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Some Common Mistakes in Ramadhaan

Let us try to avoid these mistakes this Ramadhaan, InshaaAllah.  Continue reading

May 24, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Letter to all Muslim Brothers…about Sisters!

Note 1: Sisters also to read this:) InshaaAllah. Note 2: This is a re-post of a 2012 article.

Dear brothers in Islam, Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah.

This is to request all Muslim men – husbands, fathers, fathers-in-law, sons and brothers – to consider these two principal verses of the Glorious Qur’an and appreciate the graciousness of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’aala.

Salah (Prayer) and Sawm (Fasting) are two most important pillars of Islam. The interesting point to note is that Allah, while enjoining these obligatory acts of worship, uses a particular phrase that needs our attention, and because of which I said we must appreciate the graciousness of Allah, and of course the humane aspect of Islam.  Continue reading

May 23, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on A Letter to all Muslim Brothers…about Sisters!

Ramadhaan Quiz

Take this Quiz to refresh your knowledge, InshaaAllah.

This will also facilitate you in the upcoming Ramadhaan, InshaaAllah. Continue reading

May 20, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Making the Most of Ramadhaan

As Ramadhaan is round the corner, you may come across lots of books/articles on internet about Fasting, Zakah etc.

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 topmost 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, no problem read it again as Reminder Benefits Muslims.  Continue reading

May 15, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

The Effective Approach of Highly Efficient Muslims in Shabaan

  

Sha’bān is the month where last year’s account of good and bad actions for every individual ascends to Allāh. As we know, there are four instances when our actions ascend to Allāh: the daily record, weekly record, yearly record, and the whole life record. [1] Continue reading

May 11, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months, Personality Development | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Alternatives to Memorizing the Qur’an

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu.

As some may find it difficult to memorize the selected portion given in the previous post or some may not like the unconventional style of doing Hifdh of the verses selected on thematic basis, I am presenting the memorization schedule in a different way.

Here are some Alternatives to Memorizing the glorious Qur’an in the month of Shabaan and Ramadhaan, InshaaAllah.  Continue reading

May 8, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Memorizing the Qur'an | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Qur’an Memorization in Ramadhaan Through Shabaan

PS: Welcoming Shabaan :)

By the grace of Allah, the files are ready, alhamdulillaah.

Are you ready to take up the assignment?

The Hifdh Plan which I am presenting here is thematic. In most cases, one ayah per day is selected for memorization. However, depending on the context and the continuation of the meaning, it runs into the next ayah.

A few points to consider if you are willing to memorize from the glorious Qur’an, InshaaAllah.  Continue reading

May 6, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Memorizing the Qur'an, Ramadan Gift, Ramadhan and We! | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

None has any right to misguide!

While attending a contact class during my B.Ed. degree course, I remember one Professor saying, “A teacher has the right to teach. He has the right not to teach. But never has he any right to misguide.”

He was very true. And he was not of Muslim faith! May Allah have mercy on him.

You must be wondering why am I saying this here, and now?  Continue reading

May 4, 2016 Posted by | Isra and Me'raj, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

3 Graciously Beautiful Gifts of Me’raaj

Dear brothers and sisters, Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahamtullahi Wa Barakatuhu.

On the occasion of Al Israa wal Me’raaj, i.e. the glorious Prophet’s Night Journey and Ascension, Allah subhanahu wa Ta’aala gifted His beloved Messenger and his followers, three beautifully gracious and graciously beautiful gifts, the likes of which no community on earth ever got!  Continue reading

April 30, 2016 Posted by | Isra and Me'raj | , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

An Open Letter To my dear Jumu’ah Muslim

My dear Muslim brother. Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu.

Hope you receive this letter in good health.

I am sure you had been to a Masjid today to perform the Friday Prayer.

Well brother….If you think going to Masjid on other days is less important, then try going to your office or job once in a week.  Continue reading

April 22, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Qur’an Quiz on Prophets and Messengers

This PDF file was hiding in my hard disk since over 5 years, and I do not know the source to give credit.

The Quiz is done brilliantly. Clues have been given so that it guides one to get to the right answer.

Though this is meant for young boys and girls, even elders can give a try:) InshaaAllah. Continue reading

April 17, 2016 Posted by | Qur'an Quiz | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Allaah – A Name That Heals

This is an edited version of a very complex and insightful article by Prof. U Muhammad Iqbal published in Radiance. I have taken the liberty to edit simplifying the discussion to the basic idea given in the title: Allah, A Name that Heals. Very interesting and inspiring indeed. Continue reading

April 13, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

The Truth About Hateem

A few points about Hateem are worth knowing. Here you go….

1. Hateem is a semicircular wall on one side of the Ka’bah, the extremities of which are in a line with the sides of the Ka’bah, and distant about six feet leaving an opening.  Continue reading

April 11, 2016 Posted by | Ka'bah | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Month of Rajab

Alhamdulillah, as Rajab, the 7th month of the Islamic Calendar, has commenced, and there are many misunderstandings and doubts about certain things to be done or not in this sacred month, I am re-posting some Rajab-related matters in the form of questions and answers. Hope this helps, InshaaAllah.

1. What are the four sacred months in Islam? Continue reading

April 7, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

O Mankind…!

Dear non-believers in Islam,

May God’s Peace and Blessings be upon you.

Most of you ‘believe’ that Qur’an is for Muslims alone. No way! Qur’an is for all.

Well, this is not your mistake. My community is responsible for this general misunderstanding among non-Muslims worldwide.

In this post, you will find a collection of verses from the glorious Qur’an addressing mankind. Before you proceed, I would like to briefly clarify two things.  Continue reading

April 4, 2016 Posted by | O MANKIND! | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Who is bothered when boys attain puberty?

When a female child in a Muslim family gets her first menses, the whole family gets to know about it!  Boys in the family start giggling that something has happened to their sister or cousin. Some shameless Muslim families even ‘celebrate’ the occasion! ‘Our daughter has attained puberty’!!

In case of boys, neither the boy knows the Islamic indication and implication of attaining puberty nor his parents bother to teach him the etiquette of puberty and the responsibilities it brings alongside.  Continue reading

April 2, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Teenage Issues | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Islamic Education Series

Dear readers, Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu.

The series of Twelve Text Books authored by Maulvi Abdul Aziz are very popular especially in the GCC countries as well as in India and Pakistan. They are prescribed as curriculum text books for teaching-learning of Islamic Studies as a subject. 

As the new academic year is round the corner for many schools in Asia particularly, thought of uploading these beautiful books for download. I hope some parents, teachers and students would find these books to their advantage, InshaaAllah. Continue reading

March 30, 2016 Posted by | E-books, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Of Sleep and Death!

Do you know that Allah takes our souls in our sleep?

And it is His mercy and decree that He returns our souls to our bodies after having taken it during our sleep!

He tells us this spiritual-cum-scientific fact in Surah Az-Zumar of the glorious Qur’an: Continue reading

March 28, 2016 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Some Facts About Sleep

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu.

Sharing this interesting post as a prelude to my next write-up, inshaaAllah…

About sleep, Allah Subhanahu wa ta’aala mentioned in the Holy Qur’an that “Among His signs is sleep” (30:23) and “and made your sleep for rest” (78:9) Continue reading

March 26, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Wonders of Water in the Qur’an

Allah is the Creator of water. And water is the source of life.

People use water for their survival, and forget its Creator!

As water is essential to life, so is the Creator.

The more you appreciate the blessings of water in your life, the more grateful you will be to your Creator.

Presenting, in a nutshell, some facts from the glorious Qur’an and the noble hadeeth on the occasion of World Water Day for everyone including the men in the United Nations to reflect and draw lessons, InshaaAllah.  Continue reading

March 22, 2016 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Do not forget your share of the world!

This ayah from Surah al Qasas seeks to strike balance between dunya and Aakhirah.

Your involvement in worldly activities should not go to such extent that you tend to forget Aakhirah and the life to come.

Similarly your involvement in religious or spiritual activities should not make you an ascetic in that you tend to ignore the lawful enjoyment that this world has to offer. Continue reading

March 20, 2016 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Be a Citron!

Attitudes towards the glorious Qur’an and categories of people.

An amazing hadeeth, MaashaaAllah!  Continue reading

March 17, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Qur'an and Muslims | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

An Inspiring Story of All Times

PS: I wrote this post 4 years ago when this blog had not many followers/readers. Don’t know whether you have read this before. If yes, thank you so much and Jazakallah Khayr. If not, please read and share, InshaaAllah. And btw, this is one of my best write-ups, alhamdulillah,  and I am glad to say this. Baarakallaahu Feekum. 

‘Then He will not neglect us’.

Can you recall which blessed Muslim woman in history said this uniquely inspiring statement? If your answer was Hajar, then you guessed it right!

Do you know the background in which this exceptionally bold lady uttered this revolutionary statement – a statement which I feel has assumed the shape of a dew drop that is permanently embedded in the cheek of time! Continue reading

March 13, 2016 Posted by | Reblogs, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on An Inspiring Story of All Times

Medical References at the Shadows of Surah al Kahf

‘The Medical Miracles of the Qur’an’ is a resourceful book authored by Dr. Sharif Kaf al Ghazal, and published by The Islamic Foundation, Leicester.

I am sharing a beautiful description about sleep, hearing and related points. The author discusses about the medical aspects from the story of the Ashaab al Kahf, the Sleepers of the Cave, from the amazing Surah al Kahf.  

Read, enjoy and glorify Allah for revealing the glorious Qur’an for the welfare of mankind.  Continue reading

March 10, 2016 Posted by | Qur'an and Science, Qur'an's Miracles, Surah al Kahf | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Found a Bad Friend. Let him get lost!

While writing about the Numbers in the Qur’an, I noticed that I missed one type that should have actually gone into the post, ‘Categories of Friends in the Qur’an’.

This lost ‘friend’ is actually a bad companion. And without knowing about him or her in the first place, you cannot brush him/her aside by saying ‘Get Lost’!

So let us first know who this 12th category of friend is, and then let us make every possible effort to distance ourselves from him or her, InshaaAllah. Continue reading

March 8, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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