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Take Time to Appreciate Islam!

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

While teaching a lesson on ‘Appreciating the Gifts of Allah’ to Grade 5 students, I asked them:

Tell me some gifts that Allah has given you in your life.

Many students said: Parents, water, money, friends, family, knowledge, eyes, brain etc. etc.

One boy simply said, ‘ISLAM, Sir! Islam is a Gift from Allah’.  Continue reading

March 19, 2017 Posted by | Islam: Greatest Liberating Force on earth!, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Library Update

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Have a look at the additions to the Library, alhamdulillaah

Baarakallaah.  Continue reading

March 13, 2017 Posted by | E-books | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Heart: Fu’aad, Qalb and Sadr

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In the Qur’an, Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’aala uses three words to describe our hearts:

QALB, FU’AAD and SADR. We know that every Arabic word is chosen for a reason, yet all three of these words for the most part are translated as “heart.” As usual, the intricate meanings of these words are not captured in the translation.

So, what is their difference?  Continue reading

March 11, 2017 Posted by | Heart and the Qur'an, Kalimaat: Qur'anic Words | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Surah al Kahf presents Two Types of Hearts

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In Surah al Kahf, Allah subhanahu wa Ta’aala mentions two groups of people with two contrasting attitudes emerging from two types of hearts. Subhanallaah.  Continue reading

March 6, 2017 Posted by | Reflections, Surah al Kahf | , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Taaghuut. What is Taaghuut?

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Qur’anic words are more complex, richer and eloquent. They convey myriad of meanings.

Translators find it difficult to convey their precise interpretation. Taaghuut is one such word.

The best approach would be to retain such a word without translating it, and let the Qur’anic Arabic speak for itself.  Continue reading

February 26, 2017 Posted by | Kalimaat: Qur'anic Words, Qur'anic Phrases, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Explanation of the Hadeeth of the Man who killed 99 men!

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This is a beautiful compilation of explanations of the famous Hadeeth of the “Man who Killed 99 Men” explained by Imaam An-Nawawi, Muhammad bin Salih Al-Uthaymeen, and Salim Al-Hilalee.

This small book of 38 pages includes important fataawaa from Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah bin Baz about At-Tawbah plus Rulings on Repentance from Riyaadhus Saliheen.  Continue reading

February 17, 2017 Posted by | E-books | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It is sinful to celebrate Valentine’s Day

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Why Muslims Should Not Celebrate Valentine’s Day?

This question may be answered in several ways:  Continue reading

February 12, 2017 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide”.

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When things get worse, it only means that they are gonna be better.

Islamic history is witness to the fact that whenever Muslims touched their lowest ebb, there had always been a turning of the tide.

These are the days of distress for the global Muslim Ummah. The Muslims the world over, especially those in the Americas are passing through their trying and testing times.

Hope and Faith are important at this crucial juncture. If you lose hope, you lose faith. If you lose faith, you lose everything!

Let’s recall and remember that many a time in history, Allah subhanahu wa Ta’aala brought victory to the Muslim Ummah even when the odds were seemingly against them.

In this post, let me recall some colourful snapshots from the album of Islamic history so we cheer up and fill our hearts with hope, inshaaAllah.  Continue reading

February 10, 2017 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

An Introduction to Tajweed

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Learning to read the Qur’an in a proper and correct way, is one of the many obligatory duties of a Muslim.

Recitation gets better and beautiful as one continues to read the Qur’an, meticulously following the Rules and Techniques Qur’anic Recitation (Tajweed)

If you want to learn the Art of Qur’anic Recitation in the most beautiful and sublime manner, then this is the Book for you. Continue reading

January 12, 2017 Posted by | E-books, How to Recite the Qur'an, Tajweed | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Types of Salah and their Validity

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Presenting a collection on Different Types of Salah with sound argument and authentic references. Hope this helps all brothers and sisters, InshaaAllah.

Prayers are given as per alphabetical order.  Continue reading

December 30, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Insights into Aayatul Kursi

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This post is an excerpt from the Friday Sermon on Aayatul Kursi which is indeed the Greatest Ayah of the glorious Qur’an.  Continue reading

December 24, 2016 Posted by | Aayatul Kursi, Du'aa - General, Du'aas - Prophetic | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Friday Sermon on Prophet Muhammad

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Friday Khutbah dated 9th Dec/10th Rabi al Awwal in the masajid of the UAE was on the topic “The Gifted Mercy”. Indeed Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is Mercy Personified.  Continue reading

December 9, 2016 Posted by | Friday Khutbah in UAE, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Trio in Rabi al Awwal

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Note: As the month of Rabi al Awwal has commenced, this re-post serves as a reminder of the historical trio.

Whenever the month of Rabi al Awwal rises in the life of a Muslim, it brings into limelight Three Significant Events from Islamic history:  Continue reading

November 30, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Answers to Prophetic Family Quiz

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Here are the Answers to the Quiz on the Names of the Prophetic Family. Those who missed the Questions can find them here

Jazakumullaahu Khayra.  Continue reading

November 28, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Did ‘U’ know These Names of the Prophetic Family?

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There are many names connected with the family of the glorious Messenger of Allah – Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him – that start with the English alphabet ‘U’. Can you recall and identify who were they and how they were related to him?

Their names are: 1. Ubaydah, 2. Ubaydullah, 3. Umamah, 4. Umarah, 5. Umaymah, 6. Umar, 7. Umayr, 8. Umm Ayman, 9. Umm al Fadl, 10. Umm Habeebah, 11. Umm Hani, 12. Umm Kulthum, 13. Umm Ruman, 14. Ummu Salamah, 15. Usamah, 16. Utaybah, 17. Utbah and 18. Uthman.

I am not giving their full names as it would be like giving clues 🙂 Continue reading

November 25, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Shariah is for Human Welfare

Today ‘Shariah‘ is projected in the media as if it is something dreadful!

The hate-merchants, with all their propaganda, overt and covert agenda, would like you to ‘believe’ that Shariah is warfare while the fact is that Shariah is for human welfare!

In reality it is a ‘Clear Path’ laid down by the Almighty Himself so that man can legislate his affairs in the light of His guidance.

Linguistically, the word “Shariah” means “the way to a waterhole”. Continue reading

November 21, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Facts About Safar

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Dear sisters and brothers, Assalamu Alaikum.

The 2nd month of the Islamic Calendar has commenced, alhamdulillaah.

Quoting authentic references, I would like to dispel certain false beliefs and superstitious customs which are unfortunately found prevalent among some sections of Muslim society with regard to the month of Safar.  Continue reading

November 1, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Peace First. Peace Last.

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

What do you think of a Community whose Calendar Year Starts and Ends with a Sacred Month?

What do you understand about a month being Sacred?

You think Muslims are terrorists and their religion promotes terrorism? How misguided!

Today let me hurl or dash the truth against falsehood. And woe to you for what you utter!!  Continue reading

October 17, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months, Reflections | , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Muslim and the Hijrah of All Times

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Whenever Allah gives us an opportunity to witness the New Year, we must always try to go back to our roots and understand what it is means to be a Muslim, and what is the relevance of hijrah in our life.

So the simple question is: Who is a Muslim?

And What is the hijrah for the modern day Muslim?

Suffice is to quote a relevant hadeeth here: Continue reading

October 14, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Aashoora and Ten Sparkling Gems That Normally Go Unnoticed!

‘Aashoora comes, ‘Aashoora goes. Some observe fast, many don’t.

Some know the reason why they fast on the 10th of Muharram, some hardly know it.  Continue reading

October 10, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months, Prophets of Islam, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Fasting on the 9th and 10th of Muharram. Do not ignore saying it’s just a Sunnah!!

Monday, 10 October is the 9th of Muharram in the Middle East, UK, Europe, USA and many other countries. It is Mustahab to fast on the 9th of Muharram along with the 10th as per the following hadeeth:  Continue reading

October 9, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

As the New Islamic Year commences…

PS: As the New Islamic Year – 1438 – commences I extend my heartiest congratulations to one and all 🙂

Sharing a few relevant posts and related links on this gracious occasion.

Hijrah, the basis of Islamic Calendar

1437 years have passed since the Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam made his epoch-making journey called Hijrah.

Islam, unlike other religions, is not found on hero-worship.  Continue reading

September 27, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Library Update: THE HISTORY OF AL TABARI

Tarikh al-Rusul wa’l muluk‘Annals of the Apostles and Kings’, by Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari (839-923), is by common consent the most important universal history produced in the world of Islam.

This monumental work explores the history of the ancient nations, the prophets, the rise of Islam and the history of the Islamic World down to the year 915 AD / 302 AH i.e The Return of the Caliphate to Baghdad: (The Caliphates of al-Mu’tadid, al-Muktafi and al-Muqtadir)

It is divided here in 40 Volumes (Including Index) each of which covers about two hundred pages of the original Arabic text. Continue reading

September 17, 2016 Posted by | E-books, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Celebrating Eid the Islamic Way!

Dear brothers and sisters….

……by this time, you must have done some of the things mentioned here, and, I am sure you would love to do many more, InshaaAllah. Go ahead and Enjoy Your Eid, InshaaAllah….

The days of the two Eids, Eid al Fitr and Eid al Adhaa, are the days of joy and happiness, and these days are singled out for some acts of worship, special practices, and traditions, including the following:  Continue reading

September 13, 2016 Posted by | celebrating EID, Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Eid al Adhaa Mubaarak :)

تقبّل الله منّا ومنكم  May Allah accept it from us and you. EID MUBAARAK to You 🙂

Alhamdulillaah, here are a few important links on Eid Eid Adha, Sacrifice & the Day of Sacrifice, the Days of Tashreeq, Eid Takbeer etc.  Continue reading

September 11, 2016 Posted by | Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments