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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

The Duaa of Arafah is the Essence of Islam

PS: This is a repost.

Hajj is Tawheed, pure and simple. Tawheed is Islam, great and splendid.

The Hadeeth often quoted on the occasion of Arafah is in fact the sum and substance of what Islam is all about.

Let us read this hadeeth first, Inshaa’Allah: Continue reading

September 10, 2016 Posted by | Hajj related, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Arafah: What a Great Day This is! Subhanallaah!

Presenting here a collection of ahaadeeth on the significance and virtues of the Day of Arafah.

In addition, a few Jumu’ah Khutbahs on Arafah and Eid al Adhaa are also given here.  Continue reading

September 9, 2016 Posted by | Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Timeless Message of Hajj

Hope this article serves as a timely reminder of the timelessness of Hajj, InshaaAllah.

Islamic terms are powerfully loaded with meanings and connotations. Translating them in English is like belittling their importance and import.

Hajj, when translated as ‘pilgrimage’ dilutes the very spirit of this great Islamic practice. Pilgrimage means ‘a journey of devotion’ which Hajj does include but then goes beyond it. Continue reading

September 8, 2016 Posted by | Hajj related, Inspiration, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Best Days of the World are HERE!

Dhul-Hijjah 1437 Diary: 

1st Day of Dhul-Hijjah: Saturday, 3rd Sept, 2016
Day of Arafah : Sunday, 11th Sept, 2016
Eid-al-Adha: Monday, 12th Sept, 2016  Continue reading

September 2, 2016 Posted by | Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Hajj, Umrah, Ziyarah……and Dhul Hijjah

This is a re-post of this Blog’s Hajj Page.

You will find amazing resources here, InshaaAllah. Continue reading

August 30, 2016 Posted by | Hajj related, Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

How Ramadhaan fasts + 6 Shawwal fasts make fasting every day?

Eid-ul-Fitr marks the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Islamic calendar.

Fasting six days of the month of Shawwal is mentioned in authentic ahadeeth.

Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: 

“Whosoever fasted in Ramadhaan and then followed up with six fasting days of Shawwal, it is like fasting every day.” (Muslim) Continue reading

July 8, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eid Greetings You Can Use :)

Some beautiful picture images you can use through Social Media while greeting each other in an Islamic manner, InshaaAllah. Continue reading

July 7, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eid Mubaarak with Eid Package :)

I extend my hearty Eid Greetings to all my dear brothers and sisters. 

TaQaB’Balal-Laahu-Minna-Wa-Minkum. 

This Eid Package is for You :)  Continue reading

July 3, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Ehtesaab in the Nights of Laylatul Qadr

At the time when we are reviving our spirits during the last days of Ramadhaan 1437, I just want to recall the hadeeth on Qiyamul Layl and share a few practical tips towards Muhasabah. 

This will not take more than 5-7 minutes of your precious time, InshaaAllah.

The hadeeth of Rasoolullaah goes like this:  Continue reading

July 1, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Du’aa of Laylatul Qadr

Laylatul Qadr nights have come to embrace us …. alhamdulillaah🙂

PS: Tonight (Friday) is the Fourth Odd (27th) Night in places where Ramadhaan commenced on 6th June.

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Qur’an motivates its readers to reflect upon its verses.

In fact reflection is one of the purposes of the Qur’an.

Let us reflect over the encouraged du’aa of Laylatul Qadr along with some related  aayaat (verses) of the glorious Book of Allah, Inshaaallah.  Continue reading

June 25, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Laylatul Qadr: Gearing Up for the Golden Moments!

Allah declares that the Night He sent down His inimitable Book is better than a thousand months.

Laylatul Qadr pic

And this Blessed Night falls in one of the odd nights of the last ten nights of Ramadhaan.

You must be aware that in Islamic calendar night comes first and then the day. So please be reminded that: In places where Ramadhaan commenced on 6th June 2016the odd nights will fall on:

25th June (21st Night), 27th June (23rd Night), 29th June (25th Night), 1st July (27th Night) and 3rd July (29th Night)……Inshaaallah.

and in places where Ramadhaan commenced on7th June 2016the odd nights will fall on:

26th June (21st Night), 28th June (23rd Night), 30th June (25th Night), 2nd July (27th Night) and 4th July (29th Night)……Inshaaallah.

I would like to present a few facts on this Blessed Night,  alhamdulillah.  Continue reading

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

Today, 1435 years ago, was the Distinctly Distinguishing Day!

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!

Yes! It was the Day of the Battle of Badr….. Continue reading

June 22, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Through one Du’aa, you Seek Refuge from 23 hateful things!

Not only our Prophet sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam said, “الدعاء هو العبادة“, “Du’aa (Supplication) is Worship”, he has also shown us the way through numerous supplications that are simple and splendid indeed.

Through this one Prophetic du’aa, you seek refuge in Allah from 23 hateful things, Subhanallaah!

Also, you have the benefit of learning 23 Arabic words apart from the key phrase, ‘Allahumma Innee A’oozhubika Min…’ ‘O Allah! I seek refuge in You from…’

Inability, Laziness, Cowardice, Miserliness, Senility, Hardheartedness, Heedlessness, Deprivation, Disgrace, Misery, Absolute Poverty, Disbelief, Rebellion, Dissension, Hypocrisy, Seeking Fame, Showing off, Deafness, Being Mute, Insanity, Leprosy, Leucoderma and Bad Sickness. 

