything belongs to Allah, this question might appear stupid or innocent.
Getting to understand something of everything that belongs to Allah will only lead one to appreciate the greatness of Allah. It will also increase your faith in your Creator.
So let’s explore what the Creator Himself says about what all belongs to Him, and Him alone.
Presenting one example of how Muslims express and justify their love for Prophet Muhammad, Peace Be Upon Him
Man is a unique creation because of his thinking faculty. We humans possess the power of reasoning. After all this is what that differentiates man from animals.
Some Qur’anic gems are first presented here for open minds and yearning hearts. Then some miraculous aspects of these verses are highlighted to kindle the thought process Inshaaallah.
The Year 2015 is observed as the International Year of Light by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. It was officially launched today at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris, France.
An initiative of UNESCO and a large consortium of scientific bodies including the prestigious 1001 Inventions, the International Year of Light will consist of coordinated activities on national, regional and international levels. Wide range of activities are planned so that people of all ages and all backgrounds can gain an appreciation for the central role of light in life, science and culture, and as a cross-cutting scientific discipline that can advance sustainable development.
Muslim intellectuals and organisations must render their total support to this global programme especially because this is the theme of Prophet Muhammad’s mission: From Darkness To Light. Continue reading
The latest French magazine issue must be taken as an opportunity to learn and proceed with new energy. We need to move from being reactive to being proactive adopting positive approach for the cause of Islam.
Islam being the way of life produced, directed, chosen, approved, inspired and powered by Allah, none in the world has any potency to extinguish His Light. None!
The whole humanity with all resources put together cannot simply wipe out the religion of Islam. One can mock at the Prophet. One can slander Muslims and defame their religion. One can draw cartoons and prove his bankruptcy of civilized behavior. Stupid absurdities cannot harm even a hair of the Prophet, peace be upon him.
Barking dogs seldom bite. But then the need of the hour is to save the fabric of humanity from the possible bites left by some ferocious beasts.
Dear Charlie Hebdo, the “champions” of Freedom of Expression.
So you did it today. Happy as you must be for making good business.
You said in your lead editorial, “For the past week, Charlie, an atheist newspaper, has achieved more miracles than all the saints and prophets combined.”
You were tiny in the print media publishing only 60,000 copies but now your print has gone up to five million copies.
Prophet Muhammad gave you good business. Isn’t this a miracle too? Continue reading
When people ridicule and mock at Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam, it really pains the global Muslim community. It pains us more when you mock at him under the garb of “freedom of expression”. Well, this pain is personal to a Muslim and people devoid of the milk of humanity will never understand such a pain.
This article is an excellent response by a Muslim to put sense in the maddening minds of Free Speech Extremists! If only they have sense!!
While browsing the web pages on the contemporary mischief called “Charlie Hebdo”, I found this well-documented article entitled ‘Freedom of Speech in France: For the Powerful, By the Powerful, With the Powerful.’ 16 shocking examples of #FreeSpeech double standards.
I am reproducing this article here with a modified title. Please read on, Inshaaallah.
A poem I wrote long back, during my college days :) Thought of reliving the past and refreshing the present love for Rasulullaah sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam.
Read and enjoy, Inshaa’allah
Long ago I had done a presentation on Shirk and Zulm. Today I felt like presenting it in the form of a picture post for the benefit of larger readership, Inshaa’allah
Assalamu Alaikum. Dear brothers and sisters: This is just a reminder post meant to take you to some worth reading links, Inshaa’allah. Thanks and Jazakallaahu Khayra.
Whenever the month of Rabi al Awwal rises in the life of a Muslim, it brings into limelight three important events from Islamic history:
1) The birth of Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam
2) The hijrah of Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam
3) The death of Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam
We Muslims do not celebrate the birth of Jesus but then we read about his birth umpteen number of times in a year.
Muslims read about Jesus – his miraculous birth, his life and teachings, his mission and miracles – in amazing details in the Qur’an.
From Surah al Baqarah to Surah as Saff, Allah mentions the name of Eesa (Jesus) 25 times in the Qur’an.
As millions of Muslims read the Qur’an on a daily basis, it is not surprising to say that we Muslims, in fact, rejoice learning about him and his mother Maryam throughout the year.
Furthermore, by following his teachings, we love, revere and honour Jesus, peace be upon him, throughout our life.
