Making Sound, Distracting Attention, Silencing opponents, Dominating the world!
This precisely is the Jihad of imperialism.
But then how it is related to laghw? Continue reading
Arabic is a language par excellence. And Qur’anic Arabic is a miracle of all miracles!
Even though Lugha and Laghw come from the same root they are very different in meaning and connotations.
Laghw is foolish talk, nonsense, ineffectual, ungrammatical language.
Lugha is dialect, idiom, language, expression, word, jargon, lingo, vernacular, term.
I want to highlight two things here. Continue reading
One of the side effects of advancement in technology is innovations in the arena called al laghw.
The emerging trends in al laghw has brought drastic changes in the lifestyle of the contemporary society.
If you want to go against the flow, you have to take it as a jihad. Continue reading
Today, you look at them in high esteem. Tomorrow you will love to see them become the lowest of the low!
You take pride in following them. Later you will regret.
Today, they are your inspiration. Soon they’ll become the cause of your perspiration!
It will not take much time for today’s honour to become tomorrow’s disgrace!
So beware and take heed. Continue reading
What may be the world’s oldest fragments of the Qur’an have been found by the University of Birmingham………Subhanallaah!
Reproducing the BBC News…. Continue reading
Should it be ‘Eid Mubaarak’ or ‘Eid Saeed’?
or ‘Khayr Mubaarak’?, as some urdu-speaking Muslims would like to say!
or should it be the popular Arab greeting ‘Kullu ‘Aamun wa Antum Bikhair’?
As Eid-ul-Fitr is around the corner, presenting some important things that we all must know about, Inshaaallah
As pointed out in the post Ramadhaan is Seeker’s Paradise Allah wants us to call upon Him more and more in the blessed month of Ramadhaan as the Doors of Paradise are open and He is ever-ready to bestow His infinite blessings. He has even reserved a Special and Exclusive Gate called Ar-Rayyaan to honour those who respond to His Call by observing fast in the month of Ramadhaan.
Even though the feeling that Allah is Near is more distinct in the month of Ramadhaan, the fact is that He is Near and closer to you than yourself not just in the month of Ramadhaan but also all through your life! Allah has conveyed this Good News to you through His glorious Messenger, Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam, through the medium of this noble ayah:
“وَبَارِكْ لِي فِيمَا أَعْطَيْتَ” – Wa Baarik lee feema A’tayt – “Bless me in what You have given…” is a phrase that occurs in Du’aa al Qunoot.
Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen has given a beautiful explanation of this phrase….
Alhamdulillaah, the Last Ten Days of Ramadhaan, especially the Laylatul Qadr nights, have come to embrace us and shower immense blessings upon us, Inshaa’Allah.
‘Aa’ishah (radiyallaahu anha) said:
“When the last ten days (of Ramadan) would come, the Prophet (sal-lal-laahu `alaihi wa sallam) would spend his nights in worship, wake his family (at night), exert himself and tighten his Izaar (waist-cloth).”
…. please continue reading to know the dates of Laylatul Qadr nights and also to find great resources….Baarakallahu Feekum.
The paradox of contemporary Muslim society is that we do exactly opposite of what we are told not to do. May Allah forgive us!
To mention two cases in relation to Ramadhaan.
Commemorating and Getting Inspired. Baarakallaahu Feekum.
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17th Ramadhaan, 2nd Year of Hijrah.
The sun never rose before to make such an unique day.
The sun never set before without writing such an inspiring history.
The day that witnessed the most decisive battle ever fought in the history of the world!
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Have you heard about this prayer? If yes, alhamdulillaah. If not, then let us learn about it and practice it accordingly, Inshaaallah.
In this post, you will learn about Salatut Tawbah – the Prayer of Repentance – its status in Islam, the reason for its prescription, how and when can it be offered.
“so woe to those who read them without reflecting upon them”. This statement which is part of a Sahih Hadeeth should serve as a warning to all those who read the glorious Qur’an without reflecting upon its verses or pondering over them.
While we Muslims read a lot from the Book of Allah in the blessed month of Ramadhaan, I pray to Almighty Allah to shower upon us the grace of wisdom to understand and reflect over the teachings of His glorious and gracious Book. Aameen.
It is as if just now Ramadhaan started, and see how fast we are in to its ninth day! Truly, these أَيّامًا مَعدودٰتٍ limited number of days pass faster than we think! Subhanallaah!
Imaam Shafi’ said the truth when he compared life to an ice-cube. It melts quickly and in no time! One day death will strike us, and we will be no more!!
Here is a collection of the verses of the glorious Qur’an in which Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’aala directs His last and final Messenger, Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam, to tell to His servants about Himself and His expectations so that His believing servants execute His commands in order to win His Paradise.
There are two blessed times for Du’aa for those who observe fast in the month of Ramadhaan. This simple fact is explained beautifully and in a creative way by Sr. Shawana A Aziz, and the work is worth sharing, alhamdulillaah.
Reminder Benefits Believers!
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Dear sisters and brothers, Assalamu Alaikum.
Come Ramadhaan and you find the Mus’haf in the hands of countless Muslims worldwide. It is pertinent here to ask oneself: ‘Why am I reading the Qur’an?’
Ustaadh Khurram Murad mentions Eight Points for approaching the Qur’an with the purity of intention. Please pause at the end of each point and ask yourself: ‘Why am I reading the Qur’an?’
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Wishing all my dear followers, readers and blog visitors a Happy and Blessed Ramadhaan. RAMADHAAN MUBAARAK!
Note: Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah. I am re-posting this with the intention to spread the word that Qur’an should be read with understanding. Baarakallahu Feekum.
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There are many “religious” books available in the spiritual supermarkets of the world. How many of them tell their readers or followers to ponder and reflect over their teachings?
Do you know that there are some wonderful religious books – so “wonderful” that you don’t need a brain to understand!
The Qur’an never makes its readers mentally-challenged! Alhamdulillaah.
The Qur’an is unique. It tells you to think. It makes you to think.
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Some useful links and e-books on Ramadhaan ……alhamdulillaah.
As Fifteenth Night of the month of Shabaan is one typical example of innovation in religion, let’s find out the truth behind it.
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.
Found this interesting, so thought of sharing it…..
When Umar ibn al-Khattab radi allahu `anhu (may Allah be pleased with him) was walking in the market, he passed by a man who was supplicating, “O Allah, make us of Your ‘few’ servants! O Allah make us of Your ‘few’ servants!”.
Tayyib is that which is “Good, Clean, Pure, Wholesome, Pleasant, Blessed, Chaste, and Pious”.
Khabīth is that which is “Bad, Evil, Wicked, Impure, Corrupt. Vicious, Obscene, Sinful”.
العقل السليم في الجسم السليم ‘A sound mind in a sound body’ is a popular proverb of a bygone era.
The modern version is الجسم السليم في العقل السليم ‘A sound body in a sound mind’.
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.