Please proceed to download the colour-coded du’aa in PDF, InshaaAllah.  Continue reading

June 18, 2016 Posted by | Du'aas - Prophetic, Du'aas - Qur'anic | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

“O Allah! Bless Us in What You’ve Given…”

Allahumma Baarik Lana Feema A’tayt is a beautiful du’aa indeed.

It means ‘O Allah! Bless Us in What You’ve Given Us’. 

We need to know why we need Allah’s Blessings in what we have with us.

I read this beautiful explanation of the phrase وَبَارِكْ لِي فِيمَا أَعْطَيْتَ – Wa Baarik lee feema A’tayt“Bless me in what You have given…” by Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen, and shared with my readers last Ramadhaan. Re-posting this insightful content as it is worth sharing again. Continue reading

June 17, 2016 Posted by | Du'aas - Prophetic | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Limited Days, Unlimited Nonsense, and a Verse of Warning!

أَيَّامًا مَّعْدُودَاتٍ – Ayyaamam Ma’duudaat – is the apt description for the Month of Fasting. Limited Number of Days!

So limited that you don’t know how fast its days pass until you end up saying: Allah! It is as if Ramadhaan started just now…and see these many days flew away!

Yes…1/3rd 1/2 of Ramadhaan 1437 is gone!! Subhanallaah! 

Precious moments must be valued and treasured. Not wasted in unnecessary and vain pursuits!  Continue reading

June 15, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Reflections, Surah Tawbah | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

It is Jazakallaah Khayra, not just Jazakallaah!

When someone does any favour or says something good, you show your gratitude to him by saying ‘Thank You’. As a Muslim, it is better to prefer saying “Jazakallah Khayra” which means ‘May Allah reward you with goodness’. 

Some Muslims do not say this in full. They simply say or text message: ‘Jazakallah’.

Of course, no one intends to mean evil or say bad. But then it is always good to use the full phrase ‘Jazakallah Khayra’. 

There are three basic reasons for this: Continue reading

June 10, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Ramadhaan Mubaarak :)

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuhu.

When the mega month of Ramadhaan rises in a Muslim’s life, he compliments himself on this singular good fortune and becomes agog with excitement. He has been given a golden opportunity to refine himself through fasting and through the spiritual nourishment of the glorious Qur’an. The whole community rises to the occasion and greets the month which brings in its wake innumerable possibilities and privileges. 

In this splendid scenario, this Post is dedicated to all brothers & sisters in Islam, alhamdulillah.

While I wish you a Happy Ramadhaan, I pray to Allah to shower His choicest Blessings upon you and your family in this blessed month, and all throughout the year. May Allah give us the Tawfeeq to put things into practice and may He accept all our sincere efforts and worship. Aameen.

Here are some beneficial reads to get inspired, InshaaAllah….. Continue reading

June 6, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Don’t Miss Ramadhaan’s First Night

🙂 Wishing all my readers RAMADHAAN MUBAARAK:)

With the approach of Ramadan every year, I always recall the following Prophetic hadith:

“My people (Ummah) are granted five gifts that no prophet before me had been given. First, when it is the first night of Ramadan, Allah looks at His servants. He will never punish those at whom He looks. Second, the smell of their mouths when night approaches is more pleasant [to Allah] than the scent of musk. Third, angels seek Allah’s forgiveness for them everyday and night. Fourth, Allah commands Paradise saying, ‘Be prepared and adorned for My servants; they are about to be relieved from the pains of the worldly life and move to My Home and Honor.’ Fifth, when it is the last night (of Ramadan) Allah forgives the sins of all people.” Thereupon, a man asked, “Is it the night of Qadr (Power)?” He (the Prophet) said, “No, don’t you see that once workers finish their tasks, they take their wages?” (Ahmad and Al-Bazzar) Continue reading

 

June 5, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

10 Qur’an Reading Ideas

Ideas help us grow. And grow stronger.

Here are Ten Ideas, and if you have any, you’ re most welcome to share.  Continue reading

June 3, 2016 Posted by | How to Recite the Qur'an, Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Qur'an Reading Ideas, Reflections, Virtues of Qur'an Recitation | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

As the Mother of All Months is Near…

Two things I thought of sharing with you all.

One, a short and insightful reading on the Meaning of the word ‘Ramadhaan’.    

Two, a Jumu’ah Speech on the topic Is your heart ready for Ramadhaan?  Continue reading

May 31, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Ramadhaan With Muhammadur Rasoolullah

When you love a person you want be like him. This is especially and spectacularly true when it comes to the love of Muslims towards their beloved Prophet sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam. To quote Ustadh (late) Khurram Murad,

“Indeed, never in history has a man influenced mankind, even beyond his death, so deeply and so pervasively as he has. He brings light and peace to countless hearts and lives. They love him more dearly than their own selves. In him they find their greatest source of inspiration and guidance. He is the ultimate norm and the perfect example for them…….”

The upcoming Ramadhaan will bring in its wake yet another opportunity for the Muslims worldwide to relive and demonstrate, once again, their unflinching love and reverence to the greatest man ever. Continue reading

May 29, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

One Juz A Day with Nouman Ali Khan

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu.

Presenting a Brief Tadabbur of the glorious Qur’an.

Take Time to listen to the short explanation of some verses from each Juz per day.

5-10 minutes of listening will bring positive & fruitful changes in your life, inshaaAllah.

Baarakallahu Feekum.  Continue reading

May 28, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments