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!
Originally posted on YasSarNal QuR'aN:
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.
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…….