An effort in f a c i l i t a t i o n

Test Your Hifdh Knowledge

This link is very useful for those who know different Surahs by heart, definitely beneficial for those who have memorized the whole Qur’an. However it is good to give it at least a try inShaaAllah. 

Google Docs – TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF QUR’AN MEMORIZATION – Main Page. For sub-pages go to this link

May Allah reward those who took time and effort to do this noble service in the cause of His noble Book. Baarakallaahu Feekum.

November 12, 2019 Posted by | Qur'an and Muslims, Qur'an Quiz, Quran Memorization | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Prophetic Code

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This e-book is nicely done. It’s informative, appealing and to the point. Please proceed to download, inShaaAllah. Continue reading

October 18, 2019 Posted by | E-books, Loving the Prophet | , , , , | 2 Comments

Adopt Gradation in Teaching Children

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From the Story of Prophet Musa and al Khidr, one of the many lessons learnt is to Stop Being Judgmental.

From the point of view of a Teacher/Parent, we learn another lesson: Adopt gradation in addressing and warning your children! Be Polite and at the same time stern in your voice!! Continue reading

October 3, 2019 Posted by | Surah al Kahf | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Not Being Judgmental: Lessons from Surah al Kahf

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In today’s world judging people, giving unnecessary and unsolicited advice has become the norm of the day. When you post a certain post in the social media, for example, you find immediate reaction from some members of the group. They are ready to give their judgement about you and your post. And then, you know, the arguments and counter-arguments start, which at times lead to unhealthy developments among the members of the group.

I was thinking about this last Friday while reading the beautiful story of Prophet Musa and al Khidr. The lessons we learn from this story is very much relevant in contemporary times: Continue reading

September 26, 2019 Posted by | Living Islam, Surah al Kahf | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Following Beautiful Commands Makes Life Beautiful!

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The beauty of Qur’anic teachings can easily be understood from just three phrases: Continue reading

June 19, 2019 Posted by | Living Islam, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Eid Mubaarak to You :)

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Wishing You a Happy Eid.

June 4, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Qur’an is never meant to cause distress of any kind!

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Qur’an is the Book of Allah. It is the Maker’s Instruction Manual.

He sent this beautiful Book for man’s guidance on earth. As a source of Mercy, as a source of  Light, as a Source of Blessings.

It is meant for human welfare. And never meant, in the least, to put people in distress! Continue reading

May 26, 2019 Posted by | Al Qur'an - What it is?, Living Islam, Reflections | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Do you take Your Selfie with the Qur’an?

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We are living in a world where people are crazy about taking selfies and posting in social media.   I am not talking about taking that type of selfie with the Qur’an!

This selfie is of a higher level. It is inspired by Allah, our Creator. The One who designed our faces and shaped our bodies. The One who revealed the noble Qur’an for we, the humanity. Continue reading

May 25, 2019 Posted by | Living Islam, Qur'an and Muslims | 3 Comments

Welcome to the Golden Moments!

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As per authentic hadeeths, Laylatul Qadr falls in one of the odd nights of the last 10 days of Ramadhaan. 

        So please be reminded that: Continue reading

May 24, 2019 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Fasting and Feminine Issues

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Presenting here some genuine questions and concerns from adult females regarding Menstruation and Fasting. Answers are provided by Sr. Asma bint Shameem. (I do not have the source to give credit as I received this through social media) 

1. What happens if I get my period during the day while fasting? 

If you get your menses ANY time during the day, your fast gets invalidated.That’s because we’re supposed to fast from DAWN to MAGHRIB for the ENTIRE day.
We cannot fast ‘PART’ of the day.
And once the menses starts, the fast is automatically invalidated.🔺Imaan an-Nawawi said:
“The ummah is unanimously agreed that it is haraam for women who are menstruating or bleeding following childbirth to fast and that their fast is not valid…” [al-Majmoo’ (2/386)]

2. But I heard that if you get your period AFTER 12 pm or midday, then your fast is valid. Is that correct?

No that’s not correct.There’s NO PROOF from the Sharee’ah to claim something like that.Even if you get your period A FEW MINUTES BEFORE MAGHRIB, the fast is invalidated.🔺Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen said:
“If a woman menstruates when she is fasting, her fast is invalidated even if that is a moment just before sunset, and she has to make up that day if it was an obligatory fast.”
[al-Dima’ al-Tabee’iyyah li’l-Nisa’ (p.28)]

3. What if my period finishes around fajr time?

If your period finishes at night at ANY time up until BEFORE Fajr, you have to fast that day, even if you become pure a FEW minutes before Fajr.🔺Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen said:
“If the menstruating woman becomes pure before dawn, even if it is one minute before, but she is CERTAIN that she is PURE, and that is during Ramadhaan, then she MUST FAST, and her fast on that day will be valid and she does not have to make it up…”
(Fataawa Ramadaan, p. 345)

4. What if my period finishes right AFTER SUNRISE. Can I fast that day?

In this situation, the fast is NOT valid because for a fast to be valid, it has to last from DAWN to SUNSET.
And once Fajr sets in, if you were not free of menses by then, then it’s too late and you cannot fast.But once you’re completely done with your period, hasten to make ghusl because even though the FAST is not valid, the PRAYERS are still obligated.So you should take a bath whenever you’re pure and then offer the prayers that are left for the remainder of the day.🔺Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen said:“If dawn comes when the woman is menstruating, it is not valid for her to fast that day even if she becomes pure even a moment after dawn.”

5. Can I DELAY my ghusl till after Fajr?

Yes if your menses ends before Fajr, but there’s not enough time for you to take ghusl before Fajr, you can make the intention to fast and then take the purification bath later, after Fajr adhaan.But be sure to hurry up and not delay your ghusl too long because you don’t want to miss the Fajr prayer.Similarly, you can delay your purification bath after having intimacy with your husband until after fajr if there’s no time to take the ghusl earlier.But you should have your INTENTION to fast BEFORE Fajr.🔺Shaikh Ibn Uthaymeen said:
“If she becomes pure just before dawn and fasts, her fast is valid even if she does not do ghusl until after dawn. This is like the one who is junub – if he intends to fast when he is junub and does not do ghusl until after dawn breaks, his fast is valid, because of the hadeeth of ‘Aa’ishah radhi Allaahu anhaa who said: The Prophet Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam used to wake up junub as the result of intercourse, not a wet dream, and he would fast in Ramadhaan.” (al-Bukhaari, Muslim)”

6. Do I have to wait for 7 days before making ghusl, although my period ended in 5 days?

No you’re supposed to make ghusl as soon as you’re sure that your period has ended.
It is sinful if we delay the ghusl for no reason.Some women have their period for 3, or 5 days, some 7, some 9 or 10 or even more.Each woman is different and each has to judge for herself when her period ends.
Then she should make ghusl as soon as she is pure.

7.  I took my purification bath and started fasting. Then after few days, I saw some brown discharge. Should I stop fasting?

No you shouldn’t stop fasting.
That’s because any spotting/discharge that happens AFTER the period is completely over, is to be ignored and counted as Istihaadhah or irregular bleeding.🔺Umm ‘Atiyyah radhi Allaahu anhaa said:“We did not bother about any yellow or brownish discharge after a woman’s period was over.” (Abu Dawood – saheeh by al-Albaani)

Your fast is valid in this situation. All you have to do is to make fresh wudhu for every fardh prayer.And Allaah knows best.

May 19, 2019 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Ramadhan | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Qur’an is Bayaan and Tibyaan as well!

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Qur’an calls itself Bayaan. Qur’an calls itself Tibyaan.

What is their meaning and what is the difference?

Read on to find an amazing elucidation by the world renowned Arabic scholar, Dr. V. Abdur Rahim. Continue reading

May 17, 2019 Posted by | Al Qur'an - What it is?, Muqeet's (assorted), Qur'an and Man's Relationship with his Lord | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

InShaaAllah, will take care…

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I seek forgiveness from Allah, and an apology from my dear readers for not taking care of this blog…..inShaaAllah, i will do my best to keep the blog going as it was before. May Allah forgive our mistakes. May Allah not take us to task for our negligence of duty.

I thank my readers for visiting this blog and keep it going despite my slackness. Jazakumullaahu Khayra.


May 17, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

In view of Ramadhaan…

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As Ramadhaan is round the corner, I am making This updated Page as the Home Page, alhamdulillaah.

Baarakallaahu Feekum.

April 29, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“Glory be to the One who gives even when He takes”

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Sharing some beautiful words of wisdom from Ustadha Yasmin Mogahed. Continue reading

April 9, 2019 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Surah al Kahf and a Treasure for Life!

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March 14, 2019 Posted by | Surah al Kahf | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Parable of the Spider’s Web

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Qur’anic parables are rich in meaning and connotation. They are a means of providing insightful guidance to man. This article speaks of one such parable, and the author throws light from scientific perspective to help readers unravel the mysteries hidden in Qur’anic parables. Please read on… Continue reading

March 2, 2019 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tolerance in Islam

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Tolerance is an important aspect of Islam. Here are three important booklets on this topic.  Continue reading

January 27, 2019 Posted by | E-books | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Meaning of AN-NOOR: One of Allah’s Beautiful Names

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What is the meaning of Allah’s Name, ‘An-Noor’?

‘What is meant by ‘Allah is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth’?

An insightful exposition by Dr. Saleh al Saleh. Continue reading

December 6, 2018 Posted by | Asmaa ul Husna: Attributive Names, E-books | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Optimizing the Learning Outcomes in Qur’an Class

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Integrating Technology in the field of teaching Islam as a subject is vital in contemporary times.

Here are 3 presentations to show how we can utilize expertise and resources to the best of one’s abilities in the field of teaching-learning Islam as a global way of life and civilization.

In three sessions, the learned author explains how effectively one can plan and execute Qur’an teaching-learning in the classroom. Continue reading

October 26, 2018 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Qur'an and Muslims, Understanding the Qur'an | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Effective Tafseer Strategies

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An effective way to teach Tafseer to young and adult. MaShaaAllah.

Please proceed to download the file, InshaaAllah.  Continue reading

October 26, 2018 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Tafaseer (Commentaries), Understanding the Qur'an | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Travels and Travails of Dhul-Qarnain

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Every Friday, many Muslims around the world read this Surah.

It would be great if we take time to reflect over and connect the Qur’anic stories to our real life situations.

This article is an amazing read on one of the finest Qur’anic stories that is an inspiration of all times. Please do take time to read this….inShaaAllah. Continue reading

September 28, 2018 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Qur'anic Stories, Real Life Experience, Surah al Kahf | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Library Update: Thematic Commentary on the Qur’an

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Alhamdulillaah, this Thematic Commentary is of much help to all those students of the Qur’an who want to go further deeper into the insights of the Qur’anic gems.

In addition, the thematic Introduction of the Surahs, linked here, carries an oceanic wealth of information on all the 114 Qur’anic chapters, alhamdulillaah.  Continue reading

September 14, 2018 Posted by | E-books | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Presentations on Muharram

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Two useful presentations on the sacred month, Muharram, are shared here. One in English and the other in Urdu language.

May Allah reward those who made these presentations, and guide us all on the Straight Path. Baarakallaahu Feekum. Continue reading

September 12, 2018 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Links and Presentations on the ISLAMIC NEW YEAR

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Two presentations on the occasion of the Islamic New Year, nicely done and shared by Tr. Saima Naz, are posted here for the benefit of one and all. In addition, you will find many related, useful resources, InShaaAllah.  Continue reading

September 9, 2018 Posted by | Hijrah and the Islamic Year | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Ruqyah: Spiritual Healing

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Ruqyah is the Islamic Spiritual Healing encouraged to perform during specific occasions. One can perform it by oneself and for others too.  Continue reading

September 7, 2018 Posted by | Du'aas - Prophetic, E-books | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment