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Types of Salah and their Validity

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

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) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Friday Sermon on Prophet Muhammad

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

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

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

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

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

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?

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

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

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

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

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

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) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

None has any right to misguide!

While attending a contact class during my B.Ed. degree course, I remember one Professor saying, “A teacher has the right to teach. He has the right not to teach. But never has he any right to misguide.”

He was very true. And he was not of Muslim faith! May Allah have mercy on him.

You must be wondering why am I saying this here, and now?  Continue reading

May 4, 2016 Posted by | Isra and Me'raj, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

An Open Letter To my dear Jumu’ah Muslim

My dear Muslim brother. Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu.

Hope you receive this letter in good health.

I am sure you had been to a Masjid today to perform the Friday Prayer.

Well brother….If you think going to Masjid on other days is less important, then try going to your office or job once in a week.  Continue reading

April 22, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Allaah – A Name That Heals

This is an edited version of a very complex and insightful article by Prof. U Muhammad Iqbal published in Radiance. I have taken the liberty to edit simplifying the discussion to the basic idea given in the title: Allah, A Name that Heals. Very interesting and inspiring indeed. Continue reading

April 13, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Who is bothered when boys attain puberty?

When a female child in a Muslim family gets her first menses, the whole family gets to know about it!  Boys in the family start giggling that something has happened to their sister or cousin. Some shameless Muslim families even ‘celebrate’ the occasion! ‘Our daughter has attained puberty’!!

In case of boys, neither the boy knows the Islamic indication and implication of attaining puberty nor his parents bother to teach him the etiquette of puberty and the responsibilities it brings alongside.  Continue reading

April 2, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Teenage Issues | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Islamic Education Series

Dear readers, Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu.

The series of Twelve Text Books authored by Maulvi Abdul Aziz are very popular especially in the GCC countries as well as in India and Pakistan. They are prescribed as curriculum text books for teaching-learning of Islamic Studies as a subject. 

As the new academic year is round the corner for many schools in Asia particularly, thought of uploading these beautiful books for download. I hope some parents, teachers and students would find these books to their advantage, InshaaAllah. Continue reading

March 30, 2016 Posted by | E-books, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Some Facts About Sleep

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu.

Sharing this interesting post as a prelude to my next write-up, inshaaAllah…

About sleep, Allah Subhanahu wa ta’aala mentioned in the Holy Qur’an that “Among His signs is sleep” (30:23) and “and made your sleep for rest” (78:9) Continue reading

March 26, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Be a Citron!

Attitudes towards the glorious Qur’an and categories of people.

An amazing hadeeth, MaashaaAllah!  Continue reading

March 17, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Qur'an and Muslims | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Found a Bad Friend. Let him get lost!

While writing about the Numbers in the Qur’an, I noticed that I missed one type that should have actually gone into the post, ‘Categories of Friends in the Qur’an’.

This lost ‘friend’ is actually a bad companion. And without knowing about him or her in the first place, you cannot brush him/her aside by saying ‘Get Lost’!

So let us first know who this 12th category of friend is, and then let us make every possible effort to distance ourselves from him or her, InshaaAllah. Continue reading

March 8, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Numbers in the Qur’an, Part 2

In first part we tried to learn the cardinal numbers in the Qur’an. Here are the ordinal numbers and a few fractions that are found mentioned in the Qur’an.  Continue reading

March 6, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Numbers in the Qur'an | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

3 Attitudes that Distinguish man from a donkey!

In different languages and educational systems, there are common approaches to drive home a point and make one understand the significance of something. One such approach is the usage of idioms and proverbs.

Allah, Who created man and gave him cognizance and the power of speech, uses superior similes and examples to put sense in his mind so that he reflects, applies his mind and develops some reasonable attitudes in life. Continue reading

February 26, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Numbers in the Qur’an

PS: At the end, Pdf of this compilation is given for download, InshaaAllah.

Taking these two sayings of our glorious Prophet sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam, as a motivation, I thought of compiling the numbers used in the Qur’an so that when we learn and say them, we can expect a reward from Allah, InshaaAllah.

1. “Whoever recites a letter from the Book of Allah, he will be credited with a good deed, and a good deed gets a ten-fold reward. I do not say that ألم Alif-Lam-Meem is one letter, but Alif is a letter, Lam is a letter and Meem is a letter.” At-Tirmidhi, Riyaadhus Saliheen

2. “(The value of) an action depends on the intention behind it. A man will be rewarded only for what he intended.” Sahih Muslim … Continue reading

February 22, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Numbers in the Qur'an | , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Categories of Friends in the Qur’an

PS: Please Read this ADDITION

There are Eleven Twelve Categories of Friends mentioned in the Qur’an.

Let’s know them first before making friendship with them, InshaaAllah.  Continue reading

February 9, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

One Year Course

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu.

An opportunity is being provided to the interested takers to take up this One Year Self-study Course, InshaaAllah.

Though I basically designed this as Professional Development Course for teachers in view of 2016 as Year of Reading, non-teachers can aptly call it as My Own Personality Development Course. Continue reading

January 19, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Personality Development | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 59 Comments