This aayah enchants me a lot: سَنُرِيهِمْ آيَاتِنَا فِي الْآفَاقِ وَفِي أَنفُسِهِمْ حَتَّىٰ يَتَبَيَّنَ لَهُمْ أَنَّهُ الْحَقُّ
“We will show them Our signs in the horizons and within themselves until it becomes clear to them that it is the truth.” (Surah Fussilat 41: 53)
And this aayah:
هُوَ الَّذِي بَعَثَ فِي الْأُمِّيِّينَ رَسُولًا مِّنْهُمْ يَتْلُو عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتِهِ وَيُزَكِّيهِمْ وَيُعَلِّمُهُمُ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَإِن كَانُوا مِن قَبْلُ لَفِي ضَلَالٍ مُّبِينٍ
“It is He who has sent among the unlettered a Messenger from themselves reciting to them His verses and purifying them and teaching them the Book and wisdom – although they were before in clear error”. (Surah al Jumu’ah 62: 2)
The myriad of meanings that the word ‘aayah’ connotes is miraculous indeed.
The verses of the Qur’an are in fact the signs of understanding for men of understanding!
While concluding this post on نصر من الله وفتح قريب I had an intention to compile the Qur’anic du’aas on seeking exclusive help and support from Allah but then Satan drifted me and I couldn’t make it that time. Today I am able to, alhamdulillaah.
We all know that the One who created us knows and understand us better. He is not only our Creator but He is also our Supporter and Helper.
At times I find students seeking clarification on these three words: ِواللهِ / باللهِ / تالله so I thought that it is better to write on this for the benefit of larger audience, Inshaa’Allah.
As the month of Safar has commenced…….
Since long time I didn’t update the e-books page. Today, alhamdulil-laah, some e-books are added to the list
We live in a busy world. If one can take time to do good things in an organised way, one would only be doing good to his own self.
This hadeeth of the Prophet ﷺ encourages us to compete and overtake others in amassing good deeds. Continue reading
Sal-lal-laahu ‘Alaihi wa Sallam, May Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him.
I read and re-read this book. Not satisfied, again read and re-read. Every time I read, the message came out live, relevant and refreshing. And how could it not be so when it is about the noble life and splendid life-style of Allah’s Messenger, Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam.
The title of the book is amazing: A Day in the life of Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam. The eminent author, Sheikh Abdul al Wahhab al Turayri, has presented the events in such a lucid manner, that you will never feel like keeping the book aside without having read it from first page down to the last.
All Praise belongs to Allah who has guided us unto this. Had it not been for His guidance, we would not have been rightly guided. Wal’laahil Azeem!
Proceed to download this e-book, Inshaa’Allah.
An excellent and innovative brain child of the pioneering author, Dr. V Abdur Rahim, At-Tibyan is very useful to those who want to learn the art of reading Qur’anic Arabic through some basic English speech sounds.
This book takes back my memory when I was personally involved in the making of the CD version of this book, and in editing the brochure and advertisement material.
The late Khateeb, Mufti and Qaari Janab Muhammad Qasim Bhopali (May Allah forgive him and grant him the highest place in Jannah) had taken keen interest in the recording of this book’s CD.
You can’t drive with a punctured wheel. And if you try driving, you will only cause accident.
In the wheel of life, there shouldn’t be any holes. Wasting time or not being punctual is an act of puncturing.
More than anyone, Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam has taught us so much about the importance of time. Islam inculcates punctuality in us.
In UAE, Saudi Arabia and some adjoining countries, Tomorrow (3rd Nov 2014) is the 10th of Muharram, popularly known as ”Aashura”. Please check out the date as to when ‘Aashura falls in your locality, and do the needful accordingly, Inshaa’Allah.
This is in response to the question, “I heard that fasting the day of ‘Aashoora’ expiates for the past year, is this true? Does it expiate for everything, even major sins? What is the reason for venerating this day?” taken from IslamQA. It is given here owing to its importance and relevance. Baarakallahu feekum.
Sharing an incredibly meaningful picture! Subhanallaah.
At times certain things happen so quickly and in succession in our personal life, and we simply call it as co-incidence. Just an hour before I was reading something about Deception in the world wide web, and when I logged into my mail id, I found this piece of reminder. The one about which I was reading minutes before. Subhanallaah.
I thought to share this with you all. It could be an inspiration for all of us especially when we are entering the New Hijri Year, 1436. It will not take more than 2 minutes. Read On…Inshaa’Allah.
PS: The New Hijri Year has commenced :) Today is the first day of the Year 1436. So 1st Muharram 1436 corresponds to Saturday, the 25th October 2014.
Presenting some info on the subject……
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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